Newsy (Feb. 24, 2015) The "black death" that killed tens of millions of people has been blamed on rats for years, but now researchers say they may have gotten a bad rap.
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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. ... watch video
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 ... watch video
May 27, 2015 Scientists have developed methods of using commercial-grade laser equipment to find and analyze fossils of dinosaurs. The new laser method causes fossil samples to fluoresce, ... read more
May 7, 2014 A new study suggests that people who survived the medieval mass-killing plague known as the Black Death lived significantly longer and were healthier than people who lived before the epidemic struck ... read more
Mar. 15, 2013 Today archaeologists unearthed a 'Black Death' grave in London, containing more than a dozen skeletons of people suspected to have died from the plague. The victims are thought to have died ... read more
Aug. 29, 2011 A team of German and Canadian scientists has shown that today's plague pathogen has been around at least 600 years. The Black Death claimed the lives of one-third of Europeans in just five years ... read more