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The Roots of Ebola - Jacobin magazine

1 hour 49 min ago

Jacobin magazine

The Roots of Ebola
Jacobin magazine
The author contends that any understanding of the Ebola crisis must first grapple with the complex history of medical experimentation and exploitation on the continent, and with questionable scientific claims about the presumed origins and spread of ...

Merck Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation from FDA and PRIME Status from EMA for Investigational Ebola ... - Business Wire (press release)

3 hours 42 min ago

Merck Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation from FDA and PRIME Status from EMA for Investigational Ebola ...
Business Wire (press release)
... Merck Research Laboratories. V920 was initially engineered by scientists from the Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory and subsequently licensed to a subsidiary of NewLink Genetics Corporation. In late 2014, when the ...

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East Africa: Alarm As Dry Climate Hit Water Sector - AllAfrica.com

5 hours 56 min ago

East Africa: Alarm As Dry Climate Hit Water Sector
AllAfrica.com
As severe as the situation is, the government attempted several times to address the problem including expanding lower and Upper Ruvu water treatment plants in the coast region to double water production and supply. The other project implemented by the ...

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Africa: Scientists in Ethiopia Discover Chicken Odour 'Prevents' Malaria - AllAfrica.com

6 hours 29 min ago

AllAfrica.com

Africa: Scientists in Ethiopia Discover Chicken Odour 'Prevents' Malaria
AllAfrica.com
Malaria researchers have found that keeping a chicken by your bedside could help protect you from mosquito bites that spread malaria, shows a new study. According to the research, the malaria-carrying mosquitoes (anopheles mosquito) are put off by the ...

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Bring on the orphaned elephant: why TV's animal takeover is almost complete - The Guardian

7 hours 10 min ago

The Guardian

Bring on the orphaned elephant: why TV's animal takeover is almost complete
The Guardian
Wednesday's latest edition of Long Lost Family, the Bafta award-winning show that seeks to reunite people with their relatives, is preceded by Wild Animal Reunions, which promises to “follow animal keepers and caregivers” as they seek to restore ...

Secret Offshore Deals Deprive Africa of Billions In Natural Resource Dollars - Huffington Post

10 hours 50 min ago

Huffington Post

Secret Offshore Deals Deprive Africa of Billions In Natural Resource Dollars
Huffington Post
The cross-border bribery scandal is one of dozens of cases in Africa in which companies created or administered by Mossack Fonseca have played a role in oil, gas and mining deals that have spawned public allegations of tax dodging, corruption ...

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New UI chancellor travels different route - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Sun, 2016-07-24 12:12

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

New UI chancellor travels different route
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Yes, Jones is on a first-name basis with the Nobel Prize winner, a bond forged when he worked on Tutu's program to provide a college education to black South Africans during the dark days of apartheid. Oh, and he's recorded a song with Stevie Wonder.

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Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry's ex, talks about her jewellery line Aya Africa and growing up in Zimbabwe - South China Morning Post

Sun, 2016-07-24 08:05

South China Morning Post

Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry's ex, talks about her jewellery line Aya Africa and growing up in Zimbabwe
South China Morning Post
I enrolled at the Gemological Institute of America to learn more about the technical aspects of gemstones. While there I discovered that the array of coloured gemstones throughout Africa was incredible. So that's where the core of Aya came from and ...

Environment South African Great White Sharks are on the Brink of Extinction - TheInertia.com

Sat, 2016-07-23 16:55

TheInertia.com

Environment South African Great White Sharks are on the Brink of Extinction
TheInertia.com
“'We found only four maternal genetic lineages in the South African population, with 89% of all the sharks sharing the exact same gene sequence,' said Dr. Sara Andreotti, who headed the study as part of her doctoral research. In case you didn't read ...
You don't want to live in a world without great white sharksGrist
Great white shark numbers take a diveIndependent Online

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Harry Bulkeley: A time machine to east Africa - Galesburg Register-Mail

Sat, 2016-07-23 16:31

Harry Bulkeley: A time machine to east Africa
Galesburg Register-Mail
Airplanes are magic carpets. Maybe they don't always feel like it when you're crammed in a small seat or shuffling through a long line but think about it. You can drive to the airport in the morning and be anywhere in the world in 24 hours. That's got ...

Diet diary: The immense power of medicinal plants - The Indian Express

Fri, 2016-07-22 21:24

The Indian Express

Diet diary: The immense power of medicinal plants
The Indian Express
The study of plants is fast becoming a valuable field of medical science as new ways of using plants therapeutically are being discovered and validated by research. For example, in mid 1960s, the anti-cancer property of a bark extract from a tree ...

MAFFA encourages seed diversity in Malawi - Christian Science Monitor

Fri, 2016-07-22 18:00

Christian Science Monitor

MAFFA encourages seed diversity in Malawi
Christian Science Monitor
Malawi is not alone in pursuing misguided seed policies that would favor commercial plant breeders over local farmers. Indeed, the Malawian government sent its representative to Harare, Zimbabwe last month to meet with other African government ...

Let's Put Teeth Into Protecting Great Whites, Before We Lose Them Forever - National Geographic

Fri, 2016-07-22 16:49

Quartz

Let's Put Teeth Into Protecting Great Whites, Before We Lose Them Forever
National Geographic
A highly publicized study undertaken by environmental researchers, shark scientists and an ecotourism operation in South Africa has brought the plight of the ocean's most famous shark, the “Great White,” to the fore. ... Even more perplexing is that ...
South Africa's great white sharks are in danger of being wiped outQuartz
A Dying Breed: Why South Africa's Great White Sharks Are DisappearingNewsChannel5.com
Great white sharks under threat of extinction in South Africa, experts warnMirror.co.uk
Canada News -VICE News -The Guardian
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A Volcano Might Be Brewing under Rome's Suburbs - Scientific American

Fri, 2016-07-22 13:12

Scientific American

A Volcano Might Be Brewing under Rome's Suburbs
Scientific American
Puffs of carbon dioxide seeped out of cracks in the hillside and silently killed roaming animals. Scientists started to dig further—literally—and found evidence that 11 eruptions had occurred over the last 600,000 years, proving the volcano was not ...

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Why the Turtle Grew a Shell—It's More Than Safety - Smithsonian

Fri, 2016-07-22 11:12

Smithsonian

Why the Turtle Grew a Shell—It's More Than Safety
Smithsonian
Nothing says safety in the animal kingdom quite like the turtle's shell. But scientists have long puzzled over how the slow-moving reptiles evolved their iconic defenses. After years of studying fossils left behind by ancient turtles and their ...

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Scent of a chicken: Scientists may have found an incredibly effective, all-natural mosquito repellant - Quartz

Fri, 2016-07-22 10:50

Quartz

Scent of a chicken: Scientists may have found an incredibly effective, all-natural mosquito repellant
Quartz
Rickard Ignell, of the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, had a simple question: Which animals attract mosquitoes and which repel them? His hope was that the answer might help humans repel mosquitoes and avoid the myriad of diseases—from ...
Chicken odour 'prevents malaria' research in Ethiopia findsBBC News
Research study: Chickens could protect against malariaDaily Times
To Avoid Malaria, Try Sleeping With A Chicken At Your BedsideNPR
Jewish Business News -NextShark -Live Science
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South Africa's great white sharks are in danger of being wiped out - Quartz

Fri, 2016-07-22 07:00

Quartz

South Africa's great white sharks are in danger of being wiped out
Quartz
The study, published last month in Marine Ecology Progress Series, described by its authors as the largest ever field research study on South Africa's great white sharks, entailed genetic sampling techniques and analysis of unique markings on dorsal ...
South Africa's great white sharks on verge of extinction, new researchCanada News
Great white sharks under threat of extinction in South Africa, experts warnMirror.co.uk
South Africa's great white sharks are on the brink of dying out, study saysVICE News
Thanh Nien Daily -The Guardian -News24
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From Homeland Security to Water, With Netanyahu's Visit, Israeli Businesses Rediscover Africa - Haaretz

Fri, 2016-07-22 00:46

Haaretz

From Homeland Security to Water, With Netanyahu's Visit, Israeli Businesses Rediscover Africa
Haaretz
They have great respect for water and agriculture technologies,” said an Israeli businessman, who has operated for years on the continent, assessing the potential of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent visit to east Africa. .... Israel Chemicals ...

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Microbes in our guts have been with us for millions of years - Science Magazine

Thu, 2016-07-21 18:04

Science Magazine

Microbes in our guts have been with us for millions of years
Science Magazine
They then sorted the different DNA gene sequences into family trees. It turns out that most of our gut microbes have been evolving with us for a long time. Moeller found that two of three major families of gut bacteria in apes and humans trace their ...

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First Proof That Wild Animals Really Can Communicate With Us - National Geographic

Thu, 2016-07-21 18:00

National Geographic

First Proof That Wild Animals Really Can Communicate With Us
National Geographic
... trees and by lighting fires, creating smoke that subdues bees. But humans “are not so good at finding bees' nests,” says study leader Claire Spottiswoode, a field biologist at the U.K.'s University of Cambridge and the University of Cape Town in ...
In Africa, Birds and Humans Form a Unique Honey Hunting PartyNew York Times
The Mind-Blowing Way These Tribesmen and Wild Birds Work TogetherPopular Mechanics
How Africans Collaborate With Wild Birds To Get HoneyNDTV

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