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Could raising extinct species from the dead be a future necessity? - Science Recorder

Africa research news - 3 hours 28 min ago

Science Recorder

Could raising extinct species from the dead be a future necessity?
Science Recorder
The idea is especially worthy of consideration given scientific projections of just what could occur should certain species go extinct. Rodolfo Dirzo, of Stanford University, is conducting research on rodents in Africa, and his research has startling ...
Study: Earth In The Midst Of Sixth Mass ExtinctionWFMY News 2
Back From the Dead: Why De-Extinction May Save HumanityNBCNews.com

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In search of Kenya's elusive wild dogs - Science Now

Africa research news - 5 hours 11 min ago

Science Now

In search of Kenya's elusive wild dogs
Science Now
MPALA RESEARCH CENTRE, KENYA—Most visitors to Africa come for the lions, elephants, and rhinos. But for the tourists who helicoptered into this somewhat remote region of central Kenya last month, wild dogs topped their list. Once so common in Africa ...

Monkeys fear big cats less, eat more, with humans around - Phys.Org

Africa research news - 7 hours 32 min ago

Phys.Org

Monkeys fear big cats less, eat more, with humans around
Phys.Org
Some Monkeys in South Africa have been found to regard field scientists as human shields against predators and why not if the alternative is death by leopard? The researchers found the monkeys felt far safer when humans were nearby. It has to do with a ...

The GMO Debate - What to Consider - AllAfrica.com

Africa research news - 7 hours 46 min ago

The GMO Debate - What to Consider
AllAfrica.com
Africa: The GMO Debate - What to Consider. tweet ... Genetic engineering has advanced to the stage where it now allows scientists to change the characteristics of living organisms or cells by transferring the genetic material from one organism, across ...

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Archeologists Find Thousands of Stone Age Artifacts in South Africa - Nature World News

Africa research news - 9 hours 24 min ago

Nature World News

Archeologists Find Thousands of Stone Age Artifacts in South Africa
Nature World News
Archaeologists have found thousands of Stone Age artifacts at an ancient site in Northern Cape Province of South Africa. According to researchers, the Kathu Townlands site is one of the richest prehistoric sites in South Africa. It is believed that the ...
Earlier stone age artifacts found in South AfricaBusiness Standard
Stone artefacts from 700000 year old South African sitePast Horizons Archaeology News (press release)
Archaeologists discover earlier stone age artifacts in South AfricaZee News
HeritageDaily -Science World Report
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Africa 'missing out on biotech green revolution' - BBC News

Africa research news - 15 hours 10 min ago

BBC News

Africa 'missing out on biotech green revolution'
BBC News
It added that there were opportunities to boost yields and increase resilience by improving existing crop varieties, and that "in some cases, biotechnology, and in particular genetic modification (GM), offers advantages over conventional plant-breeding ...
'Biotechnology in Africa' book launchedGhanaWeb

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Dispelling the Myths of Ebola - AllAfrica.com

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:47

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Dispelling the Myths of Ebola
AllAfrica.com
Africa: Dispelling the Myths of Ebola ... At IDS, researchers are investigating the complex forces (or 'drivers') behind the emergence and spread of diseases such as Ebola which are transmitted from animals to people and known as zoonoses. ... Research ...
Eating Bush Meat as Viral FeastThe Guardian

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Africa builds 'Great Green Wall' of trees to improve farmlands - ScienceAlert

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-07-24 06:27

Africa builds 'Great Green Wall' of trees to improve farmlands
ScienceAlert
To mitigate this and other environmental issues affecting Africa such as land degradation, the effects of climate change, and a loss of biodiversity, Senegal is leading a 20-nation initiative known as the Great Green Wall. Most notably, this initiative ...

Growth, Global Warming Threaten African Species - AllAfrica.com

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:51

Growth, Global Warming Threaten African Species
AllAfrica.com
Thomas Smith, from the Center for Tropical Research at the University of California, said, "With a 1.5 degree rise in global temperature, Africa may lose 30 percent of its animals and plants. And unfortunately with the increase in CO2 that has ...

Comment: Scientists have discovered how to make people care about climate ... - SBS (blog)

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:34

SBS (blog)

Comment: Scientists have discovered how to make people care about climate ...
SBS (blog)
And it's part of a growing body of research that suggests virtual experiences may offer a powerful catalyst for otherwise apathetic groups to begin caring about issues and taking action, including on climate change. ... In a 2009 study published in the ...

New research says recycling plant development is expanding globally - FoodBev.com

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-07-24 03:58

New research says recycling plant development is expanding globally
FoodBev.com
In addition to established markets with high recycling levels in America and Europe, there's significant activity in new markets such as Bahrain, the Czech Republic and South Africa. While many concentrate on the sorting and recycling of MSW, others ...

Fantastically Wrong: The Strange Real-Life Origins of the Fiendish Werewolf - Wired

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-07-23 14:03

Fantastically Wrong: The Strange Real-Life Origins of the Fiendish Werewolf
Wired
Name a culture somewhere on Planet Earth and more than likely the werewolf stalks its folklore, from African and Asian tribes all the way up to the classic (and confusing) Altered Beast of Sega Genesis. Even if there are no wolves on the continent, the ...

Dogs With Floppy Ears: Study Offers Explanation - Guardian Liberty Voice

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:36

Guardian Liberty Voice

Dogs With Floppy Ears: Study Offers Explanation
Guardian Liberty Voice
Dogs with floppy ears make them look cute and attractive and a new study has offered an explanation for why this is the case. The domestication of animals occurred thousands of years ago and it is thought that cuter or more friendly and less aggressive ...

Niger Is Hurt by Runaway Birthrates - New York Times

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-07-23 05:57

New York Times

Niger Is Hurt by Runaway Birthrates
New York Times
DAKAR, Senegal — Nearly every year, the West African desert nation of Niger faces a food crisis, and nearly every year the international aid agencies, including the United Nations, send out urgent appeals for funds to feed the country's starving ...

Climate Change Could Be Ruining Wine Corks: Study - NBCNews.com

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-07-22 23:39

NBCNews.com

Climate Change Could Be Ruining Wine Corks: Study
NBCNews.com
Wine lovers might treasure the oaky, full-bodied taste of a cabernet sauvignon or the light and fruity aroma of a pinot grigio. But if the bottle is stopped with a low-quality cork, they can kiss that meticulously cultivated flavor goodbye. Many people ...
Is Climate Change Ruining Wine Corks?Yahoo News
Study: Climate change is reducing quality of wine corksThe Weather Network

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Elephants Have 2000 Genes for Smell—Most Ever Found - National Geographic

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-07-22 20:06

National Geographic

Elephants Have 2000 Genes for Smell—Most Ever Found
National Geographic
That's the most ever discovered in an animal—more than twice the number of olfactory genes in domestic dogs and five times more than in humans, who have about 400, according to research published July 22 in the journal Genome Research. The previous ...
Elephants have a more powerful sense of smell than dogs and ratsMother Nature Network

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Ban on camels being sacrificed during Haj in Mecca, says Dubai scientist - The National

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-07-22 19:57

Ban on camels being sacrificed during Haj in Mecca, says Dubai scientist
The National
Dr Ulrich Wernery, scientific director at the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (CVRL) in Dubai, said he was part of a team that recommended the measures to the Saudi Arabian ministry of health. A genetic link between the Mers found in humans and ...

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Growth, Global Warming Threaten African Species - Voice of America

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:15

Voice of America

Growth, Global Warming Threaten African Species
Voice of America
YAOUNDE, CAMEROON —. Researchers meeting in Cameroon say Africa may lose up to 30 percent of its animal and plant species by the end of the century due to global warming, population growth and unregulated development. The researchers from 20 ...

Monkeys use field scientists as human shields against predators - Mongabay.com

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-07-22 13:18

Monkeys use field scientists as human shields against predators
Mongabay.com
Studying samango monkeys in the Soutpansberg Mountains of South Africa, researchers were curious about how these monkeys, which have long been habituated to scientists, may change behavior depending on the presence or absence of humans. Headed by ...

African Lion, Extinct Siwalik Elephant Once Roamed Bengal - NDTV

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:58

NDTV

African Lion, Extinct Siwalik Elephant Once Roamed Bengal
NDTV
Kolkata: Several animal species, which are either extinct or seen only in Africa, thrived 40,000 to 50,000 years ago in the wilds of Purulia, Bankura and West Midnapore districts, according to senior scientists of the Zoological Survey of India ...

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