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Astronomers Measure Length Of A Day On Alien Planet, A First

LEIDEN, Netherlands, April 30 (UPI) — Tired of the nine-to-five, the eight-hour work day? At least Earth’s 24-hour day leaves some time for eating and sleeping. On Beta Pictoris b, the alien planet with only eight hours in its day, there’d only be time for work, work, work. Beta Pictoris b is the first alien […]

Trace Amounts Of Fukushima Radiation Found In Tuna Off Oregon Coast

CORVALLIS, Ore., April 30 (UPI) — The authors of the Oregon State University study say a sample of albacore tuna caught off the coasts of Oregon and Washington state have increased, but still small, levels of radioactivity — a result of Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The researchers tested different parts of 26 Pacific albacore […]

California Offers Tax Breaks To Private Space Companies

SACRAMENTO, April 30 (UPI) — California may boast some of the highest taxes in the Union, but if you’re in the movie industry or the private space business, there are few better places to conduct your affairs. As it has done for many years with the film industry, California is offering tax incentives to private […]

U.S. Concerned By Iranian, Russian Energy Deal

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) — If reports about an energy deal between Iran and Russia are true, it would be a concern to the U.S. government, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian met Sunday in Tehran with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak to discuss upgrading Iran’s power plants and electrical […]

The Cost Of The Great Recession On The Body May Surpass Damage To Bank Accounts

BOSTON, April 30 (UPI) — The stress of the Great Recession due to unemployment, home foreclosures, stock market downturns — or the fear of losing a job, home or retirement funds — have a massive impact on health that has yet to be calculated. Kasisomayajula “Vish” Viswanath, professor of health communication at Harvard School of […]

Coral Reef Protein Fights HIV Infection

BETHESDA, Md., April 30 (UPI) — A new protein, extracted from coral collected from reefs off the north coast of Australia, shows the ability to block HIV from entering and destroying immune cells, or T cells. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute discovered that the proteins, called cnidarins, prove remarkably effective at quashing the transmission […]

Forget Milk, Drink Tart Cherry Juice For A Good Night’s Sleep

SAN DIEGO, April 30 (UPI) — Drinking Montmorency tart cherry juice twice a day for two weeks helped increase sleep time among older adults suffering with insomnia. Study co-author Dr. Frank L. Greenway, director of the outpatient research clinic at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University, said an estimated one-quarter to one-third […]

High Doses Of Antidepressants May Be Linked To Youth Self-Harm

BOSTON, April 30 (UPI) — High doses of antidepressants — selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as Prozac or Zoloft — may be linked to increased risk of suicidal behavior in youth. Dr. Matthew Miller of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and colleagues, analyzed data from 162,625 people ages 10 to 64 with […]

New York State Legistators Aim To Ban E-cigarettes

ALBANY, N.Y., April 29 (UPI) — A group of New York state lawmakers have crafted a bill that would ban electronic cigarettes in public spaces. “We want the same restrictions for e-cigarettes as regular cigarettes,” said Sen. Kemp Hannon, R-Nassau County, the chairman of the Senate Health Committee. E-cigarettes, also called personal vaporizers or PVs, […]

Northrop Producing Counter-IED Jamming Backpack System

SAN DIEGO, April 30 (UPI) — Electronic jamming backpack systems to protect U.S. Marines from roadside improvised explosive devices are being produced by Northrop Grumman. Five initial production systems have been ordered from the company for testing under the Counter Radio-controlled IED Electronic Warfare Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operation Capable, or CREW MEU, contract, which […]

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