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Virtual reality raises real risk of motion sickness
New research confirms anecdotal reports that virtual reality headsets can cause motion sickness, and may affect women more than men.
Zippy new jumping bot catches air again and again
Leaping robot can bounce from floor to wall, parkour-style, and, like a bush baby, uses a “super-crouch” to get extra oomph out of jumps.
Solar panels are poised to be truly green
Solar panels are about to break even on their energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
Database provides a rare peek at a human embryo’s first weeks
A new 3-D atlas charts the growth of each and every organ in the developing human embryo, from the heart to the gut to the brain.
Cell distress chemicals help embryos quickly heal
The chemicals trigger drawstring-like structures that help close wounds.
Bird plus goggles equals new insight into flight physics
Slow-flying parrotlet produces vortices that explosively break up.

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UPI Latest News

Head of LaMia Airlines arrested in plane crash investigation
Andrew V. Pestano
SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Bolivian officials said the general director of LaMia Airlines was arrested in relation to last week's plane crash in Colombia in which 71 people died.
Let's not pretend scenes of horror in eastern Aleppo are 'unexpected'
Elise Baker, Syria Deeply
NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- We've watched catastrophe after catastrophe unfold in Syria. The latest, as horrible as it is, is the predictable result of our collective inaction.
Donald Trump is Time magazine's 2016 Person of the Year
Andrew V. Pestano
NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Time magazine has named President-elect Donald Trump its 2016 Person of the Year due to his influence in the past year "for better or worse."
Jerry 'The King' Lawler, Lita removed from WWE weekly programming
Wade Sheridan
STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- WWE Hall of Famers Jerry 'The King' Lawler and Lita have been taken off of WWE weekly programming and will no longer host the company's various pre-shows.
Venezuela says Russia played key role with OPEC
Daniel J. Graeber
CARACAS, Venezuela, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Russia was pivotal in the decision last week by members of OPEC to agree to a production ceiling starting in January, Venezuela's oil minister said.
U.S. rig count increased more than 6 percent
Daniel J. Graeber
HOUSTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- With oil prices recovering from yearly lows, oilfield services company Baker Hughes said there was an increase in U.S. exploration and production activity.

Germany News

'Merkel is better than Kohl, but she’s no Adenauer'
A 95-year-old co-founder of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has been to every single one of the party's conferences - and one party leader sticks out for him above the rest.
New Berlin justice minister wants fare-dodgers to 'clean up schools'
The designated justice minister for Berlin is pushing to punish fare-dodgers with social work rather than jail time, local media reported this week.
Merkel’s party wants to stop migrant kids from keeping two passports
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU party voted on Wednesday that they wanted to require children born in Germany to foreign parents to choose a nationality.
This is how clichéd the American idea of Germany still is
The US comedian came to Berlin in the summer to shoot material for an on-the-road version of his show. Word has it he visited some of the capital's grungier clubs and generally took in the city's alternative scene.
Five things we learned about Merkel from her conference speech
Addressing members of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on Tuesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel set out her stall for re-election when Germany votes next autumn. The speech showed her strengths, but also exposed her weaknesses.
Suspect arrested for sex attacks on Chinese students in west Germany
Officials said on Tuesday that they had arrested a 31-year-old man living in a refugee home after two Chinese students reported being sexually assaulted in recent months near Bochum University.