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How long can coronavirus survive on surfaces?

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Feb 29, 2020

How long can coronavirus survive on surfaces?

As the new coronavirus spreads quickly around the world, U.S. health officials say they are "aggressively" assessing how long it can survive on surfaces to better understand the risk of transmission. Based on what is known about similar coronaviruses, disease experts say the new outbreak ...

Tokyo Cacao: Japan’s first 'soil-to-bar' chocolate

Food & Drink Feb 29, 2020

Tokyo Cacao: Japan’s first 'soil-to-bar' chocolate

by Jeana Cadby

Tokyo Cacao is pushing the boundaries of cacao production with the first ever chocolate bar of entirely Japanese origin. The chocolate lineup is produced from trees grown in the Ogasawara Islands, which fall under Tokyo's jurisdiction despite being nearly 1,000 kilometers away from the ...

Ben Ainslie,  Britain team reign supreme in first SailGP race

More Sports Feb 29, 2020

Ben Ainslie, Britain team reign supreme in first SailGP race

Ben Ainslie's Britain team completed a near-perfect first round of the SailGP series on Sydney Harbour with a convincing win over defending champion Australia in the match-race final on Saturday. The British boat, skippered by four-time Olympic gold medalist Ainslie, won the first four of ...

Hurricanes blow away Sunwolves

Rugby Feb 29, 2020

Hurricanes blow away Sunwolves

Winger Kobus van Wyk scored three tries and fullback Chase Tiatia added two Saturday as the Wellington-based Hurricanes pummeled the Sunwolves 62-15. After conceding the first try of the Super Rugby match after only four minutes, the Hurricanes ran in 10 tries and earned a ...

Giannis Antetokounmpo sparks Bucks in rout of Thunder

Basketball / NBA Feb 29, 2020

Giannis Antetokounmpo sparks Bucks in rout of Thunder

Giannis Antetokounmpo and NBA-leading Milwaukee made quick work of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 13 rebounds and Bucks surged to a 24-point lead in the second quarter in a 133-86 victory Friday night. The 47-point margin was Milwaukee's largest of the ...

Tiger Woods to skip Bay Hill, take third straight week off

More Sports / Golf Feb 29, 2020

Tiger Woods to skip Bay Hill, take third straight week off

Tiger Woods is taking a third straight week off by deciding against playing the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Woods hasn't played since his 76-77 weekend at Riviera, where he finished 68th in the Genesis Invitational while serving as tournament host. He decided against ...

Yumi Kajihara pedals to world title

More Sports Feb 29, 2020

Yumi Kajihara pedals to world title

Japan was awarded a 2020 Olympic quota spot in the women's omnium when Yumi Kajihara claimed gold at the World Track Cycling Championships in Germany on Friday, virtually guaranteeing herself a spot on the Olympic team. The 22-year-old University of Tsukuba senior, winner of the ...

Miho Miyahara punches ticket to 2020 Olympics

More Sports Feb 29, 2020

Miho Miyahara punches ticket to 2020 Olympics

Miho Miyahara earned a spot on the Japan national karate team on the opening day of the Karate 1-Premier League Salzburg, one of the last chances to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, on Friday. By meeting the qualification criteria set by the Japan Karatedo ...

Norwich boosts hopes of survival

Soccer Feb 29, 2020

Norwich boosts hopes of survival

Norwich rekindled its hopes of staying in the English Premier League by beating third-place Leicester 1-0 on Friday. A swerving finish from left back Jamal Lewis in the 70th minute earned Norwich just its second victory since November, bringing the last-place team within four points ...