Aleese Barber

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What you need to know about the mounting bird flu toll in China

Chinese official media said today that four more people have been infected with a rare, possibly mutated, form of bird flu, bringing the total number of cases in China to seven. The cases raise alarm over whether an outbreak could be brewing in the country, which is especially vulnerable to …

DJs' April Fools' prank leads to small-scale panic

Two morning show radio hosts received indefinite suspension by talking about fancy words for water.<p>BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — A pair of longtime disc jockeys have gotten in hot water for their annual April Fools' Day joke.<p>The problem: They joked about water quality, saying "dihydrogen monoxide" was …

Obama Launching Massive Initiative To Map The Human Brain

A coalition of scientists, with government funding starting at $100 million in 2014, will map brain circuitry in action.<p>We've been expecting this announcement since February, and today it looks like it's happening: President Obama has announced an ambitious plan to map the circuitry of the human …

New strategy aims to eradicate polio by 2018

<i>By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press</i><p>A new global plan aims to end most cases of polio by late next year, and essentially eradicate the paralyzing disease by 2018 — if authorities can raise the $5.5 billion needed to do the work, health officials said Tuesday.<p>Part of the challenge will be …

Over Time, Nuclear Power Would Kill Fewer People Than Petroleum

James Hansen, climate change researcher and activist, is retiring from NASA, but not without making some new waves.<p>Using nuclear power for energy instead of coal has prevented almost 2 million pollution-related deaths around the world, and could save millions more lives in the future, according to …

Japan's Great Economic Experiment Starts In Just A Few Hours — Here's What You Need To Know

Wednesday night, the Bank of Japan will conclude its first monetary policy meeting with new BoJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda at the helm.<p>So far, Japan's great "Abenomics" experiment - which seeks to employ bold policy tools to overcome more than a decade of deflation - has been mostly talk.<p>Now, the …

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