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Mexican farmers find rare female statue in citrus grove

Mexican farmers find rare female statue in citrus grove

Technology
Farmers digging in a citrus grove near Mexico's Gulf coast have found a striking, six-foot-tall statue of a female figure who may represent an elite woman rather than a goddess, or some mixture of the twoByThe Associated PressJanuary 9, 2021, 1:50 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMEXICO CITY -- Farmers digging in a citrus grove near Mexico’s Gulf coast have found a striking, six-foot-tall statue of a female figure who may represent an elite woman rather than a goddess, or some mixture of the two, experts said Friday.The National Institute of Anthropology and History said it was the first such statue found in a region known as the Huasteca.The carved woman has an elaborate hairpiece and marks of status, and may date to around 1450 to 1521, the institute said....
Oak leaves contain ‘potential cure’ for citrus greening disease, researchers say

Oak leaves contain ‘potential cure’ for citrus greening disease, researchers say

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Scientists in Florida have confirmed what some citrus growers suspected for years -- that oak trees could inhibit citrus greening disease, which has brought the once-thriving Florida industry to the brink of collapse. Oak leaves represent "the first potential organic cure" for the destructive tree sickness, said Lorenzo Rossi, a University of Florida biologist and co-author of a study published in the January issue of the journal Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. Research over the past year at a University of Florida greenhouse in Fort Pierce showed that citrus trees recovered from citrus greening when sprayed and drenched with treated water twice a week for two months. The water was treated by steeping chopped oak leaves in it overnight, allowing leaf co...
Citrus Bowl: Penn State, Kentucky have unfinished business

Citrus Bowl: Penn State, Kentucky have unfinished business

Sports
Running back Benny Snell Jr. will continue his pursuit of Kentucky's career rushing record while Trace McSorley will become the first Penn State quarterback to throw a pass in four postseason games when the 14th-ranked Wildcats and No. 12 Nittany Lions meet in Tuesday's VRBO Citrus Bowl. Kickoff at Camping World Stadium in Orlando is 1 p.m. ET on ABC. The Wildcats (9-3) are looking to post a 10-win season for just the third time in program history and will be trying to end a bowl losing streak that reached four games with last season's 24-23 Music City Bowl loss to Northwestern. "I know it's bothered me when you're in those bowl games and you put that amount of work in and you exit that field and one team is up there accepting a trophy and the other team is going in the locker room," W...