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As Ebola Crisis Spreads in West Africa, Liberia's Deterioration Stands Out

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
The country has more deaths than any other affected nation, prompting a quarantine and curfew in the capital.

Successful Marburg Virus Treatment Offers Hope for Ebola Patients

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
An experimental therapy showed success in monkeys with Marburg virus, offering hope for new treatments for related Ebola virus.

Neanderthals Died Out 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thought, With Help From Modern Humans

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
Neanderthals and modern people overlapped in mosaic fashion for thousands of years, improved dating reveals.

Microbes Discovered in Subglacial Antarctic Lake May Hint at Life in Space

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
Biologists have discovered microbes thriving in a subglacial Antarctic lake that could be a model for life on distant worlds.

Why the Current Mass Extinction Matters

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
We seem indifferent to the mass extinction we're causing, yet we lose a part of ourselves when another animal dies out.

Jerusalem Zoo Struggles to Remain Common Ground for Israelis, Palestinians

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
Surrounded by war, Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo is an island of sanity in a complicated reality.

If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
As drought ravages surface water supplies, we're pumping groundwater to save us. And it will—for a while.

Coal-Dependent Arkansas Faces Stiff Emissions Target and a Running Clo

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
Under a proposed EPA rule, state officials will have to cut carbon emissions by nearly 45 percent—one of the highest targets in the country.

Monarch Butterfly's Reign Threatened by Milkweed Decline

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
Monarch butterflies are quickly disappearing, and the loss of essential milkweed is a major culprit.

1950s Family Retraces Lewis and Clark Journey

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
A family takes a summer road trip in the 1950s to follow the Lewis and Clark Trail using original journal records.

New Energy Projects Boost the Use of Undersea Power Cables

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
The need to transmit power over long distances is increasing demand for submarine power cables, but the industry still faces hurdles.

Strongest Evidence Yet That Pygmies' Short Stature Is Genetic

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
Researchers discover area of genome linked to growth differs between pygmies and their taller neighbors.

100,000 Elephants Killed by Poachers in Just Three Years, Landmark Analysis Finds

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
Central Africa has lost 64 percent of its elephants in a decade, while 75 percent of all African elephant populations are in decline.

Study Sheds Light on Broadening U.S. Hunger Problem

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
More than 46 million Americans—including 12 million children—now rely on local food aid to get by, according to a new study that sheds light on the scope of America's hunger problem.

Acclaimed Novelist Alison Lurie Thinks Buildings Say a Whole Lot About Us

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
Your house can tell others whether you're happy or well organized or friendly—even what your politics are.

Giant Rats Trained to Sniff Out Tuberculosis in Africa

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
Already known for detecting land mines, the giant African rodents may be able to sniff out tuberculosis, the world's second most fatal infectious disease.

California Drought Spurs Groundwater Drilling Boom in Central Valley

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
Drillers have more work than they can handle, as water tables fall and experts warn of long-term consequences.

A Hundred Years Old Today, the Panama Canal Is About to Get a Lot Bigger

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
To accommodate today's oceangoing behemoths, the canal is getting a $6 billion makeover.

Q&A: Sylvia Earle’s Personal Journey and Why the Ocean is Vital to Life

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
Explorer Sylvia Earle shares her personal journey in new documentary film 'Mission Blue' and explains why the ocean is essential to life on Earth.

Week's Best Space Pictures: Meteors Shower, Sweden Burns, and Rosetta Orbits

August 21, 2014 - 4:30am
The Perseids compete with a supermoon, a Swedish forest goes up in smoke, and the Rosetta spacecraft orbits a comet.