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Zika virus 'spreading explosively,' WHO leader says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Zika virus "is now spreading explosively" in the Americas, the head of the World Health Organization said Thursday, with another official estimating between 3 million to 4 million infections in the region over a 12-month period.<p>"The level of concern is high, as is the level of …

Public Health

Blizzard cleanup keeps parts of Northeast shut down

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Dave Schneider shook his head as he surveyed the scene around him.<p>Inside a stadium parking lot, there were mountains of snow piled high as far as the eye could see.<p>"It's a horror show," the dump truck driver said. "It's just, there's no way to keep up with it right now."<p>Days …

Putin orders sanctions against Turkey after the downing of Russian warplane

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for economic sanctions against Turkey following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane.<p>The decree published on the Kremlin's website Saturday came hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had voiced regret over the …

Intelligence, creativity and bipolar disorder may share underlying genetics

Serious mood disorders such as bipolar may be the price humans have had to pay for our intelligence and creativity.<p>That’s according to new research which links high childhood IQ to an increased risk of experiencing manic bipolar traits in later life.<p>Researchers examined data from a large birth …

Mental Health

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

The 12 missions of Christmas

Many of us spend Christmas far from friends and family, but Richard Hollingham spares a thought for those farthest flung of all – our spacecraft exploring the Solar System and beyond.<p>In July 1965, Mariner 4 became the first space probe to send back pictures of another world from space. Fifty years …

Iraq official: Arrested woman not IS leader's wife

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi official denied Wednesday that a woman detained in Lebanon is a wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State …