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Venus once possibly habitable, study suggests
Venus might have once been habitable and home to a shallow ocean.
Clean inside those bagpipes — and trumpets and clarinets
Bagpipes’ moist interiors may be the perfect breeding ground for yeasts and molds.
Visits to Proxima Centauri’s planet are probably millennia away
A trip to Proxima Centauri’s planet would take millennia, even with alpha particle propulsion.
Cool nerve cells help mice beat heat
A new study pinpoints fever-busting cells in mice’s brains.
Wave-thumping ‘weather bomb’ storms send elusive S waves through Earth
A rare type of deep-Earth tremor called an S wave generated by a rapidly strengthening storm could help scientists map the planet’s mantle and core.
Genes help snub-nosed monkeys live the high life
Snub nosed monkeys have certain genetic variants that help them breathe easy in low oxygen.

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Federal judge says U.N.C. can't enforce controversial transgender bathroom law
Doug G. Ware
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A federal judge handed transgender college students a victory Friday by preventing school officials from enforcing a law restricting their public restroom use.
Italy mourns dead, declares emergency in regions worst hit by earthquake
Andrew V. Pestano and Doug G. Ware
ROME, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- As it mourned the dead, Italy declared states of emergency in the hardest hit areas from the 6.2-magnitude earthquake that's so far killed at least 268 people.
Killer at center of Netflix docu-series demands evidence retesting to prove innocence
Doug G. Ware
MANITOWOC, Wis., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The man convicted of raping and killing a Wisconsin woman a decade ago is now demanding that key evidence in the case, claiming it will prove his innocence.
U.S. Open tennis draw 2016: Serena Williams gets tough 1st round match
The Sports Xchange
Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic secured the top seeds for the 2016 U.S. Open when the draw was revealed Friday.
Spherical tokamaks to create and contain future fusion power
Brooks Hays
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Physicists at the DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory hope compact, spherical tokamaks will create and contain fusion energy in the near future.
Nasal spray safe, effective anesthetic for dental work
Stephen Feller
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The FDA has approved Kovanaze, a nasal spray anesthetic for use in restorative dental work, after it was shown to be safe and effective in clinical trials.

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Naked swimmer hospitalized after angler hooks his penis
When a man swimming naked in a Bavarian lake felt a strange pain in his nether regions, he looked up to see a fisherman on the shore. "Don’t pull!" he shouted.
Study finds rival Rhineland beers 'actually taste the same'
Cologne and Düsseldorf have a long established rivalry, not least over who has the better home brew. So the results of a new study might be more than they can swallow.
Eastern Europe pushes Germany for joint EU army
Eastern EU countries on Friday pushed for the bloc to create a joint army as they met with Germany for talks on sketching Europe's post-Brexit future.
Merkel’s party mate wants to get rid of all Karl Marx streets
Hundreds of streets are named after the founder of communism, but this conservative politician wants to give Marx the boot.
6 reasons why Berlin is now known as 'the failed city'
With state elections around the corner, The Local looks at the poor side of Germany's "poor but sexy" capital city.
Upstarts RB Leipzig plan to go right to top of Bundesliga
RB Leipzig make their Bundesliga debut on Sunday, but the East German outfit, sponsored by energy drinks manufacturer Red Bull, are already far from popular in Germany's top-flight.