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Black Death bacteria identified

Anthropologists have confirmed that a germ called Yersinia pestis cause the plauge that wiped out a third of Europe during the Middle Ages. Teeth and bones sampled from 76 skeletons found in "plague pits" in France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands and sequenced for DNA intrusion are conclusive evidence that

Frozen baby mammoth to be bombarded with gamma rays

The frozen remains of 50,000-year-old baby mammoth are set to be bombarded with gamma rays. Not to mutate it and bring it to life, but rather to kill the germs it is harbouring. The same technique has been used on other pre-historic and archaeological objects -- "we treated Ramses II's

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