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Mers - will it start the next global pandemic?

Our expert assesses the risks of the new virus<p>Since April 2012, 108 cases of a new virus have been reported in humans, resulting in 50 deaths. Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) is in the same family as Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and the common cold (coronaviruses), but is more …

Nobel science prizes: how America has waxed as Europe waned

<b>The Nobel science</b> prizes will be awarded at the start of October and among those named as the latest members of what many see as the world's most prestigious club will be one middle-aged man in the US.<p>This bold assertion is not based on clairvoyance, a pattern in the tea leaves, or a leak from the …

What Is The Role Of Jails In Treating The Mentally Ill?

The county's Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles is a hulking, massive concrete structure. It is also part of the largest municipal jail system in the United States.<p>On a recent day, four men enter handcuffed with a police escort. The sheriff's deputies assign them cells, and …

Saudi's First Female Film Director Says Women Aren't Victims

"I wasn't trying to make a 'loud' film," Saudi Arabia's first female film director tells NPR's Michel Martin.<p>Haifaa Al Mansour's <i>Wadjda</i> is the first full-length feature film to be shot and produced in Saudi Arabia, and it lifts the veil on life in the kingdom.<p><i>Wadjda</i> tells the very universal story of …

The Message Voyager 1 Carries for Alien Civilizations

The "Golden Record" aboard the interstellar spacecraft is a time capsule of humanity, sent from 1977 to the distant future.<p>The year was 1977. Jimmy Carter was president. Rod Stewart topped the <i>Billboard</i> chart with "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)." The economy was recovering from recession. …

Calling Obesity A Disease May Make It Easier To Get Help

Under the Affordable Care Act, more insurance plans are expected to start covering the cost of obesity treatments, including counseling on diet and exercise as well as medications and surgery. These are treatments that most insurance companies don't cover now.<p>The move is a response to the …

Boston Marathon Charity Funds Pose New Challenges for Victims

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Two victims of the Boston marathon bombing, J.P. and Paul Norden, were each awarded $1.2 million …

Liberia’s female president keeps pushing for change

When Mahatma Gandhi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world," he might have been talking about Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.<p>At 74, Ms. Sirleaf continues to lead a life of change, breaking barriers. In 2005, she became president of Liberia, the first female to be elected as a head of state in …

The 10 Best Shopping Sites, According to You!

And for our next trick… Hold up, this one’s all about <i>your</i> tricks! In no particular order, here are the 10 best shopping sites according to you. You guys definitely hit on a few of our favorite go-tos, but also opened us up to a few sites we’d never even heard of. If your favorite didn’t make this …

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