They were talented, idealistic risk takers, on the road to what they thought would be important medical discoveries. But when the funding for risk takers dried up, these two academics called it quits.
Domestic cats, high-rises and vanishing habitat are taking a toll on more than 33 species of American birds, a comprehensive update reports. Still, wetland and coastal birds are faring better.
The farming town of Barkedu accounts for a fifth of Liberia's Ebola deaths. Residents have revved up anti-Ebola efforts. But the virus has swept away entire families, and there's no end in sight.
Apple unveiled its first new product line since 2010, a wearable computing device called the Apple Watch. But is it a game changer? You can't trust all the hype.
Many people think of measles as a mild childhood illness. But people who got the measles during outbreaks in the United Kingdom say they were so sick they missed two weeks of school or work.
Psychology tells us that waiting for an experience can boost our happiness, as can talking about the experience afterward. That's one reason food pilgrims seem to be queuing up and Instagramming it.
Whisky requires grain, which attracts mice and birds, which is why we have distillery cats. These days, though, public relations is also a key part of the job.
The Muslim convert and former Latin Kings gang member was sentenced seven years ago after his conviction on terrorism-related charges.
Janay Rice says the media has sought to boost ratings by releasing a video that shows her being hit by her then-fiance, Ray Rice. The Baltimore Ravens ended Rice's contract Monday.
It's not fair to call this a "do nothing" Congress. It's just that the House and Senate each have very different "to do" lists.
The fate of Capt. Sir John Franklin and crew has been a mystery for more than 160 years, but now Canadian archaeologists believe they've found one of the expedition's two main vessels.
The seven-time Formula One champion has been recovering from a serious head injury caused by a December skiing accident in France.
Fear of the virus has raised worries about travel to Africa — for safaris in Tanzania, for school programs in South Africa. But London is closer to the outbreak's epicenter than Johannesburg is.
After months of rumors and dozens of fan-created images of what an Apple watch might look like, the tech giant shows us what it's been working on today.
The family of 96-year-old Edith Hill in Annandale, Va., says her sudden marriage to 95-year-old Eddie Harrison puts her estate into question.
Maybe we should listen to the flight attendants to help us get through some turbulent times on the ground as well.
The health law's ban on pre-existing conditions doesn't mean you can buy a plan after you get sick. Most people have to wait for the open enrollment period.
In a new poll by The Washington Post and ABC News, Americans are increasingly in favor of strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State, as President Obama's ratings drift to near-record lows.
Authorities first said the 40-foot crater outside Managua's international airport was caused by a meteor that may have broken off from an Earth-passing asteroid. But scientists are skeptical.
The president today is set to meet congressional leaders to discuss his strategy to combat the insurgency in Iraq and Syria. He's expected to address the nation on the subject on Wednesday.