Laura has a new article up, a review of Mike Baillie's important book New Light on the Black Death: The Cosmic Connection:
Medieval depiction of the Black Death
I just finished reading this one and all I can say is: Wow! This was an intense book! Not a long one, either - just 208 pages including appendices. It's tight and economical with no wasted words or idle rambling around. Every example and temporary diversion is crucial to the central argument which is - brace yourself for this one - Mike Baillie (yeah, a real scientist and not a crackpot), is saying that the Black Death, one of the most deadly pandemics in human history, said to have killed possibly two thirds of the entire population of Europe, not to mention millions all over the planet, probably wasn't Bubonic Plague but was rather Death By Comet(s)!
Oh yeah! That's far out, isn't it?
Then when you are done with that one, check out our article Forget About Global Warming: We're One Step From Extinction!