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Why does string cheese string?
We're told not to play with our food, but I would be instantly wary of anyone who bites sticks of string cheese instead of tearing off their creamy tendrils. (Yeah I…
Jun 13, 2019 23:49 UTC Health Read More

Obesity and excess weight CAUSE heart disease, study shows in world-first
After decades of research consistently linked obesity and cardiovascular disease, researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have finally used 'Mendelian…
Jun 13, 2019 23:03 UTC Health Read More

Is It Time to Sell Twitter?
Shares of Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) have recovered quite a bit from their 2016 and 2017 lows, as the social media company has been able to improve engagement…
Jun 13, 2019 22:41 UTC Business Read More

'No One Is Sure': Experts Baffled By Bottomless Vortex On Jupiter After NASA Probe Snaps ‘The Abyss’
Named for the Roman goddess Juno and the wife of Jupiter, who was able to reveal the god's true nature, the Lockheed Martin-built Juno probe has been…
Jun 13, 2019 22:09 UTC Science Read More

Spellcheck beware: Ukraine’s capital is #KyivNotKiev
If you're an avid reader of The World and follow Ukraine news, you may have noticed a shift in the way we refer to Ukraine's capital. Early this year, The World newsroom adopted the Ukrainian transliteration of the city — Kyiv — replacing the Russian-derived Kiev, a longtime standard of international news media. This week, the United States Board on Geographic Names followed suit, following a decade-long push by the Ukrainian government to popularize the Ukrainian spelling. Global #KyivNotKiev wave continues: the influential United States Board on Geographic Names has become the latest inte...
Jun 13, 2019 22:06 UTC Fitness Read More

U.S. judge sets pre-trial hearing next week for Sprint/T-Mobile deal
The judge hearing a complaint from state attorneys general seeking to stop T-Mobile US Inc from buying Sprint Corp for $26 billion will hold a pre-trial hearing…
Jun 13, 2019 19:49 UTC Business Read More

Scientists Are Baffled by “Huge Mass” Under the Moon's Surface
The discovery of a huge mass of dense material near the Moon's South Pole is puzzling scientists across the globe. Where did it come from?
Jun 13, 2019 18:02 UTC Science Read More

Mysterious Majorana quasiparticle is now closer to being controlled for quantum computing
As mysterious as the Italian scientist for which it is named, the Majorana particle is one of the most compelling quests in physics.
Jun 13, 2019 18:00 UTC Science Read More

These 12 Breathable Leggings Will Make Your Summer That Much Cooler
Summer is sweaty enough as it is, so when we're working out, moisture-wicking, breathable gear is a nonnegotiable part of our fitness routine. Whether we're working out outside or just walking home post-gym, we need all the help we can get keeping sweat at bay, so come summertime, our leggings have to be lightweight and breathable. If they can't keep us cool, they have to go to the back of our drawer, and can return to our rotation once temperatures dip. These 12 breathable leggings are the ones we'd pick for a Summer sweat session. From mesh panels to light, buttery fabric and even little…
Jun 13, 2019 16:19 UTC Fitness Read More

Fermi mission reveals its highest-energy gamma-ray bursts
For 10 years, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the universe's most luminous explosions. A new…
Jun 13, 2019 16:13 UTC Science Read More

The ocean is SINKING: Oceans are being consumed by Earth as dead supercontinent found
THE OCEANS are being slowly consumed by the Earth's mantle and the disintegration of an ancient supercontinent had a role to play, scientists have shockingly…
Jun 13, 2019 15:38 UTC Science Read More

Best Buy: New gadgets to make Dad's life easier
JD from Best Buy shows us the latest tech toys just in time for Father's Day.
Jun 13, 2019 14:59 UTC Gadgets Read More

Hubble observes tiny galaxy with big heart
Nestled within this field of bright foreground stars lies ESO 495-21, a tiny galaxy with a big heart. ESO 495-21 may be just 3000 light-years across, but that is not…
Jun 13, 2019 14:34 UTC Science Read More

What's Fitness Trainer Shaun T's Toughest Workout Ever? Raising Twin Toddlers.
He calls the grueling (yet rewarding) program "Twinsanity Max." Getty Images The toughest workout of my life could be called “Twinsanity Max 2,” because in November 2017, that is the number of babies my husband, Scott, and I welcomed into our lives. And that was after five years of baby-making insanity, recruiting egg donors and surrogate moms and waiting to see if our embryos would take. But when Sander and Silas finally arrived, two minutes apart, that’s when the most wonderfully difficult time in our lives began. In my book, T Is for Transformation, I wrote about “7 Superpowers” that gui...
Jun 13, 2019 12:59 UTC Fitness Read More

SpaceX is about to launch a remarkable atomic clock for NASA that may change how we explore space
If the Deep Space Atomic Clock experiment works, it could enable future robots and astronauts to navigate through space without help from Earth.
Jun 13, 2019 12:25 UTC Science Read More

Recession-related suicide on the rise in male mental health patients
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Recession-related increases in suicide have previously been reported globally. New research has shown an equivalent rise in suicide by mental health patients, particularly men aged 45-54. The study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, comes from the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH) based at The University of Manchester. The researchers found that suicide rates in male mental health patients increased by about 30 percent between 2009 and 2011. They found that the rise was most apparent in men aged 45-54. Thos...
Jun 13, 2019 12:13 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Should you give your kid an allowance? Not if you aren’t willing to do some work. released a survey recently that found just 40 percent of parents with children under 18 give them an allowance. (iStock)kate_sept2004 When it comes to giving your child an allowance, it’s all about the delivery. And by that I don’t mean how you get the money to them. There are apps for that. Savings accounts are so yesterday. No, I’m talking about your plans to deliver a message with the money. Are you going to just give them funds to do with it as they please? Or, are you fully prepared to use the transaction as a way to teach your child how to be money smart. If it’s the f...
Jun 13, 2019 12:00 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

5 Signs You're Choosing the Wrong Personal Loan Lender
Do your research on personal loan lenders to make sure you're working with one that won't cause you headaches later. Image source: Getty Images. Choosing a personal loan lender is a big deal. After all, your lender is going to be in your life for months or years as you repay your loan. Your lender will be responsible for processing your payments and handling customer service issues -- and you’ll be paying your lender hundreds or even thousands of dollars in interest. You don’t want to end up with the wrong loan or the wrong lender, so it’s important to comparison shop carefully and do your…
Jun 13, 2019 11:59 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

Cisco Live 2019: How edge computing makes 5G essential
Enterprise applications are growing the need for 5G, with edge computing creating the need for immediate *content*.
Jun 13, 2019 07:00 UTC Computing Read More

6 high-tech grilling and poolside gadgets
Summertime rocks! Its warm sunny days beg for you to head outdoors and revel in the season. So pull your grill out of hiding, air up your water wings, grab s…
Jun 13, 2019 07:00 UTC Gadgets Read More

There's a Gadget for That on the 'Specialized Tools' Subreddit
In honor of Analog Week here at Lifehacker, let's explore a subreddit that features devices that do very specific things: r/SpecializedTools. The tools featured…
Jun 13, 2019 07:00 UTC Gadgets Read More

Mental illness affects most women behind bars
Rates of mental illness among people in jail or prison are much higher than in the outside world, especially among women prisoners. Women incarcerated in…
Jun 13, 2019 07:00 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Investors pour millions of dollars into the new age of mental health
A new generation of apps and other tech-driven tools are allowing entrepreneurs, employers and health providers to break new ground in treating mental illness.
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Media Alert: May 2019 ADP Canada National Employment Report to be released on Thursday, June 20, 2019
TORONTO , June 13, 2019 /CNW/ --. WHAT: The ADP Research Institute® will issue the May 2019 ADP® Canada National Employment Report, on Thursday,…
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Jobs Read More

Renewable industry employed 11 million people in 2018
The number of workers employed by the renewable energy industry keeps growing. In 2018, at least 11 million people around the world held jobs across the…
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Jobs Read More

Eight Ways To Deal With A Large Employment Gap On Your Resume
Having a gap in employment on your resume can seem like it might be a red flag to hiring managers. But not all employers view an employment gap as an…
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Jobs Read More

‘Like nothing we have experienced’: Panhandle kids on verge of mental health crisis
School officials in Bay County are warning that their students are on the verge of a mental health crisis as hundreds have been referred to providers for treatment…
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Google shuts down Daydream VR's Play Movies & TV app
Google has pulled Daydream VR's version of the Google Play Movies & TV app. You can still view your rentals or purchases through the YouTube VR app,…
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

State had 'serious concerns' about Anthem's new behavioral health partner Beacon Health Options
Following Anthem's announcement that it plans to acquire Beacon Health Options, a group of state behavioral health agencies is highlighting yearlong issues it…
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Three Steps to Making Your Personal Finances More Private in a Digital Age
Imagine a world where every financial move you make gets recorded in databases that are accessible by any number of third parties – from bankers, to g.
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

Nevada drug test: Pre-employment marijuana testing essentially banned under new law
The state legalized recreational cannabis in 2016 and now becomes the first to ban failing job applicants because of the substance.
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Jobs Read More

Light-based computer may parallelize 10-megabit computations
When it comes to computation, the modern approach seems to involve an enormous bucket of bits, vigorous shaking, and not a lot of explanation of how it all…
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Computing Read More

Australia's Sticky Unemployment Rate Underscores RBA's Challenge
Australia’s jobless rate held above 5% in May despite a surge in hiring, underscoring the Reserve Bank’s challenge to drive down unemployment and stoke inflation. While the economy added 42,300 roles last month, new entrants were absorbed by a jobs market that swelled to a record, the statistics bureau said in Sydney Thursday. That left the jobless rate at 5.2%, which is well above the 4.5% level the RBA estimates is needed to revive price pressures. - The unemployment rate held at 5.2% versus an estimated 5.1% - Full-time positions climbed 2,400; part-time roles rose 39,800 - The participa...
Jun 13, 2019 01:39 UTC Jobs Read More

Job ad fall hints at future employment weakness
A fall in the number of job advertisements indicates that employment growth is likely to keep slowing over coming months. Key points: - Job ads have fallen 6.5pc over the past year - Property and construction-related sectors have seen the biggest declines - The ACT has the nation's only job ads growth, but also the weakest wages growth Employment website Seek estimates that it accounts for about a third of job placements in Australia through ads on its website. The number of those ads declined by 6.5 per cent in May 2019 compared to the same month a year earlier. However, Seek's managing di...
Jun 13, 2019 00:48 UTC Jobs Read More

Unemployment is steady, but the news isn't great for those seeking work in construction or property
Australia's unemployment rate remained stuck at 5.2 per cent last month, despite the creation of 42,300 jobs in May. Key points: - A record number of Australians are in work or looking for it, with participation at 66 per cent - The unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2 per cent, but hours worked fell - Seek data show job ads in May were 6.5 per cent lower than a year earlier, foreshadowing weaker employment growth ahead The Bureau of Statistics figures show part-time employment increased by 39,800, while full-time employment only rose by 2,400. The increase in jobs failed to reduce the…
Jun 13, 2019 00:48 UTC Jobs Read More

Women Sizes 0 Through 28 on How They Exercise
We asked women sizes 0 through 28 how they like to exercise. Whether it's running, yoga, dance, weight lifting or more, hear what they have to say. Still haven’t subscribed to Glamour on YouTube? ►► Women Sizes 0 Through 28 on How They Exercise | Glamour
Jun 13, 2019 00:42 UTC Fitness Read More


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