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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

Google’s new password security upgrade might work best on the Pixel 4
Google has a brand new security feature that every Android user out there should be using, as long as they operate devices with built-in fingerprint sensors…
Aug 13, 2019 23:05 UTC Technology 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

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 22:51 UTC Computing 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

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

Samsung has officially unveiled their 108-megapixel smartphone camera sensor
Teased by Xiaomi just a few days ago for their upcoming Mi Mix 4 smartphone, Samsung has now officially announced its new 108-megapixel ISOCELL sensor.
Aug 13, 2019 22:09 UTC Gadgets 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

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

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

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

Mercury Levels in Fish Are Rising: Here's What You Need to Know
Researchers say climate change and overfishing are among the causes for the rise in mercury levels. However, you shouldn't give up entirely on eating fish.
Aug 13, 2019 21:05 UTC Nutrition Read More

These Low-Carb Recipes Are So Good, You'll Want to Buy Shrimp in Bulk
If you love seafood as much as we do, you'll want to dive head first into these low-carb shrimp recipes. On its own, shrimp is a naturally low-carb source of.
Aug 13, 2019 21:02 UTC Nutrition 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

Dextre completes RRM3 tasks to test robotic refueling of spacecraft
Canada's star space robot Dextre has completed tasks aimed at finding solutions to enable the robotic refueling of spacecraft. Robotic Refueling Mission 3…
Aug 13, 2019 20:43 UTC Science Read More

DNR announces new regulations for 2019 hunting season
The Department of Natural Resources has released its regulations for the 2019 hunting season.
Aug 13, 2019 20:33 UTC Health 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

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