The National Institutes of Health has approved requests for waivers from a moratorium on experiments that aim to make the virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome more infectious in mice.
If you plan on traveling to Cuba, you’ll be able to bring back $100 worth of the country’s famed cigars. But that’s not a lot — because they’re actually kind of expensive.
The latest killing and kidnapping occurred just 20 miles from where the Islamist extremist group kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April.
On Christmas Eve, many French-Canadians will gather after midnight Mass for reveillon, a lavish dinner party that lasts into the wee hours. The traditional centerpiece is a savory, spiced meat pie.
Public health has a way of slipping off the radar when people aren’t scared about Ebola or anthrax. But that doesn’t mean the threats go away. And most states aren’t prepared for the next one.
The Death Penalty Information Center, which opposes capital punishment, says executions dropped in part because some states had issues with their lethal injections.
In a year-end news conference, the Russian President said the worst-case scenario for his country’s economy would involve two more years of unease.
A previously unknown form of botulinum toxin was thought to be resistant to standard treatment raised public health concerns. Subsequent research has allayed those fears.
Just getting a measles vaccine to a child in Pakistan was once an impossible dream. Despite many obstacles, health workers have made great progress in stopping infectious diseases.
The thing about Serial and its endless rabbit holes is that no matter how you view the podcast, there’s an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.
In Miami, home of the largest Cuban diaspora, two generations faced off on the streets. In Havana, demonstrators spoke of hope.
U.S. intelligence officials claim that North Korea was centrally involved in the hack against Sony. That’s major news in the world of cyberwarfare, where nation-states typically make covert attacks.
Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.
Iraqi security forces are training with the goal of reclaiming territory lost to the Islamic State. Police at a camp near the front line say such a battle would be personal.
Both Stephen Colbert and Craig Ferguson end their late night TV shows this week. Colbert is getting a boatload of attention as he moves to succeed David Letterman, but Ferguson deserves some too.