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2014 Ebola Outbreak: Full Coverage of the Viral Epidemic
The 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the worst Ebola outbreak in history, and has implications for the world. Here is everything we know about the virus, and its spread, so far.
LiveScience.com, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:33:48 GMT

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Spacecraft Crashes During Test Flight
SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's passenger spacecraft, experienced an 'anomaly' during its fourth rocket-powered test flight on Friday, Oct. 31. See the latest details here.
LiveScience.com, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:33:48 GMT

Lone Wolf May Be Roaming Grand Canyon National Park
A wayward gray wolf has been spotted several times this month around the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. It could be the first of its species to roam Arizona in 70 years.
LiveScience.com, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:33:48 GMT

Immune cells proposed as HIV hideout don't last in primate model
Where does HIV hide? Antiretroviral drugs can usually control the virus, but can't completely eliminate it. So any strategy to eradicate HIV from the body has to take into account not only the main group of immune cells the virus targets, called CD4 or helper T cells, but other infected cells as well.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:11:11 GMT

Are my muscular dystrophy drugs working?
People with muscular dystrophy could one day assess the effectiveness of their medication with the help of a smartphone-linked device, a new study in mice suggests. The study used a new method to process ultrasound imaging information that could lead to hand-held instruments that provide fast, convenient medical information.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:11:11 GMT

Resveratrol could reverse benefits of being active
Contrary to popular belief, use of the supplement resveratrol (RSV) may not actually enhance the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:11:11 GMT

Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot
At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:34:12 GMT

Rockets 'destroy chemical weapons'
A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:34:12 GMT

WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS
Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:34:12 GMT

Himalayan Viagra fuels caterpillar fungus gold rush
Overwhelmed by speculators trying to cash-in on a prized medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra, two isolated Tibetan communities have managed to do at the local level what world leaders often fail to do on a global scale -- implement a successful system for the sustainable harvest of a precious natural resource, suggests new research.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:34:12 GMT

New optimal screening threshold for gestational diabetes in twin pregnancies: Ideal 1-hour 50-g glucose challenge test cutoff ≥135 mg/dl
A common complication, gestational diabetes affects approximately 6-7% of pregnant women. Currently, screening is done in two steps to help identify patients most at risk; however, the suggested levels for additional testing were based on singleton pregnancy data. Now investigators have analyzed data from twin pregnancies and have determined that the optimal first step cutoff for additional screening appears to be a blood sugar level equal to or greater than 135 mg/dL for women carrying twins.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:34:12 GMT

They know the drill: Leading the league in boring through ice sheets
Hollow coring drills are used to extract ice cores that can analyze the past atmosphere. Scientists have now documented carbon dioxide in the atmosphere between 23,000 and 9,000 years ago, based on data from an 11,000-foot hole in Antarctica.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:34:12 GMT

Strange, fanged deer re-appears in Afghanistan
An endangered deer with vampire-like fangs lives on in northeast Afghanistan, scientists report.
World Science, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:51:58 GMT

Why did dinos have feathers long before flight?
Display and communication may have spurred the initial evolution of feathers, a feature later passed down to birds.
World Science, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:51:58 GMT

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