Apr 24

“Panic” For Physical Gold Spreads To UK Where Royal Mint Sales Of Gold Coins Triple (ZeroHedge, April 24, 2013):

Following the entire “developing” world (where faith in paper money “backed” by $1 quadrillion in derivatives is at times questioned, and instead the people, for some inexplicable reason, fall back to hard currency equivalents) scrambling out to their local precious metal dealers to find “out of gold” signs virtually everywhere, yesterday it was the US Mint’s turn to announce it had halted shipments of the popular one-tenth ounce gold American Eagle coin as it had run out, following a surge in demand (we expect this shortage will soon spread widely to traditional one-ounce denominations shortly).

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Oct 13

From the article:

“Rebuilding the genetic code of the bacterium from DNA fragments was not easy, say the scientists.

They removed teeth from skeletons found in an ancient graveyard in London located under what is now the Royal Mint.”


Black Death genetic code ‘built’ (BBC News, Oct. 12, 2011):

The genetic code of the germ that caused the Black Death has been reconstructed by scientists for the first time.

The researchers extracted DNA fragments of the ancient bacterium from the teeth of medieval corpses found in London.

They say the pathogen is the ancestor of all modern plagues.

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