Plague outbreaks in London spread four times faster in the 17th century than they did in the 14th century, researchers have estimated after studying troves of wills and death records. Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton analyzed thousands of documents spanning 300 years -- including personal wills and testaments, parish...
A team of researchers from Canada and Peru has found evidence of Inca people burying llamas alive as part of ritualistic ceremonies approximately 600 years ago. In their paper published in the journal Antiquity, the group describes their study of five preserved llama remains found at a southern Peruvian...
The Expedition 63 crew members were sent to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft on 17 April 2020. The mission is considered the longest to the ISS, due to its six-month-long duration, an unusual double-length expedition period. The crew of Expedition 63 has completed its six-month...
A US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts have touched down safely on the Kazakhstan steppe, completing a 196-day mission that began with the first launch under lockdown conditions. NASA astronaut Captain Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner landed around 150km southeast of the Kazakh city of...
Ed Sheeran’s handwritten lyrics to his global hit Perfect will be among more than 200 exclusive and unique lots auctioned to raise funds for two Suffolk good causes. Highly collectible items from the worlds of music, film, sport, hospitality and art have been donated for the Ed Sheeran: Made in...
Chris Pratt has been defended by his Avengers co-stars Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana and Robert Downey Jr, after he was dubbed “the worst Hollywood Chris”. The Guardians of the Galaxy star was the subject of a Twitter poll, asking which Chris out of Pratt, Pine, Evans and Hemsworth should be...
Women aged 50-60 are at greatest risk of developing “long Covid”, analysis suggests. Older age and experiencing five or more symptoms within the first week of illness were also associated with a heightened risk of lasting health problems. The study, led by Dr Claire Steves and Prof Tim Spector at...
It’s a beetle that can withstand bird pecks, animal stomps and even being rolled over by a Toyota Camry. Now scientists are studying what the bug’s crush-resistant shell could teach them about designing stronger planes and buildings. “This beetle is super tough,” said Purdue University civil engineer Pablo Zavattieri, who...
Life on Earth has a long, but also an extremely turbulent history. On more than one occasion, the majority of all species became extinct and an already highly developed biodiversity shrank to a minimum again, changing the course of evolution each time. The most extensive mass extinction took place...
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are happy to be back together on the new season of The Voice -- but they're not pulling any punches with each other! The couple wasted no time on Monday's season 19 premiere before they were facing off over a singer. Payge Turner, a 27-year-old...