Archive for January, 2013
Texas Governor Rick Perry called for returning taxpayer money to the taxpayers of his State when the government is operating at a surplus during a State of the State address this week.
For one week, let’s take a break from President Barack Obama and politics. This week is all about the most popular and celebrated event in the world: the Super Bowl. And there is a very special lesson in this year’s game for all of us to study, learn and implement in our lives.
Men who eat a regular diet of deep-fried foods such as french fries, fried chicken and doughnuts have a higher risk of prostate cancer, U.S. researchers say.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (UPI) — The U.S. Northeast is likely to experience six more weeks of winter weather lasting into March, long-range forecasters at AccuWeather.com say. The Northwest is also likely to have winter maintain its grip on the region, regardless of what Punxsutawney Phil has to say on Groundhog Day, forecasters said. A couple […]
NEW ORLEANS (UPI) — British company BP is “deeply sorry” for the loss of life and damage caused by the 2010 gulf oil spill, BP Vice President Luke Keller told a U.S. federal court. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana accepted a guilty plea from BP that resolves “all federal criminal […]
NARO SPACE CENTER, South Korea (UPI) — South Korea’s science minister said Wednesday the country placed a satellite into orbit with the successful launch of its first space rocket. Yonhap News Agency said whether the Korea Space Launch Vehicle has positioned its satellite correctly will be determined early Thursday. “At 4 p.m. today [Wednesday], the […]
YORK, England (UPI) — An old wives’ tale that snails can be a sign of changing weather should not be dismissed out of hand, European researchers say, as they may give climate clues. Snails climbing a plant or post supposedly means rain is coming, the tale goes, but a study led by the University of […]
TEL AVIV, Israel (UPI) — Being in a position of power makes people happier, and people who feel powerful in any context tend to be more content, researchers in Israel said. Yona Kifer of Tel Aviv University in Israel and colleagues hypothesized that holding a position of authority might enhance subjective well-being through an increased […]
ROCHESTER, Minn. (UPI) — Cardiac disease is associated with increased risk of mild cognitive impairment involving language, thinking and judgment, a U.S. researcher says. Lead author Rosebud Roberts, a health sciences researcher at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said mild cognitive impairment — known as non-amnestic — because it doesn’t include memory loss, may be […]
TRONDHEIM, Norway (UPI) — GPS helps achieve an increased sense of security, freedom and quality of life for those with dementia and family, researchers in Norway suggest. Dag Ausen of SINTEF and manager of the Norwegian research project Trygge Spor said the study involved more than 50 dementia sufferers, who used a Global Positioning System […]