Neatorama Posts Tagged "plague"
Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem

NPR illustrated an article about the plague with a medieval image. A historian pointed out th...  ...t that a lot of what we thought was art about the plague is just wrong. Most real plague victims were not covered in spots or sores as we'...  ...pots or sores as we've come...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/Iconic-Plague-Images-Are-Often-Not-What-They-Seem/
The Black Death May Have Had a Surprising Effect on the Environment...

We sometimes think of environmental pollution as a...  ...ade pollutants have been with us much longer. The plague known as Black Death ravaged Europe between 1347...  ...We can go down to the month of the arrival of the plague , and you can see the immediate drop, right along...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/08/The-Black-Death-May-Have-Had-a-Surprising-Effect-on-the-Environment/
When Medieval Monks Couldn't Cure the Plague, They Launched a Luxe Skincare Line

Sometimes the secret to success is to recognize a...  ...e pharmacy. “First, in 1348, as soon as the plague epidemic came to Florence, the monks started tryi...  ...p of young Italians sequestered from the sinister plague in a hillside villa outside of Florence. Isolatio...  ...the idea being that if you d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/15/When-Medieval-Monks-Couldnt-Cure-the-Plague-They-Launched-a-Luxe-Skincare-Line/
20 Things You Didn’t Know About San Francisco...

Quick: what comes to mind when you think of San Fr...  ...city of San Francisco was the site for the first plague epidemic in the continental United States, which...  ...ome people speculate that this is how the bubonic plague managed to secure its first toehold in North Amer...  ...ou have blue jeans, which alm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/21/20-Things-You-Didnt-Know-About-San-Francisco/
Nature Goes to War...

The following article is from the book Uncle John&...  ...is believed to be history’s first use of a plague as a weapon took place in 1346 when Mongol empero...  ...ffa (now Feodosiya, Ukraine) under siege. Bubonic plague had broken out among the emperor’s troops,...  ...biological warfare launched t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/25/Nature-Goes-to-War/
Our Pungent History: Sweat, Perfume, and the Scent of Death...

Human sweat and oils don’t inherently smell...  ...lic bathhouses had been closed due to the bubonic plague , which killed more than a third of the population...  ...of germs, people believed that diseases like the plague were contagious through the air. “Before ge...  ...f other aromatics. “Sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/08/Our-Pungent-History-Sweat-Perfume-and-the-Scent-of-Death/
Americapox: The Missing Plague

Diseases brought by Europeans wiped out 90% of the...  ...ver the long history of civilization left us with plague , typhus, cholera, smallpox, and other diseases, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/29/Americapox-The-Missing-Plague/
The Mutant Genes Behind the Black Death...

Research into the history of the plague reveals how the painstaking drudgery of lab work...  ...ed millions of people at a time during historical plague outbreaks. The most recent of these studies, pu...  ...the ability to cause pneumonia, causing a form of plague so lethal th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/07/The-Mutant-Genes-Behind-the-Black-Death/
Archaeologists Discovered Remains of "End of World" Plague

A bonfire where many of the victims of a...  ...at it was called the "end of the world" plague . Between 250 to 271 AD, the Roman empire was...  ...to 271 AD, the Roman empire was afflicted by the Plague of Cyprian - named after the bishop of Carthage S...  ...me was produced, as well as a giant b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/20/Archaeologists-Discovered-Remains-of-End-of-World-Plague/
Scientists Reconstructed the Justinian Plague DNA. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Photo: McMaster University Is...  ...ter of the human population during the Justinian Plague , back in the days of the Roman Empire. The plague , caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, made an...  ...etons in a mass grave of people who died from the plague , incl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/29/Scientists-Reconstructed-the-Justinian-Plague-DNA-What-Could-Possibly-Go-Wrong/




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