Ebola Virus Outbreak Fear in Sierra Leone, West Africa spreads to Nigeria

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The Ebola outbreak is severe; now concentrated in major African cities which have direct links to the United States through international air routes.

Listeria Hits the Markets. Food Recall for Food Borne Illness

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Listeria contamination in peaches, plums, and other foods has prompted a fruit recall affecting Wal Mart, Trader Joe’s and Costco among others.

Greenhouse: Who has Donated, and How Much? Teenager’s Politican-Finance App

Right-click on a politician's name, and you get a popup that lists their donors. Screenshot by Decoded Science, all rights reserved.

Nick Rubin, a self-taught programmer still in high school, wrote the Greenhouse app without ever taking a computer class. How difficult is coding, really?

Three Reasons Why the U.S. Economy Continues to Sputter

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While the stock market booms, the economy continues to falter; unable to achieve even average growth. Why is the economy still struggling?

Scabies Outbreak in Immigrant Camps: Medical Screenings by Non-Medical Personnel

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The microscopic scabies mite has been spotted in camps for immigrant children crossing into the U.S. – even a Border Patrol agent has caught the disease.