The Daily Populous

Thursday October 21st, 2021 morning edition

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Centuries before Christopher Columbus stumbled across the Bahamas, the Vikings established a beachhead at L’Anse Aux Meadows, a site on the northern peninsula of what is now Newfoundland, Canada.

In the early 1200s, Icelandic authors wrote down two sagas describing Norse explorers’ trips to a place called Vinland.

For a few years (between three and 10), the Norse settlers used the site as a base for explorations farther south—and then they left.

Radiocarbon dating of charcoal from L’Anse aux Meadows suggests that the Viking Age came to American shores sometime between 975 and 1020 CE.

All three wood fragments included at least part of a tree’s outermost ring (tree-ring enthusiasts call this the "waney layer").

That confirmed the fragments came from felled trees, not driftwood, whose bark would have been stripped away by the ocean.

It also meant that Dee, Kuitems, and their colleagues could date the exact year the trees were cut down. »

Apparent human remains found after Brian Laundrie's possessions located in Florida nature reserve

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A senior law enforcement official said that what appear to be partial human remains have been found in Florida's Carlton Reserve in a location that had previously been submerged.

"Chris and Roberta Laundrie were at the reserve earlier today when human remains and some of Brian’s possessions were located in an area where they had initially advised law enforcement that Brian may be," Bertolino said in another statement Wednesday evening.

"Chris and Roberta will wait for the forensic identification of the human remains before making any additional comments.". »

Navalny, Putin’s Imprisoned Foe, Wins E.U.’s Top Human Rights Award

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Through it all, Mr. Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, has never let up in his advocacy for peaceful political change in his country’s faltering democracy.

He was awarded the prize while serving a more than two-year sentence in a Russian penal colony.

Referring to Mr. Navalny, David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament, wrote on Twitter, “He has fought tirelessly against the corruption of Vladimir Putin’s regime. »

God of War (2018) is coming to PC

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We’re thrilled to announce that God of War (2018) will be coming to PC on January 14, 2022!

We appreciate your continued support of God of War and hope that this version of the game will create a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience for returning and new God of War fans alike.

If you would like to pre-purchase God of War for PC, it is now available on both Steam and Epic Games Store. »