Ancient dinosaur egg fossils thought to be some 70 million years old have been discovered at a construction site in south-east China.
The remains of five shells were found buried in sandstone in the city of Foshan in China's Guangdong Province, at a depth of around 8 metres (26 feet), where scientists think they laid hidden and preserved since the late Cretaceous period.
"We found five eggs: three were destroyed, but they are still visible," researcher Qiu Licheng from Guangdong's Archaeological Institute told China Central Television (CCTV).
"The other two have their imprints on the stone. The eggs were round in shape, belonging to phytophagous [plant-eating] dinosaurs."
You can see footage of the discovery, which took place last Monday in Foshan, in the video below, with the egg fossils measuring approximately 13–14 centimetres (5.1-5.5 inches) in diameter uncovered in large chunks of red sandstone excavated from a local building site.
According to the archaeologists, the egg shells were damaged to varying degrees, with the veining that marked the shells' surface still visible, and the insides of the eggs filled with sandstone. Read further here......
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Mrs. Folorunso Alakija, Africa's richest woman and the Chief Executive Matron to the Africa's Young Entrepreneurs discusses the AYEEN2017 plan with the organisation's executives in their annual meeting which was held at the Rose of Sharon Towers in Victoria Island. It was a strategic meeting and discussion on how to impact the lives of more young Nigerians though entrepreneurship.
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An asteroid more than a quarter mile (400 meters) wide will pass close to Earth on Wednesday, zooming by at a distance of just over a million miles (1.8 million km), but with no chance of impact, according to NASA scientists.
Smaller asteroids routinely make closer passes to Earth, but 2014 J025, discovered in May 2014, will be the largest asteroid to come this near to the planet since 2004, flying by at only about 4.6 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon, 1.1 million miles (1.8 million km).
"We know the time that the object is going to be closest within seconds, and the distance is known within hundreds of kilometers (miles)," Davide Farnocchia, a mathematician at NASA's Near-Earth Object program, said by telephone on Tuesday.
Having several years of data on the asteroid's trajectory gives scientists the ability to predict its path very confidently, he added.
The asteroid, estimated to be between one-quarter and three-quarters of a mile (600-1,400 meters) wide and twice as reflective as the Moon, won't be visible to the naked eye, but sky watchers should be able to view it with home telescopes for one or two nights starting on Wednesday.
The approach of J025 will be the asteroid's closest for at least the next 500 years.
In 2004, the 3.1-mile (5-km) wide asteroid Toutatis passed about four lunar distances, or just under a million miles (1.6 million km) from Earth.
Amateur astronomers may be watching J025's journey, but Farnocchia said he and his colleagues have moved on to tracking even closer encounters, such as asteroid 1999 AN10, a half-mile (800-meter) wide rock predicted to pass only 236,000 miles (380,000 km) from Earth, or slightly less than the distance to the Moon, in 2027.
Last week, World's oldest woman Italian Emma Morano, died at the age of 117 (Read Here) and immediately the titled of the oldest woman in the world went to someone else. The new holder of the title is117-year-old Jamaican; Violet-Mosse Brown otherwise known as Aunt V. She was born on March 10, 1900, which is 67 years before Jamaica was founded.
She has been a music teacher and church organist for over 80 years. After her husband's death in 1997, she took over his responsibilities and became a record-keeper for the local cemetery.
Her new title was confirmed by Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness who congratulated Brown on the achievement on Twitter.
Brown became the world's oldest living person last week after the death of Italy's 117-year-old Emma Morano.
Egyptian archaeologists made Amazing discovery of 8 mummies in 3,500-year-old tomb near ancient city of Luxor
The tomb, discovered in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near the famed Valley of the Kings, dated roughly from 1,500 to 1,000 B.C and is believed to have belonged to a nobleman named Userhat who worked as the city judge, the Antiquities Ministry said in a statement. The death vault has not been fully excavated yet but so far, a lot of discoveries have been made. The mysterious tomb was opened to add more mummies during the 21st Dynasty, about 3,000 years ago, to protect them during a period when tomb-robbing was common. Ushabti figurines were often placed with the deceased in ancient Egyptian tombs to help with responsibilities in the afterlife. Hundreds of these figurines were also discovered in the tomb.
Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany said: "It was a surprise how much was being displayed inside. We found a large number of Ushabti (small carved figurines), more than 1,000 of them. This is an important discovery."
Head of the archaeological mission, Mostafa el-Waziri, said: "There are 10 coffins and eight mummies. The excavation is ongoing."
The tomb is T-shaped and comprised an open courtyard leading to two halls, one containing four ancient coffins and the other including a chamber that houses six. Journalists and Egyptian archaeological teams thronged the tomb to see the newly discovered artifacts. Inside the tomb, archaeologists wearing white masks and latex gloves inspected the coffins. They were covered with intricate drawings in red, blue, black, green, and yellow, and featured the carved faces of the dead.
A mummy wrapped in linen which was inside one of the coffins was also examined by the archaeologists. A nine-metre shaft inside the tomb held the Ushabti figurines, as well as “wooden masks and a handle of a sarcophagus lid,” the Antiquities Ministry said in a statement. Another room in the tomb was also discovered but it has not yet been completely excavated. Nevine el-Aref, the spokeswoman for the antiquities ministry, said there is evidence and traces that new mummies could be discovered in the future.
She said that excessive makeup was usually used by women to cover skin problems like pimples, allergies, patches, scars, dark circles, boils and wrinkles. The expert, however, warned that this could aggravate the problems if care is not taken. Adeyemi added that the harmful effects of makeup were not limited to skin related issues, but also varieties of other health challenges. “Lipsticks, Kajal sticks and eye-shadows, for example, are known to contain lead, carcinogen and neurotoxin that can affect the nervous system adversely, leading to high blood-pressure, allergies, behavioural abnormalities and even decreased rates of fertility.” She explained that some chemical preservatives used in many cosmetics were hazardous. ” Using too much product on your skin will eventually further the wrinkles, lines and spots you are attempting to conceal, and ultimately make you look older than you actually are,” she said. The dermatologist said that it was imperative that makeup enthusiasts indulge in proper cleaning regime to remove all traces of chemicals from the skin. “There are plenty of face washes, cleansers and scrubs available in the market to choose from.” She advised women to use natural facial treatments like cucumber, tomatoes, honey, eggs instead of using unsafe products. Culled
United States Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said; "the President of the United States is fully supportive and encouraged us to have this joint bid. He is especially pleased that Mexico is part of this bid and that's in the last few days we've gotten further encouragement on that".
FIFA, soccer's governing body, is expected to name the host for 2026 in May 2020, which is the final year of Trump's first presidential term.
The only other time multiple nations have hosted the World Cup was in 2002, when it was held in South Korea and Japan. In January, FIFA announced it would expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams starting from 2026.
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A light railway track has been built to go through a hole in a residential 19-storey building in China.
The city of Chongqing in the south-east of the country has a population of 49 million packed into 31,000 square miles, causing urban planners to look creatively at solving space issues.
A special railway station was built into the block of houses, set into the sixth to eighth floors.
To homeowners in the complex, the sound of the train is designed to be as disturbing as the noise from a dishwasher, because of noise reducing equipment
Chongqing, located in southeast China, is a sprawling metropolis packed with 49 million residents, so architects and city planners have gotten really creative in making transportation and residential projects coexist in China's so-called "Mountain City."