Winter in Russia is a great time to go for a swim, if you're looking for ancient bones. Scientists and divers have been taking icy dips in the Tobol River, near the city of Kurgan, ever since a fossil and bone-rich stretch of the waterway was discovered in 2004. The bone deposit has yielded plenty of fascinating finds to the intrepid divers. They've turned up the remains of a woolly rhinoceros, bulls, lions, ancient fish and even prehistoric human tools.
Speaker Pelosi celebrates the diversity of new Congress in her first speech following her re-election as Speaker of the House. The Georgia Secretary of State office confirmed that shortly before Christmas, President Trump called the state's chief elections investigator to "find the fraud," and said the official would be a "national hero" if he did so. NBC's Julia Jester reports. A mysterious metal monolith was found November 18 in Red Rock Country in the U.S. state of Utah.
Members of the Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau were on a mission to count bighorn sheep in southeastern Utah when they spotted the unusual object in the middle of the desert.
The creator of the monolith remains a mystery.
Officials have said they will not disclose the exact location for safety reasons.
Anyone who goes to the area could end up getting stranded and would require a rescue operation, officials said.
(Reuters) Food and Drug Administration advisers are holding a key meeting Thursday to consider approving Moderna's coronavirus vaccine candidate for emergency use. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud and internal medicine physician Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider join CBSN with the latest on the United States' dire fight against the deadly disease, including extra doses in Pfizer's vaccine vials as well as concerns about rare allergic reactions.