Scientists launch ambitious plan to find viruses lurking in wildlife that could cause future pandemics

By Angelica LaVito Scientists want to identify viral threats lurking in the wild. Zoonoses like Ebola, SARS and Zika are viruses that originate in animals and can spread to humans. They can kill swaths of people and cost billions to contain and prevent from happening again. Most aren’t known until they spark deadly emergencies. Scientists only …

In battle for global tech talent, Beijing offers foreign researchers the perk of bringing their own helpers 

Employees at Google’s $131 million campus in Boulder, Colorado, can play with pinball machines, shoot pool, and enjoy freshly made pizza in the cafeteria. Over in Beijing, the municipal government is offering an unusual perk: allowing foreign researchers to bring along their domestic helpers.  That would be on top of more generous visa terms and even …