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Massive white dwarf star is the product of a stellar merger

Massive white dwarf star is the product of a stellar merger

Science
March 2 (UPI) -- An unusual white dwarf star was formed by a merger between two smaller white dwarfs, according to a new analysis by an international team of astronomers. The ultra-massive white dwarf, WDJ0551+4135, is located 150 light years from Earth. It was first identified by the European Space Agency's Gaia telescope survey. Astronomers keen on studying especially large white dwarfs conducted a followup survey of the star using the William Herschel Telescope. Their observations -- detailed Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy -- revealed an unusual envelope surrounding the star, an atmosphere rich in carbon. "This star stood out as something we had never seen before. You might expect to see an outer layer of hydrogen, sometimes mixed with helium, or just a mix of helium and carbo...
Two-wheeler loans are most popular credit product among Gen Z: Survey

Two-wheeler loans are most popular credit product among Gen Z: Survey

Finance
Two-wheeler loan is the most popular credit product among Generation Z (those born after 1995), followed by consumption products such as consumer durables and credit cards, found a TransUnion CIBIL survey. It also stated that majority (80%) of Indian Gen Z consumers who are credit-active only have one open credit product. The TransUnion study explored the credit activity of Generation Z in emerging credit markets including India, Colombia and South Africa, as well as established consumer credit markets including Canada, Hong Kong and the United States. The percentage of the Indian population that was classed as Gen Z, ranging from age 0-24 as of CY 2019, was 44%, representing more than 609 million people. The percentage of the population that was Gen Z and over 18, and thus eligible to ap...
FDA approves sale of new electronic tobacco product

FDA approves sale of new electronic tobacco product

Health
April 30 (UPI) -- The Food and Drug Administration gave a new electronic tobacco device the green light to enter the U.S. market Tuesday. The FDA announced that it authorized the marketing of Philip Morris' new IQOS "Tobacco Heating System," an electronic device that heats "tobacco-filled sticks wrapped in paper," producing a nicotine-containing aerosol. "While today's action permits the tobacco products to be sold in the United States, it does not mean these products are safe or 'FDA approved,' " the agency said. The product was given the okay following a "rigorous science-based review" that weighted its risks and benefits to the population as well as tobacco users and non-users, particularly youth, it said. The FDA said it gave its authorization in part because the product may have he...
Rent-to-own cap to limit product and credit costs

Rent-to-own cap to limit product and credit costs

Business
The City watchdog says a planned cap on rent-to-own charges will place limits on the cost of the product and accompanying credit. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said the crackdown, first reported by Sky News on Wednesday evening and similar in nature to that imposed on the payday lending sector, would be applied from April.Its proposals, if enacted following a consultation, would collectively save consumers - many of them the most financially vulnerable in the UK - almost £23m annually, the regulator said.The rules would mean credit charges not exceeding the cost of the product. Image: The cap will cover the amounts that can be charged for household appliances bought on credit To help ensure prices are fair...
CDC: E-cigs most common youth tobacco product for 4 straight years

CDC: E-cigs most common youth tobacco product for 4 straight years

Health
June 7 (UPI) -- E-cigarettes were the most common way for U.S. young people to use tobacco for the fourth year in a row in 2017, a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. "For the fourth straight year, the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) found e-cigarettes remain the most commonly used tobacco product among youth," American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold Wimmer said in a statement released Thursday in response to the new survey. The CDC based its data on seven years of voluntary pencil-and-paper surveys self-administered by U.S. middle and high school students. The 2017 survey had a sample size of 17,872 and a response rate of 68.1 percent. Though e-cigarette use, also known as vaping, was also the most common way for youth to consum...