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Coral die-off predicted as marine heat wave engulfs Hawaii
CAPTAIN COOK, Hawaii (AP) — At the edge of an ancient lava flow where jagged black rocks meet the Pacific, small off-the-grid homes overlook the calm blue…
Sep 23, 2019 23:56 UTC Science Read More

Facebook acquires Ctrl-labs to advance its brain-machine interface efforts
Facebook announced its intentions to acquire Ctrl-labs, a New York-based startup developing brain-machine interface hardware, for an undisclosed sum.
Sep 23, 2019 23:52 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Borderlands 3 Marks Fastest-Selling 2K Game Ever, Reaches 5 Million In 5 Days
Borderlands 3 had the biggest launch in the publisher's history. 2K Games announced that within its first five days of launch it sold 50% more than Borderlands 2…
Sep 23, 2019 23:43 UTC Technology Read More

Facebook agrees to acquire brain-computing start-up CTRL-labs
Facebook on Monday announced the acquisition of CTRL-labs, a New York startup that specializes in allowing humans to control computers using their brains.
Sep 23, 2019 23:30 UTC Computing Read More

Illinois reevaluates religious vaccine exemption as school measles protection fades
CHICAGO (WLS) -- An I-Team investigation uncovered an increasing number of Illinois schools falling below the measles vaccine coverage level…
Sep 23, 2019 23:24 UTC Health Read More

How drilling into million-year-old Antarctic ice could help fight climate change
Australian scientists will use an ultra-advanced drill to dig three kilometers (1.86 miles) deep into Antarctica's ice, with the goal of learning more about the Earth's…
Sep 23, 2019 23:23 UTC Science Read More

New Kids' Guidelines: Drink Milk, Water, Avoid Plant-Based 'Milk'
New recommendations to guide drink choices for children under 5 emphasize milk and water, discourage juice and most plant-based 'milks.'
Sep 23, 2019 23:22 UTC Nutrition Read More

Pixelbook Go could launch in October with Pixel 4
There could be a Google-branded Chromebook on the way in the form of the Pixelbook Go. This traditional clamshell laptop might be a back-to-basics affair.
Sep 23, 2019 23:17 UTC Technology Read More

Behavioral Health Services of Arkansas Suicide Awareness
Suicide is a topic many people don't want to discuss, but national suicide rates are at their highest level in 20 years. It's the second leading cause of death…
Sep 23, 2019 23:10 UTC Mental-Health Read More

The World's Wealthiest Families Are Stockpiling Cash as Recession Fears Grow
Rick Stone, a former partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, sees treacherous times ahead for family offices trying to deploy cash.
Sep 23, 2019 23:00 UTC Business Read More

iPhone 11 teardown reveals more powerful battery, improved camera tools
The phone is packing some similar tech to the iPhone 11 Pro, iFixit says.
Sep 23, 2019 23:00 UTC Technology Read More

US Air Force hosts Pitch Day for virtual reality training systems
The US Air Force (USAF) has hosted a Pitch Day to assess the feasibility of using commercially available virtual reality (VR) training systems.
Sep 23, 2019 22:59 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Planet Mars, From Pole to Pole
A new image from the ESA's Mars Express Orbiter shows exactly how different regions in Mars are from one another. From the cloudy northern polar region all…
Sep 23, 2019 22:44 UTC Science Read More

BGU, Microsoft embrace AI to advance Ben-Gurion archive research
To date, Microsoft has only applied its machine-learning solution to one other archive: thousands of documents relating to the assassination of President John F.
Sep 23, 2019 22:41 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

In 10 minutes, your Huawei Mate 30 Pro could be running Google apps
The Mate 30 Pro is one of the best Android phones of the year…at least on paper. The problem is that Huawei's phone can't run any of the Google apps you…
Sep 23, 2019 22:35 UTC Technology Read More

Local News KCSO bomb squad renders device found in Central Bakersfield safe 23ABC Digital Staff 3
On Monday, the Kern County Sheriff's Office bomb squad was called out for a destructive device allegedly disposed in Central Bakersfield.
Sep 23, 2019 22:33 UTC Gadgets Read More

Agriculture Department Flooded With Appeals to Stop Food Stamp Purge
Efforts by the Agriculture Department to tighten eligibility for food stamps were greeted with a deluge of protests. The comment period ended Monday.
Sep 23, 2019 22:26 UTC Gadgets Read More

Great Escape — The Ultimate Experience opening new arcade and laser tag area
A Pleasant Hill family entertainment center will open a 50-game arcade and a new laser tag facility Friday afternoon. Great Escape — The Ultimate Experience…
Sep 23, 2019 22:16 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

RMIT Online expands AWS partnership with new cloud courses
The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Online has announced another set of courses that are aimed at filling Australia's demands for tech-related…
Sep 23, 2019 22:00 UTC Computing Read More

Which Groups Have Seen the Biggest Rise in Income?
People with a four-year degree earn much more money over the course of their career than those who don't have one. Since 2012, however, the biggest gains in…
Sep 23, 2019 21:59 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

These 7 Foods Can Fight Stress and Improve Your Mood
We all know that dancers are typically perfectionistic, highly-motivated, driven and capable of enduring physical pain. These same qualities that lead to success…
Sep 23, 2019 21:57 UTC Nutrition Read More

Stocks Advance on Trade Optimism; Treasuries Drift: Markets Wrap
European stocks advanced with U.S. index futures while Asian shares rose modestly as investors weighed hopes for high-level trade talks next month between…
Sep 23, 2019 21:49 UTC Markets Read More

Asia's Power Businesswomen 2019: Cofounder Tan Hooi Ling Steers Grab Into New Markets
Tan aims to put *fresh* capital into strengthening Grab's foothold in the $25 billion market for on-demand transport, and capture part of the $500 billion payments…
Sep 23, 2019 21:45 UTC Markets Read More

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