DNA sequencing reveals that the virus responsible for the recent outbreak in the Americas originated in Brazil in 2014 and circulated undetected for months before the first cases were reported.
By now, you have no doubt heard that three biologists are putting into serious question the reappearance of the ivory-billed woodpecker in the southern US. See the Girl Scientist?s blog for some interesting commentary and a lengthy interview with Tim Gallagher, one of the authors of the original Science report on the find. The New York Times covered the skeptical scientists yesterday (July 21). But one thing yesterday?s story neglected to mention was the Times? own awestruck editorial, on Apr
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