close Video King Tutankhamun may have been a boy soldier Stunning new research claims King Tutankhamun may have been a boy soldier, challenging the theory that the King was a weak and sickly youth before his mysterious death at around 18 years of age. King Tutankhamun may have been a boy soldier, stunning new research claims, challenging the theory that the King was a weak and sickly youth before his mysterious death at around 18 years of age. Analysis of leather armor found in the boy king’s tomb could indicate that he even may have seen battle, according to a documentary that aired recently on Channel 5 in the U.K. Experts used specialized photography to identify signs of wear and tear on the 3,000-year-old armor. “It was possible to see abrasion along the edges of the leather scales, meaning that the armor had seen considerable use. That suggests that Tutankhamun had worn it, and that perhaps he had even seen battle,” said Lucy Skinner, an expert on … [Read more...] about King Tutankhamun bombshell? Mysterious pharaoh may have been a boy soldier
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By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) Happy Saturday! SPRING AHEAD tonight, to get a jump on March Madness SELECTION SUNDAY.Story Continued Below BREAKING – “Rubio wavers on supporting Trump as GOP nominee,” by Eli Stokols in Largo, Fla.: “‘I don’t know,’ Rubio said [this morning], pausing in despair, after being asked directly if he stands by his pledge to support Trump if he’s the party’s nominee. ... ‘I still at this moment intend to support the Republican nominee, but … it’s getting harder every day.’ ... [Rubio] blamed Trump for language that he says is fostering a climate that has the country ‘careening toward chaos and anarchy.’ ‘We settle our differences in this country at the ballot box, not with guns or bayonets or violence.’” http://politi.co/22bdM21 COURT PICK COULD COME NEXT WEEK -- WashPost p. A7, … [Read more...] about TRUMP: ‘I represent a large group of people that have anger’ — OBAMA FRAMES iPhone compromise — 3 FINALISTS for Court — B’DAY: Mitt Romney, Jake Tapper
The British press and social media have been transfixed by a mystery dubbed #tunagate -- what on earth is that creepy, black-eyed creature discovered in a can of tuna? Now scientists say they think they know the answer -- but they don't all agree. The saga began last month when a woman named Zoe Butler of Nottingham, England, opened a can of tuna for lunch and spotted the critter staring back at her. She tweeted a picture of it to local newspapers, asking them to help launch an investigation. The Nottingham Post reports she also reached out to the manufacturer, Princes. "We were contacted by Mrs Butler and immediately responded to apologise," the company said. "We are arranging for her to send us the product so that we can look into this matter fully." Now the results are in. The company says the creature was determined to be a Megalopa -- a very small, immature crab, the Post reported Friday. The company said it poses no food safety risk. However, The Telegraph enlisted experts from … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Mysterious creature in can of tuna may have been identified
VAN HORN, Texas -- A Texas sheriff who was among the first people to reach two badly injured U.S. Border Patrol agents said he thinks they may have been sideswiped accidentally by a tractor-trailer, not attacked, as President Trump and some others have suggested. The injured agents were found the night of Nov. 18 along a culvert next to Interstate 10 near Van Horn, which is about 110 miles southeast of El Paso and about 30 miles from the border with Mexico. Agent Rogelio Martinez succumbed to traumatic head injuries and broken bones. His partner, who has not been identified, was seriously injured and hospitalized for several days. The agent has no memory of what happened that night. Culberson County Sheriff Oscar Carrillo said he thinks a tractor-trailer may have accidentally sideswiped the pair, The Dallas Morning News reported. I-10 is a heavily traveled route for truck drivers and accidents regularly occur, some due to wind drafts and others from drivers overcorrecting after … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Border Patrol agents may have been sideswiped in deadly incident, sheriff says
(CBS News) A British team believes it has solved a mystery that has endured since ancient Egyptian times: What killed King Tutankhamen? King Tut's mummy burial chamber was discovered virtually intact back in 1922 by Egyptologist Howard Carter, and more than 80 years later people are still flocking to see the contents of the tomb. However, the mystery of how he died has yet to be solved. Researchers can tell by the king's death mask that he was a very young king. He was only 19 years old when he died. After Carter discovered Tutankhamen's tomb and its contents back in 1922, they took the mummy out of its wrappings and examined, inspected and even scraped for DNA. Now, with all that data and supported by modern science, Chris Naunton and his colleagues decided to go back and take a fresh look at Carter's original notes, which he'd never followed up. "He was absolutely meticulous in observing tiny details, but, as I say, just the quantity of the material defeated him," said Naunton. For … [Read more...] about King Tut’s death may have been “a fairly undignified end,” researcher says
(CBS News) The F-22 Raptor is America's most advanced fighter plane. It ought to be: Each one costs $143 million. However, for months something mysterious has been happening to F-22 pilots in flight, putting them in jeopardy. The F-22 is on a very short leash. After first being grounded, the world's most sophisticated and expensive jet fighter is flying again, but limited to flights within 30 minutes of a landing field. The reason: A mysterious problem that without warning has caused pilots to suffer hypoxia - become disoriented from lack of oxygen. Over the past 10 months, says Col. Kevin Robbins, commander of the First Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, there have been 11 incidents of hypoxia. Another case of F-22 oxygen problems reportedAir Force confident answer near in F-22 mysteryAir Force confirms air supply problems for F-22 jets "No one has gotten to the point where they're completely, where they're delirious. They're still able to function, still able to … [Read more...] about Has the F-22 oxygen problem been solved?
The hiding spots for the particles making up dark matter are narrowing, and the answer to this cosmic mystery could come within the next three or four years, scientists say. Dark matter is an elusive substance that is invisible and almost never detected, except by its gravitational pull. Yet astronomers say it likely makes up a quarter of the entire universe and dwarfs the amount of normal matter (galaxies, stars and planets) out there in space. Just last week, particle physics discovery from the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland cast doubt on a theory called supersymmetry, which predicts the existence of particles that are among the leading candidates for dark matter. That finding limited the types of supersymmetric particles that can exist, but didn't take the supersymmetry explanation off the table completely. And supersymmetric particles are just one of a number of theorized particles that might account for dark matter. Searches for these and other undiscovered particles have … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Dark matter mystery may soon be solved
By Chris Bell 11:00AM GMT 25 Nov 2013 One evening in January last year, Joel Eriksson, a 34-year-old computer analyst from Uppsala in Sweden, was trawling the web, looking for distraction, when he came across a message on an internet forum. The message was in stark white type, against a black background. “Hello,” it said. “We are looking for highly intelligent individuals. To find them, we have devised a test. There is a message hidden in this image. Find it, and it will lead you on the road to finding us. We look forward to meeting the few that will make it all the way through. Good luck.” The message was signed: "3301”. A self-confessed IT security "freak” and a skilled cryptographer, Eriksson’s interest was immediately piqued. This was – he knew – an example of digital steganography: the concealment of secret information within a digital file. Most often seen in conjunction with image files, a recipient who can work out … [Read more...] about The internet mystery that has the world baffled
Tech & Science amelia earhart Forensic Science A forensic anthropologist is claiming bones found on an island in the South Pacific likely belong to Amelia Earhart. The results, published in Forensic Anthropology, were first announced in February; the University of Tennessee, Knoxville issued a new press release on Wednesday. The scientist, Richard Jantz, used photographs and measurements taken by seamstresses along with a software program called Fordisc to come to his conclusion; Jantz is the director emeritus of the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Center. The length of the arm and leg bones are more similar to Earhart’s than they are to 99 percent of 2,776 others used as references, as are other measurements that show the woman to whom the bones belonged may have had a physique like Earhart’s. This “strongly supports” the conclusion that the bones are Amelia Earhart’s, Jantz wrote in the paper. See all of the best … [Read more...] about A scientist is 99 percent certain Amelia Earhart’s bones have been found
The United States announced Friday that it's permanently removing 60 percent of its diplomats from Cuba after unexplained illnesses linked to mysterious "sonic attacks" in Havana harmed at least 24 Americans. Computer scientists at the University of Michigan, however, say they may have solved the mystery behind the strange sounds that caused a variety of medical disorders, the Miami Herald reported. RELATED: Report details harm to Cuba diplomats but offers no cause Two sources of ultrasound - such as listening devices - could generate interference and provoke the intense sounds described by the victims when they're placed too close together, according to the university's Security and Privacy Research Group. The sonic occurence "may not have been done intentionally to harm diplomats," according to the scientists' study, which was first reported by the Daily Beast. The State Department ordered non-essential embassy personnel and the families of all staff … [Read more...] about NEW: Have scientists solved mysterious ‘sonic attacks’ in Cuba?