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Scientists study roots of combat among chimpanzees - The Courier-Journal

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-09-19 22:58

Maine News

Scientists study roots of combat among chimpanzees
The Courier-Journal
Authors collected decades' worth of data from roughly a dozen chimpanzee research sites throughout Africa, collecting eyewitness reports of chimp killings as well as forensic data on suspected slayings. "It surprised me to learn how many killings there ...
Killing comes naturally to chimps, scientists sayMinnesota Public Radio News

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Bunch of bats ready for Orlando Science Center exhibit - Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-09-19 17:06

Osceola News-Gazette

Bunch of bats ready for Orlando Science Center exhibit
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
One of the large, clear enclosures holds male straw-colored fruit bats from Africa. The other one sports females, Egyptian fruit bats from Africa and short-tailed fruit bats from South America. The cages have plexiglass sides, which prevent the animals ...
Hanging around with the bats, bat exhibition at the science centerOsceola News-Gazette

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The Sahara Is Millions of Years Older Than Thought - Smithsonian

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-09-19 16:22

The Sahara Is Millions of Years Older Than Thought
Smithsonian
Instead, most scientists argue that the Sahara took shape just 2 to 3 million years ago. Terrestrial and marine evidence suggest that North Africa underwent a period of drying at that time, when the Northern Hemisphere started its most recent cycle of ...

Texas A&M dedicates plant to help fight flu illnesses - The Baylor Lariat

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-09-19 11:11

The Baylor Lariat

Texas A&M dedicates plant to help fight flu illnesses
The Baylor Lariat
Rick Perry and top officials from Texas A&M University dedicated a new 100,000-square-foot manufacturing plant Thursday that's intended to have the capacity to produce bulk flu vaccine that can be delivered to as many as 50 million people within four ...
Gov. Perry, Texas A&M dedicate $91M pandemic flu-vaccine plant that's key to ...Daily Journal

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No Evidence That Ewedu Plant Concoction Can Cure Ebola - AllAfrica.com

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-09-19 10:45

No Evidence That Ewedu Plant Concoction Can Cure Ebola
AllAfrica.com
Drinking a mixture made from a plant popularly known as ewedu, or kren-kren, can protect people against the Ebola virus, Nigeria's leading Guardian and Nation newspapers have reported. The sensational ... Ewedu is a flowering herb and the leaves are ...

Close-Up Aerial Photos of Africa's Last Elephants - Wired

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-09-19 10:36

Close-Up Aerial Photos of Africa's Last Elephants
Wired
She says it's no stretch to compare the slaughter of African animals to the worst human conflicts. Her forthcoming documentary, The Last Animals, will describe the increasingly sophisticated war between conservationists and poachers over elephants, and ...

Arcadia students conduct research in South Africa - monroviaweekly

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:08

Arcadia students conduct research in South Africa
monroviaweekly
“We had to bait the leopard traps and we bait them out of the branches of the trees. The traps have spikes in them because they don't want other animals to get to the bait. The bait was fetal cows. They'd be in the amnio egg and we'd cut them out. We ...

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Chimps are naturally violent, study suggests - Fox News

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-09-18 19:09

Tech Times

Chimps are naturally violent, study suggests
Fox News
But until now, scientists were unsure whether interactions with humans had brought on this violent behavior or if it was part of the apes' basic nature. A new, 54-year study ... "Violence is a natural part of life for chimpanzees," Michael Wilson, the ...
Chimpanzees are inherently violent. Don't blame the humans: StudyTech Times
Killing Comes Naturally To Chimps, Scientists SayKPBS
Gang violence natural to chimps, say scientistsWorcester Telegram

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In Colombia, coffee scientists urge: Viva la resistencia! - Science Now

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-09-18 07:23

In Colombia, coffee scientists urge: Viva la resistencia!
Science Now
Coffee scientists from around the world last week flew into Colombia's Eje Cafetero region, a verdant collage of deep gullies and mountainsides covered in thousands of small-scale coffee farms framed by banana trees. At the heart of the 25th ...

Chimps and humans are both 'natural born killers' with an almost psychopathic ... - The Independent

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-09-18 05:58

Nature World News

Chimps and humans are both 'natural born killers' with an almost psychopathic ...
The Independent
Competing groups of the animals go to war over resources such as territory, food or mates, the study found. And, just as in human conflict, it is often the innocent who are the victims. In the violent clashes investigated by the scientists, nursing ...
Study suggests violence is an evolutionary adaptationBoston Globe
Chimps Evolved to Become Natural Born KillersNature World News
Humans aren't to blame for chimpanzee violence, study saysChristian Science Monitor
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No Place to Hide for Africa's Pangolins amid China Buying Spree - Scientific American

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-09-17 22:11

No Place to Hide for Africa's Pangolins amid China Buying Spree
Scientific American
But growing demand for it from Asia, where pangolin scales are used in Chinese medicine to help women lactate and to cure skin disorders, now threatens to hasten its demise and rob African countries of a precious resource. ... "There is potential for ...

Stanford research links malnutrition and pollination - Stanford University News

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-09-17 14:17

Stanford University News

Stanford research links malnutrition and pollination
Stanford University News
The research is particularly important to individuals suffering from malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies in Southeast Asia, India, central and southern Africa and Central America. Further understanding of ... "A disruption in pollination ...

Ebola crisis: why Obama is involving the US - Christian Science Monitor

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:24

Christian Science Monitor

Ebola crisis: why Obama is involving the US
Christian Science Monitor
Last month, the president held the largest-ever summit of African leaders in Washington, with a focus on such issues as economic development, the strengthening and expanding of US business ties to Africa, good governance, and efforts to reduce animal ...
14 Numbers That Show The Magnitude Of The World's Worst Ebola OutbreakHuffington Post
Obama: Ebola Crisis a 'National Security Priority'Christian Broadcasting Network
Recklessly Scaring Liberians Into Mistrusting Health WorkersPerspective (press release)
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Ebola vaccine: Little and late - Science Now

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-09-16 21:18

Science Now

Ebola vaccine: Little and late
Science Now
The scientific hurdles are not particularly high. Companies have made similar vaccines at high volume, and animal studies have shown that Ebola virus is fairly easy to defeat with the proper immune response. “Although Ebola is a very scary, hemorrhagic ...

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MSU professor continues to spotlight African wild dogs - Montana State University

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-09-16 18:50

MSU professor continues to spotlight African wild dogs
Montana State University
African wild dogs are one of the predators being researched by Montana State University professor Scott Creel and the MSU-affiliated Zambian Carnivore Programme. Evidence suggests this evolutionarily unique species ... little-studied and unique ...

IPNI research cooperators' meet at UAS - Times of India

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:18

IPNI research cooperators' meet at UAS
Times of India
HUBLI: The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Research Cooperators' Meet 2014 was inaugurated at University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) Dharwad by PadmaBhushan Dr Raj S Paroda, Chairman, Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences ...

Terri Lynn Land Family Gives Millions To Evangelical Group Targeting ... - Huffington Post

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-09-16 04:02

Terri Lynn Land Family Gives Millions To Evangelical Group Targeting ...
Huffington Post
"Whether it was planting trees … or collecting donations to clothe and educate people around the world, the Land family has a deep commitment of service to the community." Among all the family's good works, World Mission Inc., a nonprofit founded in ...

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Tree-Protecting Ants Can't Protect Themselves - New York Times

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-09-15 22:48

Tree-Protecting Ants Can't Protect Themselves
New York Times
In the savannas of Eastern Africa, ants live in the thorny, hollow bulbs of acacia trees and feed on the trees' nectar. The ants also act as bodyguards, defending the trees from hungry elephants and giraffes by biting and stinging them. Now, an ...

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19-Million-Year-Old Hippo-Like Animal Named after Mick Jagger - Sci-News.com

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-09-15 19:42

Sci-News.com

19-Million-Year-Old Hippo-Like Animal Named after Mick Jagger
Sci-News.com
Paleontologists from the United States and Egypt have described a new species of anthracothere that lived in Africa during Miocene, 19 million years ago, and named it after Sir Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones frontman, in honor of a trait they both ...
Like a Rolling Stone, fossil named after Mick JaggerDuke Chronicle
Animals Named After ActorsTimes of India

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Egypt's Ancient Animals Killed by Climate and Civilization - Discovery News

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-09-15 12:55

Egypt's Ancient Animals Killed by Climate and Civilization
Discovery News
More than 200 animals of 19 different species march across the handle of this knife, which was crafted from flint and elephant ivory, sometime between 3300 and 3100 B.C.E., during Egypt's Predynastic Period. Brooklyn ... When the so-called African ...

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