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$1 Million Stolen Statues Found Broken

MONTREAL, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Two stolen bronze statues by Canadian artist Jean-Paul Riopelle valued at $1 million were found smashed in a wooded area of Quebec Tuesday, authorities said. The (Montreal) Gazette reported police said the statues, named “La Dafaite” or “The Defeat,” had disappeared from an unguarded residence in Esterel in the Laurentians […]

2 Die In Edmonton Seniors’ Home Blast

EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 2 (UPI) — An explosion and fire at an Edmonton, Alberta, senior citizens residential complex Tuesday left two people dead and police saying they suspect foul play. One victim was identified as Anna Fedorio, a resident of the Bethany Senior Citizen Home. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported sources said the other victim […]

Microbes Involved In Colon Health Studied

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Aug. 2 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say they’re taking the first up-close look at some microbes that, although rare in the human gut, are fundamental to colon health. The so-called “hydrogenotrophic” microbes make up less than one-hundredth of 1 percent of the microbes that live in the colon but the bacteria and archaea […]

U.S. Moms Get Little Breastfeeding Help

ATLANTA, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Only 4 percent of U.S. hospitals provide the full range of support needed to facilitate breastfeeding for new mothers, federal health officials say. Vital Signs report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta says improving rates of U.S. breastfeeding by providing better hospital support to mothers […]

Snapping Turtle Stops Traffic

CONCORD, N.C., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A giant snapping turtle stopped traffic on a North Carolina road, drivers say. Kelly Glenn and Joe Coward were driving to the Concord Mills mall Sunday when they saw a snapping turtle standing on the edge of a street, The Gaston Gazette in Gastonia reported. “It looked like he […]

Oxygen Molecules Found In Deep Space

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 2 (UPI) — NASA says instruments on board the Herschel Space Observatory have provided the first confirmed finding of oxygen molecules in space. While individual atoms of oxygen are common in space, particularly around massive stars, molecular oxygen, which makes up about 20 percent of the Earth’s atmosphere, has eluded astronomers until […]

No Change For Parking? No Problem

DORTMUND, Germany, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The frustration of finally finding a parking lot only to find you have no cash for the meter or machine may be a thing of the past, German researchers say. Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute in Dortmund have developed a small radio-frequency identification chip that can be adhered to […]

Organism That ‘eats’ Plastic Identified

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 2 (UPI) — Organisms growing in fungi in the Amazon rainforest can degrade polyurethane, suggesting innovative ways to reduce waste in landfills, researchers say. Yale University undergraduates taking part in the school’s Rainforest Expedition and Laboratory course discovered the organisms, a university release said Tuesday In the course, students search for […]

Organized Crime Enters Wildlife Smuggling

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Organized crime is threatening wildlife by participating in increasingly sophisticated illegal trading in wildlife parts, a U.S. study says. With little help from antiquated enforcement measures, some of the world’s most beloved species, including rhinos, tigers and elephants, are being decimated on a scale never before seen, a paper […]

Hurricane Eugene Grows In Eastern Pacific

MIAMI, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Eugene strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane Tuesday while churning in the eastern Pacific Ocean well off the Mexican coast, forecasters said. The storm was heading west-northwest about 535 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said in its 5 p.m. EDT advisory. Eugene had sustained winds of […]

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