MIT professor wins top AI award for cancer, drug research

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new $1 million award for artificial intelligence. ...

Taiwan’s Asus rated top laptop brand for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Asus laptops were ranked first by Laptop Mag in their “Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2020” list for the first time since they started releasing the rankings 1...

Social Enterprise Summit 2020 theme "new normal · collective power"

Free public registration to e-meet 70+ social innovators HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - The 13th Social Enterprise Summit ("SES 2020") will be held from 19 to 21 November with...

Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus's clouds

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet. ...

German study highlights carbon footprint of video streaming

BERLIN (AP) — Streaming high-definition video and games can result in significant greenhouse gas emissions, depending on the technology used, according to a German government-backed study released Thu...

Surgical masks must be embossed with ‘Made in Taiwan’ from Sept. 17

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All surgical masks on sale to the public from Sept. 17 must be embossed with “MD” for “Medical Device” and “Made in Taiwan,” the Food a...

Company sells 4 million fake 'Made in Taiwan' masks from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid its campaign to crack down on the counterfeit masks pouring in from China, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has caught a Taiwanese company selling 4 million fa...

Turkey: Journalists convicted over reports on spy's funeral

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Wednesday convicted five journalists over their reports on the funeral of an intelligence officer who was killed in Libya and sentenced them to more than three...

Importer of fake 'Made-in-Taiwan' masks apologizes for lying to customers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of Taiwanese mask supplier Carry Mask, Lin Ming-chin (林明進), on Monday (Sept. 7) apologized to the public for importing over 3.3 million masks from China and misl...

Damage from whopper hurricanes rising for many reasons

Here we go again. America and the world are getting more frequent and bigger multibillion dollar tropical catastrophes like Hurricane Laura, which is menacing the U.S. Gulf Coast, be...

Over 200,000 fake Made-in-Taiwan masks seized in Keelung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Customs officials in Keelung seized 71 boxes of sea freight containing 208,000 fake Made-in-Taiwan masks last Friday (Aug. 14). As the pandemic continues to rage in man...

Computer scientist, pixel inventor Russell Kirsch dead at 91

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Russell Kirsch, a computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel and scanning the world’s first digital photograph, died Aug. 11 at his home in Portland, Oregon, The Oregon...

Mexico probing alleged bribes in ex-president's campaign

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s former president and finance secretary are squarely in the sights of the country’s attorney general, who said Tuesday that his office is investigating the alleged use of br...

'Poor People's Campaign' eyes low-income voters in 13 states

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of activists, unions, and religious leaders inspired by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last organizing effort said Tuesday new data suggest low-income voters in ...

Letter to the Editor: China faces growing pact of nations

China has been violently suppressing human rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang, as well as bullying its neighboring countries by encroaching upon their territories, using military might and economic coer...