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New York patient unlikely to be infected with Ebola

Aug 5, 2014

New York patient unlikely to be infected with Ebola

A man who recently visited West Africa and had a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms was placed in isolation at a New York hospital on Monday and was being tested for possible Ebola but likely doesn’t have it, health officials said. Dr. Jeremy Boal, ...

Aug 2, 2014

Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm

Back in 2012, the sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to “knock modern civilization back to the 18th century,” NASA said. The extreme space weather that tore through Earth’s orbit on July 23, 2012, ...

Dig to uncover Ice Age fossils

Aug 2, 2014

Dig to uncover Ice Age fossils

by Laura Zuckerman

Scientists will soon begin excavation of an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare bounty of fossil remains of prehistoric animals, such as mammoths and dire wolves, preserved in unusually good condition, researchers said on July 24. The two-week dig, set to begin under the ...

Aid workers with Ebola head to U.S.

Aug 2, 2014

Aid workers with Ebola head to U.S.

Two American aid workers, both seriously ill after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, will be flown to the United States and treated in isolation at an Atlanta hospital, officials said on Friday. A plane equipped to transport Dr. Kent Brantly ...