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Teen Yogis Do Yoga On Nails And Eggs

Jun 21, 2019

She sat cross-legged in lotus pose for one whole hour — on a board with 2,209 nails.

As she sat, her back straight and her eyes gently shut, she says she felt at peace. She was not nervous. And she felt no pain.

That feat earned 17-year-old Uttrasree Ilango a spot in the Pathanjali Book of World Records.

Will 1 Of These 4 Experimental Treatments Cure Ebola?

Jun 21, 2019

When patients arrive at the Ebola Treatment Center in the city of Beni, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dr. Modet Camara oversees a strict protocol. First they're tested to confirm that they have the virus. Then a social worker asks if they're willing to participate in a study that would randomly assign them one of four experimental treatments intended to attack the virus, eliminating it from the body before it can kill the patient.

Mount Pleasant climate activists are encouraging a new push in Congress to create a carbon fee.

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