A research team has sequenced the first six European genomes of the plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis dating from the Late Neolithic to the Bronze Age (4,800 to 3,700 years ago). Analysis of these samples suggests that the Stone Age Plague entered Europe during the Neolithic with a large-scale migration of people from the Eurasian steppe.
Oh, To the Moon! What a wonderfully touching exploration of human life, dressed up like simple Japanese role-playing game from '90s, that was. A few hours of game which will stay with me for years. Now - finally - creator Kan Gao and his very small team at Freebird are ready to release the follow-up... Show More Summary
It's the "mother!" of all breakups. According to Entertainment Tonight, and further "confirmed" by People, Jennifer Lawrence, 27, and director Darren Aronofsky, 48, have split up after more than a year together. They met while making the polarizing film "mother!" and started dating in Fall 2016. Show More Summary
The organisers of the Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage have announced the dates of next year’s pilgrimage to Rome, October 26-28, 2018, and that it will be led by His Excellency Czeslaw Kozon, bishop of Copenhagen, Denmark. InShow More Summary
Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. This week’s question is a wild one. Q. Baby daddy jumping out of the closet: About a year ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl....Show More Summary
Jennifer Lawrence and director Darren Aronofsky have had an "amicable split," Entertainment Tonight reported on Wedndesday. The two dated for around a year after working together on the film mother!, released earlier this year to mixed reactions. Show More Summary
Level-5 has announced that Yo-Kai Watch Busters 2 has been pushed back from its Dec. 7th, 2017 release. Thankfully the title is still coming to Japan this year, as the new date is Dec. 16th, 2017. No reason for the delay was given.
This year has seen high after new high in US stock price indexes and this comes on top of a run that dates back to March, 2009. There was a time when rising stock prices with or without rising earnings would attract a crowd of eager investors wishing to join the momentum. Show More Summary
FOX is starting the new year strong with several new show premieres. The network has the new first responder drama 9-1-1, the return of The X-Files, a new singing competition show The Four, plus mid-season entries The Resident and LA to Vegas.
Allen has been college basketball's best to date, but the season is early and it's closer than you think at the top
Egypt says archaeologists have discovered three sunken shipwrecks dating back more than 2,000 years to Roman times off the coast of the city of Alexandria.
WOW. “I think that, number one, you need to understand, 40 years ago, what the Sitz im Leben was like in Alabama. Judge Roy Moore graduated from West Point and then went on into the service, served in Vietnam and then came back and was in law school. Show More Summary
Each year, the president of the United States pardons a turkey, who is then able to live out it’s life on a farm without fear of death and dismemberment. The tradition dates back to the 1940s and was continued by President John F. Kennedy, though he was never accused of being soft on crime...
We have known for years that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has been working on a foldable smartphone and the company, itself, confirmed plans to launch the device, code-named the Galaxy X in 2018. But a recent discovery suggests we could be even closer to a launch date than originally thought. Show More Summary
Winter is definitely up there as the season for couples, but let's not forget that it's also an amazing time of year for friends. There's no better group of people than your closest buds to wrap up the year with anyway. To take fullShow More Summary
“The left is the one — they’ve been saying ‘love is love’ for years, which means anything goes between — at least one hopes– consenting legal people. So that immediately means the Post larded up their story with allegations from people...Show More Summary
Name: Kate and Matt Williams, their children Daisy and Joseph, and their whippets Mimi and Olive Location: Mistley — Essex, UK Years lived in: 3 1/2 years This Georgian home dates back to 1710 and sits on one side of the scenic High Street of Mistley village on the Stour Estuary in Essex. Show More Summary
Dog pictures! They've been around a long time. The oldest art that depicts dogs has been dated to between 7,000 and 10,000 years ago. Some of the dogs in the rock carvings appear to be on leashes, and could indicate that dogs were part of a hunting culture of the Arabian Peninsula in the pre-Neolithic era. Show More Summary
Scissor Scissors’ Frontman Jake Shears Dated a 33-Year-Old Man at Age 16, Then Things Got Worse Scissor Sisters' frontman Jake Shears recently admitted to dating a guy 20 years older than him when he was in high school, and his life then was hell Hornet Stories - Hornet Stories bring you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!
1. On-line dating in China (NYT). 2. In economics, time demands are endogenous. 3. “If I told you that the painting was bought for 60,000 bitcoins, would that make it easier to stomach?” 4. TLS books of the year, always one of the best lists. Show More Summary