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Researchers discover evidence of malaria in 2000-year-old ancient Roman remains

Researchers discover evidence of malaria in 2000-year-old ancient Roman remains

Scientists are inching closer to understanding malaria better thanks to new analysis of DNA fragments taken from ancient human teeth in Italy. The researchers found genomic evidence of the deadly mosquito-borne illness in the 2,000-year-old remains, enabling them to identify the exact species of malaria that infected the ancient Romans. The analysis of the teeth, […]

Nazis planned to weaponize mosquitoes during World War II

Nazis planned to weaponize mosquitoes during World War II

They say that desperate times call for desperate measures, and there have rarely been more desperate times in the modern era than during the two global conflicts that marked the 20th century as one of history’s bloodiest periods. Before and during World War I, for instance, Germany and its allies first employed wide-scale intelligence and […]