A new comic series has just hit the stands starring a female version of Spider-Man. Spider-Girl - aka Anya Corazon - is a 16-year-old high-school student of Latino descent who lives in New York. The makers, Marvel Comics, say she provides a positive, modern image of an empowered young woman. Unlike most superheroes, she has no superpowers, but she is trained in martial arts and has excellent fighting skills. Marvel hope the comic will appeal to the growing number of young female comic book readers.
A dictionary of the extinct language of ancient Mesopotamia has been completed after 90 years of work. Assyrian and Babylonian - dialects of the language collectively known as Akkadian - have not been spoken for almost 2,000 years. "This is a heroic and significant moment in history," beamed Dr Irving Finkel of the British Museum's Middle East department.
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