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Where Is Avian Flu Hiding?

Three strains of the virus are decimating poultry farms across the country, but how they’re being transmitted remains unclear

May 18, 2015 — Dina Fine Maron

The Richest Reef: Life in Layers

Editor's Note: "The Richest Reef" follows members of a scientific dive team as they attempt to pinpoint the center of the most biologically diverse marine ecosystem in the world...

April 22, 2015 — Steven Bedard

A Snippet o’ Subduction Zone Goodness for Ye

If I ever become ridiculously rich, I’m going to open up a geological theme park. Can you imagine the rides? Earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and more – all very exciting...

January 8, 2015 — Dana Hunter

Can Microbes Clean Up Our Oily Mess?

With an estimated 70 oil spills every day in the U.S. and tons of plastic littering our oceans, humans could use some help cleaning up. Scientific American editor David Biello explains how bacteria and other microbes are lending a hand...

December 11, 2013
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