Archive - Aug 5, 2010 - Story

Galileo's fingers on display in Florence

Two of Galileo's fingers were discovered during rennovations at the Museo Galileo in Florence, Italy. The remains are currently on display along with Galileo's famous telescope.

Brave belly dancer "had the bigger knife"

When a would-be robber tried to steal the purse of Yuma, Arizona belly dance instructor Zarmineh Moody, he got a big surprise: her 25-inch Turkish scimitar trumped his knife.

Woruldhord Project launched at Oxford

Dr Stuart Lee and the Oxford University Faculty of English have announced the launch of the Woruldhord Project "to create a comprehensive online archive of written, visual and audio-visual material related to Old English and the Anglo-Saxon period."