Boeing’s 747, the original jumbo jet, prepares for its final departure

Last 747 freighter delivered to Atlas Air Ends more than five decades of commercial output Nearly bankrupted Boeing before it became a cash cow Easy to fly, says rock star pilot Bruce Dickinson SEATTLE/PARIS, Jan. 29 (Reuters) – Boeing’s (BA.N) 747, the original and arguably most aesthetically pleasing “Jumbo Jet”, revolutionized air travel but saw … Read more

Film academy reviews Oscar campaigns after surprise nomination

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Hollywood’s film academy said on Friday they were reviewing this year’s campaigns for Oscar nominations, a day after a media report raised questions about the surprise kink for British actress Andrea Riseborough. On Tuesday, Riseborough was nominated for best actress for playing an alcoholic single mother in the little-seen … Read more

Archaeologists hail possibly ‘oldest’ mummy ever found in Egypt

CAIRO, Jan. 26 (Reuters) – Egyptologists have discovered a pharaonic tomb near the capital Cairo containing what may be the oldest and “most complete” mummy yet discovered in the country, the excavation team’s leader said on Thursday. The 4,300-year-old mummy was found at the bottom of a 15-meter shaft in a recently uncovered group of … Read more