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New York's Disease Detectives Hit The Street In Search Of Ebola

When a New York City doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, the epidemiologists knew just what to do: search the city for potential contacts.It's a gig they perform daily with far more contagious diseases.

U.S. Marines board a C-130 transport plane as they withdraw from Camp Leatherneck, their huge base in southern Afghanistan. This marked the biggest handover yet to the Afghan army, which is facing a tough fight with the Taliban in Helmand province and other parts of southern Afghanistan. Wakil Koshar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Marines Gone, Can The Afghan Army Hold Off The Taliban?

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Cuttlebug Redline Graffiti

IBM's Watson supercomputer is most famous for winning at Jeopardy! Now it's been called in to come up with recipe ideas. Bob Goldberg/AP/IBM hide caption

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I've Got The Ingredients. What Should I Cook? Ask IBM's Watson

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What's More Embarrassing Than That Old Screen Name? Sharing It

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My Burr Minotaur Shock
Swimming Pools (Drank) [Extended Version] [Version] Kendrick Lamar
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A woman on the L train in New York City last week covers her face, fearful because a doctor with Ebola rode the train days earlier. Epidemiologists say people on the subway were not at risk. Stephen Nessen /WNYC hide caption

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New York's Disease Detectives Hit The Street In Search Of Ebola

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Only Heather Wild Nothing
Lovers' Carvings Bibio

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Ancient Viruses Lurk In Frozen Caribou Poo

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W.H. Auden at the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center in 1966. Diane Dorr-Dorynek/Courtesy of the 92nd Street Y hide caption

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75 Years Of 'Colossal Poets' And Live Literature At NYC's 92nd Street Y

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Outrage Soulive

Proponents of the taxes say that if the measures pass, the money would be directed, in San Francisco, toward childhood nutrition and recreation and, in Berkeley, into the city's general fund. Joel Saget /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Soda-Makers Try To Take Fizz Out Of Bay Area Tax Campaigns

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Lions Wesafari
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Companies from Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran were among the more than 100 Internet startups at this year's Startup Istanbul event on Sept. 30. It was Iranian entrepreneurs' first time competing on an international stage. Courtesy of Startup Istanbul hide caption

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Iranian Entrepreneurs Make Pitches That Are Just Practice, For Now

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Restless Fugitive Willy Mason
Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe Kendrick Lamar

Caltech biochemical engineer Frances Arnold was awarded a National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama in 2013. Jason Reed/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Is 'Leaning In' The Only Formula For Women's Success In Science?

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Pony Ride Neil Finn
Ubiquitous 3 Brave Souls

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No Shame: Glen Campbell Documentary Follows Singer's Goodbye Tour

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Wichita Lineman Glen Campbell
Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell

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