A rare dinosaur skeleton sold for $6.2 million to an unnamed buyer. Editor’s note: mention of death.

Happening in the World: A 67 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton has sold for $6.2 million to an anonymous individual. The skeleton, which measures 11.6 m long and 3.9 m tall, was built from three different T. rexes from dinosaur sites in Montana and Wyoming. It is over 50% real bone, a relatively high percentage for skeletons, which often have casts and replacement parts. Dinosaur and museum experts have expressed worry over the acquisition of dinosaur skeletons by private buyers, citing the need to keep rare skeletons in the public sphere for education and scientific study. (BBC)

Happening in the US: The Supreme Court is expected to issue an order to in a Texas case seeking to roll back FDA approval of the abortion pill mifepristone. The effort to ban the drug come within a year of the reversal of Roe v. Wade. The original suit over mifepristone was filed in November, in which a federal drug ruled to revoke its FDA approval. Later, the ruling was modified to allow the limited use of the drug while the case continues. (AP)

Happening in NYC: A parking garage collapsed in Lower Manhattan yesterday afternoon, leading to one death and several injuries. Firefighters conducted searches while the building continued to collapse, and then used a robotic dog- Digidog- to survey the scene and send camera footage back to the fire department. Witnesses say that the building and nearby structures were shaking, even causing interior damage to an adjacent parking garage. (The Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: A conversation about how AI can be used to enhance education will take place online today from 2 to 3 pm. Students are welcome to join in to discuss the potential positives of AI tools, such as ChatGPT, in education. This conversation is part of a series of conversations this semester about themes surrounding the rise of AI.

T. rex via Wikimedia Commons