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First ‘three-parent baby’ born from nuclear transfer
The first human baby produced through spindle nuclear transfer was born in April, New Scientist reports.
Measles has been eliminated in the Americas, WHO says
Thanks to wide-spread vaccination against the viral disease, measles has officially been declared eliminated from the Americas.
Barnacles track whale migration
The mix of oxygen isotopes in the shells of barnacles that latch on to baleen whales may divulge how whale migration routes have changed over millions of years.
Wi-Fi can help house distinguish between members
Using Wi-Fi, computers could one day identify individual family members in a smart home.
Europa spouting off again
Plumes of presumably water erupt from the surface of Jupiter’s frozen moon Europa, in images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Methane didn’t warm ancient Earth, new simulations suggest
Scarce oxygen and abundant sulfate prevented methane from accumulating enough to keep Earth warm hundreds of millions of years ago, reviving the faint young sun paradox.

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Rick Perry gets the boot on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Karen Butler
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Rick Perry and his professional partner Emma Slater became the second couple to get the boot on Season 23 of "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday night.
Senate Democrats block spending bill over aid to Flint victims
Shawn Price
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Senate Democrats blocked a Republican spending bill due to its lack of aid for the water crisis in Flint, Mich.
U.S. official: THAAD to be deployed to deter North Korea threats
Elizabeth Shim
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The United States' chief diplomat for East Asian and Pacific affairs said Tuesday a U.S. missile defense system is to be deployed as early as possible.
First baby born through controversial DNA method from 3 parents
HealthDay News
A now 5-month-old baby boy is the first worldwide to be born using a controversial technique that combines DNA from three people -- two women and a man.
NBC orders full season of 'This is Us'
Karen Butler
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- NBC said Tuesday it has ordered an additional five episodes of "This is Us," its freshman drama starring Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore.
High utility bills strain more than the budget
HealthDay News
High utility bills can be more than a budget-buster. They also can cause anxiety and depression in low-income families, a new study finds.

Germany News

Pegida take to Dresden streets - to march against Pegida
On Monday evening followers of the xenophobic Pegida movement marched in two factions in the capital of Saxony, brandishing fierce accusations of treason against one another.
Is it fair to call the AfD far right?
The AfD has been dubbed "far-right" over the past year as it has taken on a tougher stance against immigration and made gains in state elections. But at what point does one call a group far-right?
Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook
German data protection authorities on Tuesday said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp, citing privacy concerns.
Norwegian police: No crime in German fisherman’s death
An autopsy on the 58-year-old German man who died ‘suspiciously’ in a Norwegian fishing hut over the weekend revealed no reason to suspect that a crime has been committed, police said on Tuesday.
German ex-policeman is Swiss city’s new hermit
The city of Solothurn has appointed a divorced ex-policeman from southern Germany into the unusual job of ‘hermit’.
Stuttgart fest pulls in twice as many boozers as Oktoberfest
Apparently Munich is no longer the top place to wear lederhosen and down beer one litre at a time.