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Map of chikungunya outbreaks and mosquito ranges

GETTING AROUND  The chikungunya virus spreads via mosquitoes in tropical regions. Now it has found a way to hijack a second mosquito, posing a threat to people in Europe, North America and China. (See below for a detailed version of the map.)

dark chocolate

A study suggesting that dark chocolate could aid weight loss turned out to be a contrived attempt to bait the media into covering a poorly done nutrition study. 

Nicole Stott

NASA astronaut Nicole Stott hovers near the Mice Drawer System aboard the International Space Station. Mice housed in the space cage developed thin skin after 91 days of weightlessness.

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