Emily Watling

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Maybe Rats Aren't to Blame for the Black Death

A provocative new study suggests that medieval plagues spread via fleas and lice on people.<p>Rats have long been blamed for spreading the parasites that transmitted plague throughout medieval Europe and Asia, killing millions of people. Now, a provocative new study has modeled these long-ago …

New 'Rainbow' Dinosaur May Have Sparkled Like a Hummingbird

The duck-size animal found in China had iridescent plumage all over its head and chest.<p>A new dinosaur discovered in China had feathers that may have glittered with the colors of the rainbow. Based on its stunningly preserved remains, scientists say the dinosaur’s head and chest seem to have been …

Human Emissions Made Ocean Heat Wave 53 Times More Likely

Three 2016 marine heat waves that killed whales, birds, corals, and shellfish from Australia to Alaska were many times more likely thanks to climate change.<p>The consequences for Alaska were stark: dozens of whales died, as did thousands of common murres and tufted puffins, while sealife native to …

Your Bright Idea Could Save the Biggest Reef on Earth

Australia is calling on scientists from around the world to help rescue the Great Barrier Reef.<p>It's no secret that the Great Barrier Reef is dying. Warming waters triggered by climate change are killing off corals. But with a fund of more than a million dollars and some conservation-minded …

Find Vampires Graves and Magical Creatures in This Country

From legendary dragons to castle-dwelling ghosts, discover Poland's rich folklore tradition.<p>Any visitor to Poland will be struck by the country’s vibrant and sometimes bloody history of royal dynasties, wars, and occupations. But equally rich is its folklore tradition of witchcraft, hauntings, …

European Travel

How 'smart ice' is helping to save lives on Canada's thinning sea ice

The four men were napping in their Bombardier snow vehicle when disaster struck. They had stopped for a break on an overnight cargo run down the west coast of Hudson Bay when the ice beneath them gave way. Normally thick enough to take the load, the sea ice in northern Canada formed late last …

Antarctica

History, Hidden Under the Waves

Archaeologists and Native Americans work together to identify culturally important sites<p>Broken, brown tree stumps and roots lie askew along an …

What the ancient DNA discovery tells us about Native American ancestry

A new genome from a Pleistocene burial in Alaska confirms a longstanding model for the initial peopling of the Americas<p>Surprise as DNA reveals new group of Native Americans: the ancient Beringians<p>A little over 11,000 years ago, a grieving family in Central Alaska laid to rest a six-week-old baby …

Anthropology