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How Hospitals Should Prepare For A Potential Ebola Patient

Anna Almendrala | October 1, 2014 | Healthy Living
Back in August, it only took Mt. Sinai Hospital workers in New York seven minutes to isolate and start treating a man who they suspected of having Ebola. Other U.S. hospitals have also speedily screened and tested suspected Ebola patients, all without incident. The contrast...

How Health Officials Are Tracking Down Everyone Who Was In Contact With The U.S. Ebola Patient

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | October 1, 2014 | Healthy Living
Texas health officials, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are currently combing through all the people who were in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient currently being treated in Dallas, when his symptoms started appearing. The process, known as "contact tracing," involves identifying,...

50 Cost-Efficient Ways To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | October 1, 2014 | HuffPost Home
Let's face it: Reducing your home's negative impact on the planet will likely require a huge amount of work. But solar panels and temperature-regulating walls aren't the only ways to help your household adopt more eco-friendly practices. There are a ton of easy -- and fun...

First U.S. Ebola Case Exposes Weakness In Hospital Procedure

Anna Almendrala | October 1, 2014 | Healthy Living
As luck would have it, the hospital currently treating the first Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. had actually held a meeting a week prior on what to do if a case ever presented itself. “We have had a plan in place for some time now in...

Home Economics Is Still Offered As A College Major In 2014, And Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | October 1, 2014 | HuffPost Home
If you think hanging a diploma on your office wall means you have a complete education, this one perspective might just change your mind. According to Chris Moore, Brigham Young University’s director of the Family and Consumer Sciences program, "If you have your Master's degree and you...

Antarctic Sea Ice Just Hit A New Maximum, But That Doesn't Mean The Continent's Not Warming

Climate Central | Nick Visser | October 1, 2014 | Green
This story originally appeared on Climate Central. The donut of sea ice encircling Antarctica is hovering around its yearly winter maximum area, and there’s little question that it’s going to set a record high this year. “Antarctic sea ice in 2014 is going to set a record for...

The New 'Theory Of Everything' Trailer Is A Total Tearjerker

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | October 1, 2014 | Entertainment
"The Theory of Everything" already has a steady stream of buzz following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Now, a new trailer for the movie about Stephen Hawking shows more of the love story between Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and Cambridge student Jane Wilde (Felicity...

Bobby Jindal Apparently Wants You To Watch Stephen Colbert Make Fun Of Him

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | October 1, 2014 | Politics
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal attempted to beat Stephen Colbert at his own game after the comedian roasted the Republican governor's scientific views. However, his strategy included tweeting out several links to the segment in question. On Tuesday, the Comedy Central host mocked...

Science Reveals Secret Formula For Making Your Song A Big Hit

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | October 1, 2014 | Science
Listen up, all you aspiring pop stars. If you want your songs to be big hits, get yourself some back-up singers. Researchers at the University of Southern California came up with that little nugget of advice after analyzing 2,480 songs that made the Billboard Hot 100...

Boys Are Much More Likely To Take On Leadership Roles In Science And Math Class, Say Teachers

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | October 1, 2014 | Parents
When it comes to middle school and high school math and science classes, boys continue to reign supreme. A survey released Tuesday by the National Education Association, in conjunction with the American Association of University Women and Tufts University, describes the numerous gender gaps that teachers report seeing...

If Every Human On Earth Suddenly Vanished, Something Like This Might Happen

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | October 1, 2014 | Science
What would Earth be like if all humans suddenly disappeared? It's a creepy thought, for sure. And according to a new video from the YouTube series Earth Unplugged (see above), the end of humanity would spell the slow demise of manmade structures and cause cats and...

U.S. Ebola Patient In 'Serious Condition'

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | October 1, 2014 | Healthy Living
DALLAS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - The Ebola patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is in serious condition, a spokeswoman for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said on Wednesday. There was no other information available on the patient, who was admitted on Sunday. (Reporting by Lisa Maria Garza; Writing by Jon...

Archaeologists In Turkey Say They've Discovered Dracula's Dungeon

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | October 1, 2014 | Science
Dracula might be a fictional character, but archaeologists believe they've found the haunts of Vlad the Impaler--the real-life figure who inspired Bram Stoker's vampire tale. The researchers said this week they had uncovered a secret tunnel and two dungeons in Tokat Castle in northern Turkey, where Vlad the Impaler is...

South Pacific Nations Plan To Block Australian Coal Port To Protest Climate Change Inaction

Reuters | Nick Visser | October 1, 2014 | Green
SYDNEY, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Protesters from 12 South Pacific nations plan to block ships entering and leaving Australia's Port of Newcastle, the world's largest coal export terminal, this month to highlight effects they say climate change is having on their islands. Some experts say climate change will cause higher...

Mysterious 'Magic Island' On Saturn Moon Has Scientists Scratching Their Heads (Again)

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | October 1, 2014 | Science
What could it be?! Scientists once again are scratching their heads over a mysterious surface feature on the Saturn moon Titan that some are calling a "magic island." The feature -- observed in a large sea on Titan known as Ligeia Mare -- was first...

Great White Sharks In Epic Fight Caught On Video

Ed Mazza | October 1, 2014 | Green
It's a shark-eat-shark world out there. A 16-foot-long great white shark was recently caught on video attacking another, smaller, great white in waters about 50 miles off the Australian shore, according to a clip posted on YouTube. "The larger animal survived the encounter but the smaller...

Smartphone App Can Figure Out When College Students Are Stressed

Alexandra Svokos | September 30, 2014 | College
A college student's smartphone might be smart enough to figure out when its owner is stressed, and in turn, predict what kind of GPA the student has. StudentLife, a new Android app created by researchers at Dartmouth College, tracked 48 students for 10 weeks to map out their...

Ebola Stocks Jump On News Ebola Has Hit The U.S.

Mark Gongloff | October 1, 2014 | Business
Now that the deadly Ebola virus has arrived in the United States, there is only one logical thing to do: Buy stocks! Yes, shares of companies that make, or are trying to make, Ebola vaccines and treatments jumped in after-hours trading on Tuesday on news of the first...

How The U.S. Health Care System Will Respond To Ebola

Amanda L. Chan | September 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
Let’s get one thing straight: You are not going to get Ebola. Donald Trump is not going to get Ebola. You are more likely to be killed by Batman, the ride. Ebola-like viruses have already breached our borders, and there were no secondary infections. There are airport workers whose job...

New Study Says Men Are Hardwired To Desire Women In Their 20s

Taryn Hillin | September 30, 2014 | Divorce
According to a new study, when it comes to choosing a sexual partner, men of all ages fantasize about one type of woman: the 20-something female. Researchers from Finland surveyed 12,656 men and women aged 18 to 49 in an attempt to study age preferences in sexual...