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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A pharmaceutical company executive defended his company's recent 400% drug price increase, telling the Financial Times that his company had a "moral requirement to sell the product at the highest price." The head of the US Food and Drug Administration blasted the executive in a response on Twitter. read more


Monday, July 02, 2018

France's most famous gangster on Sunday made a spectacular jailbreak with the help of three heavily-armed accomplices who landed in his jail in a helicopter and flew out with him on board. Redoine Faid was being visited by his brother in Réau prison in the Paris region when the men burst into the room on Sunday morning and extracted him. A third man waited in the helicopter in the prison courtyard to watch over the pilot, a flying instructor whose aircraft the men hijacked in a nearby airfield and whom they forced to take part in the dramatic operation


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In 1988, scientists carried out carbon-14 dating of the delicate linen cloth and concluded that the material was made some time between 1260 and 1390. Their study prompted the then archbishop of Turin, where the Shroud is stored, to admit that the garment was a hoax.

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They're taking some liberties on saying "archbishop of Turin, where the Shroud is stored, to admit that the garment was a hoax".

From a 1988 article:

"'These test do not close the book on the shroud,' said Cardinal Ballestrero, who is Archbishop of Turin. "This is but another chapter in the shroud's story, or as some would say, in the mystery of the should.'"

www.nytimes.com

Yes, he says it's not authentic but he was also the one to announce the results of the carbon dating. But say it act like it was a hoax that church knew about for centuries is just false.

"But Luigi Gonella, the archbishop's scientific adviser, bristled at suggestions the shroud is a forgery. "A forgery is for the specific purpose of deceiving people. It could be possible, but there is no proof," Gonella said. "This could be a medieval icon. We don't even know how it was made.""

articles.latimes.com

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