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How southeast Houston helped America win the space race
Before NASA moved to Clear Lake, in the early 1960s it occupied several buildings in southeast Houston.
Jul 19, 2019 23:55 UTC Science Read More

Tinder in-app purchases no longer use Google Play Billing to avoid 30% cut
Google and Apple's app stores have historically taken a 30% cut on all transactions as a means to recuperate costs. Google Play Tinder payment...
Jul 19, 2019 23:29 UTC Technology Read More

Google is adding Find My Device and battery features to Fast Pair headphones
Introduced a few I/Os back, Fast Pair is Google's attempt to make its own mark on the post-AirPod headphone landscape. Many of the features are similar to…
Jul 19, 2019 23:29 UTC Technology Read More

An anonymous donor asked a hospital where it needed help and gave $25 million to make it happen
Children's Hospital Los Angeles will now be able to help many more kids, thanks to an anonymous $25 million gift.
Jul 19, 2019 23:25 UTC Business Read More

How to find mental health treatment: New programs that can help
Many Americans cannot access mental health treatment and it negatively impacts their health. Some programs hope to deliver care to those who need it most.
Jul 19, 2019 23:18 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Business Report: Construction employment picks up statewide
New data shows that construction employment has picked up statewide.
Jul 19, 2019 23:15 UTC Jobs Read More

As men top rate for death by suicide, 'Man Brain' campaign focuses on mens' mental health
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Brown County therapists say men's mental health doesn't get the attention it needs in Northeast Wisconsin. A new awareness campaign…
Jul 19, 2019 23:09 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Asteroid cruised close to Earth on Friday
An asteroid was expected to travel closely past the Earth on Friday, but according to data collected by the Center for Near Object Studies, this extraterrestrial…
Jul 19, 2019 23:02 UTC Science Read More

Apollo 11 was all about winning hearts and minds
On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union pulled off one of the greatest propaganda triumphs in history. For the first time ever, it put a satellite into earth orbit,...
Jul 19, 2019 23:01 UTC Science Read More

They showered in contact lenses, then lost vision
A scary reminder to wearers of contacts to take them out before showering or swimming. Two UK patients were left legally blind in one eye after contracting a…
Jul 19, 2019 23:01 UTC Health Read More

Fan Makes NES John Wick Game And It's Really Hard
Keanu Reeves' “John Wick” character appeared in Fortnite earlier this year, and has a strategy game called John Wick Hex coming sometime in the future.
Jul 19, 2019 22:59 UTC Technology Read More

An Israeli Security Group Claims It Can Access All Your Encrypted Cloud Data. Here's Why It's an Even Bigger Deal Than You Might Think
In the cat-and-mouse game that we are all apparently playing when it comes to keeping our information safe online, Israeli security company NSO is reportedly…
Jul 19, 2019 22:54 UTC Business Read More

Both feds, CVS tout the drug giants merger with Aetna; judge not so sure
WASHINGTON — The federal government says concerns about a proposed merger between CVS and Aetna giving CVS pharmacy benefit managers an unfair…
Jul 19, 2019 22:45 UTC Health-Care Read More

To return to the Moon, astronauts need new spacesuits
Space engineer Pablo de Leon has designed two spacesuit prototypes for the Moon and for Mars, and knows how long development takes. If NASA wants to…
Jul 19, 2019 22:41 UTC Science Read More

I'm in Awe of How Long Zombies Like J.C. Penney Keep Getting New Money to Burn. But Bankruptcy Beckons
In 2013, I called Goldman Sachs a “snake-oil salesman” for underwriting a $1 billion J.C. Penney stock offering. Investors got wiped out. Now the bonds…
Jul 19, 2019 22:36 UTC Business Read More

Stocks rise on Fed bets and corporate earnings
U.S. stocks climbed as investors assessed corporate earnings and *fresh* clues on monetary policy. Treasuries fell and the dollar rose.
Jul 19, 2019 22:36 UTC Markets Read More

FTC approves settlement with Google over YouTube kids privacy violations
The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with Google in its investigation into YouTube for violating federal kids' data privacy laws, according to…
Jul 19, 2019 22:33 UTC Business Read More

Meet The Pixel Artist Recreating Breath of The Wild Scenes In 8-Bit
On Tuesday, Instagram user ncxaesthetic began uploading a series of “screenshots” in which he took iconic scenes from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the…
Jul 19, 2019 22:29 UTC Technology Read More

Chevron Says Attempt to Seal Off Well May Have Triggered Big Kern County Oil Spill
Company says leak began with work on a previously damaged well that had been cemented in and abandoned.
Jul 19, 2019 22:28 UTC Business Read More

Moon bricks could keep the lights on and the heat up in Lunar colonies
There may be no "dark side" of the Moon, but when and where it is dark, it's dark — and stays that way for two weeks. If we're going to have colonists up there,…
Jul 19, 2019 22:27 UTC Science Read More

Netflix lost US subscribers in Q2 over price hikes; how can it win them back?
Increased costs and competition make for a precarious situation at Netflix.
Jul 19, 2019 22:23 UTC Business Read More

NASA says we will start harvesting precious resources like platinum from the moon 'this century'
In a report by CNBC, NASA's head, Jim Bridenstine, said that added interest and new advancements in technology will help unlock an array of materials…
Jul 19, 2019 22:22 UTC Science Read More

Judge denies J&J's request to transfer 2,400 talc lawsuits to federal court
A federal judge on Friday denied Johnson & Johnson's request to transfer about 2,400 lawsuits over its talc-based baby powder to a district court in Delaware,…
Jul 19, 2019 22:22 UTC Business Read More



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