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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

Panda Bei Bei Takes His First Stroll

The National Zoo released video of its newest panda, five-month-old Bei Bei, taking his first steps outside. Last month video of Bei Bei's father, Tian Tian, frolicking in the snow went viral.

3 hours ago

Podcasts

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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

Antioxidant Use Still Small Mixed Bag

60-Second Science - February 1, 2016 - By Steve Mirsky01:57

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