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US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive....
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Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look
CANTON, Mass. (AP) -- Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth....
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Mass. school at center of treatment controversy
The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center outside Boston is the only place in the country known to use electrical skin shocks as aversive conditioning for patients with severe developmental and behavior disorders who harm themselves or others. The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to ban the skin shock devices used by the center....
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Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a duck's....
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Solar storm arrives at Earth, but not a problem
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights....
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally at Mount Sharp
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's Curiosity rover is about to conduct some serious scientific drilling at Mars....
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NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans....
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Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet....
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3 space station astronauts return to Earth
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Three space station astronauts are back on Earth....
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Virgin Galactic pushes back first flight _ again
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Virgin Galactic has again pushed back its timeline for launching space-tourism flights from southern New Mexico's Spaceport America....
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