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How scientists virtually unwrapped an ancient, burned scroll and read the words inside

Sometimes science seems like science, and sometimes it seems like magic. This week, computer scientists at the University of Kentucky, Lexington described how they virtually unfurled a charred and crushed biblical scroll dating back nearly 2000 years. Thanks to their work, scholars are now able to...
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