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New Case Will Protect, Display Magna Carta

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) — U.S. engineers say they are building a state-of-the-art case and transport cart to protect the National Archive’s prized copy of the 1297 Magna Carta. Engineers with the National Institute of Standards and Technology said the case will provide a controlled environment to visually enhance the parchment while maintaining the interior […]

New Supercontinent In Earth’s Future

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 9 (UPI) — The Earth’s next supercontinent will form as North and South America fuse together and head for an eventual collision with Europe and Asia, U.S. scientists say. Researchers at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., have proposed a theory that both the present-day Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea […]

Report: Mind Control Of Weapons Possible

LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) — Technological advances in neuroscience could allow future soldiers to control weapons systems simply by using their minds, British researchers say. The suggestion was part of a report released Tuesday by Britain’s Royal Society on the possible benefits of neuroscience to military and law enforcement. So-called brain-machine interface devices already being […]

Effect Of Birdsong On Humans To Be Studied

GUILDFORD, England, Feb. 7 (UPI) — British scientists say they are beginning research into whether birdsong can have a positive effect on human well-being and behavior. “A great deal of anecdotal evidence suggests that we respond positively to birdsong,” researcher Eleanor Ratcliffe of the University of Surrey said. “However, currently there is a lack of […]

‘Deleted’ Facebook Photos Still Viewable

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) — Photos deleted by users of Facebook have lingered on the social network’s servers for nearly three years, an investigation by a U.S. tech Web site found. Web site Ars Technica found that some of the photos users believed were “deleted” from the social network years ago are still […]

Brazil Sues Twitter Users Over Speed Traps

BRASILIA, Brazil, Feb. 7 (UPI) — Brazil has sued to suspend accounts of Twitter users who use tweets to warn people about radar locations, speed traps and DUI checkpoints, officials say. The attorney general of Brazil filed for a preliminary injunction to block tweets and suspend the accounts, claiming Twitter users are putting people in […]

House: Politics Out Of Keystone Debate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) — A measure, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, takes politics out of a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, a committee said. U.S. Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., wrote the bill that a Republican-led energy committee said “takes politics out of the pipeline decision” by handing authority to […]

Indian Court Orders Censoring Of Google, Facebook

NEW DELHI, Feb. 6 (UPI) — A court in India has ordered Facebook, Google and about 19 other companies to censor their content to block objectionable material on the Web. The Delhi High Court has ordered the companies to present their plans for policing their services in the next 15 days, reported Monday. In […]

3D Printer Creates New Jaw For Woman

BRUSSELS, Feb. 6 (UPI) — A Belgian woman is able to chew, speak and breathe normally after the implantation of a new jawbone created on a 3D printer, doctors say. The replacement jaw, created out of a fine titanium powder sculpted layer by layer by a precision laser beam, has proved a successful substitute for […]

World’s Oldest Living Thing Studied

PERTH, Australia, Feb. 6 (UPI) — DNA testing suggests a swathe of seagrass in the Mediterranean could be the oldest known living thing on Earth, Australian researchers say. Carlos Duarte of the University of Western Australia in Perth and his colleagues sequenced the DNA of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica at 40 sites across 2,100 miles […]


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