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Ebola Clinic Finds Way To Start Beating The Odds

Staff members at a clinic in Sierra Leone were told to minimize treatments and expect few survivors. But they refused to follow that plan and came up with a safe way to boost the survival rate.

The fungus known as yartsa gunbu is a big seller in Chinese markets, where people pay top dollar for the alleged aphrodisiac. Deng fei/Corbis hide caption

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The Viagra Of The Himalayas Brings In Big Bucks, And Big Problems

A fungus consumes a worm and sprouts out of its head. The resulting ... thing ... is deemed an aphrodisiac and can sell for more than gold. How do you keep people from killing each other to harvest it?

Benedict Cumberbatch plays British mathematician Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. "You're not asked to like the character," Cumberbatch says. "You're introduced to him, warts and all." Black Bear Pictures hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Benedict Cumberbatch: Code-Breaker Alan Turing Was A Puzzle Himself

Cumberbatch stars in The Imitation Game as the British mathematician who helped break German codes. "It's a war thriller, it's a love story and a tragic testament to a genius wronged," he says.

The University of North Carolina is one of two schools that has recently had a lawsuit regarding admissions policies brought against it. William Yeung via Flickr hide caption

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Code Switch

New Affirmative Action Cases Say Policies Hurt Asian-Americans

The same man who helped bring a suit against the University of Texas at Austin a few years ago is back, with new cases against Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

When it comes to raising awareness among potential victims of sexual assault, figuring out what to say is complicated. Agent Illustrateur/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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A Closer Look At Sexual Assaults On Campus

Colleges Straddle Line Between Assault Prevention And Victim Blaming

When it comes to raising assault awareness among possible victims, figuring out what to say has been complicated for schools. Some that have tried have been criticized for putting the onus on victims.

Maurice Rowland, left, and Miguel Alvarez were working at an assisted living home last fall. When it shut down, Maurice -€- the cook --” and Miguel — the janitor --” stayed to take care of the residents left behind. StoryCorps hide caption

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'If We Left, They Wouldn't Have Nobody'

When an assisted living home closed in California, many residents were still there with nowhere to go. But a cook and a janitor stayed, without pay, and took care of them.

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