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Britain shuts down UFO-hunting unit

The British government has shut a unit which has investigated UFO sightings for more than 50 years, judging its resources better spent on more earthly threats, it said Friday.

dateDec 04, 2009 in Other
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The hidden burden of bovine Tuberculosis

Up to 21% of herds clearing restrictions for bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) in Great Britain may be harbouring infection, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology this week. A cross-disciplinary group of exp ...

dateOct 18, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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British interior ministry probes website attack

Britain's Home Office interior ministry said Saturday it was investigating reports that hacking group Anonymous had attacked its website over the government's plans to boost Internet surveillance.

dateApr 08, 2012 in Internet
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British government backs down over database plan

(AP) -- The British government said Monday it wants communications companies to keep records of every phone call, e-mail and Web site visit made in the country. But it has decided not to set up a national database of the ...

dateApr 27, 2009 in Telecom
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