RATS might not be to blame for the spread of the Black Death in Europe after all. A new study suggests that the much-maligned rodents may have been wrongly scapegoated as a cause for the deadly plague. It's been a long-held belief that flea-ridden rats helped spread a devastating series of plague outbreaks from 1346 right through to the early 19th Century. But researchers at the University of Oslo and the University of Ferrara say it was actually "human fleas and body lice" that were mostly to blame. The scientists used data from nine plague outbreaks across Europe, and tracked how the plague developed over time. Using this data, they were able to use mathematical models to simulate disease outbreaks. These simulations tracked how the disease would have been spread by rats, airborne transmission, or fleas and lice on human clothes. By comparing the results of these simulations to the real-world data, it was possible to find close matches – and predict the true cause. The results … [Read more...] about Black Death study blames humans instead of rats for deadly disease spread – but experts are divided over findings
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45 0 1. underoath427 (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Apr 2008) I'm tired of hearing this story, I work for Verizon Wireless and I assure you, the employee she dealt with was an idiot. We have NO policy saying you need to know the PIN to cancel an account due to someone passing. Actually, you don't even need a Death Certificate. You walk into a store, state someone passed away, and we are supposed to cancel it. posted on 07 Mar 2010, 15:11 0 2. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009) How about the fact that they kept the charges from June-august? Care to explain that sir? Stop getting all sensitive and defensive. No one is attacking you personally. If this offends you, get a life posted on 07 Mar 2010, 15:17 0 3. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009) ...you outta lighten up there bud, I'm sure it was a mistake instead of policy to have it happen this way. posted on 07 Mar 2010, 15:29 0 4. underoath427 (Posts: 9; … [Read more...] about Comments for : Dead man billed by Verizon, death certificate not enough proof says the carrier
posted on 15 Dec 2011, 04:32 5 1. Netolic (Posts: 144; Member since: 18 Oct 2011) This color is perfect to be release on valentines posted on 15 Dec 2011, 23:46 0 25. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011) that is a sexy phone posted on 15 Dec 2011, 05:32 4 2. Shadowman38 (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Nov 2011) I like the color and i'm waiting for it to come out, BUT I hope that it does not only go to AT&T. I hope that t-mobile get it also. I've been waiting for it ever since I heard of it. I'm tied of android, and being that the iphone is not coming to t-mo, well the nokia 900 wp7.5 is the next best thing. posted on 15 Dec 2011, 10:39 0 13. rsiders (Posts: 1314; Member since: 17 Nov 2011) I'm with you on that. Actually if T-Mobile got the Titan I would be more than happy. But if this is real, I'm definitely on board just for the beauty of the phone even if it will not have a front facing camera as I do enjoy Skype video chat on my 4th gen … [Read more...] about Comments for : Alleged Nokia Lumia 900 render appears in red
image Attend college, accept a job, and play minigames! That's all there is to life in this interactive board game, and it's lots of fun for the whole family. The board piece characters come to life and make their way through the various stages of life on this 3D-animated reworking of the original board game. The Game of Life embed <iframe width="944" height="531" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/P2FMcObpDX4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> The Game Of Life - Video image As the members of a disease-fighting team, you must keep four deadly diseases at bay while developing a cure. Travel the world, treat infections, and find cures. Pandemic The Board Game embed <iframe width="944" height="531" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/o7JVxf0wULY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> Pandemic - Video image Ticket to Ride is the official mobile adaptation of Days of Wonder's best-selling train board game. In addition to an exciting … [Read more...] about Best board games for Android and iPhone! (2017)
Joanna Shears has everything to live for. But the 34-year-old is already fixated on death.Shears is an accomplished artist and taxidermist. Sometimes, she marries her interests in elaborate video installations that are meditations on how our lives end. She maintains a blog, The Winding Sheet, where she discusses funerals, cemeteries and "death positivity," the idea that improving your outlook on the inevitable might help you enjoy the present. Given her preoccupation, it's no surprise Shears has begun thinking about her own demise. Three years ago, Shears stumbled across DeadSocial, an online service for managing the digital afterlife and sending messages to loved ones. The service, she thought, was the smartest way she could wrangle her roughly 50 web accounts and thousands of digital photos. "I haven't written a will because I don't feel like I've got anything to leave to anybody," Shears told me from her home in London. "All I've got to leave is shitloads of photos, and that is an … [Read more...] about Each year, 200+ million online accounts are left for dead.