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Archive for September, 2011

NASA: Fewer Asteroids Are Near Earth

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 29 (UPI) — New observations by an orbiting observatory suggest there are significantly fewer asteroids of a medium size near Earth than previously thought, NASA said. Analyzing data from the agency’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, astronomers estimate there are roughly 19,500 — not 35,000 — mid-size near-Earth asteroids, a NASA release said […]

Frogs Cool Off, Then Warm Up To Survive

DARWIN, Australia, Sept. 29 (UPI) — Australian green tree frogs survive the continent’s dry season by using the same phenomenon that makes eyeglasses fog up in the winter, researchers say. Researchers from Charles Darwin University found tree frogs would often lay outside on cool nights during the dry season in tropical Australia and then return […]

‘Alarm Clock’ Gene Discovered

LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 29 (UPI) — The human body has a so-called alarm clock gene that wakes up even if one hasn’t set the bedside alarm, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif., said the gene is responsible for starting the body’s biological clock from its […]

‘Bubble-Blowing’ Galaxy Photographed

PARIS, Sept. 29 (UPI) — A distant galaxy that appears to be blowing bubbles has been captured in images from the Hubble Space Telescope, European astronomers said. The galaxy — dubbed Holmberg II — features intricate glowing shells of gas created by the energetic lifecycles of many generations of stars, a release from the European […]

Bahrain condemned for harsh sentences

LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) — Jail sentences given to healthcare workers in Bahrain appear to be disproportionate to the charges brought against them, London said.

A group of Bahraini doctors and nurses were given prison sentences ranging from 5-15 years…

Both Sudans should work on human rights

GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 30 (UPI) — The U.N. Human Rights Council called on both Sudanese governments to work on human rights issues, while paying special attention to border clashes.

The council, during meetings in Geneva, addressed a series of r…

Obama Echoes Carter Speech: America’s Soft

Many people have compared the Barack Obama Presidency to that of President Jimmy Carter over the past few years; Obama has now made a statement that seems to echo Carter.

Obama Loses Favor With Wall Street

President Barack Obama has lost favor with many big-name Wall Street campaign contributors that were major money-makers in his 2008 Presidential bid. Wall Street campaign contributors appear to favor Republican Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts Governor and businessman held a sold-out breakfast fundraiser with the biggest names on Wall Street.

Tymoshenko may face fines, not jail

KIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 30 (UPI) — Kiev may consider scrapping criminal punishment for opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko in favor of a payment of damages, a lawmaker said.

Tymoshenko, a former prime minister is on trial on charges that she abused her …

Analysts: Don’t overstate Awlaki’s death

SANAA, Yemen, Sept. 30 (UPI) — The reported death of al-Qaida ideologue Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen is a blow to his group but the true threat isn’t an ideological one, analysis suggests.

Tribal sources inside Yemen confirmed to al-Arabiya that U.S.-bo…

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