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The human food connection: A new study reveals more about our relationship to ... - Phys.Org

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-04-15 20:51

The human food connection: A new study reveals more about our relationship to ...
Phys.Org
Like their ancestors who traveled from Europe, Africa, and Asia with favorite plants in tow, the Puerto Ricans of Hartford have maintained cuisine as an important component of their identity. Such a strong relationship to food has had a profound impact ...

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Early primate expert joins KU as Foundation Professor - Lawrence Journal World

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-04-15 20:44

Early primate expert joins KU as Foundation Professor
Lawrence Journal World
Chris Beard is a Kansas University distinguished Foundation Professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and a senior curator at the Biodiversity Institute. Some of Chris Beard's earliest memories are of an early fascination with animals — farm ...

The Science of Anatomy Is Undergoing a Major Revival - Huffington Post (blog)

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-04-15 19:43

Huffington Post (blog)

The Science of Anatomy Is Undergoing a Major Revival
Huffington Post (blog)
Only two decades ago, when I was starting my PhD studies at the University of California in Berkeley, there was talk about the death of anatomy as a research subject. That hasn't happened. Instead the science of anatomy has undergone a renaissance ...

Nigeria Planning Country's First Nuclear Power Plant - Huffington Post

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-04-15 15:58

Nigeria Planning Country's First Nuclear Power Plant
Huffington Post
Nigeria currently has three nuclear energy research centers in the University of Ibadan, Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria and University of Port Harcourt. In February the three centers graduated a total of six nuclear engineers. In late March, nuclear ...

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Not Everyone Needs Probiotics, Suggests Study of Hunter-Gatherer Guts - Science News

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-04-15 15:15

Not Everyone Needs Probiotics, Suggests Study of Hunter-Gatherer Guts
Science News
A new study of the gut bacteria of hunter-gatherers in Africa has found that they completely lack a bacterium that is a key ingredient in most probiotic foods and considered healthy. What's more, the Hadza don't suffer from colon cancer, colitis, Crohn ...

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Amazon trees vulnerable to fire and climate combination - BBC News

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:20

BBC News

Amazon trees vulnerable to fire and climate combination
BBC News
Co-author Paulo Brando, a researcher from Brazil's Amazon Environmental Research Institute and the Woods Hole Research Center, US, explained that the findings were based on data gathered from a long-running field experiment, described as the first of ...

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UPOV Approves ARIPO Draft Legislation Spreading Plant Variety Protection To ... - Intellectual Property Watch

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:35

UPOV Approves ARIPO Draft Legislation Spreading Plant Variety Protection To ...
Intellectual Property Watch
The African Regional Intellectual Property Office last week obtained a positive decision at the international level on its draft law to protect new varieties of plants. Amid protest from civil society, the regional office now has to adopt the draft law ...

New banana disease in Africa threatens livelihoods of farmers - Citifmonline

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:42

Citifmonline

New banana disease in Africa threatens livelihoods of farmers
Citifmonline
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention of one of the world's most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium wilt, which recently spread from Asia to Africa and ...
A horrifying disease is threatening to destroy the world's bananasSalon
Disease threatens banana crop – UNIndependent Online
UN agency urges countries to boost action against banana diseaseUN News Centre
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Prof discusses collective animal, insect behavior - N.C. State University Technician Online

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:47

Prof discusses collective animal, insect behavior
N.C. State University Technician Online
Iain Couzin, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University, spoke at the third annual Kwangil Koh lecture. Koh was a ... In recent years, Couzin said his research has led him through the subconscious aspect of social behavior ...

African Poachers Beware: Billionaire Brandishes His Wallet - Environment News Service

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-04-14 19:55

Environment News Service

African Poachers Beware: Billionaire Brandishes His Wallet
Environment News Service
A UNESCO World Heritage Site in southern Tanzania, Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest animal reserves in the world, inhabited by elephants, hippos, Cape buffalo and crocodiles. The helicopter will arrive in Tanzania in about six months, and ...

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Gardens: Heritage collection is labour of love - Scotsman

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-04-14 16:25

Scotsman

Gardens: Heritage collection is labour of love
Scotsman
THE heritage collection of plants originally bred and introduced by the Backhouse family was started with a remark my mother made during the planning of the new Rofsie Arts Garden at Rossie in Fife,” says Caroline Thomson. ... In an attempt to ...

UN agency urges countries to boost action against banana disease - UN News Centre

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-04-14 15:57

UN News Centre

UN agency urges countries to boost action against banana disease
UN News Centre
“The spread of Fusarium wilt could have a significant impact on growers, traders and families who depend on the banana industry,” said FAO plant pathologist Fazil Dusunceli, adding that “countries need to act now if we are to avoid the worst-case ...
Disease threatens world's bananasGlobalPost
Disease threatens world's bananas: UNAhram Online
"Fusarium wilt" threat to India's banana farmingBusiness Standard
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The Ultimate Bragging-Rights African Adventure: Gorilla Tracking In Congo With ... - Forbes

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-04-14 15:50

The Ultimate Bragging-Rights African Adventure: Gorilla Tracking In Congo With ...
Forbes
I asked them to show me an Africa I'd never seen before, and what they came back with fit the bill: tracking western lowland gorillas at the new Odzala Wilderness Camps in the Republic of the Congo (not to be confused with the neighboring Democratic ...

New research makes migrant species a conservation priority - Phys.Org

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-04-14 15:28

New research makes migrant species a conservation priority
Phys.Org
Dr Bethany Hoye, research fellow at Deakin University's Centre for Integrative Ecology says a 'networked approach' investigating community dynamics and eco-system functioning can assist develop effective conservation measures. "To develop ... "Animal ...

Unearthing the hidden healing powers of flowers - euronews

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-04-14 15:02

euronews

Unearthing the hidden healing powers of flowers
euronews
Scientists have been studying plants for many centuries, but there is still a lot to learn. In Athens, researchers are trying to unravel the mysterious properties of plants. Almost 2,000 plant species have been collected worldwide as part of a European ...

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Potential Ebola drugs are stuck in the big pharma pipeline - The Conversation

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-04-14 13:41

Potential Ebola drugs are stuck in the big pharma pipeline
The Conversation
As a virologist, I am often asked when science will come up with a solution to stop deadly viruses, such as the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea. With collaborators, I've helped design and test over a…
As Ebola outbreak spreads, vaccine remains years awayCBS News
As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years AwayHealthDay

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Should cities be for animals too? - The Guardian

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-04-14 11:12

The Guardian

Should cities be for animals too?
The Guardian
Humans are becoming ever more urban in their habits, yet it's only recently that scientists have attempted to quantify the impact of urbanisation on levels of biodiversity around the world. One striking recent global analysis of bird and plant ...

Breaking the glass ceiling: Women agricultural scientists - Daily News Egypt

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-04-14 10:35

Breaking the glass ceiling: Women agricultural scientists
Daily News Egypt
African Women in Agriculture Research and Development (AWARD), a Nairobi-based career development programme that supports women agriculturists across sub-Saharan Africa, is turning things around for these women. ... the culture and the society dominate ...

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Paris unveils its new ark de triomphe - the city's new natural-habitat zoo - The Independent

Africa research news - Sun, 2014-04-13 15:12

The FA Daily

Paris unveils its new ark de triomphe - the city's new natural-habitat zoo
The Independent
At a time when the very existence of zoos has been called into question by the slaughter of a young giraffe in Copenhagen, the new Paris zoo claims to be the most humane – and the most ecologically and biologically correct – urban animal park in the ...
Revamped Paris Zoo shows animals together in natural environmentThe FA Daily
New-look Paris Zoo rethinks 'humanimal' relationshipThe Korea Herald

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Amid growing prosperity, Rwanda's post-genocide generation comes of age - Christian Science Monitor

Africa research news - Sun, 2014-04-13 14:05

Christian Science Monitor

Amid growing prosperity, Rwanda's post-genocide generation comes of age
Christian Science Monitor
RUHENGERI, RWANDA. The clump of professional cyclists swept past a grove of banana trees and a field of potatoes, continuing up the steep hill toward a trio of mist-topped volcanoes. Skip to next paragraph ...

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