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Nigeria: How Ebola Was Contained in Africa’s Largest City

Now that 42 days have passed without any new cases of Ebola in Nigeria, the country is officially Ebola-free, the World Health Organization declared today. On July 20, an ill passenger from Liberia brought the Ebola virus to Lagos, which, … Continue reading

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Vaccines Do Not Increase Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

Add one more condition to the list of things that vaccines don’t cause: multiple sclerosis. Scientists looked at about 4,700 people who received vaccines against hepatitis B (Hep B) and the human papillomavirus (HPV), and found no long-term risk of … Continue reading

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Ebola Airport Screening Prevents 3 Cases Per Month from Traveling

If the Ebola screening procedures currently taking place at airports in West Africa were to stop, about three people with the disease would leave the outbreak region each month as they traveled by plane, according to estimates from a new … Continue reading

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Cell transplant helps paralyzed man walk with frame

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – A Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose. The … Continue reading

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New Exotic Particle Could Help Explain What Holds Matter Together

A new exotic particle has been hiding out amidst the gobs of data collected by the world’s largest atom smasher, physicists have discovered. The new particle, called Ds3*, is a meson — a type of unstable particle  made of one … Continue reading

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Study: Natural gas surge won’t slow global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn’t quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won’t slow global warming, a new study projects. Abundant natural gas in the United States has been displacing coal, which … Continue reading

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Comet Buzzes Mars in Once-in-a-Lifetime Flyby

A comet zoomed by Mars today (Oct. 19) in an extremely rare close encounter that scientists billed as a “once-in-a-lifetime” event that may help researchers better understand the earliest days of our solar system. Comet Siding Spring came within just 87,000 … Continue reading

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Comet makes rare close pass by Mars as spacecraft watch

By Irene Klotz NEW YORK (Reuters) – A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system on Sunday made a rare, close pass by Mars where a fleet of robotic science probes were poised for studies. Comet Siding Spring … Continue reading

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Female orgasm: battleground of science?

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Hapless lovers are not the only ones who get lost down there: even sexologists can’t agree on what’s what, and where, among women’s female parts. At least, that’s according to a father-daughter … Continue reading

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Science meets voodoo in a New Orleans festival of water

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Perhaps no other city in the United States is as well-suited as New Orleans to wed a scientific discussion of environment with a celebration of the occult. That’s exactly what unfolded on Saturday … Continue reading

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