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Hy-Vee Warns Customers of Data Breach
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Hy-Vee is warning customers of a data breach that could affect customers who've used their credit cards at gas pumps, drive-thru…
Aug 14, 2019 23:58 UTC Business Read More

Brain molecule identified as key in anxiety model: Study of nonhuman primates lays groundwork for new strategies in treating anxiety disorders
Boosting a single molecule in the brain can change 'dispositional anxiety,' the tendency to perceive many situations as threatening, in nonhuman primates,…
Aug 14, 2019 23:53 UTC Health Read More

Drivers use smartphone apps to help detect credit card skimmers at gas stations
A growing number of unsuspecting gas station customers are having their credit or debit card information stolen because of a skimmer device secretly placed in…
Aug 14, 2019 23:51 UTC Gadgets Read More

US markets plummet in their worst day of 2019
The Dow tumbles 800 points as investors worry about the global economy, the US-China trade war and Brexit.
Aug 14, 2019 23:49 UTC Markets Read More

Eyewitness dash cam captures moment of texting while driving crash
No one was injured. The local police department in Massachusetts shared the footage as a warning to not text and drive.
Aug 14, 2019 23:49 UTC Technology Read More

Autumn is coming, so of course Pumpkin Spice Spam is, too
Piggybacking on the pumpkin spice phenomenon, Hormel says it will introduce a limited run of Pumpkin Spice Spam. Unlike two years ago, it's not a hoax.
Aug 14, 2019 23:37 UTC Business Read More

Asia stocks mixed as bond markets signal recession warning
Shares in Asia dropped Thursday afternoon as the main yield curve in U.S. Treasurys inverted, triggering fears over the state of the U.S. economy.
Aug 14, 2019 23:27 UTC Markets Read More

An 'Uber, but for Mental Health' App Is an Unsettling Therapist in 'Eliza'
Eliza at first comes across as a near-future dystopia in the vein of Black Mirror: it's a visual novel where you play the part of a young “proxy” for a virtual…
Aug 14, 2019 23:27 UTC Mental-Health Read More

UGA legend Herschel Walker talks mental health, stigma
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — UGA legend Herschel Walker finished off his two-day visit to Central Georgia with a speech about mental health at the Museum of…
Aug 14, 2019 23:22 UTC Mental-Health Read More

The stock market's unusual pattern this week has historically been a big sell signal
The stock market has done something so unusual this week that it has only happened 19 times in the past 30 years, and the strange pattern could be an…
Aug 14, 2019 23:20 UTC Markets Read More

VMware says it’s looking to acquire Pivotal
VMware today confirmed that it is in talks to acquire software development platform Pivotal Software, the *service* best known for commercializing the…
Aug 14, 2019 23:01 UTC Business Read More

Salt levels in picnic foods dangerously high, health group warns
One in four savoury picnic foods contain dangerously high levels of salt and almost half are worryingly high in saturated fat, a health group has warned.
Aug 14, 2019 23:01 UTC Nutrition Read More

Watch: No Man’s Sky VR Gameplay Comparison On PSVR vs. PC VR
We've put gameplay footage for No Man's Sky on both PSVR and PC VR side-by-side for you to get a direct look and comparison at the visual differences.
Aug 14, 2019 22:57 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

This Powerful Acupressure Mat Obliterates Stress in Just 15 Minutes a Day
A short daily massage with the innovative GoRelax acupressure mat can provide deep relaxation, increased blood circulation, and reduced tension.
Aug 14, 2019 22:50 UTC Health Read More

Vaping study lawsuit; Oculus exec leaves; WeWork IPO
Vaping study delay sought A vaping industry group, which counts San Francisco's Juul as a member, has sued the Food and Drug Administration to delay a…
Aug 14, 2019 22:45 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

What's behind the recent stock market volatility?
Stocks went into a freefall Wednesday after the bond market stoked *fresh* fears of a recession. The Dow Jones plunged 800 points -- a sharp departure for a…
Aug 14, 2019 22:44 UTC Markets Read More

Markets Are Shaken by New Signs of Global Economic Trouble
Shares on Wall Street fell sharply after reports showed a slowdown in China and a contraction in Germany, partly reflecting the U.S. trade war's impact.
Aug 14, 2019 22:35 UTC Markets Read More

OnePlus 5G phone is launching globally this year
Speaking with The Financial Times (via Android Police), OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that a new OnePlus 5G phone is coming this year. Unlike the…
Aug 14, 2019 22:28 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

British Airways testing VR headsets for first-class passengers this year
In-flight headsets are the latest sign that VR has much more to offer than gaming.
Aug 14, 2019 22:18 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Walmart, Nvidia earnings, retail sales — What to know in markets Thursday
July retail sales, Walmart and Nvidia earnings will be the biggest market moving events Thursday.
Aug 14, 2019 22:06 UTC Markets Read More

China sharply curbs gold imports Reuters
China has severely restricted imports of gold since May, a move that could be aimed at curbing outflows of dollars and bolstering the yuan as economic grow.
Aug 14, 2019 22:05 UTC Business Read More

Dow turns negative as it struggles to rebound from worst day of 2019
Stocks were trading around the flat line on Thursday, struggling to rebound from the steep losses in the previous session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average…
Aug 14, 2019 21:59 UTC Markets Read More

ZeroAvia is putting hydrogen fuel cells in airplanes
ZeroAvia is using a hydrogen fuel-cell to provide zero-emissions power for flight. ZeroAvia Alternative fuels for cars are pretty commonplace. We see electric vehicles and hybrids pretty much anytime we set foot outside our homes. Alternative fuels in the aerospace industry are much, much rarer and when you consider just how much jet engines pollute, that's a bad thing. That's where ZeroAvia comes in. The California-based startup has been quietly working on aircraft-grade hydrogen fuel cell system and, according to a report Wednesday by Fast Company, the company just tested the system succe...
Aug 14, 2019 21:58 UTC Fitness Read More

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