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The infection of two Texas hospital workers with Ebola betrayed what even the best hospitals lack: an ability to handle the infectious waste from the virus.
Hundreds of climate change protestors have attempted to disrupt shipments of coal from a port north of Sydney using their canoes, kayaks and surfboards to form a blockade.
Scientists from the University of Leicester say they may have solved one of the most enduring mysteries in modern physics: the nature of dark matter.
The public are being invited to name the site on a comet where a European robot will try to land on 12 November.
A fascination of comets is their blackness
The C.D.C. director, Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, underwent sharp questioning before a House committee.
As they did in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, health care workers treating Ebola are forced to learn a great deal in a short time.
A nurse at the Dallas hospital where the first Ebola patient in the United States was cared for said she had lost confidence in her employer and feared that staff had been put at risk.
Skyonic Corporation of Austin plans to open a $125 million factory near San Antonio next week that will make industrial chemicals.
A deadly new disease has emerged in Spain that is wiping out amphibians, scientists report.
Patient screening, protections for hospital employees and efforts to encourage people to report symptoms and take precautions are being put in place.
As new patients were evaluated, officials discussed whether proper preventive measures were being taken.
The presence of carnivores, which control herbivore numbers, helps plants without thorny defences thrive, a study of life on the savannah reveals.
The internal structure of Saturn's moon Mimas is either irregularly shaped or awash with water, according to a new study of its tell-tale wobbling movements.
A Nasa spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice within permanently shadowed craters on the planet Mercury.