Science

Rock with hieroglyphic writing found in Sohag

Ancient Egyptian antiquities
19 Jan 2017
A guard at the Abydos archaeological site in Sohag discovered on Thursday a rock with hieroglyphic writing on it.  Archaeologists found that the piece is an original relic. Sohag Security Chief Mostafa Moqbel was notified by police of...
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'Tipping points' keep Climate Change scientists bedeviled

19 Jan 2017
Of the many things keeping climate scientists awake at night, tipping points may be the scariest. You can't see them on the horizon, and yet could easily cross one without noticing. "There are points-of-no-return where, for...
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World Tourism Organization awards young Egyptian expert for e-marketing breakthrough

19 Jan 2017
The United Nations World Tourism Organization granted young Egyptian tourism expert Mohamed Youssef its most prestigious award for 2016 for his contributions to the development of the tourism industry, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram...
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Tourist attractions revenues decline from US$220 mn to US$38 mn: minister

An Ancient Egyptian mummy displayed at World Museum Liverpool Egypt galleries, captured by James Maloney
18 Jan 2017
Revenues from historical tourist attractions decreased to US$38 million in 2015, compared to US$220 million in 2010, Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany announced in a statement Tuesday. The number of tourists who visited Egypt in 2010...
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Zebra shark stuns scientists by giving birth without male

Zebra shark stuns scientists by giving birth without male (CNN/TOURISM AND EVENTS QUEENLAND).
17 Jan 2017
A female zebra shark in an Australian aquarium has astounded scientists by producing live offspring asexually, three years after being separated from her long-term mate. While scientists have previously observed "virgin births"...
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Drug-resistant superbugs more widespread than previously known

© AFP/File | Close-up shows a strain of listeria bacteria in the laboratory of departmental analysis of the Channel in St Lo, western France on May 10, 2000
 
 
 
17 Jan 2017
When an illness-causing bug won't disappear with the usual drugs, patients are given last-resort antibiotics such as carbapenem. Still, some "nightmare bacteria" continue to thrive even when given the strongest medicines...
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Seniors with memory problems may struggle with driving

A Strong Bond Between Seniors And Their Dogs Boosts Health
 
14 Jan 2017
Seniors with memory problems and related attention and decision-making issues may struggle with driving tasks, according to a Canadian study.   Not all patients with mild cognitive impairment, the early stage of memory loss, have...
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Here’s a life-like robot you can chat with

Isn't she lovely? Humanoid robot Jia Jia looks strikingly real. Photos: AFP
 
 
 
14 Jan 2017
“Jia Jia” can hold a simple conversation and make specific facial expressions when asked, and her creator believes the eerily life-like robot heralds a future of cyborg labour in China.   Billed as China’s first...
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Children born of mums who took antacids likely to show asthma symptoms

A woman holds her stomach at the last stages of her pregnancy in Bordeaux April 28, 2010.
 
14 Jan 2017
Children of women who take heartburn medicine during pregnancy are a third more likely to develop asthma, according to a study published recently.   However, it remains unclear whether the medication itself, or some other factor, is...
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Twelve Pharaonic cemeteries discovered in Aswan mountain

Twelve cemeteries were discovered in Gabal al-Silsila mountain, Aswan.
 
13 Jan 2017
Twelve new cemeteries were discovered in Gabal al-Silsila, Aswan, dating back to the New Kingdom, under the Pharaonic kings Thutmose III and Amenhotep II. The announcement was made on Wednesday by Mahmoud Afify, Chairman of the Egyptian...
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