Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Science


Huge Iceland Volcano Showing Activity

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, (UPI) — An Icelandic volcano even bigger than the one that shut down European air travel when it erupted in 2010 is showing signs of activity, scientists say. While the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull left millions of travelers stranded across Europe and cost airlines an estimated $200 million a day for six days, signs […]

Upcoming iPhone Said To Have Larger Screen

NEW YORK, (UPI) — The next iPhone, which may be dubbed the iPhone 5, will have a 4-inch display and a brand new design, a U.S. tech industry analyst says. Brian White with Topeka Capital Markets in New York City predicted in a note to investors Monday the next iPhone will utilize unibody construction in […]

Ancient Amazonians Farmed Without Fire

EXETER, England, (UPI) — Modern farmers in the Amazon region could take lessons in sustainability from the area’s inhabitants of 800 years ago, scientists say. Research led by the University of Exeter in Britain showed indigenous people living in the savannas around the Amazonian forest farmed without using fire to clear forest by practicing ‘raised-field’ […]

U.S. Offers $2 Million For Rescue Robot

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency says it is offering a $2 million prize for the design of an advanced rescue robot. Various challenges requiring robots to navigate a series of physical tasks like those anticipated in real-world disasters will confront teams in the competition, TG Daily reported Tuesday. Robots played […]

Study: Wildlife Survive Nuclear Accidents

PORTSMOUTH, England, (UPI) — Radiation from nuclear accidents such as Chernobyl and Fukushima may not present as much of a threat to wildlife as previously thought, British researchers say. Earlier studies on the impact on birds of the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl in Russia in April 1986 have been put in doubt by new […]

Imported Plants Bring U.S. Forest Threats

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., (UPI) — Almost three-quarters of the invasive insects and tree diseases affecting U.S. forests came into the country by way of imported live plants, researchers say. The problem has risen with the trade in live plants, with imports now valued at $500 billion annually, the University of California, Santa Barbara, reported Monday. […]

Teachers Biased Against Girls In Math

AUSTIN, Texas, (UPI) — Bias on the part of high school math teachers is hampering girls who want to study mathematics, an analysis of a U.S. educational study found. Researchers analyzing data collected in a national Educational Longitudinal Study in 2002 said teachers tend to rate white girls’ math abilities lower than those of white […]

Olympics Web Site Blocked In Iran

LONDON, (UPI) — Web users in Iran say they can’t connect to the official London 2012 Olympics site and are redirected to a site with stories from Iran’s official news agencies. Iran-based users are unlikely to be able to see the Olympics pages, blockediniran.com, a Web site tracking Iranian Internet access, reported. Nima Akbarpour, presenter […]

Maryland Offers ‘Frankenfish’ Bounty

BALTIMORE, (UPI) — Maryland says it is offering a $200 gift card to every angler who catches and kills an invasive snakehead fish, the second year in a row for such bounties. The snakehead, sometimes dubbed “Frankenfish” or “Fishzilla,” has been found in eight U.S. states and is a problem because as a “top level […]

Fukushima Radiation Found In California Kelp

LOS ANGELES, (UPI) — Radiation from Fukushima, Japan, following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been detected in giant kelp along the California coast, researchers say. A recent report in the journal Environmental Science & Technology said marine biologists at Cal State Long Beach found radioactive iodine in samples collected from beds of kelp […]

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.