New research on ibis mummies

Cats, crocodiles, mice, mongooses, and millions of ibis birds all underwent mummification. Archaeologists are having a look at why Ancient Egyptians may have engaged in the practice.

Some tea bags shed plastic fragments into brew

Some tea bags may be releasing plastic particles into brewed tea that make their way into the environment with potential consequences to marine life. Health consequences to humans are reported as unlikely but also unknown.