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Experimental Ebola vaccine due in 2015: Why the wait?

The World Health Organization announced Saturday that a British drug company is fast-tracking an experimental Ebola vaccine. It's set to go through clinical testing as early as next month and be ready for use in early 2015. British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is working with the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to create a preventative ...

Antarctic Rescue Effort Faces New Hurdle

Antarctic Rescue Effort Faces New Hurdle

An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic was told to halt its journey home after concerns that a Chinese vessel involved in the dramatic rescue may also become stuck in the heavy sea i...

Raw: Stranded Antarctica Researchers Rescued

Raw: Stranded Antarctica Researchers Rescued

A helicopter on Thursday rescued all 52 passengers in multiple trips from a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve, after weather conditions finally cleared enough for the operation. (Jan. 02)

Raw: Stranded Antarctica Researchers Rescued

Raw: Stranded Antarctica Researchers Rescued

A helicopter on Thursday rescued all 52 passengers from a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve, after weather conditions finally cleared enough for the operation. (Jan. 02)

Stranded Antarctica Researchers Rescued

Stranded Antarctica Researchers Rescued

A helicopter on Thursday rescued all 52 passengers from a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve, after weather conditions finally cleared enough for the operation. (Jan. 02)

Spirits High Despite Rescue Snag in Antarctica

Spirits High Despite Rescue Snag in Antarctica

A Chinese icebreaker that was en route to rescue a ship stuck in Antarctic ice could not reach the vessel. It will stay in the area to provide support to an Australian ice breaker that's expected to arrive on Sunday. (Dec. 28)

Biologists Care for Island Foxes Off Ca. Coast

Biologists Care for Island Foxes Off Ca. Coast

The endangered foxes of California's Catalina Island have been brought back from the brink of extinction by an intensive vaccination and monitoring program. (Dec. 26)

Raw: New Cooling Unit Installed, Awaiting Testin

Raw: New Cooling Unit Installed, Awaiting Testin

Two space station astronauts popped in a new pump during a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, eager to wrap up urgent repairs to a cooling system. Early pressure tests look good. (Dec. 24)

First Talking Astronaut Robot on Board ISS

First Talking Astronaut Robot on Board ISS

The first humanoid robot in space has performed its first mission at the International Space Station - holding a series of conversations with a Japanese astronaut and keeping him company. (Dec. 19)

NASA Orders Urgent Spacewalk Repairs

NASA Orders Urgent Spacewalk Repairs

NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station, a massive repair job that could stretch to Christmas Day. Two American astronauts will make the two to three spacewalks. (Dec...

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