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Ancient Maya codex not fake, new analysis claims
New report suggests an ancient Maya text — the bark-paper Grolier Codex — could be the oldest known document in Americas.
Sugar industry sought to sugarcoat causes of heart disease
Sugar industry has long, sweet history of influencing science.
Nuclear blasts, other human activity signal new epoch, group argues
A group of scientists will formally propose the human-defined Anthropocene as a new epoch in Earth’s geologic history within a few years, probably pegging the start date to nuclear tests.
A salty sea could lurk beneath the heart of Pluto
An ocean more than 100 kilometers thick might hide beneath Pluto’s surface.
New era of human embryo gene editing begins
Gene editing of viable human embryos is happening, in and out of the public eye.
It's time to retire the five-second rule
Wet food can slurp bacteria off the floor in less than a second.

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UPI Latest News

Samsung delaying Galaxy Note 7 relaunch in South Korea
Andrew V. Pestano
SEOUL, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Samsung has delayed resuming sales of the Galaxy Note 7 in South Korea due to the recall process prompted by reports the smartphone has caught fire or exploded.
Hollande: France to dismantle Calais migrant camp 'completely and definitively'
Ed Adamczyk
CALAIS , France, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande outlined plans to dismantle Calais' controversial migrant camp during a visit to the city Monday.
Jean Shepard, Country Music Hall of Famer dead at 82
Wade Sheridan
NASHVILLE, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Influential country star Jean Shepard has died at the age of 82.
Russia: Oil production freeze not essential
Daniel J. Graeber
ALGIERS, Algeria, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- It's not essential to use artificial action on the energy market to correct the imbalance between supply and demand, Russia's energy minister said from Algeria.
Texas oil production up slightly from early summer
Daniel J. Graeber
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Texas crude oil production data show some recovery under way, though output is still lower than last year, a state regulatory agency reported.
What accounts for Russian President Vladimir Putin's popularity?
Harlan Ullman, Arnaud de Borchgrave Distinguished Columnist
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Universally, Russians want a leader who is seen as strong, clever if not smart and acting in the state's best interests. Vladimir Putin fills those criteria.

Germany News

Germany's 'James Bond' goes on trial over tax evasion
Germany's former top spy, Werner Mauss, went on trial on Monday accused of hiding millions of euros from authorities.
Norwegian tourist bites chunk off man's ear in Berlin train
Police arrested a Norwegian tourist after he reportedly bit off part of the ear of a man who tried to break up a fight.
Germany holds first national 'mermaiding' championship
On Saturday, over 100 participants strapped on their tail fins for Germany’s first ever national mermaid (-and men) swimming championship.
Norwegian police charge German man for friend's death
A 55-year-old German man will be held on remand after his friend and countryman died on the island of Ombo in southwestern Norway over the weekend.
15 pics that prove Germany is totally enchanting in autumn
As summer fades into a distant memory and you start to begrudge trading Birkenstocks for boots, these pictures may help change your perspective on the new chill in the air.
Left politician who smuggled refugee could lose immunity
Die Linke (Left Party) politician Diether Dehm could lose his immunity as an elected official after he admitted to smuggling a refugee into Germany.