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Fine Art and Face Masks: London's Victoria and Albert Museum Reopens

Fine Art and Face Masks: London's Victoria and Albert Museum Reopens

Five thousand years of art and design history will be joined by some more modern items after London’s Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum reopened on Thursday - hand sanitizer dispensers and protective screens. Mask-wearing visitors will be allowed to tour exhibits on two of the museum’s floors, str

SpaceX Completes Test Flight of Mars Rocket Prototype

SpaceX Completes Test Flight of Mars Rocket Prototype

SpaceX on Tuesday successfully completed a flight of less than a minute of the largest prototype ever tested of the future rocket Starship, which the company hopes to use one day to colonize Mars. "Mars is looking real," SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted in response to a fan. The current Starsh

Egypt Invites Musk after 'Aliens Built Pyramids' Tweet

Egypt has invited Elon Musk to visit its famed pyramids after the SpaceX and Tesla founder posted a satirical tweet stating that clearly extra-terrestrials had built the giant monuments. "Aliens built the pyramids obv," Musk had tweeted, picking up on a theme popular with conspiracy theorists and

Honoring Tradition, French Artisans Harvest Salt from the Sea

Honoring Tradition, French Artisans Harvest Salt from the Sea

In the salt marshes of north-west France, Franch Durot, a rake in his hand and a hat to keep off the baking sun, is following in a time-honored tradition, harvesting salt from the sea by hand. It is a craft that has been practiced at Guerande, in the French region of Brittany, for hundreds of yea

Japan's Ninja Arts Hold Key to Survival, Says First Winner of Graduate Degree

Japan's Ninja Arts Hold Key to Survival, Says First Winner of Graduate Degree

The mystique of Japan’s once-feared covert warriors, spread by films and fiction, is embodied today in the world’s first winner of a master’s degree in ninja studies, who also grows his own crops, just as many of his predecessors did. The modern black-clad ninja is Genichi Mitsuhashi, 45, who say

In Milestone Year, A-Bomb Survivor Keeps up Fight for Nuclear Disarmament

In Milestone Year, A-Bomb Survivor Keeps up Fight for Nuclear Disarmament

Terumi Tanaka was 13 when a US warplane dropped a plutonium bomb on the southern Japanese city of Nagasaki, on Aug.

First US Recipient of Partial Face Transplant Dead at 57

First US Recipient of Partial Face Transplant Dead at 57

Connie Culp, the first US recipient of a partial face transplant, has died at age 57, according to Ohio's Cleveland Clinic, where she underwent the delicate operation nearly 12 years ago. The health center listed no cause of death in its tweet on Friday, quoting one of her doctors, Frank Papay, a

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