COMMENTARY: How viruses can leap from animals to humans


Viruses are naturally occurring entities. Viruses have existed on Earth long before humans and vastly outnumber humans. There are more viruses on Earth than there are stars in the universe or cells in the human body. As a cellular microbiologist who has studied the origin […]

Textbook companies Cengage, McGraw-Hill scrap merger


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cengage and McGraw-Hill, the No. 2 and 3 largest U.S. college textbook companies, terminated their merger agreement on Monday under pressure from U.S. and British antitrust enforcers. Cengage said the deal, announced in May 2019, was scrapped “by mutual agreement due to […]

That’s bananas: Man in gorilla costume charged with burglary


One man’s gorilla costume was a decent disguise, but he couldn’t put one past Tennessee authorities. A Mt. Juliet, Tenn., man was arrested after reportedly breaking into a home dressed as a gorilla, scaring a six-year-old girl in the residence. Officers responded to a call […]