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The effects of malaria in the brain are clear: A healthy brain, right, has m...
A child stricken with the deadliest form of the disease can quickly fall unconscious and die. A doctor in Michigan has dedicated her life to figuring out how this happens. At last, she has the answer.
Latandra Ellington, 36, was serving time for tax fraud at Lowell Correctiona...
Many of the inmates died of natural causes, but a series of suspicious deaths — against the backdrop of a shrinking budget and staff shortages — has lawmakers calling for a prison oversight board.
Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election is likely to cause President Obama more headaches when it comes to dealing with Republicans, the Iran negotiations and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Daniel Genis, son of Soviet emigre Alexander Genis, served 10 years in priso...
Daniel Genis, son of Soviet emigre writer Alexander Genis, served 10 years for armed robbery. The crimes fueled his heroin addiction. "It was so obvious I didn't fit in," he says.
Malaby has merged his two trios — with a cello and a tuba — into a quartet called Tubacello. Their new album is Scorpion Eater. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says he hopes to hear from them again.
The price of oil has plummeted as a glut of crude sits idle in tankers and in storage. And more oil could be on the way if a nuclear deal removes the caps on Iranian oil exports.