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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

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

Motorola One Zoom quad-camera smartphone coming soon for $450 or so (leaks)
Motorola phone leaks appear to be dropping like flies these days. One of the more interesting smartphones the company has in the works is an upper mid-range…
Aug 13, 2019 23:15 UTC Gadgets Read More

Horry County Schools providing more mental health counselors this school year
Amid a growing concern for students' mental health, Horry County Schools is providing more mental health resources.
Aug 13, 2019 23:02 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Auditor Is Reviewing the Pentagon’s $10 Billion Cloud Computing Contract Process for Potential Misconduct
The Pentagon's independent auditor is conducting a broad review of the handling of a cloud computing project potentially worth $10 billion, officials said…
Aug 13, 2019 22:52 UTC Computing 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

A Doctor Tested a New Treatment on Himself. Now, It May Help Others with This Rare Disease.
The physician, Dr. David Fajgenbaum, had a rare disease known as Castleman disease.
Aug 13, 2019 21:48 UTC Health Read More

U.S. Stocks Tumble as Economic Worries Mount: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks suffered one of the deepest sell-offs of the year and Treasuries surged as mounting signs of a global economic slowdown stoked fears of an…
Aug 13, 2019 21:44 UTC Markets Read More

Worker at Washington, Mo. Bob Evans diagnosed with Hepatitis A; mass vaccination planned
WASHINGTON, Mo. - A food handler at a Washington Bob Evans restaurant was recently diagnosed with Hepatitis A, prompting the Franklin County Health…
Aug 13, 2019 21:40 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

Neuralink guide: How wearables will play their part in Elon Musk's brain tech
Elon Musk has bold plans for the future. He's already working on sending humans to Mars with SpaceX and planning on building extensive tunnels under Los…
Aug 13, 2019 21:06 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

Whoop’s Wearable Fitness Tracker Promotes All-Around Wellbeing
Aside from a light-reflecting text logo, the Whoop 3.0 wristband (free with a membership that begins at $30 a month) is nearly indiscernible from a fabric…
Aug 13, 2019 21:03 UTC Gadgets 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

What to Buy at Costco Best Costco Buys for Runners
Shopping at Costco can be both a wonderful and overwhelming experience, thanks to thousands of great, low-cost products, and free samples at this…
Aug 13, 2019 20:50 UTC Nutrition 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

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

A Chlamydia Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Human Trial
A vaccine for the most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection in the U.S.—the bacterial disease chlamydia—is now a substantial step closer to reality.
Aug 13, 2019 20:25 UTC Health 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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