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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.


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