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Citizen scientists discover cyclical pattern of complexity in solar storms
Citizen scientists have discovered that solar storms become more complex as the Sun's 11-year activity cycle reaches its maximum—a finding which could help…
Jul 01, 2019 22:59 UTC Science Read More

Wheeling & dealing: In 2019, VCs can't stop funding mobility startups
An unceasing wave of IPOs has been the dominant storyline from the world of VC in the first half of 2019. But firms have also been busy funding the next…
Jul 01, 2019 22:26 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

Venture-backed telemedicine startup Call9 is shutting down
More than three years ago, we told you about Call9, a young, Palo Alto, Calif.-based telemedicine startup that wanted to reduce unnecessary visits to emergency…
Jul 01, 2019 22:25 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

McDonald’s manager attacked with stun gun, pulled out of drive-thru window
A Haywood County woman is accused of using a stun gun on a McDonald's manager and trying to drag him out of the drive-thru window.
Jul 01, 2019 22:23 UTC Business Read More

Basis for AI decisions still not understood by humans:The
When senior fund manager Takuya Hiroi's artificial intelligence system recommends a trade, something.
Jul 01, 2019 21:59 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

These Foods Are Proven to Help Fight Belly Fat, So Add Them to Your Grocery List
It's no secret that diet plays a much bigger role than exercise when it comes to weight loss, including shedding dreaded belly fat. It isn't a quick fix,
Jul 01, 2019 21:36 UTC Health Read More

Why Am I Always Hungry? 8 Reasons You Can't Stop Eating
If you feel hungry all the time, it could be more about emotions than food, says Susan Albers, PhD, a mindful eating expert and author of Hanger Management.
Jul 01, 2019 21:24 UTC Nutrition Read More

Crop Conditions Still Lag
Corn and soybean crops still struggle in the eastern Corn Belt.
Jul 01, 2019 20:53 UTC Business Read More

Oakland may send mental health experts, not police, for some 911 calls
We've seen it happen too many times. A person calls 911 to report a disturbance next door or out in the street. The police show up. Things go awry and the…
Jul 01, 2019 20:50 UTC Mental-Health Read More

How you and your friends can play a video game together using only your minds
Researchers have created a method for two people help a third person solve a task using only their minds.
Jul 01, 2019 20:48 UTC Science Read More

Texas woman refuses to pay for cake she ate while shopping: police
Authorities say a Texas woman ate half a cake while roaming the aisles of a Walmart store and then refused to pay full price for it, claiming she had found it…
Jul 01, 2019 20:30 UTC Business Read More

Anti-vax teen that fought ban amid chickenpox outbreak loses in court—again
Judges in Kentucky have handed down another legal defeat to the unvaccinated teenager who sued his local health department for banning him from school…
Jul 01, 2019 20:19 UTC Health Read More

Buy Western Digital Stock Because of the Huawei Ban Reprieve, Analyst Says
The Trump administration has eased restrictions on Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, and that is good news for Western Digital stock.
Jul 01, 2019 20:16 UTC Business Read More

HTC's 'Vive Enterprise Solutions' Separates Pro & Consumer VR Offerings
There are two sides to HTC's Vive VR business; consumer and enterprise. The original Vive targets the former market while the subsequent Vive Pro and Focus…
Jul 01, 2019 20:05 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Physicists use light waves to accelerate supercurrents, enable ultrafast quantum computing
Jigang Wang patiently explained his latest discovery in quantum control that could lead to superfast computing based on quantum mechanics: He mentioned…
Jul 01, 2019 20:04 UTC Science Read More

NIH study finds long-term increased risk of cancer death following common treatment for hyperthyroidism
Findings from a study of patients who received radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment for hyperthyroidism show an association between the dose of treatment and…
Jul 01, 2019 20:00 UTC Health Read More

RCS Chat hands-on: Not yet iMessage for Android, but it’s a solid start [Video]
RCS and Google Chat messaging is supposed to be iMessage for Android, after a UK and France rollout, is it able to live up to that potential title?
Jul 01, 2019 19:59 UTC Technology Read More

Researchers using virtual reality to improve health
The National Institutes of Health is funding research to find where VR may help in medicine such as rehabilitation exercises, improving mental health, and…
Jul 01, 2019 19:59 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

One in Five Americans Get Hurt By Someone Else's Drinking Every Year
The negative effects of secondhand smoke are well-documented—the CDC estimates that tens of thousands of nonsmokers die every year in the U.S. due to…
Jul 01, 2019 19:59 UTC Health Read More

Why You Can't Stop Farting at the Gym
You're in the middle of a squat when suddenly you hear it. Or maybe you feel it, or worse, even smell it. However it goes down, you just let one rip in the gym.
Jul 01, 2019 19:54 UTC Health Read More

Physicists use light waves to accelerate supercurrents, enable ultrafast quantum computing
Scientists have discovered that terahertz light -- light at trillions of cycles per second -- can act as a control knob to accelerate supercurrents. That can help open…
Jul 01, 2019 19:41 UTC Science Read More

Kentucky Students Lose Appeal in Chickenpox Vaccination Case
FRANKFORT, Ky.—More than two dozen Catholic school students and their parents have lost their initial appeal in challenging a Kentucky health department's…
Jul 01, 2019 19:29 UTC Health Read More

Evolution of life in the ocean changed 170 million years ago
New research identifies a previously overlooked global event which changed the course of the evolution of life in the oceans. It coincided with a rise in calcium…
Jul 01, 2019 19:23 UTC Science Read More

Researchers identify the origins of metabolism
A Rutgers-led study sheds light on one of the most enduring mysteries of science: How did metabolism—the process by which life powers itself by converting…
Jul 01, 2019 19:00 UTC Science Read More

NC man sues Hardee's after he says he wasn't given enough hash browns
MOUNT HOLLY, N. C. (WCTI) - A North Carolina man has filed a federal lawsuit against a major fast-food chain, letting the courts hash out his allegations.
Jul 01, 2019 18:51 UTC Business Read More

Total solar eclipse, black moon, double meteor shower and more July 2019 astronomy events
Astronomy events for July 2019 include a total solar eclipse on July 2, a Thunder Moon partial eclipse on July 16 and a black moon on July 31.
Jul 01, 2019 18:37 UTC Science Read More

How you and your friends can play a video game together using only your minds
Telepathic communication might be one step closer to reality thanks to new research from the University of Washington. A team created a method that allows…
Jul 01, 2019 18:36 UTC Science Read More

MIT made an AI that can detect and create fake images
Creating digital renderings and editing images can take hours, but researchers from MIT and IBM want to change that. They've trained AI to generate…
Jul 01, 2019 18:17 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

Here are the stock market’s winners and losers in the first half of 2019
Microsoft leads Dow components, while Tesla is the worst Nasdaq-100 stock, with a 33% slide.
Jul 01, 2019 17:45 UTC Markets Read More

Battle Of Cloud Computing ETFs
The First Trust Cloud Computing ETF (SKYY) raked in $1.1 billion in *fresh* net assets in the third week of June—a huge sum for an otherwise narrowly focused…
Jul 01, 2019 17:30 UTC Computing Read More

Principal closes $1.2 billion deal to buy Wells Fargo retirement business
Principal said Monday it is beginning the integration of the Wells Fargo's 401k, pension, executive deferred compensation, employee stock ownership plans and…
Jul 01, 2019 17:20 UTC Business Read More

VR, AR, and MR explained
A top level breakdown of the often mystifying worlds of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.
Jul 01, 2019 17:14 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

How should humanity respond to first contact from extra-terrestrials'?
The UK Seti Research Network (UKSRN) are to launch what is believed to be the largest ever survey of public attitudes towards alien contact and how we…
Jul 01, 2019 17:07 UTC Science Read More

How one man ate his way to happiness and health
The health benefits of weight loss and a good diet are well known, and a recent study shows this includes mental health. Better nutrition and a lower body mass…
Jul 01, 2019 17:00 UTC Nutrition Read More

Malware Shuts Down Philadelphia Courts Computer System The Legal Intelligencer
Cybersecurity problems are distressingly apparent in the City of Brotherly Love these days. The city court's website has been shut down by a virus since May 21.
Jul 01, 2019 16:50 UTC Computing Read More

Dow Jones Industrial Average Gives Back Some Gains From Trade War Truce
A Trade War Thaw. U.S. stocks were still higher on Monday, but they had given back some of the early gains powered by this weekend's truce in the trade war…
Jul 01, 2019 16:30 UTC Business Read More



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