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Skeleton in the closet: Romanian headmaster still in class after death (VIDEO)
An elementary school in Romania has been told that it can keep using the skeleton of its former headmaster by health officials. Alexandru Grigore Poescu taught at the school for fifty years and donated his skeleton to teach students anatomy.

25.10.2014 18:53

Infertile Field of Mars? Colonization plans marred by gravity, radiation fears
The Mars One mission - to bring humans to the Red Planet - is underway, with nearly 80,000 applicants for a possible one-way trip. But will they go forth and multiply? Low gravity and cosmic rays lie in the path of the ambitious plan.

25.10.2014 10:57

Doctor in New York tests positive for Ebola after Guinea aid work
A healthcare worker who recently returned from Ebola-stricken Guinea where he treated patients has been rushed to a New York City hospital with a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. Tests returned “preliminary positive results” for Ebola.

23.10.2014 20:53

​‘Bee killer’ pesticide provides little benefit to farmers - EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that a popular class of insecticide used to treat soybean seeds provides little or no benefit to the farmers – the pesticide, however, is the prime suspect for the deaths of 30 million honeybees.

20.10.2014 23:36

Russian scientists working on fast-acting Ebola vaccine
Russian scientists are developing a technology to make monoclonal antibodies specific to the Ebola virus. If successful, the resulting medicine could be available as soon as December. Testing points to a positive effect within 24 hours of administering.

20.10.2014 08:41

HIV drug cutting transition risk 90% may be offered on NHS
A drug that can lower the risk of contracting HIV by 90 percent could soon be offered on the National Health Service, after a ground-breaking trial delivered encouraging results.

17.10.2014 11:46

Weed express: Marijuana app offers on-demand home delivery
A new San Francisco smartphone app promises to promptly deliver cannabis right to your door. It's the latest in a new crop of apps aimed at making access to pot easier.

17.10.2014 02:59

‘I would do anything to refuse to go there’ – Dallas nurse lashes out at hospital over Ebola response
Concerns are being raised further still about how health care officials have handled the presence of Ebola in the United States, with one Dallas, Texas nurse now directly blaming a local hospital for failing to halt the spread of the disease.

16.10.2014 14:20

Obama: I ‘hugged and kissed’ Ebola nurses
President Barack Obama insisted Wednesday that the US response to the Ebola outbreak is effective and that the chances of the deadly virus taking hold in the United States are “extremely low.”

16.10.2014 14:09

MRI reveals ancient Siberian ‘princess’ had breast cancer
Brand new MRI scans have revealed that a 2,500-year-old ancient Pazyryk 'princess' died from the same disease that over a million women are fighting today: breast cancer. Scientists believe the young woman could have used cannabis to ease the pain.

16.10.2014 02:13

Ebola diagnosis in 10 minutes: researchers working on tool to curb global epidemic
Researchers in the United States are using millions of dollars in government funding to perfect a rapid diagnostic test that should be able to positively identify the presence of the deadly Ebola disease in patients in only ten minutes’ time.

15.10.2014 14:20

​Choose your epidemic: More UK soldiers fighting Ebola than terrorism
More British soldiers will be sent to curb the Ebola crisis than to fight terrorist groups, including the Taliban and the Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL), as the UN warns the deadly disease is “winning the race.”

15.10.2014 08:25

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