A long, long time ago in the land of the Pharaohs lived a great prince who was called Amenmesse. His mother had been the wife of the Pharaoh, and her name was Hathor-Mnebty, and she ruled Egypt with great wisdom. When he became a man he married a woman from a distinguished noble family himself, and the two were very happy until after the birth of a son.

Then, as the old custom went, they were both placed in the Temple of Isis for safe-keeping during their son's minority. It was a terrible time for the Pharaoh, and the people of his land began to murmur because they had not a queen; but in that terribly trying time, a sage arose with wisdom that spread calm among them. He spoke an incantation that, it seemed, soothed all who heard it, even though they couldn't understand a word. The incantation, which was divided into fifteen parts, went:

Lynching is now considered a federal hate crime.

Lynching is now a federal hate crime after a century of blocked efforts. After multiple failed attempts across twelve decades, there is now a federal law that designates lynching as a hate crime. In a Tuesday ceremony at the White House, President Biden signed the Emmett Till Antilynching Act into law. CRACKED.COM

NPR 

Handwritten notes from school children are helping shelter dogs find homes.

Kids wrote pleas to help unwanted shelter dogs find homes, and it worked. The class project to help hard-to-place animals get adopted was coordinated by Kensey Jones, a second-grade teacher in Richmond. Jones visited the shelter website and selected 24 animals for her students to advocate for. CRACKED.COM

Washington Post

The Ukrainian soldier that stood up on Snake Island was awarded.

Ukraine gave a medal to the soldier who told a Russian officer to 'go fuck yourself.' Roman Hrybov, a Ukrainian border guard serving on Snake Island, has been released as part of a prisoner exchange and awarded a medal for his services. CRACKED.COM

The Guardian

Modified mosquitoes are being released to stop the spread of disease.

The US will release 2.4 billion genetically modified male mosquitoes to battle deadly diseases. These modified mosquitoes are male, and therefore don't bite. They were developed with a special protein so that when they pair with a female mosquito the only viable offspring they produce are also non-biting males. CRACKED.COM

The Guardian

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Teens are hunting for vaccines to get older residents appointments.

Maryland teens are volunteering as 'vaccine hunters' to help older residents get appointments. NDC 80777-273-15 Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine be Suspension for Intramuscular Injection For use under LOT NO Emergency Use Authorization Multiple-dose vial (maximum 15 doses of 0,5 mL) Montgomery County, Maryland, students have joined their teachers in an effort to ensure that residents most at-risk during the coronavirus pandemic are able to secure their vaccinations. CRACKED.COM

Wtop 

The human genome has finally been entirely mapped.

Scientists have finally mapped the whole human genome. Scientists have finished mapping the entire human genome, about 20 years after most of the map was complete. Eventually, they'd like to sequence people's genes from across the world, in hopes of better understanding the full variation of our genetics. CRACKED.COM

Gizmodo 

The EU is putting a stop to throw-away culture.

The EU will crack down on fast fashion and make phones and furniture more durable and easier to repair. New rules proposed by the EU's executive arm call for a mandatory minimum use of recycled fibers by 2030 and would ban the destruction of many unsold products.The European Union said that it plans to counter the polluting use of mass-market fast fashion. CRACKED.COM

Euro News 

Most Americans support trans rights.

Despite the loudest minority, most Americans support trans rights. Healthcare il alb Healthcare is a Human Nearly three quarters (72%) of a large sample of surveyed American adults indicated their support for trans rights, and believed that trans people should be able to live without violence and discrimination. CRACKED.COM

Them 

A rare rhino was born in captivity.

A super rare Sumatran rhino was born in a captive-breeding center. The new calf is the first child of captive rhino Rosa at the Way Kambas Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, and Andatu, a male who was himself born at the sanctuary in 2012. This new captive birth has rekindled hopes among experts and officials for more newborns in the future. CRACKED.COM

Mongabay 

0% of the world’s electricity in 202 was powered by solar and wind.

The world generated a record 10% of its electricity from wind and solar in 2021. Solar generation rose 23% globally in 2021, while wind supply gained 14% over the same period. Together, both renewable sources accounted for 10.3% of total global electricity generation, up 1% from 2020. CRACKED.COM

CNN  

Michigan salamanders are being given a chance to migrate.

The city of Marquette, Michigan is closing a road nightly to save migrating salamanders. In 2018, a former Northern Michigan University student noticed vehicles were killing hundreds of migrating salamanders. The city first closed the road in 2020, and as a result, had only three confirmed mortalities that year. CRACKED.COM

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NJ is closing its last coal plants.

New Jersey will close its last two coal plants. Governor Phil Murphy called the move a very good step in the right direction as the state continues to shift away from fossil fuels and toward renewable, or greener, energy sources. CRACKED.COM

NJ.com 

Nearly 4 dozen school children were rescued after going missing.

All 42 children who were reported missing on a school trip near the Dead Sea were found. 42 children were reported missing during a school trip in Nahal Og near the Dead Sea. By 11:00 p.m. all of the children, between the 5th and 8th grade, were safely back with the rescuers and given food and blankets. CRACKED.COM

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