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Earth was nearly devastated by a massive solar blast in 2012

By Laila Kearney (Reuters) – Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. The bursts would have wreaked havoc on the Earth’s magnetic field, matching the severity of the 1859 Carrington event, the…

UC Irvine fraternity’s offensive ‘blackface’ Jay-Z parody video sparks outrage

Asian American fraternity apologizes for Suit and Tie skit as University of California, Irvine experiences new race row An Asian American fraternity has revived allegations of racism at the University of California, Irvine, by making a parody music video in blackface and posting it on YouTube. Four members of the…

Santorum claims ‘seven or eight’ University of California campuses don’t teach American history

During a campaign stop in Wisconsin on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum claimed that a number of the University of California’s ten campuses did not offer courses on American history. “I was just reading something last night from the state of California,” he said, according to Think Progress. “And…

Researchers debunk study linking abortions to mental health issues

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and The Guttmacher Institute debunked a 2009 study in the Journal of Psychiatric Research linking abortions to mental health issues. In a press release Monday morning, the editor of the journal agreed with the new analysis that found fundamental analytical errors…

Elderly poverty rates 200% higher for blacks and Latinos: report

A new report finds that black and Latino Americans are significantly more likely to be have difficulty retiring than white Americans on average. University of California, Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education examined statistics from 2008 to 2010 and determined that black and Latino retirees were more likely to…

Study: Ultrasounds don’t stop planned abortions

An ongoing study at the University of California, San Francisco will show that forcing a woman to view a sonogram often does not impact her decision on whether or not to have an abortion. Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences assistant professor Tracy Weitz gave The American Independent a…

Broken arms among boomers likely to rise: study

(Reuters) – Broken arms send several hundred thousand U.S. residents to emergency rooms each year, and the number may rise by nearly a third by 2030, when the youngest baby boomers will turn 65, according to a U.S. study. Arm injuries spike among women after 40 and men after 60,…

Big quakes no more likely than in past: study

WASHINGTON — Massive earthquakes are no more likely today than they were a century ago, despite an apparent rise of the devastating temblors in recent years, US researchers said on Monday. The deadly 9.0 earthquake this year in Japan, an 8.8 quake in Chile last year and the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman…

Astronomers discover biggest black holes ever

Scientists have discovered the two biggest black holes ever observed, each with a mass billions of times greater than the Sun’s, according to a study published Monday. The two giants are located in the heart of a pair of galaxies several hundred million light years from Earth, said the study…

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