Origins and spread of Eurasian fruits traced to the ancient Silk Road

Studies of ancient plant remains from a medieval archaeological site in the Pamir Mountains of Uzbekistan have shown that fruits, such as apples, peaches, apricots, and melons, were cultivated in the foothills of Inner Asia. The archaeobotanical study is among the first systematic analyses of medieval agricultural crops in the heart of the ancient Silk Road.
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WhatsApp vulnerability could be used to spread fake news and scam users

  1. WhatsApp vulnerability could be used to spread fake news and scam users  Android Police
  2. WhatsApp messages and usernames can be faked, researchers find  CNET
  3. WhatsApp messages and senders can be altered after you received them, say researchers  9to5Mac
  4. And what happens after WhatsApp is blocked?  Financial Express
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Seventh Person Dies as Northern California Wildfires Spread

  1. Seventh Person Dies as Northern California Wildfires Spread  U.S. News & World Report
  2. Mendocino Complex Becomes California’s 6th Largest Wildfire; Deadly Carr Fire Ignited by Flat Tire, Officials Say  The Weather Channel
  3. Western US firefighters to face gusty winds, building heat as Carr Fire explodes to more than 145000 acres  AccuWeather.com
  4. State fires: Fires whipped up by dry, hot day; new records are set  Sacramento Bee
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Seventh person dies as northern California wildfires spread

Seventh person dies as northern California wildfires spreadA seventh person died in a northern California wildfire Saturday, officials said, as a couple of other fast-growing wildfires in the state expanded by more than 25 percent overnight and continued to spread. The Carr fire, about 162 miles north of Sacramento, claimed the life of a power company lineman Saturday, according to a CBS affiliate citing a spokesman for the PG&E Corportation. Neither a spokesman with the electric company nor fire officials were immediately available for comment.


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How Bird plans to spread its electric scooters all over the world

  1. How Bird plans to spread its electric scooters all over the world  The Verge
  2. LA Councilman Paul Koretz seeks a temporary ban on electric scooters  Los Angeles Times
  3. Bird Has Now Been Ordered Out Of Somerville And Cambridge, But The Scooters Remain  WBUR
  4. Is Bird for the birds in Baltimore?  Baltimore Sun
  5. Culver City Kicks Off Trial Period as LA Responds to Electric Scooters  Hollywood Reporter
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Facebook says it found new covert campaign to spread divisive political messages

  1. Facebook says it found new covert campaign to spread divisive political messages  NBCNews.com
  2. Facebook has detected a coordinated effort to influence US politics ahead of the 2018 midterm elections  Business Insider
  3. Facebook reveals evidence to Congress of new campaign to influence midterm elections  The Hill
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Fatal California Wildfires Spread, Wreaking Destruction

  1. Fatal California Wildfires Spread, Wreaking Destruction  Wall Street Journal
  2. Woman and 2 of Her Great-Grandchildren Die in Carr Fire, Family Says  New York Times
  3. ‘My babies are dead’: Mom, family mourn for 2 kids, great-grandmother killed by Carr Fire in Northern California  Fox News
  4. Carr Fire update: Two children, great-grandmother dead; 5000 homes in path of fire  The Mercury News
  5. ‘Like a war zone’: Neighborhoods leveled, looting reported in huge California fire; death toll at 5  USA TODAY
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New model quantifies communities' vulnerability to the spread of fire

Disaster-mitigation experts wanted to bring attention to the complexity of the so-called wildland-urban interface of fires. They’ve developed a model that attempts to quantify the vulnerability of a community of homes to the spread of a fire. They hope their model could add to the strategic toolbox that protects lives and livelihoods from destructive fires.
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