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Liberia declares state of emergency as Ebola death toll rises to 932
Liberia's president declared a state of emergency on Wednesday to combat the ongoing outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, as the country began implementing quarantine checkpoints.

06.08.2014 22:53

PC makers should be liable for security flaws in their products - J. Zimmermann
Amidst one of the biggest Data thefts ever by a gang of Russian cyber criminals, part of the blame falls on smart phones and computer makers, who have designed products that are not fully understood by many of their users.

06.08.2014 16:33

10-yr space chase: Rosetta finally catches up with her comet
The Rosetta probe has finally caught up with the comet it has been chasing for the last ten years. The European Space Agency confirmed that it is orbiting the comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from a distance of about 100 kilometers.

06.08.2014 12:12

GMO-labeling movement poised for ballot initiative in Colorado
Supporters for the labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in Colorado delivered a petition on Monday with about twice the number of signatures required for a ballot initiative to appear before voters in November.

05.08.2014 15:38

Japanese scientist at center of stem-cell scandal commits suicide
A Japanese scientist who believed he had helped create revolutionary advances in stem-cell research, which were later discredited, has committed suicide. Yoshiki Sasai, who thought he could replace damaged cells or grow human organs, hanged himself.

05.08.2014 12:44

Bitter pills: Study finds British doctors doling out too many antibiotics
Patients in the UK might be being prescribed too many antibiotics, public health officials have warned, adding that some GPs are fuelling a “worrying dependency” on such medicine.

05.08.2014 09:35

MIT scientists eavesdrop using a bag of chips, plant leaves
James Bond used an electric razor as an eavesdropping device. Lucy Ricardo (and many others) used a glass of water. But now MIT researchers say they can photograph a bag of potato chips to listen in on other’s conversations.

04.08.2014 22:25

Elon Musk: Artificial intelligence will be ‘more dangerous than nukes’
Billionaire entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk took to Twitter over the weekend to sound the alarm about the dangers of artificial intelligence, which he says could be more of a threat to humans than the nuclear era.

04.08.2014 17:30

​NASA, SpaceX adapting 3D-printing for space exploration
The inability to print solid 3D objects from several different alloys, a challenging obstacle to using such parts in spacecraft, has been overcome by NASA. Meanwhile, SpaceX announced it actually used a 3D-printed part in a rocket launched in January.

03.08.2014 12:13

'Moral bankruptcy of capitalism': UK’s top public doctor shames western society over Ebola
Western countries should tackle drugs firms’ “scandalous” reluctance to invest in research into the virus which has already killed over 700 people in West Africa, the UK’s top public doctor said, adding, “They’d find a cure if Ebola came to London.”

03.08.2014 10:22

​Ebola-infected US aid worker arrives in ‘special isolation unit’ in Atlanta
One of the two infected US aid workers who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has arrived at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The country officials say there is no threat to the public as the patient will be treated in a special isolated unit.

03.08.2014 05:07

Russian virologists join battle with ‘deadliest outbreak of Ebola ever’
Russian virologists arrived in Guinea to help local doctors in their fight against a massive Ebola outbreak, which infected at least 1,323 people and so far resulted in 729 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

03.08.2014 01:29

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