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Solar System

With many Ebola survivors ailing, doctors evaluate situation

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials to find out how widespread the ailments are, and how to remedy them.<p>The World Health Organization calls it an emergency within an emergency. Many …

Disease
Agriculture

Mesmerizing Macro Photos of Cats' Eyes by Andrew Marttila

Philadelphia-based photographer and self-described “crazy cat man” Andrew Marttila specializes in capturing beautifully expressive portraits of adorable felines. His latest work includes a series of macro shots that zoom in on cats' eyes, showing every minute detail of the creature's colorful iris …

Cats

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

Photos: Stunning images of California’s 21 wildfires show nature’s terrible beauty in action

When California governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency this weekend (Aug. 1), he said that severe drought and recent extreme weather have turned the state into a “tinderbox.” There are 21 wildfires raging throughout California today (Aug. 3), with many of them sparked by lightning …

California

The Top 10 Drone Photos Ever Shared on 500px

Drone photography is picking up steam as the little recreational multi-rotor copters become more and more affordable and easier to use.<p>It’s safe to …

Drones

These images of the star-smeared sky aren't what you think (pictures)

San Francisco

Carly Fiorina: Hillary Clinton, please name an accomplishment

<b>(CNN) —</b> The next president of the United States must have a track record of accomplishments and challenging the status quo. Throughout this campaign, I have repeatedly asked Hillary Clinton to name an accomplishment. She has yet to name one. Note: Flying is an activity, not an accomplishment.<p>Where …

Government

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

MH370: Maldives debris bound for Malaysia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Debris found recently on the Maldives will be sent to Malaysia, where investigators will determine whether it comes from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 or some other aircraft, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai told reporters in Shah Alam on Wednesday.<p>Malaysia's interest in …

Airplanes

Japan restarts first nuclear reactor since Fukushima disaster

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japan has restarted its first nuclear reactor since the Fukushima disaster in March, 2011.<p>Kyushu Electric Power Company told CNN Tuesday that it had reactivated No. 1 reactor at its Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, on the southern island of Kyushu.<p>The plant's second …

Japan

Mayo Clinic Minute: A new drug to lower high cholesterol is approved, researc...

Mayo Clinic Minute: A new drug to lower high cholesterol is approved, researchers say exercise and diet can reduce knee pain from osteoarthritis and …

"People ask me this question quite often: 'Should I be taking certain vitamin...

Thursday Consumer Health Tips: Fight stress and find serenity through yoga. h...

Thursday Consumer Health Tips: Fight stress and find serenity through yoga. http://mayocl.in/1Dxie2D

Dog-bite injury study something to chew on

<b>Hey there, time traveller!</b><br>This article was published <b>4/8/2015</b> (979 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.<p>PHOENIX -- Prior studies …

Pets

Something to think About ~ Does Time Heal? "Granted, with time the memories f...

PSA23:04 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort …

Eye motion test shows promise for concussion detection

A precise way to diagnose concussions has been an elusive Holy Grail in medicine, despite a sharp increase in sports-related youth head injuries. But …

The Brain

Monday's Housecall: Take a closer look at artificial sweeteners and sugar sub...

Monday's Housecall: Take a closer look at artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes. http://mayocl.in/1IZfprV

Mayo Clinic Minute: The combination of NSAIDs and antidepressants is linked t...

Mayo Clinic Minute: The combination of NSAIDs and antidepressants is linked to an increased risk of bleeding in the brain, research shows …

Typhoon Soudelor May Hit Taiwan With Same Force as Hurricane Katrina

Typhoon Soudelor could land a direct hit on the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, with the same force as 2005's devastating Hurricane Katrina, forecasters warned Friday.<p>"It is barreling down on Taiwan and winds will strengthen to around 130 mph by the time it hits at some point this afternoon U.S. time," …

Natural Disasters

What's behind the buzz about coconut water?

Nutrition-wise blog<p>Coconut water, in case you haven't heard, is the new "it" beverage. Sales are skyrocketing. It's promoted as "super hydrating" and …

Winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The winners of the 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced. Winning first prize, Anuar Patjane Floriuk of Tehuacán, Mexico, will receive an eight-day photo expedition for two to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for a photograph of divers swimming near a …

Nature