King Tut's Tomb Hidden Chamber a Near Certainty November 29, 2015 After just three days of using modern noninvasive technology, Egypt’s government has said that it is almost certain that a hidden chamber will be found behind the tomb of the legendary boy king Tutankhamen. Mamdouh el-Damati, Egypt’s antiquities minister, made the announcement after high-resolution images turned up straight lines in the walls of King Tut’s tomb.
Recycle That Gum – No, Really November 29, 2015 Gumdrop Limited have unveiled gumdrop-shaped receptacles for used chewing gum, complete with signs encouraging the practice. Most modern chewing gums are made of synthetic rubber or a similar product and so do not degrade easily. The company vows to empty the receptacles as often as needed, process the contents at special recycling centers in and around London, and use the result to make things, among them more used-gum receptacles.
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THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
Rosa Parks Jailed
A long, arduous journey can start with a small step. It can also start with someone refusing to get up. The latter was the case with Rosa Parks, who was jailed on Dec. 1, 1955, for refusing to move to the back of the bus to make way for a white man in Montgomery, Ala. She was fined and put in jail for disobeying the discrimintory law about race separation on the city's buses. The publicity surrounding her arrest added fuel to the drive for civil rights in America.