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Two medical staff members carry a patient. Courtesy of ABC News
Two medical staff members carry a patient.

Clinical trials for Ebola drug could cure thousands

The WHO needs to begin a clinical trial with Ebola patients in West Africa to test the ZMapp's effectiveness and hopefully save thousands of lives. The first phase of this has already begun.

Why the #IceBucketChallenge isn't so stupid

The ice bucket challenge requires people to pour a bucket of ice water on themselves or donate $100 to the ALS Association—or both—then nominate others to do the same. Millions of people around the world and countless celebrities are posting their challenge videos online.

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A purely political effort

The recent push by conservatives like Wisconsin governor Scott Walker to repeal Common Core is purely political and has nothing to do with the effectiveness of the program.

Driverless cars ready to traverse cities and help save lives

Though it may seem unlikely now, the speed at which the technology is being developed suggests that driverless cars could be seen cruising down your street as early as 2017.

The not so minor, minor immigration problem

In recent months, the flood of child immigrants from Central America has risen to chaotic and unsustainable proportions. The influx of unaccompanied immigrant children and mothers has amounted to an overwhelming humanitarian and policy issue.

Sea level rise will be coastal states' demise

Scientists recently produced evidence that sea level rise will continue into the foreseeable future. Several low-lying islands and coastal areas are already experiencing the effects of rapidly swelling oceans and seas.

"Redskins" a little too strong on offense

Snyder has resisted change for a while, but he must understand that changing the name would not only be compassionate to Native Americans who are hurt by the team name, it would also benefit himself and his team socially, financially and ethically.
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