Doctors: Marathon victims' paths to recovery difficult, long

Doctors: Marathon victims' paths to recovery difficult, long

BOSTON, April 26 (UPI) -- The remaining victims hospitalized from the Boston Marathon bombings nearly two weeks ago face a difficult path to recovery, doctors said.

Solar giant Suntech declares bankruptcy

BEIJING, March 20 (UPI) -- The main subsidiary of China's Suntech Power, at one time the world's largest producer of solar panels, has declared bankruptcy.

YouTube buys RightsFlow

SAN BRUNO, Calif., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Internet video firm YouTube said it had purchased a New York firm, RightsFlow, that will help it manage music licensing rights.
Tom Jones experiences 'heart scare'

Tom Jones experiences 'heart scare'

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Singer Tom Jones was taken to a hospital in Monte Carlo with an apparent heart problem, the producer of a weekend concert that was canceled said.

Expert: Climate change hack sophisticated

LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A foreign intelligence service was likely behind the hacking operation that led to the leaking of British climate change researchers' e-mails, an expert says.

Marshall Space Center gets a new chief

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- NASA says it has appointed Robert Lightfoot Jr. the director of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Marshall Space Flight Center chief resigns

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 26 (UPI) -- The director of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., David King, says he is resigning to become executive vice president of Dynetics Inc.

Aborted badger cull angers farmers

LONDON, July 4 (UPI) -- British Environment Secretary Hilary Benn's decision not to cull badgers throughout the country could be disastrous, farming officials say.

Adulterous English vicar loses appeal

NORTHALLERTON, England, March 11 (UPI) -- A Church of England vicar who was fired after he had an affair with a married woman has lost his appeal against losing his position in North Yorkshire.

British train in rough Norway climate

OSLO, Norway, March 6 (UPI) -- British troops have begun training in the Arctic climate of northern Norway to prepare for counterinsurgency operations during an Afghan winter.

Britain warns of homeopathic risks

LONDON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A top British health official says people who use homeopathic medicines could be causing themselves more harm than good.

Bird flu in England raises fears across EU

LONDON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- British officials said Monday they are nearly finished culling about 160,000 turkeys infected with the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. The discovery of the virus, which was found in England at the European Union's largest turkey farm on Saturday, has rais

Hudson River PCB cleanup to start

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Workers must build a Superfund site support complex near Fort Edward, N.Y., before beginning one of the world's biggest environmental cleanup projects.

Report: Robots may one day have rights

LONDON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A paper commissioned by the British government's chief scientist predicts that sentient robots will have rights in the country within 50 years.

Con man claimed to be politician's cousin

PRESTON, England, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A British con man who claimed to be the cousin of Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has been sentenced to four years for swindling women.

Scientist links global warming, famine

LONDON, April 15 (UPI) -- Britain's chief government scientist predicts a significant global temperature rise even if immediate steps are taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Briton says global warning may up hunger

LONDON, April 14 (UPI) -- Britain's top government scientist warns current global warming will raise temperatures enough to put 400 million more people at risk of hunger.

Official: Bird flu not a public threat

LONDON, March 3 (UPI) -- As the bird flu spreads through Europe, the British government's chief scientist said the chance of British person getting bird flu is 1 in 100 million.

British debate use of nuclear power

LONDON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A disagreement has arisen among British scientists concerning the use of additional nuclear power plants to combat global warming.

UK science chief backs new nuclear plants

LONDON, May 12 (UPI) -- Nuclear power may be the only way Britain can meet its targets on tackling climate change, the government's chief scientific adviser has said.

UPI Energy Watch

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Ukraine's infamous Chernobyl nuclear power plant will witness a potentially dangerous power cut due to its huge debts, according to a statement by plant officia
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, Energy Correspondent

NZ scientist: Greenland ice-cap in danger

BERLIN, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- New Zealand's chief scientific advisor said at a Berlin conference the Greenland ice-cap is in danger of melting from global warming.

Climate: The induced technology solution

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining issues and technologies associated with global climate change. This week: Americans seem to have a breathless faith in technological solutions, but the question is, is the United States dropping the ball on new technologies that

U.K.'s chief scientists doubts CO2 problem

LONDON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The U.K. government's chief scientific adviser said the current rise of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere may be just an aberration, not the start of a trend.

Study: State culture is key to success

DALLAS, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A Harvard University study has found a state's political culture plays a major role in how well state government operates.
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