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Experts warn beach-goers about flesh-eating bacteria
(WKBN) – Specialists are warning people about a rare, aggressive flesh-eating bacterial infection that was recently contracted by a 12-year-old on a Florida…
Jun 27, 2019 23:52 UTC Health Read More

Latest flu vaccine failing against current strain, CDC reports
The latest flu vaccine is failing against a strain that popped up this season, doctors are telling the CDC.
Jun 27, 2019 23:50 UTC Health Read More

Steam Summer Sale: Best PC Game Deals, How To Win Free Games, And More
As in recent years, Steam Summer Sale dates for 2019 have leaked, and they turned out to be correct--it's live now.
Jun 27, 2019 22:57 UTC Technology Read More

Apple Music surpasses 60 million subscribers
Today's major Apple news may be the departure of its design guru Jony Ive, but the even as the company stomachs the executive loss, their software plows…
Jun 27, 2019 22:44 UTC Technology Read More

FDA once again expands recall of blood pressure drugs
The FDA has again expanded its recall of a type of generic blood pressure drug called an angiotensin II receptor blocker or ARB. The recalled batches contain…
Jun 27, 2019 21:28 UTC Health Read More

ACA improves coverage and access for cardiovascular patients in Medicaid expansion states
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) improved access to healthcare for cardiovascular patients, according to a new study conducted by Harvard…
Jun 27, 2019 20:00 UTC Health-Care Read More

New research raises prospect of better anti-obesity drugs
Effective weight-loss strategies call for eating less food, burning more calories—or ideally, both. But for the more than 90 million Americans who suffer from…
Jun 27, 2019 19:56 UTC Health Read More

Sony Xperia 1 Hands-on: The Tall 4K OLED Smartphone
It’s been a while since the Sony Xperia 1 was announced (it’s still not for sale in the US), but we finally got our hands on this flagship device. XDA TV’s Daniel Marchena recently shared his unboxing and first impressions of this device. It has a lot of the typical Sony features, but there are a few “firsts” as well. One of the big standout features of the Xperia 1 is the display. This is the first phone to feature a 4K OLED panel and it comes in the same super tall 21:9 aspect ratio that we saw on the Xperia 10 series. Sony is also doing triple rear cameras this time with a standard, wide...
Jun 27, 2019 19:43 UTC Gadgets Read More

We're Going to Mistake the Drones of the Future for Annoying Flying Insects
Harvard's robotic flying bee has been in development for well over a decade now. And despite its incredibly simple design, over the past few years, its creators…
Jun 27, 2019 19:04 UTC Technology Read More

Experiment reverses the direction of heat flow
A study used quantum correlations to make heat flow from a colder to a hotter medium without adding external energy, affording a deeper understanding of the…
Jun 27, 2019 18:57 UTC Science Read More

Mophie's updated Juice Pack Air battery case for iPhone XS, XS Max, & XR has a Lightning port
Mophie just released an updated model of its popular Juice Pack Air battery case for the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR with full coverage, wireless charging, and a female Lightning port. Mophie Juice Pack Air comes to the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max These updated cases keep the same design as the Juice Pack Access but makes it available to not just the iPhone X and iPhone XS but the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR as well. The new model features a 1,720 mAh battery which should provide a combined total of 34 hours of max use time. Charging is accomplished through eithe...
Jun 27, 2019 18:46 UTC Gadgets Read More

Freeze frame: Researchers solve how cells unfold proteins
A happy cell is a balanced cell, but for every stupendously twisted protein it creates, it must tear the old ones asunder. That means untangling a convoluted…
Jun 27, 2019 17:59 UTC Health Read More

First Quarter GDP 3.1% as Expected: How was Totally Unexpected
The final (until revised later) estimate of first-quarter GDP matched economists expectation. How was surprising.
Jun 27, 2019 17:38 UTC Business Read More

A deadly, drug-resistant fungus has swept the globe—here's how it spreads
Patients infected with a deadly, drug-resistant fungus are dripping with the dangerous germ, which pours into their surroundings where it lies in wait for weeks to…
Jun 27, 2019 16:00 UTC Health Read More

Rare 'Lone Star Tick' spotted in northern Wisconsin
A rare tick has been spotted in northern Wisconsin, one that's considered quite rare in this part of the country. But this isn't the first time the "Lone Star Tick" has…
Jun 27, 2019 15:26 UTC Health Read More

Treating pancreatic cancer by starving tumor cells
A research team at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute has offered *fresh* insights into how to starve tumor cells of nutrients, pointing to a…
Jun 27, 2019 15:00 UTC Health Read More

Inside the Large Hadron Collider
It's been years since its last major — and largely predictable — discovery. Will the Large Hadron Collider ever unlock the mysteries of the universe? By Bryan…
Jun 27, 2019 14:05 UTC Science Read More

Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates have now fallen to a 3-year low 2019-06-27
This week, the average U.S. rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to a three-year low, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey.
Jun 27, 2019 14:00 UTC Business Read More

Old at heart: A solution to red giants' age paradox
Four years ago, several red giant stars were discovered to pose a paradox: even though they are built from very old stellar material, their large masses indicate a…
Jun 27, 2019 13:29 UTC Science Read More

To build a goldfish, start with a blueprint
Scientists drafted the blueprint for how to build a common goldfish. Now they'll use it to find out what gives ornamental goldfish their nuanced features, gaining…
Jun 27, 2019 12:56 UTC Science Read More

Audi recalls 265,000 vehicles to fix air bags and loose trim piece
DETROIT (AP) — Audi is recalling 265000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix two issues, a problem with airbags and a wheel trim piece that can fall off and become a…
Jun 27, 2019 11:58 UTC Business Read More

Atomic motion captured in 4-D for the first time
Everyday transitions from one state of matter to another—such as freezing, melting or evaporation—start with a process called "nucleation," in which tiny clusters…
Jun 27, 2019 11:49 UTC Science Read More

Line announces social credit scores, a Google Duplex competitor, and much more
Line just held the 2019 edition of its annual conference, and Japan's dominant social media company had a whole lot to announce. From Line Score, a social…
Jun 27, 2019 11:16 UTC Technology Read More

Waymo makes autonomous vehicles available to Lyft riders
Waymo has officially expanded its reach and is now making some of its self-driving minivans available for customers of ride-share firm Lyft.
Jun 27, 2019 11:08 UTC Business Read More

Mint can't access Venmo data
Money management is a lot harder when you can't see your rent payments.
Jun 27, 2019 10:59 UTC Business Read More

Invesco: Still Too Cheap And Still Paying A 6% Dividend
The investment management industry is going through dramatic changes, and companies that want to survive must quickly adapt or acquire to adapt. The impact…
Jun 27, 2019 10:44 UTC Business Read More

'Mystical' psychedelic compound found in normal brains
In the past few years, thrill-seekers from Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond have been travelling to South America to take part in so-called Ayahuasca…
Jun 27, 2019 09:22 UTC Health Read More

DoubleTree cookies to be the first food baked in space
*Fresh* baked cookies are coming to space.
Jun 27, 2019 09:04 UTC Technology Read More

Sino-U.S. trade truce hopes rekindle risk appetite
LONDON (Reuters) - Risk appetite returned to world markets on Thursday following a media report the United States and China have tentatively agreed to a…
Jun 27, 2019 08:43 UTC Business Read More

Scientists successfully transfer first test tube rhino embryo
Scientists in Europe said Tuesday they've successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo back into a female whose eggs were fertilized in vitro, as part of an…
Jun 27, 2019 08:42 UTC Science Read More

Total solar eclipse will darken skies over South America next week
Skywatchers the world over are gearing up for a total solar eclipse July 2 — the first since the “Great American Eclipse” of 2017.
Jun 27, 2019 08:33 UTC Science Read More

Sennheiser Ambeo soundbar review
In 2015, I got an early look at the first Dolby Atmos soundbar ever created, Yamaha's YSP-5600. Devised as a singular solution to all your Atmos and DTS:X…
Jun 27, 2019 08:00 UTC Technology Read More

Why your foot calluses might be good for you
Before you take a pumice stone to your foot calluses just because they're unsightly, you might want to consider the idea that they are actually nature's shoes.
Jun 27, 2019 07:35 UTC Health Read More

Big birds: Giant, 1,000-pound birds once roamed around Europe
Talk about your big bird. At 1,000 pounds and over 10 feet tall, it was one of the largest birds that ever lived in Earth's history. And almost 2 million years ago,…
Jun 27, 2019 07:25 UTC Science Read More

Biden vows to oppose any Democrat or Republican who wants to dismantle ObamaCare TheHill
Former Vice President Joe Biden said the fastest way to get to universal health care coverage is to build on ObamaCare and vowed to oppose any Democrat or…
Jun 27, 2019 07:00 UTC Health-Care Read More

AT&T hopes quantum networking will amplify the power of quantum computing
A partnership with academic researchers is tackling the enormous challenges of moving quantum networks out of the lab and onto the internet.
Jun 27, 2019 07:00 UTC Computing Read More

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