Llama figurine and a gold bracelet found in lake were ‘offerings’ for Incan gods

A llama figurine and a gold bracelet discovered at the bottom of a lake in South America were Incan offerings to the gods, researchers claim. The offerings were found in a stone box at the bottom of Lake Titicaca in the Andes mountains between Bolivia and Peru by a team from Penn State University. This is first to be found on the K’akaya reef, while other offerings have been discovered along the lake’s Khao reef, an important Inca ceremonial site. The offering box was retrieved intact by professional divers off one of…

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First evidence of a dinosaur living with malignant CANCER found in a 77 million-year-old fossil

The first-ever evidence for a dinosaur that lived with a malignant, spreading caner has been discovered in a 77 million-year-old fossil, a study has reported. Experts found the bone cancer — an osteosarcoma — in a horned plant-eating dinosaur, Centrosaurus apertus, that lived in Canada during the Cretaceous Period. The lower leg bone — which was found in Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park in 1989 — had originally been thought to have become malformed by a fracture healing. Scroll down for video   The first-ever evidence for a dinosaur that lived with a malignant, spreading…

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Apple set to release its new 5G iPhone 12 lineup in two stages

Apple recently confirmed that the iPhone 12 release date would be delayed until at least October as a result of production delays, but a new report says the launch will be split in two stages. The tech giant is set to rollout four smartphones this year and sources within the supply chain revealed the two 6.1-inch models will hit the market first. Shipments for the device are reportedly underway, which will be followed by 6.7- and 5.4-inch devices in late August. The delay is a result of the coronavirus pandemic…

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Snapchat takes on TikTok with feature that lets users add music

As the US looks to ban TikTok, Snapchat is making moves that could replace it. Users will soon have the ability to add popular songs to snaps from the firm’s ‘robust’ catalog of music, which stems from a number of deals with industry partners like Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group. When looking at a snap with music, users can swipe up to see the album art, song title and artist name. There is also a ‘Play This Song’ option that opens a webview to Linkfire so you can…

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Snapchat takes on TikTok with music feature that lets users add popular songs to snaps

As the US looks to ban TikTok, Snapchat is making moves that could replace it. Users will soon have the ability to add popular songs to snaps from the firms ‘robust’ catalog of music, which stems from a number of deals with industry partners like Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group. When looking at a snap with music, users can swipe up to see the album art, song title and artist name. There is also a ‘Play This Song’ option that opens a webview to Linkfire so you can…

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Excessive exercise causes 74% of heatstroke cases in dogs

Excessive exercise from walks and playing is responsible for 74 per cent of heatstroke cases in dogs, a study has reported.  Researchers from Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College analysed cases of canine heatstroke treated by UK vets.  They found that warm weather alone was responsible for 13 per cent of cases, while travel in — or being left in — hot vehicles accounted for another 5 per cent. Other triggers for the condition included treatment at veterinary surgeries or grooming parlours, being kept in hot buildings, and being…

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‘Vampire plants’ found in world’s forests eat other vegetation

Hidden in forests around the world lives a bizarre ‘vampire plant’ that sucks nutrients from other vegetation by attaching itself to the host’s roots. The Langsdorffia is a scaly, fiery red flowering plant that emerges from the dingy ground during the dry season to feast on shrubs, figs and even cactus. The parasitic plants attach underground suckers to a host’s roots and ingests all the nutrients it needs to survive. Both males and females secrete a sweet smelling nectar that attracts pollinating creatures to spread its seeds, as well as…

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Fiery red ‘vampire plants’ found around the world feast on other vegetation

Hidden in forests around the world lives a bizarre ‘vampire plant’ that sucks nutrients from other vegetation by attaching itself to the host’s roots. The Langsdorffia is a scaly, fiery red flowering plant that emerges from the dingy ground during the dry season to feast on shrubs, figs and even cactus. The parasitic plants attach underground suckers to a host’s and ingests all the nutrients it needs to survive. Both males and females secrete a sweet smelling nectar that attracts pollinating creatures to spread its seeds, as well as ants…

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Poor people eat more meat than the middle-classes who have a diet filled with more fruit and veg

Wether you eat a vegan or meat heavy diet and your socioeconomic status can be determined simply by looking at proteins in your hair, a new study found. A study led by a team at the University of Utah examined proteins in discarded hair found in rubbish bins from barbershops and salons across 20 US states.  They found a way to determine what you eat, where you’ve been, and even how much you paid for your haircut simply by looking at proteins in hair samples.  Poorer people had higher proportions…

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Excessive exercise is responsible for 74 per cent of heatstroke cases in dogs 

Excessive exercise from walks and playing is responsible for 74 per cent of heatstroke cases in dogs, a study has reported.  Researchers from Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College analysed cases of canine heatstroke treated by UK vets.  They found that warm weather alone was responsible for 13 per cent of cases, while travel in — or being left in — hot vehicles accounted for another 5 per cent. Other triggers for the condition included treatment at veterinary surgeries or grooming parlours, being kept in hot buildings, and being…

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