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Four ways for college students to control their health-care costs

Four ways for college students to control their health-care costs

Finance
PeopleImages | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesStudents and their families are grappling with the cost of higher education, but here's one expense that might be a surprise: health care.The default option for many college students — especially if they're under age 26 — might be to remain on Mom and Dad's insurance, yet that may come with additional costs.For starters, will a parent's plan adequately cover a college student if he or she attends school out of state and has only out-of-network providers available? "If it's all out of network, it might be worth looking at other alternatives," said Scott Frank, a certified financial planner and founder of Stone Steps Financial in Encinitas, California.Before making changes to your medical coverage, assess your available options based on the monthly
Ed Sheeran goes to numbers one, three and four

Ed Sheeran goes to numbers one, three and four

Entertainment
Ed Sheeran has staged another chart takeover with his star-studded No. 6 Collaborations Project.The album, which contains duets with Bruno Mars and Camila Cabello, topped the charts with sales of 125,000, more than the rest of the Top 30 combined.Beautiful People, the record's mellow opening track, has also gone to number one in the singles chart.Stormzy collaboration Take Me Back To London and Cross Me, featuring Chance The Rapper, also made the top five.Sheeran would probably have had more singles in the Top 40, but the Official Charts Company currently limits the countdown to three tracks per artist.The rule was brought in three years ago after Sheeran's previous album ÷ propelled 16 songs into the Top 20.That spells good news
Four new plume moth species identified in the Bahamas

Four new plume moth species identified in the Bahamas

Science
June 7 (UPI) -- Scientists have identified four new species of plume moths in the Bahamas. Plume moths are a family of small moths with uniquely modified wings. Plume moths are named for the fringelike scales that adorn their wings. When extended, the outline of the mosquito-sized moths resembles a tiny star. There are now 23 known plume moths in the Bahamas. Several of them -- including the four described this week in the journal Insecta Mundi -- would likely still be fluttering around in anonymity if it wasn't for Deborah Matthews. Matthews, a biological scientist at the Florida Museum of Natural History, has been conducting plume moth expeditions and field studies in the Bahamas since 1987. "They were just so unique," she said in a news release. "It's the symmetry that really gets yo...
Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

Technology
By Tania Snuggs, news reporter "Frankenstein" scientists in the US have managed to partially revive pig brains four hours after the animals were slaughtered."Frankenstein" scientists in the US have managed to partially revive pig brains four hours after the animals were slaughtered. The re-vitalised organs were said to be "cellularly active" - although there was no evidence that suggested awareness or consciousness.Experts say it raises some "fascinating questions" about the potential to discover new treatments for brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and could lead to debate about the definition of death.Lead scientist Professor Nenad Sestan, from Yale University, said: "The intact brain of a large mammal retains a previously under-appreciated c...
March Madness: Final Four point spreads, title game betting odds

March Madness: Final Four point spreads, title game betting odds

Sports
April 5 (UPI) -- Brackets are busted, but the 2019 NCAA men's basketball tournament has three games remaining. Here are the best bets to advance and potential title favorites. The Final Four tips off with No. 1 Virginia battling No. 5 Auburn at 6:09 p.m. Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. No. 2 Michigan State and No. 3 Texas Tech battle after the final horn of the first game in Minneapolis. The national championship is set for Monday at U.S Bank Stadium. Oddsmakers at BetOnline.AG list Virginia as a six point favorite to beat Auburn. Michigan State is a 2.5 point favorite over Texas Tech. Texas Tech would be a 1.5 point favorite over Auburn if both of those teams advanced to the championship. Virginia would be a 3.5 point favorite over Texas Tech in the title game. Michigan St...