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GAO calls for increased protection of federal land employees from threats and assault

Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A government watchdog called on the Trump administration to increase protections of federal employees overseeing public lands due to hundreds of instances of threats and assault in a four-year period. Agency employees for the Forest ...

NASA’s Bridenstine boosts international pitch for moon, Mars missions

Oct. 21 (UPI) -- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine made his strongest pitch so far on Monday for other nations to collaborate on the U.S. Artemis mission to build a lunar station and eventually explore Mars. "When we go to the moon, we want to take ...

Facebook unveils new plans to protect 2020 elections

Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Facebook unveiled plans Monday to stop 2020 election interference, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company uncovered new efforts by Russian and Iran to meddle in U.S. elections. Russia's Internet Research Agency, often coined a ...

How to Keep Someone From Unlocking Your Pixel 4 When You’re Asleep

The Pixel 4 and 4 XL have barely made it into the hands of reviewers, and a major security flaw has already been discovered: the phone’s new facial recognition will let your face unlock your phone whether you’re awake or not. Using Face ID or a ...

These AA Batteries Recharge Over USB, And You Can Get Eight Of Them For $13

Best Tech DealsBest Tech DealsThe best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. RAVPower 8-Pack AA Rechargeable Batteries With USB Charger | $13 | Amazon | Promo code KIAPZMIB I long for the day that AA batteries are officially a thing of ...

Watch: California woman returns library book 74 years overdue

Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A California woman who was cleaning out her study found a library book her mother had checked out 74 years earlier -- and she returned it. Berkeley Library workers said they were surprised Friday when Jean Durham brought in a copy ...

Asbestos in talcum powder linked to deadly cancer

As concerns about baby powder being contaminated with asbestos mount, a new study finds a link between such contamination and a rare and deadly cancer. A group of 33 people developed mesothelioma after long-term use of talcum powder and no exposure ...

Army inks deal with Blink-182 founder for UFO, weapons research

Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army and a leading organization of unidentified flying objects researchers agreed to a study of UFO material to improve Army ground vehicles. The 26-page "Cooperative Research and Development Agreement" between the U.S. ...

Study: Pro soccer players more likely to develop brain diseases

Former professional soccer players have a significantly increased risk of death from brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, a new study finds. Former soccer players were about 3.5 times more likely to die of neurodegenerative diseases ...

Small fish helps recover swimmer’s lost wedding ring

Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A British man who lost his wedding ring while swimming was reunited with the ring thanks to a couple of beach visitors -- and a helpful fish. Dan Levine, 44, said he was swimming in Penzance, Cornwall, England, when the custom ...

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