An international team of researchers has identified genetic traits that appear to have enabled individuals to survive the Black Death, a bubonic plague pandemic that swept across northern Africa and Eurasia in the mid-fourteenth century. Although these genetic variations were beneficial in surviving a plague that killed nearly half ofread more

[Update: Clarified that the fossils of more than one individual discovered at the site; the previous description implied that there was only one individual recovered.] Archaeologists have unearthed evidence that a group of “little people” that were previously featured only in indigenous Taiwanese legend really did exist, meaning that ifread more