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Korea to aid Busia County put up an Organic fertilizer factory - Africa Science News Service

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Korea to aid Busia County put up an Organic fertilizer factory
Africa Science News Service
The County government of Busia is partnering with the People's Republic of South Korea to establish the first ever organic fertilizer Company in the county, Africa Science news can reveal. Speaking during an Agricultural field day in Busia town, the ...

How deforestation is fueling Ebola's spread across Africa - Public Radio International

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:33

Public Radio International

How deforestation is fueling Ebola's spread across Africa
Public Radio International
Often that habitat is people's homes — putting people in that country in close contact with the animals suspected of carrying Ebola. But that's not all. Researchers also suspect mining, which often puts humans deep in forests, contributes to human ...

Scientists Decode African Penguin Calls - Smithsonian

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:14

Science Codex

Scientists Decode African Penguin Calls
Smithsonian
Understanding penguin call function has implications for conservation and learning about penguin biology. “Vocalizations have the opportunity to provide a huge amount of information about these birds,” says Livio Favaro, a biologist at the University ...
Penguin ProblemsDeep-Sea News

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Pangolins, world's most illegally-traded animals, will be eaten to extinction - Tech Times

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:41

Tech Times

Pangolins, world's most illegally-traded animals, will be eaten to extinction
Tech Times
The Zoological Society of London has reported that due to high demand in Asia, poachers have now moved to trading pangolins in Africa and bringing them to Asia in an illegal, cross-continental trade route. Four species of pangolins are found in Africa ...
What is a pangolin and why are people eating them all?Christian Science Monitor
Pangolins: You May Not Have Heard Of Them, But Poachers HaveWBUR
Pangolins May Soon Be Killed Off for Scales and MeatDesign & Trend
Mother Nature Network -Discovery News -Scientific American (blog)
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Generating A Genome To Feed The World - RedOrbit

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:19

RedOrbit

Generating A Genome To Feed The World
RedOrbit
The genetic information will enhance scientists' and agriculturalists' understanding of the growing patterns of African rice, as well as enable the development of new rice varieties that are better able to cope with increasing environmental stressors ...

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11 Ways to P*ss Off a South African - Yahoo Travel

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-07-30 10:11

Yahoo Travel

11 Ways to P*ss Off a South African
Yahoo Travel
News flash: Africa is a continent. And it is not split into two. There's no North Africa, where people are always fighting, and there's no South Africa, a vast mysterious area famous for wild animals and safaris. There is a country called South Africa ...

'No Market': Scientists Struggle to Make Ebola Vaccines, Treatments - NBCNews.com

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-07-29 22:04

NBCNews.com

'No Market': Scientists Struggle to Make Ebola Vaccines, Treatments
NBCNews.com
At least four vaccines are being developed to protect people against Ebola, including one that protects monkeys completely against the deadly virus. Several groups are also working on treatments, but one of the most promising is stuck in safety testing.
Scientists in Galveston trying to create vaccine for EbolaKTRK-TV

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Warding Off Lions With Cell Phones Shows African Technology Boom - Bloomberg

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-07-29 21:22

Warding Off Lions With Cell Phones Shows African Technology Boom
Bloomberg
Mobile technology is revolutionizing life for many of the more than 1 billion people in Africa for whom services like banking, the Internet and affordable energy were previously considered luxuries, rather than everyday staples. ... mobile has been ...

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As Ebola Outbreak Spreads in West Africa, US Scientists Look for Cure - National Journal

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-07-29 19:21

Latino Post

As Ebola Outbreak Spreads in West Africa, US Scientists Look for Cure
National Journal
There's a lot we don't know about the Ebola virus. The deadly virus likely comes from fruit bats, but scientists don't know for sure. They also don't know all the ways the highly contagious virus is transmitted, nor how the disease develops within ...
Ebola epidemic unlikely outside West Africa, says scientist who helped ...South China Morning Post (subscription)
Ebola Virus Outbreak 2014 News Update: What Scientists are Doing To Stop ItLatino Post
Nigerians, already embattled by Boko Haram, scramble to contain Ebola threat ...Christian Science Monitor
The Guardian -Science Media Centre (blog)
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Jane Goodall: Man's Closest Animal Relatives Face Extinction - Business Insider

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-07-29 18:58

Business Insider

Jane Goodall: Man's Closest Animal Relatives Face Extinction
Business Insider
In the past half century, chimpanzee numbers have slumped from two million to just 300,000, spread over 21 countries, said Goodall, a British scientist who spent more than five decades studying chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe National Park. "If we don ...
Great apes face extinction - GoodallNews24
Conservationist: Great apes facing extinctionGulf Times
Great apes face extinction: conservationist Jane GoodallBangkok Post

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Charity SolarAid replaces Africa's kerosene lamps with solar lighting - ABC Online

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-07-29 09:06

Charity SolarAid replaces Africa's kerosene lamps with solar lighting
ABC Online
In much of Africa, heat and light comes from dirty, polluting and dangerous kerosene lanterns. British charity SolarAid is looking to change that by providing cheap solar lighting, bolstering development and helping to protect the environment, writes ...

Medicinal Plants As Cure For Diseases - Nigerian Observer

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:43

Nigerian Observer

Medicinal Plants As Cure For Diseases
Nigerian Observer
MEDICINAL plants is defined as any substance with one or more of its organ containing substances that can be used for therapeutic purpose or which can be used as precursors for the synthesis of antimicrobial drugs (sofowora, 1982, 1984). According to ...

All 8 Pangolin Species Being Eaten into Extinction - Scientific American (blog)

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:27

Scientific American (blog)

All 8 Pangolin Species Being Eaten into Extinction
Scientific American (blog)
The grisly discovery came from the bodies of as many as 10,000 dead pangolins, the scaly anteaters of Africa and Asia that are being hunted into extinction for their meat and the supposed medicinal qualities of their scales. ... populations, learning ...

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Scientists in Galveston trying to create vaccine for Ebola - KTRK-TV

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-07-28 23:00

Scientists in Galveston trying to create vaccine for Ebola
KTRK-TV
Geisbert is concerned about how the virus is spreading in Africa. It was first linked to bats then it spread into non-human primates, which is also a food source for some cultures. That introduced it into the human population, he says. Now it's ...

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African Rice Sequenced: A Genome To Feed The World - Science 2.0

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-07-28 22:31

Science Codex

African Rice Sequenced: A Genome To Feed The World
Science 2.0
Researchers have sequenced the complete genome of Oryza glaberrima (African rice), which will enhance scientists' and agriculturalists' understanding of the growing patterns of African rice, as well as enable the development of new rice varieties that ...
Generating a genome to feed the world: UA-led team sequences African riceScience Codex

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Archaeologists Find Earlier Stone Age Artifacts In Northern Cape Of South Africa - RedOrbit

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-07-28 16:51

RedOrbit

Archaeologists Find Earlier Stone Age Artifacts In Northern Cape Of South Africa
RedOrbit
The archaeologists' research on the Kathu Townlands site, one of the richest early prehistoric archaeological sites in South Africa, was published in the journal, PLOS ONE, on 24 July 2014. It is estimated that the site is between 700,000 and one ...
Million-year-old artifacts found in South AfricaSouth Africa.info
Acheulean Artefacts: Stone Age Find In Northern Cape Of South AfricaScience 2.0
'Amazing site' needs protectionIndependent Online
Sci-News.com -Linex Legal (press release) (registration)
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Ebola outbreak in Africa: the key questions - The Guardian

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-07-28 14:19

The Guardian

Ebola outbreak in Africa: the key questions
The Guardian
Ebola is a severe viral illness with a sudden onset that comes from direct contact with infected living or dead rainforest animals, including chimpanzees, gorillas, monkeys, fruit bats, forest antelope and porcupines. It kills up to 90% of ... each ...
How Ebola Virus Spreads From Sick Animals And Among HumansABC News
South Africa Would Not Survive an Ebola Virus OutbreakGuardian Liberty Voice
Africa needs help to fight EbolaFinancial Times
Moneyweb.co.za -Breitbart News
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For rare species, the future is in the freezer as zoos manage a conservation ... - Washington Post

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-07-28 14:13

For rare species, the future is in the freezer as zoos manage a conservation ...
Washington Post
The National Zoo has its own example, Bao Bao, a female panda cub conceived “as the result of a precisely-timed artificial insemination . . . by scientists from the Conservation Biology Institute and China,” the zoo's Web site says. The zoo is ...

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Acheulean Artefacts: Stone Age Find In Northern Cape Of South Africa - Science 2.0

Africa research news - Sun, 2014-07-27 19:07

Science 2.0

Acheulean Artefacts: Stone Age Find In Northern Cape Of South Africa
Science 2.0
one of the richest early prehistoric archaeological sites in South Africa, have produced tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts, including hand axes and other tools. It is situated between the Kuruman Hills to the east and the Langberge ...
1-Million-Year-Old Artifacts Found in South AfricaSci-News.com
Earlier Stone Age Artifacts Found in South AfricaUpdated News

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Trees save 870 lives every Year by reducing Respiratory, Pulmonary problems - WallStreet OTC

Africa research news - Sun, 2014-07-27 15:17

WallStreet OTC

Trees save 870 lives every Year by reducing Respiratory, Pulmonary problems
WallStreet OTC
According to the scientists, trees and plants are responsible for saving about 870 lives every year. Moreover ... Rain further said, “Information and tools developed by Forest Service research are contributing to communities valuing and managing the ...

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