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A Guide for Fliers Worried About Ebola Outbreak | Inc.com

As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are doing and how safe it is to fly.<p><b>Q: Why are airlines concerned?</b><p>A: Airlines quickly …

Disease

Electronic Cigarette Executives Get Schooled in Senate Hearing

In a hearing Wednesday afternoon that harkened back to the famous congressional Big Tobacco hearings two decades ago, Senators on the Commerce, …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Sultan of scalp: one doctor peels back the skin to find a better cure for baldness

Dr. Carlos Wesley cues up some Carole King on his laptop and positions a head squarely in front of him. It’s been thawing for 24 hours, ever since arriving by UPS from a cadaver lab in Arizona that sells bodies donated to science. It’s now tender and looks frostbitten, with hair buzzed to a gray …

Top Georgia Officials Are Going After Black Leaders Who Organized Voters

Political activists in Quitman, Georgia are paying a price for the Southern white establishment's paranoid fantasies.<p><i>Nancy Dennard, president of the Brooks County Board of Education, faces 11 felony counts of voter fraud. All photos by Paul E. Leavy</i><p>On the morning of December 21, 2010, Lula Smart …

Can the world’s most promising electric-car battery be saved?

HALIFAX, Canada—Over the last half-dozen years, a swarm of companies from around the world including General Motors has snapped up licenses for a lithium-ion electrode that promised to deliver the next big step in making electric cars competitive with conventional vehicles. The companies and …

Electric Vehicles

Cheap at sea, pricey on the plate: The voodoo of lobster economics

Small lobsters are thrown back during an early morning fish off the coast of Nova Scotia. (Scott Munn for The Globe and Mail)<p>To the best of my recollection, Larry the Lobster showed up in one of Lloyd Robicheau’s traps some time between dawn and 8 a.m. on a Tuesday. My memory of the event is …