Woman dies in fall at Foxconn plant in China

BEIJING (AFP) - A young woman intern fell to her death from a dormitory at a Foxconn plant in China, state media reported on Sunday, the latest in a string of fatalities involving the technology giant's workers. The woman slipped and fell from the sixth floor while trying to hang her laundry outside a window … Continue reading Woman dies in fall at Foxconn plant in China

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Secret to shark health could fight human viruses

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Sharks are primitive creatures but their bodies produce a sophisticated substance that shows promise in fighting a range of human viruses from hepatitis to yellow fever, researchers said on Monday. The compound, called squalamine, was discovered in 1993 but the study in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences is the … Continue reading Secret to shark health could fight human viruses