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Bison Skulls Found In Missouri River

RAPID CITY, S.D., Oct. 16 (UPI) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recovered dozens of ancient bison skulls exposed by the receding Missouri River floodwater in South Dakota. The skulls, some of which are as much as 10,000 years old, were found on a sand bar near Pierre, the Rapid City (S.D.) Journal reported […]

Solar Sector Healthy Despite Solyndra

DALLAS, Oct. 17 (UPI) — The solar power industry in the United States is booming, an energy executive said as scrutiny over bankrupt solar-panel company Solyndra grows. U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the energy and commerce committee, said during a hearing last week on Capitol Hill that it seemed the U.S. Department of […]

What’s The Fate Of Keystone XL’s Crude?

BILLINGS, Mont., Oct. 17 (UPI) — Critics of Canada’s planned Keystone XL pipeline say much of its oil is destined for exports, though a key international trader says that’s not the case. Canadian pipeline TransCanada wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline to carry oil from tar sands projects in Alberta, Canada, to refineries along […]

Is Icelandic Volcano Preparing To Blow?

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Oct. 14 (UPI) — Katla, one of the largest volcanoes in Iceland, appears to be preparing for a long overdue eruption, scientists say. The volcano has a history of erupting about twice a century. With its last eruption having come in 1918, 93 years ago, it is well behind schedule. Volcano experts point […]

U.S. Lawmakers Squabble Over Gulf Drilling

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) — Penalties charged to oil companies working in the United States are minor compared with what their budgets can handle, a U.S. official said in Washington. Officials testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources on the investigation into last year’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Rep. Ed […]

White House Stained By Solyndra Debacle

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) — Corruption tied to the loan guarantee for bankrupt solar panel company Solyndra goes all the way to the inner circles of the White House, a lawmaker said. California solar panel company Solyndra received a $535 million loan from the U.S. government as part of a federal stimulus initiative meant to […]

Study: Married Cancer Patients Live Longer

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 14 (UPI) — Married patients diagnosed with cancer may live longer than their unmarried counterparts, researchers in Norway say. In a study published in the journal BioMed Central, researchers reported single men who developed cancer were 35 percent more likely to die at a younger age than their married counterparts, a percentage […]

Does Video Game Overload Affect Brain?

LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) — Playing video games for hours on end can cause physical changes in children’s brains that lead to attention and behavior problems, a British scientist says. Technology such as video games that have a strong impact on the senses can temporarily or permanently deactivate certain nerve connections in the brain, Susan […]

Possible ‘Super Volcano’ Trigger Described

CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 12 (UPI) — A catastrophic so-called super-eruption of a major volcanic system happens about every 100,000 years, and U.S. researchers say they’ve found a possible trigger. Scientists have long considered what could set off such massively destructive events, and researchers from Oregon State University say they think it’s a combination of temperature […]

Stars Cleared ‘Fog’ From Early Universe

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 12 (UPI) — Space between galaxies in the early universe was filled with an opaque fog that may have been cleared away by radiation from massive stars, U.S astronomers say. Astronomers generally have believed early star-forming galaxies could have provided enough of the right kind of high-energy radiation to evaporate the […]


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