Author's note: This concludes a three-part series. You may view Part Two here. Evidence that the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases has operated in Sierra Leone a biodefense program serving primarily the national security concerns of the US government about the bioterrorism threat of pathogens such as Ebola, Marbug and Lassa fever, is clear. What is unclear is whether the
By John-Thomas Didymus on Oct 23, 2014
There was a time when shopping consisted of traveling to a store, picking out some items and bringing them home. Choices were limited, but that didn’t really matter to the happy customers who had much lower expectations than today’s consumer. Choices now are virtually endless, and tech-savvy shoppers know their way around search engines as if keywords were their native language. This 21st century
By Maryann Tobin on Oct 23, 2014
If you have ever flown on an airplane, then you had the opportunity to sit through either a video or a live safety demonstration with less than enthusiastic flight attendants showing all the emergency procedures. In an effort to liven up this mundane but necessary part of the plane trip, Air New Zealand has debuted what they have entitled “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.” Shot entirely in Ne
By Elaine Cheung on Oct 23, 2014
Opinion The University of North Carolina is known for a lot of things. Winning athletic teams including men’s and women’s basketball teams that both won national championships. A journalism school that has seen its graduates win Emmys and other awards. An overall ranking of #30 among all universities ranked by US News and World Report and a No. 5 ranking among public universities. That sterling re
By Mike Sarzo on Oct 23, 2014
Science & Tech
During your time at ad:tech New York, you’ll find it’s easy to be swept up by the excitement on the show floor, where over 200 exhibitors will be busy wowing attendees with the latest and greatest in advertising and marketing innovations. And while we’re certainly not suggesting your time spent going from booth to booth isn’t time well spent, the show’s organizers have also put together a fun and
By Michael McEnaney on Oct 22, 2014
There’s a law in economics about perfect competition, and it’s pretty simple: The easier it is to sell in a market, the lower profits will be. And when it comes to pop culture, the barriers are actually pretty easy. We hear a lot about talent, but that doesn’t explain Justin Bieber, the Kardashians or many other celebrities. Besides, singing, acting and dancing aren’t really that hard. Yet their p
By Michael Foster on Oct 22, 2014
Animal-assisted therapy helps college students Animal assisted therapy (AAT) uses trained animals to enhance an individual's physical, emotional and social well-being, thus improving self-esteem, reducing anxiety and facilitating healing. The prevalence of anxiety and loneliness on college campuses and the simultaneous reduction in college counseling center resources has created a need for creativ
By Debbie Nicholson on Oct 22, 2014
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By Maryann Tobin on Oct 23, 2014
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