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An experimental vaccine against chickenpox showed incredible effectiveness, offering new hope to patients

The predominant way people are vaccinated against infectious diseases is by a “herd immunity” approach. That is, many people have to be vaccinated in...

Vaccine could significantly reduce rates of childhood cancer

Two pediatric cancers — lymphomas and neuroblastomas — share common genetic factors and have caused similar fatal disease over the years, according to a...

How pasta and spaghetti shapes become distinctive when cooked in three dimensions

When the water starts boiling, it starts to shape the pasta almost immediately. Experts say it is something that chefs have been doing for...

How much methane and ozone-depleting pollution does oil and gas companies have?

The oil and gas industry could also do a lot to cut pollution in ways that are less harmful to the environment. The International...

The funerary catacombs of Ancient Egypt

It was like a scene from the time of Christ, where men chopped up dead animals and their flesh was served up on carvings...

Eta Aquarid meteor shower in June sets light path for 2019

This year, the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower — which peaks on the first night of May, the waning crescent moon isn’t as bright...

Eta Aquariids meteor shower will be a scorcher for May

The Eta Aquariids meteor shower, also known as the “river of fire,” can reach as many as 100 meteors per hour, according to National...

Baltimore’s power system starts to feel the strain as heat wave extends into summer

Labor Day is approaching, and after a spring of unrelenting heat, Baltimore may not have to wait until the day after to return to...

Trump’s stand on climate change reflects one of his most perplexing policy stances

Top Republican and Democratic presidential candidates have yet to declare their intentions for the 2020 election cycle. This comes as a surprise to many...

Helen Murray Free, a figure in life sciences, dies at 98

Helen Murray Free, who lived to be 98 and was involved in major developments in medical technology and the human genome, has died.She was...
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Hong Kong passes ‘fake news’ law

Posted by Austin Ramzy on May 6, 2011 · Leave a CommentWhen Hong Kong introduced its “fake news” law last month, activists warned it...
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As France’s Michelin Guide Stars NYC Restaurants for the First Time, Was New York’s Big Night Yours?

The beloved dining guide unveiled its first-ever stars for New York restaurants during the annual Michelin-sponsored awards gala, held at the Plaza Hotel. The...

Top Republicans, Looking for Growth, All Focus on Arnold Schwarzenegger

Photo: AP Arnold Schwarzenegger looks out over Sacramento after testifying in the state Legislature on a budget deal.By every measure, Arnold Schwarzenegger was probably...

Californian family must leave home or pack up and leave the country

A chick surrounded by his mum and older brother in the backyard of a home in California. The pooches and felines no longer have...