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Apr 24, 2015

Ebola outbreak likely driving malaria deaths: study

The collapse of health services in three west African countries devastated by Ebola may have caused some 11,000 additional deaths from malaria, a preventable and curable disease, researchers said Friday. A further 3,900 deaths may have resulted from interruptions in the delivery of insecticide-treated ...

Apr 23, 2015

Fatal attraction for pesticide-addicted bees

Like nicotine for humans, certain pesticides seem to hold an addictive attraction for bees, which seek out tainted food even if it may be bad for them, research showed Wednesday. Not only did bees show no signs of avoiding neonicotinoid-laced food in lab tests, ...

143 million face quake risk in U.S.

Apr 23, 2015

143 million face quake risk in U.S.

More than 143 million people in the mainland United States now live on shaky ground, earthquake scientists say. That is because more people have moved into the quake-prone West Coast and some quake zones were recently expanded, according to researchers from the U.S. Geological ...

Apr 23, 2015

Coyote roaming exclusive Manhattan triggers police hunt

A coyote spotted on Wednesday in an exclusive Manhattan neighborhood touched off a massive police hunt that shut down Riverside Park, then led to Columbia University and Grants Tomb. Before moving on up to the most expensive of New York City’s five boroughs, coyotes ...

Apr 22, 2015

Kraft nixing dye from Mac and Cheese

Consumer activists cheered Tuesday, but some comfort food fans booed, after Kraft Foods Group said it will stop using artificial coloring in its iconic Kraft Macaroni and Cheese product. From January next year, two kinds of yellow dye will no longer be added to ...

New telescope set to launch in 2018

Apr 22, 2015

New telescope set to launch in 2018

As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years in space this week, NASA and its international partners are building an even more powerful tool to look deeper into the universe than ever before. The James Webb Space Telescope will be 100 times more potent ...