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Austin business works to close employment gap for deaf employees, one virtual mailbox at a time
Austin (KXAN) — Scan Mailboxes, an Austin-based virtual mailbox *service*, just scanned their millionth piece of mail this month and celebrated five years in…
Jun 13, 2019 22:55 UTC Jobs Read More

Longs Peak's hauntingly beautiful toilets just won a major award
The National Park *Service* and ColoradoBuildingWorkshop at CU Denver teamed up to make magic by building amazing privies on a Colorado 14er.
Jun 13, 2019 22:18 UTC Science Read More

'No One Is Sure': Experts Baffled By Bottomless Vortex On Jupiter After NASA Probe Snaps ‘The Abyss’
Named for the Roman goddess Juno and the wife of Jupiter, who was able to reveal the god's true nature, the Lockheed Martin-built Juno probe has been…
Jun 13, 2019 22:09 UTC Science Read More

Spellcheck beware: Ukraine’s capital is #KyivNotKiev
If you're an avid reader of The World and follow Ukraine news, you may have noticed a shift in the way we refer to Ukraine's capital. Early this year, The World newsroom adopted the Ukrainian transliteration of the city — Kyiv — replacing the Russian-derived Kiev, a longtime standard of international news media. This week, the United States Board on Geographic Names followed suit, following a decade-long push by the Ukrainian government to popularize the Ukrainian spelling. Global #KyivNotKiev wave continues: the influential United States Board on Geographic Names has become the latest inte...
Jun 13, 2019 22:06 UTC Fitness Read More

Oil prices surge after suspected attacks on tankers
World oil prices rose Thursday following suspected attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, worsening frayed tensions in the crude-rich Middle East region.
Jun 13, 2019 21:59 UTC Business Read More

Elon Musk At E3 — Fallout Shelter, Netflix, & YouTube Coming To Tesla
June 13th, 2019 by Chanan Bos. Elon Musk appeared today at E3 (a video game conference) in a talk with Todd Howard and Geoff Keighley. While a lot of the…
Jun 13, 2019 21:33 UTC Business Read More

U.S. judge sets pre-trial hearing next week for Sprint/T-Mobile deal
The judge hearing a complaint from state attorneys general seeking to stop T-Mobile US Inc from buying Sprint Corp for $26 billion will hold a pre-trial hearing…
Jun 13, 2019 19:49 UTC Business Read More

32% of the people who file for personal bankruptcy say that nearly half of their debt comes from student loans
- Thirty-two percent of consumers filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy carry student loan debt, according to a new LendEDU study. - Of that group, student loan debt comprised 49% of their total debt on average. - Student loan debt is generally non-dischargeable in bankruptcy: If the student loan debt carriers get their debts discharged, they still need to pay their student loan debt. - Having reached record levels, student loan debt is a key part of The Great American Affordability Crisis plaguing millennials. - Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The student loan debt crisis in…
Jun 13, 2019 19:29 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

Large-area graphene-nanomesh/carbon-nanotube hybrid membranes for ionic and molecular nanofiltration
Porous graphene sheets have excellent filtration capabilities and are able to block most ions, but their fragility limits their scale-up beyond laboratory…
Jun 13, 2019 18:02 UTC Science Read More

Mysterious Majorana quasiparticle is now closer to being controlled for quantum computing
As mysterious as the Italian scientist for which it is named, the Majorana particle is one of the most compelling quests in physics.
Jun 13, 2019 18:00 UTC Science Read More

Mutation of a bHLH transcription factor allowed almond domestication
The domesticated almond tree has been feeding humans for millennia. Derivation from the wild, bitter, and toxic almond required loss of the cyanogenic…
Jun 13, 2019 17:49 UTC Science Read More

These 12 Breathable Leggings Will Make Your Summer That Much Cooler
Summer is sweaty enough as it is, so when we're working out, moisture-wicking, breathable gear is a nonnegotiable part of our fitness routine. Whether we're working out outside or just walking home post-gym, we need all the help we can get keeping sweat at bay, so come summertime, our leggings have to be lightweight and breathable. If they can't keep us cool, they have to go to the back of our drawer, and can return to our rotation once temperatures dip. These 12 breathable leggings are the ones we'd pick for a Summer sweat session. From mesh panels to light, buttery fabric and even little…
Jun 13, 2019 16:19 UTC Fitness Read More

Fermi mission reveals its highest-energy gamma-ray bursts
For 10 years, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the universe's most luminous explosions. A new…
Jun 13, 2019 16:13 UTC Science Read More

Neurobehavioral health company Blackthorn pulls in $76 million from GV to treat mental disorders
There are numerous challenges to finding effective treatments for mental disorders. However, Blackthorn Therapeutics, a neurobehavioral health company using machine learning to create personalized medicine for mental health, is betting its technological approach to finding drugs that work will put it ahead of the competition. Lucky for them, GV and other biotech investors have shown they agree by adding another $76 million in Series B financing to the coffers. Today, Blackthorn announced the close of its $76 million series B round from GV, Scripps Research, Johnson & Johnson Innovation and…
Jun 13, 2019 16:08 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Carbon-neutral fuel made from sunlight and air
Researchers have developed a novel technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels exclusively from sunlight and air. For the first time worldwide they…
Jun 13, 2019 15:53 UTC Science Read More

The ocean is SINKING: Oceans are being consumed by Earth as dead supercontinent found
THE OCEANS are being slowly consumed by the Earth's mantle and the disintegration of an ancient supercontinent had a role to play, scientists have shockingly…
Jun 13, 2019 15:38 UTC Science Read More

Hubble observes tiny galaxy with big heart
Nestled within this field of bright foreground stars lies ESO 495-21, a tiny galaxy with a big heart. ESO 495-21 may be just 3000 light-years across, but that is not…
Jun 13, 2019 14:34 UTC Science Read More

Fitness Fads by the Decade: From Vibrating Belts to the ThighMaster
Like fashion, fitness fads come and go. The fitness fads of yesteryear weren’t all bad. In fact, even some of the most ludicrous workout trends survive today in some shape or form. Here, how seven decades of fitness fads have shaped modern exercise. Photo: Three Lions/Getty Images 1950s: Vibrate your fat away It seemed a dieter’s dream come true: just strap in and let the blessed machine work its magic. When – surprise, surprise – people noticed their extra pounds weren’t being jiggled into oblivion, the vibrating belt soon fell out of favour. Interestingly, though, there may still be hope…
Jun 13, 2019 13:49 UTC Fitness Read More

A financial planner has advice for anyone hung up on deciding how much to invest: Just start
Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. - Too many people don't start investing because they're hung up contemplating "how much should I invest?" - It's a fair question, but the reality is that it doesn't matter how much, says financial planner Erika Safran, "just start." Any amount of money invested wisely is better than none at all. - However, you should only start investing once you...
Jun 13, 2019 13:18 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

What's Fitness Trainer Shaun T's Toughest Workout Ever? Raising Twin Toddlers.
He calls the grueling (yet rewarding) program "Twinsanity Max." Getty Images The toughest workout of my life could be called “Twinsanity Max 2,” because in November 2017, that is the number of babies my husband, Scott, and I welcomed into our lives. And that was after five years of baby-making insanity, recruiting egg donors and surrogate moms and waiting to see if our embryos would take. But when Sander and Silas finally arrived, two minutes apart, that’s when the most wonderfully difficult time in our lives began. In my book, T Is for Transformation, I wrote about “7 Superpowers” that gui...
Jun 13, 2019 12:59 UTC Fitness Read More

SpaceX is about to launch a remarkable atomic clock for NASA that may change how we explore space
If the Deep Space Atomic Clock experiment works, it could enable future robots and astronauts to navigate through space without help from Earth.
Jun 13, 2019 12:25 UTC Science Read More

Recession-related suicide on the rise in male mental health patients
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Recession-related increases in suicide have previously been reported globally. New research has shown an equivalent rise in suicide by mental health patients, particularly men aged 45-54. The study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, comes from the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH) based at The University of Manchester. The researchers found that suicide rates in male mental health patients increased by about 30 percent between 2009 and 2011. They found that the rise was most apparent in men aged 45-54. Thos...
Jun 13, 2019 12:13 UTC Mental-Health Read More

6 high-tech grilling and poolside gadgets
Summertime rocks! Its warm sunny days beg for you to head outdoors and revel in the season. So pull your grill out of hiding, air up your water wings, grab s…
Jun 13, 2019 07:00 UTC Gadgets Read More

YMCA of Gr. Nashua Honored by Govs Council on Physical Fitness
Concord, NH, May 31 – The Granite YMCA, YMCA Camp Coniston, and YMCA of Greater Nashua each received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the…
Jun 13, 2019 07:00 UTC Fitness Read More

Mental illness affects most women behind bars
Rates of mental illness among people in jail or prison are much higher than in the outside world, especially among women prisoners. Women incarcerated in…
Jun 13, 2019 07:00 UTC Mental-Health Read More

AWS is partnering with two local colleges on a cloud computing degree program
George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College, in collaboration with AWS Educate, announced a Bachelor of Applied Science pathway in…
Jun 13, 2019 07:00 UTC Computing Read More

Media Alert: May 2019 ADP Canada National Employment Report to be released on Thursday, June 20, 2019
TORONTO , June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --. WHAT: The ADP Research Institute® will issue the May 2019 ADP® Canada National Employment Report,…
Jun 13, 2019 07:00 UTC Jobs Read More

Eight Ways To Deal With A Large Employment Gap On Your Resume
Having a gap in employment on your resume can seem like it might be a red flag to hiring managers. But not all employers view an employment gap as an…
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Jobs Read More

NVIDIA Launches EGX An Edge Computing Platform With Multi-Cloud And AI Capabilities
With EGX, NVIDIA got many things right. From partnering with Red Hat to integrate with OpenShift to packaging Cisco's networking gear, and integrating with…
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Computing Read More

‘Like nothing we have experienced’: Panhandle kids on verge of mental health crisis
School officials in Bay County are warning that their students are on the verge of a mental health crisis as hundreds have been referred to providers for treatment…
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Google shuts down Daydream VR's Play Movies & TV app
Google has pulled Daydream VR's version of the Google Play Movies & TV app. You can still view your rentals or purchases through the YouTube VR app,…
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Nevada drug test: Pre-employment marijuana testing essentially banned under new law
The state legalized recreational cannabis in 2016 and now becomes the first to ban failing job applicants because of the substance.
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Jobs Read More

Light-based computer may parallelize 10-megabit computations
When it comes to computation, the modern approach seems to involve an enormous bucket of bits, vigorous shaking, and not a lot of explanation of how it all…
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Computing Read More

Australia's Sticky Unemployment Rate Underscores RBA's Challenge
Australia’s jobless rate held above 5% in May despite a surge in hiring, underscoring the Reserve Bank’s challenge to drive down unemployment and stoke inflation. While the economy added 42,300 roles last month, new entrants were absorbed by a jobs market that swelled to a record, the statistics bureau said in Sydney Thursday. That left the jobless rate at 5.2%, which is well above the 4.5% level the RBA estimates is needed to revive price pressures. - The unemployment rate held at 5.2% versus an estimated 5.1% - Full-time positions climbed 2,400; part-time roles rose 39,800 - The participa...
Jun 13, 2019 01:39 UTC Jobs Read More

Job ad fall hints at future employment weakness
A fall in the number of job advertisements indicates that employment growth is likely to keep slowing over coming months. Key points: - Job ads have fallen 6.5pc over the past year - Property and construction-related sectors have seen the biggest declines - The ACT has the nation's only job ads growth, but also the weakest wages growth Employment website Seek estimates that it accounts for about a third of job placements in Australia through ads on its website. The number of those ads declined by 6.5 per cent in May 2019 compared to the same month a year earlier. However, Seek's managing di...
Jun 13, 2019 00:48 UTC Jobs Read More

Women Sizes 0 Through 28 on How They Exercise
We asked women sizes 0 through 28 how they like to exercise. Whether it's running, yoga, dance, weight lifting or more, hear what they have to say. Still haven’t subscribed to Glamour on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/2gYlQqe Women Sizes 0 Through 28 on How They Exercise | Glamour
Jun 13, 2019 00:42 UTC Fitness Read More

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