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Science On Diets Is Low In Essential Information

The diet industry generates billions of dollars annually, but it is built on razor-thin evidence about what is best for any person. And it's likely that one diet type doesn't fit all.

Lights, Camera, College? Goucher College Introduces Video Applications

Soon Goucher's admissions office will plow through thousands of essays, recommendations and, for the first time, video applications.

Can Body Cameras 'Civilize' Police Encounters?

Police in Ferguson, Mo., started wearing video cameras this week. What effect do they have on behavior? A criminologist reviews the (preliminary) evidence.

The Latest Word From WHO On Experimental Ebola Therapies

Vaccinations and therapeutics are being tested. Some could be available for use as early as November, if they prove to be safe.

Building Me: A Puzzlement

I am made of atoms 7,000 trillion trillion of them. How did I teach them to tie my shoes? Or did they teach me?

A Diplomat Infects A Doctor As Ebola Spreads In Nigeria

The diplomat violated a quarantine. The doctor became ill but still saw patients. Now Africa's most populous country is scrambling to find more than 200 people who could have Ebola.

Update: After A 4-Day Hunt, Albino Cobra Is Caught In LA Suburb

A driver spotted the highly venomous snake and called authorities. It was captured without incident.

In Ukraine, Cease-Fire Between Government, Separatists Takes Hold

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he was hopeful that this would be a long-lasting peace. The central disagreements in conflict, however, remain.

Obama: Our Goal Is To 'Dismantle' The Islamic State

After meeting with allies, the president said he found conviction that it was the responsibility of the international community to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the militant Sunni group.

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