S. China's farmland could be devastated by fall armyworms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is forecasting huge agricultural losses with the arrival of the fall armyworm (FAW) in 2020. On Feb. 20, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs rel...

Virus fears rise after Cambodia's acceptance of cruise ship

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading a new disease took an unfortunate t...

Women's likability at work may contribute to gender wage gap: Study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A micro-study with 32 participants in Germany showed mutual likability in all-female or mixed-gender groups influenced the contributions from the members; this phenomenon ...

'Facts will speak for themselves': WHO Director-General explains reasons to side with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attempted to debunk accusations of China's meddling in the organization during a press ...

The Economist features Taiwan scholar’s Wuhan virus graphic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A graphic designed by a Taiwanese chemist to illustrate case predictions of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak was featured in an article from The Economist on Wednesday (Feb....

US survey finds smaller decline in medical bill worries

The proportion of people in families struggling to pay medical bills is down, but the number isn't dropping like it used to, according to a big government study. In a 2018 national ...

Coronavirus: How helpful is traditional Chinese medicine in fighting the disease?

In a recent article published on a public WeChat account for medical news, Tang Ying, the director of a county-level hospital in Henan province, describes how she's keeping her doctors safe from t...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 16-22

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 16-22: Feb. 16: Jazz singer Peggy King is 90. Actor Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in "The Empire Strikes Back") is 75. Actor William Katt ("Great...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2020. There are 327 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Feb. 8, 1...

Experts scramble, but new virus vaccine may not come in time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health threat, with no guarantee one will arrive in t...

Biden reaches for 'Comeback Kid' mantle in New Hampshire

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) — Joe Biden entered the Democratic presidential race as a favorite, the candidate with the longest resume, a network of establishment donors and a pitch that he could win the ki...

Chinese scientists ask for patent on US drug to fight virus

BEIJING (AP) — Scientists in the city at the center of China’s virus outbreak have applied to patent a drug made by U.S. company Gilead Science Inc. to treat the disease, possibly fueling more of the ...

Tune in and take off: Polish your English by listening to podcasts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An estimated 62 million people listen to podcasts weekly in the U.S. and for aspiring English-learners, it is a fantastic learning resource. This article is for those...

Business Highlights

—- Disconnect? Stocks rising despite fears over the coronavirus NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has exposed a seeming disconnect between the financial mark...

Disconnect? Stocks rising despite fears over the coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has exposed a seeming disconnect between the financial markets and science. Health experts don't know how far the virus from China will sprea...