How Much Does A Single Measles Outbreak Cost Us All?

The primary reason to prevent the return of measles is that the virus can kill people, particularly those too young to have fully developed immune systems. When a virus produces no deaths, it is often treated as minor. However, a study of a single outbreak reveals the price paid by…

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Brazil’s Oldest Mammal Named In Honor Of David Bowie’s Glamorous Alter Ego

Meet the Brasilestes stardusti – Brazil’s oldest known mammal. Researchers have named the mysterious (and now extinct) beast after Bowie’s space-hopping alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust, and describe their new find in a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Royal Society Open Science.  Not much is known about the Brasilestes. All we have left of the…

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