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Anti-Ebola Compounds Show Promise - Voice of America

Africa research news - 1 hour 18 min ago

Voice of America

Anti-Ebola Compounds Show Promise
Voice of America
For example, the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Serbian Ministry of Science and Technical Development have provided funding to study a small class of molecules known as diazachrysenes.Initial research shows that most of the mice “that ...

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Joburg mulls sewage, solar to combat electricity crisis - Moneyweb.co.za

Africa research news - 4 hours 13 min ago

Moneyweb.co.za

Joburg mulls sewage, solar to combat electricity crisis
Moneyweb.co.za
Because the South African government delayed a decision on whether to allow national power company Eskom to build new plants more than a decade ago, electricity is now rationed to businesses and city dwellers with areas often blacked out for four hours ...
Johannesburg may get power from sewageIndependent Online
Johannesburg may use 'zoo poo', sewage to fight loadsheddingTimes LIVE

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Could Egypt's empty animal mummies reveal an ancient scam? - CNN International

Africa research news - 4 hours 46 min ago

CNN International

Could Egypt's empty animal mummies reveal an ancient scam?
CNN International
McKnight suggests that the research, (which has been the most comprehensive to date, bringing various museum collections and different types of animals together in one study), holds interesting lessons for those studying climate change in Africa ...

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Attacks on the last elephants and rhinos threaten entire ecosystems - The Guardian

Africa research news - 8 hours 59 min ago

Attacks on the last elephants and rhinos threaten entire ecosystems
The Guardian
Even in the relatively recent past, the area of land over which these animals roamed has drastically declined. Maps published in a new paper in the journal Science Advances show that elephants, hippos and black rhinos occupied most of sub-Saharan ...

Zambia: Wildlife poachers trade guns for gardens - Al Jazeera America

Africa research news - 9 hours 33 min ago

Al Jazeera America

Zambia: Wildlife poachers trade guns for gardens
Al Jazeera America
CHAMA DISTRICT, Zambia — On the banks of the Luangwa River in eastern Zambia, a small group of men creeps through dry grass with guns raised. A half-dozen hippos laze in the water, antelope graze on the opposite bank, and, farther off, an elephant is ...

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Texas hunter bags his rhino on controversial hunt in Namibia - CNN

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-05-21 13:34

The Guardian

Texas hunter bags his rhino on controversial hunt in Namibia
CNN
Knowlton, 36, from Dallas, wants the world to see that the hunt of such a majestic beast on the African continent is not the work of a bloodthirsty American hunter but a vital component of Namibia's effort to save the animal from extinction. Knowlton's ...
This rich Texas jackass murdered a black rhino and now thinks he's the f*cking ...Raw Story
Hunter Pays $350000 for the Opportunity to Kill Endangered Black Rhino, And ...Science Times
Black rhino hunt: Why killing one bull is worth it for conservationCNN International
The Guardian -eNCA
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A Grassroots Effort to Save - Yale Environment 360

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-05-21 12:36

A Grassroots Effort to Save
Yale Environment 360
The Cross River gorilla population in equatorial Africa has been pushed to the brink of extinction. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, a Nigerian scientist working to save the gorillas describes how local villagers are vital to protecting these apes ...

Oldest stone tools found in Kenya - EarthSky

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-05-21 12:24

CBS News

Oldest stone tools found in Kenya
EarthSky
EarthSky // Earth, Human World, Science Wire Release Date: May 20, 2015 ... The Earth Institute at Columbia University announced today (May 20, 2015) that scientists working in the desert badlands of northwestern Kenya have found stone tools dating ...
Wrong Turn Leads to Discovery of Oldest Stone ToolsNational Geographic
World's Oldest Stone Tools Predate HumansLive Science
Stone tools found in Kenya pre-date humans by half-a-million yearsChristian Science Monitor
Phys.Org -CBS News -Concord Monitor
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Cartwheeling Spider, Corpse-Hoarding Wasp Among Bizarre New Species - Live Science

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-05-21 11:02

Live Science

Cartwheeling Spider, Corpse-Hoarding Wasp Among Bizarre New Species
Live Science
To draw attention to the planet's unexplored biodiversity, scientists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE) picked just 10 of the 18,000 species to highlight. Among them is ...
Top 10 list of newly discovered speciesWRVO Public Media

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GMO Scientists Could Save the World From Hunger, If We Let Them - Newsweek

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-05-21 10:19

Newsweek

GMO Scientists Could Save the World From Hunger, If We Let Them
Newsweek
The solution, though, appears to be on the way: In 2012, a new tool was invented that revolutionizes how scientists can examine—and manipulate—plant genetic processes. It's called CRISPR-Cas9, and unlike its predecessors in the world of genetic ...

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Virus Hunter Metabiota Finds Niche in Epidemic Research - Wall Street Journal

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-05-20 21:00

Wall Street Journal

Virus Hunter Metabiota Finds Niche in Epidemic Research
Wall Street Journal
Dr. Wolfe, Metabiota's CEO and founder, spent more than a decade living in Central Africa, where he observed firsthand the way viruses spread from animals to humans largely through the consumption of wild game. He is also the author of the 2011 book ...

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What Makes the "Lion Whisperer" Roar? - Smithsonian

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-05-20 19:55

What Makes the "Lion Whisperer" Roar?
Smithsonian
And those constraints are not just present here in Dinokeng: all of South Africa's wilderness areas, like many throughout Africa, are fenced in, and all of the animals in them are, to some extent, managed—their roaming contained, their numbers monitored.

Obama Administration Begins Aggressive Trade Campaign: Deals Will Bring "A ... - BuzzFeed News

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:15

BuzzFeed News

Obama Administration Begins Aggressive Trade Campaign: Deals Will Bring "A ...
BuzzFeed News
A big, new administration report promoting administration deals as “Trade For A Greener World” promises new protections for endangered wildlife and plants. But the phrase ... “The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Oceans and International ...

Malaria: can we eradicate one of the world's deadliest diseases? - The Guardian

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:14

The Guardian

Malaria: can we eradicate one of the world's deadliest diseases?
The Guardian
Nato teaches in a primary school in Kisumu County, Kenya, which is attached to the Mumias Sugar Plant, the biggest sugar processor in eastern Africa. The swampy fields of sugarcane are ideal for breeding mosquitoes. The close-contact working conditions ...

Who were the dullest team in football history? - The Guardian

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-05-20 09:30

The Guardian

Who were the dullest team in football history?
The Guardian
Plus: Play-off finals between the top two qualifiers; Steven Caulker: record breaker?; and why do a club from Prague have a kangaroo on their crest? Send your questions and answers to knowledge@theguardian.com or get in touch via Twitter @ ...

The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world - The Guardian

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-05-20 05:00

The Guardian

The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world
The Guardian
For plant scientists and farmers to breed the traits that can resist higher temperatures and long-term droughts, they need access to genetic diversity. In the event of a cataclysmic crop failure – for example, from a virulent new disease – and if all ...

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'Killing animals to save them is wrong' - WCTI12.com

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-05-20 03:51

'Killing animals to save them is wrong'
WCTI12.com
... of wild animals. For example, a Synovate eNation poll in 2011 found that of those responding to its survey, 70.4% of Americans would pay to view lions on an African safari, while only 6.6% would pay to hunt them. And opposition is ... From a ...

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Research indicates our skin color is evolutionary gateway to vitamin D - Duluth News Tribune

Africa research news - Tue, 2015-05-19 05:10

Research indicates our skin color is evolutionary gateway to vitamin D
Duluth News Tribune
Jablonski, the Evan Pugh professor of anthropology at Penn State University, has made a name for herself with her research on how human skin color evolved from the earliest humans to today's multiple hues. The short version: Our skin color is primarily ...

'Rational excitement' as China primes for solar boom - The Australian Financial Review

Africa research news - Tue, 2015-05-19 00:21

Livemint

'Rational excitement' as China primes for solar boom
The Australian Financial Review
Cheaper solar has made the technology more economically viable for emerging economies such as India and South Africa. Reuters. Solar panel makers globally are preparing for ... gigawatts of solar power this year, the most after China. The country has ...
Get ready for solar boom from China plants as Asia demand swellsLivemint

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Why Do We Love Cat Photos on the Internet? - NBCNews.com

Africa research news - Mon, 2015-05-18 21:20

NBCNews.com

Why Do We Love Cat Photos on the Internet?
NBCNews.com
Their citizen-science project will examine the microbiome of cats' digestive systems, in both house pets and wild animals. ... "Like us, animals are enveloped in a cloud of microbes," said Holly Ganz, a research scientist at the University of ...
Kitty Kickstarter: See the Microbes That Live in Your CatYahoo News UK

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