Evidence of flu in bats is found

Scientists find a flu virus in bats

For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an international outpost in Guatemala, and researchers collected more than 300 bats there in 2009 and 2010. The research was mainly focused on rabies, but the scientists also checked specimens for other germs and stumbled upon the new virus, according to research posted online Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Wiki-leaker is a Nobel nominee

The Nobel Peace Prize jury has received 231 nominations for this year's award, a spokesman said Monday. Names put forward this year include Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private charged with the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history, Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Being nominated doesn't say anything about a candidate's chances.

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