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Shakespeare theatre unearthed in London

LONDON — Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of William Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre, where his play Henry V was first performed, a spokeswoman for the Museum of London told AFP on Wednesday. “We have done what’s called an evaluation and come across the theatre which is absolutely beautifully preserved, better than…

Science fiction legend Ray Bradbury dies at 91

Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, whose dystopian works served as cautionary tales about perilous futures and reflected the anxieties of post-war America, has died at the age of 91. Bradbury’s publisher HarperCollins confirmed his death on Tuesday in Los Angeles after an unspecified “lengthy illness,” as tributes poured in from…

Internet adds trillions of new IP addresses

A new Internet standard giving the global network more room to grow came into effect Wednesday, a move that users probably won’t notice. The switch occurred at 0001 GMT Wednesday, when Internet operators switched to a new standard called IPv6 that allows for trillions of “IP” numbers or addresses, up…

Russian malware hunter warns dangerous cyber attack could be coming

The Russian malware hunter whose firm discovered the Flame virus said Wednesday there could be plenty more malicious code out there, and warned he feared a disastrous cyber attack could be coming. “It’s quite logical that there are new cyber weapons designed, and maybe already computers infected that we don’t…

Bradley Manning seeks dismissal of 10 charges in Wikileaks case

WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning appeared at a military court outside Washington Wednesday for a pretrial hearing at which his lawyers were seeking dismissal of 10 of the 22 counts against him. A frail-looking Manning was seated between two members of his defense team as the hearing got underway after an…

Ugandan farmers fight elephant crop raids with beehive fences

Among the rolling volcanic hills in western Uganda lies Queen Elizabeth National Park, famed for its natural beauty and wildlife. The park’s varied fauna has spawned a productive safari industry. However, more recently, the animals have been destroying, rather than supporting, local people’s livelihoods. “Elephants from the park have raided…

Google warns of state-sponsored hacking

Internet users targeted by state-sponsored hackers are to be alerted under a new system introduced by Google. The search giant has said will warn its Gmail users when it believes they are under attack from state forces. The move is significant as Google’s web services are used by millions of…

Sheryl Crow diagnosed with benign brain tumor

Grammy-winning US singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow has been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor, she said. The country-pop star, who survived breast cancer diagnosed in 2006, said in comments published Tuesday that doctors found the tumor in November, after she had a brain scan because she was concerned about memory loss. “I worried about…

Solar plane lands in Morocco on historic flight

A solar plane made history Tuesday by landing in the Moroccan capital after flying across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain on the world’s first intercontinental flight in a plane powered by the sun. Bertrand Piccard, a 54-year-old Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist, landed Solar Impulse at 11:30 pm (2230 GMT)…

Blood test ‘can save breast cancer patients’ lives’

A simple blood test can save lives by helping doctors swiftly diagnose whether a patient with early breast cancer faces high risk of death or relapse after treatment, specialists said Wednesday. Tumour cells in a blood sample, when taken at an early stage of the disease, are an accurate predictor of a patient’s survival chances, the team…

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