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Church effort against incest led to rise of individualism in the West, study says

Church effort against incest led to rise of individualism in the West, study says

Science
Nov. 8 (UPI) -- When researchers set out to understand how many Western societies came to value individualism, they decided to look at historical shifts in a society's broader psychology. Specifically, researchers explored the ways shifting social structures influenced psychology and values of members. The West, scientists determined, was unique in its steady abandonment of incest. Incest, in this instance, primarily refers to marriages between cousins. Throughout much of the world, the practice was used to maintain broad family alliances and assert political and economic power, and to protect assets like land and other natural resources. In a new paper published in the journal Science, researchers argue that the Roman Catholic Church, in targeting incest, effectively shrunk family ties ...
A look inside the rescue effort to save boys trapped inside Thailand cave

A look inside the rescue effort to save boys trapped inside Thailand cave

World
In northern Thailand, rescuers are working around the clock to save 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been trapped inside a partly flooded cave for almost two weeks. New images and video taken from inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave show crews with flashlights and equipment, struggling to wade through the floodwater's powerful currents as they prepare for a potential operation to rescue the group in the coming days. After days of heavy rain, rescuers took advantage of the relatively dry weather by pumping out as much floodwater as possible from the cave. Meanwhile, crews are working to divert any water flows in the area from entering the cave. The images also show crews installing dive lines and leaving extra air tanks along the path that rescuers may use to get the boys and...
India embarks on offshore wind energy effort

India embarks on offshore wind energy effort

Business
June 19 (UPI) -- The completion of studies for the offshore wind energy potential in India expands the sector in a greening economy, the government said Tuesday. Norwegian energy advisory group DNV GL announced Tuesday it completed a study, co-funded by the European Union and an offshore wind energy group in India, examining the offshore wind energy potential for two coastal states. "It is the beginning of India's journey from onshore to offshore -- A dream comes true," India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy stated. India under its commitments for the Paris climate agreement targeted 175 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2022, with about 35 percent of that coming from wind energy. India has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Its trade deficit hit $ 16.3 bill...
NBA Finals: Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 1, despite LeBron effort

NBA Finals: Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 1, despite LeBron effort

Sports
June 1 (UPI) -- The Golden State Warriors held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-114 in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals. Golden State pulled off the victory despite LeBron James netting 51 points -- his most ever in a playoff game -- Thursday at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 29 points. Kevin Durant scored 26 points in the victory. The Cavaliers failed to steal a rare road triumph in the series, fumbling away a chance to win the game in the final seconds of regulation. Cavaliers guard George Hill made the first of two free throw attempts, tying the game at 107-107 with four seconds remaining. J.R. Smith pulled down the rebound of Hill's miss and had a chance to attempt a game-winner, but dribbled out the clock instead. He ended up throwing the ball back to Hill,...
Signals from missing Argentine sub give hope for rescue effort

Signals from missing Argentine sub give hope for rescue effort

World
Seven signal pings believed to be from the submarine ARA San Juan, which has been missing since Wednesday when communications broke down, are giving Argentine officials hope that the crew can still be saved. Argentine Defense Minister Oscar Aguad tweeted out the news Saturday night, confirming that the 44 crew members may be able to be saved after receiving "7 signals from satellite calls that would have been from the San Juan submarine." Authorities said the calls were made on Saturday, and that the Defense Ministry is working with an American company to analyze the location the calls came from. "We are working arduously to locate it and we are transmitting our hopes to the families of the 44 crew members: that they may soon have them in their homes," he wrote. The Argentine Armada, ...