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Plague first came to Europe during the Stone Age

Plague first came to Europe during the Stone Age

Science
Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The earliest evidence of the plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis suggests the disease first arrived in Europe during the Stone Age, several millennia before the first documented epidemics.According to analysis by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, the bacteria was carried to Central Europe by wave migrations of steppe nomads arriving between 4,800 to 3,700 years ago.Scientists detailed their discovery this week in the journal Current Biology.Researchers surveyed more than 500 tooth and bone samples collected from Germany, Russia, Hungary, Croatia, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. Their analysis yielded six instances of the Yersinia pestis genome.These bacteria strains that caused these early infections were closely related."This su...
Knickerless Katie Price flashes lady garden during outrageous stage show

Knickerless Katie Price flashes lady garden during outrageous stage show

Entertainment
The Loose Women star's show in Stevenage got off to a bad start last night, with the crowd kicking off after she was 20 minutes late.Katie – who is divorcing husband Kieran Hayler – finally appeared on stage only to be met with hecklers shouting "Poor show", and chanting her name.The Celebrity Big Brother winner shifted the blame for her late arrival elsewhere, telling the impatient audience that it was her dinner's fault.**KATIE PRICE NEWS: BOMBSHELL FLASHES UNDERCARRIAGE**Katie revealed: "I've been waiting for my chicken Nando's that's why I'm late!"However, things soon took an X-rated turn when Katie began flirting with a male member of the audience.WENNKATIE PRICE: The Loose Women beauty told the her crowd she wasn't wearing any knickersKatie Price's sizzling calendar pics REVEALED&nbs
EPFO may pump in Rs 250-300 billion in equities during FY18

EPFO may pump in Rs 250-300 billion in equities during FY18

Finance
MUMBAI: Emerging as a significant source of investments into capital markets, Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is likely to pump in Rs 250-300 billion in equities in 2017-18 with Rs 57 billion already invested this year so far, says a report. According to global brokerage Morgan Stanley, besides EPFO, the National Pension Scheme (NPS) is also among the sources for driving the domestic flow surge, which has been positive for the past 17 months. "NPS' pension assets stood at $ 30 billion at the end of July. We estimate their equity assets to be at USD 3.5 billion," the report said. The report noted that EPFO, which has raised its equity allocation to 15 per cent in the current fiscal from 10 per cent in 2016-17, is "likely to invest Rs 250-300 billion in equities in 2017-18 ...
18 Food Finds to Buy During Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale

18 Food Finds to Buy During Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale

Health
From July 21 through August 6, Nordstrom is dropping prices in honor of their anniversary, and we can't wait. For now, Nordstrom rewards members get early access starting July 13 through July 20, and we took a sneak peak at all the deals to choose the best ones for you.You can shop "trend setter" pages like those curated by Ashley Graham, Hana Mae Lee, and Russel Wilson, but we prefer to find our own way to the best food-themed, kitchen-ready, summer-making home must-haves. Here are our favorite finds to snap up during the Nordstrom sale.'Romance' Picnic Basket; nordstrom.comSale Price: $ 74.90After Sale: $ 112.00Live out your favorite romantic fantasy with this old school picnic basket. Full of glassware, cutlery, plates, and more, you'll have a romantic getaway you'll cherish forever. As
Office space leasing down 2% in top 7 cities during January-June: Colliers

Office space leasing down 2% in top 7 cities during January-June: Colliers

Finance
NEW DELHI: Office space leasing fell 2 per cent in January-June 2017 to 18.9 million sq ft in seven top cities but demand is expected to remain steady in the second half, according to property consultant Colliers. "The gross office take-up amounted to 9.6 million sq ft in Q2 2017 representing a nominal 2 per cent increase quarter- on-quarter from 9.3 million sq ft," Colliers India said in a statement. Total office absorption in H1 2017 stands at 18.9 million sq ft, marginally down by 2 per cent from the corresponding period of last year, it added. Colliers tracks seven office markets -- Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune. "Despite recent layoffs' alert by technology companies due to automation and changing technology, we expect the commercial market to...