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Scientists test new Ebola vaccine under tough conditions

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Months after the end of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, scientists are creating a vaccine in the hopes of preventing another. An…read more

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A man walks by a farm in San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba, on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Cuba, which had been pushing to attract more foreign investment in agriculture even before U.S. President Obama's announcement normalizing relations, could become a significant market for companies like Caterpillar Inc. Photographer: Bloomberg

What can we learn from Cuba’s organic farms?

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After the fall of the Soviet Union, the government offered state-owned farms to anyone prepared to grow food to help feed the suffering population. Without pesticides, fertilizer or fuel for tractors, Cubans turned to organic farming. Continue reading

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How prediction can help prevent the next Ebola crisis

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The worst of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has passed, but cases of the deadly disease still persist, making it urgently important for scientists to predict where the disease may next flare up. Continue reading

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Which animal started the Ebola outbreak?

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Scientists have located Ebola antibodies in several types of fruit bat, making it a chief suspect, but there has not been conclusive evidence. Continue reading

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How will robots affect your career options?

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As artificial intelligence gets better and better, traditional careers such as law and medicine will undergo radical changes, according to computer scientists. Continue reading

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