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15 players to start in fantasy football for Week 5

15 football players to start for Week 5

Oct 04, 2018 02:13 PM EDT

Week 4 of the NFL season saw an odd number of close games and blowouts, leading to some wacky fantasy results.

The AL Wild Card Game unfolded as expected

The AL Wild Card Game unfolded as expected

Oct 04, 2018 02:08 PM EDT

The A’s did what they usually do, the Yankees did what they usually do, and we don’t have to deal with a Wild Card Game controversy right now.

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Flexible piezoelectric acoustic sensors for speaker recognition

Oct 04, 2018 01:55 PM EDT

A KAIST research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Material Science and Engineering has developed a machine learning-based acoustic sensor for speaker recognition.

Cucumbers Led To Rise of Costly Plant Disease

Complex factors can drive the emergence and evolution of plant pathogens

Oct 04, 2018 01:52 PM EDT

For many of us, bumper crops of zucchinis and cucumbers conjure up the sweltering days of summer, while pumpkins and gourds decorate our holiday tables throughout the fall. However, these iconic fruits and vegetables - known collectively as cucurbits - can also help us understand the spread of plant diseases that pose a significant risk to crops.

Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda)

Primary tropical forests are best but regrowing forests are also vital to biodiversity

Oct 04, 2018 01:50 PM EDT

Even after 40 years of recovery, secondary forests remain species and carbon-poor compared to undisturbed primary forests, a new study reveals.

Fungi Extract Treatment in Honey Bee Colonies

Fungus provides powerful medicine in fighting honey bee viruses

Oct 04, 2018 01:49 PM EDT

Mycelium extract reduces viruses in honey bees

New Class of Molecules for Breast Cancer Therapy

A novel molecule could spur new class of drugs for breast cancer

Oct 03, 2018 05:37 PM EDT

Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology and colleagues have designed and developed a new class of molecules that use a never-before-known mechanism that may halt or destroy breast cancer tumors, particularly for patients with drug-resistant or dangerously metastatic stages of the disease.

GPM Image of Kong-rey

NASA gets a look at the rainfall rates within Typhoon Kong-Rey

Oct 03, 2018 05:35 PM EDT

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over Typhoon Kong-Rey moving through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and found heaviest rainfall occurring in the storm's eyewall.

SEM Images of the Super-Hydrophobic Surface

Flowing salt water over this super-hydrophobic surface can generate electricity

Oct 03, 2018 05:27 PM EDT

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a super-hydrophobic surface that can be used to generate electrical voltage.

Brain-Inspired Computing Using Phase Change Memory

A new brain-inspired architecture could improve how computers handle data and advance ai

Oct 03, 2018 05:25 PM EDT

IBM researchers designed a new computer architecture with co-located memory and processing. In studies, their prototype ran 200 times faster than conventional computers

Sears, Kmart closing more stores ahead of the holidays

Sears, Kmart closing more stores ahead of the holidays

Oct 03, 2018 05:15 PM EDT

Sears is quietly closing another round of stores ahead of the holidays, with some layoffs set to begin two days before Christmas.

eBay claims Amazon illegally poaching sellers

eBay claims Amazon illegally poaching sellers

Oct 03, 2018 05:09 PM EDT

EBay Inc. is accusing Amazon.com Inc.’s sales reps of trying to poach sellers for its own marketplace through eBay’s messaging system.

What's the meaning of Amazon's decision to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour

What's the meaning of Amazon's decision to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour

Oct 03, 2018 05:03 PM EDT

The bill has not been brought up in any committee or received any hearing. But Amazon's announcement Tuesday that the company would increase its minimum wage for all workers to $15 an hour means Sanders has already won.

Toys 'R' Us lenders cancel auction, plan brand revival

Toys 'R' Us lenders cancel auction, plan brand revival

Oct 03, 2018 04:59 PM EDT

The same Toys "R" Us lenders that have been taking heat for their role in the decision to liquidate the company in March are now working on bringing the brand back to life, according to new court documents.

Survivors of Indonesian Quake and Tsunami Seek for Staples

Survivors of Indonesian Quake and Tsunami Seek for Staples

Oct 03, 2018 04:56 PM EDT

Aid workers are struggling to deliver enough food, water and fuel to keep thousands of earthquake survivors alive on Indonesia's Sulawesi island, five days after the quake and a tsunami combined to carve a swath of death and destruction here.

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