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China completes first mission to moon and back

China completed its first return mission to the moon early Saturday with the successful re‑entry and landing of an unmanned probe, state media...

WHO issues new guidance on Ebola protective gear

The U. N. health agency is updating its guidelines for health workers dealing with the deadly Ebola virus, recommending tougher measures such as doubling...

Philippines' rare dwarf buffalo charges against extinction

The population of the Philippines' dwarf buffalo, one of the world's rarest animals, has grown to its largest since efforts to save them from...

Zoo in Chile lets the brave tickle a lion's tummy

Dare ya, double dare ya, to tickle a lion's belly. Or touch his menacing claws.

Bracing to meet a killer: aid workers in Geneva prep for Ebola

Sweating behind fogged‑up goggles, Thanh Dang meticulously follows each instruction as she peals...

After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom and glut

TOKYO (AP) — Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry. Oba, a consultant,...

Filled with artifacts, ancient Mexican tunnel may lead to royal tombs

A sacred tunnel discovered in the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan is filled with thousands of...

Robots get funky on the dance floor

Dancing, spinning and fighting robots are showing off their agility at "Robocomp" in Krakow. (Oct. 29)

Having young kids around may ease menopausal symptoms

Spending time with young children could reduce hot flashes and night sweats for some women in mid‑life, according to a new study from the Kinsey...

TB-diabetes co-epidemic looms, experts warn

A report warned Wednesday of a looming tuberculosis‑diabetes epidemic as the two diseases intertwine in many countries, driven in part by a rise in...