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The Zuckerbergs' $25M to fight Ebola: Priscilla Chan explains

Two days after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the donation, his wife says the goal is "to be able to keep Ebola to a confined state, where we can aggressively intervene."

By October 16, 2014

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Facebook's Zuckerberg donates $25M to fight Ebola

The CEO of the world's largest social network says the disease is at "a critical turning point" and needs to be addressed.

By October 14, 2014

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BBC turns to WhatsApp to share Ebola information

Aimed at people in West Africa, the BBC will use the popular messaging app to provide updates about the spread of Ebola.

By October 16, 2014

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Chemists turn anthrax bacteria into cancer-fighting zombies

An MIT research team takes one of our biggest biological enemies and recruits it as an expert drug delivery bug in the fight against cancer.

By September 25, 2014

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Harvard-made lung muscle could yield asthma insights

Scientists synthesize human airway tissue, and in hopes of finding better asthma medication, watch it react to a variety of chemicals.

By September 23, 2014

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Battling Ebola: Information is the most powerful tool

Although the West African nations stricken by the Ebola outbreak are not tech-savvy, text messaging, phone calls, and even radio are helping educate the most at-risk people.

By August 9, 2014

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Want to avoid America's scariest state? Don't live here

Real estate search site Estately.com has arranged our great states from most to least scary based on things like bears, dentists, and yes, clowns.

By July 15, 2014

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New York health officials track down foodborne illnesses using Yelp

NY's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene uses software to look for words like "sick" and "vomit" in Yelp reviews.

By May 23, 2014

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Get your hand off it: Australian law on phone use in the car

You know you shouldn't use your mobile when driving, but where do the Australian state and territory laws stand on the matter?

By April 4, 2014

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Not a flu shot fan? Here's a vaccine patch you give yourself

Prototype microneedle patch under study by the CDC is well received by early testers. Imagine picking up a flu vaccine at the pharmacy and administering it in the comfort of your home.

By February 27, 2014