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  • New book about El Sistema paints unflattering portrait

    When Geoffrey Baker, a music professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, traveled to Venezuela to work on a book about El Sistema, he was expecting to write a predictably upbeat account of the country's much lauded classical-music education system....
  • Rhodes Scholars include 6 from Great Lakes area

    Rhodes Scholars include 6 from Great Lakes area
    Half a dozen students from the Great Lakes region were among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes scholars, officials announced this weekend. The scholars were chosen out of a field of more than 200 U.S. finalists from 86 colleges and universities. The...
  • Ebola drug trials starting in West Africa as early as December

    Ebola drug trials starting in West Africa as early as December
    Three separate clinical trials for Ebola virus treatments are set to begin in West Africa as early as December, Doctors Without Borders announced Thursday. The international medical aid group, also known by its French initials MSF, will host the...
  • Experimental hepatitis C vaccine shows promise, researchers say

    Experimental hepatitis C vaccine shows promise, researchers say
    An experimental vaccine for hepatitis C has shown promise in preliminary human safety trials, according to researchers, and may pave the way to a more affordable means of fighting the virus. In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Science...
  • Scientists step up work to find and contain 'the Ebolas of the future'

    Headlines about alarming new viruses have been hard to escape. In just the past few months, the country has confronted its first cases of Ebola, of the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya and of the respiratory disease enterovirus D68. Many other threats,...
  • Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change

    Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change
    It may seem unlikely, but penguins offer a crucial lesson for the United States' national security. On the western Antarctic Peninsula, climate change is wreaking havoc on stocks of krill, tiny crustaceans that penguins eat. Adelie penguins are in...
  • The Siren's Call: Cellular Situations

    The Siren's Call: Cellular Situations
    Cancer lends itself to the realms of myth. Siddhartha Mukherjee gave the disease some regal treatment in the title of his prize-winning book "The Emperor of All Maladies," but cancer's no emperor. It's a beast. Where actual mythological monsters are...
  • Travel tips and deals include New Orleans & Cajun Country tour

     Travel tips and deals include New Orleans & Cajun Country tour
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: •Gate 1 Travel has a seven-day/six-night escorted New Orleans & Cajun Country tour priced from $949 per person double occupancy....
  • Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state

    Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state
    Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular, outspoken — and sometimes undiplomatic — tongue, on Wednesday became the nation's acting president and sub-Saharan Africa’s only current white head of state. Scott took office in the...
  • Ebola vaccine trials to begin in Baltimore next month

    Ebola vaccine trials to begin in Baltimore next month
    An unusual request recently appeared in classifieds and on campus bulletin boards — Wanted: Baltimore-area volunteers to test a vaccine for the Ebola virus. The response was overwhelming, said Kirsten Lyke, an associate professor at the University...
  • Origin of modern sex discovered in ancient armored fish

    Origin of modern sex discovered in ancient armored fish
    LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists studying fossils have discovered that the intimate act of sexual intercourse used by humans was pioneered by ancient armored fishes, called placoderms, about 385 million years ago in Scotland. In an important discovery in...