Researchers are reporting that the dry conditions of Israel’s Timna Valley have preserved structures that date back to the time of King Solomon. Archaeologists from Tel Aviv University believe the 3,000-year-old materials may have once been a part of a fortified gatehouse, and might give insight to the culture of that time.
An Indian court has sentenced 39 people accused of sex trafficking to ten years in prison. The convictions, including traffickers, pimps, and brothel owners, is a rare occurrence in a country where about 60 percent of trafficking cases do not end in conviction.
Two surface-to-air missile launchers have been deployed by the North Dakota Army National Guard to surveil protesters near a disputed Dakota Access Pipeline construction site. Activists at the site have posted video and photos of Avenger missile systems spotted on January 16.
A team of scientists led by Dr. Joshua Schiffman has successfully synthesized an elephant protein that, in the lab, fights cancer with outstanding effectiveness.
South Korean researchers are looking into advanced transport technology to create a capsule that moves at 80 percent of the speed of sound, twice as fast as existing ground-transportation technology.
Activists protesting Vice President-Elect Michael Pence's stance on gay rights organized a massive dance party in front of his Washington, DC house. Hundreds marched to the Friendship Heights district to peacefully send off Pence from his mansion, since on January 20 he'll be moving to the official VP residency at the National Naval Observatory.
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