black death

To The Bone

Ancient Skeletons Might Explain One of Humanity's Worst Epidemics

After stumbling on a mass burial site, "paleopathologists" use ancient DNA to tackle a 400-year-old mystery.
Shayla Love
1.15.18
Germany

Scientists Recreated One of Our Deadliest Plagues to Understand Its Evolution

The bacterium behind the Black Death and Justinian's Plague comes back to life.
Sarah Emerson
9.2.16
ebola

Here’s Where Animal Diseases Are Jumping into Humans

Ebola, Zika, SARS, and Lyme disease are just a few of the nearly 1,000 zoonoses that pose a risk to humans.
Sarah Emerson
6.15.16
climate change

The Dark Ages Were Caused By Two Enormous Volcanic Eruptions

“The sun gave forth its light without brightness.”
Sarah Emerson
4.20.16
Health

Are You in a Plague Risk Zone? Here’s a Handy Map

Fortunately, plague risk is a relative thing.
Michael Byrne
12.31.15
Internet

My Brief Encounter with a Dark Web 'Human Trafficking' Site

"Nice try Europol."
Joseph Cox
7.27.15
ICELAND

Drinking the Black Death in Iceland

Iceland's spirit, Brennivín, aka the "Black Death" is a beverage that has never been exported out of the country. One man, however, has found a way to import it into the US so that Americans can sip on the schnapps that tastes more like licorice than...
Kelsey Osgood
6.11.15
News

The Black Plague Is Spreading in Madagascar

The disease was once confined to rural villages but has now spread to the impoverished nation's capital.
Allie Conti
11.24.14
VICE REPORTS

The Return of the Black Death

We went to Madagascar in the fall of 2013 because the village of Beranimbo had been an epicenter of a black plague outbreak that resulted in nearly 600 cases and more than 90 deaths across the country.
Benjamin Shapiro
9.23.14
VICE REPORTS

The Return of the Black Death

We went to Madagascar in the fall of 2013 because the village of Beranimbo had been an epicenter of a black plague outbreak that resulted in nearly 600 cases and more than 90 deaths across the country. Madagascar reports the most instances of the...
Benjamin Shapiro
9.22.14
Reviews

Spark the Bong and Listen to Some Motherfucking Wizard Rock

The Numero Group has brought the heat with their latest comp of lovable, stoned-tastic classics.
J Bennett
3.4.14
Food

Drinking the Black Death

Iceland's spirit, Brennivín, aka the "Black Death," is a beverage that has never been exported out of the country. One man, however, has found a way to import it into the US so that Americans can sip on the schnapps that tastes more like licorice than...
Kelsey Osgood
1.16.14
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