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Trans-Eurasian crop exchange began 3,000 years earlier than thought

Trans-Eurasian crop exchange began 3,000 years earlier than thought

Science
Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Agricultural crops were traded between European and Asian populations 3,000 years earlier than thought, a scientific study published this week indicates. A cave excavation by Chinese scientists in the eastern Altai Mountains -- which border China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Russia -- yielded cereal grains radiocarbon-dated to be 5,200 years old. The samples are the oldest recorded examples of wheat and barley farming ever recorded in that area of Asia, and move the dates for early farming in the region backward by at least 1,000 years. The discovery also reinforces the theory that Asian and European cross-development of agriculture and technology long predates the Silk Road network of trade routes, which began around the 2nd century. The early exchanges played a crucial ro...
Joao Felix squares up to Lionel Messi in furious exchange as Atletico Madrid produce late comeback to stun Barcelona

Joao Felix squares up to Lionel Messi in furious exchange as Atletico Madrid produce late comeback to stun Barcelona

Sports
Joao Felix has some nerve, you have to give him that.The Atletico Madrid youngster bravely squared up to Lionel Messi in his side’s 3-2 Spanish Super Cup semi-final victory over Barcelona. Felix squared up to Messi in a furious confrontation In some fiery scenes shortly after the referee blew for half-time , the 20-year-old appeared to complain about something to the Argentine superstar as they walked off the pitch. The pair then appeared to exchange some foul-mouthed words before members of both teams rushed over to intervene as tempers boiled over. You can watch a clip of the incident below… In the match, Diego Simeone’s side came from behind to stun Barca and book their spot in the Spanish Super Cup final in Saudi Arabia. Atleti were heading for another defeat a
Ghani: Afghanistan will exchange Taliban members for kidnapped professors

Ghani: Afghanistan will exchange Taliban members for kidnapped professors

World
Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Tuesday the conditional release of three high-ranking Taliban members in exchange for two university professors who have been held captive by the Islamic militant group since 2016. Ghani said during a nationally televised press conference that his government has made a deal with the Taliban for the release of U.S. citizen Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks, who were abducted in August 2016 as they traveled through Kabul where they taught at the American University of Afghanistan. In exchange, the Afghan government is to release Anas Haqqani and two other members of the Haqqani wing of the Taliban. "Our joint effort in tracing the two professors gave no result and information suggests that their health and safety while being he...
Watch: Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant exchange precise full-court passes

Watch: Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant exchange precise full-court passes

Sports
May 8 (UPI) -- Golden State Warriors stars Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry took turns throwing full-court passes to each other in the first half Wednesday night. Curry grabbed a rebound off a deflection from Warriors forward Draymond Green and found Durant with a long outlet pass in the first quarter. Durant, who outran Rockets star James Harden, capped the dish with a two-handed dunk. Later in the second quarter, Durant returned the favor with a deep heave down the court to Curry. Green again swatted a rebound, which fell into Durant's hands. Curry handled the pass and went up for a reverse layup with Rockets guard Austin Rivers behind him. Curry drained the shot and drew the foul. The Warriors held a 57-43 halftime lead over the Rockets. Durant had 20 points, four rebounds and two assi...
Crypto wallets emptied months before exchange boss's death

Crypto wallets emptied months before exchange boss's death

World
Questions have been raised by auditors after digital wallets expected to contain millions in cryptocurrency were found to be empty following the death of Quadriga CX founder Gerald Cotten.Mr Cotten, 30, died "due to complications with Crohn's disease" while travelling to open an orphanage in India in December, according to his wife Jennifer Robertson. He held "sole responsibility" for handling the $ 190m (£110m) his company looked after, and no other members of the Canada-based QuadrigaCX team could access the stored funds, according to Mrs Robertson.She said the cryptocurrency and normal money was in "cold storage" - where the company, or just Mr Cotten in this case, holds the key, not the client. Image: QuadrigaCX employees cannot access ...