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New date set for end of life on Earth -- in 2 billion years

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, July 2 (UPI) -- Scientists have set a new date for the end of the world, when all animals and plants will vanish from Earth -- but it'll take another 2 billion years.
Researchers suggest new technique for ailing planet-hunting telescope

Researchers suggest new technique for ailing planet-hunting telescope

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, June 19 (UPI) -- The mission of the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope, ended by mechanical ills, could resume using different search techniques, a Scottish researcher says.
Social norms -- 'When in Rome, do as the Romans do' -- not just human

Social norms -- 'When in Rome, do as the Romans do' -- not just human

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, April 25 (UPI) -- Adopting the behavior of others when on their home territory is not just a human attribute, British scientists say, but has been observed in non-human primates.
Whales share knowledge and learn from others much as humans do

Whales share knowledge and learn from others much as humans do

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, April 25 (UPI) -- Humpback whales are able to learn from each other, passing on hunting techniques in much the same way humans share knowledge, British researcher say.

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Dolphin calls may give language clues

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Dolphins mimic calls of those they share a social bond with, findings that could give insights into human language and communication, British researchers say.

U.K archbishop says BBC is 'biased'

LONDON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The most senior Roman Catholic clergyman in Britain says the BBC is biased against "Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular."

U.S. students heading overseas for college

FIFE, Scotland, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- St. Andrews, the Scottish university attended by Britain's Prince William, reports it has 1,230 Americans this year among its 7,200 students.

Sandelin a co-leader at St. Andrews

FIFE, Scotland, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Despite shooting only even-par 72, Jarmo Sandelin pulled into a tie with Martin Kaymer Saturday for the third-round lead of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Markus Brier on top at Scotland golf event

FIFE, Scotland, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Markus Brier shot 2-under-par 70 Friday and grabbed a 1-stroke lead midway through the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Fife, Scotland.

Dougherty captures Dunhill title

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Nick Dougherty closed with a 1-under-par 71 Sunday to win the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews, Scotland.

O'Malley ties Carnoustie course record

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Peter O’Malley tied the Carnoustie course record with a 64 Friday and tied for the lead halfway through the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

Scotland's St. Andrews hosts women's golf

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The venerable Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, a male bastion for years, is hosting this week's Ricoh Women's British Open. USA Today says Annika Sorenstam, playing as a teenager in an amateur event 20 years ago, still remembers the sign that told her

Harrington wins at St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Ireland's Padraig Harrington Sunday shot a closing 4-under 68 to win the European Tour's Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews, Scotland.

Like humans, dolphins name each other

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, May 7 (UPI) -- Researchers in Scotland have found that dolphins share the human ability to recognize themselves and other members of their species as individuals.

British Open back at St. Andrews in 2010

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, April 20 (UPI) -- The British Open will celebrate its 150th birthday in 2010 at the place where it all began, the Old Course at St. Andrews.

Scottish university honors Michael Douglas

FIFE, Scotland, April 19 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas has been chosen to receive an honorary degree from Scotland's St. Andrews university.

Tiger Woods favored at St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, July 13 (UPI) -- Masters champion Tiger Woods headlines a field of big-name players Thursday at the start of the 133rd British Open golf tournament at St. Andrews, Scotland.

Seve Ballesteros out of British Open

SURREY, England, June 30 (UPI) -- Three-time winner Seve Ballesteros has withdrawn from the British Open golf tournament.

Nicklaus to retire after British Open

LONDON, May 16 (UPI) -- Jack Nicklaus indicated again Monday he will end his competitive golf playing career after this year's British Open at St. Andrews.

St. Andrews rejects Nicklaus honor

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, May 4 (UPI) -- St. Andrews, Scotland, snubbed Jack Nicklaus by failing to make him an honorary citizen of the city where he will play what may be his last golf tournament.

Bob Dylan earns 2nd honorary degree

LONDON, June 16 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Bob Dylan has been chosen to receive an honorary degree from Britain's St. Andrews University, Sky News reported Wednesday.

Harrington, Romero share Dunhill lead

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Padraig Harrington suffered a double bogey at the notorious 17th hole at St Andrews Saturday to fall back into a tie for the lead with Eduardo Romero after thre

British Open Champions

GULLANE, Scotland, July 21 (UPI) -- Winners of the British Open:

St. Andrews gets 2005 British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Old Course at St. Andrews, where Tiger Woods completed the career grand slam two years ago, was awarded the 2005 British Open Tuesday.
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