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Origins of the Zika virus revealed by discovery in vaults of Glasgow university - Mirror.co.uk

Wed, 2016-05-25 11:51

Origins of the Zika virus revealed by discovery in vaults of Glasgow university
Mirror.co.uk
The handwritten original research papers, which include hand-drawn graphs, annotated mosquito catch tables and slides depicting the forests in Uganda, where the virus was originally found, belonged to Professor Alexander Haddow - a key member of the ...

Poor giraffes suffering irritable skin condition are spotted in South Africa - Daily Mail

Wed, 2016-05-25 11:17

Daily Mail

Poor giraffes suffering irritable skin condition are spotted in South Africa
Daily Mail
These giraffes appear unfazed as they help themselves to mouthfuls of tree leaves in South Africa despite suffering from a rare skin condition. The giraffes, which were spotted in Kruger National Park, South Africa, have large lesions covering their ...

CIA Continues to Undermine African Independence and Sovereignty - Center for Research on Globalization

Wed, 2016-05-25 03:23

Center for Research on Globalization

CIA Continues to Undermine African Independence and Sovereignty
Center for Research on Globalization
Fekadu Wakene taught South African political activist Nelson Mandela the tricks of guerrilla warfare – including how to plant explosives before slipping quietly away into the night. ... The former Portuguese colony of Angola in southwest Africa was on ...

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Notable & Quotable: 'How the EU Starves Africa' - Wall Street Journal

Tue, 2016-05-24 23:12

Wall Street Journal

Notable & Quotable: 'How the EU Starves Africa'
Wall Street Journal
From “How the EU starves Africa into submission,” by Calestous Juma, a professor of the practice of international development at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, for the website CapX, Oct. 26, 2015: African ... The EU exercises its right not ...

Extremely rare 'werewolf cat' reportedly found in South African animal shelter - The Week Magazine

Tue, 2016-05-24 19:32

Mother Nature Network

Extremely rare 'werewolf cat' reportedly found in South African animal shelter
The Week Magazine
We have no genetic test for the Lykoi gene yet, but we have a genetic group working on it," Gobble said. Lykois can cost $1,950, but the shelter says their main focus now is finding Eyona a loving home. Learn more about the strange little guy, below.
Rare 'werewolf' cat found in South AfricaMother Nature Network
Stray Feline Believed to Be a Rare 'Werewolf' Kitten Found in South AfricaABC News
Stray moggy gives birth to 'wolf cat'Newshub

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Study documents African monkeys eating bats - Science Daily

Tue, 2016-05-24 16:30

Study documents African monkeys eating bats
Science Daily
First to report implications for animal-human disease transmission ... These forest-dwelling primates share habitat and food resources with bats, which are known reservoirs for zoonotic diseases such as Ebola, Marburg and Henipa viruses as well as ...

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The Power Plant That Could Stave Off a Natural Disaster - Popular Mechanics

Tue, 2016-05-24 15:26

Popular Mechanics

The Power Plant That Could Stave Off a Natural Disaster
Popular Mechanics
KivuWatt, a plant located in Africa's Lake Kivu, is the only gas water extraction power plant in the world. It just opened last week. The project has been seven years in the making and has the potential to not only contribute up to 60 percent of Rwanda ...

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How Zika Spiraled Out of Control - Scientific American

Tue, 2016-05-24 11:02

Scientific American

How Zika Spiraled Out of Control
Scientific American
(The scientist who handed me the bag did keep one hand hovering nearby, presumably ready to catch if I dropped it.) Despite ... The virus was first detected in Uganda, and for more than 60 years it stayed small and scientists took little notice ...

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How Zika Spiraled Out of Control - Scientific American

Tue, 2016-05-24 11:02

Scientific American

How Zika Spiraled Out of Control
Scientific American
Scientists now think environmental changes made Zika explode into a global crisis ... Galveston is an ideal place to tackle this inside versus outside debate because the Medical Branch research center is home to the massive World Reference Center for ...

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OCI Eyeing 1 Gigawatt of Solar Plants in China, India by 2018 - Bloomberg

Tue, 2016-05-24 07:10

Bloomberg

OCI Eyeing 1 Gigawatt of Solar Plants in China, India by 2018
Bloomberg
OCI Global completed 18 megawatts of distributed solar projects in China last year and is expected to complete another 100 megawatts or more of solar-power plants in the nation at the end of this year, said Sarmah. The company in February set up an ...

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The 'Top 10 New Species' Discovered in 2016 Announced (PHOTOS) | The Weather Channel - The Weather Channel

Tue, 2016-05-24 00:15

The Weather Channel

The 'Top 10 New Species' Discovered in 2016 Announced (PHOTOS) | The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel
A new species of Galapagos tortoise was discovered by using genetic code analysis. The researchers ... Considered to be the "first new species of plant discovered through photographs posted on Facebook," this carnivorous sundew was discovered in Brazil ...
Ugly anglerfish, intriguing ape: The top 10 new species of 2016CNN

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WHO's Stern Warning: The World 'Is Not Prepared To Cope' With Pandemics - NPR

Mon, 2016-05-23 20:48

NPR

WHO's Stern Warning: The World 'Is Not Prepared To Cope' With Pandemics
NPR
The head of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, came out swinging at the opening ceremony of the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva on Monday. The meeting of health officials from nearly 200 countries is usually a low-key, bureaucratic ...

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Nile Crocodiles Found Really Far Out of Africa. In Florida. - New York Times

Mon, 2016-05-23 18:33

New York Times

Nile Crocodiles Found Really Far Out of Africa. In Florida.
New York Times
... which inhabits sub-Saharan Africa, can grow to 21 feet long and weigh one and a half tons. It eats just about anything — including humans. Now four have been found in Florida, although none were that large. They were probably brought from South ...
Nile Crocodiles Reported in FloridaScientific American
How Nile Crocodiles Are Bigger and Badder Than AlligatorsNational Geographic
People keep finding weird crocs in Florida. Now we know what they are: Nile crocodiles.Upworthy
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Rare 'werewolf' cat found in South Africa - Mother Nature Network

Mon, 2016-05-23 18:02

Mother Nature Network

Rare 'werewolf' cat found in South Africa
Mother Nature Network
A Lykoi kitten — sometimes referred to as a "werewolf cat" — was found by an animal rescue group in Cape Town, South Africa. This extremely rare cat breed comes from a naturally occurring gene in feral cats, according to the International Cat ...
Stray moggy gives birth to 'wolf cat'Newshub

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Climate Change May Be as Hard on Lizards as on Polar Bears - The Atlantic

Mon, 2016-05-23 16:30

The Atlantic

Climate Change May Be as Hard on Lizards as on Polar Bears
The Atlantic
But Barrows sees their numbers “dwindling,” an observation that reflects a larger trend: From Southern Africa to the Southwestern U.S., arid environments are becoming even less hospitable, and their denizens—animals as well as plants—seem to be ...

Crocodiles and Palm Trees in the Arctic? New Report Suggests Yes. - National Geographic

Mon, 2016-05-23 15:01

National Geographic

Crocodiles and Palm Trees in the Arctic? New Report Suggests Yes.
National Geographic
In even the bleakest climate change scenarios for the end of this century, science has offered hope that global warming would eventually slow down. But a new study published Monday snuffs out such hope, projecting temperatures that rise lockstep with ...

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Celebrating African Biological Diversity, and Recalling Those Who've Fallen Protecting It - New York Times (blog)

Sun, 2016-05-22 23:08

New York Times (blog)

Celebrating African Biological Diversity, and Recalling Those Who've Fallen Protecting It
New York Times (blog)
NAIROBI, Kenya — I'm halfway through a weeklong visit to this vibrant, polluted, hopeful and divided city, running discussions on several topics at a big United Nations conference clarifying the role of science, business and, of course, governments in ...

Africa: Why It's Time African Researchers Stopped Working in Silos - AllAfrica.com

Sun, 2016-05-22 18:19

Africa: Why It's Time African Researchers Stopped Working in Silos
AllAfrica.com
Their plan was to collaborate on research into infections that pass between animals and humans. ... Crucially, throughout this collaboration, Bonfoh has avoided duplicating research. This is rare in Africa. Even though most African countries face ...

Bucking the Trend: Lion Recoveries on Community Lands - National Geographic

Sun, 2016-05-22 17:03

Bucking the Trend: Lion Recoveries on Community Lands
National Geographic
One of the studies released last year also found that the only lion populations that seemed to be doing well were well-protected animals in fenced private reserves or parks in southern Africa, such as those on private conservancies in Zimbabwe or South ...

Researchers find invasive, 'man-eating' crocodiles in Florida - The Verge

Sun, 2016-05-22 13:35

Latin Post

Researchers find invasive, 'man-eating' crocodiles in Florida
The Verge
Researchers at the University of Florida recently discovered several Nile crocodiles living in Florida's swamps, The Guardian reports. The team's research, published recently in the Journal of Herpetological Conservation and Biology, took place in ...
Lurking in the Sunshine: Trio of Nile Crocodiles From Africa in Swamps of FloridaLatin Post
Nile crocodiles, native to Africa, may be lurking in Florida swampswtvr.com
'Man-eating' Nile crocodiles found in FloridaThe Weather Network
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