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Amazon Offers California Jobs, Centers

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Internet retailer Amazon.com offered to build distribution centers and hire 1,000 workers if California drops, even temporarily, its sales tax collection law. The proposal was made in the form of draft legislation offered during a meeting between Amazon lobbyists and representatives of companies belonging to the California Retailers Association, the […]

Engaged Dads Boost IQ, Behavior In Kids

MONTREAL, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Dads engaged in raising their children — not necessarily living with them — can help make offspring smarter and better behaved, Canadian researchers say. Erin Pougnet, a doctoral candidate at Concordia University in Montreal and a member of the Centre for Research in Human Development, says the study involved 138 […]

Military Family Reunions Can Be Rocky

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Aug. 31 (UPI) — Deployed U.S. troops often want nothing more than to be back home but a reunion period can be more emotionally taxing than deployment, researchers say. Leanne Knobloch of the University of Illinois and co-author Jennifer Theiss of Rutgers University say returning service members are at greater risk of both […]

Parents Should Know Signs Of Concussion

DALLAS, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Parents should take time to review the latest guidelines about concussions before their children head for the practice fields, a U.S. physician says. Dr. Robert Dimeff, director of family sports medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, advises parents to look over the athletic equipment to […]

Exercise Works As Second Depression Drug

DALLAS, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Exercise can be as effective as a second medication for depressed patients whose condition has not been cured by a single medication, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Madhukar Trivedi of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and colleagues had Study participants diagnosed with depression — ages 18-70, who […]

Social Media: Recruiting Tool For Studies

ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug. 31 (UPI) — Social media and online networking offer a novel way to recruit study participants for rare diseases, U.S. researchers suggest. Dr. Sharonne Hayes is reaching out to survivors of spontaneous coronary artery dissection, also known as SCAD, a poorly understood heart condition that affects just a few thousand Americans every […]

Study: Tool Use Came Earlier Than Thought

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Our early ancestors, Homo erectus, were shaping stone axes in Africa 1.8 million years ago, 300,000 years earlier than previously thought, U.S. researchers say. Homo erectus appeared about 2 million years ago and lived until hitting a possible evolutionary dead-end about 70,000 years ago. Some researchers think Homo erectus […]

Distant Star May Be Oldest Ever Seen

MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 31 (UPI) — European astronomers say they’ve discovered a faint ancient star in the constellation Leo that, given its elemental makeup, “shouldn’t exist.” The star has been found to have the lowest amount of elements heavier than helium of any star yet studied, a mass smaller than that of the sun, and […]

Canadian Oil A Better Option, Chu Says

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Regardless of the type of oil, having Canada as a main oil supplier to the United States is much better for energy security, the U.S. energy secretary said. U.S. celebrities, scientists and executives at leading environmental advocacy groups are among the growing number of critics of the planned Keystone XL […]

New Mexico Has New Solar Options

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 1 (UPI) — A solar power facility in New Mexico has started churning out renewable energy for thousands of homes, an energy company announced. NRG Solar, a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc., announced its 20-megawatt Roadrunner facility near the New Mexico border with Texas is now operating at full capacity. The facility […]

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