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With no time to find a cure, Ebola could be contained faster with a quicker test

Time is running out for thousands of people in Africa who are in danger of contracting Ebola. A cure or vaccine will not come in time to prevent many more infections and possible deaths. And now a second case has been diagnosed in the US. Perhaps the only answer is a rapid diagnostic test that can quickly identify those who are ill and those who are not.

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Harvard researchers went undercover to reveal Chinese censorship tactics on the Internet

We all know about the so-called ‘Great Firewall of China,” the half-joking term for the barrier set up to prevent Western media from being consumed in China. And most of us assume there is a great deal of additional censorship with China itself. But until Gary King of Harvard University found a way to peer directly at the inner workings of Chinese censorship, no one knew exactly how it was done or what the Chinese were most serious about censoring.

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Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz focused on two mountain resorts around Vancouver, Canada. Whistler Mountain and Cypress Mountain. Some are worried that there isn't enough snow at the resorts. Anchor Marco Werman gets the scoop from CBC reporter Rick Cluff.

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Coordinating aid for Haiti

It has been more than two weeks since the deadly earthquake struck Haiti. Marco Werman speaks with Stephanie Bunker of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs about the range of countries now contributing to the relief effort in Haiti.

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The science of a shootout

It's a standard feature of old Hollywood westerns. A shootout between a good guy and a bad guy. The bad guy reaches for his gun first. And he loses. But why? Now there's some science to back it up ? kind of. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.

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Geo answer

Today we were looking for the body of water that served as the setting for the first Soviet Western. The 1969 film ?White Sun of the Desert? was shot near the Caspian Sea. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with film writer Oleg Sulkin about the film's director.