Zoos Called It a ‘Rescue.’ But Are the Elephants Really Better Off? Zoos Called It a ‘Rescue.’ But Are the Elephants Really Better Off?

Despite mounting evidence that elephants find captivity torturous, some American zoos still acquire them from Africa — aided by a tall tale about why they needed to leave home.

yesterday, 17:41
Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Is Declared a Global Health Emergency Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

The World Health Organization issued the order as the disease has spread and caused more than 1,660 deaths.

yesterday, 20:13
Earlier Ebola Outbreaks, and How the World Overcame Them Earlier Ebola Outbreaks, and How the World Overcame Them

Hemorrhagic fever inspires almost mythic terror, but whether it can be beaten depends more on people than on medical advances.

yesterday, 23:59
Intensive Anti-H.I.V. Efforts Meet With Mixed Success in Africa Intensive Anti-H.I.V. Efforts Meet With Mixed Success in Africa

Scientists tested a costly approach to curbing the AIDS epidemic: Test everyone in the community, and treat anyone who is infected.

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Fewer Inspections for Aging Nuclear Plants, Regulators Propose Fewer Inspections for Aging Nuclear Plants, Regulators Propose

The proposal would significantly weaken or reduce the number and rigor of its safety inspections at the nation's 59 nuclear plants.

today, 0:06
Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

The World Health Organization issued the order; the virus has infected more than 2,500 people and killed nearly 1,700.

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Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for Travelers With Autism Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for Travelers With Autism

A growing number of theme parks, hotels and special attractions are introducing autism training and sensory guides.

today, 1:11
Georgia Beachgoers Save Stranded Pilot Whales in Dramatic Rescue Georgia Beachgoers Save Stranded Pilot Whales in Dramatic Rescue

After a pod of whales washed up on the shores of St. Simons Island, dozens of people raced to push them out to sea.

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Hawaiian Elders Arrested Trying to Block Telescope Construction Hawaiian Elders Arrested Trying to Block Telescope Construction

When completed, the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea’s summit is expected to be the largest telescope in the Northern Hemisphere. But its construction has drawn heated opposition.

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