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Scientists launch ambitious plan to find viruses lurking in wildlife that could cause future pandemics

By Angelica LaVito Scientists want to identify viral threats lurking in the wild. Zoonoses like Ebola, SARS and Zika are viruses that originate in animals and can spread to humans. They can kill swaths of people and cost billions to contain and prevent from happening again. Most aren’t known until they spark deadly emergencies. Scientists only …

Elon Musk expects SpaceX to launch Mars spaceship in 2019

Entrepreneur Elon Musk said a rocket ship that his company is building for trips to Mars could make short flights by as early as next year. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is “making good progress on the ship and the booster,” Musk said at the South by Southwest event in Austin, Texas, where he …