International

02/08/2016 - 12:00am

    In a handful of labs around the world, scientists have quietly invented a new and powerful biotech weapon against disease-carrying mosquitoes. Called gene drive, it goes far beyond ordinary genetic modification, bending the rules of inheritance to spread modified genes through vast populations of organisms. If it...

02/07/2016 - 9:00am

    Last week, we were treated to a bout of speculation that Shigehisa Takada, chief executive officer of Takata Corp., would resign after the companies' faulty and lethal airbags led to a wave of auto recalls. Takada kept his job for the time being. But the focus on...

02/06/2016 - 7:00pm

    The mosquito-borne Zika virus has reproductive-age women, families and governments across the Americas nervous, and for good reason. Some 4,000 babies have been born with microcephaly, a condition marked by an abnormally small head and potentially devastating brain...

02/06/2016 - 12:00am

    No matter how things play out with the fast-spreading Zika virus, people are likely to end up angry at public health authorities.

    It's possible the situation will become worse than expected, both...

02/04/2016 - 12:00am

    Whether it wins or not, the Oscar nominee with the greatest impact — saving lives of perhaps thousands of girls — may be one you’ve never heard of.

    It stars not Leonardo DiCaprio but a real...

02/03/2016 - 8:00am

    It's rare these days to find anything that Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, the U.S. and Israel agree on. And yet when it comes to elections there is a quiet consensus against Palestinians choosing their leaders.

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