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Russian strategic bombers near Canada practice cruise missile strikes on US

Two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week that defense officials say appeared timed to the NATO summit in Wales.<p>The Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers were tracked flying a route across the northern Atlantic near …

Ebola Could Reach the U.S. By the End of This Month

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>There is an 18 percent chance that a case of the Ebola virus will reach the United States by the end …

Ebola death toll passes 1,900, says WHO

<b>More than 1,900 people have now died in West Africa's Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.</b><p>There have been 3,500 confirmed or probable cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.<p>"The outbreaks are racing ahead of the control efforts in these countries," WHO chief Margaret Chan …

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WHO can't fully deal with Ebola outbreak, health official warns

International health officials warned Thursday that recent budget cuts have impeded the ability of the World Health Organization to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 603 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.<p>"The situation in West Africa should be a wake-up call to …

Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, sites closed

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed …

IRL: Living with the Cocoon Slim, a backpack made for gadget hoarders

When you run around town with a lot of technology, a good bag isn't just nice to have -- it's a necessity. In any one given day at Engadget, we might be attending a product launch, interviewing people or taking all those lovely sample shots you see around the site. A regular courier bag or rucksack …

Here's What It Will Take to Contain the Worst Ebola Outbreak in History

The “perfect storm” analogy is often over-used when it comes to disease outbreaks–all the elements that you don’t want to see converge to make …

Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …