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Electric Bacteria, DIY Telescopes, and Urban Physics: NOVA Next Week in Review

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This Week’s NOVA Next Feature Article

Mosquito-borne illness chikungunya has been lurking just outside the U.S. for months. Now it’s here. NOVA Next contributor Carrie Arnold updates her

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original July 23, 2014 report with new information about the appearance of chikungunya in the United States.

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On July 17, public health officials announced the first cases of chikungunya transmitted by mosquito in the U.S. Photo credit: James Gathany/CDC

In other news from NOVA and around the web:

Did you miss "Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Monsters" this week? Watch it streaming online until August 20.

Photo Credit: James Gathany/CDC