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Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath for studies of the protein-manufacturing ribosome, with implications for antibiotic development...

October 7, 2009

Preparing for a Pandemic

One day a highly contagious and lethal strain of influenza will sweep across all humanity, claiming millions of lives. It may arrive in months or not for years--but the next pandemic is inevitable...

October 24, 2005 — W. Wayt Gibbs and Christine Soares

Keeping the Mad Cows at Bay

Veterinarian Linda A. Detwiler helps to ensure that a fatal brain disease that can afflict humans doesn't appear in U.S. cattle. It can be a thankless task

June 17, 2002 — Philip Yam

On the Web: Yellow Fever in Africa

Scientific American reports from the Democratic Republic of the Congo on health care workers' inability to deliver the yellow fever vaccine where it is most needed. Go to

Model Citizens

How digital drug dealers and virtual users are providing clues to help stop the U.S. opioid epidemic

— Sara Reardon
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World