SCIENCE

Aztec treasure discovered at Mexico City construction site

There wasn’t much known about a 4-pound gold bar discovered during construction work in Mexico City nearly 40 years ago, but now experts are calling the precious metal an Aztec relic. The gold bar has been identified as a long-lost Aztec treasure that was stolen by Spanish conquistadors nearly 500 years ago.

Prototype SpaceX Starship partially explodes during pressure test

During a pressure test at the testing site in Boca Chica, Texas, the SpaceX prototype Starship Mk1 partially exploded, with the top being blown off and engulfing the complex in cryo fluid. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk indicated that the company will now move on to more advanced Starship prototypes for future tests, as opposed to repairing the Mk 1 prototype.

Monet painting not seen for 87 years expected to fetch $44.6 million at auction

French Impressionist Claude Monet's masterpieces are no strangers to record-breaking bids when they go up for auction. Now a beautiful painting of waterlilies, part of Monet's 'Nymphéas' collection, which has been in a private collection for 87 years, is expected to fetch up to $44.6 million when it hits the auction block next week. This comes one week after his 'Meules' painting sold for $110.7 million at Sotheby's New York.