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In 2013, Sierra Leone and Liberia ranked second and sixth among countries with the highest GDP growth in the world. But that growth has stopped because of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Figures found on the walls of a prehistoric cave in Indonesia are at least 35,400 years old or more, scientists say. That might mean the earliest art developed independently in different regions.

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The total lunar eclipse today that could be seen over North America and across the Asia-Pacific region had the added feature of a reddish hue caused by sunlight filtered through Earth's atmosphere.

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A Spanish-language newspaper reports that Teresa Romero Ramos told authorities on three separate occasions before her quarantine that she had a fever.

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If we are able to create intelligent machines, how can we guarantee they will keep us alive and well, as opposed to wiping us out? Nick Bostrom explores the question in Superintelligence.

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