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Super salamander nearly ate our ancestors - EarthSky

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-03-27 20:19

EarthSky

Super salamander nearly ate our ancestors
EarthSky
EarthSky // Earth, Human World, Science Wire Release Date: Mar 26, 2015 ... Its scientific name is Metoposaurus algarvensis, a nod to the sunny holiday region in southern Portugal where its bones can be found eroding from an ancient cliff. But as we so ...

Matriarchy on the March - Wall Street Journal

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-03-27 19:09

Wall Street Journal

Matriarchy on the March
Wall Street Journal
These stark biological facts underlie the startling arguments of Melvin Konner's “Women After All.” He has written many other books, most recently, “The Evolution of Childhood” (2010), a magisterial tome that dealt extensively and effectively with ...

Egypt signs Nile dam deal with Ethiopia after years of dispute. What changed? - Christian Science Monitor

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-03-27 18:04

Christian Science Monitor

Egypt signs Nile dam deal with Ethiopia after years of dispute. What changed?
Christian Science Monitor
Egypt has viewed the dam as a security threat that could reduce its annual water share as the dam's 63 billion cubic meter reservoir is filled. The dam and the power plant are expected to be operational by 2017. According to Egypt's current Foreign ...

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Ebola Antibodies in Zambia Bats Match West African Virus Species - Bloomberg

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-03-27 15:46

Bloomberg

Ebola Antibodies in Zambia Bats Match West African Virus Species
Bloomberg
... killed more than 10,000 people in West Africa. A study, conducted by scientists including Hokkaido University's Professor Ayato Takada and published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases last week, found the transition of the antibodies for the ...
Ebola antibodies in Zambia bats match W. African virus speciesChicago Tribune

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Fur Seals Caught Preying on Sharks Off South Africa - Smithsonian

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-03-27 15:24

Smithsonian

Fur Seals Caught Preying on Sharks Off South Africa
Smithsonian
But even for these fierce marine predators, sometimes the hunters become the hunted. Photos taken during a 2012 tourist trip in South Africa are the only known documentation of a seal going after and consuming mid-sized to large sharks, according to a ...

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Revenge of the seals: Marine mammals spotted killing SHARKS and eating their ... - Daily Mail

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-03-27 15:05

Daily Mail

Revenge of the seals: Marine mammals spotted killing SHARKS and eating their ...
Daily Mail
Scientists have reported multiple cases of cape fur seals attacking blue sharks and eating their guts off the coast of South Africa. Diver Chris Fallows captured this image. The behaviour has left marine biologists baffled as to why the seals have ...

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Alcohol: An Astonishing Molecule - Scientific American

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-03-27 13:17

Alcohol: An Astonishing Molecule
Scientific American
Africa's thousands of distinct cultures today are awash in sorghum and millet beers, honey mead, and banana and palm wines, many of which were likely “hangovers” from long ago. Nearly ... Given these genetic foundations and lengthy animal history, it ...

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Dragonflies: Masters of Air and Water - Wired

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-03-27 11:42

Wired

Dragonflies: Masters of Air and Water
Wired
If you haven't seen migrating dragonflies, maybe you need to slow down, go to a pond, and look around. Even better, record what you see and help scientists learn more about these ancient flying predators. You can't sit and watch a pterodactyl swarm ...

Administration drafts plan to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria - Politico

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-03-26 20:58

Administration drafts plan to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Politico
The Obama administration is about to release a long-awaited plan to fight the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria – but scientists and lawmakers are already dismissing it as too weak to make enough progress against one of the most urgent public ...

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Ford's New $1 Billion Plant in India Will Open Export Opportunities - TheStreet.com

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-03-26 19:34

TheStreet.com

Ford's New $1 Billion Plant in India Will Open Export Opportunities
TheStreet.com
"Given Ford India's focus on export volumes," Sharma said in a research note, "the inauguration of the new plant is a positive development." Output should grow to 170,000 cars in 2016 after production this year of about 72,000 cars. Sharma noted that ...

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Scientists argue over access to remaining Ebola hotspots - Science AAAS

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-03-26 19:28

Science AAAS

Scientists argue over access to remaining Ebola hotspots
Science AAAS
The slowdown in the West African Ebola epidemic is welcome news and reason to be hopeful—but it's also creating a new problem. With fewer new cases occurring, it is becoming more and more difficult to test vaccines and drugs. As a result, conflicts ...
Ebola's fast evolution questionedNature.com

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Parasite Mixes, Matches Its Disguises - Laboratory Equipment

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-03-26 19:03

Laboratory Equipment

Parasite Mixes, Matches Its Disguises
Laboratory Equipment
... in the parasite that causes African sleeping sickness. For research published tomorrow in Science, a team at Rockefeller Univ. tracked the appearance and disappearance of these protein coats within the blood of mice infected by Trypanosoma brucei.

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Ebola Virus Not Mutating as Quickly as Feared - Scientific American

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-03-26 18:13

Scientific American

Ebola Virus Not Mutating as Quickly as Feared
Scientific American
Despite an earlier analysis that suggested the virus currently roiling west Africa may be mutating at a rate twice as fast as in the past, this new more comprehensive snapshot of the virus implies that, fortunately, Ebola is not evolving at a rate that ...
Researchers: Ebola Vaccine for Apes Protects Humans TooVoice of America
UW-Madison vaccine protects monkeys from EbolaMadison.com
Ebola Vaccine Trial In Humans Shows Promising ResultsTech Times
The Scientist -Business Insider -CIDRAP
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This hunter wants an endangered rhino's head as a trophy. Looks like he'll get it. - Washington Post

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:06

Kansas City Star

This hunter wants an endangered rhino's head as a trophy. Looks like he'll get it.
Washington Post
Big game hunter Corey Knowlton's long wait to kill an endangered black rhinoceros in Africa is finally over. In a decision Thursday that's certain to rile animal rights activists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the last hurdle in the way of ...
US gives approval for $350000 rhino hunt sold at Texas auctionReuters UK
US Fish & Wildlife Service Approves Rhino PermitAmmoLand Shooting Sports News
U.S. approves $350000 hunt of endangered black rhino in NamibiaInhabitat (blog)

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"Methuselah" Palm Grown From 2000-Year-Old Seed Is a Father - National Geographic

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-03-26 15:11

National Geographic

"Methuselah" Palm Grown From 2000-Year-Old Seed Is a Father
National Geographic
In the years since Methuselah first sprouted, Solowey has successfully germinated a handful of other date palms from ancient seeds recovered at archaeological sites around the Dead Sea. "I'm trying to figure out how to plant an ancient date grove," she ...

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Shock and Science Collide in the All-New Series, "Chaos Caught on Camera" - The Futon Critic

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-03-25 19:35

Shock and Science Collide in the All-New Series, "Chaos Caught on Camera"
The Futon Critic
Ten all-new episode feature scenes from catastrophic weather, amazing tales of human endurance, disastrous engineering fails, astonishing animal attacks and incredible real time footage of near fatal accidents. CHAOS CAUGHT ... These questions - and ...

Earth has just two giant forests left - WTSP 10 News

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-03-25 18:16

WTSP 10 News

Earth has just two giant forests left
WTSP 10 News
This study found that broken-up areas on average lose half their plant and animal species within two decades, the Monitor reports. "Once a forest disappears, the resulting area is more exposed and experiences greater extremes of temperature, humidity ...
There are basically two big forests left, say scientistsAlaska Dispatch News
Earth Has Just 2 Giant Forests LeftNewser

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Meet The Cool Beans Designed To Beat Climate Change - NPR (blog)

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-03-25 17:05

Science Now

Meet The Cool Beans Designed To Beat Climate Change
NPR (blog)
Writer, social scientist and food activist Gary Nabhan has championed it as a vital piece of Southwestern cuisine and culture. (Nabhan wrote his master's ... He carefully cut the immature embryo from the plant and placed it in a laboratory dish filled ...
Heat-beating beans resist climate changeScience Now
Scientists Identify 30 Beans That Can Endure Global WarmingValueWalk
No GMOs Needed: Scientists Breed 30 Superbeans That Can Handle A Hotter ...Co.Exist
Scientific American -UPI.com
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New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials - HealthDay

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-03-25 16:03

Channel News Asia

New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials
HealthDay
The vaccine is based on the strain of Ebola that has been circulating in the West African outbreak. ... Still, two experts said the development of the vaccine is a testament to how scientists can effectively respond in a crisis. This vaccine, "is an ...
Phase 1 trial of first Ebola vaccine based on 2014 virus strain shows vaccine ...Phys.Org

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Sun doubles in size as it completes Ranbaxy buyout - FiercePharma

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-03-25 15:59

Moneycontrol.com

Sun doubles in size as it completes Ranbaxy buyout
FiercePharma
With Sun Pharmaceutical's $4 billion buyout of Ranbaxy Laboratories all but wrapped up, the combined company has plenty on its plate: get plants banned by the FDA in order, get more products approved and to the market and find $250 million in savings ...
Sun Pharma completes Ranbaxy mergerHindu Business Line
Sun Pharma completes Ranbaxy merger, creates world's 5th largest generics ...India Today

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