Egypt using infrared scans to see if Queen Nefertiti is buried near King Tut

Egypt using infrared scans to see if Queen Nefertiti is buried near King Tut

Agence France-Presse Infra-red scanning of King Tutankhamun’s tomb could support a British archeologist’s theory that Queen Nefertiti — or another ancient Egyptian royal — is also buried there, Egypt’s antiquities minister said Thursday. Archaeologists have never discovered the mummy of the legendary beauty, but renowned British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves said in a recent study that

New ad accuses Repub David Vitter of skipping vote honoring veterans for ‘prostitute’s call’

New ad accuses Repub David Vitter of skipping vote honoring veterans for ‘prostitute’s call’

Arturo Garcia Louisiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards’ latest campaign ad attacks incumbent Sen. David Vitter over his connection to the “D.C. Madam” controversy, NPR reported. “The choice for governor couldn’t be more clear,” the ad states. “John Bel Edwards, who answered his country’s call and served as a ranger in the 82nd Airborne

Monsanto tells Mexican honey farmers: Don’t blame our soya seeds for your crop issues

Monsanto tells Mexican honey farmers: Don’t blame our soya seeds for your crop issues

Reuters Monsanto Co on Friday denied that plantings of its genetically modified soybeans have impacted bees, led to deforestation or caused damage to the honey production industry in two Mexican states. Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a move to allow the planting of genetically modified soya seeds in the southern Mexican states of Campeche

Martin O’Malley comes out swinging against Sanders and Clinton’s progressive bonafides

Martin O’Malley comes out swinging against Sanders and Clinton’s progressive bonafides

Arturo Garcia Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley attempted to cast himself on Friday as the only real Democrat running for the party’s presidential nomination during a forum hosted by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, as O’Malley sniped at both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Maddow noted that President Barack Obama had announced earlier in the day that

Bernie Sanders rips Clinton: Don’t just ‘talk the talk’ on fixing ‘corrupt’ campaign finance system

Bernie Sanders rips Clinton: Don’t just ‘talk the talk’ on fixing ‘corrupt’ campaign finance system

Arturo Garcia Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) accused Hillary Clinton on Friday of lacking substance when she criticizes what he called the country’s “corrupt” campaign finance system during a Democratic presidential candidate forum. “I don’t think it’s good enough just to talk the talk on campaign finance reform,” Sanders told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “You’ve gotta

‘Finish what Katrina started’: Univ. of Alabama ‘appalled’ after fans display vile taunt

‘Finish what Katrina started’: Univ. of Alabama ‘appalled’ after fans display vile taunt

Arturo Garcia Officials at the University of Alabama quickly criticized would-be football fans on Friday after they used Hurricane Katrina to taunt their upcoming opponents, AL.com reported. “UA is appalled that anyone would display a banner with such an inappropriate and offensive statement,” the university said in a statement on the school’s Twitter account. “It’s

Here are 7 times John Oliver perfectly captured what’s wrong with America — and triggered reform

Here are 7 times John Oliver perfectly captured what’s wrong with America — and triggered reform

Adam Johnson, AlterNet John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” is far and away the most refreshing thing on late-night TV. While other shows center around round-table chats and celebrity interviews, Oliver uses his massive platform to highlight overlooked but important political issues. Recently, he told CBS that his focus was “absurd public policies.” By highlighting the absurdities of American institutions,

Former KKK leader: Release of Klan membership names by Anonymous had ‘no impact at all’

Former KKK leader: Release of Klan membership names by Anonymous had ‘no impact at all’

International Business Times

‘They’ve Had No Impact Whatsoever’

David Duke, perhaps the world’s most well-known former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, called this week’s release of names purported to be members of the infamous hate group an “enormous failure” because the Klan is “irrelevant these days.” He’s not even remotely convinced that Anonymous — the shadowy group of so-called “hacktivists” responsible for…