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How Mutant Viral Swarms Spread Disease

Viruses exist as “mutant clouds” of closely related individuals, an insight that is helping researchers predict where disease is likely to spread

September 14, 2015 — Carrie Arnold and Quanta Magazine

How Dinosaurs Shrank and Became Birds

Modern birds appeared to emerge in a snap of evolutionary time. But new research illuminates the long series of evolutionary changes that made the transformation possible

June 12, 2015 — Emily Singer and Quanta Magazine

Dark Energy Tested on a Tabletop

Is dark energy a cosmic chameleon that can fade into its surroundings? A recent test brings the mysterious antigravitational force down-to-earth

May 13, 2015 — Maggie McKee and Quanta Magazine
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine