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Philadelphia Eagles' Jason Kelce gives emotional Super Bowl speech

Philadelphia Eagles' Jason Kelce gives emotional Super Bowl speech

Sports
Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Veteran Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce gave a very emotional speech after winning Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots.Kelce, 30, joined the Eagles in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He has started every game on the Eagles' offensive line for the last three seasons. He talked about his road into the NFL and eventually winning the big game, while battling back a stream of tears.Before this postseason, the Eagles were 0-1 in the playoffs during Kelce's career."It's hard to put into words," Kelce said after the game. "The last two weeks after we won, I found myself in the shower crying, dreaming of this moment.""You work so hard your whole life to get here. Everything culminates and I can't help but think back to a quote my grandfather gave me from Ca...
Ancient DNA gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans

Ancient DNA gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans

Technology
DNA from an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago is giving scientists the best look yet at the genetics of the ancestors of today's native peoples of the Americas. Decoding the infant's complete set of DNA let researchers estimate the timing of key events in the ancestral history of today's Native Americans and indigenous peoples of Canada and Central and South America. Expert said that while the new work doesn't radically change the outlines of what scientists have thought, it provides more detail and better evidence than what was available before. The infant girl was buried about 50 miles southeast of Fairbanks, and her remains are the earliest known in the far north of North America, said anthropologist Ben Potter of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He reports the analysi...
Woman gives birth to daughter who spent 24 years as frozen embryo

Woman gives birth to daughter who spent 24 years as frozen embryo

Health
Benjamin and Tina Gibson were blessed on Nov. 25 with their "sweet miracle:" Baby Emma Wren, weighing in at 6 lbs., 8 oz., and 20 inches long, the National Embryo Donation Center announced Thursday. But what makes Emma a "miracle" child? Having been cryopreserved for twenty-four and a half years, she's the longest known frozen human embryo to result in a successful birth. The Gibsons, who live in East Tennessee, were't immediately sold on the concept of embryo options, they told ABC News. About a year and a half afo, the couple was at Tina’s father’s home, dropping off their dog before heading off on vacation, when her father told them he had watched a TV news report about embryos, having been aware of the couple's desire for children. Ben and Tina thought it was an interesting concept
Sea reptile fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans

Sea reptile fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans

Science
A new fossil is shedding light on the murky past of the sea reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.With tiny heads on long necks and four pointed flippers, plesiosaurs have been likened to Scotland's mythical Loch Ness monster.The German discovery proves that these sea creatures were alive more than 200 million years ago during the Triassic.The fossilised bones give clues to how the animal survived a mass extinction that wiped out most living things.''We now have the proof that this extremely successful group of marine reptiles already existed during Triassic times,'' said paleontologist Martin Sander of the University of Bonn, who examined the fossil with colleague, Tanja Wintrich. ''This had been suspected for over 150 years, but it took a surprisingly long time for the hard evi...
New evidence gives weight to rumors Pablo Neruda was murdered

New evidence gives weight to rumors Pablo Neruda was murdered

World
Oct. 22 (UPI) -- An international panel of forensic experts has determined that Nobel Laureate Chilean poet Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer in 1973 like official accounts concluded and new evidence gives credibility to longstanding rumors that he was poisoned.Neruda, one of Chile's most famous sons and a close friend of socialist president Salvador Allende, as well as a diplomat and senator of the country's communist party at that time, died two weeks after Allende was ousted and killed during a U.S.-backed military coup. The official cause of death was cancer cachexia, but there had always been rumors that Neruda's death was caused by more nefarious means.Those whispers gained greater volume last week when an expert panel analyzed some remains of Neruda and determined cancer cachexia c...