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Agent Orange, exposed: How U.S. chemical warfare in Vietnam unleashed a slow-moving disaster.

Some 45 million liters of the poisoned spray was Agent Orange, which contains the toxic compound dioxin. It has unleashed in Vietnam a slow-onset disaster whose devastating economic, health and ecological impacts that are still being felt today.

In the end, the military campaign was called Operation Ranch Hand, but it originally went by a more appropriately hellish appellation: Operation Hades. As part of this Vietnam War effort, from 1961 to 1971, the United States sprayed over 73 million liters of chemical agents on the country to strip away the vegetation that provided cover for Vietcong troops in “enemy territory.”

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We could probably predict Zika outbreaks if humans weren’t so unpredictable.

Climate-based models do a pretty good job, but they can’t account for people.

Early last year, President Trump was just the punchline to jokes about the motley ensemble of Republican presidential candidates and the Zika virus was the national story of the moment. The mosquito-borne pathogen dominated headlines: “Senate Democrats Urge Obama to Form a Response Plan to Zika Virus,” “How Scared Should You Be About Zika?”

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Climate change impacts: American's health hurt by global warming, doctors say.

Climate change is already harming Americans’ health, a report released Wednesday by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, which represents more than half of the country’s doctors, found.

Climate change is already harming Americans’ health, a report released Wednesday by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, which represents more than half of the country’s doctors, found.

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Here is the worst anti-science BS of 2016.

Donald Trump wasn't the only politician who lied about science this year.

2016 was a year of remarkable scientific breakthroughs. A century after Albert Einstein proposed his general theory of relativity, researchers proved him right when, for the first time ever, they were able to observe gravitational waves produced by two black holes that collided 1.3 billion years ago. Astronomers discovered a potentially habitable planet just 4.3 light-years from Earth. And scientists even came up with a good reason to put a bunch of adorable dogs in an MRI machine.

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The 12 key science moments of 2016.

Our panel of leading scientists pick the most significant discoveries and developments of the year – from the Zika virus to the planet Proxima B – and a surprising secret of marriage.

The 12 key science moments of 2016

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Zika is no longer global emergency, W.H.O. says.

The World Health Organization declared an end to its global health emergency over the spread of the Zika virus on Friday, prompting dismay from some public health experts still wrestling with the epidemic.

Zika Is No Longer Global Emergency, W.H.O. Says

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CDC tells men at risk of Zika to put off procreation for 6 months.

Men who may have been exposed to the Zika virus should wait at least six months before trying to conceive a child with a partner, regardless of whether they ever had any symptoms, federal health officials are recommending.

CDC Tells Men At Risk Of Zika To Put Off Procreation For 6 Months

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