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Longtime Va. spice firm, other companies turn to exports - News & Observer

Africa research news - Sat, 2014-12-20 16:15

News & Observer

Longtime Va. spice firm, other companies turn to exports
News & Observer
Quality control technician, Bernice Brown, displays a report in her lab as Mark Sauer looks on during a tour of the C.F. Sauer spice and extract plant in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. The Richmond-based spice and condiment company is among ...

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Test tube likely last hope for dwindling white rhino species - UPI.com

Africa research news - Sat, 2014-12-20 15:24

UPI.com

Test tube likely last hope for dwindling white rhino species
UPI.com
Scientists have considered in-vitro fertilization, but the process of artificially inseminating a massive mammal would be dangerous and expensive -- with little guarantee of success. "You're dealing with semi-wild, what, two ton animal?" Richard Vigne ...
Scientists Are On A Desperate Mission To Save Northern White...Business Insider

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From the Moon to mongooses, $4.7 billion in crowdfunding rescues science ... - Raw Story

Africa research news - Sat, 2014-12-20 15:01

Raw Story

From the Moon to mongooses, $4.7 billion in crowdfunding rescues science ...
Raw Story
You can take a role in testing the effect of warming skin on memory. Or you can involve yourself in Britain's first bid to land a spaceship on the Moon. Or you can help researchers understand the social behaviour of the dwarf mongoose. It is a mixed ...

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The Year in Spiders and Bugs - Discovery News

Africa research news - Sat, 2014-12-20 13:31

The Year in Spiders and Bugs
Discovery News
Coffee berry borers, small beetles native to Africa, spend the majority of their lives in coffee beans, a recent study in the Journal of Insect Behavior told a world of coffee drinkers who suddenly felt a bit queasy about their breakfast. Home, for ...

Giving overexposed poinsettias their due: The Real Dirt - Toronto Star

Africa research news - Sat, 2014-12-20 13:02

Toronto Star

Giving overexposed poinsettias their due: The Real Dirt
Toronto Star
Whether it's red Christmas Day, or a breakaway kind called Orange Spice, or prettily-variegated Pink and Cream or a multicoloured mixture of several shades, how colourful these plants look, even under harsh fluorescent lighting at the supermarket ...

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Pictures: the top new animal discoveries of 2014 - Mongabay.com

Africa research news - Sat, 2014-12-20 02:32

Mongabay.com

Pictures: the top new animal discoveries of 2014
Mongabay.com
Many of the species described for the first time during the past twelve months are "cryptic species" — species that were officially distinguished from similar-looking and closely-related species using genetic analysis. However some of the discoveries ...

First Maps from Carbon-Monitoring Satellite Show Global CO2 Levels - Scientific American

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-12-19 13:43

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First Maps from Carbon-Monitoring Satellite Show Global CO2 Levels
Scientific American
News of the satellite's status came on December 18 briefing at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, California, where OCO-2 scientists released the first images from the probe. “The results and the promise of this mission are quite ...
NASA's spaceborne carbon counter maps new detailsPhys.Org
NASA reveals what carbon dioxide looks like from spaceMashable
NASA Satellite Sends Back Most Detailed CO2 ViewDiscovery News
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Kenya Targets Dogs in Ambitious Plan to Eradicate Rabies - Big News Network.com

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-12-19 13:09

Big News Network.com

Kenya Targets Dogs in Ambitious Plan to Eradicate Rabies
Big News Network.com
Gilchrist runs the Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (KSPCA) in Nairobi, which shelters more than 100 homeless dogs and regularly sees cases of rabies. But that may not be the situation for long. ... As in most of Africa, rabies ...

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Brown bears, wolves and lynx numbers rising in Europe - The Guardian

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-12-19 07:35

The Guardian

Brown bears, wolves and lynx numbers rising in Europe
The Guardian
Despite fears that large carnivores are doomed to extinction because of rising human populations and overconsumption, a study published in Science has found that large predator populations are stable or rising in Europe. Brown bear, wolf ... According ...

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Bill Gates' Human Experimentation with GM Bananas in Africa Condemned by ... - Center for Research on Globalization

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:02

Center for Research on Globalization

Bill Gates' Human Experimentation with GM Bananas in Africa Condemned by ...
Center for Research on Globalization
At least 124 food and outreach organizations, as well as 26 individual scientists, have signed onto a letter sent to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation protesting ongoing human trials of genetically modified (GM), beta-carotene-enriched bananas ...

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Earthweek: A Diary of the Planet - Daily Record

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:39

Daily Record

Earthweek: A Diary of the Planet
Daily Record
Writing in the journal Global Change Biology, a team of researchers reveals how ants and other arthropods on a stretch of just 150 blocks of median strips in Manhattan can remove the equivalent of about 60,000 pounds of hot dogs or 600,000 potato chips ...

Quiz: Extinct or Endangered? - Wired

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:08

Wired

Quiz: Extinct or Endangered?
Wired
Do you know your extinct and endangered animals? Above is an Amur leopard, a species that is still around but critically endangered. Unfortunately, there are many examples of animals lost forever, or close to the brink of extinction. Take the quiz and ...

Amazing 100-year-old pictures emerge from depths of Scots science archives - Aberdeen Press and Journal

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-12-18 12:49

Aberdeen Press and Journal

Amazing 100-year-old pictures emerge from depths of Scots science archives
Aberdeen Press and Journal
The team bringing the slides to life know very little about their origin, except they are from the archives of the renowned Roslin Institute — the animal research centre responsible for Dolly the Sheep — and were taken in the late 19th to early 20th ...

Fixing the Crowded Earth - Newsweek

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-12-18 12:22

Newsweek

Fixing the Crowded Earth
Newsweek
But global populations are still on the rise, and in many parts of the world—Africa most prominently—the problems created by a lack of reproductive rights are getting more dire. In 1650, there were about 500 million people on Earth. ... A recent ...

Ghana Prepares for Nuclear Energy Program - Voice of America

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-12-18 10:27

Ghana Prepares for Nuclear Energy Program
Voice of America
... nuclear power plant,” said Sogbadji. Benjamin Nyarko, director general of Ghana's Atomic Energy Commission, said Ghana's stability, economic growth and experience with nuclear research make it well positioned to be the next country in Africa to ...

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The debilitating outbreak sweeping the Americas - ErieTVNews

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-12-17 13:14

The debilitating outbreak sweeping the Americas
ErieTVNews
The mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus has long been diagnosed in travelers returning from countries in Asia and Africa, where the disease is widespread. ... Like many other infections, Chikungunya could, however, remain in the background through animals ...

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Zimbabwe's Reported Plan to Export Baby Elephants Raises Outcry Against ... - National Geographic

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-12-17 12:58

National Geographic

Zimbabwe's Reported Plan to Export Baby Elephants Raises Outcry Against ...
National Geographic
"The capture of elephants has been going on for centuries," says Joyce Poole, the co-founder of Kenya-based ElephantVoices, a research and advocacy organization. Poole has ... She has spoken out against the capture of baby elephants since the late ...
The barbaric capture of baby elephants for zoos in China shocks the worldThe Guardian

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Inside the Buzz-Fueled Media Startups Battling for Your Attention - Wired

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-12-17 11:35

Inside the Buzz-Fueled Media Startups Battling for Your Attention
Wired
Thirty percent of American adults get news from Facebook, according to the Pew Research Center, and more than half of Americans got news from a smartphone within the past week, according to the American Press Institute. And these metrics are just going ...

My Life: Trips to Africa fuel passion for wildlife conservation - Richmond.com

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-12-17 07:21

Richmond.com

My Life: Trips to Africa fuel passion for wildlife conservation
Richmond.com
In fact, my affection toward animals only grew stronger as I got older, and my first opportunity to work with animals presented itself in South Africa in 2012. ... I was also involved in research on aardvark activity for a project that has been going ...

Death of Rare White Rhino Leaves 5 in the World - National Geographic

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-12-16 20:20

RedOrbit

Death of Rare White Rhino Leaves 5 in the World
National Geographic
The remaining animals, all captive, include a female at the San Diego Zoo, a female in a zoo in the Czech Republic, and two females and a male at Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which is part of a last-ditch effort to breed the extremely rare subspecies ...
Fears for the future of northern white rhinoCBBC Newsround
One of Last Northern White Rhinos Dies at San Diego ZooRedOrbit

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