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  • Untouched remains were buried among the kings of Egypt

    For researchers in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, finding an untouched tomb is an exciting prospect, but finding one that became the final resting place of an ancient superstar is downright amazing. Swiss archaeologists recently stumbled upon the pristine remains of what they are calling the "Lady Gaga" of ancient Egypt: a singer for a revered deity who was buried some 3,000 years ago.

    Her name was Nehmes Bastet and she served Amun-Ra, the deity often referred to as the "God of Gods." Amun-Ra was the Sun God of ancient Egypt, and therefore held the greatest importance of all the culture's icons. Amon's status within Egyptian lore would have meant an official position as his performer carried a lot of weight.

    It's unclear exactly what purpose she served as a singer, but she likely played a role in many of the large-scale events held in honor of Amun-Ra, which may have heightened her celebrity. She is believe to be the daughter of the High Priest of Amon, making her the perfect candidate

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  • Each Black Astrum business card will have a carat's worth of diamonds

    If you think metallic business cards are posh, then you've never seen these ultra-fancy cards by Black Astrum before. Meant for the same people who can afford insanely expensive wedding rings from space, these cards are decked out in real diamonds, with each card boasting around a carat's worth of stones. Handing them out essentially means giving money away, but if you can afford getting them instead of your average cards in the first place, we're guessing you won't mind too much.

    Diamond-based design company, Black Astrum, will customize the card based on your preferences, so exact prices vary. You can lessen — or add more — diamonds on the Swiss-made cast acrylic base covered with scratch and chemical resistant coating. So far, though, the average selling price is a mind-boggling $1,500 for each card. A full pack that contains as much as 30 cards would then be worth a small fortune — unless you're the type who can rent a whole plane, and treat $45,000 as chump change.


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  • Faced with immense pressure from the Jobs family, Chinese company In Icons cancels production

    From the time Chinese company In Icons announced its alarmingly realistic Steve Jobs doll, we knew it was a lawsuit waiting to happen. The inevitable threats of legal action claiming violation against a law called Right of Publicity began a few days later. Even so, In Icons owner Tandy Cheung fully intended to continue, boldly declaring that he won't stop production no matter what Apple does. Bad news for those who already pre-ordered their action figures, though: Cheung decided not to release them after all, due to immense pressure from Apple and the Jobs family.

    In a statement published on the In Icons website, Cheung writes, "Though we still believe that we have not overstepped any legal boundaries, we have decided to completely stop the offer, production, and sale of the Steve Jobs figurine out of our heartfelt sensitivity to the feelings of the Jobs family." Cheung also mentions that his company will fully refund customers who've already paid for the $99 figure.

    As if looking

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  • Jon Stewart mocks Hillary Clinton's Iowa trip: 'Willary or Won'tary'
    Jon Stewart mocks Hillary Clinton's Iowa trip: 'Willary or Won'tary'

    On Tuesday's "Daily Show," host Jon Stewart skewered Hillary Clinton's return to Iowa, her first since her defeat in the Iowa caucus during the 2008 presidential campaign.

  • Iran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq
    Iran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate.

  • Sen. Boxer SHOCKED Kerry Withstood Angry Criticism In ISIS Hearing
    Sen. Boxer SHOCKED Kerry Withstood Angry Criticism In ISIS Hearing

    California Sen. Barbara Boxer was absolutely shocked Wednesday that senators would aim angry comments at Secretary of State John Kerry, while he was testifying before committee about the U.S. strategy for dealing with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

  • Some Delta pilots get offer early-retirement offer

    Delta Air Lines Inc. is offering early-retirement incentives to pilots including those who fly the Boeing 747 as it prepares to ground four of the jumbo jets later this year. Delta said Wednesday that ...

  • Historic 'Ghost Ships' Discovered Near Golden Gate Bridge
    Historic 'Ghost Ships' Discovered Near Golden Gate Bridge

    The waters just west of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge hide a graveyard of sunken ships. By some estimates, there are 300 wrecks in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area alone. Marine archaeologists and researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have set out to document those lost vessels. "We're looking at an area that was a funnel to the busiest and most important American port on the Pacific Coast," said James Delgado, director of Maritime Heritage for the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. The wrecks in the Gulf of the Farallones span a huge chunk of history, from 1595 to the present.

  • Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California
    Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California

    Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity, authorities said. The day-old blaze, one of about a dozen major fires raging across the drought-parched state, prompted authorities to order the evacuation of about 1,000 households in and around the Northern California town of Weed, which has a population of about 3,000. ...

  • Tycoon's arrest sends shock wave through Russia
    Tycoon's arrest sends shock wave through Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — The arrest of a Russian telecoms and oil tycoon has sent shock waves through the country's business community, with some fearing a return to the dark days of a decade ago, when the Kremlin asserted its power by imprisoning the country's then-richest man and expropriating his companies.

  • Australian leader warns of planned random attack
    Australian leader warns of planned random attack

    Australian police detained 15 people on Thursday in a major counterterrorism operation, saying intelligence indicated a random, violent attack was being planned on Australian soil.

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