4,500-yr-old tomb of egyptian foundLondon: A Pharaonic princess' tomb dating from about 2500 BC has been discovered near Cairo, signalling the beginning of a new era in the history of sepulchres in Egypt.
The discovery was made in the Abu Sir region south of Cairo by a team of archaeologists from Czechoslovakia. "We have discovered the antechamber to Princess Shert Nebti's tomb which contains four limestone pillars," Mohamed Ibrahim, Egypt's antiquities minister, said.
The pillars 'have hieroglyphic inscriptions giving the princess's name and her titles, which include 'the daughter of the king Men Salbo and his lover venerated before God the all-powerful', he added. Ibrahim said that the Czech Institute of Egyptology's mission, funded by the Charles University of Prague had made the discovery. PTI
Bedtime stories for your dogsLondon: British scientists claim to have developed the world's first bedtime story for dogs. The free audio book Teddy and Stanley's Tall Tale includes soothing syllables designed to lower stress in canines. Laura Quinn, working with pet behaviourist Karen Wild, spent years analysing speech patterns so they could write a story perfect to calm and relax dogs upset by fireworks. "Dogs understand certain sounds as calming," Wild said. The book tells the story of a towering dog called Stanley and his smaller friend Teddy. PTI
Asteroids brought life to Earth? Washington: Asteroids may have brought life to Earth as scientists claim their collisions with planets can boost the birth and evolution of complex life. A new study proposes that asteroids may have delivered water and organic compounds to the early Earth, Nasa said. Researchers suggest that the size and location of an asteroid belt, shaped by the evolution of the Sun's protoplanetary disk and by the gravitational influence of a nearby giant Jupiter-like planet, may determine whether complex life will evolve on an Earth-like planet. PTI