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Manchester United reportedly reject Barcelona offer for Paul Pogba

Manchester United reportedly reject Barcelona offer for Paul Pogba

Sports
NO DEAL The Blaugrana are said to have made a serious attempt to sign the Frenchman Manchester United have reportedly rejected an offer from Barcelona to sign Paul Pogba. The Catalan side are said to be targeting the Frenchman and intend to have him link up with new signing Arturo Vidal in their midfield next season. Manchester United are not eager to listen to offers for Paul Pogba Now, according to Di Marzio, they have even submitted an opening offer of €50m (£45m) + Yerry Mina + Andre Gomes. However, Manchester United don’t plan to sell any of their star players this summer and have rejected the proposal. The Red Devils have expressed an interest in signing Mina, but Gomes is not on their radar. ...
Meteorite's blue crystals offer insights into young sun's chemistry

Meteorite's blue crystals offer insights into young sun's chemistry

Science
July 30 (UPI) -- Scientists have found minerals old enough to shed light on the composition and behavior of the sun shortly after its birth, 4.6 billion years ago. The composition of the ancient blue hibonite crystals found inside the remnants of a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite suggest the sun was spewing a plethora of high-energy particles during its earliest years. "The sun was very active in its early life -- it had more eruptions and gave off a more intense stream of charged particles," Philipp Heck, a curator at the Field Museum and a professor at the University of Chicago, said in a news release. Just as the sun was born, the newborn star was surrounded by a thick, swirling circumstellar disk of gas and dust. The disk hosted temperatures upwards of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit. As the ...
Forget Summer Fridays. These companies offer cool summer perks

Forget Summer Fridays. These companies offer cool summer perks

Finance
Another strong jobs report. Here's why unemployment went up Summer Fridays are nothing new. And in a tight job market where employers are struggling to find workers, companies are getting more creative with the seasonal perks they offer in order to stand out from their competitors. Around 72% of companies that increased benefits cited worker retention as the reason, while 58% wanted to attract new talent, according to the 2018 employee benefits survey from the Society for Human Resource Management. "Every single person we make an offer to has another offer," said Michelle Wagner, senior vice president of people operations at Evernote. "People really care about how and where they work — that matters to them. That puts more pressure on us to hire well and create ...
Boulders offer new clues about early human migration to the Americas

Boulders offer new clues about early human migration to the Americas

Science
June 1 (UPI) -- Recent archaeological evidence has sparked a new theory of when and how the first people came to the Americas. Scientists now theorize that the first Americans took a coastal route along Alaska's Pacific border to enter the continent. This new theory casts doubt on the conventional one that says the earliest settlers came from Siberia, crossing the now-defunct Bering land bridge on foot and then moving through Canada when corridors opened between massive ice sheets at the end of the last ice age. A new geological study published this week in the journal Science Advances offers compelling evidence to support the new theory. A research team led by the University of Buffalo analyzed boulders and bedrock, traveling by helicopter to four remote islands within the Alexander Arc...
Clinical trial to offer free 3D-printed prosthetic arms to children

Clinical trial to offer free 3D-printed prosthetic arms to children

Health
May 16 (UPI) -- For the first time, children will be fitted with 3D-printed bionic arms produced as part of a clinical trial. Oregon Health & Science University is collaborating with Limbitless Solutions, a nonprofit based at the University of Central Florida, for the trial, which aims to test the limbs for market approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The two schools announced Wednesday at a news conference in Orlando that a total of 20 children between age 6 and 17 will be fitted with the devices by the end of this summer at the two schools. The arms will be 3D-printed at UCF for around $ 1,000 each, compared to ones that traditionally cost up to $ 100,000 and need to be replaced as children grow. "This is really like the next level for us," Dr. Albert Manero, CEO of Limbit...