A new study of ice-core data shows that an unusual, six-year period of cold temperatures and heavy rainfall coincided with European deaths during the 1918 Spanish flu.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
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New research from an interdisciplinary team of researchers shows an early plague pandemic reached post-Roman Britain and had unexpected genetic diversity.
July 12, 2019 • ~11 min
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The water crisis in Flint, Mich., has been a recent focal point, but the issue of lead pollution is both global and pervasive. Harvard conference focuses on the ongoing tragedy of lead in our lives.
Nov. 20, 2018 • ~6 min
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