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19-07-2018 abc.es 5 min #143846

La mitad de las manchas de la Sábana Santa son falsas

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Un nuevo estudio sobre la Sábana Santa de Turín, el sudario de Cristo para la tradición católica, apunta a que al menos la mitad de las manchas de sangre serían falsas, ya que no son compatibles con la posición de un cuerpo ni en la cruz ni en un sepulcro, según un nuevo estudio publicado esta semana en el  Journal of Forensic Science. Los investigadores creen que, en realidad, son el producto de un artista.

19-07-2018 atmosphere.copernicus.eu 3 min #143845

Cams monitors long-range transport of Siberian wildfire smoke

Wildfires have been spreading across central Russia and Siberia since spring, sending smoke into the skies and filling the air with pollutants. During the first two weeks of July, smoke from fires in the Sakha Republic of Russia travelled an astonishing 9500 km - across the Arctic Ocean to Alaska and North-West Canada and eventually the west coast of Greenland. This long-range movement of smoke was predicted five days in advance by the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS).

17-07-2018 middleeasteye.net 3 min #143732

World's oldest bread discovered at prehistoric site in Jordan

Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a delectable surprise: people began making bread, a vital staple food, millennia before they developed agriculture.

The discovery detailed on Monday shows that hunter-gatherers in the Eastern Mediterranean achieved the cultural milestone of bread-making far earlier than previously suspected, more than 4,000 years before plant cultivation took root.