Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Europe’s Triumphs and Troubles Are Written in Swiss Ice

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Europe’s Triumphs and Troubles Are Written in Swiss Ice

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Pollen frozen in ice in the Alps traces Europe’s calamities, since the time Macbeth ruled Scotland. ImageA depiction of the Black Death in Basel, Switzerland, in 1349. Scientists measuring pollen in Swiss ice found agricultural activity ceased for a number of years as the plague gripped Europe.CreditCreditHulton Archive/Getty ImagesAs plague swept through Europe in the…