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Balds Leechbook may contain cure for antibiotic-resistant bugs

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 12:21

Dr Christina Lee of the University of Nottingham may have made an astonishing discovery: an effective treatment for "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) which is one of the most antibiotic-resistant bugs costing modern health services billions." Dr. Lee, however, is not a scientist but an Anglo-Saxon expert from the School of English, who found the cure in a 10th century medical book. (videos)

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Alamire: composer, scribe, musician, spy?

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 22:46

Bavarian composer Petrus Alamire was a man of many talents including, possibly, a spy. Last year, his choral work, composed for Henry VIII, came in at number 2 on the classical music charts with an album by the choral group Alamire. (photos)

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Evidence of Viking metalworkers found in Canada

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 23:25

A team of archaeologists has discovered early Norse artifacts in Canada and its Arctic islands, including what it believes is a stone crucible, with traces of bronze inside, used for metalworking. (photo)

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"Groundbreaking" discovery may give insight into Fujiwara-kyo, Japan's first capital

Sun, 11/15/2015 - 08:44

Researchers from the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties are studying a series of square holes they believe may have held the foundation for an important building in Fujiwara-kyo, the nation's capital between 694 and 710.

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