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'World's oldest wine' found in 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia

'World's oldest wine' found in 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia

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Scientists say 8,000-year-old pottery fragments have revealed the earliest evidence of grape wine-making.The earthenware jars containing residual wine compounds were found in two sites south of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, researchers said.Some of the jars bore images of grape clusters and a man dancing.Previously, the earliest evidence of wine-making was from pottery dating from about 7,000 years ago found in north-western Iran.The latest finds were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)."We believe this is the oldest example of the domestication of a wild-growing Eurasian grapevine solely for the production of wine," said co-author Stephen Batiuk, a senior researcher at the University of Toronto."Wine is central to civilisation as we know it in ...
SpaceX tests first stage of 'world's most powerful rocket'

SpaceX tests first stage of 'world's most powerful rocket'

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Sept. 4 (UPI) -- SpaceX has completed testing of all three first-stage cores on its Falcon Heavy rocket. The company is preparing for the rocket's first flight test, scheduled for early November."Falcon Heavy's 3 first stage cores have all completed testing at our rocket development facility in McGregor, TX," the aerospace company announced on Twitter.Falcon Heavy's 3 first stage cores have all completed testing at our rocket development facility in McGregor, TX → https://t.co/GJu23QdZRKpic.twitter.com/ivVXPhWu0u- SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 2, 2017SpaceX touts the Falcon Heavy as the "world's most powerful rocket.""Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost," the company claims on its website.SpaceX e