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July, 26, 2016

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Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to her
WASHINGTON -- For a long time, the debate has gone on: Does size matter to females? Biologists now say, definitively, that it does.
 
MIAMI - The first DNA analysis of 2,500-year-old remains from one of the great early civilizations of the Middle East, the Phoenicians, has shown the man had European heritage, researchers said Wednesday.
 
New discovery may lessen warming forecast
A new discovery about how clouds form may scale back some of the more dire predictions about temperature increases caused by man-made global warming.
 
Long thought of as thick-skulled brutes, Neanderthals were already building complex underground structures by firelight, possibly for rituals, 176,500 years ago, said a study Wednesday that adds to a new, smarter image of our extinct cousins.
 
Rome launches SOS to save city's historic sites from disrepair
Rome on Tuesday issued a 500-million-euro SOS to companies, wealthy philanthropists and its own citizens to help restore many of the Italian capital's iconic historic sites and avoid the risk of some falling into ruin.
 
Skip the flight, board the train to Glacier National Park
Chicago skyscrapers faded into green Wisconsin, and as the sun set over the Mississippi River, we made our first vacation decision. We weren't driving, so yes, we'd have some wine. We then sat back and watched as 1,500 miles went by aboard the Empire Builder train bound for Glacier National Park.
 
Mushroom hunting heating up in wake of Northwest wildfires
Nearly a million acres of U.S. Forest Service land burned last year in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, the National Interagency Fire Center said. Maps of specific wildfire perimeters are available online at the Forest Service's InciWeb. On the Payette National Forest, harvesters who want the mushrooms for personal use can gather up to 5 gallons a day without a permit. A 21-day commercial permit from the U.S Forest Service allowing more than 5 gallons costs $200.
 
An upcoming exhibit at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole will show how Yellowstone National Park has changed over more than 140 years.
 
Mars opposition: Earth, sun & Mars line up perfectly in sky this weekend
Last week, Mercury stole the show. Now it's Mars' turn.
 
Meteor on dashcam video lights up US sky
A police sergeant looking for speeders captured a fireball streaking across the sky on his dashboard camera early Tuesday.
 
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