Scientists have created the first full-sized digital model of the Titanic. The project is the largest underwater scan ever made. The model will allow scientists to study the Titanic in ways that were never possible before.
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On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper made a cell phone call while walking down the sidewalks of New York. These days, that wouldn't be unusual. At the time, it was amazing. It was the first call ever made with a handheld cell phone.
Scientists have used clever methods to discover a hidden corridor (hallway) inside the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. The 30-foot (9-meter) long corridor could lead to new discoveries about the pyramid.
In 1547, the King of Spain sent a coded letter to his ambassador in France. Now, after nearly 500 years, researchers have finally cracked the code and can read the letter. It turns out that the king was worried someone might be trying to kill him.
Last week, a wildfire tore through a large area of Rapa Nui National Park on Chile's Easter Island. The fire caused serious damage to several of the large, ancient stone statues that the island is famous for.
This weekend, England will celebrate the "Platinum Jubilee" of Queen Elizabeth II, an event marking the queen's 70 years on the throne. The country has planned a huge celebration that will run from Thursday to Sunday.
Several candidates are running in next Monday's election for president of the Philippines. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is currently leading the race. That has some people worried, since Mr. Marcos's father was a brutal dictator in the Philippines for 20 years.
Two missing notebooks belonging to the scientist Charles Darwin were secretly returned to the Cambridge University Library recently. The stolen notebooks, which had been missing for over 20 years, were returned in good condition.
Over a hundred years after it sank near Antarctica, the ship of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton has been found. The ship, called 'Endurance', sank after it got trapped in the ice in the Weddell Sea in 1915. Now it has been found using underwater robots.
On Sunday, the French territory of New Caledonia voted to decide if it should become independent. Over 96% of the voters chose to remain with France. But many people protested by refusing to vote. The strong split between the two sides leaves the future uncertain.
In today's news roundup, Barbados elects its first president ever, a computer attack hits gas stations across Iran, and Japan's Princess Mako gives up being a princess to marry her college sweetheart.