Health

Smallpox may have emerged in more recent times

Smallpox may have emerged in more recent times

The disease was originally known as "pox" or "red plague ". We know it only affected humans but we don't know when it first emerged and what the natural reservoir was. Research for the study was based on DNA samples extracted from a mummy. Matching the analysis with radiocarbon dating, the child lived about 1650 CE, when smallpox was prevalent in Europe.


Pakistan is trying to divide India: Rajnath

Pakistan is trying to divide India: Rajnath

Pakistan has been increasingly launching cross-border attacks against India especially after PM Modi ordered surgical strikes in wake of the URI attack by terrorists that led to destruction of terror launch pads, killed a number of gunmen and even some Pakistan armymen across the line of control (LoC).


Calgary Zoo investigating mysterious drownings of seven Humboldt penguins: ‘This is devastating’

Calgary Zoo investigating mysterious drownings of seven Humboldt penguins: ‘This is devastating’

The Calgary Zoo has three other species of penguins, including kings, gentoos and rockhopper penguins. The Calgary Zoo wants to "understand what happened and prevent further incidents like this from happening again". It seems some stressor led to these birds going into some kind of panic". "We are really digging to find evidence". Dorgan said the seven deaths are "devastating" for the zoo's population of 22 Humboldt penguins.


Packers LB Nick Perry out vs Seattle with hand injury

Packers LB Nick Perry out vs Seattle with hand injury

It's a lot different from where he's coming from and I can't really expect him to do or understand what goes on in the community, how we're affected, how things are changing, how things are valued differently. Offensively, Seattle outgained Carolina 534-271 as the Seahawks ran for 240 yards and threw for 294, creating almost a flawless balance all night long.



Trump campaign manager Conway to lead Christmas parade

That ain't nothing. It's the alt-right's fault. 'It is the alt-right's fault.' 'It is fake news.' 'It is Russian interference.' 'It is Jim Comey, ' the biggest scapegoat of all. "I encouraged her to give it a try", Jarrett said. But in her concession speech she also challenged all of us to defend our rights and principles under the Constitution - rights and principles that she and numerous people who voted for her feared could be under threat in a Trump presidency.


Twins Joined at the Chest Successfully Separated in 18-Hour Surgery

Twins Joined at the Chest Successfully Separated in 18-Hour Surgery

After the girls were separated, Eva was wheeled to an operating room across the hall, marking the first time in their lives the twins were in separate rooms. Once the exploratory phase was complete, the team divided the twins' liver and split their gastrointestinal and urinary tracts. The biggest risk that the surgical team anticipated was excessive bleeding from blood vessels and from the pelvic area, but doctors said the twins did not experience excess blood loss.