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SpaceX makes fourth successful rocket landing

SpaceX launched an Asian communications satellite into a distant orbit Friday and for the fourth time managed to recover the rocket that did the work.

Study Linking Tumors in Rats to Cellphones Raises a Host of Questions

Researchers found that the type of radiation emitted by cellphones had a slightly higher risk of developing cancer, but other experts cast doubt on the findings.

Rosetta’s comet contains ingredients for life

Ingredients crucial for the origin of life on Earth, including the simple amino acid glycine and phosphorus, key components of DNA and cell membranes, have been discovered at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

WHO rejects Rio Olympics postponement call

The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika outbreak.

At 96, Dr. Heimlich Uses His Own Maneuver on Choking Victim

“A piece of meat with a little bone attached flew out of her mouth,” Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, 96, who is credited with inventing the technique, said of saving a...

NASA to try again to inflate spare room in space

NASA will try again Saturday to inflate an add-on room at the International Space Station, after the first attempt ran into problems due to too much friction.

Exploring Zika's path through the placenta

HealthDay News New research seems to shed light on how the Zika virus infects, but doesn't kill, placenta cells.

Matter: Tales of African-American History Found in DNA

Geneticists have studied clues in the DNA of African-Americans about the history of slavery and the Great Migration.

Fast, Stretchy Circuits Could Yield New Wave of Wearable Electronics

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has created the world's fastest stretchable, wearable integrated circuits, an advance that could drive the Internet of Things and a much more connected,...

Organism Responsible for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning May Affect Fisheries

The toxic dinoflagellate, Alexandrium fundyense, is a photosynthetic plankton--a microscopic organism floating in the ocean, unable to swim against a current. New research by scientists at the University of Hawai'i...

NOAA: Up to 4 major storms in 2016 Atlantic hurricane season

Allen ConeSILVER SPRING, Md., May 28 (UPI) -- The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season likely will be "near normal" with up to four major storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

'El Chapo' attorneys to appeal U.S. extradition

Marilyn MalaraMEXICO CITY, May 28 (UPI) -- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's attorneys filed an appeal against his extradition to the United States.

11 hit by lightning in a Paris park, many at child's party

PARIS (AP) -- A Paris city councilor says at least half a dozen children have been hit by lightning in a Paris park...

Grab your yoga mat and hit the road for one of these summertime festivals

It was probably a sign of the times when yoga classes began popping up at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Or when Electric Daisy Carnival, the country's largest...

U.S. troops in Okinawa face curfew, restrictions after homicide, rape

Marilyn MalaraOKINAWA, Japan, May 28 (UPI) -- A midnight curfew has been put into effect for U.S. military personnel stationed in Okinawa after the murder and rape of two Japanese...

What you need to know to protect your skin this summer

With the unofficial start of summer comes the deep dive into outdoor, exposed-in-the-sun activities synonymous with Southern California living. But all of that extra time at the beach, road-tripping, hiking, volleyball...

2 dead, 3 missing in flooding in southeast Texas

Allen ConeBRENHAM, Texas, May 28 (UPI) -- Two people were killed and three are missing after rain and heavy flooding hit southeast Texas.

At least 35 arrested after Trump rally in San Diego

Allen ConeSAN DIEGO, May 28 (UPI) -- San Diego police arrested at least 35 protesters outside a rally for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday.

Why over-the-counter birth control could actually lead to more unwanted pregnancies

Women in California who don’t want to wait to get birth control prescriptions from their doctors can now purchase their pills, patches, rings and shots directly from pharmacists. The new program, which...

World War II plane crashes into Hudson River, pilot's body recovered

Marilyn MalaraNEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- The body of a 56-year-old pilot who is presumed to have been operating a World War II plane that crashed into the Hudson...

Saoirse Ronan, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Martin confirmed as Tony presenters

Karen ButlerNEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- Cate Blanchett, Carole King, Saoirse Ronan and Oprah Winfrey will serve as presenters at next month's 70th annual Tony Awards ceremony in New...

Microbes' effects on climate, food production, human health under scrutiny

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are playing a central role as the nation devotes more than $500 million to understand communities of microorganisms and...

Make this the summer of the fitness vacation: Here are 3 great getaways

You’ve had it. Enough of traffic on the 405, the wait list for a seat at SoulCycle, the lines at Trader Joe’s. Grab a group of friends and haul out:...

Lenny Henry and Roy Hudd join Season 3 'Broadchurch' cast

Karen ButlerLONDON, May 28 (UPI) -- Lenny Henry and Roy Hudd have joined the cast for the third and final season of the British mystery series "Broadchurch," ITV announced.

Obama meets survivors in emotional visit to Hiroshima memorial

Doug G. Ware and Shawn PriceHIROSHIMA, Japan, May 27 (UPI) -- President Obama on Friday met with survivors of Hiroshima in a visit that made him the first U.S. president...

New survey shows that only one-third of older Americans feel financially prepared for retirement

About a third of Americans age 50 or older expect to outlive their retirement savings, according to a recent survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. A...

Study: Appalachian coal ash filled with rare earth elements

Brooks HaysRALEIGH, N.C., May 27 (UPI) -- Of all the coal ash produced in the United States, the waste generated by Appalachian coal operations is the richest in rare earth...

VIDEO: Ice blocks make fridges less 'stupid'

Roger Harrabin visits a factory in Wales that is using ice to make fridges more economical.

Molly Burnett filling in for Kirsten Storms as Maxie Jones on 'General Hospital'

Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- Former "Days of Our Lives" actress Molly Burnett will temporarily take over the role of Maxie Jones on ABC's "General Hospital."

Anna and Josh Duggar say they are in marriage counseling

Karen ButlerTONTITOWN, Ark., May 28 (UPI) -- Reality television personalities Anna and Josh Duggar have announced they are in marriage counseling.

When eating your veggies isn't good for you

The Listeria-related frozen vegetables recall shows that it's not just meat processing that should concern consumers. Veggie burgers and dogs do generally worse than their meat equivalents for pathogens, undeclared...

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Antibiotic Resistance

A dangerous form of drug resistance has reached the United States, leaving us just one step away from infections that are completely untreatable.

New Compound Switches Between Liquid and Solid States When Exposed to Light or Heat

A research group led by Professor Mochida Tomoyuki (Kobe University Graduate School of Science) and Dr. Funasako Yusuke (Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi) has developed a metal-containing compound which transforms...

Carla Gugino and Luke Wilson appear in Showtime's trailer for 'Roadies'

Karen ButlerNEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- Showtime has released a new trailer for "Roadies," the first original television series from creator, executive producer, writer and director Cameron Crowe.

The True Story Behind the 1st Memorial Day

Here's a trivia question for armchair historians: Was the first Memorial Day celebrated in Columbus, Georgia, or Columbus, Mississippi?

Study: Scientists document world's largest known sponge

HONOLULU (AP) -- Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big....

Lockheed gets Air Force S2E2 Increment 3 contract

Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. has been awarded a $49.7 million U.S. Air Force contract modification for the Space-Based Infrared System program.

Cyborgs closer to becoming a reality of human evolution

Our excitement with and rapid uptake of technology -- and the growing opportunities for artificial brain enhancement -- are putting humans more firmly on the path to becoming cyborgs, according...

Google claims victory over Oracle's Java $9B copyright lawsuit

Amy R. ConnollySAN FRANCISCO, May 27 (UPI) -- A federal jury ruled Google was within its rights to use Oracle's Java software to build its Android operating system.

SLAC's New Computer Science Division Teams with Stanford to Tackle Data Onslaught

Alex Aiken, director of the new Computer Science Division at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has been thinking a great deal about the coming challenges of exascale...

Palliative, hospice care not used enough for cancer patients, study says

Stephen FellerSTANFORD, Calif., May 27 (UPI) -- Researchers at Stanford University found palliative and hospice care are not being utilized enough, after comparing veteran health services and Medicare.

Study finds that protein puts the brakes on melanin

Skin, eye and hair pigmentation requires a delicate balance of acidity within the cellular compartments where melanin is made -- that balance is partly regulated, scientists now know, by a...

UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 28, 2016

By United Press International On May 28, 1934, the Dionne sisters, Emilie, Yvonne, Cecile, Marie and Annette, first documented set of quintuplets to survive, were born near Callander, Ontario, and...

Vintage Brew: Carlsberg Recreates Historic Lager with Old Yeast

Brewers at Carlsberg tried to recreate a 19th-century lager based on a still-sealed beer bottle found in the brewery's cellar.

Research highlights the factors necessary for successful apex predat

Being at the top of the food chain is no guarantee of a species survival. Not only are many of these so-called apex predators susceptible to human impacts, they also...

Spin glass physics with trapped ions

One of the most striking discoveries of quantum information theory is the existence of problems that can be solved in a more efficient way with quantum resources than with any...

Manny Machado, Mark Trumbo lead Baltimore Orioles past Cleveland Indians

By Jim Ingraham, The Sports Xchange CLEVELAND -- A new lineup led to a different result, which is just what Baltimore manager Buck Showalter hand in mind.

Pittsburgh Pirates pound Cole Hamels, Texas Rangers

By Anthony Andro, The Sports Xchange ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Pittsburgh Pirates put an end to Texas Rangers starter Cole Hamels' winning streak in resounding fashion Friday.

Josh Donaldson's two homers power Toronto Blue Jays past Boston Red Sox

By Perry Lefko, The Sports Xchange TORONTO -- Josh Donaldson brought down the American-League East Division Boston Red Sox with his offense and defense.

California lawmakers approve bill allowing HIV-positive organ transplants

Stephen FellerSACRAMENTO, May 27 (UPI) -- California's state government moved with a quickness Friday that may save a life by approving a bill allowing HIV-positive people to donate organs.

Investors reap greater profits when trading stocks of firms with more connected boards

A golfer, a banker and a gambler linked in an insider trading case make for a great headline and provocative news.

Simple attraction: Researchers control protein release from nanoparticles without encapsulation

A U of T Engineering team has designed a simpler way to keep therapeutic proteins where they are needed for long periods of time. The discovery is a potential game-changer...

Nick Jonas strips down in 'Careful What You Wish For' trailer

Annie MartinLOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- Nick Jonas starts a dangerous affair with Isabel Lucas in a first trailer for "Careful What You Wish For."

Automating DNA origami opens door to many new uses

Researchers can build complex, nanometer-scale structures of almost any shape and form, using strands of DNA. But these particles must be designed by hand, in a complex and laborious process.

Julio Urias-mania to hit Los Angeles Dodgers?

By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- There is no way for Julio Urias to avoid being mentioned in the same breath as Fernando Valenzuela.

Bryce Molder holds one-shot lead over Webb Simpson

By Steve Habel, The Sports Xchange FORT WORTH -- Bryce Molder had moved to 9-under and into a one-shot lead over Webb Simpson and a two-shot lead over Jordan Speith...

Curtis Granderson's homer gives New York Mets walk-off victory

By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange Friends and acquaintances of Curtis Granderson asked the New York Mets right fielder if he could pick them up the 1986 replica jersey handed...

Jose Bautista's one-game suspension is withheld

The Sports Xchange Major League Baseball has elected to withhold Jose Bautista's one-game suspension.

Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson: 'collective' leadership needed to replace Marshawn Lynch

The Sports Xchange Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says the retirement of running back Marshawn Lynch will require "collective" leadership from the players.

Tony Kanaan records top speed in Indy 500 practice

The Sports Xchange Tony Kanaan experienced some shaky moments during qualifying but they are now afterthoughts.

Boston Red Sox send Clay Buchholz to bullpen

The Sports Xchange Clay Buchholz has been moved to the bullpen, manager John Farrell announced Friday.

Jon Lester, David Ross help Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies

By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange CHICAGO -- Batterymates Jon Lester and David Ross combined for big games but in different ways on a rain-plagued Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Chicago Bears sign first-round pick Leonard Floyd

The Sports Xchange The Chicago Bears signed their first-round pick, outside linebacker Leonard Floyd, the team announced on Friday.

First-of-its-kind procedure combines scalp, skull, kidney and pancreas transplant

Simultaneous transplantation of a "composite" skull and scalp flap plus a kidney and pancreas -- all from the same donor -- provided excellent outcomes for a patient with a non-healing...

Rethinking hospital alarms

On average, there are about 480,000 patients in hospitals in the United States -- each generating about 135 clinical alarms per day. But studies show that more than 90 percent...

Anti-Opioid Implant Treats Addiction From Within

Health And it just won FDA approval New implant gets FDA approval for treating opioid dependence…

In wake of Flint crisis, new proposal seeks to 'focus on the fix' for lead poisoning

The crisis of lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Mich., continues to make headlines—but it's just the most prominent example of an "ongoing and needless tragedy of childhood lead poisoning," according...

Oman asks U.S. for F-16 support service

Richard TomkinsWASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Oman is requesting continued logistics services and equipment for its F-16 fighters worth $260 million through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.

Baby talk words with repeated sounds help infants learn language

Babies find it easier to learn words with repetitive syllables rather than mixed sounds, a study suggests. Assessments of language learning in 18-month-olds suggest that children are better at grasping...

Tasty Fat: X-Rays Finding the Blueprint of Why Fat Is Yummy

Over three years, a University of Guelph team has brought increasingly complex samples of edible fat to the APS for research. They are using the data from the APS USAXS...

Tax on plug-in vehicles is not answer to road-funding woes, study shows

Given declining revenues from gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and the need for new ways of funding road infrastructure, state and federal policymakers are considering or have enacted annual registration...

Eddie Lacy lived with P90X founder Tony Horton

Alex ButlerGREEN BAY, Wis., May 27 (UPI) -- Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy took the term 'gym rat' to new heights this offseason.

New York City Can Enforce Salt Warnings on Menus, Court Says

Thousands of restaurants must place a saltshaker icon next to menu items with more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium or face a fine, a court ruled.

Op-Ed Contributor: Obama’s Pointless Cancer ‘Moonshot’

It’s a catch-22: The longer we live, the more people will get the disease.

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Nightmares, Back Pain and a Dangerous Sport

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

Well: We Lost Our Soldier, but We’re Still an Intact Family

Like many military widows, I want to defend my family to those who assume I am single because of infidelity, abuse or neglect.

Books: Review: ‘Pit Bull’ Traces Path From Fighter to Pet to Demon

An exhaustively researched work on the much maligned dog breed concludes that they are more victims than monsters.

A Guide to Safety on the Appalachian Trail

“You would think it would be things like wildlife, raging rivers and stuff like that,” an official says. But you should worry about little things like ticks.

Will Your Cellphone Give You Cancer?

Recent research has been interpreted as suggesting that cellphones cause cancer. But Gina Kolata explains that the overwhelming evidence suggests that there is no link between the devices and the...

Suzanne Corkin, Who Helped Pinpoint Nature of Memory, Dies at 79

Among many other contributions, Dr. Corkin’s work helped settle a debate about the function of the hippocampus in retrieving and reliving past experiences.

Bodies Given to N.Y.U. Ended Up in Mass Graves, Despite Donors’ Wishes

Cadavers at N.Y.U.’s medical school that were supposed to be cremated were buried in a potter’s field, in a practice the university admitted had gone on for years.

The Winter Was Wet, but California Could Get Thirsty Again

After a relatively wet winter that eased fears of shortages, drier conditions may return to the state, both for the short and long term.

A Challenge to Donald Trump’s Energy Claims: Economic Reality

Energy policy experts who followed Mr. Trump’s proposals said that while some hewed to G.O.P. orthodoxy, others appeared implausible and ill-considered.

Trilobites: Celebrate Manhattanhenge This Memorial Day Weekend

The setting sun will align perfectly with the numbered streets that run east and west on the city’s grid on Sunday and Monday.

First Mars, Then Saturn - It's An Opposition Party! | Video

The Red Planet was at opposition with Earth on May 22nd, 2016, and will be the closest it has been in over 10 years on May 30th. On June 3,...

A planet 1,200 light-years away is a good prospect for a habitable world

A distant 'super-Earth' size planet known as Kepler-62f could be habitable, a team of astronomers reports.

Christopher Nolan starts shooting war picture 'Dunkirk' in France

Karen ButlerBURBANK, Calif., May 28 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. Pictures says director Christopher Nolan has begun principal photography on his action-thriller "Dunkirk" in France.

Saving salamanders: Searching for signs of a deadly fungus

SUNDERLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Holding a sandwich bag containing a squirming, Eastern red-spotted newt, Evan Grant inspects its shiny skin for signs of...

New model of T cell activation

Biologists show that cholesterol prevents an immune response, even when no antigen is present. T cell receptors are an important part of the human immune system. They are able to...

Arctic Ocean methane does not reach the atmosphere

250 methane flares release the climate gas methane from the seabed and into the Arctic Ocean. During the summer months this leads to an increased methane concentration in the ocean....

Hawk moths have a second nose for evaluating flowers

Flowers without scent produce fewer seeds, although they are visited as often by pollinators as are flowers that do emit a scent. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena,...

Expert urges voluntary family planning to mitigate climate change

With climate change already close to an irreversible tipping point, urgent action is needed to reduce not only our mean (carbon) footprints but also the "number of feet" - that...

Silver snake: New boa species discovered in Bahamas

Brooks HaysASHEVILLE, N.C., May 27 (UPI) -- There's a new species of the Boidae family, the group of nonvenomous, constricting snakes found across the globe. It's called the silver boa.

Investment in energy storage vital if renewables to achieve full potential

Government subsidies should be used to encourage investment in energy storage systems if renewable power is to be fully integrated into the sector, according to researchers.

Spain: Cave art trove found 1,000 feet underground

MADRID (AP) -- Spanish archaeologists say they have discovered an exceptional set of Paleolithic-era cave drawings that could rank among the best in...

Boston building crew uncovers 19th century shipwreck at seaport

Daniel UriaBOSTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Building crews in Boston's Seaport district temporarily halted construction after uncovering a 19th century shipwreck.

Study reveals the impact of the giant reed, an exotic invader plant in the riverbeds, on the ground arthropods

The reed, an abundant plant in the riverbanks around the world, alters the ground arthropods communities and it reduces the body size of these invertebrates in the natural habitats it...

Faster, more efficient CRISPR editing in mice

University of California, Berkeley scientists have developed a quicker and more efficient method to alter the genes of mice with CRISPR-Cas9, simplifying a procedure growing in popularity because of the...

Underwater grass beds have ability to protect and maintain their own health

An expansive bed of underwater grass at the mouth of the Susquehanna River has proven it is able to "take a licking and keep on ticking." A recent study has...

For Asteroid-Hunting Astronomers, Nathan Myhrvold Says the Sky Is Falling

The wealthy technologist claims some of the world’s top experts on Earth-threatening asteroids are guilty of bad science -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com