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Oldest Torah Scroll Found

Researcher in Bologna, Italy, finds it in university library

(Newser) - An Italian researcher has found what is believed to be the oldest scroll from Judaism's most important text, and he didn't have far to look. The professor at the University of Bologna found the 850-year-old Torah scroll in the school library, where it had been mistakenly labeled a... More »

Death Toll in Italy Quake Hits 15

About 14,000 now homeless after pair of earthquakes

(Newser) - A second earthquake within 10 days jolted northern Italy this morning, a 5.8 tremor that killed at least 15 people and injured another 200. The quake hit at 9am local time, again just north of the city of Bologna, reports the AP ; a 6.0 temblor on May 20... More »

6 Dead in Italian Earthquake

Strongest quake to hit Italy in 3 years damages buildings, injures many

(Newser) - A 6.0 earthquake in northern Italy early today has killed at least six people and injured 50, reports CNN . The earthquake occurred at 4am local time, about 22 miles north of Bologna, and sent thousands of people fleeing into the streets for safety. Serious damage was reported to many... More »

Latest Bust at US Border: 385 Pounds of Bologna

Officers seize illegal bologna at New Mexico crossing

(Newser) - It wasn't drugs or human trafficking but illegal bologna that caught the attention of border agents at a New Mexico port of entry. US Customs and Border Protection officers in Santa Teresa seized 385 pounds of the Mexican contraband meat from behind the seat of a pickup that stopped... More »

Scientists Show How We Remember Dreams

But they're still not sure about the 'why' part

(Newser) - From the scariest nightmares to the most bizarre fantasies, some dreams are remembered forever, and a team of Italian scientists knows how. Researchers at L'Aquila and Bologna universities have determined that it's all about the theta waves. If those slow electrical oscillations are present in the cerebral cortex... More »

Fear Saved Helicopter Mom

(Newser) - An Italian mom too frightened to take a helicopter tour of Manhattan saved her life—but lost most of her family as the copter collided with a plane over the Hudson River, reports the New York Daily News. Silvia Rigamonti got cold feet at the last minute. The tour was... More »

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