Hear and Now: An Awesome Dagger, a Crazy Idea and Some Ancient Computers

Allison Loudermilk

Hear and Now: An Awesome Dagger, a Crazy Idea and Some Ancient Computers HowStuffWorks
Hear and Now: An Awesome Dagger, a Crazy Idea and Some Ancient Computers HowStuffWorks

Welcome to the eighth episode of the HowStuffWorks Now podcast. This is starting to feel legit! 

Here's the scoop on the podcast if you haven't listened to it yet: Each week we cover three news stories that we thought you'd want to know about, with Lauren Vogelbaum acting as your podcast host. Sometimes she scripts and shoots the video, too, as she did this week for the segment on Jeff Bezos. 

Speaking of which, if you're a space junkie, you've been following all the leaps and bounds that the private space industry has been making lately. Jeff Bezos, all-around business magnate and Blue Origin founder, set the bar ever higher when he said that he'd like to see Earthlings move their heavy industry to space. Here's that interview, and here's the video that we shot about it.

If only the U.S. government could be so forward-thinking. Jonathan Strickland alerted us to a May 2016 report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office that found that several federal agencies are depending on outdated or obsolete technology. Which agencies exactly? Try the Department of Defense and the Treasury Department for starters.

Everyone's favorite boy-king grabbed some more headlines, too, as Holly Frey and many others reported on the finding that King Tutankhamun's dagger was made from meteoric iron. That conclusive evidence came about courtesy of a joint effort from Milan Polytechnic, Pisa University and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Here's the study if you're a fan of this ancient Egyptian ruler.

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