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Scientists test new Ebola vaccine under tough conditions

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Months after the end of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, scientists are creating a vaccine in the hopes of preventing another. An…read more

What can we learn from Cuba’s organic farms?

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After the fall of the Soviet Union, the government offered state-owned farms to anyone prepared to grow food to help feed the suffering population. Without pesticides, fertilizer or fuel for tractors, Cubans turned to organic farming. Continue reading

Why aspartame might not be so bad after all – Class Activity

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By Gabby Shacknai Since the FDA approved it in 1981, the artificial sweetener Aspartame, which is commonly used as a supplement to sugar in low-calorie foods…read more

How prediction can help prevent the next Ebola crisis

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The worst of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has passed, but cases of the deadly disease still persist, making it urgently important for scientists to predict where the disease may next flare up. Continue reading

Which animal started the Ebola outbreak?

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Scientists have located Ebola antibodies in several types of fruit bat, making it a chief suspect, but there has not been conclusive evidence. Continue reading

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