Ancient sphinx sculpture with head of a ram discovered at 3,000-year-old abandoned workshop in Egypt

Archaeologists have discovered the 3,000-year-old remains of an Egyptian carving workshop containing several unfinished sculptures, including a ram-headed sphinx chiseled from sandstone. The ancient workshop is thought to date back to the 18th Dynasty, during the reign of Amenhotep III – King Tut’s grandfather. The Swedish-Egyptian team behind the discovery also found hundreds of hieroglyphic … Read more

Dipping below the surface at the Burj Al Arab to discover the luxury hotel’s TURTLE hospital 

Most visitors to the United Arab Emirates go to enjoy the glitzy hotels, round-the-year sun and glamorous nightlife. But only yards away from the holidaymakers, there is a major campaign in progress to try and protect one of the planet’s most endangered marine species. At the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel, with its iconic sail-shaped … Read more

A review of the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem just a short walk from the most revered sites on earth 

Holiness is perhaps an under-rated quality in a hotel. What with the worldly trappings of room service, valet parking and chocolates on pillows – not to mention the Satanic temptation of mini-bars – they are normally unabashed temples of fleshly delights. The Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem, however, is different. Don’t get me wrong: as a … Read more

How to explore Lisbon on a shoestring budget

Lisbon is one of the coolest and most exciting capitals in Europe. And there’s so much to see and do from monuments and museums to quirky places to eat and stay. Here are some tips on how to make the most of a budget-friendly city break… WHERE TO STAY  Casa do Barao, Bairro Alto Snazzy: … Read more

Britain at its best: Raise a wee dram to the Isle of Islay

The Isle of Islay is closer to the ‘island of Ireland’ (as politicians call it when squabbling over the EU ‘backstop’) than it is to Scotland’s big cities. Out there, in other words. And yet for a first-timer it seems like a microcosm of Scotland as a whole, with its mountains, heathered moorland, grazing sheep, … Read more

Amazon unveils ‘Scout’ delivery bot set to roam the streets of Washington to deliver packages

Amazon unveils ‘Scout’ delivery bot set to roam the streets of Seattle to deliver packages The bright blue battery-powered robots can deliver packages autonomously Six Scout robots are being used in an area of Snohomish County, Washington They roll along at a ‘walking pace’ and avoid humans and pets on the sidewalk By Annie Palmer … Read more

McLaren reveal futuristic race car for 2050 featuring AI co-pilot and self-healing tyres

McLaren have given fans their take on what the future looks like as they presented a futuristic race car that can take to the tracks in 2050.  McLaren Applied Technologies, the sister company of the Formula One team, worked extensively gathering opinions from fans of the sport and now present the 2050: the MCLExtreme which features … Read more

Octopus perfectly camouflaged as a rock suddenly swims away from diver in a cloud of ink 

Incredible moment an octopus perfectly camouflaged as a rock suddenly swims away from diver in a cloud of ink Footage of the octopus was captured by a diver as he swam in the French Riviera Diver swims through seaweed before focusing camera on ragged mass of rock  Octopus bursts off the rock and swims off into hiding … Read more

Skincredible! Researchers create a electronic bandage that helps wounds heal FOUR TIMES faster

Skincredible! Researchers create an electronic bandage that helps wounds heal FOUR TIMES faster E-band was wrapped around the chests of rats with a cut on their backs When they breathed, a positively and negatively charged layer rubbed together  Generated an electric field that encouraged the influx of skin-healing cells   By Alexandra Thompson Senior Health Reporter … Read more