I, Robot

Stephen Hawking: artificial intelligence could destroy human race

One-Minute Read Tue 2 Dec, AT 15:44

Humans 'will not be able to compete' with self-improving robots, says Stephen Hawking

Double Helix

23andMe: why have DNA kits been approved in the UK?

Briefing Tue 2 Dec, AT 14:09

DNA screening devices that profile health risks are banned in the US – but now legal in the UK

HIV Virus

HIV: why the virus could eventually be 'almost harmless'

Briefing Tue 2 Dec, AT 11:53

Scientists have observed an 'incremental change' in HIV which could lead to the virus gradually becoming 'watered down'

Ebola medical worker

Ebola: 'huge risk' of virus reaching Europe

One-Minute Read Mon 1 Dec, AT 09:33

UN chief says Ebola could still spread beyond West Africa, where it kills 200 people per week

A doctor is giving a vaccine to a patient

Ebola: experimental vaccine trial an 'unqualified success'

One-Minute Read Thu 27 Nov, AT 10:16

Early human tests suggest the drug is safe and may help immune systems fight Ebola, but more trials are needed

Health workers

Ebola virus factfile: what you need to know

Briefing Wed 26 Nov, AT 15:57

West Africa's Ebola epidemic is by far the most serious outbreak of the deadly virus

Slum area with poor sanitation in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Plague in Madagascar: fears of 'rapid spread' in capital city

One-Minute Read Wed 26 Nov, AT 12:45

'Black Death' disease kills 47 people and spreads to the densely populated capital of Antananarivo

Health workers from in Sierra Leone's stand near a corpse

Ebola: infected bodies dumped outside hospital in Sierra Leone

One-Minute Read Wed 26 Nov, AT 11:48

Burial workers discard bodies in protest over unpaid wages as government admits money has 'gone missing'

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