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February 2018

A Child From 17th-Century Europe Might Have Rewritten the History of Smallpox

A Child From 17th-Century Europe Might Have Rewritten the History of Smallpox

The smallpox came in the mail, in a little piece of 350-year-old human skin. And the surprise discovery is dramatically rewriting the history of one of the most notorious diseases to plague humankind.Ana Duggan, an evolutionary geneticist at McMaster University, was collaborating with scientists in Lithuania who were studying desiccated…

Volunteers “Step Up” For Unique Geology in Union County Parks

Volunteers “Step Up” For Unique Geology in Union County Parks

By TAPINTO ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK STAFF ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Nominations are now open for the 2017 Roselle Park Christmas and Holiday Lights Contest. The contest was started last year by a local group of volunteers who want to raise the community spirit and pride and make Roselle Park a destination…

How Dodge City Became a Symbol of Frontier Lawlessness

How Dodge City Became a Symbol of Frontier Lawlessness

Everywhere American popular culture has penetrated, people use the phrase “Get out of Dodge” or “Gettin’ outta Dodge” when referring to some dangerous or threatening or generally unpleasant situation. The metaphor is thought to have originated among U.S. troops during the Vietnam War, but it anchors the idea that early…

Bacterial ‘aphrodisiac’ sends single-celled organism into mating frenzy : Nature News & Comment

Bacterial ‘aphrodisiac’ sends single-celled organism into mating frenzy : Nature News & Comment

Arielle WoznicaThe single-celled choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta swarms and mates in response to a protein secreted by Vibrio fischeri bacteria. (This image is an edited 3D reconstruction of the original culture.)Researchers have stumbled on a surprising aphrodisiac for a single-celled organism: a protein secreted by a bacterium. They suggest it’s the…

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