Tag: smallpox

The most devastating diseases in history

Nick Oetken

Humankind has a bigger threat than famine, terrorism, asteroid impact, or wars. The greatest existential danger it faces is the risk posed to it by…

Ancient people planted many of the trees in the Amazon jungle.

Before any European people ever arrived in the Americas, the continents were populated by various indigenous peoples.┬áIn the case of the people who inhabited the…