Fine for marking Chinese goods 'Made in Taiwan' to be hiked to NT$3 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the U.S.-China trade war heats up and Chinese companies seek refuge from Trump's tariffs, Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday (May 16) has put forward an amendment that wou...

Recent airline crashes run against trend toward safer flying

After a long trend toward greater safety in air travel, there has been an uptick in airline accidents and deaths in 2018 and 2019. Many aviation experts regard that recent increase a...

New T-wolves president Rosas vows aggression, collaboration

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gersson Rosas has firsthand experience with success from unconventional strategy from his 17-year run with the Houston Rockets. An outside-the-box approach might b...

Harvard, MIT receive $9 million for research on cannabis

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will share what's being called the largest private donation supporting research into marijuana and its effects ...

Cover-up: Students deck out dome with Captain America shield

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Student pranksters at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have struck again, this time drawing inspiration from America's hottest movie. MIT students ov...

Terry Gou’s KMT candidacy could help DPP in Taiwan presidential election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The KMT presidential candidate race is back in the spotlight this week after it was announced that the President of Hon Hai/Foxconn, one of Taiwan’s biggest and most s...

Boston to hold first Taiwan film festival in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. city of Boston’s first ever Taiwan film festival will commence in May, featuring six critically-acclaimed documentaries, as well as discussion sessions with...

NPP leader counters Foxconn tycoon's claim 'you cannot eat democracy' with MIT study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Foxconn founder and new prospective Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Terry Gou (郭台銘) claimed "you cannot eat democracy," a New Power Party (NPP) leader c...

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk

NEW YORK (AP) — Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to...

NASCAR driver Johnson runs Boston Marathon in 3:09:07

BOSTON (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson didn't have many problems on the Boston Marathon course Monday, finishing in 3 hours, 9 minutes, 7 seconds. It was only after ...

Insider Q&A: American Addiction Centers CEO talks treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tools for treating drug addiction are there — they just aren't reaching most of the people who need them. That's the conclusion reached by the National Academie...

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___ Trump team and China resume uphill effort to end trade rift WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is resuming negotiations with China toward ending a trade...

Face recognition researcher fights Amazon over biased AI

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Facial recognition technology was already seeping into everyday life — from your photos on Facebook to police scans of mugshots — when Joy Buolamwini noticed a serious glitch: ...

MIT uses $29M gift to launch Down syndrome research center

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a received a nearly $29 million gift the university says will be used to enhance research and improve the lives of people with Dow...

Scientists back temporary global ban on gene-edited babies

NEW YORK (AP) — An international group of scientists and ethicists on Wednesday called for a temporary global ban on making babies with edited genes. It's the latest reaction to last...