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Microbes survived inside giant cave crystals for up to 50,000 years
Microbes trapped in crystals in Mexico's Naica mine may represent some of the most distinct life forms found in Earth so far.
Europa lander mission takes another step toward reality
NASA is working on a possible lander mission in which the main science goal would be to search for signs of life on Jupiter’s moon Europa.
Common fungus may raise asthma risk
The presence of a fungus in the infant gut can signal development of asthma by age five.
Juno spacecraft won’t go into shorter orbit around Jupiter
Juno will remain in its 53-day orbit around Jupiter due to an issue with two helium check valves, NASA reports.
Antarctic sea ice shrinks to record low
The Antarctic sea ice extent has reached a new low just two years after hitting a record high.
Helium’s inertness defied by high-pressure compound
At pressures over a million atmospheres, helium reacts with sodium.

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Rain postpones Clash at Daytona until Sunday
By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Rain at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday caused the start of the Advance Auto Parts Clash exhibition race to be postponed.
Eric Gagne, 41, makes Team Canada WBC roster
The Sports Xchange
Former Cy Young Award winner Eric Gagne has not pitched in the major leagues since he was a member of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008.
Genisis Open 2017: Dustin Johnson holds second-round lead
By Art Spander, The Sports Xchange
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif.--The men who play the PGA Tour do some remarkable things.
No. 18 Cincinnati drubs Tulsa, Mick Cronin wins 300th
By Shannon Russell, The Sports Xchange
CINCINNATI -- Kyle Washington scored 18 points and Jacob Evans added 17 as No. 18 Cincinnati defeated Tulsa 80-60 on Saturday.
Tampa Bay Lightning recall F Cory Conacher
The Sports Xchange
The Tampa Bay Lightning recalled forward Cory Conacher from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League on Saturday.
NBA honors Craig Sager with $500,000 donation
The Sports Xchange
The NBA continued honoring the memory of late TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager by donating $500,000 to the SagerStrong Foundation on Saturday night.

Germany News

'US will always be your greatest ally,' Pence tells Europe
US Vice-President Mike Pence Saturday pledged an "unwavering" commitment to transatlantic ties, in an emphatic reassurance to allies including German Chancellor Angela Merkel who pleaded with nations not to go it alone.
Refugee comedy, transgender love story tipped at Berlin festival
A European refugee comedy and a transgender love story are tipped to clinch prizes Saturday at the Berlin film festival, an event dominated by criticism of US President Donald Trump.
Germany bans doll for being 'hidden spying device'
German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called "My Friend Cayla" that can chat with children, warning Friday that it was a de facto "hidden spying device".
German army battles 'fake news' of rape reports in Lithuania
German soldiers recently deployed to Lithuania have been fighting off more than just fears about Russia.
Turkey recalls imams from Germany for 'exceeding authority'
Turkey's religious affairs agency said on Friday it had recalled six clerics from Germany for exceeding their authority, but lashed out at German police for raiding the homes of preachers suspected of spying for Ankara.
'The strength of the US has grown because of NATO': Merkel
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that NATO is important not just for Europe but also for the United States, speaking as a major security gathering kicked off in Munich.