Archive for July, 2013
On Tuesday, a military judge acquitted Pfc. Bradley Manning of the serious charge of aiding the enemy which was levied against the serviceman for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified military reports and diplomatic cables to the website Wikileaks. The aiding-the-enemy charge could have resulted in a sentence of up to life in prison or […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Pending Home Sales Index slipped slightly off of a six-year peak in June, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. The NAR said the index that tracks contracts of intention slipped 0.4 percent month-to-month to 110.9. The index is a comparison to the monthly average for 2001, its first year, […]
ST. LOUIS (UPI) — Although consumers say they prefer to listen to unfamiliar music, they actually prefer to hear their favorites over and over again, U.S. researchers say. Study co-authors Joseph K. Goodman of Washington University’s Olin Business School in St. Louis, Morgan Ward of Southern Methodist University and Julie Irwin of University of Texas […]
BOSTON (UPI) — Drinking a few cups of coffee daily appears to reduce the risk of suicide in men and women by about 50 percent, U.S. researchers say. Lead researcher Michel Lucas, a research fellow in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues found the risk of suicide for […]
ADELAIDE, Australia (UPI) — Breaking a sweat while working out regularly may reduce the risk of stroke by reducing blood pressure, weight and blood sugar, researchers in Australia say. Study author Michelle McDonnell, a lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at the International Centre for Allied Health Evidence, University of South Australia, said the […]
MARTINEZ, Calif. (UPI) — Conservationists in California say they are looking for a way to save the life of a giant sequoia planted by author and naturalist John Muir in the 1880s. The 70-foot-tall tree, hand-planted by Muir on his homestead 35 miles northeast of San Francisco — which is now a national historic site […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States is 3.7 percent higher than a month ago, AAA reported. The travel service organization reported a national average price of $3.63 for Monday, a 4 cent decline from the previous week but 13 cents higher than the same time last […]
Researchers from Rice University and Louisiana State University illustrated in a recent study that domestic policy encouraging a welfare and police state simultaneously are economically unworkable and do damage to the very people the policies were intended to help.
A hamburger made from test tube-grown “beef” is on someone’s menu for this week.
The so-called beef for the burger is the product of a Dutch professor whose work was financed by an anonymous businessman and the Dutch government. It was created from stem cells stripped from a cow’s muscle that were incubated in a nutrient broth, stretched on a machine to simulate exercise and stimulate growth, then minced with lab-grown animal fat. The final, uncooked product is said to be gray with a slippery texture similar to squid or scallop. The financier may be the first to eat the lab-created slime.