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Mouse sperm survive space to spawn
Sperm freeze-dried and sent into space for months of exposure to high levels of solar radiation later produced healthy baby mice.
Older adults may not benefit from taking statins
Statins did not reduce heart attacks, coronary heart disease deaths or deaths from any cause in people age 65 and older, a new analysis finds.
European fossils may belong to earliest known hominid
With new analyses of Graecopithecus fossils from Greece and Bulgaria, researchers argue for possible hominid origins in Europe, not Africa.
40 more ‘intelligence’ genes found
A study of nearly 80,000 people turns up 40 genes that may have a role in making brains smarter.
Even short-term opioid use can set people up for addiction risks
A study of opioid prescriptions for sprained ankles finds that patients prescribed 30 or more pills are more likely to seek refills.
Quantum tractor beam could tug atoms, molecules
The wavelike behavior of quantum particles could be harnessed to move atoms.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 23, 2017
On May 23, 1934, Clyde Barrow and his sweetheart, Bonnie Parker, were shot dead after being ambushed by police in Bienville Parish, La.
New York Yankees open 'Judge's Chambers' for Aaron Judge
Second-year outfielder Aaron Judge is obliterating MLB pitching for a league-leading 15 home runs. Now he has his own "Judge's Chambers" at Yankee Stadium.
Detroit Lions planning 'feature role' for RB Ameer Abdullah
Ameer Abdullah looked primed for a big fantasy football campaign last season before going down in the Detroit Lions' second game.
Freeze-dried sperm stored in space passes fertility test
It might be possible for animals and humans to reproduce beyond Earth, Japanese researchers said Monday.
Former Baltimore Ravens S Matt Elam arrested again
Free agent defensive back Matt Elam was arrested for the second time this offseason Monday in Palm Beach County.
DT Aaron Donald misses first day of Los Angeles Rams' OTAs
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Defensive tackle Aaron Donald was a no-show at the Los Angeles Rams' first full-team organized team activities on Monday, but his absence was contract-related.

Germany News

Merkel voices 'sorrow and horror' over Manchester attack
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday expressed her "sorrow and horror" over the bomb attack in Manchester, vowing that Germany will stand by Britain in the fight against terror.
How 'Luther town' is cashing in on the Protestant Reformation
As Germany celebrates 500 years since Martin Luther sparked the Protestant Reformation, the town where it all started is making it worth their while in souvenir sales.
Syrian rebel leader faces 'war crimes' trial in Düsseldorf
A German court Monday put on trial for war crimes a suspected former Syrian rebel commander accused of having tortured civilians while fighting for a militia linked to the Free Syrian Army.
Here's where to find the youngest populations in Germany
A report released on Monday shows which regions have the youngest average populations in a country that keeps getting older.
First human ancestor not African, German research team claims
The lineage of humans and apes possibly split at a point several hundred thousand years earlier than currently assumed - and in the eastern Mediterranean rather than sub-Saharan Africa, a German research team claim.
Police save ducklings from busy Autobahn using officer's hat
The Dortmund highway patrol police performed a rather unusual rescue over the weekend.