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Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts: NIH Director

BETHESDA, Md. -- As the federal government frantically works to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and as it responds to a second diagnosis of the disease at home, one of the country's top health officials says a vaccine likely would have already been discovered were it not for budget …

Colouring by letters: the life of Dorothy Hodgkin

BBC Radio 4’s An Eye for Pattern: the Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin provides a vivid insight into the life of one of Britain’s greatest scientists<p>The kindly face of one of Britain’s most accomplished scientists gazes out from the photograph. But the hairstyle and the fact that the picture is black and …

Starwatch: The Andromeda Galaxy

The Square of Pegasus is not the most striking asterism in the sky. With corner stars of the second magnitude or fainter, and sides around 15° long, it can easily be overlooked. It is also so empty that one test of sky quality is to count the number of stars visible to the naked eye within it – if …

Why Orange Juice Tastes Disgusting After You Brush Your Teeth

Finally, an answer.<p>In a handy video, the American Chemical Society has explained why orange juice (and food in general) tastes like soap after you brush your teeth. The basic gist is that a detergent called sodium lauryl sulfate, found within your toothpaste, blocks the sweet receptors on your …

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‘Looking for Alice’: One Mother’s Touching Story of Raising a Daughter with Down Syndrome

Sian Davey had no idea what to expect when Alice was born. Told her infant daughter had Down syndrome and to treat her no different than any other …

The Many Lives of William Klein – A Documentary about World’s most Influential Photographer

Incredible and the most rewarding documentary on photography you will see in a long long time. Yes, this is the documentary on the wonderful artist …

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Colombian port city where body parts wash up following screams in the dark

Despite efforts to demobilise militias in Buenaventura, many ex-fighters still live by the gun in growing bands of torture gangs<p>So many different criminal groups have terrorised the slums of Colombia’s main Pacific port that residents rarely bother to learn the name of the latest clan in control. …

As times change, Cuban exiles in the U.S. learn it’s possible to go home again

The wrath of Cuban exiles was so fierce in the 1990s that Hugo Cancio needed police protection.<p>Death threats and firebombs were hurled at anyone who dared placate, rather than denounce, Fidel Castro's government. And that is what Miami hardliners believed the concert promoter was doing as he …

Migrants snared in multi-million dollar kidnap racket on U.S.-Mexico border

REYNOSA Mexico (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Central American migrants are being kidnapped, abused and extorted by Mexican gangs just yards from the United States in a growing racket that may be worth up to $250 million a year.<p>Arriving in ragtag border towns like Reynosa, Mexico’s migrant …

Typhoon Vongfong hits Japan

At least one person missing, dozens injured and flights grounded as typhoon makes landfall in Makurazaki<p>Typhoon Vongfong barreled into Japan on Monday morning, with at least one person missing and dozens injured while more than 300 flights were grounded, officials and local media said.<p>Winds of up …

Massachusetts Patient With Ebola Symptoms Put In Isolation

Reports indicate the patient came in with a headache and other Ebola-like symptoms, including muscle aches. Two people seem to have been transported from the clinics in ambulances. They were taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, according to a statement from Harvard Vanguard Clinics' Chief …

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Texas healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola

Dallas police stood guard Sunday at a two-story tan brick apartment building roped off with red police tape. No-trespassing signs marked the building and the one next door as off-limits, and a yellow biohazard barrel was in front until workers in hazmat suits hauled it away.<p>The Centers for Disease …

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