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The Surge of Zika Virus

The Surge of Zika Virus
Health

The mosquito-borne disease is spreading across the globe and has been linked to alarming birth defects and an autoimmune disease that can cause paralysis. Scientific American has been tracking the dengue-like illness since fall 2015

January 26, 2016

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Videos

Space Junk Litters the Solar System
Space
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Space Junk Litters the Solar System

The remains of human space exploration are strewn across the solar system, from dozens of dead spacecraft abandoned on the moon to the comet lander Philae, declared out of contact last week.

19 hours ago

Podcasts

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Super Bowl Sunday's Food Needs Work

60-Second Science - February 6, 2016 - By Karen Hopkin01:49

Bear Gut Microbes Help Prep Hibernation

60-Second Science - February 4, 2016 - By Karen Hopkin01:52

Seed-Scattering Birds May Help Trees Cope with Climate Change

60-Second Science - February 3, 2016 - By Christopher Intagliata02:25

Plastic Pollution Perturbs Oyster Offspring

60-Second Science - February 2, 2016 - By Christopher Intagliata01:38

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