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Sanctuary on side of Mexican volcano could be universe model

Sanctuary on side of Mexican volcano could be universe model

Technology
Mexican archaeologists say they have excavated a stone sanctuary in a pond on the side of a volcano east of Mexico City that may have been built as a miniature model of the universe. The National Institute of Anthropology and History says the remnants of the stone "tetzacualco" were in the center of a natural pond below the Iztaccihuatl volcano at an elevation of nearly 13,000 feet. In addition to the sanctuary, decorative pieces associated with the rain god Tlaloc were found nearby. Archaeologist Iris del Rocio Hernandez Bautista says some Mesoamerican creation myths hold that the earth monster Cipactli floated on primeval waters and then split itself, thus creating the heavens and earth. She says the site at Nahualac could emulate that idea.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Technology
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola's side suffer first defeat of the season

Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola's side suffer first defeat of the season

Sports
Manchester City slumped to their first defeat of the season with a 2-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League Group F game.First-half goals from Brazilian pair Bernard and Ismaily stunned Pep Guardiola's side on a freezing night at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv, with Sergio Aguero's injury-time penalty too late to affect the outcome.The result mattered little for City, with top place in the group already assured, but the tame end to their dazzling 20-game winning streak was hardly the ideal preparation for this weekend's Manchester derby.For Shakhtar the win prompted jubilant celebrations, with a place in the last 16 now secured. Their supporters can now look forward to seeing coach Paulo Fonseca fulfil a promise to wear a Zorro mask to a press conference if they qualif...
PSG 7-1 Celtic: Brendan Rodgers' side taught footballing lesson by superb PSG in Champions League

PSG 7-1 Celtic: Brendan Rodgers' side taught footballing lesson by superb PSG in Champions League

Sports
Celtic suffered another night of European anguish against Paris St Germain in a 7-1 thrashing in the Parc des Princes.Former PSG youth player Moussa Dembele fired Celtic into a stunning first-minute lead but the home side reacted to the loss of the first goal in the Champions League with a Neymar double and goals from Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe before the break.The big-spending French club, who had won 5-0 at Parkhead on match day one, were even more ruthless in the second half with goals from Marco Verratti, Cavani and Dani Alves compounding the Hoops' misery.Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers had described the PSG as "the best of the best" and they made a good case for that accolade after their early setback, making it five Group B wins out of five.The Scottish champions will now have to ...
Nanoshells could deliver cancer drugs directly to tumors with fewer side effects

Nanoshells could deliver cancer drugs directly to tumors with fewer side effects

Health
Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Scientists at Rice University are perfecting a novel drug delivery system for treating cancer. The system utilizes gold nanoparticles, which, when zapped with a laser, release a drug inside the tumor cells.In recent lab tests, scientists used gold nanoparticles to smuggle toxic doses of two common cancer drugs, lapatinib and docetaxel, into breast cancer cells. When hit with the laser, the nanoshells successfully released the drug doses.Drugs used to treat cancer are especially toxic and are often rejected by tumor cells. To have an effect on the hard-to-penetrate cells, large doses are required. These large doses cause a variety of harmful, often intolerable side effects.By sneaking small doses into cancer cells, scientists can more accurately target tumors while avoiding ...
This Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Side Dish Will Make You Want to Eat Your Greens

This Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Side Dish Will Make You Want to Eat Your Greens

Health
We admit that steamed Brussels sprouts aren’t anyone’s first pick of a side dish. But they don’t deserve the bad rap they so often get, if you ask us. To prove the haters wrong, we cooked up this tasty dish that pairs the fiber-rich veggie with sweet potatoes for a whole lot of good-for-you flavor. Instead of boiling Brussels sprouts, this recipe roasts the nutrient-packed vegetable along with sweet potatoes until both get golden and crisp. The result? A healthy side dish that’s just a little crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and not at all bland. And just so you know, there’s a reason why your mom would load your plate with Brussels sprouts when you were younger. These green spheres of goodness are packed with fiber, folate, and vitamin C, making them a great choice during cold