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Beijing adopts smoking ban for public places: state media

China's capital on Friday passed a smoking ban for all indoor public places and offices, state media reported, despite the failure of past attempts to...

Dismantling ski lifts and moving villages: Alps adapt to climate change

With temperatures rising faster in the Alps than the rest of the world, alpine countries are working...

Russian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putin

Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies.

South African disease lab on frontline of Ebola fight

South African professor Janusz Paweska hesitates for a moment as he describes his work trip to the heart of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone....

Volcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flights

A volcano in southern Japan blasted out chunks of magma Friday in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings...

DNA may survive trip to suborbital space and back

DNA molecules attached to the outside of a rocket may be able survive a trip to suborbital space and back into the Earth's atmosphere at extremely...

Ebola discoverer Piot sees long, bumpy road to ending epidemic

West Africa's Ebola epidemic could worsen further before abating but new infections should start...

US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on...

Supermodel launches Ebola fashion pop-up

British supermodel Naomi Campbell launched a pop‑up fashion shop in east London to raise awareness of the spread of Ebola on Thursday.

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three‑headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while...