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The Most Exciting Meteor Shower of the Year Starts Now

Get those binoculars ready!<p>The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brightest and most active meteor showers of the year, began yesterday, July 17. That means the Earth has moved into a trail of debris left in the wake of the comet Swift-Tuttle. For more than a month you will be able to catch sight of …

The 10 Best Things to Do in New York City

Every year, New York City plays host to over 50 million visitors. And almost every one of them comes armed with a list of must-see sights and must-do …

Coney Island

Africa stems Ebola via border closings, luck

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries — and two of them appear to have snuffed out the disease.<p>The developments constitute a modest success in an …

Ebola outbreak 'running much faster' than response

The current Ebola outbreak is "running much faster" than the international response to it, the co-discoverer of the virus said Thursday.<p>"This is the first Ebola epidemic where entire nations are involved, where big cities are affected," Peter Piot, a microbiologist and a former undersecretary …

Whistleblower nurse describes 'chaos' at US Ebola hospital

Briana Aguirre claims she was given a hazmat suit with a large hole in it and waste from suspected Ebola patients was piled 'up to the ceiling' in corridors<p>The hospital at the centre of America’s Ebola outbreak admitted on Thursday that it had made mistakes and apologised, as a whistleblowing nurse …

Disease

Amid Ebola fears, cruise ship quarantines worker, airline contacts travelers

Concerns about even remote chances of Ebola exposure rippled Friday from a U.S. airline to a cruise ship off Belize, with Frontier contacting hundreds who flew with an infected nurse and Carnival quarantining a health worker only tangentially linked to an Ebola patient's care.<p>The airline's move …