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World’s oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb

Aging usually improves the flavor of cheese, but that’s not why some very old cheese discovered in an Egyptian tomb is drawing attention. Instead, it’s thought to be the most ancient solid cheese ever found, according to a study published in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry. The tomb of Ptahmes, mayor ... Read More »

India surpasses France to become World’s 6th largest economy

India, which has been growing at a rapid pace, has surpassed France to become the sixth largest economy in the world. According to World Bank figures for 2017, the report said: “India’s gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to $2.597 trillion at the end of last year, against $2.582 trillion for ... Read More »

WORLD’S FIRST KNOWN MANTA RAY NURSERY DISCOVERED

Located in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas at US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, the juvenile manta ray habitat is the first of its kind to be described in a scientific study. Joshua Stewart, a PhD candidate at Scripps ... Read More »

World’s oldest Sumatran orangutan, Puan, dies at 62

Puan — Indonesian for “lady” — died at Perth Zoo, where she had lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968. “She did so much for the colony at Perth Zoo and the survival of her species,” said primate supervisor Holly Thompson. “Apart from being the oldest member of our ... Read More »