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Nasa develops sleep deprivation test to avoid accidents like Challenger
When the Challenger space shuttle exploded in 1986, killing all seven crew members, an inquiry concluded that human error driven by fatigue and long hours at…
Aug 08, 2019 23:59 UTC Health Read More

Women in labour given virtual reality to ease pain of childbirth
Women in labour are being given virtual reality headsets to see if they can help manage the pain of childbirth. University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff is carrying…
Aug 08, 2019 23:58 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Asia shares mixed as Chinese food inflation soars, Japan GDP beats expectations
Stocks in Asia Pacific traded mixed on Friday, as Chinese data showed food inflation soared in July while Japan's economy grew at a greater pace than…
Aug 08, 2019 23:42 UTC Business Read More

'I'm the first space pirate!' How tardigrades were secretly smuggled to the moon
The 2019 Beresheet Israeli lunar mission that crashed on the moon had a secret: it was carrying life.
Aug 08, 2019 23:40 UTC Science Read More

Apple Has Released an Oregon-Filmed ASMR Video as Part of Its iPhone Campaign, And It's a Little Creepy
Apple is capitalizing on the ASMR video trend—that's "autonomous sensory meridian response"—with new ads meant to trigger that back-of-your-scalp tingly…
Aug 08, 2019 23:37 UTC Technology Read More

Defy False Market Fears: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Thursday 8/8/19)
It's easy to spread fear, but it's much harder to stay calm and carry on, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Thursday. After today's market rebound, Cramer…
Aug 08, 2019 23:33 UTC Markets Read More

Housing crisis part 3: employment in Bay County
In the final installment of our housing crisis series, we explore the state of employment in Bay County. Given the current housing market, one expert says she…
Aug 08, 2019 23:27 UTC Jobs Read More

Broadcom to acquire Symantec's enterprise security software business
Chipmaker Broadcom is buying cybersecurity specialist Symantec Corporation's enterprise security business for $10.7 billion in cash, the companies announced…
Aug 08, 2019 23:18 UTC Business Read More

Strategic Behavioral Health's Bettendorf facility files extension; others encounter more problems
A hospital that's owned by the same parent company as a new psychiatric hospital set to open in Bettendorf may have its license revoked in Colorado.
Aug 08, 2019 23:18 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Peter Navarro compares Wall Street Journal to a communist paper after its editorial board warns of a ‘Navarro Recession’
Peter Navarro compared the Wall Street Journal to a communist newspaper Thursday after the news organization's editorial board warned that President…
Aug 08, 2019 23:13 UTC Business Read More

It took an incredibly long time for the Earth’s poles to flip
If you're looking for some kind of apocalyptic scenario to get anxious about, the Earth's poles flipping is as good a nightmare as any. Scientists know that our…
Aug 08, 2019 23:04 UTC Science Read More

Uber lost over $5 billion in one quarter, but don’t worry, it gets worse
Uber just reported its second quarterly earnings ever as a public company, and hoo boy! That's a lot of red ink! The ride-hailing giant reported losing a whopping…
Aug 08, 2019 23:04 UTC Business Read More

Climate change: Marine heatwaves kill coral instantly
Increasingly frequent marine heatwaves can lead to the almost instant death of corals, scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found. These episodes…
Aug 08, 2019 23:01 UTC Science Read More

Occidental Completes $55 Billion Acquisition Of Anadarko
Occidental Petroleum has just completed one of the largest oil mergers and acquisitions (M&A) of the past few years, buying Anadarko Petroleum and assuming…
Aug 08, 2019 22:59 UTC Business Read More

Clever Player Creates First-Person Dungeon-Crawler In Mario Maker 2
The Mario Maker series offers creators an expansive suite of tools with which to build punishing, unique, or thought-provoking levels. A recent level uses these…
Aug 08, 2019 22:52 UTC Technology Read More

Central Florida gaming influencer named world champion in VR
Bradley Lynch traveled to China for the week-long tournament of esports and came home a world champion.
Aug 08, 2019 22:41 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Billionaire alleges that Epstein misappropriated ‘vast sums ... from me and my family’
In a letter, Les Wexner, the billionaire who founded the Limited retail empire, says he is "embarrassed" to have been deceived by Epstein. The vast sums…
Aug 08, 2019 22:41 UTC Business Read More

Xiaomi plans to stuff a 108-megapixel Samsung camera sensor into a phone
It has teamed up with Samsung to develop a smartphone with a 108-megapixel “ultra-clear” image sensor.
Aug 08, 2019 22:41 UTC Gadgets Read More

Netflix Stock, Apple Stock: Why These Stock Market Winners Are Our Rookie Trading Mistakes
This week on the "Investing with IBD" podcast, IBD Multimedia *Content* Editor Alissa Coram joined the show for a discussion about trading mistakes and how to…
Aug 08, 2019 22:38 UTC Markets Read More

Nektar Therapeutics stock drops after results
Nektar Therapeutics shares dropped in the extended session Thursday after the biotech company's revenue came in below Wall Street targets. Nektar shares...
Aug 08, 2019 22:36 UTC Business Read More

Nutritional Value of Meat Substitutes Questioned Medpage Today
WASHINGTON -- Meat substitutes – such as Beyond Meat and the Impossible Burger – may lessen negative environmental impacts, but they "raise safety issues…
Aug 08, 2019 22:30 UTC Nutrition Read More

Why Jim Cramer Favors CRON and CGC
Canopy Growth (CGC) rose 1.5% today while Cronos Group (CRON) fell 3.8%. CNBC host Jim Cramer favors both stocks amid several weed industry scandals.
Aug 08, 2019 22:30 UTC Markets Read More

Indian giant Mahindra might open a second factory in Michigan, report says
The company best known in the US for its Roxor Jeep clone is looking at doubling down on US manufacturing.
Aug 08, 2019 22:28 UTC Business Read More

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