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The Microbiome Is Science’s Hot New Kid

‘Microbiome’ is a word you’ve probably been reading everywhere—and it’s only the beginning.<p>As Americans, we love the concept of …

Snow Emergency: Five Dead, 100+ Trapped in Monster Winter Storm

A second band of lake-effect snow pounded cities and towns near Buffalo, New York, early Thursday, piling more misery on communities already paralyzed by a 5-foot blanket of snow. Authorities confirmed an eighth death blamed on the storm.<p>“A few areas are getting close to a foot right now, but the …

Weather

Afghan presidential candidate's aides killed

Gunmen have killed two aides of an Afghan presidential candidate, hours before the official election campaign was due to start.<p>The attack on Saturday targeted staff working for Abdullah Abdullah.<p>Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, a police spokesman in Herat, said: "Two people, Ahmad Hamdard and Shujahideen were …

Cruise virus outbreak one of worst in 20 years, CDC says

Federal health officials confirmed on Friday that norovirus was the culprit that sickened nearly 700 people on a cruise ship this week, and said it was one of the biggest norovirus outbreaks in 20 years.<p>But the source of the outbreak on the Royal Caribbean ship Explorer of the Seas, which returned …

Cruise Ships

Russian anti-gay gang violence seen for the first time on camera

Shocking footage of the violent groups that target gay men and lesbian women in Russia will reveal the dangerous levels of homophobia in the country in the runup to the Sochi Winter Olympics this week.<p>A Channel 4 documentary, <i>Hunted</i>, to be broadcast in the Dispatches strand on Wednesday at 10pm, …