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Botham Jean's Family Attorney Calls Discovery of Marijuana in Victim’s Apartment a 'Smear Campaign'

Botham Jean's Family Attorney Calls Discovery of Marijuana in Victim’s Apartment a 'Smear Campaign'Police had taken out multiple search warrants for the victim's apartment.



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Bahrain makes largest oil discovery in its history

Bahrain makes largest oil discovery in its historyBahrain on Sunday announced it has discovered the largest oil and gas field in the history of the small kingdom, which unlike its Gulf neighbours is not energy-rich. “The new resource is forecast to contain highly significant quantities of tight (light crude) oil and deep gas, dwarfing Bahrain’s current reserves,” said the country’s Higher Committee for Natural Resources, which is chaired by Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad. The find in the Khaleej al-Bahrain, off the west coast, was “the largest discovery of oil in the country’s history”, it said in a statement.



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Satellite Images Aided the Discovery of an Ancient Civilization Buried in the Amazon

Satellite Images Aided the Discovery of an Ancient Civilization Buried in the AmazonSatellite images revealed pre-Colombian settlements dating to 1250?1500 A.D.



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Five facts on the discovery of WW2 warship 'Lady Lex'

Five facts on the discovery of WW2 warship 'Lady Lex'The iconic aircraft carrier was discovered on March 4 in the Coral Sea, about 500 miles (800 km) from Australia’s east coast, according to Allen’s website. Here are five facts about the warship nicknamed “Lady Lex”. The Lexington was originally designed as a battlecruiser, but was later converted into one of the U.S. Navy’s early aircraft carriers.



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Five facts on the discovery of WW2 warship 'Lady Lex'

Five facts on the discovery of WW2 warship 'Lady Lex'The iconic aircraft carrier was discovered on March 4 in the Coral Sea, about 500 miles (800 km) from Australia’s east coast, according to Allen’s website. Here are five facts about the warship nicknamed “Lady Lex”. The Lexington was originally designed as a battlecruiser, but was later converted into one of the U.S. Navy’s early aircraft carriers.



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Joel Taylor, Star Of Discovery Channel's 'Storm Chasers,' Dead At 38

Joel Taylor, Star Of Discovery Channel's 'Storm Chasers,' Dead At 38Joel Taylor, the star of Discovery Channel’s “Storm Chasers,” has died at age 38, according to friends and associates.



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Oxford Researchers Make Startling Discovery About Ancient St. Nicholas Relic

Oxford Researchers Make Startling Discovery About Ancient St. Nicholas RelicA post shared by Dr Georges Kazan (@drgeorgeskazan) on Dec 5, 2017 at 4:56pm PST Researchers at Oxford University have used modern scientific technology to test a religious relic believed to belong to St. Nicholas, the fourth-century Christian bishop whose generosity inspired the legend of Santa Claus.



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Scientists Make Surprise Discovery Inside Newly Uncovered Pterosaur Eggs

Scientists Make Surprise Discovery Inside Newly Uncovered Pterosaur EggsOver 200 perfectly preserved eggs were found in China.



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The world looks different after today's big neutron star collision discovery

The world looks different after today's big neutron star collision discoveryMy grandmother died in 2013.  She was a stubborn, brilliant woman who ardently believed in the value of science. She came of age in Brooklyn, but I knew her as my Nana in Los Angeles who worked with dinosaur bones.  When she died, my grandfather gave me one of Nana's necklaces: A jade stone with a gold chain. I wear it most days.  After today, I will look at that necklace differently.  SEE ALSO: Researchers watched as gold was made millions of light-years from Earth While the jade stone on Nana's necklace was forged in the high heat and pressure of the Earth — an appropriate tribute to Nana's roots as a geologist — the gold of the necklace she once wore is alien in origin.  A discovery announced Monday and made by thousands of scientists around the world, shows that the gold on Earth was actually created as a byproduct of the cataclysmic collisions of neutron stars — the city-sized stellar remnants that can contain more mass than the sun. This means that Earth's gold, silver, platinum, and uranium, among other heavy metals, were likely formed during cosmic crashes of neutron-dense stars that represent the leftovers of supernova explosions. It's a rare moment when a scientific discovery truly and fundamentally alters the way you think about our world. It's even more unusual when a finding makes you reevaluate your feelings about the jewelry around your neck. Artist's illustration of the neutron star collision.Image: caltechAnd it's not just the necklace. There are also the atoms of the rose gold ring my now-husband gave me when he asked me to marry him on a cold April day in Brooklyn's Prospect Park in 2015. They, too, were also likely the result of crashing neutron stars in the distant cosmos. The gold on my finger and around my neck probably started out as the radioactive fallout from some of the most intense explosions in the known universe. These precious metals, which we mine from the Earth for cell phones, jewelry, and so many other uses, are finite on this planet after being born in the stars. While these materials were created in the most extreme ways, we use them in the most mundane. That's perhaps the most apropos truth of all: We use these heavy elements for very human means, from connecting with one another via text or on a phone call, to representing a commitment or memory. Gold made in the sky.Image: NASAThe truth is that in some way, every piece of us — all of our atoms — were born elsewhere in the universe. As scientist and science communicator Carl Sagan once said: "The cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself."  This week, I think we're getting to know ourselves pretty well. WATCH: Why NASA doesn't have enough money



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Survivors hail discovery of the USS Indianapolis, 72 years after it was torpedoed with the loss of 880 lives

Survivors hail discovery of the USS Indianapolis, 72 years after it was torpedoed with the loss of 880 livesFor decades survivors of the USS Indianapolis, sunk by Japanese torpedoes at the end of World War Two, believed the remains of the heavy cruiser and resting place of their shipmates would never be found. But as news emerged that an underwater expedition had discovered the wreck 18,000 feet below the surface of the North Pacific Ocean, they described a mix of emotions as they remembered the hundreds of sailors and marines who died in one of America’s worst naval disasters. Arthur Leenerman, a 93-year-old survivor, said he had wished for years that the wreck would be found. “We were wondering whether they would ever be able to find it or not,” he said. “I’m glad they found it and I hope I get a chance to have a closer look at the pictures.” Arthur Leenerman served for two years aboard the USS Indianapolis But he added he was saddened that so many survivors and relatives of those lost at sea had died without ever having a chance to learn of her final resting place.  Don McCall Jr, whose father died earlier this year after surviving the sinking, said everyone connected to the ship would be a little more at peace. “It brings a little bit of closure to all those families and especially those survivors who can now see their shipmates’ final resting place,” he said. Researchers find wreckage of USS Indianapolis 01:14 The Indianapolis was returning from a secret mission to deliver parts for the atomic bomb which was later used on Hiroshima when she was hit by Japanese torpedoes on July 30, 1945. What came next made the episode one of the most retold tales of America’s war. The vessel sank in just 12 minutes giving survivors little time to use rescue equipment. No distress call was ever received and it was not until four days later, when a bomber on a routine mission spotted survivors, that the alarm was raised. Search teams rescued only 316 men of the 1196 on board, making it the largest single loss of life in the history of the US Navy. Hundreds survived the sinking but succumbed to dehydration, drowning or shark attacks. This photo appears to show one of the two anchor windlass mechanisms from the forecastle of the ship Credit: Paul G. Allen via AP The ship’s location remained a mystery, somewhere in the Philippine Sea between the island of Guam and Leyte Gulf. Mr Leenerman, who served for two years on the Indianapolis and is now one of 19 living survivors, said he had time to put on a life jacket before climbing overboard. The amount of oil in the water made him vomit almost immediately. He clung to a group of men as they waited for rescue through four days and five nights. “As long as we were together and stayed in a bunch we were fairly safe from the sharks,” he said, recounting his extraordinary tale of survival. The story of the ship and her survivors has occupied a special place in the American psyche. They were the subject of countless books, documentaries and films. The tale made for a chilling plot point in the Steven Spielberg blockbuster Jaws, when the fictional survivor Capt Quint describes the terror of waiting to be rescued while sharks snatched men in the water. USS Indianapolis in Pearl Harbor, USA, in 1937 Credit: EPA/US Navy HANDOUT “When he comes at you he doesn’t seem to be living till he bites you and those black eyes roll over white,” he says. Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder who has led the expedition to find the wreck, announced the discovery at the weekend. “To be able to honour the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their families through the discovery of a ship that played such a significant role in ending World War II is truly humbling,” he said. The US Navy added that the Research Vessel Petrel continues to survey the site and that the work complies with American laws treating a sunken warship as a military grave. Capt William Toti (Ret), spokesperson for the survivors of the USS Indianapolis, said: “They all know this is now a war memorial, and are grateful for the respect and dignity that Paul Allen and his team have paid to one of the most tangible manifestations of the pain and sacrifice of our World War Two veterans.”



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