Study: Kids infected at day care spread coronavirus at home

NEW YORK (AP) — Children who caught the coronavirus at day cares and a day camp spread it to their relatives, according to a new report that underscores that kids can bring the germ home and infect ot...

Taiwan researcher scours DNA sequences for treasures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the grand reveal of the completed human genome sequence in 2001, scientists have flocked to decipher the genetic blueprint that makes us who we are and how our genet...

Profile of a killer: Unraveling the deadly new coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — What is this enemy? Seven months after the first patients were hospitalized in China battling an infection doctors had never seen before, the world’s scientists and c...

Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says

NEW YORK (AP) — The spark that started the U.S. coronavirus epidemic arrived during a three-week window from mid-January to early February, before the nation halted travel from China, according to the...

Snakes suspected source of Wuhan coronavirus: Chinese experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a genetic analysis performed by scientists in China, snakes may be the source of the potentially deadly SARS-like virus that has taken several lives in the la...

MoneyGram surges and Nvidia rallies while Facebook slips

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday: Facebook Inc., down 54 cents to $188.47 The social media company unveiled plans to cre...

Taiwanese schools form alliance to fight stroke with new tech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three academic institutions in Taiwan are teaming up to create a “Digital Medical Alliance” to establish a platform combining the Internet of Things, smart tec...

2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — When Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage earlier this month at this city's ornate Orpheum Theatre, Tricia Currans-Sheehan posed a pointed question to the expected presidential...

Texas wild canines found to have link to endangered red wolf

DALLAS (AP) — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carry a substantial amount of red wolf genes. The finding has led to a ...

Taiwan AI Labs and Microsoft launch AI platform to facilitate genetic analysis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An artificial-intelligence-based platform developed by Taiwan’s AI Labs in collaboration with Microsoft Taiwan was launched Thursday in Taipei. It is claimed that th...

Apple and Kraft Heinz drop while Starbucks and Symantec rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Apple Inc., down $14.74 to $207.48 The company's revenue forecast disappointed Wall Str...

Louisiana university gives Smithsonian crustacean collection

A Louisiana university is giving the Smithsonian Institution a huge collection of crustaceans that has, among other things, been used to identify seafood mislabeled as coming from the Gulf of Mexico. ...

Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's latest deadly outbreak

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says experts are starting to carry out Ebola vaccinations in Congo's latest deadly outbreak. Health officials have warned that con...

Walrus bones provide clues to fate of lost Viking colony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Clues to the mystery of why Viking colonies in Greenland thrived and disappeared have been found in the DNA of medieval walrus bones housed in more than a dozen European museums. ...

Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches

ATLANTA (AP) — Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection o...