In Brief – October 2021

Golden-tongued mummies A team of Egyptian-Dominican archaeologists have unearthed 2,000-year-old mummies with golden tongues placed inside their mouths. The 16 mummies were discovered at Alexandria’s Taposiris Magna temple in Northern Egypt, buried in rock-cut tombs popular in the Greek and Roman eras.

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In Brief – August 2021

Michelangelo’s fingerprints? Museum experts at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum have discovered fingerprints on a 500-year-old waxwork, titled A Slave. They believe that the prints pressed into the material belong to Michelangelo, the Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance. The statue was part of his preparations for Pope

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In Brief – July 2021

Acid attack survivors distribute food Sheroes Hangout Café, run by acid attack survivors in Agra, opened its doors to the poor and needy during the lockdown under the Smile Goal Hai campaign. Supported by Chhanv Foundation, the cafe carried out food distribution drives across

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In Brief – April 2021

41-year-old sues parents for financial support Faiz Siddiqui (41), a jobless man, has sued his parents to force them to pay him maintenance for life. A trained lawyer with a degree from Oxford University, Siddiqui said that he is completely dependent on his

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In Brief – December 2020

Indian-American teen develops potential Covid drugAnika Chebrolu, a 14-year-old from Texas, won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her work on developing a molecule that can bind to a certain protein of the coronavirus and prevent it from functioning. The Indian-American teenager

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