The Historical Roots of Mental Pain

While the emergence of suicidality as a defining symptom of melancholia was closely tied to the medical certificates of insanity and the growing body of asylum statistics, ‘mental pain’ had…

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Innovations in Crop Breeding

Wild grains were collected and eaten from at least 20,000 BC by hunter-gatherer populations. From around 9,500 BC, the eight Neolithic founder crops, emmer and einkorn wheat, barley, flax, peas, chickpeas, lentils,…

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Ebola Virus Disease

What is ebola virus ?  Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever. It was discovered in 1976 when two consecutive outbreaks of fatal hemorrhagic fever occurred in…

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