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Egyptian Archaeologists Find Goldsmith’s 3,500-Year-Old Tomb

The chamber also contained pottery, wooden funerary masks and ushabti figurines, which are small blue, black or white statues that ancient Egyptians placed in tombs to serve the dead in the afterlife.PhotoThe discovery was a relatively modest one, but Egyptian officials announced the find with great fanfare in a bid to help revitalize tourism.Credit Khaled Desouki/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images It also included a burial shaft that had three mummies with skulls were expos...

Wild Dogs Sneeze When They are Ready to Hunt

They were studying the dogs where they live in Botswana to see how they decide to go on a hunt. Like most carnivores, the wild dogs sleep a lot. But at some point one of the pack will start what is called a rally, getting all the other members excited and milling around as if they want to play. More Reporting on Dogs Sometimes the rallies are successful, and off the pack goes. Sometimes the pack members lie down and go back to sleep. Neil R. Jordan of the University of New So...

Seven Girls Killed in Fire at Kenya High School

PhotoA police officer comforted a woman at a high school in Nairobi where seven girls died on Saturday.Credit Baz Ratner/Reuters NAIROBI, Kenya — Seven girls died early Saturday when a fire gutted their dormitory at a high school in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, the country’s education minister said.The cause of the fire was not immediately known, the minister, Fred Matiangi, said. Moi Girls High School will be closed for two weeks for an investigation.“At 2 a.m., our matron came...

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