Quinoa, once a homebody crop, crossed the Atlantic for the first time this century. Now the Food and Agriculture Organization has a hunch it can thrive in Central and Southwest Asia.
Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.
Two Americans left Emory University Hospital in Atlanta this week after an unprecedented treatment regime for Ebola. They became infected with the deadly disease while working in Liberia for aid organizations during a severe outbreak of the virus. Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol arrived in Atlanta three weeks ago as the first people to seek treatment for Ebola in the U.S.Both left on their own steam this week. And in his first public comments Thursday at a press conference, Brantly said it’s a miracle to be alive. “On Wednesday, July 23, I woke up feeling under the weather,” said Brantly. “ And then my life took an unexpected turn, as I was diagnosed with Ebola virus disease.”
A pair of authors believe that certain traits such as ruthlessness and fearlessness can enhance your life.
Even though the current outbreak in West Africa has become the largest ever, Ebola isn't the most attractive business proposition for drugmakers. The right financial incentives might change that.
The nation's second-largest bank has agreed to pay nearly $17 billion to settle allegations that it misled investors into buying toxic mortgage-backed securities.
The move by Gov. Jay Nixon to pull out the troops came after a night that involved only a handful of arrests in the St. Louis suburb.
The State Department lauded the fundraising phenomenon, but said the participation of high-profile diplomats, such as ambassadors, violates internal policy.