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Fixing 'Ebolanomics' in pursuit of vaccines and drugs

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LONDON - As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been off the drug industry's radar.

French entrepreneurs launch test to detect pork in food

ASNIERES France - Two French entrepreneurs have launched a portable device to test for the presence of pork in food for use by Muslims who abide by dietary laws.

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The beast with the behemoth arms: A dinosaur mystery is solved

WASHINGTON - In July 1965, two gigantic fossilized dinosaur arms replete with menacing claws were unearthed in the remote southern Gobi desert of Mongolia. Measuring 8 feet (2.4 meters), they were the longest arms of any known bipedal creature in Earth's history.

22 Oct 2014

Cosmonauts breeze through spacewalk outside space station

- Two Russian cosmonauts wrapped up a speedy, 3 -1/2-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Wednesday to replace science experiments and jettison two unneeded antennas. | Video

Russia 22 Oct 2014

Comet makes rare close pass by Mars as spacecraft watch

NEW YORK - A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system on Sunday made a rare, close pass by Mars where a fleet of robotic science probes were poised for studies.

19 Oct 2014

Greek archaeologists unearth head of sphinx in Macedonian tomb

ATHENS - Archaeologists unearthed the missing head of one of the two sphinxes found guarding the entrance of an ancient tomb in Greece's northeast, as the diggers made their way into the monument's inner chambers, the culture ministry said on Tuesday.

21 Oct 2014

23andMe, MyHeritage partner to combine DNA and family trees

TEL AVIV - Personal genetics company 23andMe and Israel's MyHeritage said on Tuesday they would collaborate to enable people to discover their heritage based on genetic ancestry and documented family history.

Health 21 Oct 2014

Humans should thank ancient Scottish fish fossils for joy of sex

LONDON - Scientists studying fossils have discovered that the intimate act of sexual intercourse used by humans was pioneered by ancient armored fishes, called placoderms, about 385 million years ago in Scotland.

19 Oct 2014

GMO labeling foes spend big on campaigns in Oregon, Colorado

- Opponents of GMO food labeling proposals on the ballot next month in Oregon and Colorado have contributed roughly $20 million for campaigning against the proposed laws, nearly triple the money raised by supporters of the initiatives, campaign finance reports show.

U.S. 17 Oct 2014
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Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus.