Predicting earthquakes is one of those holy grails of science that seems will be out of reach forever. But every time a big one strikes and wreaks havoc and tragedy, the tendency is to turn to the experts and ask why couldn't there have been at least some warning?
The seventh annual Civility in America survey has found that three out of four (75 percent) of us feel that incivility has risen to a crisis level (that's up from 65 percent in 2014). The study, presented by the Protocol School of Washington, found the three top culprits are politicians, internet/social media and news media.
Lu Chao has had a long-standing interest in biology since he was a kid growing up in Nanjing. He majored in it in college at the National University of Singapore, and it was there that he came to the realization that biological research could actually have an impact on people, it was a science "that could actually benefit society in a very substantial way", as he put it.
An editor and writer at China Daily USA in New York, William Hennelly is a print and digital media veteran. He previously was managing editor of TheStreet.com financial news website in New York, and has worked at daily newspapers in New Jersey. Hennelly is a journalism graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
General manager of China Daily USA's San Francisco bureau. Based in the Bay Area, she covers a wide range of topics including corporate news, Silicon Valley innovation, US-China cooperation in various forms and profiles of interesting personalities, as well as overseeing office operations.