The "patient biocontainment unit" at Emory University Hospital is one of four facilities in the U.S. specially equipped to handle the most serious infectious diseases.
Alastair Bland looks at the dangers to real sharks and the hazards of pseudo-documentaries as another Shark Week draws to a close.
But the jihadist Islamic State said it still controls the dam, and that fighting is ongoing. If the Kurdish claim is confirmed, it would deal the militants their first major reversal since June.
Members of the National Guard have arrived in the St. Louis area, one day after the suburb of Ferguson saw new violence at a protest over an unarmed teenager killed by police.
As the end of summer nears, here's one more bouncy tune to carry you into the fall. "Black Lemon," by Generationals, was produced with the pop master Richard Swift.
What can a near-encounter with poison hemlock tell us about childhood development and problems of induction? Commentator Tania Lombrozo explains.
Also: the virtues of Fanny Price; notable books coming out this week.
Also: The latest from Ferguson, Missouri; two freight trains collide in Arkansas, killing two; and Cambridge University seeks a PhD researcher to study chocolate.
Protesters attacked Saturday a quarantine center holding the patients, forcing at least 20 to leave the facility. Getty's John Moore says the "mob ... pulled people out of the isolation ward."
Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists are blaming one another for an attack on a convoy carrying people who were fleeing the fighting near the eastern city of Luhansk.
Lawrence Tureaud recently arrived for jury duty in Chicago. The Associated Press reports when asked about his assignment, The A-Team star said, "I pity the criminals today."
The Vatican says the pope ran out of time during a stop to bless disabled children and the elderly. The pope told the crowd if the helicopter doesn't take off on time, we might smash into a mountain.
Citing health concerns, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he'll leave Ecuador's embassy, where he has lived for more than two years. He faces criminal charges in Sweden and the U.S.
For our look at summer poetry, we turn to Charlotte Boulay, a Philadelphia-based poet, with "The End of Summer." She offers us a poem that, on its surface, is about an idyllic summertime activity: taking a nap in the grass. But undercutting this lazy day is a sense of dread: fall is coming, and the conflicts and demands of the real world are inevitable.
Do big prizes encourage winners to do more work in their chosen fields — or less? An analysis by two economists finds that winners of the Fields Medal, the most significant prize in mathematics, become significantly less productive in their chosen field of study after they win the prize. We explore why.
Fighting intensified over the weekend near two major cities held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. In Berlin, meanwhile, a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries along with those from Germany and France, ended without any breakthrough.
When locals in Liberia's capital attacked suspected Ebola patients, a Getty images photographer happened to be at the scene. Kelly McEvers talks to John Moore about what he witnessed over the weekend, and what conditions are like in holding centers for victims of the disease.
Kurdish officials say they have retaken the strategically important Mosul dam.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order sending the National Guard to Ferguson. And because of the unrest, schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District are closed Monday. The new school year was to begin last week but was postponed until this week.