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The Poisoning of Africa's Vultures - New York Times

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-08-28 02:14

New York Times

The Poisoning of Africa's Vultures
New York Times
With their keen eyesight and distinctive vantage point, vultures can locate an elephant carcass within 30 minutes of the animal's death. It can take 45 to 70 minutes for the most skilled poachers to hack off two elephant tusks, and when vultures gather ...

Animal Rights Activists Are an Easy Punchline, But Their Cause Deserves ... - Huffington Post

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-08-27 23:08

Animal Rights Activists Are an Easy Punchline, But Their Cause Deserves ...
Huffington Post
And don't expect any government action to help protect, say, critically endangered gorilla populations in war-torn Africa -- say nothing of endangered species here in America, each of which invariably becomes a punchline by the anti-science far-right.

PHOTOS: Stunning Images of Animal Skin - The Weather Channel

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-08-27 20:25

PHOTOS: Stunning Images of Animal Skin
The Weather Channel
To get up close and personal with some of nature's most awesome creatures typically requires trekking to far-off, even dangerous locales, to the Eastern Himalayas for the former, to the heart of Africa for the latter. Not exactly a relaxing jaunt ...

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#Okavango14: Animals Gallery From Twitter - NatGeo News Watch (blog)

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-08-27 19:50

#Okavango14: Animals Gallery From Twitter
NatGeo News Watch (blog)
As National Geographic Emerging Explorers Steve Boyes, Shah Selbe, Jer Thorp, and Gregg Treinish travel with a team into the heart of Africa's Okavango Delta, one of the last great inland wetlands left intact on Earth, you can watch their track and ...

New Ebola Outbreak Emerges in Congo as Toll Ticks Up in West Africa - WABC-TV

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-08-27 19:24

WABC-TV

New Ebola Outbreak Emerges in Congo as Toll Ticks Up in West Africa
WABC-TV
The first known case in Congo occurred in a pregnant woman who became ill after butchering a "bush animal" that her husband killed, according to WHO. She died on Aug. 11. Health care workers who tended to her, including a doctor, two nurses and a ward ...
Glaxo's Ebola vaccine may begin safety tests in humans next weekThe Port Arthur News
Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak?NPR (blog)
Deadly Ebola could affect up to 20000 people, say world health chiefs as they ...Daily Mail
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Ancient Stones Hint at How Humans Migrated Out of Africa - Discovery News

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-08-27 15:55

Ancient Stones Hint at How Humans Migrated Out of Africa
Discovery News
Previous research had suggested that the exodus from Africa started between 70,000 and 40,000 years ago. However, a genetic analysis reported in April hinted that modern humans might have begun their march across the globe as early as 130,000 years ago ...

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Honeybees are from Asia, not Africa, genetic analysis reveals - Tech Times

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-08-27 04:32

Tech Times

Honeybees are from Asia, not Africa, genetic analysis reveals
Tech Times
This is contrary to previous research, suggesting an African origin. Honeybees and other ... Apiologists also studied genetic mutations in the insects, to see how the animals evolved defenses against pathogens and changing climates. These evolutionary ...

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Ethiopia's herbal high struggles after foreign ban - Business Recorder

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-08-27 04:15

Business Recorder

Ethiopia's herbal high struggles after foreign ban
Business Recorder
Khat, a multi-million dollar business for countries across the Horn of Africa and in Yemen, consists of the succulent purple-stemmed leaves and shoots of a bush whose scientific name is Catha edulis. Chewing it for hours produces a mild buzz. But ...

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Ebola crisis: Five top tips to avoid the deadly virus - BBC News

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-08-26 23:39

BBC News

Ebola crisis: Five top tips to avoid the deadly virus
BBC News
Shaking hands should also generally be avoided, Dr Unnis Krishnan of Plan International told BBC Africa, because Ebola spreads quickly when people come into contact with an infected person's body fluids and symptoms take can take a while to show. Other ...
5 tips to avoid deadly Ebola virusThe Daily Star

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Will Iconic Sequoias Fall to Climate Change? - Discovery News

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-08-26 16:51

Will Iconic Sequoias Fall to Climate Change?
Discovery News
She traveled to remote locations from Greenland to Antarctica, Africa and Australia for her book " The Oldest Living Things in the World ." Above, bristlecone ... It's hard to know — there are still too many unsolved mysteries about these massive ...

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Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak? - WCQS

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-08-25 23:04

Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak?
WCQS
Scientists have analyzed the genetic fingerprints of the virus in Sierra Leone and in Guinea. "It looks like they're either the same or very related," Rollin says. That match also suggests that there aren't hundreds of bat colonies swarming around West ...

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Cleaning up Mali's rubbish - BBC News

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-08-25 23:03

Cleaning up Mali's rubbish
BBC News
Hoe in hand, Bafing Traore tends his cucumbers in a field on the outskirts of Mali's capital Bamako. A big white dustcart emerges from over the horizon. It drives up, stops, sighs, grunts then spews household rubbish all over his plants. Hoe on ...

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The origin of honeybees, adaptation to climate change, revealed from genome - Tech Times

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-08-25 22:34

Tech Times

The origin of honeybees, adaptation to climate change, revealed from genome
Tech Times
"The evolutionary tree we constructed from genome sequences does not support an origin in Africa, this gives us new insight into how honeybees spread and became adapted to habitats across the world," Webster says. ... "The study provides new insights ...
Honeybees Came from AsiaNature World News
Genomics Reveals Bee EvolutionChinatopix
Scientists Map Honeybee Genome In Hopes To Improve Species PreservationDumb-Out

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Could A Two-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak? - WUWM

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-08-25 22:31

Could A Two-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak?
WUWM
Scientists have analyzed the genetic fingerprints of the virus in Sierra Leone and in Guinea. "It looks like they're either the same or very related," Rollin says. That match also suggests that there aren't hundreds of bat colonies swarming around West ...

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The animal source of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eludes scientists - Washington Post

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-08-25 19:55

Science AAAS

The animal source of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eludes scientists
Washington Post
By Tina Hesman Saey and Science News August 25 at 3:53 PM. Along with struggling to stem the spread of ... If researchers can figure out which animal carries the virus and how it made the leap to people in West Africa, they may be able to suggest ...
WHO reports Ebola deaths in DRCScience AAAS
Ebola emerges in the CongoScience News for Students
Two Ebola Outbreaks Put Health Workers Most at RiskNBCNews.com

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Ebola: Your most pressing questions answered - WDIV Detroit

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-08-25 17:12

WDIV Detroit

Ebola: Your most pressing questions answered
WDIV Detroit
While the CDC acknowledges it's possible a person infected with Ebola in West Africa could get on a plane and arrive in another country, the chances of the virus spreading during the journey are low. ... Rabies, something that you can get from animals ...
United we can keep Ebola at bayZambia Daily Mail
Second ZMapp-Treated Patient Dies of Ebola, Supplies Run OutDailyTech

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The 1300 Bird Species Facing Extinction Signal Threats to Human Health - National Geographic

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-08-25 16:53

National Geographic

The 1300 Bird Species Facing Extinction Signal Threats to Human Health
National Geographic
An African fish eagle successfully catches a fish from Lake Baringo in Kenya. Eagles ... They have penetrated nearly every ecosystem on Earth and then tailored their own size, habits, and colors to each one, pollinating, dispersing seeds, controlling ...

The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place - Washington Post (blog)

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-08-25 15:38

Humanosphere

The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place
Washington Post (blog)
No scientist claims to have conclusive evidence substantiating the pathway through which Ebola crosses from animals to humans. The theory with the most traction, however, involves fruit bats (not chimpanzees) as reservoirs of Ebola virus. In-depth ...
Newsweek's racist and misinformed Ebola cover storyHumanosphere

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Teen marathoner hopes to race on all continents to honor her father - Statesman Journal

Africa research news - Sun, 2014-08-24 19:02

Teen marathoner hopes to race on all continents to honor her father
Statesman Journal
So far this year and last, she has completed the 26.2-mile, or 42 kilometer, race in North America, Africa and Antarctica. Ahead this year are marathons in Europe, Asia, Australia and ... In 2008, she and her family founded Team Winter, a tax-exempt ...

Nature Center to honor Wood Thrush Award recipients - Cincinnati.com

Africa research news - Sun, 2014-08-24 16:47

Nature Center to honor Wood Thrush Award recipients
Cincinnati.com
Eshbaugh, Professor Emeritus of Botany at Miami University, has educated and mentored hundreds of students and has traveled the world to discover and research different species of chili peppers. His work in education, research and conservation has ...