Justinian’s Plague and Ebola

The Roman Emperor Justinian had started to rebuild the Roman Empire when the Mediterranean was hit by a plague that wiped out a third of the empire’s population. It had a similar devastating impact on the Persian Empire which made the rise of Islam much easier. Isolated and in small communities the population of the Arabian Peninsula were less More...

by Tristan Fischer | Published 4 years ago
By Tristan Fischer On Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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Mechanical Turks- the future of employment is pretending to be a machine

Once upon a time most people were involved in agriculture. Now only 2% of the population in developed countries work in agriculture. The shift in employment in the 1800s and 1900s was painful but most of the slack More...