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Black Death May Have Improved European Health

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May 8, 2014
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Researchers examined 600 skeletons in London and determined post-plague populations lived longer, healthier lives. Video provided by Newsy


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Buzz60 (Jan. 17, 2014) — Scientists are thinking that the giant Gigantopithecus, a ten foot, great ape thought to have died out hundreds of thousands of years ago may have met their doom from cavities. As their area of tibet cooled, their main food source, bamboo, may have dwindled away, forcing them to eat sugary fruits which may have, in turn, killed them off. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) reports.
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'Black Death' Skeletons Found Under London Rail Site

'Black Death' Skeletons Found Under London Rail Site

AFP (Mar. 16, 2013) — Workers building a new railway in London have unearthed 13 skeletons thought to be victims of the Black Death plague that swept through Europe in the 14th century, archaeologists said on Friday.
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Wayn Hamilton Traces His Family's History Back to Black Soldiers Who Sided With the British During the American Revolution, and Eventually Found Refuge in Nova Scotia

Wayn Hamilton Traces His Family's History Back to Black Soldiers Who Sided With the British During the American Revolution, and Eventually Found Refuge in Nova Scotia

CBC (Feb. 13, 2013) — Birchtown, N.S., is famous for having been one of the largest settlements of Black Loyalists, black soldiers who sided with the British during the American Revolution and found refuge in Canada. CBC's Kimberly Gale talks to Wayn Hamilton, a Canadian who traced his family tree back two centuries and discovered relatives in Sierra Leone.
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Black Death Bacterium DNA Sequenced

Black Death Bacterium DNA Sequenced

CBC (Oct. 13, 2011) — The DNA of the Black Death bacteria has been sequenced, a development that could allow researchers to track how it evolved to become such a killer.
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