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X-Rays Open Secrets Of Ancient Scrolls

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:38

Scientists have used a particle accelerator to read ancient scrolls without unrolling them. The breakthrough could potentially be used to decipher hundreds of texts.

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Police Fire Tear Gas On Kenyan Kids Protecting A Soccer Field

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:34

Hundreds of kids in Nairobi protested the loss of their playground to a developer Monday. In the end, the children did what ordinary Kenyans are rarely are able to do: Defend a public space.

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Senator 'Astounded' That Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Poorest Patients

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:34

NPR and ProPublica have been reporting about nonprofit hospitals that seize the wages of lower income patients. Sen. Chuck Grassley says hospitals doing that could be breaking the Affordable Care Act.

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Balfour Beatty profits in £70m hit

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:33
Balfour Beatty says it expects profits for 2014 to be £70m lower at its construction business due to problems with contracts.

Instagram: The 'homeless' chief executive

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:32
Cillin Perera's daily photographic project

Building Sponge City: Redesigning LA For Long-Term Drought

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:32

In Los Angeles, some see drought as a design opportunity. The Arid Lands Institute in Burbank is developing ways to turn the city into a "sponge" in order to take in water and store it for later.

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'Murray-Lendl split was a mistake'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:31
Britain's Andy Murray made a mistake splitting from coach Ivan Lendl, says former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic.

VIDEO: Prince Andrew 'may address sex claims'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:16
The Duke of York is due to make his first public appearance since a US woman alleged she was forced to have sex with him when she was 17.

VIDEO: A rare look inside Britain's memory

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:05
David Sillito visits the British Library's high-tech Newspaper Storage Building in Boston Spa, where over 300 years of papers are archived.

Ukraine bus stop 'shelling kills 13'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 22:56
At least 13 people are killed by shelling at bus stop in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, local authorities say.

Smoke clears on cigarette packaging debate

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 22:51
The BBC's John Donnison in Sydney looks at the impact of Australia's 2012 decision to mandate plain packaging for cigarettes.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 22:39
Chelsea push for Cuadrado and Pogba deals, Henderson and Costa pulled apart, Swansea want Rhodes, plus more.

Royal Mail Christmas parcels up 4%

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 22:30
Royal Mail says it delivered 120 million parcels during December, a rise of 4% on a year earlier.

VIDEO: New Jersey fire visible from New York

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 22:02
Firefighters in the US state of New Jersey have been battling a huge fire that engulfed an apartment block in the city of Edgewater on Wednesday.

Top seeds Serena & Djokovic through

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 21:59
Top seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic reach the third round of the Australian Open with straight-sets wins.

Ministers plan to end right-to-buy

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 21:51
Welsh ministers are planning to end the right of social housing tenants to buy their home, BBC Wales is told.

Alleged murder among prison deaths

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 21:51
An alleged murder was among the 12 deaths in Wales' prisons last year, new figures show.

Spanish group's pledge over factory

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 21:21
The new owners of the former Quinn Glass factory in Derrylin, County Fermanagh, have told management and unions they are committed to the long-term future of the plant.

VIDEO: Tributes to Anne Kirkbride at NTAs

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 21:14
The Coronation Street actor William Roache has paid an emotional tribute to his on screen partner Anne Kirkbride at Wednesday's National Television Awards.

US-led coalition considers IS threat

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 20:55
Senior officials from 21 countries gather in London to discuss global efforts to tackle the militant group Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

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