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Phew! Truck-sized Asteroid Misses Earth

Phew! Truck-sized Asteroid Misses Earth

A truck-sized asteroid that suddenly loomed out of the darkness a few days ago -- with the Earth in its sights -- sailed harmlessly past us on Thursday, space scientists said. Despite what we've seen in movies like "Armageddon," no global mission to blow it up or knock it off course with nuclear

Egypt Unveils Tombs, Sarcophagus in New Excavation

Egypt Unveils Tombs, Sarcophagus in New Excavation

Egypt on Thursday unveiled dozens of new archaeological discoveries, including two ancient tombs, at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside of the capital Cairo. The artifacts, unearthed during a year-long excavation, were found beneath an ancient stone enclosure near the Saqqara pyramids and date b

‘Great Secret of Barsim’ Represents Saudi Arabia in Alexandria Short Film Festival

The Saudi short film “Great Secret of Barsim” is partaking in the 9th edition of the Alexandria Short Film Festival between 16 and 21 February. The “Great Secret of Barsim” is directed and written by Sultan Rabih, starred by Yassine Ghazzawi and Majed al-Turki, and cinematographed by Abdelhamid K

Britain Urges Parties, Volunteering to Accompany Coronation

Britain Urges Parties, Volunteering to Accompany Coronation

Buckingham Palace plans a weekend of community events and voluntarism to mark the coronation of King Charles III, looking to highlight the monarchy’s links to the nation when Britain crowns a new sovereign for the first time in 70 years.

Study: Light Pollution Increases Rapidly

Study: Light Pollution Increases Rapidly

Light pollution is growing rapidly and in some places the number of stars visible to the naked eye in the night sky is being reduced by more than half in less than 20 years, according to a study released in the journal “Science”. The researchers said the increase in light pollution that they foun

Decoding Brain Waves Helps Identify Music, New Study Suggests

Decoding Brain Waves Helps Identify Music, New Study Suggests

A new technique created by researchers at the University of Essex for monitoring brain waves can identify the music someone is hearing.

Sonia Beiruti Dies Aged 89

Sonia Beiruti Dies Aged 89

Lebanese media figure Sonia Beiruti passed away quietly on January 16 at the age of 89, after she spent her last days with her eldest son, Antoine, who embraced her with his wife and children, offering her a last refuge. She gave up on hosting many years ago, and rarely answered phone calls.

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