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How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …

Space Exploration

This Spooky-Looking Kentucky Mansion Sold for $1

We have a hunch it's already occupied.<p>'Tis the season for haunted houses, and this one — which recently sold for the whopping sum of $1 — is downright spine-tingling.<p>Known as the Ouerbacker-Clement House, this Romanesque-style mansion was built for a prominent coffee merchant named Samuel …

Real Estate

Stock futures dip amid Ebola diagnosis in NYC

The stock market closed out its best week of the year on Friday, as good news on the economy and corporate earnings overshadowed worries about the latest confirmed case of Ebola.<p>The Standard & Poor's 500 index finished up 13.76 points, 0.7%, to 1964.58, capping off a strong week that saw the …

Christie and Cuomo Announce Mandatory Ebola Quarantine

Healthcare workers returning to New York or New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa will be placed under a mandatory quarantine, …

Disease

President Obama hugs Ebola-free nurse

Before Nina Pham headed back home to Dallas, Texas, she made one exciting final stop.<p>The 26 year old nurse, who is now Ebola free, met with President Obama in the Oval Office this afternoon, where the president gave Pham a big hug.<p>He wasn't the only one to hug Pham Friday.<p>On Friday, Dr. Anthony …

Ebola cremation ruling prompts secret burials in Liberia

Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centres are empty because of the government’s order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in the capital be cremated.<p>Cremation violates values and cultural practices in the western African country. The order has so …

Downloading Music Is Quickly Going Out Of Fashion

First records died, then cassette tapes, then CDs and now, downloads. That's right, we're all but officially in the age of streaming services.<p>Apple might operate the largest online music store in the world, but the Apple Store's iTunes digital music sales have fallen about 13 percent this year, a …

Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, Now 'Ebola Free,' Discharged By NIH

<b>Updated at 12:10 p.m. ET</b><p>Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who became the first person to contract Ebola on U.S. soil, is now free of the virus and has been discharged from a special facility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.<p>Speaking at a news conference, Pham said in a statement that she …

Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola at New York City Hospital

A health care worker who was rushed to New York City’s Bellevue Hospital Thursday has reportedly tested positive for Ebola.<p>Craig Spencer had recently …

Disease

Trial Ebola Vaccine Set for January Rollout in West Africa, WHO Says

An experimental Ebola vaccine could be in use in West Africa in the form of trials as early as January, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. “It will be deployed in the form of trials," said Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, the WHO's assistant director general for health systems and innovation. In …

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses …

CDC Plans To Route Future U.S. Ebola Patients To Specially Trained Hospitals

In the event that another person in the United States tests positive for Ebola, they could be re-routed to one of a handful of hospitals that are specifically equipped and trained to deal with deadly viruses like Ebola, confirmed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden …

Ebola patient discharged from Emory Hospital

Emory University Hospital has discharged a third Ebola patient, who has not been named.<p>The patient, who wishes to remain anonymous, was flown to Emory Sept. 9 after contracting Ebola in West Africa. Emory released the patient Sunday, after blood tests showed he is free of the virus.<p>The man is …

Battle Over Ebola Travel Ban: Health Officials Call It a Big Mistake

There are reasons the U.S. hasn't enacted a travel ban on countries where Ebola has broken out: It wouldn't work and could actually make things worse, health officials say.<p>Still, that's done little to quell the calls for a ban.<p>On Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry became the latest politician to call …

U.N. Ebola Chief: World 'Was Not Prepared' for This Outbreak

The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response said Sunday that the global community could not anticipate the spread of the disease. In an interview on NBC’s "Meet the Press," Anthony Banbury told Chuck Todd that the circumstances surrounding the outbreak were …

Q&A: What It’s Like to Cover Ebola

After returning from West Africa, photojournalist Neil Brandvold is isolating himself as a precaution.<p>Photojournalist Neil Brandvold recently shot video of patients and caregivers in Liberia and Sierra Leone, at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,400 people in recent …

Castro offers to co-operate with US on Ebola

Fidel Castro, the 88-year-old former Cuban leader, has said his country is ready to work with the US in the battle against Ebola, saying that such co-operation would be in the interest of "the peace of the world".<p>Cuba has already sent 165 doctors and nurses to help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone and …

CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team

ATLANTA (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top …

Ebola crisis: Labor urges Coalition to send Australian medical teams to Africa

Labor has stepped up its calls for the Australian government to send specialists to west Africa to prevent the spread of Ebola, arguing appropriate evacuation arrangements could be put in place.<p>Tony Abbott has said it would be irresponsible “to order our personnel into harm’s way without all …

With Ebola cases, CDC zeros in on lapses in protocol, protective gear

Federal health authorities Wednesday appeared to be focusing on apparent lapses in the way a Dallas hospital responded to a Liberian man suffering from symptoms of an Ebola infection, which now has spread to a second healthcare worker at the hospital.<p>Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for …

Ebola Outbreak in United States Sees Another Diagnosis, Another Big Snafu

A newly diagnosed nurse flew on a commercial airliner on Monday.<p>DALLAS—The Ebola crisis in the United States escalated Wednesday, as a second nurse here was diagnosed with the disease, concerns rose over whether more health care workers at a Dallas hospital might be infected, and President Obama …

Nurses' union slams Texas hospital for lack of Ebola protocol

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Texas hospital where two health care workers contracted Ebola while caring for a patient had guidelines that were "constantly changing" and didn't have protocols on how to deal with the deadly virus," a nurses' union claims.<p>"The protocols that should have been in place in Dallas were …

Why Ebola Is Such A Uniquely Terrible Virus

In its struggle to beat back the virus, your immune system's reaction ravages the rest of your body, leaving your blood vessels weak and leaky.<p>Soon, blood and plasma start pushing through, sometimes coming out of your pores and every orifice.<p>But long before the body begins to fail — around the time …

Ebola in Sierra Leone: ‘we feel like a pariah nation’

On Monday, AdvocAid, an NGO that works with women and children in detention in Sierra Leone, was called on to help a woman threatened with prison for her behaviour outside a Freetown hospital.<p>The woman, angry at being told to wash her hands for the 11th time that day, had refused to use one of the …

New York City Prepares For Ebola

In response, officials have stepped up screening procedures at certain international airports, beginning with New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.<p>As of Oct. 6, New York City had already investigated 88 suspected or potential Ebola cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Second US Ebola diagnosis deeply concerning, health officials admit

Federal health officials in the US admitted on Sunday they were deeply concerned by a “breach in protocol” after it was revealed that a healthcare worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas had become the second person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US.<p>Four days after Duncan died in an …