• Millennia after Stonehenge was built, archaeologists are finally solidifying where its stones came from and why it was erected

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    A couple take a selfie near Stonehenge, June 20, 2020.
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    The mysterious Stonehenge monument is 5,000 years old and consists of two semi-circles of stones.
    A new study shows it was built in Wales first, then moved to England centuries later.
    The research suggests Stonehenge is a burial ground that its builders erected after they migrated.
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    Stonehenge's origin story has baffled archaeologists for centuries. The mysterious rock arrangement on England's Salisbury Plain features two distinct types of stone slabs in half...
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  • First North American bitcoin ETF booms on debut with $165 million of shares trading hands

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    The bitcoin price smashed through $50,000 this week
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    North America's first bitcoin ETF had a strong start on the Toronto stock exchange on Thursday. Bloomberg data showed $165 million worth of shares changed hands, reflecting strong demand. The price of bitcoin jumped to a new high of above $52,800 on Friday as the rally roared on. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. North America's first bitcoin ETF had a strong showing on its first day of trading on Thursday, with $165 million worth of shares...
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  • Bitcoin soars to new high near $53,000, boosting its price gain this year to 80%

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    The bitcoin price had risen around 80% in 2021 as of Friday
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    Bitcoin hit a new high of close to $53,000 on Friday morning. The cryptocurrency's year-to-date gains hit 80% and its market capitalization neared $1 trillion. Interest from big-name firms such as Tesla and BlackRock has powered the stunning rally. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Bitcoin scaled new heights above $52,800 on Friday morning, taking its year-to-date gains to 80% as the breakneck rally powered ahead. The price increase took bitcoin's market capitalization...
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