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Global warming boosts century-to-century variability, study finds

Global warming boosts century-to-century variability, study finds

Science
Oct. 12 (UPI) -- As Earth gets hotter, century-to-century climate variability increases, according to a new study. When scientists compared the century-scale climate variability during the last interglacial period, between 130,000 and 115,000 years ago, with variability during the last 11,700 years, they found a significant correlation between warming and variability. During the last interglacial, or Eemian stage, the planet experienced significant Arctic warming. The average global temperature was between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial average. In other words, Earth was about as warm as climate scientists expect the planet to get by the end of the century -- should global warming continue unabated. Earth not only experienced higher temperatures during the last i...
Hawking's final science study released

Hawking's final science study released

Science
Stephen Hawking's final scientific paper has been released, and it deals with one of the central topics in the physicist's 56-year-long career.The work was completed in the days before Hawking's death in March.It tackles the question of whether black holes preserve information on the stuff that falls into them.Some researchers had believed this information was destroyed, but others said that this violated the laws of quantum mechanics.These laws propose that everything in our world can be broken down into information, for example, a string of 1s and 0s. In addition, this information should never disappear, not even if it gets sucked into a black hole.But Hawking, building on the work of Albert Einstein, showed that black holes ha...
Study identifies genetic mutations among children of soldiers exposed to radiation

Study identifies genetic mutations among children of soldiers exposed to radiation

Science
Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Scientists have identified a pattern of genetic mutation among the children of soldiers exposed to radar. Prior to the 1990s, most radar systems were poorly insulated. Those operating and working in close proximity to the systems were regularly exposed to the unconfined radiation. Today, the radiation emitted by radar systems is well-contained and soldiers are better protected. However, some soldiers exposed to radiation in the 1970s and 1980s -- so-called "radar soldiers" -- have experienced health problems after leaving the service. New research suggests the effects of radiation also explain genetic mutations among the children of radar soldiers. Families affected by radiation exposure have raised concerns about radiation's generation impacts, but until now, the science ...
Study: Wraparound services reduce health costs, improve outcomes

Study: Wraparound services reduce health costs, improve outcomes

Health
Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Providing nonmedical services in conjunction with primary care -- known as wraparound services -- resulted in a reduction in the number of hospitalizations and emergency room visits, according to a study of one system. Researchers studied the effects of a large urban safety-net health provider that also included on-site dietetics and social work: Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis. The findings were published in the October issue of the journal Health Affairs. Providers have been turning to nonmedical services to improve patient outcomes and reduce overall healthcare spending as "U.S. reimbursement policies are increasingly holding providers financially accountable for patients' health," said the authors, who were affiliated with the health provider as well as Indiana Univers...
Millennials prefer life insurance over other financial assets: Study

Millennials prefer life insurance over other financial assets: Study

Finance
MUMBAI: A majority of millennials look at life insurance as a preferred financial instrument to invest in, to meet their financial goals, says a survey. The findings are based on a survey by Assocham and IndiaFirst Life Insurance conducted to study savings and investment patterns of about 1,000 individuals in the age group of 18-35 years across Maharashtra. "Higher cover at lower premium rates, simplified buying process aided with quick customer service and easy documentation makes life insurance a preferred financial asset," showed the the survey titled, Household savings and simplification of insurance. Nearly, two-third (70 per cent) of millennials preferred life insurance as preferred instruments, closely followed by mutual funds (69 per cent) and fixed/recurring deposits (64 per cent)...