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Now, two former CIA operations officers are on a mission to uncover the truth about the hidden cash as they scour Colombia and speak with some of the drug leader’s most trusted associates in Discovery’s new series, “Finding Escobar’s Millions,” which launched earlier this month.
Pablo Escobar, the notorious drug cartel leader who grew his cocaine operation into a multibillion-dollar enterprise, is believed to have stashed away millions of his fortune before being killed in a shootout with Colombian forces on Dec. 2, 1993.
Abnormal proteins widely believed to cause a rare, brain-destroying disease — in the skin of 23 patients who had died from it, according to a study published on Wednesday.
Shooting infectious material directly into the brain is an extreme measure with high odds of spreading disease, so the study does not imply that skin poses any risks in real life, Dr. Caughey cautioned, adding that more research is needed to determine what the findings mean.
In addition to the tarantula, other newly discovered species include a frog, dragonflies, and beetles, according to the report from the World Wildlife Fund Guianas, The University of Guiana, the Protected Areas Commission and Global Wildlife Conservation.
Last year a World Wildlife Fund report highlighted the discovery of 163 new species in the Greater Mekong region of Southeast Asia, including a ‘Klingon Newt.’
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered three Roman-era shipwrecks and other stunning ancient artifacts on the Mediterranean seafloor off the coast of Alexandria.
Artifacts discovered by the research team include a “royal head” carved from crystal that may depict the famous Roman general Marcus Antonius, or Marc Antony. Three gold coins dating back to the time of the Emperor Augustus, who ruled from 27 B.C. to 14 A.D., were also found in Abu Qir bay about 12 miles from Alexandria.
A PhD candidate at Queen’s University has discovered a novel DNA binder that could “switch off” cancer cells and prevent them from spreading.
Miron, who has been working under the supervision of Dr. Anne Petitjean at Queen’s University and Dr. Jean-Louis Mergny at the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology in Bordeaux, was honoured with the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation – PhD yesterday in Ottawa.