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For the past few years, researchers have been holding forums to see how people would ration limited medical resources during disasters or pandemics.
Health officials are preparing for the arrival of locally transmitted cases of the virus by laying traps, spraying and conducting lab tests.
Starting in 1966, Dr. Henderson, known as D.A., led the World Health Organization’s war on the smallpox virus, and achieved success astonishingly quickly.
In Ashton Hayes, residents have banded together to cut greenhouse emissions with solar panels, wine-and-cheese nights and no politicians.
There was some worry, but not enough to dim the party atmosphere. Said one man: “Maybe it’s only a problem if there’s a big swarm. I’m pretty chill.”
The practice of depleting the forest for precious fuel during hard times has been taking a toll at taps in the capital city, Lilongwe.
Firefighters in California gain ground in tackling the massive Blue Cut wildfire, containing around 40% and allowing many evacuees to return home.
The question of whether to get a pet is more complex than you’d think. The needs of the animal are as important as the needs of the owner, experts say.
Federal health officials issued a broad advisory after Florida identified five new infections from local transmissions and a second active Zika zone.
Thirty-six people have caught the Zika virus in southern Florida, but no one knows how large an area is affected or how long the danger will last.
Residents voted to move Shishmaref from a barrier island that has been disappearing because of erosion and flooding attributed to global warming.
What does whisky leave you, other than tipsy? An interesting pattern of evaporation, if you look closely enough, which a team of scientists and a photographer did.
The head of the Transplantation Society said that the decades-long practice of using the organs of executed prisoners, which China says has stopped, had horrified the rest of the world.
Eric T. Schneiderman of New York said the investigation was concentrating on issues like the value the company puts on oil still in the ground.
A study of Australian zebra finches makes the surprising discovery that singing to eggs can alter hatchling development.
About 100 water voles are to be released into Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales.
A health official confirmed that the newly identified infections were contracted through suspected local transmission of the mosquito-borne virus.
The sunken wreck of a fishing trawler that swept for mines during World War One is given special protection by Historic England.
Jason Greenstein fought off Hodgkin’s lymphoma with immunotherapy, but prolonged exposure to chemotherapy and radiation weakened his body. He died Aug. 10.
Researchers have combined satellite imagery with AI to predict areas of poverty across the world.