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Giant African rats are being trained to detect land mines in Cambodia - AOL.com - AOL News

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-07-03 01:59

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Giant African rats are being trained to detect land mines in Cambodia - AOL.com
AOL News
Bart Weetjens started the Belgian nonprofit APOPO, to train animals to detect mines. After doing research, they found that rats are much more intelligent than they are credited for, and have just as strong a sense of smell as dogs. Rats are also easier ...

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DNA in ivory pinpoints elephant poaching hot spots - Science News for Students

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-07-02 11:27

Science News for Students

DNA in ivory pinpoints elephant poaching hot spots
Science News for Students
Poachers kill the animals for the ivory in their tusks. That ivory ... She is a conservation scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York City. ... In the new study, a group of scientists collected ivory that had been seized in Africa and ...

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Scientists Discover 49000-Year-Old Paint Containing Milk In South Africa - Design & Trend

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-07-02 10:22

Design & Trend

Scientists Discover 49000-Year-Old Paint Containing Milk In South Africa
Design & Trend
The lead researcher noted that cattle did not become domesticated animals in South Africa until about 1,000 to 2,000 years ago. Wild South African bovids' behavior of distancing themselves from their herd as they gave birth made them easy targets for ...
49000-Year-Old Milk-Based Paint Found in South AfricaNew Historian
Archaeology: South Africans Used Milk-Based Paint 49000 Years Ago, Study SaysHeadlines & Global News
New study shows South Africans using milk-based paint 49000 years ago(e) Science News (press release) (registration)

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Pitt researchers using grant to find cures for viruses from mosquitoes - Tribune-Review

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-07-02 03:30

Pitt researchers using grant to find cures for viruses from mosquitoes
Tribune-Review
Rift Valley fever virus: A viral disease most commonly observed in domesticated animals generally found in regions of eastern and southern Africa where sheep and cattle are raised. It has the ability to infect humans. ... It's that concern that helped ...

Zoo, The New TV Show About Killer Animals, Is Fun, Mindless Fluff - io9

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-07-01 19:36

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Zoo, The New TV Show About Killer Animals, Is Fun, Mindless Fluff
io9
The first episode of the James Patterson adaptation Zoo is entitled “First Blood”—even though this action drama, which imagines what would happen if the animals on earth decided to rebel against their human overlords, is relatively bloodless (it is ...

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By truck and plane, 7 lions in crates make long journey from South Africa to ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-07-01 16:06

Minneapolis Star Tribune

By truck and plane, 7 lions in crates make long journey from South Africa to ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Themba Hadebe Sedated lions lay inside their travel containers as game reserve officials sort out transportation paperwork in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa, Monday, June 29, 2015. The five female and two male lions are unwitting passengers ...
Lions Returned to Rwanda 15 Years After Population Wiped OutNew York Times
Lions reintroduced to Rwanda after being wiped out in 1994 warOCRegister

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Here's How Africa Can Fix Hunger Without "Help" From Monsanto - Mother Jones

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-07-01 10:00

Mother Jones

Here's How Africa Can Fix Hunger Without "Help" From Monsanto
Mother Jones
But also great adulation—possibly a World Food Prize—along with stern lectures about how anti-science romanticism must not impede heroic corporate efforts to "feed the world." ... This chart, pulled from the paper, shows how African vegetables like ...
Opinion: Africa Already Has Superfoods That Monsanto Tries To Engineer With ...AFKInsider

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Côte d'Ivoire's first operational CCGT power plant is inaugurated - Africa Science News Service

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-07-01 06:29

Côte d'Ivoire's first operational CCGT power plant is inaugurated
Africa Science News Service
Azito is now one of the most modern, efficient power plants in West Africa and will provide one-quarter (25%) of Cote d'Ivoire's current total electricity capacity. The newly built Phase 3 of the Azito Power Plant adds ten percent (10%) more affordable ...

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How plants respond to drought provides insights into climate change survival - The Conversation AU

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-07-01 04:22

The Conversation AU

How plants respond to drought provides insights into climate change survival
The Conversation AU
Robert Skelton currently receives funding from the South African National Research Foundation. The work in the article was partly funded by the South African Environmental Observation Network.

'Zoo' Creator on the Mysterious Animal Attacks and Expecting the Unexpected - Hollywood Reporter

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-07-01 02:00

Hollywood Reporter

'Zoo' Creator on the Mysterious Animal Attacks and Expecting the Unexpected
Hollywood Reporter
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, reporter Jamie Campbell (Kristen Connolly) is investigating another animal attack and teams with UCLA scientist Mitch Morgan (Billy Burke) where they discover some strange behavior among some local cats. ... [Also,] it's by ...

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South Africans used milk-based paint 49000 years ago - Science Codex

Africa research news - Tue, 2015-06-30 21:00

South Africans used milk-based paint 49000 years ago
Science Codex
An international research team led by the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa has discovered a milk-and ochre-based paint dating to 49,000 years ago that inhabitants may have used to adorn ...
New study shows South Africans using milk-based paint 49000 years agoPhys.Org
Public Release: 30-Jun-2015 New study shows South Africans using milk-based ...EurekAlert (press release)

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The Surprising Science of Race and Racism - Huffington Post

Africa research news - Tue, 2015-06-30 17:39

The Surprising Science of Race and Racism
Huffington Post
In biology, there is a concept of sub-species, or race. Over time animals of a species may separate and develop different populations with different gene frequencies. If this happens over a very long period of time, the genetic differences will make it ...

TV review: 'Zoo' should have stayed behind bars - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Africa research news - Tue, 2015-06-30 04:00

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TV review: 'Zoo' should have stayed behind bars
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Mr. Wolk stars in “Zoo” as American zoologist Jackson Oz. He runs safaris in Botswana while trying to escape the legacy of his father, a brilliant scientist whose career ended in ruin when he started spouting crazy theories about animals rising up ...
TV Review - Animals fight back in "Zoo"Colorado Springs Gazette
Zoo Review: An Untamed Environment Leads To A Pretty Tame SeriesCinema Blend
Tomita Featured in 'Zoo,' 'Wolf'The Rafu Shimpo
2paragraphs.com -Examiner.com
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Wealth of biodiversity in Africa possibly fed by 'natural Great Wall' - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Africa research news - Tue, 2015-06-30 00:06

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Wealth of biodiversity in Africa possibly fed by 'natural Great Wall'
South China Morning Post (subscription)
The paper was published in the latest issue of the journal Science Bulletin. The project is being overseen by the China-Africa Joint Research Centre, which was established in Kenya after Premier Li Keqiang visited Africa last year. At the time, Li ...

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Review: 'The Bad Doctor' and 'Graphic Medicine Manifesto' - New York Times

Africa research news - Mon, 2015-06-29 21:59

New York Times

Review: 'The Bad Doctor' and 'Graphic Medicine Manifesto'
New York Times
In another set of panels, a student muses on a summer vacation spent working in Africa, where the role of bystander and observer among so much illness made her feel intensely guilty, like a predatory bird “lurking, watching, contributing nothing.” One ...

Scientists discover Sahara Desert contained the world's largest lake named ... - Daily Mail

Africa research news - Mon, 2015-06-29 21:28

Daily Mail

Scientists discover Sahara Desert contained the world's largest lake named ...
Daily Mail
'A reconstructed lake level history for the ancient Lake Mega-Chad, once the largest lake in Africa, suggests that a North African humid period, with increased precipitation in the Sahara region, ended abruptly around 5,000 years ago, and that the lake ...

These are the Latin American authors you should be reading this summer - Quartz

Africa research news - Sun, 2015-06-28 17:54

These are the Latin American authors you should be reading this summer
Quartz
Each tale explores the intersection between animal and human behavior and how our biological instincts influence our the relationships. The Body Where I was Born (2015) is an autobiographical novel in which the narrator recalls her childhood and an eye ...

Sargassum Is Ruining Beaches From Texas to Tobago - Newsweek

Africa research news - Sun, 2015-06-28 17:45

Newsweek

Sargassum Is Ruining Beaches From Texas to Tobago
Newsweek
The road along the east side of Tobago, running from the airport to the village of Speyside, passes dozens of small beaches where, in normal times, people lounge on the sand beneath palm trees and swim in the clear blue waters that lap at the shore ...

Lions to be reintroduced to Rwanda after 15-year absence following genocide - The Guardian

Africa research news - Sun, 2015-06-28 15:00

The Guardian

Lions to be reintroduced to Rwanda after 15-year absence following genocide
The Guardian
Seven lions in South Africa are to be tranquillised, placed in steel crates and loaded on to a charter flight to Rwanda on Monday, restoring the predator to the east African country after a 15-year absence. Cattle herders poisoned Rwanda's last ...
Home coming for Rwanda Lions – 7 of the big cats poised to arrive on Monday ...Times Gazette
First Lions to Return to Rwanda After Two DecadesDiscovery News
Lions were wiped out in Rwanda. Now they return for first time in 20 years ago ...Mail & Guardian Africa
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Puerto Rico's Monkey Island Lures Scientists For Generations - KNPR

Africa research news - Sat, 2015-06-27 15:13

KNPR

Puerto Rico's Monkey Island Lures Scientists For Generations
KNPR
Back then, biologists were spending a lot of time chasing monkeys around the jungles of Asia and Africa. The idea, according to Richard Rawlins, the former director of research on Cayo Santiago, was to make things easier, by putting the monkeys on a ...

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