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New, greener catalysts are built for speed
Researchers are designing catalysts to move chemical reactions without using precious metals, or at least using less of them.
Coconut crab pinches like a lion, eats like a dumpster diver
Coconut crabs use their surprisingly powerful claw for more than cracking coconuts.
Enzymes aid rice plants’ arsenic defenses
Rice plant roots have natural defenses against arsenic.
New imaging technique catches DNA ‘blinking’ on
Dye-free imaging technique zooms in below 10-nanometer threshold, allowing new cellular views.
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.

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ASEAN members concerned over Chinese militarization in South China Sea
Elizabeth Shim
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is calling for dialogue with China.
Jennifer Lopez confirms she's single after Drake romance
Annie Martin
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez showed love for Harry Styles during "Who'd You Rather?" on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" following her reported split from Drake.
Kelvin Hughes to provide SharpEye radars for U.K. OPVs
Ryan Maass
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Britain's Royal Navy has selected Kelvin Hughes to supply its SharpEye radar systems for its new Batch 2 offshore patrol vessels.
Wisconsin county wants 'Pokemon Go' to pay for use of parks
Ben Hooper
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin county's new ordinance seeks to force the makers of "Pokemon Go" to keep their digital monsters out of public parks unless they pay for permits.
UPI Horse Racing Roundup: Gun Runner means business
By Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
Contenders for Derbies all over the world were in action during the President's Day weekend while Gun Runner demonstrated he's a force to be reckoned with. Much more Thoroughbred racing action.
TSA failed to screen 11 people at JFK airport in New York, Port Authority says
Andrew V. Pestano
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The TSA did not properly screen 11 people who went through a checkpoint at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the Port Authority said.

Germany News

Meet Mr. Schulz, the 'left-wing Trump' who could steal Merkel's crown
The leader of Germany's Social Democrats, Martin Schulz, could beat Chancellor Angela Merkel in September elections according to recent polls, thanks to a leftist programme that has earned him accusations of veering toward populism.
Here's why Germany is so 'tough' on Greece over its debts
The Greek debt crisis is back on the agenda again. With Athens needing yet more money to pay off its huge loans, Germany is once again being accused of prolonging the Hellenic tragedy.
Why you'll hear these strange calls at Carnival, and what they mean
"Helau!" "Alaaf!" "Narri-Narro!" These are some of the different 'fools' calls' from across Germany. Wherever people celebrate Carnival (or Fasching, or Fastnet), you hear the shouts. But where do they come from, and what do they mean?
Man robbed in own home by teens who helped rescue him
A man locked out of his house called on three younger fellows to help him back inside. They proved willing, but after he offered them beer as a thank you, they gave him a much less welcome gift in return.
Trump's free trade hostility is good news for EU, says commissioner
The United States' new hostility to free trade deals under President Donald Trump is benefiting the European Union, the bloc's top trade official told German media on Tuesday.
Woman given 6-year's jail for killing cousin in Frankfurt exorcism trial
A German court on Monday sentenced a South Korean woman to six years in jail for the death of her cousin who was beaten and suffocated during an attempted exorcism in a Frankfurt hotel room.