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In Short-Lived Fish, Secrets to Aging - New York Times

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-02-27 17:05

New York Times

In Short-Lived Fish, Secrets to Aging
New York Times
The turquoise killifish lives in a fleeting world: the ponds that appear only during the rainy season in East Africa. As a new pond forms, turquoise ... Once the scientists figured out how to keep the animals happy, Dr. Brunet's team got down to the ...

UNMC To Be Part Of Clinical Research To Test Ebola Treatments - WOWT

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-02-27 16:54

WOWT

UNMC To Be Part Of Clinical Research To Test Ebola Treatments
WOWT
"This clinical trial will help us determine if ZMapp and other treatments are safe and effective for use in the current devastating outbreak in West Africa as well as in future outbreaks. ZMapp, developed by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., based in San ...
NIAID partners with Liberian government to test ZMapp drug for Ebola virus ...News-Medical.net
USU Researchers to Support NIAID in US-Liberia Ebola Clinical Trial PartnershipNewswise (press release)
US, Liberia kick off trial of Ebola drug ZMappDaily Mail

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What gave rise to gossip? - BBC News

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-02-27 16:46

What gave rise to gossip?
BBC News
It can be malicious at times but scientists say it can be positive too, a sort of glue that binds society. As philosopher ... New research is revealing that ape communication is more sophisticated than first thought. Chimpanzees ... It had much bigger ...

Building the First Slavery Museum in America - New York Times

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-02-27 16:40

New York Times

Building the First Slavery Museum in America
New York Times
Flat and fertile, with oaks webbed in Spanish moss, the landscape stands in defiance of the numerous oil refineries and petrochemical plants that threaten its natural splendor. In the .... Decades ago, his interest in abuses of power led to his ...

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Ant bites inspire study of nectar organs on tropical trees - Smithsonian Science

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-02-27 16:04

Ant bites inspire study of nectar organs on tropical trees
Smithsonian Science
Scientific inspiration springs from many sources. In the case of Smithsonian botanist David Kenfack, ant bites were the inspiration for a recent paper he co-authored in the scientific journal Adansonia focusing on a genus of trees of the mahogany family.

UNL study characterizes genetic resistance to wheat disease - High Plains Journal

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-02-27 14:47

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UNL study characterizes genetic resistance to wheat disease
High Plains Journal
A new study co-authored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers has unearthed the genetic roots of resistance to a wheat disease that has recently devastated crop yields from southern Africa through the Middle East. ... Baenziger's UNL co-authors ...
Study characterizes genetic resistance to wheat diseaseagprofessional.com

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The future of Madagascar's lemurs - BBC News

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-02-27 11:15

The future of Madagascar's lemurs
BBC News
With their wide-eyed, eerie stare and night time activity, lemurs are spectre-like figures of Madagascar's forests: 'lemur' means ghost in Latin, and it is not difficult to see how the enigmatic and elusive animals got their name. The unique group ...

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7 Architects Designing a Diverse Future in Africa - ArchDaily

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-02-26 15:55

7 Architects Designing a Diverse Future in Africa
ArchDaily
Even recently, resource and energy heavy concrete buildings, clothes donations that damage native textile industries, and reforestation programs that plant water hungry and overly flammable trees have all been seen, leaving NGOs open to accusations of ...

The Amazon is fertilized with the dust of the Sahara - UPI.com

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-02-26 15:19

UPI.com

The Amazon is fertilized with the dust of the Sahara
UPI.com
Scientists use NASA satellite data to visualize the trans-Atlantic dust belt. Photo by NASA/Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio ... There they are deposited, and the minerals and nutrients carried within (chiefly phosphorous) are absorbed by the ...
Watch How Dust Makes an Amazing Journey From Africa to South AmericaTIME
Saharan Desert Dust Feeds Amazon Tropical Rainforest, NASA Finds | The ...The Weather Channel
NASA video shows Sahara Desert fertilizing Amazon Rainforest with dustRT
Metro -International Business Times AU -Frontline Desk
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Report Slams US Ebola Response and Readiness - NBCNews.com

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-02-26 14:59

NBCNews.com

Report Slams US Ebola Response and Readiness
NBCNews.com
More than 23,000 people have been infected and more than 9,600 have died in West Africa. Eight patients landed in the U.S. and two of them died; two nurses who treated one patient were infected and recovered. U.S. troops were not rallied until after that.

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'Ten Million Aliens' celebrates earth's remarkable abundance of perfectly ... - Christian Science Monitor

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-02-26 14:06

'Ten Million Aliens' celebrates earth's remarkable abundance of perfectly ...
Christian Science Monitor
In a series of brief and striking sketches of various animals ranging from insects to jungle cats, Barnes illustrates the blinding truth that humans are animals, and that we have far more in common with the other creatures on this planet than most of ...

South African intelligence: Mossad tried to dry up Nile - Ynetnews

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-02-26 12:00

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South African intelligence: Mossad tried to dry up Nile
Ynetnews
“Towards this end Israel's Ministry of Science and Technology conducted extensive experiments, and eventually created a type of plant that flourishes on the surface or the banks of the Nile and that absorbs such large quantities of water as to ...
Spies, lies and fantasies: leaked cables lift lid on work of intelligence agenciesThe Guardian
Israel's Africa policies 'an exercise in cynicism'Yahoo! Maktoob News
SPY CABLES:Israel's Africa policies 'an exercise in cynicism'Mareeg Media

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Putting animals online: Does it protect or destroy? - New Scientist

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-02-26 10:53

New Scientist

Putting animals online: Does it protect or destroy?
New Scientist
Benson, from the University of Pennsylvania's department of History and Sociology of Science, was speaking at Digital Animals, a one-day conference aimed at examining what digital perspectives and technologies means for the future of animal protection.

Sheep-Sized Hippos Moved to Africa Even Before Lions and Giraffes - Nature World News

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-02-25 17:05

Nature World News

Sheep-Sized Hippos Moved to Africa Even Before Lions and Giraffes
Nature World News
Researchers have now determined that hippos were likely some of the first large animals to migrate from Asia to Africa, swimming from one continent to the other roughly 35 million years ago. However, they certainly weren't the semi-aquatic giants they ...
Hippo ancestor was the size of an overgrown sheepZME Science
Hippo's 'Shrunken' Ancestor Was Hardly Bigger Than a SheepLive Science
Hippo's ancestor was the size of an overgrown sheepMother Nature Network
ABC Science Online -Tech Times -Daily Mail
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The story behind Duke's strangest statue - Duke Chronicle

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:40

Duke Chronicle

The story behind Duke's strangest statue
Duke Chronicle
And then there's the camel statue next to the Biological Sciences Building on Science Drive. Unlike the Duke statues that sit ... The camel statue was built to honor the scientific contributions of Knut Schmidt-Nielsen, who did his research in ...

Rats may be disgusting, but it's people who have made the world they thrive in - The Guardian

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-02-25 14:30

The Guardian

Rats may be disgusting, but it's people who have made the world they thrive in
The Guardian
Whether or not we agree with how animals have been used as experimental models in laboratory research, particularly for drug discovery and to understand human diseases, we should not deny the contribution that rats and mice have made to scientific and ...

How the Sahara Keeps the Amazon Green - Wired

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-02-25 13:53

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How the Sahara Keeps the Amazon Green
Wired
“Even tens of millions of years after South America separated from Africa, the two continents are still inextricably linked, like an older brother and a younger brother,” says Charlie Zender, a climate scientist at the University of California, Irvine ...
Amazon's Rainforests Depend On Sahara Desert For Nutrients: StudyInternational Business Times
Watch How NASA Monitors Sand Flying From the Sahara to the AmazonTIME
Saharan Dust Feeding Amazon's Plants, Reveals NASANDTV
ZME Science -EurekAlert (press release)
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Anthrocotheres Fossils Suggest Hippo Ancestors Are Related To Whales, Dolphins - Tech Times

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-02-25 13:02

Tech Times

Anthrocotheres Fossils Suggest Hippo Ancestors Are Related To Whales, Dolphins
Tech Times
The ancient creature, which spends most of its time in the water, was a member of the anthracothere, a family of animals that is now extinct and which scientists have already associated to a common ancestor of whales, dolphins, swine, cows and goats ...
Hippo's 'Shrunken' Ancestor Was Hardly Bigger Than a SheepLive Science
Hippos Related to Whales, Fossil RevealsDiscovery News
Fossil reveals hippos related to whalesABC Science Online
TheraBreath (blog) -Daily Mail
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African trip by local scientist focus of Brown Bagger Friday - Sidney Herald Leader

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-02-25 07:13

African trip by local scientist focus of Brown Bagger Friday
Sidney Herald Leader
... Research Laboratory's 2015 BrownBagger series. This special “scientific safari” begins at noon on Friday and takes us to the southern tip of Africa with NPARL entomologist/ecologist Dave Branson, who recently completed a month-long trip there. The ...

Is the world ready for GM animals? - BBC News

Africa research news - Tue, 2015-02-24 22:23

BBC News

Is the world ready for GM animals?
BBC News
But the firm has swapped irradiation for the more precise and cost-effective toolkit of genetic modification. Oxitec has developed a transgenic strain of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which transmits the virus responsible for dengue fever in its bite ...

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