August 09, 2014

Department Head Discusses U Of I’s Reported Decision On Prof. Salaita

A week after the University of Illinois reportedly withdrew a job offer to a professor who posted controversial comments on Twitter, the head of the department overseeing that position says the decision harms the university’s reputation and ability to attract talented professors.

Tobacco plants in Kentucky have produced a serum to treat Ebola
(Associated Press)
August 08, 2014

Investors Pump Prospects Of Unproven Ebola Treatments

Interest in drugs that might be used to treat Ebola virus has hit a fever pitch, but the buzz isn't simply about fear of Ebola, or about saving lives in poor nations of West Africa. It's also about money.

Iraqi Christians rest in Irbil.
Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images
August 07, 2014

Obama: ‘America Is Coming To Help’

President Obama has authorized targeted air strikes against Islamic militants where needed and if militants advanced toward American personnel in northern Iraq, he said Thursday night. 

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