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Fiery Oil-Train Derailments Prompt Calls For Less Flammable Oil

Trains carrying oil from North Dakota pass through American towns daily and sometimes they derail and explode. The oil industry is now under pressure to make the oil less volatile before shipping.

'A Strange Situation' Indeed: Leech Spends Weeks In Woman's Nose

Mr. Curly. That's the name Daniela Liverani gave the 3-inch leech that doctors found living in her nostril last week. With that tone of creepiness established, we can now provide more details.

U.S. Strikes At ISIS In Kobani As Kurds Claim Progress

As the U.S.-led coalition carried out strikes on areas east and south of Kobani in Syria, new reports emerged about Turkey's role in supporting the fight against ISIS.

CDC: Atlanta Airport Screenings To Begin Thursday

Ebola screenings are set to begin Thursday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta and the head of the Centers for Disease Control said isolating patients who may have traveled to West Africa should be the focus of healthcare workers across the country.

In Hopes Of Fixing Faulty Genes, One Scientist Starts With The Basics

Jennifer Doudna used to worry that her science wasn't doing anything important. Then some basic research led her team to a discovery that could one day be crucial in healing some genetic diseases.

Ebola Screening At JFK Airport Flagged 91 Travelers; None Had Virus

In the wake of the first case of Ebola being contracted in the U.S., CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden discusses plans to stop the disease and apologizes for an implication some saw in his remarks Sunday.

LED Lights Are A 'Transformative Technology' In The Developing World

This year's Nobel Prize in physics went to scientists who invented the blue light-emitting diode. Paired with solar power, the energy-efficient LED is bringing affordable light to places off the grid.

Pistorius Should Serve 3 Years' House Arrest, Prison Official Says

At a sentencing hearing for Oscar Pistorius, a court-appointed prison social worker says the South African athlete's punishment for culpable homicide should include three years of house arrest.

Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

The city is the latest to honor Native Americans instead of Christopher Columbus. But not everyone is happy about the change.

French Economist Wins Nobel For Work On Regulating Big Business

The Nobel committee said Jean Tirole has helped to reshape regulators' policies with his idea that the same rules have different effects good and bad in different industries.