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Digitally Unwrapped Scroll Reveals Earliest Old Testament Scripture

MIAMI: An extremely fragile, ancient Hebrew scroll has been digitally unwrapped for the first time, revealing the earliest copy ever found of an Old Testament Bible scripture, researchers said Wednesday.

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NASA’s Black Female Mathematicians Hit The Big Screen

 

During the era of US racial segregation, a handful of black female mathematicians managed to break social barriers and propel the US space agency to new heights – and soon their story will be a major motion picture.

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Wildlife Trade Summit Is A 'Do Or Die' Moment For Endangered Animals

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A global wildlife summit opening on Saturday is a “do or die” moment for endangered animals around the world, say conservationists, from iconic species such as elephants and lions to lesser known, but equally troubled, creatures such as devil rays and the psychedelic rock gecko.

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The Strange Creatures That Live On An Undersea Mountain

Extinct Deep-Sea Volcanoes Are Home To A Range Of Wonderfully Weird Creatures Of The Deep

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Imelda Staunton To Star In Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Imelda Staunton is to appear in Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in London's West End.

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Bird Flu Poses Threat To Penguins - Scientists

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Scientists are warning of new threats to penguins on Antarctica from diseases spread by migratory birds.

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Academies Encouraged To Open Selective Schools

Academy chains are being encouraged to set up selective schools under government plans that include expanding grammar schools in England.

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Turkey's Post-Coup Crackdown Hits 'Gulen Schools' Worldwide

"I think it's really sad and wrong they think we're terrorists, because we're not," says Chilla, a bright and articulate sixth-former at the elite Kharisma Bangsa high school near Jakarta, Indonesia's capital.

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Sir David Attenborough Unveils Portrait In Museum Where He Volunteered

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A portrait of Sir David Attenborough has been unveiled to commemorate his 90th birthday - in a museum where he once volunteered.

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ITV's Victoria To Return For Second Series

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TV drama Victoria is to return for a second series, the broadcaster has confirmed.

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