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Saturday November 18th, 2017 evening edition

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They also wrote directly to the trees, which have received thousands of messages—everything from banal greetings and questions about current events to love letters and existential dilemmas.

“As I was leaving St. Mary’s College today I was struck, not by a branch, but by your radiant beauty.

Melbourne’s email-a-tree service is one in a litany of municipal projects aimed at leveraging personal and institutional technologies to keep cities running smoothly.

Y’all can call me Al. I’m about 350 years old and live on a small farm in N.E. Mississippi, USA.

“The email interactions reveal the love Melburnians have for our trees,” Wood said.

City officials shared several of the tree emails with me, but redacted the names of senders to respect their privacy.

The surprising thing in the case of email-equipped trees, though, is that some of the people who have sent messages have received replies. »

Report: Electronic Arts Backed Off Battlefront II Microtransactions After Disney Put Its Foot Down

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Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz has been following the twists and turns of EA's changes with Star Wars: Battlefront II, mentioning that Disney executives contacted EA to figure out the furor over Battlefront II.

As mainstream media outlets began conflating the Star Wars license with gambling and outrage, it seems Disney began to take issue with Battlefront II being in the news for these reasons.

Star Wars: Battlefront II released today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. »

Hello, I'm an Idiot Who Thought Vitaminwater Was Healthy

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I stared at the five-gallon jug which I fill with life-extending (I THOUGHT) Vitaminwater.

A bottle of vitaminwater contains 33 grams of sugar, making it more akin to a soft drink than to a healthy beverage.

Then my helper woke me up for dinner, and I realized I was in a special home for stupid people. »

There's an intriguing reason why 99.9% of Americans have never tasted blackcurrant but Europeans love it

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Pathologists discovered that blackcurrants spread a fungus, introduced from Europe in the 19th century, that killed white pine trees, the backbone of the nation's timber industry.

As field after field of Ribes were destroyed, the American consumer's memory of the deep purple fruit was also erased.

"Consumers just don't know what to do with them," said Pitts, "particularly since their taste is off-putting to most Americans. »