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  • head Nov 23, 2019

    Egypt Unveils Animal Mummies of Lion Cubs, Crocodiles, Birds

    Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities on Saturday revealed details on recently discovered animal mummies, saying they include two lion cubs as well as several crocodiles, birds and cats. Items from the new find were displayed at a makeshift exhibition at the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, south of Cairo, near where mummies and other artifacts have been found in...

  • Florida Nov 22, 2019

    Scientists Discover Big Storms Can Create ‘Stormquakes'

    Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes — and they’re calling them “stormquakes.” The shaking of the sea floor during hurricanes and nor’easters can rumble like a magnitude 3.5 earthquake and can last for days, according to a study in this week’s journal Geophysical Research Letters.

  • United States Nov 11, 2019

    Google Digitizes Artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st Time

    The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional portraits of the time that focused largely on wealthy men.

  • Attorney Sep 17, 2019

    New Parent Charged in College Admissions Scam, Linked to $400K Bribe

    Another parent has been charged in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. Federal prosecutors say 48-year-old Xiaoning Sui, of Surrey, British Columbia, was arrested in Spain Monday on a charge of fraud and conspiracy. Sui is accused of paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit in 2018.

  • NBC News Jul 21, 2019

    24-Year-Old U.S. Woman and Australian Boyfriend Were on Road Trip in Canada When They Were Killed

    A manhunt is underway in Canada after a 24-year-old American woman and her Australian boyfriend were found dead earlier this week along a remote highway in British Columbia, NBC News reports. The bodies of Chynna Noelle Deese, 24, and Lucas Robertson Fowler, 23, were found just before 7:20 a.m. Monday on Alaska Highway 97 near Liard Hot Springs, a tourist...

  • Egypt Jul 13, 2019

    Egypt Opens 2 Ancient Pyramids for First Time Since 1960s

    Egypt is opening two of its earliest pyramids, located about 25 miles south of the capital Cairo, to visitors for the first time since 1965. Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany also told reporters on Saturday that Egyptian archeologists have uncovered a collection of stone, clay and wooden sarcophagi, some of them with mummies, in the Dahshur royal necropolis. He says archeologists...

  • United States Feb 8, 2019

    6 People Arrested After Largest US-Australian Meth Seizure

    Australian police arrested six people after what authorities said Friday was the largest single seizure of methamphetamine in the United States and the biggest drug haul bound for Australia. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said 1,728 kilograms (3,800 pounds) of the drug were seized mid-January at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex along with smaller amounts of cocaine and heroin....

  • director Jan 3, 2019

    Critically Endangered Puget Sound Orcas Likely to Lose 2 More This Summer, Expert Predicts

    Two more Puget Sound orcas are ailing and probably will be dead by summer, according to an expert on the critically endangered population of killer whales that live in the waters of the Pacific Northwest. Drone photography taken this past September showed the ailing population of orcas known as the southern residents went into the winter thinner than they were...

  • United States Oct 31, 2018

    Halloween Can Be Deadly for Pedestrians, Traffic Study Says

    Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians and children face the greatest danger. Research published Tuesday found a 43 percent higher risk of pedestrian deaths on Halloween night than on other nights near that date. The study was based on four decades of U.S. traffic data, including 608 pedestrian deaths on 42 Halloweens.

  • Egypt Jul 14, 2018

    Archaeologists in Egypt Discover Mummification Workshop

    Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt’s famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. The discovery which includes a mummification workshop and a shaft, used as a communal burial place, is located at the vast Saqqara necropolis part of the Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Memphis,...

  • Los Angeles Jun 7, 2018

    Peacocks Fight Their Own Reflections, Damaging Luxury Cars, in Canadian Suburb

    Feral peacocks in a Canadian city near Vancouver aren’t known to harm humans but video shows them threatening parked luxury vehicles. The peafowl have been troubling Surrey, British Columbia, for some time — the issue of the noisy birds was raised at a local advisory board meeting in January — but the controversy heightened last month when one resident was...

  • Los Angeles Jun 7, 2018

    Peacocks Fight Their Own Reflections, Damaging Luxury Cars, in Canadian Suburb

    Feral peacocks in a Canadian city near Vancouver aren’t known to harm humans but video shows them threatening parked luxury vehicles. The peafowl have been troubling Surrey, British Columbia, for some time — the issue of the noisy birds was raised at a local advisory board meeting in January — but the controversy heightened last month when one resident was...

  • NBC News Apr 21, 2018

    How to See the Shooting Stars of Lyrid Meteor Shower

    If you like shooting stars, you’re in luck. The annual Lyrid meteor shower, which got going this year on April 16, is expected to peak in the early morning on Sunday, April 22, NBC News MACH reported. Your best bet for seeing the action will come after the moon sets at around midnight local time. Find an area far from...

  • Beijing Mar 19, 2018

    Canadian Snowboarder Wins Olympic Bronze After Life-Threatening Wipeout

    Nearly a year ago , Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris broke his arm, pelvis, jaw and ribs after a fall while filming in a remote area of British Columbia. His spleen also ruptured and his lung collapsed....
    And yet there he was in the final of the Pyeongchang Games, right in the mix during a back-and-forth contest won by American teenager Red...

  • Indiana Mar 14, 2018

    Pi Day Spotlights One of Math's Most Seductive Numbers

    It may seem irrational to some, but we celebrate the number pi (π) every year on March 14, since 3/14 represent the first three digits of pi’s decimal expansion. NBC News reports that pi is more than just a good excuse to eat pie in the middle of March. It characterizes the perfect circle in a Platonic world, because it...

  • United States Feb 3, 2018

    Scientists Find Massive Mayan Society Under Guatemala Jungle

    Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defense works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought. The discoveries, which included industrial-sized agricultural fields and irrigation canals, were announced Thursday by an alliance of U.S., European and...

  • California Jan 24, 2018

    Alaska Quake Shows Complexity of Tsunami Warnings

    The powerful earthquake that struck beneath the Gulf of Alaska early Tuesday generated a tsunami, but before gauges could show that it was very small, warnings went out to a vast swath of the state and British Columbia, while a lower-level alert targeted the rest of the West Coast.

  • Germany Jan 19, 2018

    ‘She's Resilient': On 3rd Try, Emily Sweeney Makes Olympics

    Emily Sweeney owns no clothing with the Olympic rings emblazoned on them. She’s refused to wear anything bearing that logo, instead sometimes staring at those who were and wondering if her chance would ever come. At long last, it’s here.

  • Germany Dec 14, 2017

    Holocaust Survivors Worldwide Celebrate Hanukkah

    Hundreds of Holocaust survivors participated in the third candle lighting of Hanukkah in Berlin, Jerusalem and New York on Thursday — part of a tribute to survivors worldwide that was organized by the Jewish Claims Conference. In Berlin, three survivors lit candles after sundown at the city’s Jewish community center, while in Israel some 300 Holocaust survivors attended the candle-lighting...

  • Egypt Dec 2, 2017

    300-Pound Sphinx Unearthed in California

    A 300-pound Sphinx was unearthed in Central California but it’s not from ancient Egypt. This artifact was part of the set of the 1923 classic film “The Ten Commandments,” directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

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