Japan's beloved cherry blossoms reached peak bloom on March 26 this year, the earliest on record in 1,200 years. Likewise, peak bloom in Washington, D.C. continues to inch earlier in the year, corresponding with rising temperatures in the region. Read on to learn more about these stunning, temperature-sensitive trees and what they can tell us about the climate crisis.
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Facebook's new terms of service for WhatsApp will take effect on May 15, months after the company was heavily criticized over its data-collection practice by users and government officials. Those who refuse to approve the new policy will still be able to use the app, though in a much more limited capacity than before. Read more on the changes coming to WhatsApp.
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