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Rock hyrax’s dried urine left climate scientists a 55,000-year environmental trail

The dried urine of the African and Asiatic mammal is helping to reveal key markers in the planet’s environmental past Scientists have devised an unusual method for investigating past climate changes – by digging into ancient layers of dried urine left by the rock hyrax. The hyrax (Procavia capensis) is…

Obama calls for U.S. manufacturing revival

US President Barack Obama called on Saturday for quick congressional action designed to grow the US economy, create jobs and making America a magnet for manufacturing. “After shedding jobs for more than 10 years, our manufacturers have added about 500,000 jobs over the past three,” Obama said in his weekly…

Mystery of Henri IV’s missing head divides France

Book claiming mummified skull found in the attic of a retired tax collector is that of ‘good king’ Henri IV provokes fierce debate Richard III may have had an ignominious resting place under a Leicester car park, but spare a thought for Henri IV. First the French monarch was disinterred…

Fracking is the only way to achieve Obama climate change goals, says senior administration scientist

Boosting natural gas production could provide a ‘bridge fuel’ and cut carbon emissions America will only achieve the ambitious climate change goals outlined by President Barack Obama last week by encouraging wide-scale fracking for natural gas over the next few years. That is the advice of one of the nation’s…

NASA: Jupiter’s moon Europa ‘most promising’ place to sustain life

US astronomers looking for life in the solar system believe that Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, which has an ocean, is much more promising than desert-covered Mars, which is currently the focus of the US government’s attention. “Europa is the most likely place in our solar system beyond…

Pistorius ‘numb with shock’ and ‘grief’: uncle

Oscar Pistorius’s uncle on Saturday said the jailed track star was “numb with shock” and grief following the death of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom the sprinter has denied murdering. Giving the strongest indication yet that the athlete plans to plead not guilty to shooting the 29-year-old blonde model,…

Vatican’s chief exorcist thanks the Pope

The Vatican’s chief exorcist has thanked Pope Benedict XVI for opening the way to exorcisms, not only for those possessed by the devil but also those tormented by him. “Benedict held an audience with exorcists from all over the world and welcomed us with words of great, great encouragement,” Gabriel…

Bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic may not be harmful, says Dept. of Energy toxicologist

A total of 150 scientific studies have shown that bisphenol A (BPA), a controversial component of plastic bottles and canned food linings, may be used in quantities too small to negatively affect human health. The analysis, presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting here by…

Divers scour lake for fragments after meteor injures 1,200 in Russia’s Urals

Divers scoured the bottom of a Russian lake on Saturday for fragments of a meteorite that plunged to Earth in a blinding fireball whose shockwaves injured 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes. The 10-tonnes meteor streaked across the sky in the Urals region on Friday morning just as the…

Anonymous gift of $250,000 in gold arrives in wrecked Japanese seaport ahead of tsunami anniversary

A Japanese city devastated by the 2011 tsunami has received anonymous gifts of gold worth more than $250,000 in a phenomenon dubbed a “goodwill gold rush” ahead of the second anniversary of the disaster. The president of the company which operates the port in the northeastern city of Ishinomaki last…

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