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Reptile scales share evolutionary origin with hair, feathers
Hair, scales and feathers arose from same ancestral appendage.
Insect debris fashion goes back to the Cretaceous
Ancient insects covered themselves in dirt and vegetation just as modern ones do, fossils preserved in amber suggest.
Bacteria make male lacewings disappear
Scientists have tracked down why some green lacewings in Japan produce only female offspring: Bacteria kill off all the males early in life.
Earth has a tiny tagalong, and no, it’s not a moon
Asteroid 2016 HO3 is a quasisatellite of Earth — orbiting the sun while never wandering far from our planet.
Ancient Europeans may have been first wine makers
A new chemical analysis uncovers the earliest known wine making in Europe.
Hints of new particle rumored to fade, but data analysis continues
It’s still too early to know whether hints of a new particle are real, CERN scientists say.

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UPI Latest News

Nuclear reactor at Indian Point plant in N.Y. shut down again after leak found
Doug G. Ware
BUCHANAN, N.Y., June 24 (UPI) -- Part of a nuclear power plant near New York City has been taken offline for the second time in four months after a pipe leak was found, officials said Friday.
West Virginia floods: At least 20 dead in 'once-in-1,000-year' event
Ed Adamczyk and Doug G. Ware
RAVENSWOOD, W.Va., June 24 (UPI) -- The death toll from historic flooding in West Virginia continued to rise Friday, as officials said at least 20 people are dead as a result of severe rains.
Pentagon soon to lift ban on transgender service members, reports say
Doug G. Ware
ARLINGTON, Va., June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense will soon lift its ban on transgender service members, perhaps within weeks, Pentagon officials reportedly said Friday.
At least 2 dead, 80 homes destroyed by 20K-acre California wildfire
Shawn Price and Doug G. Ware
KERN COUNTY, Calif., June 24 (UPI) -- As California battles several wildfires, authorities said Friday that a new fire has led to the deaths of at least two people and has burned more than 80 homes.
Pope Francis says Armenian deaths during WWI was 'genocide'
Doug G. Ware
YEREVAN, Armenia, June 24 (UPI) -- Pope Francis said Friday the mass killings of Armenians during World War I was indeed a genocide, an assertion that's angered Turkish officials in recent weeks.
Activist shoves two live vampire bats into his mouth
Ben Hooper
JACUNDA, Brazil, June 24 (UPI) -- An environmental activist in Brazil released a video showing him shoving two living vampire bats in his mouth.

Germany News

Brexit will turn Berlin into 'Europe’s startup capital'
London is currently thought of as the main hub for startups in Europe, but that will all turn around when the UK leaves the EU, tech industry experts say.
'Germany needs to make UK come to its senses'
Britain leaving the EU means trouble ahead for Germany - and its hardest task will be convincing the Brits to drop a self-defeating ideology, a leading foreign policy expert told The Local.
Germany makes fracking verboten
German lawmakers approved a law that essentially bans fracking, ending years of dispute over the controversial technology to release oil and gas locked deep underground.
How to get German citizenship (or just stay forever)
Don't let the German bureaucracy scare you. We've summarized what you need to know to become an authentic German - or simply to stay in Germany permanently.
Merkel: Brexit has cut into European unity
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that the UK's decision to leave the EU has created a "cut in Europe" and the project of European unity.
Couple copulating on bridge shut down Autobahn
It was a highly unusual choice of location for a romantic rendezvous, police in Frankfurt point out.