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Former Egyptian antiquities minister faces questions over theft from pyramid

The world’s most famous contemporary Egyptologist, Zahi Hawass, has been summoned for questioning over claims that he helped three German hobbyists steal rock samples from inside Egypt’s largest pyramid. Hawass denies the charges, saying “there is nothing against me”.<p>In April 2013, the three …

Want to save your favorite film? Here’s how to fix a scratched DVD or CD

So you let your buddy borrow your DVD of <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i> and now it’s scratched — guess they didn’t show Chris Pratt’s epic film the …

New iPhones Selling Faster Than Galaxy Note 4 In Korea

In an interesting turn of events, the WSJ is reporting that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are outselling the Galaxy Note 4 in Korea, a bit of news that should give Samsung pause.<p>Pre-orders for the new phones hit 100,000 on the first day of pre-orders compared to 30,000 units for the Galaxy Note 4. …

How to Criticize Your Kids Without Ruining Their Self-Esteem

The best praise is focused on a child's effort, not the child's traits, as I wrote in "Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Give Up."<p>The same is true of criticism.<p>In one study by Columbia University researchers, kindergarteners were given a scenario: a teacher asks them to create a house out of Legos …

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The Murder of President Lincoln

On the 149th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, read the Sacramento Daily Union’s account of the chaotic, historic night.<p><b>The</b> …