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African countries mobilize to battle invasive caterpillar : Nature News ... - Nature.com

Africa research news - Thu, 2017-02-23 18:18

Nature.com

African countries mobilize to battle invasive caterpillar : Nature News ...
Nature.com
African nations are gearing up to battle an invasive crop pest called the fall armyworm, which has been rapidly spreading across the continent since its arrival ...

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Poverty Plus A Poisonous Cassava Plant Blamed For Paralysis In ... - NPR

Africa research news - Thu, 2017-02-23 12:00

NPR

Poverty Plus A Poisonous Cassava Plant Blamed For Paralysis In ...
NPR
For nearly a century, people have reported mysterious epidemics of permanent paralysis in rural regions of Africa. In 1990, Hans Rosling a Swedish ...
Poverty Plus A Poisonous Plant Blamed For Paralysis In Rural Africa ...North Country Public Radio

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Dr. Esther Ngumbi Is Giving A Voice To African Women In STEM - Huffington Post South Africa (blog)

Africa research news - Thu, 2017-02-23 02:54

Huffington Post South Africa (blog)

Dr. Esther Ngumbi Is Giving A Voice To African Women In STEM
Huffington Post South Africa (blog)
Dr. Esther Ngumbi is one of Kenya's brightest scientists who graduated from Auburn University in Alabama, USA, with a PhD in Entomology. ... I was left inspired by her work and took the opportunity to connect with her for an interview; to share her ...

To Save Giraffes, We May Need to Put Our Necks Out - Smithsonian

Africa research news - Wed, 2017-02-22 16:41

Smithsonian

To Save Giraffes, We May Need to Put Our Necks Out
Smithsonian
A giraffe started to approach her, but when it was 40 yards away, she quickly got back into her car—“sadly, in the name of science, because I did not want anything I did to influence the animals in any way.” In field biology, interacting with your ...

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Daring deep-sea explorers, armyworm offensive and GM-rice theft - Nature.com

Africa research news - Wed, 2017-02-22 15:02

Nature.com

Daring deep-sea explorers, armyworm offensive and GM-rice theft
Nature.com
Genetic evidence suggests that amyloid-β plays a key part in dementia, and the trials may have failed because they recruited people in whom the disease had advanced too far for therapy to help. Verubecestat is also being tested in people with very ...

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Small Hydropower Market - Africa Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024 - Yahoo Finance

Africa research news - Tue, 2017-02-21 22:39

Small Hydropower Market - Africa Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024
Yahoo Finance
It has high capacity utilization and plant availability factor which results in maximum availability of plant for generation. Majorly, the run of river and already existing water infrastructure are considered which contributes to the generation of ...

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Elephant Habitat In Africa Disappearing, Creature Cornered To Extinction - Science Times

Africa research news - Tue, 2017-02-21 18:02

Science Times

Elephant Habitat In Africa Disappearing, Creature Cornered To Extinction
Science Times
Elephant Habitat In Africa Disappearing, Creature Cornered To Extinction. Jezreel Smith Feb 21, ... Africa's forest animals have no safe place to stay as their population count continues to decline and vulnerable to illegal hunting. Isolated and intact ...

Africa's deadliest rapids give birth to new fish species | Science | AAAS - Science Magazine

Africa research news - Tue, 2017-02-21 16:01

Science Magazine

Africa's deadliest rapids give birth to new fish species | Science | AAAS
Science Magazine
The world's largest and deadliest rapids are also crucibles of life. According to a new study, the final stretch of Africa's Congo River—which packs five times the ...

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How a 'Cheetah Matchmaker' is Helping Save the Big Cats - National Geographic

Africa research news - Tue, 2017-02-21 15:56

National Geographic

How a 'Cheetah Matchmaker' is Helping Save the Big Cats
National Geographic
In the last hundred years, Africa's human population has increased twentyfold, pushing cheetahs out of 91 percent of their historic range. Today around 7,100 cheetah live in the wild, according to a recent study in the Proceedings of the National ...

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No place is safe for Africa's hunted forest elephants - Science Magazine

Africa research news - Mon, 2017-02-20 17:02

Science Magazine

No place is safe for Africa's hunted forest elephants
Science Magazine
Africa's forest elephants have nowhere to hide. Even those living in isolated wilderness in Gabon, in Central Africa, are vulnerable to poachers, scientists report today. Their analysis reveals that more than 25,000 of Gabon's forest elephants—some ...
Africa's Other Elephant Is Fading FastThe Atlantic
Elephant Numbers in 'Sanctuary' Collapse by 80 Percent Due to PoachingSeeker
Poaching Drives 80 Percent Decline in Elephants in Key PreserveDuke Today
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African bush babies gain a new genus - Mongabay.com

Africa research news - Mon, 2017-02-20 15:02

Mongabay.com

African bush babies gain a new genus
Mongabay.com
But a recent deep dive examining the genetic relationships of galagos, as well as their physical traits and the calls they make, has uncovered the need for a new, distinct genus of the tiny primates, and with it more evidence of how little we know ...

Shedd Staff Help Rescue Endangered Penguin Chicks in South Africa - Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Africa research news - Mon, 2017-02-20 13:12

Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Shedd Staff Help Rescue Endangered Penguin Chicks in South Africa
Chicago Tonight | WTTW
Heizmann was one of three members from Shedd's Animal Response Team to participate in an annual rescue mission of endangered African penguins from December to January. The effort is organized by the South African Foundation for the Conservation of ...

Deforestation helping animal-human disease transmission: New ... - Xinhua

Africa research news - Mon, 2017-02-20 08:23

Deforestation helping animal-human disease transmission: New ...
Xinhua
WELLINGTON, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Deforestation is creating "disease reservoirs" in west and central Africa that resulted in the deadly Eboloa outbreak and could ...

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Scientist inspires girls in Africa to embrace agriculture careers - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Africa research news - Mon, 2017-02-20 02:49

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Scientist inspires girls in Africa to embrace agriculture careers
Thomson Reuters Foundation
HARARE, Zimbabwe (CIMMYT) - Little did 47-year-old Thokozile Ndhlela know that growing up in rural Zimbabwe would inspire her to become a well-respected agricultural scientist, helping transform agriculture by developing science-based solutions to some ...

It's World Pangolin Day! - Mongabay news - Mongabay.com

Africa research news - Sat, 2017-02-18 00:46

Mongabay.com

It's World Pangolin Day! - Mongabay news
Mongabay.com
Today is dedicated to the world's most trafficked mammal. What are we celebrating?
Africa: Harsh Measures to Protect the PangolinAllAfrica.com

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UNC in Focus: University of Northern Colorado professor shares agricultural lessons from West Africa - Greeley Tribune

Africa research news - Fri, 2017-02-17 05:22

Greeley Tribune

UNC in Focus: University of Northern Colorado professor shares agricultural lessons from West Africa
Greeley Tribune
A — Africa's Great Green Wall of the Sahara and Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI) is a multinational plan to restore acacia-based agricultural systems by planting trees across the border of the Sahel. Led by the African Union, it offers one solution to help ...

Deadly Cocktail: Mammal-Like Reptiles Were 1st Venomous Vertebrates - Live Science

Africa research news - Thu, 2017-02-16 17:49

Live Science

Deadly Cocktail: Mammal-Like Reptiles Were 1st Venomous Vertebrates
Live Science
The world's first land-dwelling venomous vertebrate wasn't a snake, but a mammal-like, cat-size reptile that lived before the dinosaur age in what is now South Africa, a new study finds. ... There are only two fossilized E. mirabilis skulls known to ...

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Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal - The Guardian

Africa research news - Thu, 2017-02-16 15:05

The Independent

Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal
The Guardian
Matthew Cobb, professor of zoology at the University of Manchester, said: “The proposed 'de-extinction' of mammoths raises a massive ethical issue – the mammoth was not simply a set of genes, it was a social animal, as is the modern Asian elephant.
A hybrid of a mammoth and an elephant could be created within two years, scientists sayThe Independent
Mammoth-elephant hybrid two years away - scientistsNewshub
Woolly mammoth hybrid embryos two years away, say scientistsITV News
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Carnivore Conservation: Preserving Africa's Disappearing Lion ... - National Geographic

Africa research news - Wed, 2017-02-15 22:36

National Geographic

Carnivore Conservation: Preserving Africa's Disappearing Lion ...
National Geographic
National Geographic sat down to talk with 2016 Emerging Explorer and conservationist Thandiwe Mweetwa about dedicating her life to preserving Africa's ...

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Scientists develop new antibiotic in fight against MRSA - UPI.com

Africa research news - Wed, 2017-02-15 16:58

UPI.com

Scientists develop new antibiotic in fight against MRSA
UPI.com
UEA scientists, along with researchers from the John Innes Center, have identified a new member of the Streptomyces bacteria family from the African fungus-growing plant-ant Tetraponera penzigi. The new bacterium was named Streptomyces formicae and ...

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