Ebola kills 2 more doctors in Sierra Leone – CTV News

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Clarence Roy-MacAulay, The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:24AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:33AM EST FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Two more Sierra Leonean doctors have died from Ebola, further depleting the West African country’s ability to respond to the devastating outbreak, health officials said Saturday. The deaths bring the number of Sierra Leonean doctors killed by Ebola to nine. The disease is spread through the bodily fluids of people showing symptoms and people who have died of the disease. Because transmission requires close contact with those fluids, health workers are among the most at risk of contracting it and hundreds have become infected in this outbreak. Dr. Thomas Rogers, who…

Higgs boson is even MORE likely to actually be Higgs boson – boffins – Register

HP ProLiant Gen8: Integrated lifecycle automation Boffins have found fresh support for the idea that the particle discovered in 2012 and lauded as the Higgs boson is, in fact, the Higgs boson. Researchers have discovered that the bosons decay into fermions, which are a group of particles that include ones like leptons and quarks. That’s a good thing because it’s exactly what the Standard Model of particle physics predicts the Higgs boson should do. “This is an enormous breakthrough,” said Markus Klute, an assistant professor of physics at MIT and leader of the international group of boffins. “Now we know that particles like electrons get their mass by coupling to the Higgs field, which is…