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Archive for June, 2012

Obama 1, Constitution 0

SCOTUS bows to the bad guy. Holder hits the windshield. Who let Biden out? And that’s no terrorist; that’s the President! All this—plus—there aren’t enough onion rings on the planet. Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!  

N.Y. Times Announces Chinese Website

NEW YORK (UPI) — The New York Times has announced plans for a Chinese-language website aimed at China’s new middle class and the upscale advertisers trying to reach them. Joseph Kahn, the Times foreign editor who is in charge of the project, said the website will not register as an official Chinese news organization and […]

Consumer Spending Falls Flat In May

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Consumer spending was flat in May for the first time since November 2011, the U.S. Commerce Department said Friday. Spending was unchanged following a 0.1 percent rise in March and April and a 1 percent rise in February. Incomes rose, but showed a decline in growth. Incomes in May rose 0.2 percent, […]

Solar 'Tornadoes' Said Powering Sun's Heat

SHEFFIELD, England (UPI) — Solar tornadoes may be powering the atmosphere of the sun, warming it to millions of degrees and making it even hotter than the sun’s surface, scientists say. “One of the major problems in modern astrophysics is why the atmosphere of a star, like our own sun, is considerably hotter than its […]

'Crowd-Funded' Telescope To Keep Sky Watch

WASHINGTON (UPI) — A former NASA astronaut says he is launching a crowd-funded program to build an orbiting space telescope for spotting asteroids that may threaten Earth. The telescope, dubbed Sentinel, would launch in 2017 or 2018, drift toward Venus and then spend more than 5 years surveying the inner solar system while orbiting the […]

Tomato Color Comes At Expense Of Taste

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The reason bright, uniformly red tomatoes in supermarkets lack the flavor to match their intense color is genetics, U.S. plant researchers say. A gene mutation that makes a tomato uniformly red, favored by farmers as it produces a visually attractive product, stifles genes that would contribute to its taste, scientists said. The […]

'Zombie' Worms Attack Bones With Acid

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — U.S. scientists say they’ve discovered deep-sea “zombie worms” use acid to bore into bones of seabed skeletons and consume nutrients. The root-like tissues worms of the Osedax family use to attach to bones contain acid-secreting enzymes, researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, reported. […]

Ethnic Food Often Spicier And Healthier

LAS VEGAS (UPI) — U.S. adults are choosing more ethnic foods and ingredients that not only offer unique flavor and texture, but a variety of health benefits, a researcher says. “Very authentic and regional cuisines are becoming very popular,” Janet Carver, senior culinary team leader at Ingredion Inc., said in a statement. “Not just Chinese, […]

People Make Relationships With Characters

MANHATTAN, Kan. (UPI) — Celebrity deaths can strongly affect their fans, who often use social media to grieve the loss of people they’ve never met, a U.S. researcher says. Richard Harris, professor of psychology at Kansas State University, said many people develop relationships with media figures in a manner similar to the way they do […]

Report: Norwegians Want Less English

OSLO, Norway, (UPI) — The Language Council of Norway’s 2012 status report said a survey suggests two-thirds of Norwegians think there is too much English in advertising. The council, which wrote in its report Norway is under “continual pressure from English in many areas of society,” said the respondents said all advertising and marketing materials […]

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