50 years after finding its giant arms, scientists have put this strange dinosaur’s pieces together

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The true form of Deinocheirus mirificus is more unique than scientists could have hoped.

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    ‘I am a Liberian, not a virus.’ Campaign fights back against Ebola stigma.

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    Researchers retract bogus, Dr. Oz-touted study on green coffee bean weight-loss pills

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    NBC cameraman who contracted Ebola is released from Nebraska hospital

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    Scientists sequence the genome of a 45,000 year old man — the earliest human genome ever analyzed

    His DNA helps pinpoint a more accurate time frame for human and Neanderthal interaction.

    50 years after finding its giant arms, scientists have put this strange dinosaur’s pieces together

    50 years after finding its giant arms, scientists have put this strange dinosaur’s pieces together

    The true form of Deinocheirus mirificus is more unique than scientists could have hoped.

    Travelers from Ebola-stricken nations to be monitored upon arriving in U.S.

    Travelers from Ebola-stricken nations to be monitored upon arriving in U.S.

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    Scientists grow tiny, functional human intestines in mice

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    Using other viruses to beat Ebola

    Using other viruses to beat Ebola

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    NBC News cameraman Ashoka Mukpo declared free of Ebola virus

    Mukpo will leave Nebraska Medical Center Wednesday morning, Ebola-free.

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    Stepping it up: Do fitness trackers help?

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    Tornadoes are coming in swarms more often now

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    New evidence that stegosaur tails were thigh-goring killing machines

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    Cancer centers often fall short on providing useful info

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    Pennsylvania clinic treats Amish genetic disorders

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    New York’s rats carry some scary diseases

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    Why a rhino urinates at the same rate as a raccoon

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    The latest in Halloween pumpkins

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    One of the last two males of this rare rhino subspecies has died

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    Football players are most likely to harbor staph microbes

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    Breast-feeding is best only if it’s the right decision for you

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    CDC’s new protocol: No exposed skin when treating Ebola patients

    CDC’s new protocol: No exposed skin when treating Ebola patients

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    The Liberian president’s son is a doctor. Here’s why he’s staying away from Ebola.

    The Liberian president’s son is a doctor. Here’s why he’s staying away from Ebola.

    “The symbolism of me going there and potentially getting Ebola when I have a 9- and a 7-year-old at home isn’t worth it just to appease people,” he said.

    Anonymous Ebola patient released from Emory after being declared virus-free

    Anonymous Ebola patient released from Emory after being declared virus-free

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    ‘Argo’ hero Tony Mendez takes on Parkinson’s disease

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    Males may search for sex instead of food because their brains are wired that way

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    A young breast cancer survivor mulls ‘Pinktober’

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    Dallas officials plead for compassion, not stigma as 43 leave Ebola isolation

    Dallas officials plead for compassion, not stigma as 43 leave Ebola isolation

    “We have to believe in science,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “That’s what separates us from other mammals.“

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    Divers are spoon-feeding invasive lionfish to sharks

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    Family exposed to Ebola victim ready to put 21 days of isolation behind them

    Family exposed to Ebola victim ready to put 21 days of isolation behind them

    A family of six that abided by the CDC’s recommended isolation is ready to return to work and school.

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    The time factor

    The time factor

    Patients infected with Ebola are most contagious when their bodies are close to collapse and the “viral load” in their organs is at its peak. Time is a crucial factor in the occurrence of new cases of the disease.

    The fear of Ebola in America spread faster than the virus itself

    The fear of Ebola in America spread faster than the virus itself

    Science can help put the U.S. cases in perspective, getting past the anxiety associated with the disease.

    Inside Emory Hospital’s Ebola isolation unit

    The patient areas feature two levels of airborne protection.

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    What does an Ebola isolation ward look like?

    What does an Ebola isolation ward look like?

    The 4,000-foot biocontainment unit at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., is a state-of-the-art facility built to care for up to four patients while keeping the world’s scariest pathogens from escaping. The four U.S. facilities are all different — NIH’s even has a gym — but they contain many of the same things. This layout is based on the unit at Emory University in Atlanta.

    NIH unit treating nurse is 1 of 4 such facilities in U.S.

    NIH unit treating nurse is 1 of 4 such facilities in U.S.

    The special isolation units were designed in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to protect against bio­terrorism.