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These THREE asteroids REALLY could HIT Earth and 'wipe out life'

GETTY•NASAA real photograph of 1999 asteroid RQ36 we have added to a mocked-up image to show it approaching Ea<p>Two of the hulking asteroids could even …

VW exec blames 'a couple of' rogue engineers for emissions scandal

A top Volkswagen executive on Thursday blamed a handful of rogue software engineers for the company's emissions-test cheating scandal and told outraged lawmakers that it would take years to fix most of the nearly half million vehicles affected in the U.S.<p>"This was a couple of software engineers who …

Honda's Power Exporter 9000 turns your electric car into the ultimate portable generator

TOKYO -- If you live in a place where power outages are a common thing, you're probably familiar with Honda generators. The company has been making them since 1964 and, along the way, has become one of the leading global sources for little motors in boxes that give you electricity when and where …

Nasa planning ‘Earth Independent’ Mars colony by 2030s

Humans will be living and working on Mars in colonies entirely independent of Earth by the 2030s, Nasa has said.<p>The US space organisation today released its plan for establishing permanent settlements on the red planet, setting out in detail plans to create ‘deep-space habitation facilities’ which …

Ebola Nurse Pauline Cafferkey Back in Hospital After 'Complication'

LONDON — A British nurse who contracted Ebola was flown back to a secure hospital unit Friday after suffering "an unusual late complication of her illness," health officials said.<p>Pauline Cafferkey was discharged from London's specialist Royal Free Hospital in January after contracting the virus …

Google’s $30m race to the moon is ready for lift-off

Israeli non-profit space exploration company SpaceIL has announced that it’s become the first company to successfully deliver a launch contract in pursuit of Google’s $30 million lunar XPRIZE payout.<p>Google has supported the lunar XPRIZE initiative since 2007 to try and spur “a new era of affordable …

UN says Ebola outbreak 'not yet finished'

Africa's Ebola outbreak has not run its course and about 30 people are still getting infected each week, the United Nations' special envoy for the deadly disease has said.<p>Under normal circumstances, such an infection rate would be considered "a major, major outbreak," David Nabarro said on …

First Color Movies Of Pluto And Its Biggest Moon Are Pretty Spectacular

There's not much in the way of plot, and the images are badly pixelated. But two new videos from NASA's New Horizons mission are thrilling anyway. The brief animations--the mission's first color movies--show the complex "orbital dance" of Pluto and its biggest moon, Charon.<p>One of the videos is …

What Should Liberia Do With Its Empty Ebola Treatment Units?

The plastic orange mesh fences that once separated Ebola patients in the "red zone" from visitors in the "green zone" have collapsed. Corrugated metal roofing sheets flap in the wind. Some of the tents that served as isolation wards are still in good shape, but many of the tarps used as partitions …

Ebola outbreak could be over by summer, UN officials say

A year after Ebola began raging through Western Africa, officials are tentatively forecasting an end to the outbreak by as early as August. “We have been running away from giving any specific date, but I am pretty sure myself that it will be gone by the summer,” Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the head …

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Study announces a durable vaccine for Ebola

A cytomegalovirus-based vaccine provides long-lasting protective immunity against Ebola virus, and has potential for development as a disseminating …

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Google aids in the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone with Ebola-proof Android tablets

Health workers have their hands full in Sierra Leone, where the Ebola epidemic is still grave. Seeing as the crisis might not die down anytime soon, …

Recollections and projections as Ebola outbreak hits one-year mark

The news that Ebola had erupted in Guinea, a country that had never fought this foe, was disclosed a year ago this week<p>TORONTO – It now sounds almost …

Ebola survivor may have infected girlfriend in Liberia, say officials

<b>Monrovia:</b> A woman who tested positive for Ebola in Liberia last week is dating a survivor of the disease, a health official has said, offering a …

Disease

The Most Memorable Moments of the Ebola Response

The Ebola virus that has killed more than 10,000 people in west Africa wrought a massive and costly international response. Yet more than a year …

Have we found a new way to beat diseases like Ebola?

The best of the week's science and technology long reads, including a new idea for fighting communicable diseases, the pitfalls of modern parenting and TripAdvisor’s secret weapon.<p><b>Economics</b> | Moore’s curse<p>Moore’s Law is a dangerous rule of thumb. It leads to exaggerated expectations. “The doubling …

New Ebola-proof tablet designed for medical field workers

Ebola field doctors’ need for an “Ebola-proof” tablet is finally filled. Hose it down with de-contaminating bleach, and all of the data will still be …

Ebola veterans warn that vigilance is still needed as case numbers drop

There may be some good news coming from the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa — the number of new cases is way down and some schools have even re-opened — but the crisis is far from over.<p>Dr. Oliver Johnson, who leads the Kings Sierra Leone Partnership in Freetown — a collaboration with the …

Superslick Coatings Conquer Ketchup, But What About Ebola?

The videos are almost unbelievable. Ketchup slides out of the jar and you don't even have to give it a thump. Glue slips out of the bottle without a molecule left inside. And what about getting that last smidgen of toothpaste from a used tube? No problem.<p>Welcome to the world of LiquiGlide.<p>The …

Flathead/Manual 1928 Ford Roadster

This 1928 Ford Model A Flathead V8 Roadster is an impressive period-style build, with plenty of ’40s-era speed parts. Isky cams, Edelbrock intake, …

North Korea executes members of Workers' Party for watching South Korean soap operas

Allies of Kim Jong-un's ousted uncle among the victims of firing squads, some for watching South Korean television<p>As many as 50 senior members of the North Korean government and military have been publicly executed so far this year, according to South Korea's intelligence agency.<p>The victims of the …

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WHO: Ebola Cases Exceed 10,000 Worldwide

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths recorded as of October 23, according to a World Health Organization …

New York doctor becomes fourth to be diagnosed with Ebola in US

Doctor who returned to US from West Africa with a fever tests positive for Ebola at a New York City hospital<p>A doctor who recently returned to the US from treating Ebola patients in West Africa has become the fourth person in the country to be diagnosed with the disease.<p>Craig Spencer, 33, who …

Dr. describes Ebola's 'stream of death' - CNN Video

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: U.S. health worker with Ebola should not have flown on commercial jet

<b>(CNN) —</b> The second Dallas health care worker who was found to have the Ebola virus should not have boarded a commercial jet Monday, health officials say.<p>Because she had helped care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, and because another health worker who cared for Duncan had been diagnosed with …

MIT students predict Mars One colonists will suffocate in 68 days

No one ever said going to Mars on a shoestring budget was likely to be completely safe, but a new analysis of the plans set forth by Mars One makes …

Texas Ebola patient dies as officials monitor those who had direct contact

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola outside Africa, died on Wednesday, the Texas hospital that was treating him announced.<p>“It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning,” the Texas Health …