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Three million new flu cases reported in last week, CDC says

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Despite a significant uptick in flu cases during the first week of the New Year, it seems the United States is not on the verge of a pandemic after all. According to the latest FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Watch: World’s largest Snickers bar unveiled in Texas

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Candy maker Mars Wrigley set a new Guinness World Record by producing a massive Snickers bar weighing in at 4,728 pounds. The company said the Snickers bar, unveiled Thursday at the Mars Wrigley plant in Waco, measures 12 feet long, ...

Minnesota — not Iowa — the 1st state to start 2020 primary voting

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The first primary votes in the United States for the 2020 elections were cast Friday -- not in Iowa or New Hampshire, but Minnesota, which hasn't held such an event for nearly two decades. Friday started the early voting period for ...

Barenaked Ladies: ‘Last Summer on Earth’ tour to return in June

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Rock band Barenaked Ladies is reviving its Last Summer on Earth tour in 2020. The group shared plans Friday on Twitter for a new iteration of tour featuring the Gin Blossoms and Toad and the Wet Sprocket. "BNL's Last Summer On ...

Study: Fish oil boosts sperm count, semen volume

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Men struggling with infertility may have an alternative to invasive treatments in the form of fish oil supplements, a new study suggests. In an article published Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers ...

South Korea politician under fire for remarks against disabled

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A South Korean ruling party politician is taking heat from activists after making controversial remarks regarding the physically and mentally disabled. Lee Hae-chan, chairman of the Democratic Party and a former prime minister under ...

Lindsay Lohan to release new album in February

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Lindsay Lohan says her new album is coming next month. The 33-year-old singer and actress said in an Instagram comment Thursday that she will release her third studio album at the end of February. Lohan spoke out after a fan ...

Watch: Escaped horse rides city bus in Wales

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A horse found running loose in the streets of the Welsh capital was captured by witnesses and loaded onto a bus for a brief ride. The South Wales Police Roads Policing Unit tweeted a photo of the horse taking a ride on a Cardiff ...

Neanderthals had the teeth to eat hard plants

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Neanderthals were capable of chomping on hard plants, like nuts and seeds, according to a new study. Several recent studies have highlighted the resourcefulness of Neanderthals, capable of diving for clams and starting their own ...

How Much Superpower Does It Take to Bash a Bullet in Midair?

Since this is a quadratic equation, a plot of vertical position versus time should have the shape of a parabola. Notice that there are three variables here: position, time, and acceleration. If I know two of these, I can solve for the third. In this ...

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