News tagged with human history

How do religious ideologies spread?

Over the last 2000 years Christianity has grown from a tiny religious sect to the largest family of religions in the world. How did Christianity become so successful? Did Christianity spread through grass-roots movements ...

dateJul 31, 2018 in Social Sciences
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Oldest bubonic plague genome decoded

An international team of researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History has analyzed two 3,800-year-old Y. pestis genomes that suggest a Bronze Age origin for bubonic plague. The strain identified ...

dateJun 08, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Stone Age hepatitis B virus decoded

An international team of scientists led by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the University of Kiel has successfully reconstructed genomes from Stone Age and Medieval European strains ...

dateMay 10, 2018 in Archaeology & Fossils
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