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Nabta Playa and the Ancient Astronomers of the Nubian Desert - Ancient Origins

Africa research news - Sun, 2015-04-26 03:11

Ancient Origins

Nabta Playa and the Ancient Astronomers of the Nubian Desert
Ancient Origins
Scientists have been able to determine that around 10,000 BC, a climatic change occurred over North Africa caused by a northward shift of the summer monsoons. This change brought enough rainfall to the region to fill a number of playas (dry lakes) for ...

The Gene That Determines Cocoa Butter's Melting Point (And Why That's ... - Science 2.0

Africa research news - Sun, 2015-04-26 02:19

The Gene That Determines Cocoa Butter's Melting Point (And Why That's ...
Science 2.0
Cacao, Theobroma cacao L., is an understory tropical tree domesticated in the Amazon basin and today widely cultivated in West Africa, Central and South America and Southeast Asia. Around the world, more than five million cocoa farmers -- and more than ...

New avian flu viruses send US scientists scrambling - WHBL Sheboygan

Africa research news - Sat, 2015-04-25 23:24

Zawya (registration)

New avian flu viruses send US scientists scrambling
WHBL Sheboygan
No humans have yet become infected, but scientists say it is possible that someone in direct contact with sick birds might catch the virus, though it is extremely unlikely that an infected human could pass the disease on to another human. "Most of the ...
INSIGHT-New avian flu viruses send U.S. scientists scramblingZawya (registration)

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Reversing mammoth extinction worse than causing it - Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Africa research news - Sat, 2015-04-25 08:25

National Post

Reversing mammoth extinction worse than causing it
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Let's suppose that scientists do resurrect a mammoth. It's going to be lonely, so they'll make more. In due course, they will have a breeding herd of mammoths and people lining up at the turnstiles for a look. Then animal rights activists will make a ...
Living woolly mammoths could roam the tundra again soonCNET

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Researchers express amusement at food's role in society - Arizona Daily Star

Africa research news - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:31

Arizona Daily Star

Researchers express amusement at food's role in society
Arizona Daily Star
The University of Arizona School of Anthropology is dedicating three days of attention to it this week, and a panel of scientists will present food-related research at a symposium today. Some of those food-centric researchers do express some amusement ...

A professor's quest for the purest vodka - DesMoinesRegister.com

Africa research news - Sat, 2015-04-25 01:45

DesMoinesRegister.com

A professor's quest for the purest vodka
DesMoinesRegister.com
It was a science experiment, and, to him, the distillation process longed for further perfection. As a boy, Leeuwen, ... As a young educator, his brother's pot still and its endless moonshine possibilities intrigued the scientist, newly trained in the ...

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Pigs, Hogs & Boars: Facts About Swine - Live Science

Africa research news - Sat, 2015-04-25 00:19

Live Science

Pigs, Hogs & Boars: Facts About Swine
Live Science
Pigs are mammals with stocky bodies, flat snouts, small eyes and large ears. They are highly intelligent, social animals, and are found all over the world. Pigs are in the Suidae family, which includes eight genera and 16 species. Among those species ...

How maps packed with data help scientists fight malaria - PBS NewsHour

Africa research news - Sat, 2015-04-25 00:18

How maps packed with data help scientists fight malaria
PBS NewsHour
Epidemiologist Hugh Sturrock is trying to stamp out malaria in parts of Africa, and from his campus cubicle at the University of California San Francisco, he is trying to make high-tech maps of the risk of outbreaks of malaria, maps that will be ...

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Cannabis Time Capsule, 1908: Teddy Roosevelt Eating Hash in Africa? - Westword

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-04-24 22:25

Westword

Cannabis Time Capsule, 1908: Teddy Roosevelt Eating Hash in Africa?
Westword
Teddy Roosevelt was like the Dos Equis man of American presidents. He had great facial hair, never lost a fight and did amazing things like leading armies and governments and helped create our national park system. In his spare time, he liked to ...

Jurassic farce? Dino expert tackles movie goofs - Springfield News-Leader

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-04-24 22:17

Springfield News-Leader

Jurassic farce? Dino expert tackles movie goofs
Springfield News-Leader
Jack Conrad has hunted dinosaur fossils around the globe and has, with his colleagues, named seven new fossil reptile species, with research pending on five others. He currently works in the Department of Vertebrate Biology with the American Museum of ...

RNA Ebola Drug Clears Animal Study - The Scientist (press release) (registration)

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-04-24 20:21

New York Times

RNA Ebola Drug Clears Animal Study
The Scientist (press release) (registration)
All three untreated animals died. “They showed universal protection in a highly lethal model three days after infection, so that's obviously good,” Daniel Bausch, a senior consultant to the World Health Organization and an infectious-disease specialist ...
Ebola Drug Works Against West African Strain in Study of MonkeysNew York Times
WHO: Stall in Ebola decline highlights need for stronger responseCIDRAP
Promising Ebola drug protects rhesus monkeysLos Angeles Times
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York's anti-malarial plant given Chinese approval - Phys.Org

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-04-24 19:05

Phys.Org

York's anti-malarial plant given Chinese approval
Phys.Org
A new hybrid plant used in anti-malarial drug production, developed by scientists at the University of York's Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP), is now registered as a new variety in China.

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UN Urged to Demand Free Access to Crop Data - SciDev.Net

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-04-24 12:00

UN Urged to Demand Free Access to Crop Data
SciDev.Net
A petition has been filed urging the UN to create a legal framework requiring governments to make data from the genetic sequencing of plants freely available. The move would speed up plant breeding and increase food production for a growing human ...

FirstFT (the 6am Cut) - FT Alphaville (registration)

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-04-24 05:55

FirstFT (the 6am Cut)
FT Alphaville (registration)
The number of people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa has risen sharply in recent months, and more than 35,000 are thought to have crossed from Africa to Europe this year. (BBC). Nasdaq nadir The ... A mammoth undertaking An ...

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A Scientific Guide to the Fantastical Predators in Game of Thrones - Gizmodo India

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-04-24 05:17

Gizmodo India

A Scientific Guide to the Fantastical Predators in Game of Thrones
Gizmodo India
Dragons are arguably the most iconic fantasy beasts of the Game of Thrones series, and a great place to begin our biological exploration. As we all know, dragons are massive, flying, carnivorous reptiles with no natural predators. They possess an ...

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Quartz Daily Brief—Europe and Africa edition—Apple Watch debut, Microsoft's ... - Quartz

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-04-24 04:29

Quartz Daily Brief—Europe and Africa edition—Apple Watch debut, Microsoft's ...
Quartz
“In the 19th century, scientists began to understand how to synthesize flavor chemicals, whether from plants or from byproducts of coal processing, to evoke familiar flavors. While the technology to evaluate the flavor molecules of a particular food ...

Euro energy companies embrace climate change - Houston Chronicle

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-04-24 00:43

Houston Chronicle

Euro energy companies embrace climate change
Houston Chronicle
But before dismissing the people responsible for hundreds of billions of dollars of capital as gullible liberals, consider that the world is awash in cheap natural gas and there are enormous gas liquefaction plants coming online within the next five ...

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How to Predict a Famine Before It Even Strikes - Smithsonian

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-04-23 18:09

Smithsonian

How to Predict a Famine Before It Even Strikes
Smithsonian
Behind us were two other vehicles, shuttling half a dozen American and Ethiopian scientists excited enough by Senay's research to want to see its potential firsthand. We caravanned through the gritty city of Adama and over the Awash River, weaving ...

Politics this week - The Economist

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-04-23 14:53

Politics this week
The Economist
More than 1,750 migrants have now died trying to make the crossing to Europe from north Africa since the start of the year, 30 times more than during the same period of 2014, according to the International Organisation for Migration. ... Chinese ...

South Africa To Add 6.3 GW Capacity In Future Renewable Energy IPP Auctions - CleanTechnica

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-04-23 14:02

South Africa To Add 6.3 GW Capacity In Future Renewable Energy IPP Auctions
CleanTechnica
A study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) stated that the 1.6 GW wind and solar power capacity operational through the REIPPPP at the end of December 2014 helped save more than $450 million. With the payments to these ...

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