Sarah Fecht
at 14:15 PM Oct 24 2014

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is growing exponentially. The latest reports suggest that at least 9,915 people have been infected, and 4,555 have died. And this is just the beginning. Previously, the CDC estimated that a startling 1.4 million West Africans could be infected by January.  

Rafi Letzter
at 09:53 AM Oct 24 2014
Science // 

The scientists who published sham research on a useless weight loss supplement once called a "miracle pill" on the Dr. Oz Show have retracted their study.

Francie Diep
at 09:53 AM Oct 24 2014

There's a new microscope in town and the images it produces are stunning. An international team of engineers and biologists is announcing it's made a microscope that's able to see phenomena such as single proteins diffusing through thickly-packed cells, and the movement of the fibers that pull cells apart when they divide. Everything remains alive and active under the microscope.

Anthony Fordham
at 11:31 AM Oct 23 2014
Science // 

Actor and producer Renee Zellweger has a new face. So far, so Hollywood, right? But the usual blogs and clickbait sites have exploded with coverage, and inevitably other blogs have responded saying the actor's choice of plastic surgery is hers alone, and none of our business. But why are people so interested in yet another celebrity going under the knife? Could it be because of unique human brain biology?

Mary Beth Griggs
at 09:37 AM Oct 23 2014
Nature // 

With it’s teeny-tiny head and massive spiked tail, the Stegosaurus is instantly identifiable to dinosaur fans. But to predators like the Allosaurus, the Stegosaurus would have been identifiable as lunch. 

Rafi Letzter
at 09:37 AM Oct 23 2014
Science // 

Some people just don't like cats. That's okay. Some people don't like pizza. Or dogs. Or Harry Potter. But some cat-haters aren't satisfied with not owning cats themselves. They need to drag the rest of us down with them.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 09:37 AM Oct 23 2014
Science // 

What do you do in a tsunami? For people living in areas prone to tsunamis, the advice is simple: get to higher ground as fast as possible. But for one town in Washington, safety will soon be as close as the local elementary school.

 
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