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Ebola rapid diagnostic kit developed by UK scientists in Sierra Leone

Doctors says the kit, if approved by health authorities, could transform the admissions process with its capacity to deliver results within 20 minutes<p>A rapid Ebola diagnostic kit similar to a pregnancy kit has been developed by British military scientists and NHS medics in Sierra Leone.<p>It can be …

Finding The Superior Athlete: Impact Linebackers

Of the roughly 300,000 high school seniors playing organized football, only 0.1% (or one in a thousand) make the NFL.<p>A recent NCAA study shows that …

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Military planning to spend billions on new Air Force One

The Pentagon is considering spending billions of dollars on three new Boeing 747s to use as Air Force One, the aircraft that shuttles the United States president.<p>According to CBS News, the current Air Force One fleet is getting old, and the U.S. military says it’s time for a new generation to carry …

Liberia Urges Ebola Survivors to Stop Having Sex

Health news<p>Liberia is urging Ebola survivors to temporarily stop having sex, a move prompted by a new case that may have resulted from sexual transmission.<p>The latest victim, a 44-year-old woman, died Friday. Health officials were monitoring 211 individuals known to have come in contact with her, …

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Custom diamond-studded Stratocaster guitar shines (pictures)

Is Facebook down? A history of outages

Facebook is a juggernaut that leaves a void for billions when it goes offline, but back in 2010, the only answer was to turn the whole thing off and on again<p>When Facebook goes down it’s a serious issue: bored office workers are bereft of distractions, children are obliged to talk to their families, …

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Prevent Another Ebola With Insurance Plan, World Bank Head Says

Health news<p>The world needs some kind of insurance plan to help countries defend against the next pandemic and prevent disasters like the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Tuesday.<p>Ebola just passed the 22,000 mark in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the World …

World Bank

Vancouver Experiments With Prescription Heroin

Will it work?<p>Vancouver, one of North America's most progressive cities in respect to drug policy, will conduct a groundbreaking experiment: prescription heroin.<p>Following a clinical trial involving 26 subjects, doctors at the city's Providence Medical Clinic have earned permission to provide doses …

Ebola Mappers Track Epidemic in Real Time

Health news<p>In a darkened Boston conference room, staring at projections from a laptop, John Brownstein is far from the front lines of the fight against Ebola. But the epidemiologist’s work may help change the course of the epidemic.<p>The disease forecaster and his team are combing through news …

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Rare ‘black seadevil’ anglerfish caught on film in Monterey Bay

The deepest reaches of the ocean contain some of earth’s most incredible creatures. They’re also some of the most bizarre.<p>On Nov. 17, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Senior Scientist Bruce Robison and his team filmed an elusive “black seadevil” anglerfish 1,900 feet deep in the Monterey …

Cowboys vs. Giants: What Are Experts Saying About Dallas?

The Dallas Cowboys come off the bye week looking to grab another divisional victory. This week, they battle the archrival New York Giants in New Jersey.<p>The Giants have dropped five straight but always seem to play their NFC East opponents well. They lost the first matchup in Dallas, 31-21.<p>Let’s …

Journey through the Ebola heartland in Sierra Leone and Guinea

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Ebola trials 'best chance' for cure

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1126000/1126484_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537491521_4ec620b1743aed5ab71b5f9a42951309<p><b>Preparations are under way in Guinea to start unprecedented clinical trials to try to find a cure for Ebola.</b><p>The medical charity Medicines Sans …

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Giants Rookie Made What Is Being Called The Greatest Catch Ever

On a long throw by Eli Manning, Beckham was racing down the sideline when he leaped up and caught the pass with one hand over and behind his head as he was falling backward into the end zone.<p>As if that weren't amazing enough, he made the catch despite being interfered with.<p>Here is another view that …

'I'm an American Without Documentation': The Trials and Tribulations of an Undocumented College Student

Nestor Gomez - <i>MPR Photo/Matt Sepic</i><p>Originally from a small town in Nayarit, Mexcio, Nestor Gomez always had a passion for a career in Engineering that is deeply rooted in his love for the environment. As a teenager, Nestor started organizing for social, environmental and food justice with "Tamales y …

How robots could be used to fight Ebola

When most people hear the word Ebola, they envision hazmat suits and quarantined hospital rooms. But UC Berkeley engineering professor Ken Goldberg envisions robots helping with specific tasks to keep humans out of harms way. His expertise in robotics is why the White House Office of Science and …

Gorbachev warns of new cold war threat as Berlin marks fall of wall

As Berliners watch 8,000 balloons being released into the night sky this evening, old divisions between east and west will symbolically vanish into thin air with them. Yet the runup to the festivities has already served up plenty of reminders that, 25 years after the fall of the wall that divided …

Utah stepfather foils abduction, authorities say

A 48-year-old Utah man was arrested after police said his attempt to abduct a little girl was foiled by the child's stepfather.<p>Troy Mitchell Morley is suspected of two felonies -- child kidnapping and burglary, the Sandy, Utah, police department said in a written statement.<p>"The motive for the …

Nurse who fought Maine Ebola quarantine moving out of state: report

(Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and publicly fought quarantine orders in New Jersey and Maine after returning to the United States last month has decided to move away from her home state, a newspaper in Maine reported.<p>Nurse Kaci Hickox (L) joined by her boyfriend Ted …

Exclusive: Scientists tell U.S. - find recipe for Ebola cure in survivors' blood

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of scientists including three Nobel laureates in medicine has proposed that U.S. health officials chart a new path to developing Ebola drugs and vaccines by harnessing antibodies produced by survivors of the deadly outbreak.<p>Health workers stand at an Ebola treatment …

Ravens GM Casts Doubt On Roger Goodell's 'Ambiguous' Story At Ray Rice Hearing: REPORT

Roger Goodell's job security as NFL Commissioner might be "ambiguous" after a two-day hearing on the appeal of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's indefinite suspension. According to a report from ESPN's "Outside The Lines," Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome testified under oath that …

Health Tip: Find Purpose in Life

The growing science on how a body imbued with meaning becomes physically healthier<p>There are a handful of junctures in life when a person’s sense of purpose is prone to twinkle and fade. In unemployment or professional stagnation; in financial or romantic straits, or after the death of a loved one; …

Ebola in America: By the numbers

A snapshot of how Ebola has played out in the United States since Aug. 1:<p>— Nine patients: Five cases were diagnosed overseas. Of the four U.S.-diagnosed cases, two involved transmission here.<p>— One death: Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, the “index case” in Dallas, died on Oct. 8.<p>— One current …

Ebola Scare On The Canary Islands After Boat Of Immigrants Lands On Nudist Beach

The fishing boat was carrying people from Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview

Stephen King’s office building sits on a particularly dreary dead-end road on the outskirts of Bangor, Maine, just down the street from a …

'Ebola is man-made', and other crazy conspiracy theories

Is Obama behind the Ebola outbreak? Are planes poisoning us? Is Lady Gaga part of an evil Illuminati plot? The five conspiracy theories you won't believe people believe<p><b>The best conspiracy theories are</b> like enchanting mazes of logic whose thresholds, once crossed, are hard to return from. As …

Have aid efforts brought Ebola under control?

There is cause for tentative optimism at the new treatment centres in Liberia<p>Until last month, sick people hoping to get into Liberia's overstretched Ebola treatment clinics knew there was one thing in their favour - not that it brought much comfort. Thanks to the virus's fearfully high fatality …

States test White House's Ebola coordination efforts

Two governors' break from President Barack Obama's administration on Ebola might suggest coordination is lacking, but don't blame newly tapped Ebola czar Ron Klain, the White House says.<p>The disparate approaches that federal officials and the states of New York and New Jersey have taken on Ebola …