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At least 22 injured in decks’ collapse in N.J. residential building

Sept. 15 (UPI) — A three-story residential building’s decks collapsed, injuring at least 22 people, including several firefighters and children, in south New Jersey, officials said. One day later on Sunday, all but three of them were released from hospitals, including three children, reported.

Physicists Finally Nail the Proton’s Size, and Hope Dies

In 2010, physicists in Germany reported that they had made an exceptionally precise measurement of the size of the proton, the positively charged building block of atomic nuclei. The result was very puzzling. Randolf Pohl of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and collaborators

Fitbit Versa 2 Review: Still Not An Apple Watch

We’re only just beginning to discover how sleep can make us happier and healthier. So it makes sense that, in its newest wearable, Fitbit places so much emphasis on its sleep tracking technology. It’s an especially shrewd move, since the newest Apple Watch still has

How Rich Donors Like Epstein (and Others) Undermine Science

Late Thursday, while a Democratic presidential debate was absorbing most of the available attentional oxygen, Harvard president Lawrence Bacow released a letter acknowledging the $6.5 million Epstein gave to Harvard to start the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, as well as a fellowship Epstein had at

Antibiotic resistance in Florida dolphins increases, study says

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 15 (UPI) — Dolphins in Florida waters are carrying potentially deadly bacteria that show increased resistance to antibiotics, according to new research published this weekend. The presence of the resistant germs in the Indian River Lagoon, which stretches from central to south

Singer Jesse McCartney, actress Katie Paterson engaged

Sept. 14 (UPI) — Singer Jesse McCartney and actress Katie Paterson are engaged, they announced Saturday. “Locked it up,” McCartney wrote on Instagram. The message captioned a photo of the couple kissing. A large diamond ring can be seen on Paterson’s hand, which is touching

MoviePass parent co. shuts down subscription service

Sept. 14 (UPI) — MoviePass’ parent company shut down service Saturday that in its heyday allowed subscribers to see a movie a day for about $10 a month. While the company has been able to salvage the service in the past through hiking up prices

Saudi Arabia cuts oil output after Houthi drone attack

Sept. 14 (UPI) — Saudi Arabia has cut its oil output in half after Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone attack on two oil facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia. The Yemen military spokesman told the Houthi-run Al-Masirah news agency it was a “large-scale”

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters clash with rivals

Sept. 14 (UPI) — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters clashed Saturday with Beijing supporters in a mall. In the standoff at a mall in Kowloon Bay, dozens of pro-government protesters waved Chinese flags and chanted “support the police,” as pro-democracy demonstrators gathered dressed in black outfits

Space Photos of the Week: Spying on Jupiter

The god Jupiter was a cheating punk. Always sleeping with mortals was he, and enshrouding himself with thick clouds so his wife wouldn’t know what he was up to. Except, ha! His wife Juno had the power to see through his fake atmosphere. Which, obviously,