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Mob Attacks Ebola Treatment Center In Guinea, As Alarming Outbreak Spreads In West Africa

More than 90 people have already died in Guinea and Liberia in what medical charity MSF, or Doctors without Borders, has warned could turn into an unprecedented epidemic in an impoverished region with poor health services.<p>The outbreak in Guinea is the first time the disease, epidemics of which …

Ft. Hood shooting underscores Army's mental health crisis

KILLEEN, Texas -- This week's deadly shootings at Ft. Hood suggest that after years of trying to confront a mental health crisis, the military is still struggling to design a healthcare system that can identify and successfully treat service members who might become violent.<p>Army Spc. Ivan Lopez had …

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One Goat’s Million-Dollar Blood Is Fueling Cancer Research

In the quest to create a device to detect how cancer moves throughout the body, researchers discovered that one specific goat’s blood was key to success. Then that blood became very, very precious.<p>Once there was a goat living somewhere in North America. The goat, fed, kept warm, lived out its life …

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Mystery Solved, Scientists Say

For years, scientists have debated the evolutionary reason behind a zebra's stripes. Are they: a. Costumes for courtship? b: Camouflage to confuse lions and other predators? c: A natural way to cool off? d: Bug repellent?<p>If you answered "d," you'd win the prize, at least in the eyes of Tim Caro, a …

Biology

The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“Sahara is too little price / to pay for thy Right hand,”</i> Emily Dickinson wrote in a poem. <i>“The right hand = the hand that is aggressive, the hand that masturbates,”</i> Susan Sontag pondered in her diary in 1964. <i>“Therefore, to prefer the left hand! … To romanticize it, to sentimentalize it!”</i> The human …

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E=mc2: Einstein's equation that gave birth to the atom bomb

Albert Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 for the first time connected the mass of an object with its energy and heralded a new world of physics<p>This is the most famous equation in the history of equations. It has been printed on countless T-shirts and posters, starred in films and, even if you've …

Meteorite whizzes by skydiver, gets caught on tape

The odds of dying from a meteorite impact could be as slim as 1 in 250,000, according to Tulane University. So imagine the odds of going for a dive from an airplane and accidentally capturing a falling meteroid with your helmet camera. That's apparently what happened to Anders Helstrup in …

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5 most incredible discoveries of the week

A microbe that nearly made the Earth a dead zone and an intriguing ocean discovery on a moon of Saturn highlight the list:<p>1. Villain That Nearly Killed All Life on Earth Is ... Tiny: Name your favorite culprit for the mass extinction that wiped out nearly every life form on Earth 250 million years …

Robot mannequin to test armed forces' protective suits

<b>A robotic mannequin that can run, sit and even mimic the movement of a soldier has been unveiled by the Ministry of Defence.</b><p>The £1.1m robot - developed using Formula 1 technology - will test protective suits and equipment.<p>The "Porton Man" has more than 100 sensors over its body to record data …

The Meatiest Vegetable You Can Eat

And a few tips on getting the perfect pan.<p><b>I gave up meat for Lent—all of Lent, not just Fridays. It's not easy as I am a MAJOR carnivore. Is there anything short of drugs that can make this more bearable for me?</b> <i>—Pat O'Donnell, Mishawaka, Indiana</i><p>Why dismiss drugs? If I were you, I would be taking …

How to Invest in Whiskey

A savvy Scottish investment advisor on wringing a few bucks out of the great whiskey shortage.<p><b>These are trying times to be a whisky drinker</b>—but great ones to be an investor. Andy Simpson, founder of the single-malt-Scotch valuation firm Whisky Highland, offers his advice on how to grab a piece of …

Beef Short Rib Bibimbap Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Let’s say the world ends. Right now. Not that I’m a tremendous fan of doing these posts on current stuff, otherwise I’d be vomiting the number 12/12/12 all over you. But it fits.<p>So say the world ends. That means no phones, no fancy tablets to pull up your precious Epicurious on. You …

Bulgogi - My Korean Grandmother's Family Bulgogi Recipe

Shares 18K<p><i>Bulgogi – My Korean grandmother’s family beef bulgogi recipe is made of thinly sliced beef (usually rib-eye), pre-soaked in bulgogi</i> …