Scientists unravel the genetics of human height

2014-10-06 08:58:20

Researchers unveil what they call the biggest such study to date, identifying 700 genetic variants and more than 400 genome regions relating to height.

Ebola patient in Dallas struggling to survive

2014-10-06 01:36:55

The first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has apparently not received any of the experimental treatments for the disease, a top US health official said on Sunday.

On the witness list: Paulson, Geithner, Bernanke

2014-10-05 21:05:57

Three top former government leaders who devised the 2008 financial bailouts - Henry Paulson, Timothy Geithner and Ben Bernanke - are set to testify this week in a lawsuit over the government's rescue of the insurance giant AIG.

US cameraman in Liberia diagnosed with Ebola

2014-10-03 17:41:45

An American freelance cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, making him the fifth US citizen known to have contracted the virus in West Africa.

Xiamen dancers dazzle Ft Meade

2014-10-03 08:33:22

Confucius Institutes play an increasingly positive role in promoting the understanding among high school students of Chinese language and culture. They improve their Chinese competency and strengthen the friendship between the youth of the two countries.

US visas hinder talent search: expert

2014-10-03 07:00:37

Foreign students are often an overlooked group of immigrants in the US, and the country needs to do more to retain the large number of international students that come to America to study, experts said.

IMF calls for more global growth

2014-10-03 03:35:40

The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged new momentum to fuel global economic growth that has recovered slower than expected.

Netflix to release 'Crouching Tiger' sequel

2014-10-02 06:51:11

Video-streaming service Netflix and film studio Weinstein Company will release a sequel to Chinese director Ang Lee's Academy Award-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon next year.

Chinese FM meets US Secretary of State

2014-10-02 05:20:24

Top Chinese and US diplomats are trying to find ways to further expand cooperation and effectively manage the differences between the two countries.

U.S. Secret Service director Pierson resigns

2014-10-02 04:55:03

US Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that showed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama.

Up to 18 exposed to US Ebola patient, including children

2014-10-02 03:50:06

US health experts were observing up to 18 people, including children, who had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus.

U.S. sends 700 soldiers to Liberia to fight Ebola

2014-10-01 22:56:45

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has authorized the deployment of 700 soldiers to Liberia to help with the fight against the Ebola epidemic there.