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New World Drugs in Old World Mummies?

  • Among these claims is one that makes the rounds on the internet a few times a year, often in Facebook memes, which is that ancient Egyptians had trade routes with the Americas as early as the 21st Dynasty (~1000 BCE).
  • In this bit of research, what Parsche and Nerlich discovered was that, while the THC was very probably inhaled, the nicotine and cocaine were ingested since their signatures were found in highest concentrations in the liver and intestines.
  • If, however, we assume that the ancient Egyptians did have sea-worthy ships—ships that have yet to be discovered in the archaeological record—then we’re left with this assumption: that the Egyptians were willing to trade for hundreds of years with South America and never write down the exploit!

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Foreign purchases of American homes plunge as Chinese buyers flee the market

  • The dollar volume of homes purchased by foreign buyers from April 2018 through March 2019 dropped 36% from the previous year, according to the National Association of Realtors.
  • While the Realtors point to the steep runup in home prices over the past several years, as well as the shortage of existing homes for sale, foreign buyers have long been big players in the newly built housing market, where homes come at a price premium.
  • There is a large supply of move-up range new homes for sale, especially in areas where foreign buyers have shown the most interest, such as the Inland Empire of Southern California as well as Texas and Florida.
  • About a third of Chinese buyers purchased property in California, although that figure was down from the previous year.

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China Is Drafting Urgent Plan to Resolve Hong Kong Chaos, SCMP Says

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#discuss¿Is using Jquery a bad practice nowadays?

  • I have seen this library in the recent courses I've taken.
  • Playing around with vanilla JS I really found it useful!
  • However, I've seen lots and lots of posts dismissing the use of Jquery, probably in favour of the use of a fancy new framework as React or VUE.
  • But I found these opinions very drastic and non-newbie friendly.
  • Starting with a framework is medium-advanced stuff that maybe not everybody is ready for.
  • What do you think?

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#discussWanted: JavaScript Book Recommendations

  • I consider myself to have a pretty decent knowledge of JavaScript, but I know there's ALWAYS more to learn.
  • I'm looking for some paperback book recommendations to take my knowledge to the next level, really get into the intricacies of JS - and boy are there many!
  • So, what are your must read JavaScript book recommendations?

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How to i18n in Flutter?

  • Is a shorthand for internationalization.
  • The came because the internationalization word have twenty letters and between the first letter (i) and the last(n) there are eighteen letters.
  • If you have a big project that support, lets say, more than two locales you will need to create files for each locale and add the strings manually.
  • Let me introduce to you the Flutter i18n Plugin for IntelliJ IDEA created by Razvan Lung.
  • A plugin that simplify i18n managment in your project.
  • The plugin generate a class called S this is the class that you use to get your strings providing the context into it.
  • You get your strings by calling: S.of(context).yourStringKey. The plugin create a default .arb file for English.
  • Then pick your language from the list, and region if necessary.Your arb files are located at “root-project/res/values/”.

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“href” vs. “src” in HTML

  • I will share the help I received and the history provided by wonderful folks, Vuild, Brendan Eich (creator of JavaScript), and Håkon Wium Lie (creator of CSS) on Twitter.
  • Vuild replied that src is for a request while href is for a link to a resource.
  • As Vuild felt the same way, and he requested Brendan Eich, and Håkon Wium Lie for help.
  • Brendan Eich kindly replied that src is for “auto inclusion” while href‘ed resources are loaded after an action occurs.
  • Håkon Wium Lie kindly provided the history (how) and the rationale (why) behind it.
  • And then Håkon followed up with how and why img uses src.
  • Many thanks to Vuild, Brendan Eich, and Håkon Wium Lie for the help and the hi/story.

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'Deconstructed' devices reveal the beauty of everyday design

  • Many of these items are presented both as painstakingly laid-out still-lifes and in disarray, reflecting what McLellan calls his "dual artistic persona." A collection of essays from notable figures of the DIY world discussing historical examples of disassembly and reverse engineering accompanies the images.
  • In portraying both past and present items, the photographer said he wanted to inspire a reflection on how we constantly make and replace things, even when there might not be any need for it.
  • While at the start of the series McLellan tore down mostly discarded objects, he's now using contemporary, fresh-out-of-the-box gadgets -- like the Amazon Echo, which he said was one of the most beautiful pieces to dissect for the new book.
  • "I really need to understand how each object comes apart in order to visualize it and create a logical image," McLellan explained.

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'I'm so controversial, I love beautiful women': Donald Trump explained in a 1992 interview why he didn't think he would ever run for president

  • According to a transcript from the show "A Closer Look," hosted by NBC's Faith Daniels, Trump thought his "love" of "beautiful women" would prove "controversial" if he ever ran for president.
  • Daniels then urged Trump to "tell the rest of the story," and she revealed that he publicly kissed her at a New York charity event when her husband's back was turned.
  • Daniels also asked Trump during the talk show to describe his choice in women, The Post reported.
  • Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by 16 women thus far, The Post reported, including author E.
  • Jean Carroll, who spoke out last month saying she was assaulted by Trump in a dressing room.
  • Trump has denied the claims made by the women.
  • The White House, Trump Organization, and lawyer for Epstein declined to comment to The Post.

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THE US TELEHEALTH MARKET: The market, drivers, threats, and opportunities for incumbents and newcomers

  • Telehealth — the use of mobile technology to deliver health-related services, such as remote doctor consultations and patient monitoring — is enabling healthcare providers and payers to address the US healthcare industry's growing list of problems.
  • The proliferation and rapid advancement of mobile technology are spurring telehealth adoption, and many believe that 2018 could be the tipping point for the telehealth market.
  • In The US Telehealth Market, Business Insider Intelligence defines the opaque US telehealth market, forecasts the market growth potential and value, outlines the key drivers behind usage and adoption, and evaluates the opportunity telehealth solutions will afford all stakeholders.
  • We also identify key barriers to continued telehealth adoption, and discuss how providers, payers, and telehealth companies are working to overcome these hurdles.
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