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Tropical disease in medieval Europe revises the history of a pathogen related to syphilis

Plague was commonplace in medieval times, so finding its victims in a 15th century Lithuanian graveyard was no surprise. However, ...
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When the Yellow Fever Outbreak of 1793 Sent the Wealthy Fleeing Philadelphia

During the hot, humid summer of 1793, thousands of Philadelphians got horribly sick, suffering from fevers and chills, jaundiced skin, ...
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Open to the world

A pop-up charity shop in a luxury department store melds art, commerce and justiceBy Aeon VideoWatch at Aeon ...
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Beware of lateral thinking

De Bono’s popular theory is textbook pseudoscience: unsound, untested and derivative of real (unacknowledged) researchBy Antonio MelechiRead at Aeon ...
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Ancient bird figurine recovered from refuse heap the oldest instance of East Asian 3D art

(PLOS) A small bird carving--the oldest instance of East Asian three-dimensional art ever discovered--is described in a study published June ...
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Discovery of the oldest Chinese work of art

(CNRS) Carved from burnt bone, a miniature bird statuette is the oldest known Chinese work of art, according to an ...
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Seven Very Good Boys of War

It’s true, we don’t deserve them… In May of 1861, Sallie Ann, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, wandered into the camp ...
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Entire Roman city revealed without any digging

For the first time, archaeologists have succeeded in mapping a complete Roman city, Falerii Novi in Italy, using advanced ground ...
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The History of Lafayette Square: Then and Now

The White House Historical Association calls Lafayette Square “the paradoxical relationship between slavery and freedom in the nation’s capital.” With a ...
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Top Pentagon Leaders Open to Renaming Posts Named After Confederate Generals

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Defense Secretary Mark Esper are open to the possibility of renaming the service’s installations currently named ...
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