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National Weather Service forecasters predicted the storm would pass by the island chain without doing much damage.
Electricity demand has not met projections, but the cost of upgrading coal-burning plants makes this an opportune moment for the reactor to arrive.
A Word With: Richard Preston: Updating a Chronicle of Suffering: Author of ‘The Hot Zone’ Tracks Ebola’s Evolution
“The Hot Zone,” the nonfiction thriller about Ebola that Richard Preston wrote 20 years ago, is back on best-seller lists.
A recently discovered comet known as Siding Spring passes Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study the object.
The first animals to copulate were small fish that lived 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, a study suggests.
News that a passenger on the Carnival Magic had handled an Ebola patient’s sample turned a Caribbean jaunt into a drama, but there was never any risk.
The number of people who have locked themselves away, either under government orders or voluntarily, has grown well beyond those who lived with and cared for the first Ebola victim in Dallas.
Scientists think that a newly discovered species of dinosaur, whose remains were found after 20 years of excavation in Venezuela, maybe related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
A nurse who works in infection prevention describes her hospital’s precautions against the risk of Ebola. The experience, she says, has taught her “to constantly be ready.”
The decision is a reversal of the government’s approach to supporting scientific efforts to intensify viruses, called gain of function.
President Obama has assured the public that the government’s response was adequate. But he has also quietly faulted the handling as “not tight.”
The appointment of Ron Klain, a White House veteran, spoke of the seriousness of the situation for the administration, which hoped to put the management of the crisis back on track.
Gov. Rick Perry’s back-seat public role in the Ebola drama was an unlikely position for an assertive, hands-on executive.