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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

Food dyes in snacks: Healthy or toxic?
Brightly coloured snacks which include various food dyes could be harming your children more than helping them, some health experts have warned. Health…
Aug 13, 2019 23:11 UTC Nutrition 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

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

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

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

Teen vaping tied to marijuana use
Overall, young people who used e-cigarettes were 3.5 times more likely to use marijuana, the analysis found. Teen vapers were most at risk for marijuana use.
Aug 13, 2019 21:33 UTC Health Read More

Nutritionist reveals how to avoid the ‘dangerous’ snacks you don’t need and lose weight
WOMEN are eating “two biscuits too much each day” and must lose weight to curb their risk of cancer, experts say. There are 166 calories in two milk chocolate…
Aug 13, 2019 21:29 UTC Nutrition 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

Rabbit in Sheridan County tests positive for tularemia
BISMARCK — A wild rabbit in central North Dakota's Sheridan County has tested positive for tularemia, also called "rabbit fever," the North Dakota Department…
Aug 13, 2019 20:59 UTC Health 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

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

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

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

People spend $3,300 a year on snacks—here’s how to keep it under $10 per week, according to dietitians
There's a reason I don't budget like a responsible #adult: I simply can't come to terms with how much dough I spend trying out new fitness classes, scouring the…
Aug 13, 2019 20:06 UTC Nutrition Read More

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