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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

Large-area graphene-nanomesh/carbon-nanotube hybrid membranes for ionic and molecular nanofiltration
Porous graphene sheets have excellent filtration capabilities and are able to block most ions, but their fragility limits their scale-up beyond laboratory…
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

Carbon-neutral fuel made from sunlight and air
Researchers have developed a novel technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels exclusively from sunlight and air. For the first time worldwide they…
Jun 13, 2019 15:53 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

Jazzercise Is Immortal
Much of consequence happened in 1969, which means that this year is chockablock with golden anniversaries: the moon landing, Stonewall, the Manson murders. But do not neglect the fact that 2019 also marks a half century of Jazzercise. The leaders of Jazzercise, Inc., know what you’re thinking. “When you hear Jazzercise you think legwarmers and leotards, right? Or a workout for your Mom but not for you?” the company’s Web site says. “It’s true that we were the original dance party workout. But today the leotards—and the 80’s—are long gone and our classes are way too hot for legwarmers.” Coun...
Jun 13, 2019 14:30 UTC Fitness 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

Should you give your kid an allowance? Not if you aren’t willing to do some work.
Creditcards.com 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

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

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

YMCA of Gr. Nashua Honored by Govs Council on Physical Fitness
Concord, NH, May 31 – The Granite YMCA, YMCA Camp Coniston, and YMCA of Greater Nashua each received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the…
Jun 13, 2019 07:00 UTC Fitness 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

Media Alert: May 2019 ADP Canada National Employment Report to be released on Thursday, June 20, 2019
TORONTO , June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --. WHAT: The ADP Research Institute® will issue the May 2019 ADP® Canada National Employment Report,…
Jun 13, 2019 07:00 UTC Jobs 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

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

NVIDIA Launches EGX An Edge Computing Platform With Multi-Cloud And AI Capabilities
With EGX, NVIDIA got many things right. From partnering with Red Hat to integrate with OpenShift to packaging Cisco's networking gear, and integrating with…
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Computing 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

San Francisco Police Department cites progress in mental health crisis interventions
For years, community members and advocacy groups have pushed the San Francisco Police Department to reconsider how officers respond to calls involving a.
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Mental-Health Read More

UFO sighting: NASA Curiosity rover spots ‘alien base’ on Mars
AN ALIEN UFO has been spotted on the surface of Mars by NASA's Curiosity Rover, a self-styled UFO expert has claimed.
Jun 13, 2019 06:48 UTC Science 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

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