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Petrified tree rings tell ancient tale of sun’s behavior
The 11-year cycle of solar activity may have been around for at least 290 million years, ancient tree rings suggest.
Here's how earwax might clean ears
Science seeks inspiration in earwax for dreams of self-cleaning machinery.
New ‘smart’ fibers curb fires in lithium-ion batteries
To stifle battery fires, scientists create component with heat-release flame retardant.
Though complex, new peanut allergy guidelines are based on science
Unlike some past recommendations, new guidelines state that introducing babies to peanut-containing foods early is generally OK, with certain caveats.
Promise and perils of marijuana deserve more scientific scrutiny
Report outlines medical potential and health dangers of cannabis and its components.
New molecular knot is most complex yet
The knot is woven from 192 atoms of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen and forms a triple braid with eight crossing points.

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Taiwan begins F-16 upgrade program
Richard Tomkins
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A $3.4 billion Taiwanese program to upgrade its F-16A/B Fighting Falcons got underway this week with the first four aircraft flown to a plant in Taichung.
Bell-Boeing receives $138 million Osprey contract modification
Ryan Maass
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Bell-Boeing, a joint venture between Boeing and Bell Helicopter, received a $138 million contract modification for additional V-22 aircraft work.
Chris Pratt teases 'Mom' guest spot with Anna Faris
Annie Martin
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Chris Pratt shared a photo of himself and wife Anna Faris from her show "Mom" ahead of his appearance on Thursday's episode.
Portland man shovels snow while riding unicycle, playing bagpipes
Ben Hooper
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Oregon's Unipiper proved "Keep Portland Weird" is an all-seasons struggle when he was filmed shoveling snow while riding his unicycle and playing bagpipes.
In Nigeria, another errant airstrike kills Doctors Without Borders staff
Doug G. Ware
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- An errant airstrike in Nigeria killed two soldiers and aid workers at a refugee camp Tuesday -- including members of Doctors Without Borders, authorities said.
'Fences,' 'Moonlight,' 'Manchester by the Sea' earn multiple SAG Award nominations for film
Karen Butler and Sarah Mulé
A complete list of this year's SAG Award nominations, led by "Manchester by the Sea" with four nods. "Fences" and "Moonlight" follow with three each.

Germany News

The sweet sound of currywurst: Berlin orchestra honours famous snack with music
What does a currywurst sound like? The Konzerthausorchester Berlin, a symphony orchestra based in the capital, has answered that question with a new video recreating the preparation of the famous snack through music.
No surprise here: Berlin's new airport won't open this year after all
Berlin's much-delayed new airport has been hit by yet another setback, meaning the hub won't be ready in time for its planned opening date this year.
'Finally a bit more clarity' on Brexit: Germany
Germany's foreign minister said on Tuesday that British Prime Minister Theresa May had "finally brought a bit more clarity" with a highly anticipated speech on her government's Brexit plans.
Trump wants 'great relationship' with Merkel: advisor
Donald Trump wants a "great relationship" with Chancellor Angela Merkel, a member of his transition team said on Tuesday, after the US president-elect sparked anger with criticism of her and NATO.
Just how liberal is Germany anyway?
For Brits who voted "remain" and are now looking to move to a more liberal European country, Germany may not in fact be for you, says a new report.
VIDEO: 'Fur police' activists busted for dressing like real cops
An animal protection group has started deploying their own “fur police” in big German cities to inform people about what their clothes are made of. But at least one real police department isn’t too pleased about their new imitators.