Namibia, Canada rue missed shot at rare Rugby World Cup win

It wasn't the way Namibia and Canada wanted to end long losing streaks at the Rugby World Cup. They were gutted but understanding when their Pool B game in Kamaishi was canceled by W...

Gene editing video stirs talk of designer babies, ethics

A new video that shows people casually discussing gene editing and designer babies is making waves because of who posted it: the government-funded group leading efforts to set standards for the ethica...

Drought in northern tropics not caused by global warming: Taiwan study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A research team at National Taiwan University (NTU) has reconstructed 2,700 years of rainfall in Southeast Asia by analyzing stalagmites from caves in southern Thailand, U...

Scientists link Europe heat wave to man-made global warming

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The heat wave that smashed temperature records in Western Europe last month was made more intense by man-made climate change, according to a study published Friday. ...

Floating Antarctic ice goes from record high to record lows

WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists. Floating ice off the southern continent steadily ...

Scientists take a peek behind those sad puppy dog eyes

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've figured out why dogs can make those sad puppy dog eyes at you. It turns out, it's because of us. Thousands of years of living with people encou...

After China tariffs, Trump should recognize Taiwan, the Pentagon likely agrees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Trump administration is turning up the pressure on China, with a not-so-subtle threat that if Chinese leader Xi Jinping refuses to meet with Trump during the upcoming ...

Medical pot laws no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds

A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths, challenging a favorite talking point of legal pot advocates. Researchers repeated a...

Taiwanese investigation officer among the youngest to complete FBI's leadership program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy has trained U.S. and international law enforcement officers since its initiation in 1935, and this year, Ar...

FBI leadership retraining program held in Taiwan for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new chapter in Taiwan-US law enforcement collaboration began on Monday (June 10) as a U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) leadership program’s retraining ev...

Liz Weston: What will long-term care cost you?

Many people are frightened of long-term care costs — for good reason. Most people over 65 eventually will need help with daily living tasks, such as bathing, eating or dressing. Men ...

Celeb or stranger? Study weighs Americans' interest in birds

NEW YORK (AP) — How interested are Americans in different kinds of birds? A new study used Google searches to find out. Whooping cranes, common ravens and peregrine falcons were deem...

Taiwan's Foxconn victim of webmail system hack, employee data compromised

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese company Foxconn has reportedly become the victim of a cyber attack, with assets and employee information compromised by a hack which targeted some private co...

Hacker group posts hundreds of law officer records

BOSTON (AP) — A hacker group has posted online the personal information of hundreds of federal agents and police officers apparently stolen from websites affiliated with alumni of the FBI's National A...

Snapshot of extinction: Fossils show day of killer asteroid

WASHINGTON (AP) — New research captures a fossilized snapshot of the day nearly 66 million years ago when an asteroid smacked Earth, fire rained from the sky and the ground shook far worse than any mo...