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Ingrown Toenail? How to Snip It the Right Way

Nobody likes ingrown toenails, and when you get one, your instinct may be to clip off the offending bit. But new research shows that might be exactly the wrong thing to do —it won’t necessarily stop the toenail from growing … Continue reading

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Two World War II Battle Ships Discovered Off North Carolina

Two World War II vessels that sunk within moments of each other 72 years ago have been rediscovered on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, resting only a few hundred yards apart. The Allied merchant freighter Bluefields and the German … Continue reading

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Daily Ebola Checks: Everyone Arriving from West Africa Will Now Be Monitored

All passengers arriving in the United States from the West African countries where the Ebola outbreak is ongoing will now be monitored for 21 days, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today. “Today, we are beginning … Continue reading

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Cosmonauts leave space station for six-hour space walk

By Irene Klotz (Reuters) – Two Russian cosmonauts floated outside the International Space Station on Wednesday for a six-hour space walk to replace science experiments and jettison two unneeded antennas. Station commander Maxim Suraev and flight engineer Alexander Samokutyaev left … Continue reading

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Dr. Oz’s ‘Magic Weight-Loss Cure’ Loses Remaining Support

Green coffee bean extract, which Dr. Mehmet Oz promoted on his show as a “magic weight-loss cure,” had one scientific study backing up the extract’s purported effects. Now, that research has been retracted, the blog Retraction watch reported. Oz had … Continue reading

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How a Liberian Rubber Plant Prevented Ebola Spread

The rate of Ebola cases in one part of Liberia, where a certain rubber tree plantation operates, is far lower than in other parts of the country, suggesting that the strategies the company uses to reduce transmission of the virus … Continue reading

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Nurse Nina Pham’s Condition Is Improved

Nina Pham, the first Dallas nurse to contract Ebola, has had her health status upgraded from “fair” to “good,” according to a statement released on Tuesday evening by the National Institutes of Health. Pham was transfered last Thursday to the … Continue reading

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Greek archaeologists unearth head of sphinx in Macedonian tomb

ATHENS (Reuters) – Archaeologists unearthed the missing head of one of the two sphinxes found guarding the entrance of an ancient tomb in Greece’s northeast, as the diggers made their way into the monument’s inner chambers, the culture ministry said … Continue reading

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NASA Spacecraft at Mars Survive Close Encounter with Comet

Three spacecraft at Mars survived a close brush with a comet that buzzed by the Red Planet Sunday (Oct. 19), while scientists on Earth captured some amazing images of the comet’s close pass. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), MAVEN (Mars … Continue reading

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Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken US Skies This Week

Mark Thursday (Oct. 23) on your calendar as “Solar Eclipse Day,” for if the weather cooperates, you should have no difficulty observing a partial eclipse of the sun.  Nearly all of North America, except for a portion of eastern Canada … Continue reading

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