Israel says it holds a trove of documents from Iran's secret nuclear weapons archive

  1. Israel says it holds a trove of documents from Iran’s secret nuclear weapons archive  Washington Post
  2. Oil rallies as Israel’s Netanyahu accuses Iran of lying about nuclear program  MarketWatch
  3. Benjamin Netanyahu gives bizarre presentation saying Iran is cheating on nuclear deal  Business Insider
  4. Trump poised to kill Iran deal after Macron’s last-minute mission to America fails  NBCNews.com
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A genealogy site led police to the Golden State Killer. Who else can tap into this DNA 'treasure trove'?

  1. A genealogy site led police to the Golden State Killer. Who else can tap into this DNA ‘treasure trove’?  Chicago Tribune
  2. Cracking the Golden State Killer case: Clever detective work or a violation of privacy?  Los Angeles Times
  3. How genealogical websites helped ID suspected Golden State Killer  89.3 KPCC
  4. How private is your DNA on ancestry websites? East Area Rapist case raises questions  Newsday
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Boy unearths legendary Danish king Bluetooth's trove in Germany

Boy unearths legendary Danish king Bluetooth's trove in GermanyA 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a “significant” treasure trove in Germany which may have belonged to the legendary Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought Christianity to Denmark. Rene Schoen and his student Luca Malaschnitschenko were looking for treasure using metal detectors in January on northern Ruegen island when they chanced upon what they initially thought was a worthless piece of aluminium. But upon closer inspection, they realised that it was a shimmering piece of silver, German media reported. A dig covering 400 square metres (4,300 square feet) that finally started over the weekend by the regional archaeology service has since uncovered a trove believed linked to the Danish king who reigned from around 958 to 986. Braided necklaces, pearls, brooches, a Thor’s hammer, rings and up to 600 chipped coins were found, including more than 100 that date back to Bluetooth’s era. Amateur archaeologist Rene Schoen, left, and 13-year-old student Luca Malaschnichenko at the dig where the coins were found Credit: STEFAN SAUER/ DPA “This trove is the biggest single discovery of Bluetooth coins in the southern Baltic sea region and is therefore of great significance,” lead archaeologist Michael Schirren told national news agency DPA. The oldest coin found in the trove is a Damascus dirham dating to 714 while the most recent is a penny dating to 983. The find suggests that the treasure may have been buried in the late 980s – also the period when Bluetooth was known to have fled to Pomerania where he died in 987. “We have here the rare case of a discovery that appears to corroborate historical sources,” said archaeologist Detlef Jantzen. Bluetooth is credited with unifying Denmark. The Viking-born king also turned his back on old Norse religion and introduced Christianity to the Nordic country. But he was forced to flee to Pomerania after a rebellion led by his son Sven Gabelbart. Bluetooth’s lasting legacy is found today in smartphones and laptops – the wireless Bluetooth technology is named after him, and the symbol is composed of the two Runes spelling out his initials R. B.


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Boy unearths legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

Boy unearths legendary Danish king's trove in GermanyA 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a “significant” treasure trove in Germany which may have belonged to the legendary Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought Christianity to Denmark. Rene Schoen and his student Luca Malaschnitschenko were looking for treasure using metal detectors in January on northern Ruegen island when they chanced upon what they initially thought was a worthless piece of aluminium. A dig covering 400 square metres (4,300 square feet) that finally started over the weekend by the regional archaeology service has since uncovered a trove believed linked to the Danish king who reigned from around 958 to 986.


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Scientists find treasure trove of 110 genes linked to breast cancer

Scientists have linked 110 genes to an increased risk of breast cancer in the most comprehensive study ever to unpick the genetics of the disease. Their study used a pioneering genetic technique to analyse maps of DNA regions linked to an inherited risk of breast cancer and identify the actual genes involved in raising a woman’s risk. Researchers also linked 32 of the new genes to the length of time women survived breast cancer.
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