Archive for September, 2012
After years of bristling under the rule of a monarchy, Americans were loath to create another monarchy. Antifederalist Philadelphiensis warned that the U.S. Constitution was creating an executive with even more power than a king.
On Wednesday, a group of eight House GOP committee chairmen demanded that the Administration of Barack Obama issue a new briefing about the events that unfolded in Benghazi, Libya, that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens dead.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) — Coyotes living in cities don’t stray from their mates and couples stay together for life, which may help them thrive in urban areas, U.S. researchers say. Scientists at Ohio State University said genetic samples of 236 coyotes in the Chicago area over a six-year period found no evidence of polygamy nor […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — An important weather satellite monitoring the U.S. East Coast has shut down, necessitating activation of a spare satellite to take its place, officials said. After several days of glitches and problems, the GOES-13 failed Monday, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said. Launched in 2006, its mission was to track weather systems […]
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Following the news is one way Americans learn about politics but it is not sufficient, by itself, enough to create political knowledge, U.S. researchers say. A study at the University of Missouri School of Journalism found teens, especially, must think about and discuss with their peers what they read or watch on […]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (UPI) — A river turtle species, once one of the most wide-ranging in the United States, still suffers from past harvesting and declining water quality, researchers say. University of Florida researchers studying river turtles in Missouri found populations of the northern map turtle have not recovered from harvesting, mostly for food, that caused […]
GREENBELT, Md. (UPI) — NASA says its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is acquiring stereo images of the moon in high resolution to provide 3-D views of the surface. A team of researchers from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University is developing a processing system to automatically generate anaglyphs — images that can be viewed […]
OTTAWA (UPI) — Infants as young as 6 months old would benefit from eating meat, poultry and fish, a group of Canadian health organizations announced Tuesday. Under the auspices of the federal Health Canada agency, the Canadian Pediatric Society, Dietitians of Canada and Breastfeeding Committee of Canada recommended parents break from North American tradition in […]
SAN DIEGO (UPI) — Parents can make a big difference by helping to instill healthy behaviors in their children, a U.S. health and wellness company says. Dr. Mary Jane Osmick, vice president and medical director of health services for American Specialty Health — which provides fitness and exercise programs for health plans, insurance carriers and […]
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (UPI) — People with low levels of vitamin D were associated with a higher risk of heart attack and early death, researchers at the University of Copenhagen said. Dr. Peter Brondum-Jacobsen of Copenhagen University Hospital and the University of Copenhagen said the study involved more than 10,000 Danes. The study compared people with […]