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Black Death

Ebola and Public Health Versus the 'Bottom Line'

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Bernard Starr

If Ebola continued as confined outbreaks for a limited time, a patent for a drug to treat it, or a vaccine to prevent it, might not feed the corporate bottom line. So we have waited for a desperate crisis when a cure might bring enough profit to light up the bottom line.

Old Bones Show Black Death Had 'Silver Lining'

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science

The Black Death, a plague that first devastated Europe in the 1300s, had a silver lining. After the ravages of the disease, surviving Europeans lived...

Old Bones Found Along Rail Line Yield Secrets Of The Black Death

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 03.30.2014 | Science

LONDON (AP) — You can learn a lot from a tooth. Molars taken from skeletons unearthed by work on a new London railway line are revealing secrets of...

Snippets Point To Strange Legacy Of Deadly Pandemic

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 02.04.2014 | Science

The Black Death of the 14th century may be written into the DNA of survivors' descendants, new research finds. The study reveals that Roma people (s...

Old Teeth Reveal Link Between Deadly Pandemics

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 01.28.2014 | Science

LONDON (AP) — Scientists say two of the deadliest pandemics in history were caused by strains of the same plague and warn that new versions of the b...

Icy Alien Dust Links Ancient Famine To Celebrated Comet

LiveScience | Mike Wall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

SAN FRANCISCO — The ancients had ample reason to view comets as harbingers of doom, it would appear. A piece of the famous Halley's comet likely s...

20 Dead From Bubonic Plague

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Twenty villagers on the island nation of Madagascar have died from an outbreak of bubonic plague. On Tuesday, the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar ...

Couple Gets The Bubonic Plague, Husband Slips Into Coma For Nearly 90 Days

www.newser.com | Posted 03.25.2013 | Weird News

On a trip to Manhattan, New Mexico couple Lucinda Marker and John Tull fell ill with what turned out to be the bubonic plague. In what was the first c...

A History of the World in Rolling Stones Concerts

Jerry Adler | Posted 02.19.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Adler

Eleven years after the benefit concert in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was held at Madison Square Garden, many of the same top musicians came together to raise money for those suffering from Superstorm Sandy.

Portland Welder Recovering From Rare Case Of Plague

AP | STEVEN DUBOIS | Posted 07.18.2012 | Weird News

PORTLAND, Ore. -- One look at Paul Gaylord's hands shows why the plague is referred to as "Black Death." The welder's once-strong hands have been wit...

Timothy Stenovec

Plague Leaves Man In Critical Condition

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.15.2012 | Green

An Oregon man is in critical condition after being infected with the plague, the Oregonian reports. The man was bitten by a cat on Saturday, June 2...

Worms, Germany: Centuries Of Jewish History Distilled

Alan Elsner | Posted 01.09.2012 | Travel
Alan Elsner

In the adjoining museum devoted to the history of the Jews of Worms, there is a chilling photograph of the synagogue going up in flames during Kristallnacht.

How Black Death Kept Its Genes But Lost Its Killing Power

| Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for the original article) In five years, Black Death wiped out an estimated 30 to 50 percent of Europe's populatio...

The World Population in 2050 Could Well Be 7 Billion

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 08.19.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

A recent front page article in the Honolulu Star Advertiser indicated that the people density for Hawaii was 211 per square mile. So I wondered how t...

Oregon Cat Recovering From Bubonic Plague

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

An Oregon cat is recovering from the bubonic plague, central Oregon's KOHD reports. Emilio DeBess, D.V.M., M.P.V.M., an Oregon Public Health Divi...

Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast: Zemeckis Vanishes Into the Uncanny Valley

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

A fond farewell to actor Michael Gough, a fine character actor who appeared in numerous genre films, ranging from Horror of Dracula (1958) to Sleepy Hollow (1999).

HuffPost Review: Black Death

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Black Death may not have anything groundbreaking to say, but it remains a creepy and occasionally disconcerting period piece, and it establishes Christopher Smith as a genuine talent.

The Plague Is Back

Time.com | Laura Blue | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Like no other disease, plague evokes terror. One of the most lethal illnesses in human history, it killed probably a third of Europe's population in t...