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Leading planetary scientist, asteroid hunter joining UA in fall
The University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory will welcome one of the world's leading scientists in asteroid detection and planetary defense to its…
Jun 19, 2019 23:59 UTC Science Read More

“Dark Heart of the Human Genome” –Surprising Neanderthal Influence
“It's the heart of darkness of the genome, we warn students not to go there,” said Charles Langley, professor of evolution and ecology at University of California,…
Jun 19, 2019 23:26 UTC Science Read More

Astronomers find 2 new planets that could potentially support life
Is anybody home? Astronomers have pinpointed two planets orbiting a nearby star that meet pretty much every requirement for supporting life. They're almost…
Jun 19, 2019 23:06 UTC Science Read More

Hello, J.Lo Just Shared Photos Of Her Abs And Back That Prove She's The Definition Of 'Ripped'
Seriously, look it up. J. Lee - Getty Images - Jennifer Lopez posted photos to her Instagram stories during her pre-show workout. - The 49-year-old actress and singer says she is focusing on her biceps, back, and booty. - J.Lo looks absolutely ripped in her workout photos.J.Lo/Instagram Dear diary: It's been more than two weeks since I last got a glimpse of Jennifer Lopez's abs, and frankly, that is two weeks too long. Luckily, J.Lo must've sensed my withdrawal (or just missed taking pics of her straight-fire midsection), because she delivered on Instagram Wednesday with not only a pic of h...
Jun 19, 2019 22:13 UTC Fitness Read More

New methods reduce antibiotic use by 30 percent, study says
Half of the 10 million antibiotic prescriptions written by doctors in ERs go to people with viral infections, which are unresponsive to antibiotics. Researchers say…
Jun 19, 2019 21:50 UTC Health Read More

3 Keys to Supporting Your Wellness
You may not have the time (or the budget) for personalized spa treatments in Phuket, but that doesn't mean you can't make your wellness a priority. "Wellness tourism" is one of the fastest-growing sectors in travel, accounting for 6.5% of all global tourism. The fact that people are hopping on planes in pursuit of wellness isn't surprising. It's critical to every facet of a good life--not just our bodies and minds, but our social life, career, personal finances, and the environment. This is evidenced by the beneficial impact of well-being programs, which has been analyzed in hundreds of res...
Jun 19, 2019 21:27 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Smith & Wesson parent American Outdoor Brands reports earnings dip, calls political climate challenging
Gun control activists, including survivors of the 2018 shooting at a Parkland, Florida high School, where the gunman had a Smith & Wesson rifle, have rallied…
Jun 19, 2019 21:21 UTC Business Read More

Frozen spinach recalled for possible listeria contamination
Sprouts Farmers Market has recalled some frozen spinach because of possible contamination with listeria, the company announced.
Jun 19, 2019 21:16 UTC Business Read More

Dell, HP, Intel and Microsoft Join Forces to Oppose Trump Tariff
Dell Technologies Inc., HP Inc., Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp. are joining forces to oppose President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on laptop computers and…
Jun 19, 2019 20:00 UTC Business Read More

Mineral discovery made easier: X-ray technique shines a new light on tiny, rare crystals
Like a tiny needle in a sprawling hayfield, a single crystal grain measuring just tens of millionths of a meter—found in a borehole sample drilled in Central…
Jun 19, 2019 19:53 UTC Science Read More

Oceanographers investigate the ocean's carbon-absorbing processes over time
It's a well-known fact that the ocean is one of the biggest absorbers of the carbon dioxide emitted by way of human activity. What's less well known is how the…
Jun 19, 2019 19:45 UTC Science Read More

Slack's direct listing will be another big hit for Accel
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Jun 19, 2019 19:23 UTC Business Read More

Kim Kardashian Just Shared One Of Her Workout Secrets On Instagram
"Feel so good to be back at it." Marc Piasecki - Getty Images - Kim Kardashian just posted an Instagram photo with her trainer Mel Alcantara at the gym. - Kim wrote in the post that she's back to lifting heavy in the gym after taking a break to "recharge and chill." - She said she takes two weeks off from lifting every six months. Kim Kardashian is famous for her, um, assets. And recently she gave her followers a peek into the training strategy that goes into maintaining that fit behind. (BRB, grabbing a pencil and paper.) The KUWTK star just shared an Instagram photo of herself at the gym…
Jun 19, 2019 18:36 UTC Fitness Read More

Dow gains about 60 points after Fed removes 'patient' from policy statement
U.S. stocks rose Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve appeared to deliver a dovish update to its policy message. The central bank said it...
Jun 19, 2019 18:14 UTC Business Read More

Ediacaran dinner party featured plenty to eat, adequate sanitation, computer model shows
Earth's first dinner party wasn't impressive, just a bunch of soft-bodied Ediacaran organisms sunk into sediment on the ocean floor, sharing in scraps of organic…
Jun 19, 2019 17:59 UTC Science Read More

Groundwater pumping has significantly reduced US stream flows
Groundwater pumping in the last century has contributed as much as 50 percent to stream flow declines in some U.S. rivers, according to new research led by a…
Jun 19, 2019 17:59 UTC Science Read More

What's happening inside Saturn's rings? The Cassini mission dove between them to find out
During the final year of NASA's Cassini mission before it completed a "death dive" into Saturn's atmosphere in 2017, the spacecraft gathered as much data as…
Jun 19, 2019 17:19 UTC Science Read More

Robo-fish powered by battery 'blood'
Fluid gives robots power without adding weight — bringing them closer to autonomy.
Jun 19, 2019 17:00 UTC Science Read More

Perfect quantum portal emerges at exotic interface
Researchers at the University of Maryland have captured the most direct evidence to date of a quantum quirk that allows particles to tunnel through a barrier like…
Jun 19, 2019 16:59 UTC Science Read More

This Lower Body Park Bench Workout Will Blast Your Legs
This tough lower body circuit is no walk in the park. Charlee Atkins/Jorge Q Men's Health/Eric Rosati The sun is shining, you're feeling great, so why not hit the park to spend the day soaking up rays with your friends and family? If your excuse is that you don't want to miss out on your workout, don't worry—trainer Charlee Atkins, C.S.C.S. has you covered. Public parks offer much more than running paths and the occasional dedicated pullup station for those looking to get fit. If you're smart, all you need is a little open space and a sturdy bench or picnic table to fit in a dynamic lower b...
Jun 19, 2019 16:28 UTC Fitness Read More

9 Feel-Good Stretches That Will Loosen Your Tight Hips
Shakira once said, "Hips don't lie, " and she kind of has a point. When you feel like your hips are tight, it's almost impossible to ignore the pain and soreness that comes along with it. That's because your hip joint is supported by several other muscles — like your glutes, quads, and hamstrings — that help to keep you upright and mobile. So, when there's an imbalance or tightness, everything else in your body can feel out of whack. There are a few common reasons why your hips might feel tight, including exercise like running and biking or just sitting at a desk all day. Of course, stretch...
Jun 19, 2019 15:29 UTC Fitness Read More

U.S. refiner Phillips 66 enters offshore oil export race
U.S. oil refiner Phillips 66 is proposing a deepwater crude export terminal off the U.S. Gulf Coast, the company said on Wednesday, challenging at least eight…
Jun 19, 2019 15:25 UTC Business Read More

$12 trillion of negative-yielding bonds are a distress signal
Half of all European government bonds have negative yields as investors bet central banks will increase stimulus.
Jun 19, 2019 14:48 UTC Business Read More

You Can Try Peloton From a Studio or at Home Here's What It'll Cost You Either Way
There are so many options if you want to take an indoor cycling class. With a market so packed with choices, Peloton offers something truly unique: a small number of in-studio cycling classes (as well as running and yoga!), and an amazing on-demand experience that allows you to train from the comfort of your own home. Since studio space is limited and at-home equipment is a serious investment, it's smart to decide first if this is the right workout for you. Here's everything you need to know before joining the Peloton community. What Is Peloton? Peloton is equal parts in-studio workout and…
Jun 19, 2019 14:39 UTC Fitness Read More

Is glue the answer to climate crisis?
Is glue the answer to climate change? Researchers at the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University have proven that it could certainly help…
Jun 19, 2019 13:39 UTC Science Read More

NASA says ICE VOLCANO on Ceres asteroid is 'like nothing humanity has ever seen'
A lonely ice volcano on the largest known asteroid in our Solar System, known as Ceres, is is "like nothing that humanity has ever seen before", according to…
Jun 19, 2019 13:13 UTC Science Read More

Hershey's is giving its best candy bar a makeover
New York (CNN Business) Hershey's had a problem: It was making a critically acclaimed candy bar that barely anyone was buying. Something had to change.
Jun 19, 2019 12:46 UTC Business Read More

Building The Quantum Workforce Of The Future
Ever since Richard Feynman first theorized a practical quantum computer in 1982, the field has been marked by a wide diversity of opinions – on hardware approaches, scientific theory, the best path to commercialization and more. But one issue has everyone united: There’s a shortage of quantum computing talent. This shortage has a significant impact on the future of the industry. A trained, well-rounded quantum workforce is key to realizing the full practical value of quantum computing. And yet, pundits describe time and again the difficulty in recruiting talent. There isn’t a direct pipelin...
Jun 19, 2019 12:44 UTC Computing Read More

Child mental health crisis exacerbated by closure of 1,000 Sure Start centres, says top psychiatrist
Massive cuts to pre-school children’s centres in poorer areas have heaped pressure on children’s mental health services and are fuelling the UK’s current crisis, a leading child psychiatrist has said. About 1,000 Sure Start centres providing early years health and education services have closed in the past decade, according to Dr Bernadka Dubicka, who leads the child and adolescent mental health faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. These services have been shown to prevent thousands of hospital admissions a year and save the NHS millions but have seen their budgets cut by two-thir...
Jun 19, 2019 12:39 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Marvel at NASA photo taken during the closest ever orbit of an asteroid
Back in September 2016, NASA launched its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on a seven-year mission to collect samples from an asteroid named Bennu and make its…
Jun 19, 2019 12:21 UTC Science Read More

NASA's JPL may be able to reprogram a probe at the arse end of the solar system, but its security practices are a bit crap
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab still has "multiple IT security control weaknesses" that expose "systems and data to exploitation by cyber criminals", despite cautions…
Jun 19, 2019 12:18 UTC Science Read More

‘No cosmonauts want to’: Scientists struggle for semen samples from space
A study by Russian scientists to examine the effects of space exploration on human sperm production has hit an unforeseen snag – cosmonauts are refusing to…
Jun 19, 2019 12:17 UTC Science Read More

Cleveland Clinic performs its first in utero surgery on fetus, repairs spina bifida before baby’s birth
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland Clinic has joined other top hospitals in North America and can now offer in utero surgery. The hospital announced…
Jun 19, 2019 11:46 UTC Health Read More

NASA Administrator Confirms SpaceX Explosion Will Delay Launches
It has been almost two months since a SpaceX Dragon II capsule exploded during testing, and NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine…
Jun 19, 2019 11:00 UTC Science Read More

Could a superflare happen on our sun?
New research suggests that superflares - massive bursts of energy from a star's surface - can happen on stars like our sun. What might that mean for us on…
Jun 19, 2019 10:23 UTC Science Read More

Should I Pay Off My Credit Cards or Student Loans?
You might think the answer is obvious, but it's more complicated than it seems. Image source: Getty Images Let's say you have $50,000 in student loan debt and $5,000 in credit card debt. If you get a big tax refund this year, which one should you put the extra money towards? The short answer is that credit card debt should typically be your top priority, but as with most personal finance topics, there's no one-size-fits-all answer. If you find yourself in the fortunate position of having extra cash to use toward debt repayment, here's a rundown of what you should consider. Good debt vs. bad...
Jun 19, 2019 09:59 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

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