Big aid agencies are gearing up to help Ebola-ravaged countries. Small communities are also pitching in. The Y in Missoula, for example, is raising money to help the Y in Freetown.
Sunset marks the start of the Jewish New Year as well as the 10 Days of Awe, when observant Jews reflect on the past year. Some are taking this reflection out of the temple and onto their tablets.
The group, which was targeted by U.S. airstrikes in Syria last night, has been on the U.S. radar for a while. Intelligence officials say they have tracked its individual members for years.
The founding father of "microcredit" is helping to judge a contest with maxidollars: the Clinton Global Initiative's Hult Prize, granting $1 million to a new business idea that'll help the poor.
As people move away from Macon, many homes remain empty.
Supporters of the controversial, high-priced treatment say routine coverage would help propel research that would support its use. Skeptics say that approach is backward.
The World Health Organization warns of more than 20,000 cases by early November if help doesn't arrive quickly in West Africa. The CDC projects 1.4 million cases by late January.
Savannah-Chatham police have released surveillance footage of the arrest of Charles Smith prior to his fatal shooting by police.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says just under a million and a half people could get the Ebola virus by early next year. That's if the response to the disease isn't ramped up. One non–profit group with roots in Atlanta is doing what it can to combat the outbreak. The Liberia Orphan Education Project is giving out fresh water to remote parts of Liberia, and working with residents there to teach communities about disease prevention. Emmalee Hackshaw co–founded the group. She sat down with GPB's "All Things Considered" host Rickey Bevington to talk about the impact of the group’s Handwashing Hygiene Project.
Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That's what happens when you sequence the DNA of your dinner.