Study finds air pollution reaches placenta during pregnancy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus. Pollution composed of ti...

Taiwan to recall 1.2 million Apple Sidra bottles over contamination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Oceanic Beverage Co., Inc. (大西洋飲料) on Friday (Aug. 23) issued a product recall in Taiwan after contaminants were found in the company’s popular Apple Sidra soft ...

Willie Nelson brings Farm Aid 2019 to Wisconsin's dairy land

EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) — Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and the Dave Matthews Band will headline Farm Aid 2019 when the music and food festival visits Wisconsin's dairy country in September....

Jump in wildfires means smoke's health impact will spread

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of mi...

German official rebuffs call for halt to emissions checks

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's environment minister is rejecting calls for a halt to roadside emissions testing, after some 100 doctors suggested existing limits on pollutants from cars were unfounded. ...

CERN lays out vision for next-generation particle collider

GENEVA (AP) — Scientists behind the world's largest atom smasher have laid out their multibillion-euro vision to build an even bigger one, in hopes of unlocking even more secrets of matter and the uni...

This is heavy: The kilogram is getting an update

SEVRES, France (AP) — The kilogram is getting an update. No, your bathroom scales won’t suddenly become kinder and a kilo of fruit will still weigh a kilo. But the way scientists define...

Air pollution linked to half million premature deaths in Europe

Air quality across Europe has improved but remains an "invisible killer" that causes nearly a half million premature deaths each year, the European Environment Agency said in an annual repor...

Michael's destruction reveals region's weaker building codes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Unlike in South Florida, homes in the state's Panhandle did not have tighter building codes It was once argued that the trees would help save Florida's Panhandle from the fury...

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman dies at 96

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Leon Lederman, an experimental physicist who won a Nobel Prize in physics for his work on subatomic particles and coined the phrase "God particle," has died. He was 96. ...

CERN suspends physicist for sexist presentation

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) suspended Alessandro Strumia on Monday for a presentation on high energy theory and gender that sparked an outcry over its sexist content. In a s...

Physicist suspended for talk that sparks sexism concerns

GENEVA (AP) — Officials at the world's largest particle accelerator have suspended an Italian physicist pending an investigation of his "highly offensive" presentation on gender issues that raised new...

AP Explains: The US push to boost 'quantum computing'

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (AP) — A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in part by lawmakers' fear of...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2018. There are 112 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 10,...

Taitung County has Taiwan's best air, Taipei City sixth-best: academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tsuang Ben-jei (莊秉潔), Professor of Environmental Engineering at National Chung Hsing University has crunched the numbers and published Taiwan's air pollution results f...