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Biggest dinosaur predator also the weirdest

Sep 12, 2014

Biggest dinosaur predator also the weirdest

The biggest dinosaur predator that ever stalked the Earth was also the weirdest. Scientists announced on Thursday the discovery in Moroccan desert cliffs of new fossil remains of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, a 15-meter-long, 7-ton African monster that breaks the mold for how a dinosaur predator ...

U.S. Ebola survivor gives blood to ill American

Sep 12, 2014

U.S. Ebola survivor gives blood to ill American

A survivor of Ebola has donated blood to an American aid worker infected with the disease, and doctors treating him at a Nebraska hospital say he has responded well to the aggressive treatment. Dr. Phil Smith said Thursday that Dr. Rick Sacra received blood ...

Sep 12, 2014

FDA approves weight-loss drug Contrave

U.S. regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments. The drug was developed by Orexigen Therapeutics Inc., based in La Jolla, California. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it is approved ...

Sep 11, 2014

High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge

Researchers have produced digital maps of what lies beneath Stonehenge, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle. The project produced detailed maps of 17 previously unknown ritual monuments and a huge timber ...

Sep 11, 2014

Australian is isolated in Ebola scare

An Australian was isolated in a hospital Thursday after he displayed symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus following a trip to Africa, health officials said. The man, in his 20s, was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in Queensland state by paramedics wearing full ...

Ebola overwhelming health services, economies across West Africa

Sep 11, 2014

Ebola overwhelming health services, economies across West Africa

Health workers in Liberia reported being overwhelmed by new Ebola cases on Wednesday, as the epidemic was blamed for shattering economic growth in neighboring Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization has predicted an “exponential increase” in infections across West Africa, and warned that Liberia ...