Scientists are looking in some crazy places hoping to find new ways to fight antibiotic resistant bugs like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. From the saliva of crocodiles, to microbes in soil, to the depths of the ocean, the places scientists are looking suggests just how serious the problem may become. Now, scientists at Swansea University are investigating the possibility that maggot secretions may have some potent bug-fighting abilities. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
In the U.S., federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against job applicants based on factors such as race, sex and age. Still, unconscious biases can unintentionally affect hiring. Using an app, one young woman decided to test the theory of equal opportunity employment. Tina Trinh reports.
In spite of widespread concerns about the safety and security of self-driving cars, all major manufacturers are rushing forward to develop the new technology. The general feeling is if you lose the momentum you may be crushed by the competition. VOA’s George Putic reports about the latest trends.