Zika Virus Does Cause Microcephaly, Report Confirms

The Zika virus can cause microcephaly — a condition in which an infant has an abnormally small brain and head — when the infant’s mother is infected during pregnancy, according to a new report, published today (April 13) in the New England Journal of Medicine. The report from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control […]

Mysterious Outbreak: 5 Things to Know About Elizabethkingia

An outbreak of a rare bacterial illness that first appeared in Wisconsin has now popped up in two nearby states, officials say. This week, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that a patient there died of an infection with the bacteria Elizabethkingia anophelis — the same bacteria that has infected 59 people in Wisconsin […]

Chemicals in Fast Food: Should You Be Worried?

People who eat fast food may be ingesting potentially harmful chemicals called phthalates, a new study finds — another reason to avoid eating these typically unhealthy foods, experts say. However, experts emphasize that most Americans are exposed to phthalates every day, and it’s not clear exactly how much of this exposure comes from fast food. […]

Windows 10 reaches 270 million users: Microsoft

Windows 10 is now in use in 270 million devices, the tech giant said Wednesday, hailing a strong debut for the multiplatform operating system launched last year. “Windows 10 is off to an amazing start,” said chief executive Satya Nadella as he opened the Microsoft Build developers conference in San Francisco, saying the figures represent […]

Automatic test-generation technologies to limit excessive testing work in agile software development

Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of automatic test-generation technologies to limit excessive testing work and enhance efficiencies for agile development – an evolutionary approach to developing software which incrementally adds small-scale functions, and then one after another, makes them available. Automatic test-generation technologies analyze source code and generate new test cases to exhaustively test […]

Video Game Hall of Fame reveals finalists for May induction

“Sonic the Hedgehog,” ”Space Invaders” and “John Madden Football” are among 15 games named Tuesday as finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The winners will be inducted May 5 at The Strong museum in Rochester, where the hall opened last year. The contenders also include: “Elite,” ”Final Fantasy,” ”Grand Theft Auto III,” […]