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Walmart gives refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 and 4 models deep discounts
If the high cost of a new Apple Watch gives you heartburn, why not consider a refurbished one instead? Right now, Walmart is offering discounts of up to $200 off…
Jun 26, 2019 23:52 UTC Technology Read More

Free skin cancer screenings this weekend in Roseburg
ROSEBURG, Ore. – With temperatures heating up, dermatologists in Douglas County are making sure people in the area are safe from skin cancer.
Jun 26, 2019 23:36 UTC Health Read More

Huawei loses trade secrets case against ex-employee’s US start-up CNEX
A US jury on Wednesday cleared California semiconductor designer CNEX Labs of stealing trade secrets from Chinese electronics giant Huawei Technologies…
Jun 26, 2019 22:55 UTC Business Read More

Are Cherries Keto? Eating Fruit on the Keto Diet
Many fruits are difficult to eat on the high-fat, low-carb keto diet. However, cherries may be OK for keto dieter as long as you consume them in moderation.
Jun 26, 2019 22:08 UTC Health Read More

Computer Experts Working To Fully Restore Baltimore City Computer System
Computer experts are doing what they can to make the city's computer system whole again, while residents still hang around waiting to pay water bills and…
Jun 26, 2019 21:48 UTC Computing Read More

Lakes on Titan Might Have Exotic Crystals Encrusted Around Their Shores
Researchers duplicating Titan's conditions in their laboratory have watched some very exotic crystals form. They may form on Titan's shorelines.
Jun 26, 2019 21:17 UTC Science Read More

Rare tick returns to Wisconsin: Its bite could make you allergic to meat; what else to know
A type of tick that is uncommon in this part of the country has been spotted in northern Wisconsin, near Eau Claire County, marking the return of the bug to the…
Jun 26, 2019 21:10 UTC Health Read More

Rite Aid stock falls 10% after larger-than-expected quarterly loss
Shares of Rite Aid Corp. fell more than 10% in the extended session Wednesday after the retailer reported a larger-than-expected fiscal first-quarter loss....
Jun 26, 2019 20:42 UTC Business Read More

A Neural Net Used a Viral Meme to Learn to Navigate
Google scientists trained a neural net to better navigate spaces with an archive of thousands of "Mannequin Challenge" videos.
Jun 26, 2019 20:37 UTC Science Read More

Total solar eclipse had effects on Wyoming’s sagebrush, UW research finds
CASPER, Wyo. — People from across the country flocked to places like Casper to catch an August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. A University of Wyoming.
Jun 26, 2019 20:25 UTC Science Read More

'View' co-hosts defend Iran questioning Trump's mental health: 'Everybody does it'
"View" co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg suggested Wednesday that it wasn't a big deal for Iran to question President Trump's mental fitness, noting that…
Jun 26, 2019 20:16 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Macron Calls Climate Change a ‘Red Line’ Issue at G20, Rebuking Trump
President Emmanuel Macron of France said that he would not sign any Group of 20 joint statement unless it dealt with climate change, in a barb at President…
Jun 26, 2019 20:11 UTC Business Read More

Panel stops short of broad recommendations for two common vaccines
The U.S. advisory panel altered its guidance on two vaccines — one against bacteria that cause pneumonia and one against human papillomavirus.
Jun 26, 2019 20:04 UTC Health Read More

Team combines cutting-edge modeling with 300-year-old statistical analysis technique to enhance material properties
At some point in your life, you've probably had somebody—a parent, a teacher, a mentor—tell you that "the more you practice, the better you become.
Jun 26, 2019 19:41 UTC Science Read More

'5B' Documentary Spotlights The Nation's First AIDS Hospital Unit : Shots Health News
A new documentary tells the story of America's first inpatient unit dedicated to the care of people with AIDS. Nurse Cliff Morrison helped create 5B in 1983, and…
Jun 26, 2019 18:20 UTC Health Read More

The Raspberry Pi 4's Most Interesting Quirks
The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is finally here, a $35 device that packs a lot of useful technology on a single circuit board you can hold in your hand. It might even…
Jun 26, 2019 18:15 UTC Technology Read More

Bayer seeks glyphosate litigation advice as Elliott reveals stake
Chemicals giant Bayer, under pressure from activist shareholders, said on Wednesday it has hired an external lawyer to advise its supervisory board and has set…
Jun 26, 2019 18:02 UTC Business Read More

A new normal: Study explains universal pattern in fossil record
Throughout life's history on earth, biological diversity has gone through ebbs and flows—periods of rapid evolution and of dramatic extinctions. We know this, at…
Jun 26, 2019 17:59 UTC Science Read More

FAA concerned about Southwest Airlines' lax safety requirements
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has reassigned some senior managers overseeing Southwest Airlines on concerns about lax safety requirements.
Jun 26, 2019 17:29 UTC Business Read More

Why BlackBerry Stock Fell Wednesday
Shares of BlackBerry (NYSE: BB), a provider of security-focused software and services for enterprises, took a hit on Wednesday. The stock fell as much as 10.1%…
Jun 26, 2019 17:18 UTC Business Read More

Interior Design Student First to Showcase Capstone Project in Virtual Reality MPress
Michael Poetz is the first Maryville interior design student to use virtual reality as part of his capstone project.
Jun 26, 2019 17:14 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Observing crystal nucleation in four dimensions using atomic electron tomography
Atomic electron tomography captures crystal nucleation in four dimensions in FePt nanoparticles, with the observed early-stage nucleation not consistent with…
Jun 26, 2019 17:01 UTC Science Read More

Experimental physicists redefine ultrafast, coherent magnetism
Electronic properties of materials can be directly influenced via light absorption in under a femtosecond (10-15 seconds), which is regarded as the limit of the…
Jun 26, 2019 17:00 UTC Science Read More

The best hospitals in the US, ranked
- US News compiles a list of the top 20 hospitals in the country. - The hospitals are ranked based on their performance in certain specialties and procedures. - Top hospitals include the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Duke University Hospital. You can see the full list below. - Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US is home to more than 6,200 hospitals, which can make it difficult to figure out which ones deliver the best medical care and treatment. Every year, US News compiles a list of the top hospitals in the country, making it easier for readers to...
Jun 26, 2019 16:38 UTC Health-Care Read More

Are testosterone-boosting supplements effective? Not likely, according to new research
Men who want to improve their libido or build body mass may want to think twice before using testosterone-boosting supplements—also known as "T…
Jun 26, 2019 15:49 UTC Health Read More

How 2020 Democrats would tackle the problem of startlingly high rates of maternal deaths in the US
The rate of maternal deaths in the US is staggeringly high compared to other developed countries. Getty Images/EyeEm New mothers are dying in the US at rates higher than any other developed country. Women in the US face a problem unique in the developed world: A startlingly high percentage are dying before, during, or soon after childbirth. And it’s worse for women of color. According to a 2018 study by the Commonwealth Fund, there were 14 deaths for every 100,000 pregnant women in 2015. And per an investigation by ProPublica and NPR, 700 to 900 women had died of childbirth-related complica...
Jun 26, 2019 15:19 UTC Health-Care Read More

Maryland's Health Care Price Controls Aren't Solving Problems—They're Creating Them
The 2020 Democratic field, as with much of the Democratic party, is currently fighting about whether to expand Obamacare, allow more people into Medicare, or pursue the more radical option of full-fledged single-payer. But should a Democrat win the White House next year, it's likely that left-leaning wonks will make a push for a somewhat different, lesser-known idea: "all-payer rate setting"—or, as it is more colloquially known, price controls. The basic idea behind all-payer is that the government sets prices for hospital services in a given region, offering transparency and eliminating t...
Jun 26, 2019 14:49 UTC Health-Care Read More

ALMA pinpoints the formation site of planet around nearest young star
Researchers using ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) found a small dust concentration in the disk around TW Hydrae, the nearest young star…
Jun 26, 2019 14:31 UTC Science Read More

UnitedHealth has snapped up 'tech Cold War' victim PatientsLikeMe (UHC)
UnitedHealth Groupadded PatientsLikeMe, a Cambridge, MA-based social network startup that connects patients to others with similar health conditions, to its growing menagerie of acquired firms, per CNBC. PatientsLikeMe has been searching for a buyer after US federal regulatorsforcedits majority owner, Chinese genomics company iCarbonx, to divest its stake in the startup in April — actions that are part of the larger "tech Cold War" waging between the US and China, which has been a pain point for investors and developers alike. Here's what it means: UnitedHealth Group is on a buying streak a...
Jun 26, 2019 14:10 UTC Health-Care Read More

New research identifies Fukushima reactor material in environment
Through the analysis of specific fallout particles in the environment, a joint UK-Japan team of scientists has uncovered new insights into the sequence of events…
Jun 26, 2019 13:41 UTC Science Read More

New Mexico woman dies from virus linked to rodent droppings
A New Mexico woman's death marked the first hantavirus-related fatality in the state this year, health officials said, who are urging residents to be vigilant when…
Jun 26, 2019 13:37 UTC Health Read More

Will Checking Your Credit Often Hurt Your Credit Score?
Keeping track of your credit is important, but no one wants to lower their score in the process. Image source: Getty Images So you've just found out that you can check your credit online any time you want. Maybe it's a service offered through your online banking or credit card account, or perhaps you searched for ways to check your credit on your own. But you've also heard that credit checks can lower your credit score, and now you're wondering whether you'll be hurting your score every time that you check it. This is a common question on personal finance forums, so let's put the matter to…
Jun 26, 2019 13:14 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

SNMMI Annual Meeting showcases nuclear medicine innovation
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Annual Meeting took place this week in Anaheim, CA. Here are some selected research…
Jun 26, 2019 13:13 UTC Health Read More

Why I Wrote The Rx That Helped My Cancer Patient Die
Bobbie was suffering from advanced lung cancer when she told me, "Let's talk about this assisted suicide thing."
Jun 26, 2019 12:59 UTC Health Read More

Statins may double the risk of type 2 diabetes
New research examines the risk of receiving a type 2 diabetes diagnosis among those who are taking statins to lower their cholesterol.
Jun 26, 2019 11:04 UTC Health Read More

Do Brain Injuries Affect Women Differently Than Men?
In 1994, the National Football League formed a Committee on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury to study an alarming trend: Players were retiring early because of what…
Jun 26, 2019 08:59 UTC Health Read More


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