The genetic material of one of the biggest killers ever, the plague bacterium Yersinia pestis, has now been mapped. The disease that she is transmitting, also known as 'the Black Death', has cost an estimated half of the European population in the 14th century in just five years. Johannes Krause of the University of Tübingen in Germany, together with British colleagues, searched for scraps of dried up blood and tissue in 46 teeth and 53 bones of four victims, who were buried in 1348 and 1349 in the East Smithfield cemetery in London.
The international space station is located 400 kilometers from the earth and has a speed of approximately 28,000 km / h. So you would not expect that you can see it with the naked eye. But that is true. Occasionally, you may be lucky enough to perceive the ISS between the other celestial bodies as a light line, most similar to a powerful star or super-fast aircraft.
The abuse of prescription drugs is increasing hand in hand and the trade in cocaine and opium breaks all records. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime established this in a report last year. But narcotic and mind-expanding drugs not only produce dubious records. Some substances, such as cannabis, appear to have a positive effect on a number of diseases.
In an orange cloud of piping hot gas, the rocket slowly disengages from the launch pad. The engine roars like a flock of lions while the rocket over and over rises gravity. Soon he will send a satellite orbit around the earth, but after that the rocket will not roam the universe as scrap metal.
A new type of medicine has significantly reduced the number of cancer cells in 80% of leukemia patients and has completely eliminated them in one-fifth of patients. That is the preliminary result of a four-year study, which is now published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Tested for leukemia Venetoclax - as the new drug is called - was given in pill form to 116 American and Australian patients.
If you're digging in the garden and you accidentally cut an earthworm in half, then you have two - that's the myth. But that kite doesn't fly. Cutting is deadly Usually a worm that you cut will just die, but the ends can still twist for a while, making it look like the two parts are still alive.
Half of the languages are extinct in 100 years Many languages have only a few thousand speakers, while some are spoken by millions of people. The 80 largest languages are spoken by 80 percent of the world's population, while 3,600 small languages represent only 0.2 percent of the world's population.
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Animal lovers around the world were cheering when the panda went from 'threatened' to 'vulnerable' species on 4 September. The giant panda, which is a highly personal symbol for the preservation of animal life, now shows how effective it can be if people fight for endangered species.
Since Pluto was degraded to a dwarf planet in 2006, our solar system has eight planets on paper. But in reality it is probably different. In recent years, astronomers have found various indications that a huge, dark planet is hiding in the outer regions of the solar system.
Protect your eyes with eclipse glasses If you look at a solar eclipse without protection, you can permanently damage your eyes. A total solar eclipse takes a few minutes, and during the time that the moon completely blocks the sunlight, you can basically view the rare phenomenon.
1. Flea with the plague Victims: 120 dead Between 1930 and 1942, Unit 731, a secret division of the Japanese army, released around 15 million plague-infected fleas in the Chinese cities of Changde and Ningbo. 120 people died. 2. Anthrax by post Victims: 5 dead, 17 sick In 2001, unknown perpetrators sent letters with anthrax traces to American senators and media organizations.
The Bermuda triangle is a sea area that lies southeast of the US. Since a large number of ships and planes were killed in this 'warning triangle' in the 1950s, all kinds of wild stories have been circulating. You can't think of it as crazy or there are disappearances attributed to it: from UFOs to demons.
The Amazon rainforest is still on fire. That is not only a problem for the flora, fauna and people who are in the burning places. Because if the forest disappears even further, we will soon reach a so-called tipping point in the ecosystem of the rain forest that leads to a pronounced forest death, according to Brazilian climatologists.
Jupiter - the giant planet Jupiter is the giant of the solar system. It is the first of the outer gas planets and weighs more than twice as much as all other planets of the solar system combined. Jupiter is a gas planet and therefore has no solid surface. It consists of gas and may have a fixed core.