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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

Meet OpenSpace, The Construction Tech Startup That Just Raised $14M From WeWork and Others
OpenSpace, an imaging and AI-driven platform providing 360-degree visibility for construction sites, has raised $14 million in a Series A round led by Lux…
Aug 13, 2019 22:58 UTC Entrepreneurship 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

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 22:51 UTC Computing Read More

Google details AI work behind Project Euphonia’s more inclusive speech recognition
As part of new efforts towards accessibility, Google announced Project Euphonia at I/O in May: An attempt to make speech recognition capable of understanding…
Aug 13, 2019 22:48 UTC Artificial-Intelligence 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

The 'fear gauge' shows the market could be headed for 'choppy waters,' Jim Cramer says
"The averages haven't really digested these latest gains, and like we saw last week, big moves higher can result in some serious stock market reflux," he says.
Aug 13, 2019 22:37 UTC Markets Read More

Are you taking your vitamins and health supplements correctly? And do they really work?
Nutrition experts tell CNA Lifestyle why multivitamins aren't always your best bet – and which common notions about health supplements are actually false.
Aug 13, 2019 22:31 UTC Nutrition 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

Would you rent out your living room for a few hours? This startup is counting on it
Recharge, a startup that tried convincing hotels to let its customers rent their rooms by the hour and even minute, has revamped and rebranded. Now Globe, the…
Aug 13, 2019 21:52 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

New HTTP/2 Flaws Expose Unpatched Web Servers to DoS Attacks
Multiple implementations of the HTTP/2 protocol are vulnerable to attacks that could consume sufficient resources to cause a denial-of-*service* (DoS) condition…
Aug 13, 2019 21:52 UTC Computing 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

Iodine might be the reason you're not losing weight
When you're trying to lose weight, there are some things that are non-negotiable. You have to keep an eye on your calories and take in less food than you burn…
Aug 13, 2019 21:48 UTC Nutrition 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

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

Residency Bullying: Trainer on Trainee Harassment Common
Bullies sometimes wear white coats, and they may be in charge of educating the next generation of doctors. In a survey administered to a national cohort of…
Aug 13, 2019 20:40 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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