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This week in Zika: Revised risk, new mosquito threat, U.S. on the brink
First potential cases of locally spread Zika crop up in the continental United States, estimates of infection risk, antibodies that can fight the virus and a new mosquito species that may be able to carry Zika.
Why a parasitic vine can’t take a bite out of tomatoes
Cultivated tomatoes fend off parasitic vines as they would microbes.
How Houdini tadpoles escape certain death
High-speed video of red-eyed tree frog embryos reveals the secrets to their getaway plans.
Human eye spots single photons
Human eyes are sensitive enough to detect individual particles of light.
50 years ago, humans could pick the oceans clean
Scientists have long recognized that we might overfish the oceans. Despite quotas, some species are paying the price of human appetite.
Science finds many tricks for traveling to the past
Our editor in chief discusses what science can tell us about the past.

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UPI Latest News

'Active surveillance' of prostate cancer doesn't dampen quality of life
HealthDay News
Men with low-risk prostate cancer report a good quality of life after choosing active surveillance as a treatment for their disease, a new study finds.
Chicago Bears' Jay Cutler bemoans loss of Matt Forte
The Sports Xchange
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler didn't exactly inspire confidence the offense can get through a period of adjustment.
Kirk Cousins treats each day as if it could be his last
By Brian McNally, The Sports Xchange
RICHMOND, Va. -- Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins understands the bar has been raised for him now.
New York Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick wants to prove his value
By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- For the past few months, uncertainty was on the minds of New York Jets fans.
Jimmy Garoppolo, Tom Brady share New England Patriots' first-team reps
The Sports Xchange
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots battled the heat and began adjusting to the reality of having two starting quarterbacks.
San Antonio Spurs sign former All-Star F David Lee
The Sports Xchange
Former All-Star forward David Lee has reached agreement on a two-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs, according to multiple reports.

Germany News

How Merkel reacts to crises better than other leaders
It is of critical importance for a country how a leader chooses to react to an act of terrorism. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cool head sets an example for the rest of the country.
Turkey demands Germany extradite Gülen supporters
Ankara called on Germany on Thursday to extradite supporters of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, whom the Turkish government accuses of plotting a failed coup earlier this month.
German police raid 'hotbed of radicalization'
Police in Lower Saxony on Wednesday carried out a raid on a mosque run by the German-speaking Islamic circle of Hildesheim (DIK), as well on the homes of eight of the organization's board members.
Germany boasts Europe's best value beaches
If you still haven't decided where to take a summer vacation, or are wondering if you can even afford it, this ranking of the world's best beaches may answer both those questions.
After rampages, Merkel says again: Wir schaffen das
Speaking for the first time after a Syrian refugee blew himself up in southern Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirmed her commitment to helping refugees on Thursday.
Germany's five most mind-boggling conspiracy theories
From mind control in the middle of Berlin to mysterious assassinations, Germans have no shortage of unbelievable yet slightly possible conspiracies to wrap your head around.