Prices of gasoline, crude oil fall due to economic slump

As US gasoline demand fell 6.4 percent last week, owing to the global economic slump, the average price of regular gasoline at filling stations fell to $2.78 a gallon.

According to oil analyst Trilby Lundberg’s survey, gasoline use for the year is down 3.2 percent from a year earlier. And the average price for regular gasoline has not been this low since October 5, 2007, when it was $2.75 a gallon.

Sarah Palin pulling away from McCain campaign

Sarah Palin has definitely made an impact in the 2008 presidential elections – and, no matter what the outcome of the election may be, the Alaska governor has stood out on her own! In less than two months after being chosen as Republican John McCain’s running mate, Palin has become arguably the most polarizing figure in US politics.

Despite a hardening perception that she is ill-qualified to become commander-in-chief, she is drawing bigger crowds than McCain, on the campaign trail, and has become the main source of enthusiasm among grassroots conservatives.

Depression linked to preterm deliveries

A recent study by Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, which was published in the journal Human Reproduction indicates that depressed women were twice likely to deliver their babies before the term or less than 37 completed weeks of gestation.

The research was conducted on 791 women. More severe the depression, greater the chances of preterm delivery.

Placebos, a common practice among doctors US Doctors

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal indicates that among U.S. doctors, placebo treatments were a regular practice. The doctors did not hesitate to prescribe vitamins, sedatives or even antibiotics to patients although the medication would do no good to the patient’s health.

The prescription basically affects the patient’s peace of mind.

US weighs possibility of troubled mortgage loan guarantees

US lawmakers, feeling that the Bush administration has not shown “the required dedication” to curb mortgage foreclosures, urged the administration to step up aid to struggling homeowners. They opine that the Treasury’s plans to buy stakes in banks will not be enough to fix the housing collapse that underlies the financial crisis.

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It mayn’t be easy to colonize Mars: Buzz Aldrin

Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who was a part of the Apollo 11 Moon mission in July 1969, has cautioned that Elon Musk-led SpaceX’s ambitious plan to send humans to Mars to colonize the Red Pla

Russian FSB agents reportedly facilitated 2014 Yahoo hacking attack

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted that two Russian FSB agents played a key role in the 2014 Yahoo hacking attack which compromised hundreds of millions of Yahoo email accounts.

Newly discovered planetary system named after famous beer brand

The discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a nearby star dubbed TRAPPIST-1 isn’t new.

Scientists solve mystery of early supermassive black holes

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Sprint, U.S. Cellular kick off preorders for LG G6

After Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and AT&T, telecommunication services providers Sprint and U.S.

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Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who was a part of the Apollo 11 Moon mission in July 1969, has cautioned that Elon Musk-led SpaceX’s ambitious plan to send humans to Mars to

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Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter

Giving a strong signal of a global warming, the Colorado-based National Snow & Ice Data Center has announced that extent of floating ice in the Arctic region hit a new low for winter.

Urinating, pouring alcohol on jellyfish sting can make things worse: study

Urinating and pouring alcohol on a jellyfish sting are some of the most commonly suggested home remedies.

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