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'Game Changer': Giant Helium Field Found

A 'globally significant' find that could boost world supply of precious gas

(Newser) - What scientists are calling a "game changer" for society has been discovered deep in Tanzania's Rift Valley: a massive helium gas field with enough of the precious commodity to fill more than 1.2 million MRI scanners, Phys.org reports. Besides the sheer amount of gas, the discovery... More »

Thieves Swipe $3.2M Artifacts From UK Museum

Police arrested three, but yet to recover Chinese artifacts

(Newser) - Two Chinese artifacts with an estimated combined value of $3.2 million have been stolen from a British museum, authorities said yesterday. Two men and a woman from the West Midlands area have been arrested in connection with the Thursday night theft at Durham University's Oriental Museum, but the... More »

Bard-Working Librarians Help Nab Book Thief

Shakespeare folio stolen in England surfaces in Washington

(Newser) - Quick-thinking librarians have helped recover a valuable book of Shakespeare's works stolen from a British university 10 years ago, the Washington Post reports. A man who arrived unannounced at Washington's Folger Shakespeare Library with a copy of the 1623 First Folio set off "alarm bells" with his tale of... More »

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