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Tests indicate Mexico gold bar came from Spanish retreat

World
Tests conducted on a gold bar found decades ago in Mexico City indicate it was Aztec gold produced around 1520, matching historical accounts of treasure looted by the Spanish conquerors and then abandoned as they fledByThe Associated PressJanuary 9, 2020, 10:13 PM2 min readMEXICO CITY -- Tests conducted on a gold bar found decades ago in Mexico City indicate it was Aztec gold produced around 1520, matching historical accounts of treasure looted by the Spanish conquerors and then abandoned as they fled. Experts at the National Institute of Anthropology and History said Thursday the bar's metallic content matches the gold, silver and copper mix that characterized Aztec gold artifacts found since. It also matched measurements given by the conquerors. The evidence further corroborates histori...
Animal-like embryos came before animals

Animal-like embryos came before animals

Science
Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Before the earliest animals diverged from their single-celled ancestors and diversified into a few dozen anatomical shapes, primitive organisms began experimenting with animal-like embryos. New analysis of 609-million-year-old fossils recovered from China suggests animal-like embryological traits evolved before the emergence of the first animals. The fossils represent Caveasphaera, a multicellular species. Upon finding the remains preserved in rock formations in South China's Guizhou Province, scientists couldn't decide whether the species should be classified as animal or non-animal. Using X-ray microscopy, scientists were able to study the Caveasphaera fossils cell-by-cell. The different fossils revealed the organisms at various stages of development, some as single ce...
‘He came home happy and then collapsed’: Rhodes family reveal cause of death

‘He came home happy and then collapsed’: Rhodes family reveal cause of death

Entertainment
Gary Rhodes died in hospital from a bleed on the brain after collapsing in his home, his family have confirmed.The 59-year-old died yesterday after falling ill during a break in filming on a new cookery series he was working on in Dubai. Image: Rhodes was instantly recognisable when he broke on to the scene thanks to his spiky hair His family have now put out a written statement, which they say is intended to "end painful speculation" surrounding his sudden death.The statement says: "The Rhodes family can confirm that after a successful day shooting with Rock Oyster Media for ITV here in Dubai, Gary returned home in a very happy mood for a peaceful evening with his wife Jennie."After dinner, Gary unfortunately collapsed in thei...
J Lo: ‘Director wanted to see my boobs – a bit of the Bronx came out’

J Lo: ‘Director wanted to see my boobs – a bit of the Bronx came out’

Entertainment
Jennifer Lopez has revealed how she reacted to a director demanding to look at her breasts during a fitting.The singer and actress, who is from the Bronx in New York City, said she refused to take her top off because they were "not on set" of a film which involved her being nude. She was speaking during a Hollywood Reporter roundtable interview with other actresses, including Scarlet Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o and Renee Zellweger. Image: Jennifer Lopez is starring in crime drama Hustlers Asked by Johansson about the encounter early in her career, which she has briefly spoken about before, she said: "He wanted to see my boobs. And I was like, 'We're not on set'."He was crazy. And I said no, I stood up for myself." ...
US believes attacks came from Iran as oil supplies resume

US believes attacks came from Iran as oil supplies resume

World
By Sharon Marris, news reporter The attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities originated from inside Iran, according to US media reports.It comes as the Saudi energy minister announced that half of the crude oil production cut after the attack had been restored. The remainder will be fully restored by the end of the month, said Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.Production capacity will be increased to 11 million barrels per day by the end of September, he said. It was around 9.6 million barrels per day before the attack.Meanwhile, news agency Reuters quoted a US official as saying last week's attack had used cruise missiles and drones originating in Iran's southwest. Advertisement ...