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‘Cursed’ British Ship Found after 90 Years

‘Cursed’ British Ship Found after 90 Years

Nine decades ago, the British ship "The Manasoo" sank in Canada’s Lake Huron. Although many of its passengers survived, it was considered cursed.

Saudi Surgeon Heads Int’l Cancer Research Committee

Saudi Surgeon Heads Int’l Cancer Research Committee

The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer has appointed Saudi Arabia’s Dr.

In Iraq, an Ancient Board Game Is Making a Comeback

After rolling pyramid-shaped dice, Iraqi Kurdish artisan Hoshmand Muwafaq shifted his pebble around an ornate board, his handmade recreation of one of the Middle East's oldest and most popular games. Originating nearly 5,000 years ago in what would become Iraq, the Royal Game of Ur mysteriously d

Palestine Tomb Reveals Earliest Known Use of Vanilla

Palestine Tomb Reveals Earliest Known Use of Vanilla

Scientists have found the earliest known use of vanilla in a tomb in Palestine that is around 3,600 years old, contradicting the belief that the world's second most expensive spice was first used in Mexico around 1,000 years ago. Jugs found in a Bronze Age site in Megiddo have two major chemicals

Star Wars' Producer Calls for New Voice that 'Brings World Back to its Senses'

Star Wars' Producer Calls for New Voice that 'Brings World Back to its Senses'

Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy has accepted a lifetime achievement award from the organizers of the Oscars. She said she hoped it would open the door for new voices in the movie industry that “might bring the world back to its senses." Honored with her producer husband Frank Marshall, Ken

Bruce Lee's House in Hong Kong to be Turned into Center for Chinese Studies

Bruce Lee's House in Hong Kong to be Turned into Center for Chinese Studies

The former Hong Kong mansion of Kung fu legend Bruce Lee will become a center for Chinese studies next year to offer courses on Mandarin and music. The South China Morning Post cited the sole trustee of the charitable trust which owns it (that was founded by late billionaire philanthropist Yu Pan

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