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Astronomers spot 'unprecedented' bright flashes in black hole
Astronomers never know exactly what to expect when they point a telescope in a specific direction -- and sometimes what they see is completely unexpected.
Aug 13, 2019 23:44 UTC Science Read More

Bacteria Has Metabolism 1 Million Times Slower, Eats Centuries-Old Food
Bacteria in the subsurface live extremely slow lives. With a metabolism 1 million times slower than lab-grown bacteria, the subsurface bacteria eat resources that…
Aug 13, 2019 23:28 UTC Health Read More

Johnson & Johnson Signs the Military Spouse Employment Partnership to Help Service Member Spouses Build Careers
According to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), 77% of people who have a spouse in the military want—or need—work. But they face some unique…
Aug 13, 2019 23:27 UTC Jobs Read More

Inmates at Holman prison being treated for scabies
Twenty-six inmates at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore are receiving treatment for a condition that is possibly scabies, the Alabama Department of…
Aug 13, 2019 23:18 UTC Health Read More

Meet OpenSpace, The Construction Tech Startup That Just Raised $14M From WeWork and Others
OpenSpace, an imaging and AI-driven platform providing 360-degree visibility for construction sites, has raised $14 million in a Series A round led by Lux…
Aug 13, 2019 22:58 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

Google details AI work behind Project Euphonia’s more inclusive speech recognition
As part of new efforts towards accessibility, Google announced Project Euphonia at I/O in May: An attempt to make speech recognition capable of understanding…
Aug 13, 2019 22:48 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

Nursing home introduces virtual reality goggles to its residents
A local nursing home has introduced virtual reality goggles to its residents and they're loving it. About four months ago, Amy Alvarado, the recreation director at…
Aug 13, 2019 22:42 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

3 Dividend Stocks That Are Perfect for Retirement Smart Change: Personal Finance
Even retirees will likely need to own stocks as part of their investments. These three dividend payers are good candidates.
Aug 13, 2019 22:15 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

3 Dividend Stocks That Are Perfect for Retirement Smart Change
Even retirees will likely need to own stocks as part of their investments. These three dividend payers are good candidates.
Aug 13, 2019 22:15 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

Microsoft Warning Impacts 800M Windows 10 Computers
Microsoft has warned users of 'critical' new vulnerabilities across all versions of Windows which have the potential to spread worldwide...
Aug 13, 2019 22:07 UTC Computing Read More

Axios’ Dan Primack on ‘the most polarizing startup that exists’
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Aug 13, 2019 21:54 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

New HTTP/2 Flaws Expose Unpatched Web Servers to DoS Attacks
Multiple implementations of the HTTP/2 protocol are vulnerable to attacks that could consume sufficient resources to cause a denial-of-*service* (DoS) condition…
Aug 13, 2019 21:52 UTC Computing Read More

Iodine might be the reason you're not losing weight
When you're trying to lose weight, there are some things that are non-negotiable. You have to keep an eye on your calories and take in less food than you burn…
Aug 13, 2019 21:48 UTC Nutrition Read More

Teen vaping tied to marijuana use
Overall, young people who used e-cigarettes were 3.5 times more likely to use marijuana, the analysis found. Teen vapers were most at risk for marijuana use.
Aug 13, 2019 21:33 UTC Health Read More

Global Mental and behavioral health Software Market Report 2019...
Mental and behavioral health Software providers have historically had low adoption rates for electronic medical records and other health IT software.
Aug 13, 2019 21:07 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Mercury Levels in Fish Are Rising: Here's What You Need to Know
Researchers say climate change and overfishing are among the causes for the rise in mercury levels. However, you shouldn't give up entirely on eating fish.
Aug 13, 2019 21:05 UTC Nutrition Read More

Rabbit in Sheridan County tests positive for tularemia
BISMARCK — A wild rabbit in central North Dakota's Sheridan County has tested positive for tularemia, also called "rabbit fever," the North Dakota Department…
Aug 13, 2019 20:59 UTC Health Read More

NASA Robots Compete Underground in DARPA Challenge
Whether they fly, roll or do both, these machines could be the future of exploring beneath the surface of other worlds.
Aug 13, 2019 20:53 UTC Science Read More

Oregon DMV Computer System Back Up After Issues Halted Knowledge Tests
UPDATE (1:37 p.m. PT) – Oregon DMV officials say their computer system is again allowing them to administer knowledge tests for driver's licenses and permits.
Aug 13, 2019 20:48 UTC Computing Read More

Residency Bullying: Trainer on Trainee Harassment Common
Bullies sometimes wear white coats, and they may be in charge of educating the next generation of doctors. In a survey administered to a national cohort of…
Aug 13, 2019 20:40 UTC Health Read More

DNR announces new regulations for 2019 hunting season
The Department of Natural Resources has released its regulations for the 2019 hunting season.
Aug 13, 2019 20:33 UTC Health Read More

Video: Designing great room-scale VR interactions the Vacation Simulator way
In this 2019 GDC talk, Owlchemy Labs' Devin Reimer and Andrew Eiche share stories of success and failure from the development of Vacation Simulator.
Aug 13, 2019 20:33 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

The Keto Diet May Help Halt The Growth Of Certain Cancers, Finds Study
A new study lends more credibility to the theory that a low-carb ketogenic diet may help fight the spread of cancer. Here's what you need to know.
Aug 13, 2019 20:14 UTC Nutrition Read More

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