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A TRAVEL BAN to and from West African countries that have Ebola is next to impossible to impose, but it could be the only way to keep sick passengers off US-bound planes–because while the State Department can stop visa holders from boarding U.S.-bound planes, keeping holders of American passports off is far more complicated. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/16/debate-grows-in-washington-over-ebola-travel-ban/
A DALLAS LAB WORKER believed to have handled specimens from the Liberian man who became the first person to be diagnosed and die of Ebola on U.S. soil is quarantined aboard the Carnival Magic cruise ship, off the coast of Belize, leaving as many as 4,000 passengers stranded.
One of Earth’s closest neighbors is about to have a very narrow escape. A comet the size of a small mountain will whiz past Mars Sunday at a distance of less than 87,000 miles. The spectacle – if you were on Mars — could include a Northern Lights-like aurora and an extra sprinkle of shooting stars. NASA says you’ll be able to watch it on-line.
The 26-year-old nurse, who’s infected with the Ebola virus, is in good condition and improving, according to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
The difference between someone who sips a single cup of coffee in the morning and those who guzzle an entire pot before noon is genetic. That’s according to Harvard researchers. They found genes determine how we react to caffeine and this sheds light on why coffee seems to have positive health effects for some people and not others. ~Positive Prep
Facebook debuts a tool called ‘Safety Check’ that will alert friends & family that you’re okay after a disaster. EXAMPLE SEATTLE: Text: Are you OK? It looks like you’re in the area affected by mudslides. Let friends know if your safe.
Amazon is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers for its fulfillment center in order to keep up with customer demand throughout the holiday season.