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Fast-tracked Ebola vaccine is now being tested in West Africa

In the immediate aftermath of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, several drug companies quickly ramped up work on developing a vaccine for the deadly virus. Now, one of those vaccines is undergoing trials in Mali and, if testing goes as planned, it will be deployed in the hardest-hit West African …

Ebola is scary; this virus that has paralyzed and killed children is scarier

As Americans watch the Ebola story unfold in across the globe, many are unaware of a threat far closer to home — and more contagious.<p>Enterovirus D68, …

Thousands of spiders 'bleed out of the walls' and force family from home

Pest control companies prove unable to eradicate infestation of thousands of spiders in walls of St Louis-area home<p>A family was driven from their suburban St Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.<p>Brian and Susan Trost bought the $450,000 …

No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

<b>Update on Oct. 8: The Ebola patient in Dallas, the first diagnosed with the virus in the U.S., has died.</b><p>Holy moly! There's a case of Ebola in the U.S.!<p>That first reaction was understandable. There's no question the disease is scary. The World Health Organization now estimates that the virus has …

Celebrity Nude Photo Hacking: Should You Be Worried?

Reports made over the weekend that intimate photos of celebrities were hacked serve as a vivid reminder about Internet security and the question of whether the vast majority of Internet users are also vulnerable to such an attack.<p>"Are you any less secure than you were a month ago? The answer is …

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ISIS video shows beheading of Steven Sotloff

A video that shows the beheading of American Steven Sotloff was delivered as a "second message to America" to halt airstrikes in Iraq, following through on a threat to kill the journalist.<p>In the video posted Tuesday online, Sotloff says -- in a message surely scripted by his captors -- that he is …

Google's Self-Driving Cars Won't Work In Heavy Rain Or On Most Roads

It seems that Google may be facing a bumpier ride with self-driving cars than initially expected.<p>An MIT Technology Review report released last week said that the cars rely so much on maps and detailed data that they can't drive themselves around 99% of the USA. It's not a promising outlook for …

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Iraq crisis: Troops swell in Baghdad amid ISIS threat, humanitarian nightmare

A crisis so dire that families are fleeing to Syria. A militant threat so strong that U.S. forces are striking from the sky. And political strife so tense that it could derail hopes for government stability.<p>As Iraq's political and humanitarian crises escalate at the same time, foreign countries are …

Who Are the Yazidi, and Why Is Targeting Them?

Most of the 40,000 refugees stranded this week atop Mount Sinjar near Mosul, Iraq, are women and children who are Christians and members of a small religious sect called the Yazidi. Who are the Yazidi, why have Iraq's militant rebels threatened them with execution if they don't convert to Islam, …

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Obama authorizes air strikes in Iraq, says 'America is coming to help'

President Obama announced Thursday night in a televised address that he has authorized the U.S. military to conduct airstrikes "if necessary" against Islamist militants in Iraq, and the military has conducted a mission to drop humanitarian aid there to help religious minorities stranded amid the …

Indonesian family finds daughter swept away in 2004 tsunami

Mother says Raudhatul Jannah was rescued from sea and taken in by islanders until an uncle spotted her in street<p>• In pictures: tsunami girl reunited with family<p>An Indonesian family claims to have found their missing daughter a full decade after she was swept away as a toddler by the 2004 tsunami …

16 Fashion Secrets from a Celebrity Stylist

How to spend your money wisely.<p>We asked celebrity stylist, Erin Walsh, to spill her styling secrets so we can spend our fall wardrobe allowance wisely.<p><b>1. Understand your best and favorite features and how to play them up!</b> Some of my favorite features to emphasize with style are women's collar bone, …

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A Menswear Brand That Specializes In Perfect Sizing Launched A Kickstarter To Tackle T-Shirts

Hugh & Crye is a D.C. menswear company that specializes in a new way of sizing shirts. The company currently offers dress shirts, blazers, ties, and pocket squares, but is launching a T-shirt Kickstarter campaign after hearing requests from some customers for more casual options.<p>Cofounders Pranav …

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Unikia Social Grill by Indeed Is A Charcoal Barbecue For Table Use

INDEED Innovation developed “the social barbecue” on behalf of the Scandinavian product developer Unikia. The device is available under the brand …

No More Reservations: Exclusive Restaurants Require Tickets Instead

Have you ever wanted a ticket to see your favorite band so much that you could taste it?<p>You set the alarm, and start calling or clicking right when the tickets go on sale. You try again and again, until, finally, you snag a ticket. And even though the process is a pain, when you succeed, you feel …

Face Washing 101: 6 Things to Avoid

Avoiding these common face-washing blunders will help you get better skin.<p><b>1. Overdoing it</b><p>Too much washing can age your skin. Do it no more than twice daily, though an extra wash pre- or post-workout is okay.<p><b>2. Using a harsh cleanser</b><p>Consider swapping out soap — which can strip your skin of its …

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Chain Restaurant Workers Reveal The Items They Refuse To Eat

A recent Reddit thread asked them "what item on the menu would you absolutely not eat and why?"<p>Thousands of supposed former employees responded.<p>Some named menu items that were too unhealthy, while others felt squeamish about how the food was prepared.<p><i>NOTE: Reddit sources are anonymous, and can't be</i> …

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Brazil Gutted in 7-1 Rout by Germany

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Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

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NASA cameras capture huge solar flares

The sun is putting on a fireworks show again.<p>NASA cameras captured images of what the agency is calling at least two "significant" solar flares. The first one peaked at 7:42 a.m. ET Tuesday, followed by a second, lesser blast at 8:52 a.m. ET.<p>The short-lived explosions were expected to disrupt …

E3 2014: The top 9 games to watch

With no new video game consoles announced during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the talk this week has been about the myriad of gaming choices players are going to have.<p>From titles with huge blockbuster potential to independent offerings, game designers have broadened their imaginations to …

Solar storms! Full moon! Must be Friday the 13th

Common Western superstition says Friday the 13th is unlucky. But what does it say about a Friday the 13th with a full moon and solar flares that could create geomagnetic storms large enough to disrupt Earth's atmosphere?<p>We may find out this Friday.<p>NASA cameras captured three major solar flares this …

Apparently This Matters: Service dog has his day in school yearbook - CNN.com

Taxi Benke finally got his own well-deserved yearbook photo.<p><i>Editor's note: Each week in "Apparently This Matters," CNN's Jarrett Bellini applies his warped sensibilities to trending topics in social media and random items of interest on the Web.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- I would love to say my dog is intellectually …

Share your feelings! How emotion maps will transform your daily journey

On The Move explores the world of future personal transport looking at the latest trends and tech innovations that shape global travel.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> We're often told that sharing our feelings could save our relationships from sliding into emotional breakdowns -- perhaps talking it out could also shield …