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Archeologists find Neolithic remains in Nile Delta

CAIRO: Archaeologists in Egypt say they have found one of the oldest-known villages in the Nile Delta dating back to the Neolithic era. A joint Egyptian and French mission discovered several storage silos containing large quantities of animal and plant remains, as well as pottery and stone tools, the antiquities ministry said in a statement on Sunday. The ministry said the find indicates that humans inhabited the fertile Tell al-Samara, in the northern province of El-Dakahlia, as early as the fifth millennium BC, far…

Homeowner finds GOLD MINE in his back garden

BRISBANE: A homeowner got the surprise of a lifetime when he discovered a gold mine in his back garden. Anthony Doolin bought the property, in Brisbane, Australia, over three years ago for $1.35million (£754,000). But it wasn't until he went wandering around his 16.5 hectares of land that he made the startling find. And it turns out the estate, which is just 12 miles from the central business district of Brisbane, is home to a number of other mines. They had remained hidden in the hills since the turn of the…

VIDEO: When alligator comes for shopping; sheriffs find it bad idea

An alligator was found hiding underneath a SUV in a parking lot of a supermarket for unknown reason. A Sarasota County Sheriff's office in Florida shared the video of officials capturing the four-foot alligator with the help of a catch pole outside a Winn Dixie store. Read More: 4-foot muscular alligator caught, named after Arnold Schwarzenegger Two brave deputies, Sergeant Mark Tuls and Deputy Lincoln Dilling can be seen in the video pulling the alligator out from under the vehicle using the catch pole. The alligator…

Post-Sundance, female filmmakers find Hollywood dream elusive

LOS ANGELES: Sundance, the premiere US independent film gathering, this week saw a record number of female filmmakers showcased and it has championed women for four decades, but the Hollywood success that so often comes for male directors has proven elusive. A study published this month by University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative analyzed 1,100 Hollywood films from 2007 to 2017 and found that out of 1,223 directors, women accounted for only 4 percent of honorees. In contrast, women made up 37…

PM directs to find permanent solution to circular debt issue

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday directed an overhaul of the power transmission, distribution and recovery process of the distribution companies to cut down inefficiencies and to find a permanent solution to the issue of circular debt. He was chairing a meeting in Islamabad to review issues related to furnace oil, petroleum and circular debt. The meeting also reviewed availability and consumption of gas by the power sector. The prime minister directed for constitution of a high level committee…

Saudi Arabian police find body of kidnapped judge

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian police have recovered the body of a kidnapped pro-government judge after a shootout in which a policeman and a suspected militant were killed, the interior ministry said Monday. The remains of Judge Mohammed al-Jirani were found on a farm in the town of Awamiya in the kingdom’s Eastern Province, which has been a hotbed of protests for years. The raid took place last Tuesday and subsequent DNA tests confirmed that a body recovered was that of Sheikh Jirani, a ministry spokesperson told the official…

Scientists find protein that regulates skin cancer spread

PARIS: Scientists have pinpointed a cancer protein which controls the disease's spread from the skin to other organs, and proposed Wednesday that blocking it may be an effective treatment. Working with mice genetically engineered to develop human skin cancers, the team discovered that the protein plays a key role promoting -- or inhibiting -- metastasis, the spread of cancer from one area or organ to another. Dubbed MIDKINE, the protein is secreted by melanomas -- the most serious type of skin cancer -- before…

Scientists find common antibiotic could prevent or treat PTSD

LONDON: A common antibiotic called doxycycline can disrupt the formation of negative thoughts and fears in the brain and may prove useful in treating or preventing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research by British and Swiss scientists. In a specially designed trial involving 76 healthy volunteers who were given either the drug or a placebo dummy pill, those who were on doxycycline had a 60 percent lower fear response than those who were not. Scientists said the antibiotic works in this way because…

Here is how you can find who unfriended you on Facebook

Since 13 years more than one billion people have joined Facebook. This social media service has deeply impacted relationships, transformed businesses and changed the way we communicate. It connects you with people you know and whom you do not. You have a limit of 5,000 friends, which is a fair large number. Sometimes this gives you anxiety when somebody unfriends you as questions start racing in your mind whether something went wrong between you or what. While there is a possibility that he or she might have just…