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

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 the public about how this happened.<p>Dr Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer at Texas Health Resources, conceded that errors …

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 …

Astronomy

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>Conjoined twins Knatalye Hope Mata (front) and Adeline Faith Mata are …

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

<b>(Ollyy via Shutterstock)</b><p>As search engines get better, we become lazier. We’re hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions<p>Ian Leslie<p>October 12, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>In 1964, Pablo Picasso was asked by an interviewer about the new electronic calculating machines, soon to become known as …

Is race genetic?

<b>(bikeriderlondon, Tarchyshnik Andrei via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Advances in genealogy and DNA analysis tell surprising and disturbing stories about the heritage we think we know<p>Laura Miller<p>October 12, 2014 10:00pm (UTC)<p>A bestselling European novelist, while on a recent American book tour, was …

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

Federal health officials in the US admitted on Sunday they were deeply concerned by a “breach in protocol” after it was revealed that a healthcare worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas had become the second person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US.<p>Four days after Duncan died in an …

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

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. They simply call the warring gangs <i>los malos</i> or the bad guys.<p>The rival factions fight for control of some of the poorest …

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 …