Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Mursi dismissed Cairo's two top generals and quashed a military order that had curbed the new leader's powers, in a move that further stamped his authority
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The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda appears to be under control, says the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).
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Two recent studies highlight the harm that industrial fisheries are doing to the world’s seabirds, either by overharvesting the birds’ favorite prey or by drowning birds hooked on longlines.
Tempers flared on Thursday as supporters of two universities in Augusta, Ga., that are being merged found out what their combined university will be called.
The rise in university tuition fees in England is having an impact on applications, an expert panel has said.
Camels from Sudan and Somalia are led across Egypt’s deserts, where they are sold for meat or pressed into service hauling tourists around ancient tombs and temples. But one part of the camel is often overlooked: Its salty milk may help in controlling diabetes.
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III), an international collaboration that includes Penn State astronomers, has produced the largest-ever three-dimensional map of massive galaxies and distant black holes.
Helen Dragas, a University of Virginia board member, last year objected (when she was serving as rector, or board chair) to a course on Lady Gaga