Friday, January 30, 2015
by Clip Syndicate
The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totaled 99 in the week to Jan. 25, the lowest tally since June 2014, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, signaling the tide might have turned against the epidemic. "The response to the EVD (Ebola virus disease) epidemic has now moved to a second phase, as the focus shifts from slowing transmission to ending the epidemic," the WHO said. "To achieve this g   [READ MORE]
Motherhood is wonderful, but it's also exhausting—just ask Eva Mendes! Ryan Gosling's love attended the Hollywood Stands Up to Cancer event Wednesday with her family. The actress and new mom gave an emotional speech, too, sharing with the star-studded audience why funding cancer treatment research is so important. Mendes said "Each one of us in this room that is here tonight, we're here because someone in our family or someone close to us has been affected by this insidious disease.   [READ MORE]
Pop star Justin Bieber said he was leaving behind his "arrogant" and "conceited" attitude after bad behavior in the past year damaged his image while he makes the transition from teen idol to adult performer. The 20-year-old "Boyfriend" singer said in a video posted on his Facebook page late on Wednesday that he was "afraid of what people are thinking about me right now.   [READ MORE]
For years now, SpaceX founder CEO Elon Musk has been talking up the notion of reusable rockets to drive down the, uh, astronomical cost of the space program. He's put billions where his mouth is with the development of rockets that return home in one piece after carrying their payloads beyond Earth's atmosphere; although, the first test run of that technology didn't exactly land as softly as hoped.   [READ MORE]
The World Health Organization said Thursday, Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread. WHO also reported that only 30 percent of new cases in Guinea are known contacts of Ebola patients, meaning officials have no idea how most patients are getting infected. The outbreak is believed to have killed more than 8,000 people since it started in March.

On this day in 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds into flight at approximately 11:40 a.m. EST. Seven crew members died in the explosion, including Christa McAuliffe, who would have been the first teacher in space. The explosion was a result of a rocket booster failure which ignited the fuel tank. Some of the objectives of Mission STS-51L included the "Comet Halley Active Monitoring Program" a fluid dynamics experiment, and lesson plans and telecasts by Christa McAuliffe.

Want to get in on a promising career? Think health care, tech and finance, according to a new survey from Glassdoor. The job hunting and information site compiled its inaugural list of the top 25 jobs in the U.S. The rankings and Glassdoor's "Job Score" are based on three factors: earning potential, career opportunities and the number of job openings. Unsurprisingly, the list reveals that this is a wonderful time to be a medical professional or coder.


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