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Ebola crisis: Texas hospital apologises for failures in handling of first patient

Official at the hospital where two nurses were infected while treating an Ebola patient has apologised for handling of outbreak<p>The operator of the Texas hospital in which two nurses contracted Ebola has apologised for initially failing to diagnose the patient who infected them, and for misinforming …

Active moon volcanos in geologically recent times

Last volcanic activity on moon thought to be a billion years ago. Now small lava flows on moon’s dark plains suggest activity as recently as 50 …

Conjoined twin Texas babies to take first step to separation surgery

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Conjoined 6-month-old twin girls will begin to undergo tissue expansion this month to stretch skin that will be used to cover patches of their bodies when they are separated in a surgery planned for December.<p>The tissue expansion for Knatalye Hope Mata and Adeline Faith Mata is …

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

As search engines get better, we become lazier. We’re hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions<p>In 1964, Pablo Picasso was asked by an interviewer about the new electronic calculating machines, soon to become known as computers. He replied, “But they are useless. They can only give …

Is race genetic?

Advances in genealogy and DNA analysis tell surprising and disturbing stories about the heritage we think we know<p>A bestselling European novelist, while on a recent American book tour, was approached by a woman clutching a manilla folder. "We're related!" she told him, opening the folder to reveal …

Michigan toddler dies of enterovirus D68

A Michigan toddler has died of enterovirus D68, another reminder of the deadly potential of a disease that has infected hundreds nationwide in two months.<p>Madeline Reid died at Children's Hospital of Michigan, where she had been transferred "for advanced services," according to the Detroit …

Second US Ebola diagnosis deeply concerning, health officials admit

CDC chief: other hospital staff could have been exposed Female confirmed as first US person-to-person transmission Obama updated about case, asks CDC to move quickly<p>Texas healthcare worker named second US Ebola case US airports start screening passengers for Ebola Ebola in Sierra Leone through the …

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Siri Gets Taken Down By Google Now In Intelligence Battle

You always knew that Siri wasn't the best assistant, but now you have proof.<p>A new study released Tuesday by consulting group Stone Temple compared the top voice-controlled search engines, Google Now, Cortana and Siri. Google Now is on Android phones, Cortana is on Microsoft phones and Siri is on …

Colombian port city where body parts wash up following screams in the dark

Despite efforts to demobilise militias in Buenaventura, many ex-fighters still live by the gun in growing bands of torture gangs<p>So many different criminal groups have terrorised the slums of Colombia’s main Pacific port that residents rarely bother to learn the name of the latest clan in control. …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …