Originally published 02/24/2015
New Study: Plague outbreaks that ravaged Europe for centuries were driven by climate changes in Asia
These outbreaks were traditionally thought to be caused by rodent reservoirs of infected rats lurking in Europe’s cities, or potentially by rodent reservoirs in the wilderness. But research published in the journal PNAS suggests otherwise.
Originally published 02/14/2015
A new study of sediment deposits from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, shows that 23 severe hurricanes hit New England between 250 and 1150 CE.
Originally published 10/07/2013
Stalin wasn't just a ruthless dictator -- he was a damn effective editor.
Originally published 09/13/2013
Hurricane Ike was one of the most destructive storms in U.S. history.
Originally published 03/18/2013
Researchers have unearthed one of the world's oldest Egyptian sun dials - possibly dating back to 13th century BC - used by the people to tell time with the position of the Sun.The discovery was made during archaeological excavations in the Kings' Valley in Upper Egypt by a team of researchers from the University of Basel.The team led by Professor Susanne Bickel made the significant discovery while clearing the entrance to one of the tombs.During this year's excavations the researchers found a flattened piece of limestone (so-called Ostracon) on which a semicircle in black colour had been drawn. The semicircle is divided into twelve sections of about 15 degrees each....
Originally published 09/08/2005
It was the floor of all floods--and it changed America forever.
Originally published 10/29/2014
Stone Age Brain
Could empires have fallen, in part, because of changes in the weather?
Originally published 12/17/2013
Full article: http://hnn.us/article/153216
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