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VR Helps Reduce Hospital Patients’ Anxiety & Stress
According to patients at Edward Hospital, virtual reality helps lower their anxiety & stress levels through the technology programs.
Aug 29, 2019 23:44 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Amazon fires produce 220-degree scorched earth, dense smoke in new NASA images
The fires burning in the Amazon rainforest are exceedingly hot, according to a new report from NASA.
Aug 29, 2019 23:43 UTC Science Read More

'I would not have kept the baby': Fighting depression in pregnancy
Where millions live without access to a psychiatrist, one innovative scheme is trying to plug the gap.
Aug 29, 2019 23:39 UTC Health Read More

What's the secret to Utah's startup success? Mormon missionaries
The skills obtained by LDS missionaries during their years of *service* can apply to the startup world.
Aug 29, 2019 23:38 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

Senators demand answers from Amazon about unsafe products
A group of three US senators today sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asking for a "sweeping internal investigation" into the company's consumer safety…
Aug 29, 2019 23:31 UTC Business Read More

What Is the Market Smoking?
We do not understand the market's negative reaction to the news that Philip Morris International (PM) and Altria (MO) are in talks regarding a potential all-stock…
Aug 29, 2019 23:31 UTC Markets Read More

The brain nutrient vegans need to know about
People who eat vegan or plant-based diets should ensure they are getting enough of a key, but little-known, brain nutrient, say experts. Choline, which helps…
Aug 29, 2019 23:31 UTC Nutrition Read More

Asmongold's epic raid of Horde territory ends with hilarious Blizzard conspiracy theory
World of Warcraft Classic streamer "Asmongold" rallied hundreds of Alliance players to his cause as they fought to take over a Horde island - but were met with…
Aug 29, 2019 23:29 UTC Technology Read More

Police seek assistance locating missing 13-year-old girl
Lincoln police are seeking help locating a missing 13-year-old girl. According to police, Arizai Delrello was last seen by Dawes Middle School personnel around…
Aug 29, 2019 23:07 UTC Gadgets Read More

As Dorian looms, Florida's Space Coast braces for possible unprecedented impact
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Hurricane Dorian advances on a course likely to slam the Florida peninsula within days, U.S. space agencies and aerospace…
Aug 29, 2019 23:05 UTC Science Read More

Vaccine coalition unveils ambitious plan to immunize 300 million children
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has unveiled an ambitious plan to expand the number of doses it helps developing countries purchase, aiming to vaccinate an…
Aug 29, 2019 23:04 UTC Health Read More

Meagan Gallagher: Planned Parenthood's doors are open
Editor's note: This commentary is by Meagan Gallagher, who is president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Planned Parenthood of…
Aug 29, 2019 23:02 UTC Health-Care Read More

As Dorian looms, Florida's Space Coast braces for possible unprecedented impact
As Hurricane Dorian advances on a course likely to slam the Florida peninsula within days, U.S. space agencies and aerospace companies are sheltering…
Aug 29, 2019 23:01 UTC Science Read More

Exercise in pregnancy may protect obese mothers-to-be and their children from health problems
Obese mice ran on a treadmill before and during pregnancy in a study at the University of Cambridge. Scientists found exercise helped the mice control their…
Aug 29, 2019 23:01 UTC Health Read More

Vegan diet 'risks brain health due to lack of choline nutrient'
The popularity of vegan diets risks lowering people's intake of a nutrient that is critical for brain health, a nutritionist has said.Moving away from animal products…
Aug 29, 2019 23:01 UTC Nutrition Read More

Trade War Won't Kill US Oil Exports
The trade war finally caught up with U.S. crude oil exports to China, but this doesn't mean that US crude flows to East-Asia will dry up all of a sudden.
Aug 29, 2019 23:00 UTC Business Read More

Fleet of Autonomous Boats Can Now Shapeshift, Which Is Nice, For Science
In news that certainly doesn't spell our doom, MIT's fleet of autonomous boats can now break apart and reform into new configurations on their own. Great.
Aug 29, 2019 22:59 UTC Science Read More

5 Reasons Personal Finance Should Be Taught In School
Having basic personal financial skills is one of the most important things you can do to live a healthy, happy and secure life. Your level of understanding around…
Aug 29, 2019 22:58 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

New Market, New Rules: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Thursday 8/29/19)
Jim Cramer asks: Can you recognize when you're getting needlessly greedy? Stick to the rules if you want to stay in the game for the long run.
Aug 29, 2019 22:57 UTC Markets Read More

If you're interested in a Microsoft Surface, now's the time to buy
Set Amazon's one-day PC sale aside for a moment, and consider: If you're looking to cash in on a current-generation Surface before the next-gen hardware is…
Aug 29, 2019 22:51 UTC Technology Read More

Analyst: Bull market should live on until early 2021
Despite recent recession fears and yield curve inversions, the bull market should live on until early 2021, says analyst Tom McClellan on CNBC's "Closing Bell."
Aug 29, 2019 22:46 UTC Markets Read More

Walmart tests dentistry and mental care as it moves deeper into primary health
Walmart, the world's biggest retailer, is moving deeper into the primary care and mental health market, opening a new clinic called Walmart Health in Georgia.
Aug 29, 2019 22:39 UTC Health-Care Read More

Classroom field trips via VR become a national trend
It's back-to-school season and students could be taking field trips to places like the Grand Canyon, ancient Rome, inside a human brain, underwater, or even…
Aug 29, 2019 22:39 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More



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