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Gerbils Likely Pushed Plague To Europe in Middle Ages
Shifts in climate in the Middle Ages likely drove plague bacteria from gerbils in Asia to people in Europe, research now suggests. Rats don't deserve all the blame.
A Stolen iPhone, A New Connection And Minor Celebrity In China
Months after Buzzfeed writer Matt Stopera's phone was stolen, new pictures from China started uploading to his photo stream.
Fair Warning: Watch One 'Foyle's War' Episode, And You'll Want To Watch Them All
The British series is set during and after World War II. Detective Foyle tackles crimes connected to the war — murder and spying, black markets and profiteering. It's "terrifically entertaining."
After His Brother's Suicide, Writer Seeks Comfort In 'All The Wrong Places'
In his new memoir, Philip Connors writes about "living in the shadow of a suicide." Wracked by guilt and haunted by "what ifs," Connors investigated his brother's death and learned a terrible secret.
Army Corps Project Pits Farmland Against Flood Threat
A levee project would cordon off lucrative farmland along the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri. But small towns in Illinois say that puts them at risk of flooding while protecting rich farmers.
'Weird' Fern Shows The Power Of Interspecies Sex
Two species of fern that diverged 60 million years ago are as evolutionarily distant as, say, elephants and manatees. Nonetheless, the two species recently produced a hybrid, say astounded botanists.
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