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Missouri has first known case of Zika virus

The virus typically causes mild symptoms, but the risk is far greater for pregnant women because of a possible link to a birth defect and neurological problems. Much remains unknown about Zika, including whether the virus actually causes microcephaly. Aylward said that recently published studies in the Lancet on microcephaly and by the US Centers for Disease Control on Guillain-Barre strengthened the case that the mosquito-borne Zika virus is responsible.

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New Study Strengthens Link Between Zika Virus And Microcephaly In Babies

Dr. Karin Nielsen of the University of California, Los Angeles says the study suggests Zika can act on multiple fronts. In the course of the work, the researchers established which of those cell types was vulnerable to the Zika virus .

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Scott Kelly Conducts Final Conference in Space

Kelly, who has spent a total of 520 days in space now, spoke n his last interview from the space station of the things he looks forward to back on earth - such as fresh food, and sitting at a table without worrying about his food floating away.

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'No, I Wasn't Being Held Hostage': Christie Responds to Trump Endorsement Critics

Christie noted that despite jokes from online commenters, he wasn't forced into giving any coerced statements on Trump's behalf. I'm not gonna be down there, I'm not gonna be gazing at him with longing eyes like I'm in love with the guy standing behind him on the stage anymore.

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Even after a year in orbit, Scott Kelly is still grounded

NASA's goal is to send a manned mission to Mars by 2035 - a vast roundtrip journey that could take 2½-years. Though this is obviously a quirky (and temporary) side effect of spending so much time in space, Kelly will nearly certainly enjoy his brief time looking down on his brother.

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Amazon pledges to bring device encryption back to Fire OS this spring

Customers might have had something to say about the loss of encryption capabilities even without the highly public spat between Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the San Bernardino iPhone case. The story behind the story: In Fire OS 4 and earlier, you could encrypt your Fire tablet and set it to require you to enter a PIN in order to unlock your device.