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  1. Ebola: 'Five S Leone cases per hour'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Newsday

    Save the Children says that as soon as authorities get on top of the virus in one area, it emerges in another A leading charity has warned that a rate of five new Ebola cases an hour in Sierra Leone means healthcare demands are far outstripping supply. Save the Children said there were 765 new cases of Ebola reported in the West African state last week, while there are only 327 beds in the country.


  2. 10 CDC staffers sent to Texas for Ebola probeRead the original story

    1 hr ago | KTEN-TV Denison

    Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a 10-person team has arrived in Dallas to help investigate the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States. CDC officials said in a statement Wednesday that three senior scientists, five epidemic intelligence service officers, a public health adviser and a communications officer have been sent from Atlanta to Dallas to work with local and state officials.


  3. PHOTO: The worlds longest pedestrian suspension bridge, the SkyBridge, near Sochi, Russia.Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ABC News

    Combine that with a height of almost 680 feet off the ground, and visitors are in for one terrifying walk. Extreme sports fans can speed along a zip line more than 500 feet high.


  4. Japan volcano death toll hits 47 as new...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Suria

    The death toll from a sudden volcanic eruption in Japan hit 47 on Wednesday as rescuers discovered 11 new bodies in so-far unexplored areas of the ash-covered peak. Rescue workers board a defense force helicopter heading for Mount Ontake during a search operation on October 1, 2014 following a volcanic eruption near Otaki village in Nagano prefecture - by Jiji Press The figure makes the eruption of Mount Ontake, which was packed with hikers when it burst angrily to life on Saturday lunchtime, the worst volcanic disaster in Japan for almost 90 years.


  5. Mesh-free Numerical Simulation of Skeletal Muscle Tissue CompletedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

    Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have completed the first comprehensive numerical simulation of skeletal muscle tissue using a method that uses the pixels in an image as data points for the computer simulation - a method known as mesh-free simulation. The researchers, led by J.S. Chen, the William Prager Professor of structural engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego, presented their findings on the development of this method at the CompIMAGE'14 conference in Pittsburgh this month.


  6. Walnut Creek News Briefs -- Festival to mark Walnut Creek's 100 YearsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Hispanic Business

    The public is invited to celebrate the Centennial Birthday Festival with a full day of live music and dancing, food trucks, museum tours, community service groups, , features the collaboration of two poets for an evening of poetry reading and discussion from their new book "Diaspo/Renga." Following the Israeli siege of , began a correspondence, with each responding to the other's poems by email until 2012.


  7. California just entered its fourth year of drought: Why things could soon get much worseRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Salon

    Like the Jewish calendar year, California's water year has come to an end this month. Wednesday, the state entered its fourth consecutive year of drought.


  8. D-Zone Bucks: Part 2Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Fish Sniffer

    Author Cal Kellogg, kicked off this discussion of D-Zone deer hunting opportunities in the last issue of the Fish Sniffer. Here is the conclusion-Editor.


  9. Can You Guess How Many Gallons of Water It Took to Grow the Avocado in Your Guacamole?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Truthdig

    According to Mother Jones, avocados and almonds are pretty much guilty pleasures when you think about how much of drought-ridden California's water it takes to grow them. So we know that avocados should have gone extinct millions of years ago , but how about how much water it takes to grow a single of these creamy green fruits? US consumers certainly love this unctuous tropical fruit.


  10. Could you live on just 4 liters of water per day? Take the 4Liters...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | TreeHugger

    Move over, Ice Bucket Challenge. Experience the clean water crisis firsthand, and help alleviate water poverty for some of the 2.5 billion people without access to clean water, with the 4Liters challenge.


  11. Questions and answers about the U.S. Ebola caseRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Star

    U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. Texas health officials said there were no other suspected cases in the state, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention immediately sought to calm fears that one case would spread widely. 'Ebola can be scary.


  12. Attendance not affectedRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Fiji Times

    THE dry spell experienced around the country has not affected students' attendance in class with the Education Ministry reporting positive reports from districts affected. Education Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy issued an advice to all schools to take heed and take proactive approaches to the current drought situation.


  13. $1.7m in lossesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Fiji Times

    THE prolonged spell of dry weather in the Western Division has proved costly for farmers with preliminary figures by the Agriculture Ministry pegging the losses at about $1.7million since mid-July. "The worst hit areas have been in the Ba province, where farmers have lost about 60 per cent of supply in quantity and quality," said principal agricultural officer Western Vinesh Kumar.


  14. NASA satellite images show vanishing seaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Chron

    The NASA Earth Observatory shares images and stories captured from its various satellite missions high above the Earth. Among those many images and stories are natural hazards , some of which have had catastrophic results on the people affected.


  15. More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47-Image1Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators.


  16. Tornado Watch in southern and southeast counties through 10 p.m.Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KCTV5

    A tornado watch is in effect in southern and southeast counties through 10 p.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service has already issued the watch for Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, Linn and Miami counties in Kansas and Cooper, Howard, Pettis, Saline, Bates, Cass, Henry, Johnson and LaFayette in Missouri.


  17. CDC Monitoring Those Who Had Contact With Ebola PatientRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    Federal health officials are monitoring up to 18 people who were exposed to the man being treated at a Dallas hospital for the first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States. Some of the 18 people are members of the unidentified man's family.


  18. Samaritan's Purse to provide Ebola relief suppliesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WBTV

    Just a day after officials confirmed the first Ebola case this year in America, Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief organization, will deliver 100 metric tons of medical supplies to the people of Liberia to help aid in the battle against the deadly virus. "It is freighting, it is tough, but we have to fight it there.


  19. Here's Who To Blame For America's Increased Contribution To Global Warming In 2013Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

    A new report released by the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday shows just how much large American industrial facilities including power plants, refineries, and chemical manufacturers contributed to global warming in 2013. The report answers the question of how carbon dioxide was emitted by these industries in 2013 compared to 2012, and the short answer is this: more.


  20. Could an Ebola Epidemic Happen Here?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | UConn Advance

    The Ebola virus that erupted in West Africa this year has infected thousands of people in an epidemic that threatens to spin out of control. That epidemic was brought close to home this week, when the first U.S. Ebola case was diagnosed in Dallas, Texas.