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Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic

Ebola vaccine begins human trials

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Researchers plan to start testing an Ebola vaccine on humans in the wake of the disease’s worst outbreak ever. Continue reading

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Will online courses replace classrooms?

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When MIT professor Anant Agarwal decided to offer his circuits and electronics course online for free, over 150,000 students signed up in 162 countries. Continue reading

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Palestinians celebrate Gaza ceasefire

Israel and Hamas announce open-ended cease-fire

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Israel and Hamas reached an open-ended cease-fire agreement Tuesday, following nearly two months of violence between the two groups. Continue reading

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Lawsuit claims officials violated undocumented immigrants’ rights

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Lawyers have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, claiming that immigration officials in New Mexico sped up deportations for undocumented people. Continue reading

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#IceBucketChallenge raises $62 million for ALS research

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A social media craze has raised $62.5 million in just a few weeks for medical research on the disease ALS, which has no cure and few treatments. Continue reading

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