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DNA from ancient plague points to modern peril

In this Jan. 17, 2014, photo provided by McMaster University, graduate biology student Jennifer Klunk examines a bone sample at McMaster University's Ancient DNA Centre in Hamilton, Canada. Scientists say two of the deadliest pandemics in history were caused by strains of the same plague and warn new versions of the bacteria could spark future outbreaks.  AP PHOTO/MCMASTER UNIVERSITY

“In some cases death came immediately; in others, after many days,” the historian Procopius wrote as a terrifying disease scythed through Constantinople in 542 AD. “With some, the body broke out with black pustules about as large as a lentil and these did not survive even one day, but all succumbed immediately. Vomiting of blood ensued in many, without visible cause, and immediately brought death.”

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Washington Post: US capital’s powerful paper

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The Washington Post has a storied history as the house newspaper of the US political elite, and its journalists reported some of the 20th century’s biggest scoops, including the Watergate scandal.

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Airborne laser reveals hidden city in Cambodia

In this photo taken on June 28, 2012, Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temples complex stands in Siem Reap province, some 230 kilometers (143 miles) northwest Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia's Angkor Wat temples complex. The discovery was announced late Monday, June 17, 2013, in a peer-reviewed paper released early by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. AP

Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temple complex.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Council recalls clearance given for diaper TV ad that spoofed ‘Battle of Mactan’

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The Ad Standards Council (ASC) has recalled the clearance given for the airing of a TV commercial for a diaper, which had spoofed the Battle of Mactan as having been triggered by the gift of low quality diapers.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

How science digs up the royal dirt

Undated photo made available by the University of Leicester, England, Monday Feb. 4 2013, of the remains of England's King Richard III, missing for 500 years. The identification of the skeleton is the latest coup by forensic scientists who use radiocarbon-dating, DNA analysis, 3D scanning and other hi-tech tools to unlock the secrets of the long-dead.  AP/ UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

The identification of King Richard III’s skeleton is the latest coup by forensic scientists who use radiocarbon-dating, DNA analysis, 3D scanning and other hi-tech tools to unlock the secrets of the long-dead.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

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