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U.S. Cohabitation Rate Eclipses Divorce

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 21 (UPI) — Cohabiting U.S. households with children are linked to increased instability in children’s lives and negative outcomes for children, researchers say. W. Bradford Wilcox, a sociologist in University of Virginia and director of the National Marriage Project, says the study is co-authored by 18 family scholars from leading institutions. “The […]

Four Ways To Live Longer Suggested

ATLANTA, Aug. 21 (UPI) — U.S. adults can reduce their odds of dying prematurely if they adopt four healthy lifestyle behaviors, including quitting smoking, health officials say. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta came to that conclusion after analyzing data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III Mortality […]

Tornado Rips ‘Canada’s Prettiest Town’

GODERICH, Ontario, Aug. 22 (UPI) — People in Goderich were picking up the pieces Monday, the day after a tornado hit the Ontario community of 8,000 whose motto is “Canada’s Prettiest Town.” The storm killed one man and injured about 40 other people. The Windsor Star reported Environment Canada said the twister that slammed Goderich […]

Kids Should Hold Cellphones Away From Head

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) — A New York non-profit group is urging parents to teach their children five simple rules to limit their exposure to cellphone radiation. “With a new school year upon us, the list of back-to-school supplies may include a new cellphone, typically one that has more power and can perform more […]

Crime, Drugs Less Likely With Happy Teens

DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 22 (UPI) — Happier adolescents are less likely to be involved in crime or drug use, U.S. researchers say. Study co-author Bill McCarthy of the University of California, Davis, and colleagues analyzed data from 1995 and 1996 from nearly 15,000 seventh- to ninth-grade students in the federally funded National Longitudinal Study of […]

U.S. Funds Biomass Plant In Kansas

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — A biomass plant getting federal funds from the U.S. Department of Energy highlights Washington’s commitment to clean energy, an official said. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas LLC was getting a $133.9 million loan guarantee to support a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant. The facility would use […]

U.S. Senator Leaks Energy Trades

MONTPELIER, Vt., Aug. 22 (UPI) — Reactions were mixed to actions by a U.S. senator who revealed sensitive oil and natural gas trading activity in an attempt to dampen the impact of speculation. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., last week posted trading positions in oil and natural gas on his Web site to put pressure […]

Fossil Find May Be Earth’s Earliest Life

OXFORD, England, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Scientists say fossil microbes found in rocks in Western Australia may be the oldest direct evidence of life on Earth, from 3.4 billion years ago. Researchers said the microbes existed at a time of extreme conditions on Earth, with temperatures in the oceans between 100 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit […]

Google Sends Street View Down The Amazon

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 22 (UPI) — Google says it is sending its Street View cameras down the Amazon River to capture images of  “some of the most remote and biodiverse areas in the world.” The project is a cooperative effort between Google and the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation, a non-profit conservation organization that invited Google […]

Hadron Collider’s Higgs Boson Search Not Conclusive

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, say hints of the discovery of the long-sought Higgs Boson particle have not panned out. Last month CERN scientists reported what looked like glimpses of the elusive particle, sending waves of excitement through the global physics community. But a re-analysis, […]

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