Science & Health
  • Over six frightening months, a deadly germ untreatable by most antibiotics spread in the nation's leading research hospital. Pretty soon, a patient a week was catching the bug. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health locked down patients, cleaned with bleach, even ripped out plumbing — and still the germ persisted.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 24, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT
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  • Four more cases of syphilis have been found in an investigation of an outbreak among porn performers, bringing the total to nine, and the discovery of more cases is likely, Los Angeles County's top health official said Tuesday.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 24, 2012, 3:20 AM EDT
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  • The World Health Organization says an outbreak of suspected Ebola in eastern Congo has infected at least 15 people, 10 of whom died.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 24, 2012, 2:17 AM EDT
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  • Lance Armstrong

    A U.S. federal judge on Monday dismissedseven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong's effort toblock a probe into whether the retired cycling champ cheated byusing performance-enhancing drugs.

     

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 9:02 AM EDT
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  • President Barack Obama walks from Marine One to board Air Force One at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 en route to Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb., and onto a three day campaign bus tour through Iowa.

    Hailing NASA's "mind-boggling" Mars landing of the Curiosity rover, President Barack Obama urged the scientists operating the craft on Monday to phone home immediately if they find any extra-terrestrials.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 3:10 AM EDT
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  • This undated handout image provided by National Geographic and Nature shows a computer enhanced image of a lower jaw, shown as a photographic reconstruction, and the cranium, based on a computed tomography scan of of he KNM-ER 1470 cranium, discovered in 1972, combined with the new lower jaw KNM-ER 60000.

    A famous paleontology family has found fossils that they think confirm their theory that there are two additional pre-human species besides the one that eventually led to modern humans.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 9:19 AM EDT
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  • This image released on Tuesday Aug. 7,2012 by NASA shows the first color view of the north wall and rim of Gale Crater where NASA's rover Curiosity landed Sunday night. The picture was taken by the rover's camera at the end of its stowed robotic arm and appears fuzzy because of dust on the camera's cover.

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — NASA's Curiosity rover has transmitted its first color photo and a low-resolution video showing the last 2 1/2 minutes of its white-knuckle dive through the Martian atmosphere, giving earthlings a sneak peek of a spacecraft landing on another world.

    As thumbnails of the video flashed on a big screen on Monday, scientists and engineers at the NASA Jet Propulsion let out "oohs" and "aahs." The recording began with the protective heat shield falling away and ended with dust being kicked up as the rover was lowered by cables inside an ancient crater.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 2:02 AM EDT
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  • In this photo taken on July 30, 2012, Sara Moulton took a tip from her chef friend and used pureed corn to achieve a silky richness without any additional fat in this spicy creamed corn recipe shown in Concord, N.H. Caramelized onions add great depth of flavor, while the chili's heat and lime juice's acidity balance the sweetness of the corn.

    There are few foods as simple, delicious and complete as fresh seasonal corn on the cob. When it's really fresh, I'll even eat it raw. No boiling, no butter, no salt. It's perfectly sweet and tender right off the stalk.
    Still, even perfection can get boring, and I recently began wondering what else I could do with fresh corn. I thought back to my days as the host of the Food Network's "Cooking Live," when one of my guest chefs whipped up some corn soup and thickened it with pureed corn.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 12:06 AM EDT
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  • Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity team member Miguel San Martin, Chief Engineer, Guidance, Navigation, and Control at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, left, celebrates with Adam Steltzner, MSL entry, descent and landing (EDL) of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), right, after the successful landing of Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.

    "Touchdown confirmed," said engineer Allen Chen. "We're safe on Mars."

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 20, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT
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