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Scientists Find Magnetic Cells In Fish

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — A group of international scientists found magnetic cells in migratory trout that allow them to maintain their long-distance journeys. The team discovered cells in rainbow trout that contain a magnetic mineral called magnetite, which helps them detect and respond to the Earth’s magnetic field, the Los Angeles Times reported. To make […]

5.5-Mile-Long Landslide Spotted In Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (UPI) — A massive landslide has covered about 5 1/2 miles of Johns Hopkins Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, park officials say. The National Parks Traveler Web site said a huge chunk of the slope of 11,750-foot high Lituya Mountain sloughed off June 11 and cascaded into the valley below. […]

Experts Advocate Arctic Drilling For Long-Term Security

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) — Drilling in the arctic isn’t likely to boost U.S. energy security in the short term but is an option the country must be ready to explore, energy experts say. The arctic is believed to account for about 13 percent of undiscovered oil in the world — an estimated 90 billion […]

Study: Eye Movement No Clue To Truth/Lies

HARTFIELD, England (UPI) — A commonly held belief that eye movement can indicate if a person is lying or telling the truth is unfounded and should be abandoned, British researchers say. Proponents of so-called Neuro-Linguistic Programming have claimed when a person looks up to their right they are probably lying while a glance up to […]

Solar Flare Sends Storm Toward Earth

GREENBELT, Md. (UPI) — An extreme solar flare has sent an eruption of charged particles, a solar storm, heading toward Earth, U.S. scientists said. The heavy-duty flare erupted on the surface of the sun mid-morning Thursday, and early data suggest it generated a so-called coronal mass ejection of gas and magnetic fields, researchers said. “It […]

U.S. Farm Bill Draws Fire

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) — A U.S. farm bill that passed through the House Agriculture Committee earned scorn from environmental advocacy groups. The House version of the bill cuts spending for farm and nutrition programs by $35 billion, $12 billion more than the version that moved through the Senate in July. Both versions eliminate billions […]

U.S. Leaders Spar Over Mining Bill

WASHINGTON (UPI) — A U.S. lawmaker said a mining bill passed by the House of Representatives gives major concessions to big business. Republican leaders in the House of Representatives helped pass a measure that deregulates part of the national mining industry. It would cut down on the time allotted for environmental reviews, though its supporters […]

Sanctions Noose Tightens On Iran

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) — The U.S. government said it uncovered a series of front companies that were used to obscure trading in Iranian petroleum products. Washington announced it imposed additional sanctions on Iran’s proliferation networks and front companies used to evade sanctions on the country’s energy sector. David Cohen, undersecretary of state for terrorism […]

Study: Chicks Still In Eggs Sense Outside

FARGO, N.D., (UPI) — Researchers in North Dakota say they’ve discovered some bird chicks can sense day length even while still in the egg, which in turn affects how they develop. North Dakota State University’s Mark E. Clark and Wendy Reed said their study showed embryos in eggs appear to sense external environments and adjust […]

Super-Cold Metals Show 'Strange' Behavior

ATLANTA, (UPI) — U.S. researchers say the “strange” behavior of the metal niobium at ultra-cold temperatures answers the question, “When is a metal not a metal?” Georgia Tech researchers, writing in the journal Science, report surprising behavior exhibited by nanometer-scale clusters of the metal niobium when they are cooled to below minus 424 degrees Fahrenheit. […]

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