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Genomic surveillance elucidates Ebola virus origin and transmission during the 2014 outbreak

Source: http://www.sciencemag.org Another follow up to Ebola – The New Black Death on Tekrighter’s Science Blog See on Scoop.it – Cool Science

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Ebola

-The 2014 outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa has the world on high alert. Currently deemed an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO), the virus has racked up more than 1,060 deaths and sickened 1,975 … Continue reading

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Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network

Giant academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected even a few years ago. A Nature survey explores why. Source: http://www.nature.com A great article on how social networking is enhancing research collaboration! See on Scoop.it … Continue reading

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Mars One medical director outlines next round of selection

In this short interview, Dr. Norbert Kraft, the medical advisor of the Mars One Project, describes the next round of selection, which will take place over the next few months. LINK: Mission to Mars… Source: lifeonmars.me Here’s a follow-up to my … Continue reading

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NASA: Earth escaped a near-miss solar storm in 2012

Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to “knock modern civilization back to the 18th century,” NASA said. The extreme space weather that tore through Earth’s orbit on … Continue reading

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Big Data for Big Problems

In order to do science, a scientist must collect information about the phenomena he is studying. In the days before computers, information collection was laborious, and in many instances, a scientist was faced with the problem of too little information … Continue reading

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A (Very!) Brief History of Genetic Engineering

Genetic engineering has its origins in plant and animal breeding. Sometime in antiquity, someone observed that like produces like – on the average, if one breeds two strong, healthy brown cows, one gets more strong, healthy brown cows. Change one … Continue reading

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