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Scientists observe earliest steps in seed germination

Dec. 27 (UPI) — Several studies have highlighted the roles hormones play in enabling seed germination, the sprouting of a seedling, or small plant, from a seed, but much less is known about how energy metabolism is jump-started at the outset of the germination process

Single dose of HPV vaccine may be effective

In a finding that might make the HPV vaccine more palatable to many, new research suggests a single dose may provide just as much protection from cervical cancer as the recommended two to three doses do. “The vaccine is extremely effective, and can prevent over

Lawsuit accuses Ring, Amazon of failing to secure cameras

Dec. 27 (UPI) — An Alabama man has sued Ring and the home security camera-maker’s parent company, Amazon, accusing them of failing to protect their products from hacking. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in California, stems from an incident in which a hacker

Former Buffalo Bills star Elbert Dubenion dies at 86

Dec. 27 (UPI) — Elbert Dubenion, a star wide receiver during the Buffalo Bills‘ run of consecutive AFL championships, has died at age 86. Dubenion died Thursday, exactly 55 years after the Bills won their first American Football League title. He had been battling the

New York City gets ready for New Year’s Eve ball drop

Dec. 27 (UPI) — The iconic crystal ball, which will descend in New York City’s Times Square on Tuesday night to usher in the new year, arrived for its setup Friday. The ball, 12 feet in diameter and weighing 12,000 pounds, is covered with 2,688