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African golden cat captured on video in the wild for the first time - Daily Mail

Africa research news - 5 hours 55 min ago

Daily Mail

African golden cat captured on video in the wild for the first time
Daily Mail
Very few western scientists have observed the living animal in the wild and almost all records of the African golden cat consist of photographs taken by remote camera traps, or of dead animals (usually killed by local hunters). ... Angedakin, Kibale ...
Watch the incredible moment most elusive cat on Earth is captured on video in ...Full-Time Whistle

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A Gorgeous Look at Some of the Oldest Trees on Earth - Slate Magazine (blog)

Africa research news - 6 hours 13 min ago

Slate Magazine (blog)

A Gorgeous Look at Some of the Oldest Trees on Earth
Slate Magazine (blog)
Beth Moon's father made an impression on her when he told stories about his childhood learning the names of birds, trees, and flowers. Around 14 years ago, while living in England, she began to photograph trees, traveling around the country in search ...

Museum's 'Dippy' dinosaur makes way for blue whale - BBC News

Africa research news - 6 hours 21 min ago

BBC News

Museum's 'Dippy' dinosaur makes way for blue whale
BBC News
"Everyone loves 'Dippy', but it's just a copy," commented Sir Michael Dixon, the NHM's director, "and what makes this museum special is that we have real objects from the natural world - over 80 million of them - and they enable our scientists and ...

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Science comes to muthi markets - Times LIVE

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-01-28 22:16

Times LIVE

Science comes to muthi markets
Times LIVE
“We are not trying to find the cure to Aids or TB, this is to provide the basic platform of research to develop the biodiversity of South Africa.” The approach of the research unit is to go into the field, collect plants known to have medicinal ...

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African Golden Cat Attacks Monkeys in Rare Camera Trap Footage - Live Science

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-01-28 13:34

Live Science

African Golden Cat Attacks Monkeys in Rare Camera Trap Footage
Live Science
But recently, scientists captured a much more dynamic scene: a golden cat crashing a party of red colobus monkeys in Uganda. ... "We know a lot more about golden cats than we did a few years ago, and yet we still know almost nothing about their ...

The air pollution that's choking Asia - CNN

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:06

The air pollution that's choking Asia
CNN
... of Mosaic, a digital publication that explores the science of life. It's produced by the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation that supports research in biology, medicine and the medical humanities, with the goal of improving human and ...

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Africa: Research Report: Despite Contamination Concerns, Food Safety Push In ... - AllAfrica.com

Africa research news - Tue, 2015-01-27 12:16

Africa: Research Report: Despite Contamination Concerns, Food Safety Push In ...
AllAfrica.com
That's a key finding of a new book released today by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners - Food safety and informal markets: Animal products in sub-Saharan Africa - that probes the complicated world of traditional or ...
Local vendors, not supermarkets, key to Africa food security: TRFNCNBCAfrica.com

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Toolmaking experiment suggests prehuman ancestors used words - SFGate

Africa research news - Mon, 2015-01-26 22:22

SFGate

Toolmaking experiment suggests prehuman ancestors used words
SFGate
Thomas Morgan — whose research combines the skills of psychologist, biologist and archaeologist — has long pondered just how the early inhabitants of Africa some 2.5 million years ago managed to refine their skills at toolmaking and transmit a vital ...

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Fund named for animal researcher Lily Glidden - Ithaca Journal

Africa research news - Mon, 2015-01-26 19:30

Ithaca Journal

Fund named for animal researcher Lily Glidden
Ithaca Journal
After graduating from Dryden High School in 2007, Glidden went on to earn a degree in biology from Tufts University in 2012 and studied at the Wilderness Awareness School in Washington State. She spent time in the western U.S. tracking coyotes and ...

African Mosquitoes, Toxic Nets - New York Times

Africa research news - Mon, 2015-01-26 19:14

Bend Bulletin

African Mosquitoes, Toxic Nets
New York Times
The Times's East Africa bureau chief, Jeffrey Gettleman, wrote on Sunday about one of the continent's biggest recent public health campaigns — and its surprising unintended consequences. He explains his personal ... I then spoke to environmental ...
Meant to keep mosquitoes out, now used to haul fish inBend Bulletin

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Study Suggests Earlier Use of Tools by Hominids - New York Times

Africa research news - Mon, 2015-01-26 18:51

Study Suggests Earlier Use of Tools by Hominids
New York Times
Those tools, unearthed in the 1950s, have long fueled the belief among scientists that hominids evolved the ability to use tools somewhere around that time. But that idea has been challenged in recent years by the discovery of 3.4-million-year-old ...

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Hippopotamus cannibalism caught on film for the first time - Daily Mail

Africa research news - Mon, 2015-01-26 18:29

Daily Mail

Hippopotamus cannibalism caught on film for the first time
Daily Mail
Scientists have captured one of the first cases of cannibalism in hippopotamuses on camera. The grisly photographs (one pictured) show a hippo eating a corpse of another floating in a river in South Africa's Kruger National Park. They are not sure why ...

Toolmaking experiment suggests prehuman ancestors used words - San Francisco Chronicle

Africa research news - Sun, 2015-01-25 23:41

Toolmaking experiment suggests prehuman ancestors used words
San Francisco Chronicle
Thomas Morgan — whose research combines the skills of psychologist, biologist and archaeologist — has long pondered just how the early inhabitants of Africa some 2.5 million years ago managed to refine their skills at toolmaking and transmit a vital ...

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Reuters Health News Summary - Daily Mail

Africa research news - Sat, 2015-01-24 20:58

Popular Science

Reuters Health News Summary
Daily Mail
Liberia, once the epicenter of West Africa's deadly Ebola epidemic, has just five remaining confirmed cases of the disease, a senior health official said on Friday, highlighting the country's success in halting new infections. The worst Ebola outbreak ...
Liberia Ebola vaccine trial "challenging" as cases tumbleReuters Africa
Liberia Ebola vaccine trial “challenging” as cases tumbleeuronews
Why The Ebola Epidemic Is (So Far) Less Devastating Than Scientists PredictedPopular Science
Bloomberg
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Meant to Keep Malaria Out, Mosquito Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In - New York Times

Africa research news - Sat, 2015-01-24 19:33

New York Times

Meant to Keep Malaria Out, Mosquito Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In
New York Times
Nets like his are widely considered a magic bullet against malaria — one of the cheapest and most effective ways to stop a disease that kills at least half a million Africans each year. But Mr. Ndefi and countless others are not using their mosquito ...
Anti-malaria mosquito nets are decimating fish in AfricaWorcester Telegram

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Ongoing Ebola outbreak traced to hollow tree - Science News for Students

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-01-23 18:16

Science News for Students

Ongoing Ebola outbreak traced to hollow tree
Science News for Students
More than 21,000 people have been stricken by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Of these, 8,400 have died. ... But that tree also was home to a species of insect-eating bat (Mops condylurus), scientists report in the January issue of EMBO ...

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Scientists developing disease-resistant cocoa plant - KRNV My News 4

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-01-23 16:39

Scientists developing disease-resistant cocoa plant
KRNV My News 4
BERKSHIRE, England-- Scientists in England say they are developing a cocoa plant that is stronger and more resistant to disease. Far from tropical west Africa, which feeds much of the world with the raw ingredient for chocolate, this greenhouse in ...

British rhinos given 'animal Viagra' to help them conceive - New York Daily News

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-01-22 19:01

New York Daily News

British rhinos given 'animal Viagra' to help them conceive
New York Daily News
So the staff at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm in North Somerset is considering giving the two pellets laced with a super dose of beta-Carotene, which scientists believe could help rhinos conceive. Rumba and Rumbull have lived at the zoo together for the past 10 ...

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Coal Declines in U.S. but Grows Internationally - Scientific American

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-01-22 18:37

Coal Declines in U.S. but Grows Internationally
Scientific American
Coal-fired power plants are the nation's largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions and driver of climate change, and an old technology slowly being replaced by newer, cleaner sources of energy. With solar, wind and natural gas gaining ground on ...

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South Africa Moves 100 Rhinos outside Country to Fight Poaching - Scientific American

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:28

National Geographic

South Africa Moves 100 Rhinos outside Country to Fight Poaching
Scientific American
PRETORIA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - South Africa said on Thursday that it had moved around 100 rhinos to unspecified neighbouring states as part of efforts to stem the illicit slaughter of the animals for their horns. Home to around 80 percent of the global ...
South Africa Sees Record Year for Rhino PoachingNational Geographic
SA rhino poaching record set in 2014BBC News
1215 Rhinos Butchered in South Africa in 2014The Epoch Times

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