Stan the T. rex just became the most expensive fossil ever sold

A 67 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex specimen nicknamed Stan has just shattered a record; on Monday (Oct. 6), Stan was sold at Christie’s New York for nearly $32 million. That makes it the most expensive fossil ever sold at an auction.

Previously, the priciest fossil to hit the auction block was an incredibly complete T. rex known as Sue, which sold for $8.36 million in 1997 ($13.5 million in today’s dollars, given inflation) to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Meanwhile, the buyer of Stan has not been identified, according to The New York Times.

Many paleontologists are dismayed that Stan sold for so much to an unknown buyer, especially now that many scientific institutions don’t have the money to purchase such fossils and keep them in the public domain. However, unlike other dinosaur specimens, Stan had no choice but to go to the auction block, so

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The 3 Most Expensive Stocks to Avoid During a Market Crash

The ability to pick winning stocks cheap is key to investment success, of course. But the ability to avoid expensive stocks that can decimate your capital is just as important. By quickly eliminating companies that may underperform, investors automatically increase the potential profits on their winning picks. 

There are many reasons why a stock may become prohibitively expensive, such as shady operations, questionable prospects, and excessive speculation. If there is truly another market crash right around the corner, then be sure to get out of these three stocks before it hits. 

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1. Nikola

Nikola (NASDAQ:NKLA) is an electric vehicle (EV) company embroiled in controversy after the financial community finally placed several of its ludicrous claims under a magnifying glass. Last year, the company captivated public attention with the announcement that it had developed a type of battery that provided twice the amount of energy per unit

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The Apple Watch Series 6 is packed with more health tracking tech than ever, but you don’t need to splurge on Apple’s most expensive watch to get the best features

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  • The $400 Apple Watch Series 6 brings advancements like blood oxygen readings, a brighter always-on display, and faster charging.
  • Blood oxygen saturation refers to the percentage of oxygen your red blood cells distribute throughout your body.
  • The blood oxygen reader has been generally consistent during the two weeks I’ve spent using the watch, but since it’s not meant for medical use it can be difficult to know how to interpret these readings.
  • Overall, the Series 6 is the best choice for people who value having an always-on screen, faster charging, and more sophisticated health features.
  • Otherwise, the cheaper Apple Watch SE offers most of the Apple Watch experience with little compromise at a more affordable price.

Health tracking has always been one of the Apple Watch’s most

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