An international team has analyzed two 3,800-year-old Y. pestis genomes that suggest a Bronze Age origin for bubonic plague. The study shows that this strain
A deadly fungus responsible for the devastation of amphibian populations around the world may have originated in East Asia, new research has found. Phys.org –
While the black plague ravaged the rest of France, Paris remained relatively untouched — and they may have had their fondness for lemonade to thank.
Amoebae, single-celled organisms common in soil, water and grade-school science classrooms, may play a key role in the survival and spread of deadly plague bacteria.
New portraits of the evolution of some of history’s deadliest pandemics have been created through analysis of thousands of skeletons and new collections of historical
The plague took millions of lives in the 1600s, but Parisians fought back with tart, sweet lemonade. HowStuffWorks – Learn How Everything Works!
A research team has sequenced the first six European genomes of the plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis dating from the Late Neolithic to the Bronze Age
A team of researchers led by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History has sequenced the first six European genomes
A toxic fungus infects crops eaten across the developing world. Scientists are engineering a solution. All DiscoverMagazine.com content
Harmful algae blooms have become a top water polluter, fueled by fertilizers washing into lakes, streams and oceans. Federal and state programs have spent billions