Scientists now think the entire outbreak in West Africa was triggered by one person and then the virus took off from there. Early signs pointed to a little boy in southern Guinea.
One company and its algorithms are changing the way America’s schools handle classroom ethics.
Twitch broadcasts gamers to huge audiences around the world, and it boasts big potential when it comes to advertising dollars. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calls watching gameplay “a global phenomenon.”
The small, gas-rich Arabian Gulf nation of Qatar played a key role in freeing U.S. hostage Peter Theo Curtis after nearly two years in Syria.
A researcher says startups Uber and Lyft aren’t really ridesharing services. An emerging set of services being tested promises to be more about sharing and less about being like taxis.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf came to the poor neighborhood of West Point today. She talked with residents, handed out cash and apologized to the mother of a 15-year-old killed during last week’s protests.
Before the earthquake that struck Napa, Calif., an earthquake early warning system blared an alarm 10 seconds early. Doug Given, the Earthquake Early Warning coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey, tells Melissa Block about the system that he’s helped to institute.
A new outbreak of Ebola is being reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But scientists say it’s not related to the Ebola epidemic going on in West Africa.
The fast-food restaurant operator Burger King has announced that it’s in talks to buy Tim Horton’s, a Canadian chain of restaurants. The acquisition would likely herald the move of Burger King’s headquarters to Canada, in an attempted tax inversion.
The wine industry in California’s Napa Valley is taking stock of the damage from this weekend’s magnitude 6.0 earthquake.
Mexico is inaugurating a new elite police force, a gendarmerie of 5,000 highly trained officers. The force was a campaign pledge by President Enrique Pena Nieto. His administration has touted a decrease in violent crimes, but despite the dip, the rate of kidnappings is up in many of the country’s states.
One Ukrainian military commander told the BBC that pro-Russian rebels may be trying to open a new front in the conflict.
U.S. actions have not resolved the multiple conflicts raging in the region. Are U.S. policies at fault, or are these convulsed lands simply beyond anyone’s control?
The tweet joked about the burning of the White House 200 years ago by the British. It unleashed many tweets from Americans who didn’t think relations were special enough for that kind of ribbing.
It’s still too early to tell just how much the magnitude-6.0 quake will cost the region, but it comes after a drought had already made things difficult for wineries.