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Officials Tracing New York Ebola Patient’s Movements, While Reassuring a Wary City

NY Times Science - 18 min 44 sec ago
With much of the public’s concern focused on the movements of New York City’s first Ebola patient, doctors treating the man were discussing using experimental treatments to help him battle the virus.






Scifi short promotes comet mission

BBC Science - 52 min 13 sec ago
The European Space Agency releases a short scifi movie to promote its audacious bid to land on a comet next month.

A Billionaire’s $65 Million Gift to Theoretical Physics

NY Times Science - 4 hours 4 min ago
Charles T. Munger, a longtime business partner of Warren Buffett, is donating $65 million to the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.






First transplant of 'dead' heart

BBC Science - 4 hours 7 min ago
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".

The Queen sends her first tweet

BBC Science - 5 hours 15 min ago
The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.

Legal fight begins to save beavers

BBC Science - 6 hours 19 min ago
Campaigners start legal action to prevent the government from capturing a family of wild beavers.

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

BBC Science - 7 hours 7 min ago
The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.

North America experiences eclipse

BBC Science - 7 hours 57 min ago
Skywatchers in North America are treated to the final eclipse of the year.

Egyptian obelisk revealed anew

BBC Science - 8 hours 19 min ago
Egyptian hieroglyphs seen in a new light

Science chief warns on acid oceans

BBC Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:18
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.

Retracing Ebola Patient’s Movements Creates Host of Challenges for New York City

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:30
The city’s first confirmed case of Ebola has raised complicated logistical issues of how to trace the possible contacts of an infected patient in a metropolis of more than 8 million people.






Neighbors Say Ebola Patient Is Fast to Lend a Helping Hand

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:21
Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, traveled with Doctors Without Borders to Burundi, Congo and Rwanda before going to Guinea.






Doctor in New York City Is Sick With Ebola

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:02
Dr. Craig Spencer, who returned from Guinea last week, remains in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center. Authorities are tracing anyone who might have come into contact with him recently.






Ebola Crosses New Border as Mali Confirms a Case

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:59
A toddler from next-door Guinea who lost a parent to the disease has tested positive.

Vaccine Trials for Ebola Are Planned in West Africa

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:51
The two trials will run separately in Liberia and Sierra Leone and involve different designs to ensure at least one produces usable information.

Well: Can You Get Ebola From a Bowling Ball?

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:22
There is no evidence that Ebola has been passed, as colds or flu sometimes are, by touching surfaces that someone else touched after sneezing into their hand.

Matter: As Ebola Spreads, So Have Several Fallacies

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:19
Flu season will bring a virus that spreads far faster than Ebola, and will kill thousands.

Britain Pledges Millions to Fight Ebola and Chides Others to Spend More

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:16
Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain said his country had already promised more aid than any other in Europe to fight Ebola in West Africa, but said, “we need other European countries to do more.”

Ebola Vaccine, Ready for Test, Sat on the Shelf

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:50
An Ebola vaccine effective in monkeys was not tested in humans until now, after the severe outbreak in West Africa forced governments to step in.






Roman gums 'healthier than ours'

BBC Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:45
People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows.
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