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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

Science
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 ...
'IS note' found after Manhattan truck attack

'IS note' found after Manhattan truck attack

World
A man suspected of killing eight people and injuring at least 11 more in a truck attack in New York left a note pledging allegiance to Islamic State, US media has reported.Officials have said they discovered the note, which one officer said was written in a foreign language, in the truck Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov allegedly drove through a busy Manhattan cycle route on Tuesday afternoon.The 29-year-old reportedly drove 14 blocks before crashing into a school bus and jumping from the rented truck with two replica guns.US media reported the suspected shouted "Allahu Akbar" - Arabic for "God is greatest" after getting out of the vehicle.::What we know about NY terror attack suspectImage:The suspect was confronted by uniformed officers stationed close to the sceneHe was then shot in the abd...
New treatment found for skin-predominant dermatomysitis

New treatment found for skin-predominant dermatomysitis

Health
Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine found that the drug anabasum was effective at treating a rare skin condition.The drug reduced the severity of symptoms in patients with dermatomyositis, or DM, a rare and often incurable skin condition that causes symptoms ranging from a skin rash and muscle weakness to fevers, shortness of breath due to lung disease, weight loss and light sensitivity.DM is considered rare with fewer than 100,000 cases in the United States overall."Not only are current treatments limited, but this disease itself is very understudied, so we've had to build our understanding of DM from the ground up just to be in a position to run a trial like this," Dr. Victoria P. Werth, a professor at Penn and chief of dermatology a...
Missing Russian helicopter found on seabed in the Arctic

Missing Russian helicopter found on seabed in the Arctic

Technology
The Joint Rescue Coordination Center for northern Norway said that the Mi-8 helicopter, which went down Thursday near the Svalbard settlement of Barentsburg, is around two kilometers (one mile) east of Cape Heer at a depth of nearly 210 meters (about 685 feet). A Norwegian remote-controlled submarine was involved in the search, which will now focus on the chopper's passengers. Russian authorities said earlier that the helicopter belonged to Russian coal company Arktikugol but was operated by charter company Konvers Avia. Yevgeny Saidov, head of the Russian emergencies ministry's special group at the site, told news agency TASS that Russian remotely controlled underwater vehicles would join the operation to survey the Mi-8 crash site. The helicopter had been en route to Barentsburg, a coal...
Reports: USB stick with high-level security info of Heathrow airport found in street

Reports: USB stick with high-level security info of Heathrow airport found in street

World
Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A USB stick containing high-level security information details of London's Heathrow airport was found on the street by a pedestrian, according to reports.The Sunday Mirror first reported that the USB stick was found and that it contained information about Queen Elizabeth's route at the airport and security measures used to protect her, timetables for police patrols to guard against potential suicide bombers and terrorist attacks, and other security information for one of the world's busiest and most important airports.A spokesperson told CNN that airport authorities are looking into the potential security breach."We have reviewed all of our security plans and are confident that Heathrow remains secure," the spokesperson said. "We have also launched an internal investigatio...