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U.S. researchers look for long-lasting Ebola vaccine

U.S. researchers are testing two new Ebola vaccines in a clinical trial, hoping to offer long-lasting immunity against deadly strains of the Ebola virus.
House in forest sitting atop waterfall (© AP Images)

This famous house sits atop a waterfall [video]

To celebrate Earth Day, check out this famous house in rural Pennsylvania that is built on a waterfall. It features other elements of nature too.
Sun shining on solar panels (Shutterstock)

How one school system is going solar

A small Indiana town has always relied on the sun to grow crops but now will count on it to power schools.
Lab workers standing on either side of a table, examining vials (PATH/Umit Kartoglu)

Tackling global health care: Tips for aspiring entrepreneurs

April 7 is World Health Day. David Shoultz of PATH says global health care solutions must consider demand, cost and design to be successful.
People raising smartphones to capture an SXSW.2017 banner (© Bloomberg via Getty Images)

What’s the big deal about the South by Southwest festival in...

Movie stars, tech moguls and music artists are converging in Austin, Texas, as part of the 2017 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals.
Janet and Philomena Sylva (© AP Images)

International effort helps Gambian girl get her grin back

Janet Sylva can smile again, thanks to surgeons in New York who removed a cantaloupe-sized tumor from the Gambian girl's mouth and rebuilt her jaw.
Man riding skateboard in air (© Neftalie Williams)

Flying high: Lessons from a professor of skateboarding

Neftalie Williams sees a skateboard not just as a method of exercise and expression, but as a tool to help transcend barriers of language or nationality.
Smart glasses (Dan Hixson/University of Utah College of Engineering)

A new way of seeing?

University of Utah researchers have created “smart glasses” that automatically adjust the focus on what a person is seeing, whether far away or close.
Driverless shuttle (© AP Images)

Las Vegas and Paris experiment with driverless cars

More cities across the world are experimenting with driverless vehicles on public streets. Las Vegas and Paris plan to deploy some later in 2017.