Scientists have assembled the most complete human genome to be mapped with a single technology using a new pocket-size portable DNA sequencer, which they say could one day make genome mapping quick and simple enough to do at home.
A fire that broke out in a Bronx apartment building Thursday night was started by a child playing with a stove, New York’s fire commissioner said Friday.
Rose Marie, as she was known, had quite a career as an entertainer — it spanned nine decades. On Thursday she died in Van Nuys, Calif. She was 94.
Four people were taken to a hospital after a van jumped onto a downtown Seattle sidewalk, hit pedestrians and crashed into a building on Thursday, the Seattle Police Department said on its Twitter feed.
Lindy Lou Layman, a 29-year-old Dallas woman, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief for destroying three original paintings and two abstract sculptures at the attorney’s house.
A dramatic rescue of two sloth bears was carried out overnight by the Jane Goodall Institute of Nepal, World Animal Protection and Nepali police.
Jim Nabors, who starred as Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and on his own sitcom before retiring the wide-eyed, countrified character at the height of his popularity, has died. He was 87.
Apple has launched a new app today that will allow the company to gather irregular heart rhythm data from the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor.
Anna Konopka, a doctor in New London, New Hampshire, refuses to practice what she calls “electronic medicine.” She doesn’t know how to use a computer, and she handwrites her patient records and keeps them in file cabinets.
Matt Lauer has been terminated for “inappropriate workplace behavior,” NBC News chairman Andrew Lack wrote in a memo to staff that was read at the top of the Today show Wednesday.