Ancient Women’s Teeth Reveal Origins of 14-Century Black Death

[ad_1] In 1338 or 1339 “Bačaq, a faithful woman” in her 40s who stood just four feet, eight inches, died and was buried in the Kara-Djigach cemetery, about seven miles outside Bishkek, the capital of what is now Kyrgyzstan. Her tombstone was inscribed in Syriac, an...

Living with Lead Creates Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’

[ad_1] Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a growing cause of death worldwide. They killed roughly 1.27 million people in 2019, according to the most recent worldwide analysis. One obvious culprit has been our overuse of antimicrobial drugs, which pressures populations...