Nuclear power, St. Paul's supposed bones


Wind and solar power get a lot of attention when the future of energy comes up for discussion. But are there any plans to generate more power by building new nuclear plants?

Curiosity about nuclear power inspired one of the questions in this edition of "Ask AP," a weekly Q&A column where AP journalists respond to readers' questions about the news.

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Concerning the carbon dating of the supposed bones of St. Paul from a sarcophagus in Rome:

Since St. Paul was supposedly beheaded and there are bone fragments from his head thought to be in the church of St. John Lataran, are there any plans by the Vatican to do DNA testing on those fragments to see if they match up with the bones in the sarcophagus?