January 29, 2020

Takabuti mummy may have been killed in violent knife attack

The University of Manchester(DUBLIN) -- A team of experts believe they have solved a nearly 200-year-old mystery of how a famous Egyptian mummy came to die: They believe she was stabbed in the back. The 2,600-year-old mummy of a young woman, known as Takabuti, is on display at Belfast's Ulster Museum in Northern Ireland, where it was brought from Egypt in the mid-19th Century. Until now, experts had been unable to say how Takabuti died, but a new study by a group of U.K. and Irish-based aca..
January 29, 2020

Australian army soldiers cuddle, feed koalas rescued from bushfires

9th Brigade Australian Army via Facebook(CRAFERS, Australia) -- Soldiers with the Australian army came to the rescue of several hungry koalas saved from the bushfires ravaging the country. Several servicemen and women were seen cuddling the koalas -- swaddled in blankets -- during feeding time at the Cleland Wildlife Park in Crafers, South Australia, in a photo posted to Instagram by the army on Tuesday. The soldiers appeared attentive and content as they tended to their new furry friends. The a..
January 29, 2020

Pentagon now says 50 service members suffered brain injuries from Iran attack

Ivan Cholakov/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon now says 50 American military service members suffered traumatic brain injuries following Iran’s Jan. 8 missile attack on a base in western Iraq that was housing the U.S. military personnel. Initially the Pentagon said there were no injuries in the missile attack, but as more symptoms were diagnosed, the number was updated to 11, then 34 and now 50. Officials have acknowledged that it can take time for the concussion-like symptoms to present thems..
January 29, 2020

US chartered evacuation flight depart Wuhan coronavirus zone for California with staff, some citizens

mrtom-uk/iStock(WUHAN, China) -- The U.S. government's chartered flight out of Wuhan, China -- the city at the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak -- departed Tuesday, with private U.S. citizens and staff from the American consulate general and their families. The evacuation flight, with over 200 people aboard, will end up in Ontario, California, according to a State Department spokesperson, just outside of Los Angeles. All travelers aboard the plane were screened for symptoms at the a..