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Gold ETF (GLD) Is Approaching A Critical Level: Here’s A Way to Play It

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]After languishing and trading sideways for several years, gold, and therefore the ETF that is frequently used for trading it (GLD), finally broke higher in June of this year. A week or so ago though, GLD reversed and lost over four percent in a series of down days. That move has brought it close to what could prove Latest Articles in
Study: Average hospital outpatient visit cost approaching $500

Study: Average hospital outpatient visit cost approaching $500

Health
Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The average outpatient visitor to a U.S. hospital will pay close to $ 500, a new study says. The findings, published Wednesday in The Lancet Public Health, also found that the average inpatient stay in 2016 cost more than $ 22,000, putting health costs in the United States well beyond most other countries. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington conducted the research for a larger study on what the cost would be for universal health coverage, or UHC, in each country. "To achieve UHC, health officials in the government, private, and nonprofit sectors need to expand services to accommodate population growth and aging, as well as expand insurance coverage," said Marcia R. Weaver, a professor at IHME and study co-author, in a news relea...
Male mosquitoes listen for approaching females using built-in amplifier

Male mosquitoes listen for approaching females using built-in amplifier

Science
Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Play it loud. Male mosquitoes use a built in amplifier to hear the wingbeat of approaching females, according to new research. The findings, detailed Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, could help scientists design acoustic traps for disease-carrying mosquitoes. "Hearing is a crucial sense for mosquitoes as acoustic communication plays a key role in their mating behavior," Joerg Albert, researcher at the University College London, said in a news release. "Understanding how mosquitoes communicate in swarms to find mates is important in the development of vector control strategies." During previous observations, scientists noticed the antennae of male mosquitoes appeared to vibrate at the same frequency as the wingbeats of females. To find out why, scientists st...
Preparing for an approaching hurricane and other things you need to know about them

Preparing for an approaching hurricane and other things you need to know about them

Technology
Hurricane Lane barreled towards Hawaii on Wednesday, unleashing powerful winds at 155 miles per hour and prompting authorities to issue a warning and shut down all public schools. Though the Category-4 storm is expected to weaken as it moves closer, experts predict parts of the Big Island will be lashed by fierce gusts, waves as high as 25 feet, and rain. Here are some of your questions on hurricanes, answered by ABC News meteorologists Max Golembo, Samantha Wnek and Melissa Griffin. How are hurricanes formed? Hurricanes are formed by feeding off the warmth and moisture of the ocean. Air then rises and is replaced constantly by the surrounding air. Below all this rising air, low pressure develops. How long does a Hurricane usually last? If you are in the hurricane, the hurricane c...