Jan. 13th, 2010

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Appeal to keep Anglo-Saxon gold hoard in West Midlands
"Historian Dr David Starkey has launched a cash campaign to keep the largest-ever hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold in the region in which it was unearthed. The appeal, launched at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, aims to raise £3.3m to buy the Staffordshire Hoard which was discovered last July."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8455189.stm

Snow tips North East Air Museum Vulcan bomber skyward
"The weight of snow on a museum's prized Cold War bomber has left it seemingly frozen at take-off. The Avro Vulcan B2 was found tipped backwards at the North East Air Museum in Sunderland."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wear/8455110.stm

Melbourne suffers hottest night as Australia swelters
"Melbourne has suffered its hottest night since 1902 as a heat wave grips southern Australia. While much of the northern hemisphere is suffering from unusually cold conditions, night-time temperatures in Melbourne have reached 34C (93F)."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8453744.stm

ETA: Puffins' winter odyssey revealed
"Puffins from the North Sea's largest breeding colony venture much further afield during the winter than previously thought, a study has shown. More than 75% of the seabirds fitted with "geolocator" tags headed for the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean, rather than staying in the North Sea."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8452423.stm

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