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WHO: Ebola Death Toll Passes 4,500, Including 236 Health Workers

The deadly Ebola outbreak will take months to contain, the World Health Organization warned Thursday as it announced the worldwide death toll would pass 4,500 – including 236 health workers. Dr. Isabelle Nuttall, director of Global Capacities, Alert and Response, said the WHO was drawing up a …

Joan Rivers died from 'therapeutic complications,' medical examiner says

Comedian Joan Rivers died of "therapeutic complications" during a procedure to evaluate her "voice changes" and stomach reflux, the New York medical examiner said Thursday.<p>"The classification of a death as a therapeutic complication means that the death resulted from a predictable complication of …

Here's a Chilling New 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Trailer

Count it: We are now just <i>35 days</i> away from the premiere of the first installment of <i>Mockingjay</i>, aka the beginning of the end of <i>The Hunger Games</i> series on screen. Yet while it's <i>so close</i>, it also feels <i>so far</i> away—and the latest trailer, released last night, only intensifies that sentiment. It's quick, …

Dark matter may have been detected – streaming from the sun’s core

An unusual signal picked up by a European space observatory could be the first direct detection of dark matter particles, astronomers say.<p>The findings are tentative and could take several years to check, but if confirmed they would represent a dramatic advance in scientists’ understanding of the …