King Tut's Health: New Mummy Scans Refute Old Diagnosis of Pharaohs
Mummy of King Tut
October 21st, 2014
Several ancient Egyptian pharaohs, such as Ramesses the Great and King Tut, didn't have a painful inflammatory disorder called ankylosing spondylitis as scientists had thought. But they did have mild back disorder linked to old age.
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CDC Updates Its Ebola Guidelines for Health Care Workers
Health care workers put on protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia during the 2014 Ebola outbreak..
October 20th, 2014
To better protect health care workers from Ebola, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines about wearing personal protective equipment.
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This Family Doesn't Sweat: Here's Why
a drop of sweat on skin
October 21st, 2014
A rare disorder in which people can't produce sweat may be caused by a mutation in a single gene, according to a new study.
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500-Year-Old Traces of Monster Hawaii Tsunami Discovered
Hawaii tsunami 1946 aftermath
October 21st, 2014
A powerful earthquake in Alaska sent towering waves up to 30 feet (9 meters) tall crashing down on Hawaii about 500 years ago, leaving behind fragments of coral, shells and coarse beach sand in a sinkhole located on the island of Kauai, research shows.
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Ebola Airport Screening Prevents 3 Cases Per Month from Traveling
airplane over water
October 20th, 2014
If the Ebola screening currently taking place at airports in West Africa were to stop, about three people with the disease would travel by plane to a new country each month.
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The Tech Behind Apple Pay: Is Your Money Secure?
Apple Pay in action.
October 20th, 2014
Go ahead and forget your wallet. Apple's new mobile payment app, Apple Pay, launched today (Oct. 20), and security experts say this high-tech way to pay seems like a safe alternative to swiping your credit or debit card.
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Thousands of Historic Archives from British Asylums to Go Online
painting of York Retreat
October 21st, 2014
The Wellcome Library will digitize records from British asylums from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including not only case reports but also the paintings and poetry of psychiatric patients.
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Four Extreme Weather Changes and Why They're Happening Now
Glacier National Park
October 21st, 2014
Weather extremes, from intense rains in the western United States to flooding in the northeast, are directly tied to a warming climate.
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Hot News: 2014 On Track to Become Warmest Year
Temperature difference chart, global warming
October 20th, 2014
The "odds are good" that 2014 will be the warmest year in the books, fueled by record ocean warmth.
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