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The Holy Grail and Ark of Covenant could be buried beneath this English house

The Holy Grail and Ark of Covenant could be buried beneath this English house

[ad_1] The treasures of the Knights Templar might lie hidden within a complex network of subterranean passages and chambers beneath this grand estate. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) In a breathtaking discovery, esteemed historian and anthropologist David Adkins has begun a daring journey that could unveil a fabled trove, rumored to encompass the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail, concealed beneath the venerable Sinai Park House near Burton. Famed for his earlier unearthing of the 10,000-year-old skull “Greta,” David Adkins entertains the conviction that the elusive treasures of the Knights Templar might lie hidden within a complex network of subterranean passages and chambers beneath this grand estate. Sinai Park House, a majestic landmark in Burton, is believed to rest upon caverns of such vastness that they could potentially rival the size of Westminster Abbey, as asserted by a geologist. This revelation has piqued the interest of both historians and treasure hunters alike, as they contemplate the implications of such a discovery. Historian David Adkins believes the Knights Templar hid treasure in Burton. (CREDIT: David Adkins) …

Teenager finds ‘holy grail’ Lego octopus from 1997 spill off Cornwall coast | Lego

Teenager finds ‘holy grail’ Lego octopus from 1997 spill off Cornwall coast | Lego

[ad_1] A 13-year-old boy has discovered a “holy grail” Lego octopus which spilled into the sea from a shipping container in the 1990s. The octopus is one of nearly 5m Lego pieces that fell into the sea in 1997 when a storm hit a cargo ship 20 miles off Land’s End, Cornwall. While 352,000 pairs of flippers, 97,500 scuba tanks, and 92,400 swords went overboard, the octopuses are considered the most prized finds as only 4,200 were onboard. Liutauras Cemolonskas has collected 789 pieces of the collection over the past two years, alongside numerous fossils. The Cornish teenager made the octopus discovery on a beach in Marazion on one of his regular trips with his parents. His father, Vytautas, 36, told the PA Media news agency: “We’ve been looking for that octopus for two years, it’s not easy to find. We were not expecting to find it at all because it’s very rare.” Liutauras Cemolonskas, centre, with his father, Vytautas, and mother, Edita on the beach at Marazion with St Michael’s Mount in the background. …

Boy, 13, finds ‘holy grail’ Lego octopus piece from sea spillage in 1997 | UK News

Boy, 13, finds ‘holy grail’ Lego octopus piece from sea spillage in 1997 | UK News

[ad_1] A rare Lego piece that fell into the sea in 1997 has been found by a 13-year-old boy in Cornwall. Liutauras Cemolonskas had been hoping to find a “holy grail” plastic octopus for two years in his hunt for pieces of Lego that famously fell into the sea in 1997 when a cargo ship encountered a storm. Among the Lego pieces that fell into the sea were 352,000 pairs of flippers, 97,500 scuba tanks, and 92,400 swords – but octopuses are the most prized objects as only 4,200 were onboard. Liutauras, who found it on a beach in Marazion, regularly goes down to the local beaches with his parents and has amassed 789 Lego pieces over the course of two years, as well as numerous fossils. Image: Liutauras Cemolonskas with his discovery. Pic: Vytautas Cemolonskas/PA Image: Liutauras with father Vytautas and mother Edita. Pic: Vytautas Cemolonskas/PA “We’ve been looking for that octopus for two years, it’s not easy to find,” his father Vytautas Cemolonskas, 36, said. “We were not expecting to find it at …

Scientists one step closer to universal ‘holy grail’ antivenom

Scientists one step closer to universal ‘holy grail’ antivenom

[ad_1] The team hopes 95Mat5 could form the basis of the first monoclonal antibody treatment used against snake bites. Because it would be based on a human molecule, rather than “foreign” horse antibodies, it should also be “safer than current antivenom”, said Prof Casewell.  “Scalability is unlikely to be a major challenge once an appropriate manufacturing partnership is in place,” he added, though he noted that reaching the rural regions most at risk is likely to remain a “major hurdle”.  Still, while the identification of 95Mat5 and the success in mice is a major moment, it will take some time for a drug to be available.  “There remain considerable challenges,” said Prof Casewell. “There are currently no monoclonal antibodies in clinical use for snakebite, so this would be several years away from implementation. We would need to assess safety and efficacy of the antibody in clinical trials first, before any approval for use in patients.  “Also, this antibody is only tackling one class of toxins – though this is an important class – so additional …

Webb telescope just found the holy grail in a famous supernova

Webb telescope just found the holy grail in a famous supernova

[ad_1] At long last scientists believe they have the answer to what happened to a star that died in a famous supernova explosion not far from home. The James Webb Space Telescope detected strong evidence supporting the existence of a neutron star, one of the densest objects in space, in its infancy. While some supernovas result in a new black hole, others create neutron stars when the core of a massive star collapses. Though astronomers have known about neutron stars for decades, no one had actually seen one of these objects being formed before. The hunt for a neutron star within this close supernova remnant has been regarded as a holy grail quest. “With this observatory, we have now found direct evidence for emission triggered by the newborn compact object, most likely a neutron star,” said Claes Fransson of Stockholm University, the lead author of the study, in a statement released by NASA. SEE ALSO: Spectacular Webb telescope image shows a stellar death like never before Tweet may have been deleted Scientists first saw this …

Autism App Targets the “Holy Grail” of Communication

Autism App Targets the “Holy Grail” of Communication

[ad_1] The first app to use artificial intelligence to power an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) tool for profoundly autistic and other minimal- and non-speaking users was recently unveiled by Howard Shane, a professor at Harvard Medical School and the former director of the Autism Language Program and Center for Communication Enhancement at Children’s Hospital in Boston. QuickPic AAC was created by Shane and Christina Yu from Boston Children’s Hospital and Mauricio Fontana de Vargas, a human-computer interaction (HCI) research scientist. The app facilitates the instantaneous generation of topic displays—sets of vocabulary relevant to a particular image—that used to take teachers and speech language pathologists up to half an hour to create. For example, if a therapist wanted her client to work on building sentences and answering questions about a birthday party, QuickPic could search the web for a photograph of a child blowing out birthday candles or even upload a photograph from that child’s birthday party. Then AI would interpret the image and arrange it on a display alongside picture icons representing relevant words …

The Ark of Covenant and Holy Grail could be hidden beneath this English house

The Ark of Covenant and Holy Grail could be hidden beneath this English house

[ad_1] The imposing landmark in Burton may be lying on caverns vast enough to contain Westminster Abbey, according to one geologist. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) In a stunning revelation, renowned historian and anthropologist David Adkins has embarked on a quest that may lead to the discovery of a legendary treasure, including the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail, concealed beneath the historic Sinai Park House near Burton. David Adkins, known for his previous discovery of the 10,000-year-old skull “Greta,” believes that the lost treasures of the Knights Templar may be hidden within a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers beneath this imposing manor. Sinai Park House, a majestic landmark in Burton, is believed to rest upon caverns of such vastness that they could potentially rival the size of Westminster Abbey, as asserted by a geologist. This revelation has piqued the interest of both historians and treasure hunters alike, as they contemplate the implications of such a discovery. David Adkins, who has diligently researched the connections between this Midlands property and the Knights Templar, an elite …

This Meghan Markle-approved ‘super hydrating’ mascara is SO cheap in the Amazon sale & it’s my holy grail

This Meghan Markle-approved ‘super hydrating’ mascara is SO cheap in the Amazon sale & it’s my holy grail

[ad_1] I can’t resist a holy grail beauty product and while I do splurge on some luxury beauty buys that I haven’t found a better (and cheaper) alternative for – I’m looking at you, Charlotte Tilbury – I also firmly believe that there’s plenty you can save on.  Case in point, the Meghan Markle-approved drugstore mascara that I also have in my beauty bag. (The former actress loved it so much she told her Suits makeup artist about it while on the show – but more on that later.) I’ve tried to find better but I always keep coming back! It just so happens the HELLO! Shopping team’s daily to-do list includes browsing Amazon for the best beauty buys – and when I saw that the Duchess of Sussex’s affordable Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara is even more economical in the Amazon sale, I knew I had to share the news. Yes, you can get the Duchess’ beloved make-up staple for less than £7 ($9) right now. The curved wand is flexible with six different sized …

“Holy grail” of shark science: Newborn great white shark caught on video for first time ever

“Holy grail” of shark science: Newborn great white shark caught on video for first time ever

[ad_1] In what may yet be the first-ever recorded sighting, a newborn great white shark pup (Carcharodon carcharias) has been captured on video. The pup was captured by wildlife filmmaker Carlos Guana and University of California Riverside biology doctoral student Phillip Sternes in July, with their findings published Monday in the journal Environmental Biology of Fishes. Though female great whites give live birth, mothers can nourish pups in utero with a “milk” secreted for the pups — and Sternes believes what the duo saw “was the baby shedding the intrauterine milk.” “Where white sharks give birth is one of the holy grails of shark science. No one has ever been able to pinpoint where they are born, nor has anyone seen a newborn baby shark alive … There have been dead white sharks found inside deceased pregnant mothers. But nothing like this,” Gauna said in a release, adding that it could be possible the shark pup simply has a skin condition, but “if that is what we saw, then that too is monumental because no such condition has ever …