Egypt says archaeologists have discovered three sunken shipwrecks dating back more than 2,000 years to Roman times off the coast of the city of Alexandria. Tuesday's statement from Mostafa Waziri, the head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the discovery was made in collaboration with the European Institute of Underwater Archaeology. Waziri says the archeologists also uncovered a head sculpture carved in crystal and three gold coins dating back to Rome's first emperor, Augustus. Parts of large wooden planks and archaeological remains of pottery vessels were also found, which could have been part of the ships' cargo. The discoveries were made in Alexandria's Abu Qir Bay. Separately from
If you’re hoping to snag a good travel deal during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales weekend, you’re in luck. Many travel sites are already teasing deep discounts on travel packages, flights, hotels and more. The experts at DealNews say the biggest
Trump said the designation as a state sponsor of terror was long overdue, and he promised a new wave of sanctions as part of a “maximum pressure campaign” over North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons that could soon pose a direct threat to the U.S. mainland. North Korea will join Iran, Sudan and Syria on the blacklist. The North had been designated for two decades until 2008 when it was removed in a bid to salvage international talks aimed at halting its nuclear efforts.
After the Fall of Saigon and coming to the U.S., Lien Pham's journey included a full-time job sewing while she went to trade school one night a week. These days, she can be found at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she's worked for
As the gift-giving holidays creep up at the end of the year, so do the lists of “the best,” “the hottest” and “the must-have” toys that “will be on every kid’s list.” But according to whom? Turns out, no method is the same ― there’s no “hottest” toy committee ― when it comes to choosing the toys that will bring the most holiday cheer. Read below to learn how four companies come up with their annual holiday toy lists.
Harbor seals, sea lions and some fish-eating killer whales have been rebounding along the Northeast Pacific Ocean in recent decades. But that boom has come with a trade-off: They're devouring more of the salmon prized by a unique but fragile population of endangered orcas. Competition with other marine mammals for the same food may be a bigger problem than fishing, at least in recent years, for southern resident killer whales that spend time in Washington state's Puget Sound, a new study suggests. Researchers used models to estimate that from 1975 to 2015, marine mammals along the U.S. West Coast ate dramatically more chinook salmon - from 6,100 metric tons to 15,200 metric tons, according to
On Monday, Fox News tweeted something that questions whether or not the Apollo 17 moon landing was faked. “You be the judge: Skeptics say picture debunks moon landing,” the outlet tweeted out with a story on a new conspiracy theory. The conspiracy theory in question — which, of course, Fox is quick to dismiss early on in the piece — involves a YouTube video that allegedly “proves” NASA’s 1972 mission to the moon is fake.
If you thought Black Friday was reserved for laptop deals, discount Apple products and clothing sales, think again.Subscription boxes are gifts that (literally) keep on giving, so make the holidays easier on yourself by putting the planning, curating
When astronomers using the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii spotted a mysterious object dashing through our solar system on Oct. 19, they immediately knew it was something special. Traveling at high speed and originating from interstellar space, this object was originally thought to be an ancient comet, but observations revealed it was, in fact, an asteroid from another star system. "For decades we’ve theorized that such interstellar objects are out there, and now — for the first time — we have direct evidence they exist," Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate at the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C., said in a statement. [Solar System Explained
The EU's top court on Monday warned Poland's rightwing government to "immediately" stop logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests or face fines of up to 100,000 euros ($118,000) a day. The case is the latest in a string of issues causing tension between Warsaw and Brussels, which has watched the Polish administration's recent judicial reforms with alarm. "Poland must immediately cease its active forest management operations in the Bialowieza Forest, except in exceptional cases where they are strictly necessary to ensure public safety," said the European Court of Justice.
There is little that is undisputed about the Kate Steinle case, beyond the crucial fact that she was killed on July 1, 2015, by a bullet that struck her on a picturesque San Francisco pier. On Monday, lawyers started making their closing arguments in a murder case that became a flash point in the 2016 election, because the man accused of killing 32-year-old Steinle, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, is an undocumented immigrant.
“My decision to resign is voluntary on my part and arises from my concern for the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and my desire for a smooth, non-violent transfer of power,” said Mugabe in his letter which was read out in parliament, sparking cheers and dancing. Cars began honking horns and people cheered in the streets, as the news spread like wildfire across the capital, Harare. Mugabe, who had been the world’s oldest head of state at 93, said that proper procedures should be followed to install new leadership.
The red planet might not actually have liquid water on its surface as scientists previously reported.
Think outside of big-box retailers this Black Friday.This year, Etsy launched its first-ever Cyber Week Sale. Kicking off Nov. 20, the sale features price drops on all kinds of handmade, one-of-a-kind goods on everything from home decor, jewelry and accessories
Producer Brian Grazer said Carrey's makeup, which special effects makeup artist Rick Baker worked on, became to excruciating at one point that Carrey almost wanted to quit.
For anyone unfamiliar, here’s the deal: An open relationship is one in which both partners agree to a non-monogamous arrangement. In my case, [being in an open relationship] strengthened my relationship because I felt like I could talk to Han about anything.
Is there a giant iceberg heading for the coast of Newfoundland right now? Cargo ships, oil tankers, and cruise ships enter and leave the island’s ports every day, and at any moment an iceberg from Greenland can drift into the same waters. Being able to predict when those icebergs will appear is so valuable that the Centre for Cold Ocean Resource Engineering (C-CORE) and Norwegian energy company Statoil are offering a $50,000 prize to anyone who can invent a better way to spot them in satellite images.
More powerful earthquakes could rock the globe in 2018 because of infinitesimal changes in the speed of the Earth’s rotation, scientists warn. Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado and Rebecca Bendick of the University of Montana say that historical data since 1900 clearly reveal a “strong” link between major global earthquake activity and a slight slowing of the Earth’s rotation for five or six years. That has occurred approximately every 32 years. If that pattern continues, the number of powerful quakes in the coming year could triple, according to the researchers.
"Probes of radioactive aerosols from monitoring stations Argayash and Novogorny were found to contain radioisotope Ru-106" between September 25 and October 1, the Rosgidromet service said. The highest concentration was registered at the station in Argayash, a village in the Chelyabinsk region in the southern Urals, which had "extremely high pollution" of Ru-106, exceeding natural background pollution by 986 times, the service said. The isotope was then detected in Tatarstan and then in southern Russia, eventually reaching "all European countries starting in Italy and toward the north of Europe" from September 29, Rosgidromet said.
The government claims that consumer cable bills will rise if the merger goes through, saying the deal would “substantially lessen competition, resulting in higher prices and less innovation for millions of Americans.” AT&T would be able charge rival distributors such as cable companies “hundreds of millions of dollars more per year” for Time Warner’s networks, the Department of Justice charged in a press release. The government also said the combined company would use its power to slow the TV industry’s shift to new ways of watching video online. The government’s objections to the deal have surprised many on Wall Street.
Another woman has come forward to accuse Sen. Al Franken of touching her inappropriately, less than a week after Senate leaders called for an ethics investigation into a claim that the Minnesota Democrat groped and kissed a woman in 2006. In an interview with CNN, Lindsay Menz said that Franken “put his hand full-fledged on my rear” when the two took a photo together at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair. Unlike the previous incident involving talk radio host Leeann Tweeden, this was alleged to have occurred while Franken was in office.
A NASA astronaut's wristwatch worn aboard the first Apollo mission in 1968 has been returned to the Smithsonian, nearly three decades after it was stolen from a museum in Ecuador. The Omega Speedmaster Professional chronograph, which astronaut Donn Eisele was issued to wear on board the Apollo 7 mission into Earth orbit, is now back in the custody of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. The watch was recovered with the help of space history enthusiasts, who provided the authorities with information about the chronograph's status and location. Disclosure: As detailed below, collectSPACE editor Robert Pearlman was among the individuals who provided information that led to the watch
British businesses are being snubbed for high-profile and lucrative space contracts run through the European Space Agency because of Brexit – even though the organisation is not an European Union body. MPs on the Business Select Committee heard how the UK aerospace sector is missing out on work because of Britain’s decision to quit the EU. Giving evidence on Brexit’s impact on Britain’s £13bn-a-year aerospace industry, Simon Henley, president-elect of the Royal Aeronautical Society, said UK companies were losing out.
Waste coffee grounds will be powering some of London's buses from Monday on, according to tech firm bio-bean, and petrol giant Shell. The biofuel contains coffee oil, extracted from waste coffee grounds. The company takes some of these used coffee grounds from high street chains and factories, drying and processing them before oil can be extracted.