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Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 4-15-2014: Holder The ‘Alarm’ Salesman; The Long Backstory To The Nevada Ranch Showdown; Law Enforcement’s Eye In The Sky; New Surveillance, Same Infringements; Feelin’ Crappy On Tax Day

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Physicists Discover New Type Of Particle Using Large Hadron Collider

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (UPI) — A new and exotic atomic particle — one that doesn’t mesh with traditional particle physics models — has been discovered by researchers at Syracuse University. The discovery was made as part of the Large Hadron Collider beauty Collaboration, a multinational research project aimed at finding and studying new quantum forces and […]

Biologists Detail Four New Deep-Sea ‘killer Sponges’

MONTEREY, Calif. (UPI) — Carnivorous sponges are the venus flytraps of the ocean floor; they’re also exceedingly rare. Scientists have only discovered seven since the first was observed 20 years ago. But now, marine biologists have found and studied in great depth four new species found off the California coast, from the Pacific Northwest to […]

Food Texture Affects Calorie Perception And Portion Control

TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) — Previous research has revealed color, taste and smell all affect the way humans eat and enjoy food. But what role does texture play in our consumption habits? According to a new study led by Dipayan Biswas, a marketing professor at the University of South Florida, consumers perceive harder or more rough-textured […]

Across Cultures, Acting Extroverted And Outgoing Linked To Happier People

PULLMAN, Wash. (UPI) — Across cultures, people who act extroverted — energy, positive emotions, assertiveness, sociability and stimulation seeking and talkativeness — feel happier. Timothy Church, a professor and associate dean of research in the College of Education at Washington State University, and his team used a “Big Five” personality trait survey to measure behavior […]

Children With Autism Bond With The Family Dog

COLUMBIA, Mo. (UPI) — Man’s best friend may indeed be the best friend of a child with autism providing a child who has trouble interacting with people companionship and unconditional love. Gretchen Carlisle, a research fellow at the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, interviewed 70 parents […]

Mozilla Appoints CMO Chris Beard As Interim CEO

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (UPI) — Mozilla appointed Chris Beard to the board of directors and as its new acting CEO, following the controversy surrounding the the ouster of Brendan Eich. Beard has been at Mozilla for years and has been involved in multiple roles, including overseeing products, innovation and most recently as the chief marketing […]

Consumer Prices Rise 0.2 Percent, Americans Paying More For Food And Rent

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Americans paid more for food and rent as the Consumer Price Index inched up by 0.2 percent for the month of March, as the Fed contemplates increasing rates. With this 0.2 percent increase in consumer prices, the year-over-year inflation rate is now 1.5 percent, still below the Federal Reserve’s threshold. The median […]

Yellen: Fed Considering Tougher Rules For Big Banks

STONE MOUNTAIN , Ga. (UPI) — Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was considering tougher rules for big banks, including stronger capital and liquidity standards. Federal Reserve officials approved stricter rules for the eight largest banks in the country, but Yellen said that additional measures may be required to prevent a freezing […]

Holder Pursues $15 Million To Fund Active Shooter Cop Training

Advancing the Obama Administration’s philosophy that regards law enforcement professionals as the only legitimate response to put down an immediate armed threat, Attorney General Eric Holder tied this week’s shootings in Kansas City to an appeal to Congress to fund more police training to address “active shooter” situations. Focusing his weekly video message to Congress […]

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