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Blue Planet: Nuclear mountain in deep time

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A series by UPI exploring the relationship of humans to the environment. This week: Scientists are straining to design a system to safeguard the nation's nuclear waste in a facility that must function perfectly for longer than all of civilization has exis
DAN WHIPPLE

Scientists find old 5-toed tracks on beach

DENVER, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Paleontologists have discovered tracks of five-toed animals that may have been among the first to conquer the land preserved in rock on a Nova Scotia beach.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 19, the 201st day of 2004 with 165 to follow.
By United Press International

Fossil find may be earliest arm bone

PHILADELPHIA, April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists said Friday they found a tiny fossil at a rock outcropping in Pennsylvania that could be the earliest example of an arm bone.

Comet lander named for Rosetta Stone site

PARIS, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Europe's robotic probe, scheduled to land on a comet in 10 years, has been named "Philae" by a 15-year-old girl, BBC News Online reported.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 23, the 357th day of 2003 with eight to follow.
By United Press International

Egypt asks for return of its artworks

CAIRO, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Egypt is set to mark the 100th birthday of its Cairo museum but not before getting some antiquities it says were stolen from the country.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 19, the 200th day of 2003 with 165 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

In 2002, John Walker Lindh, a 20-year-old American seized with the Taliban in Afghanistan, was charged on this date with conspiring to kill U.S. citizens and abetting terrorist groups. He was returned to the United States for trial on Jan. 23 and indicted
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Jan. 13-19.
By United Press International

Feature: Landing on a comet

From the jungles of Kourou, French Guiana, to the surface of a comet -- that is the journey laid out for a robot probe called Rosetta, which scientists hope will be a key to decoding the early solar system.
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Dec. 23, the 357th day of 2002 with eight to follow.
By United Press International

Blue Planet: Words that last forever

Words can burn themselves into the memory with such tenacity they cannot be removed. Images likewise carry the ability to attach themselves to our consciousness. Yet neither can provide a reliable warning to future generations about nuclear waste.
DAN WHIPPLE, UPI Science News

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 19, the 200th day of 2002 with 165 to follow.
By United Press International

Astronomers find baby planet system

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- A small disk of rocky material discovered circling a very young star in the galactic neighborhood may offer an unprecedented opportunity to study the evolution of a solar system similar to our own, astronomers announced Wednesday.
PHIL BERARDELLI, UPI Deputy Science and Technology Editor

Britain's Egyptian treasures visit America

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Americans no longer have to leave the United States to see some of the great art collections of the world, such as the British Museum's holdings of Egyptian ant
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

A Blast From The Past

Today is Jan. 15.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Jan. 14.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Dec. 23, the 357th day of 2001 with eight to follow.
By United Press International
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