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Exotic menagerie of zebra, camel, kangaroo pops up on way to murder scene - MLive.com

Tue, 2017-08-22 09:57

MLive.com

Exotic menagerie of zebra, camel, kangaroo pops up on way to murder scene
MLive.com
Confirming that, yes, a zebra and a camel -- two animals from different continents that would never naturally encounter one another -- were grazing together in a paddock at 4619 M-61 in Standish. I snapped a ... In addition to the camel and zebra ...

'Radical' new biography of Darwin is unreliable and inaccurate - New Scientist

Tue, 2017-08-22 09:01

New Scientist

'Radical' new biography of Darwin is unreliable and inaccurate
New Scientist
This book provides an appallingly inaccurate rendition of Darwin's theory and its scientific context. According to Wilson, Darwin told his contemporaries “that their land-grabs in Africa, their hunger for stock-market wealth in the face of widespread ...

Moss could be used to monitor urban pollution, Japanese scientists say - Christian Science Monitor

Mon, 2017-08-21 16:09

Christian Science Monitor

Moss could be used to monitor urban pollution, Japanese scientists say
Christian Science Monitor
August 21, 2017 —Delicate mosses found on rocks and trees in cities around the world can be used to measure the impact of atmospheric change and could prove a low-cost way to monitor urban pollution, according to Japanese scientists. The "bioindicator ...

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This animated globe showing animal migration routes is mesmerizing - The Verge

Mon, 2017-08-21 15:10

The Verge

This animated globe showing animal migration routes is mesmerizing
The Verge
This animated globe showing animal migration routes is mesmerizing. 0 New, 2 ... Animals have don't need passports or visas, and they don't care about countries' borders — and that's vividly illustrated by this animated globe. ... You can see lines ...

HORLYK: Morningside grad has purr-fect time with cheetahs - Sioux City Journal

Mon, 2017-08-21 13:30

Sioux City Journal

HORLYK: Morningside grad has purr-fect time with cheetahs
Sioux City Journal
The Morningside College biology graduate hopes to become a veterinarian. ... SIOUX CITY | Shaena Hanson, 24, has always been a risk taker, which means she was more than ready for her two-week adventure, caring for the big cats of South Africa ...

Why researchers need to work with grain farmers - African Independent

Mon, 2017-08-21 10:32

African Independent

Why researchers need to work with grain farmers
African Independent
A communal farmer in Gwanda, in southern Zimbabwe, she has continued to plant maize despite her yields decreasing with each bad season. “Last year ... Given that scenario, the challenge for the government and research bodies is how to develop and ...

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Armyworm strikes again: Lessons for Uganda - New Vision

Mon, 2017-08-21 08:15

New Vision

Armyworm strikes again: Lessons for Uganda
New Vision
A few months ago, I wrote in this newspaper about the Fall Armyworm (FAW), warning that science needed to be applied in order to manage this highly destructive and invasive pest. I also traced how Uganda used to have a solid early warning system to ...

Dark surprise for animals in path of solar eclipse - Times LIVE

Mon, 2017-08-21 03:48

Times LIVE

Dark surprise for animals in path of solar eclipse
Times LIVE
Animals in the path of the first total solar eclipse to travel across the US in 99 years have a big surprise awaiting them on Monday afternoon, biologists say. Zoos, aquariums and other wildlife parks see the celestial phenomenon as a special research ...

GMFs: Food for the future? - The Herald

Sun, 2017-08-20 22:11

GMFs: Food for the future?
The Herald
... modification (GM) also referred to as Genetic Engineering (GE). Several countries across the American and Asian continents have embraced GM technology to produce mainly GM crops and some GM animals (referred to as Genetically Modified Foods, GMFs ...

Africans were used for medical experiments but were also scientists on Caribbean plantations - Quartz

Sun, 2017-08-20 12:03

Quartz

Africans were used for medical experiments but were also scientists on Caribbean plantations
Quartz
In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die. Patients hope for miraculous remedies to restore their health. We all want our medicines to work for us in wondrous ways. But how are human subjects chosen for experiments? Who bears the burden ...

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Book review: Stuarts' Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa - African Reporter

Sun, 2017-08-20 07:22

Book review: Stuarts' Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa
African Reporter
A revision of the couple's earlier times, this guide book offers a look at some of the 1 200 mammals living across Africa, focusing on the more visible and easily distinguished larger species, as well as some of the more frequently seen smaller mammals.

Campus notes Aug. 20 - Greenville Daily Reflector

Sun, 2017-08-20 04:16

Campus notes Aug. 20
Greenville Daily Reflector
Audrey Smith of Greenville spent two weeks in South Africa this summer caring for cheetahs and other African animals. Smith, 20, a junior at East Carolina University, traveled with the study-abroad organization Loop Abroad and served as a volunteer at ...

Vote to Name Our Two Scimitar-horned Oryx Calves at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Instiute - Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (press release)

Fri, 2017-08-18 22:58

Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (press release)

Vote to Name Our Two Scimitar-horned Oryx Calves at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Instiute
Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (press release)
As part of the celebration, we're asking for help naming two of our scimitar-horned oryx calves at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia. ... Savannah—scimitar-horned oryx live in grassland habitat in Northern Africa ...

Research seeks solutions for climate change, hunger - Illinois Farmer Today

Fri, 2017-08-18 19:20

Illinois Farmer Today

Research seeks solutions for climate change, hunger
Illinois Farmer Today
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers at the University of Illinois are taking the basics of photosynthesis miles farther in Urbana-Champaign test plots and greenhouses — intervening in the process, through which plants use sunlight to produce energy, to ...

Will Animals Freak Out During the Eclipse? - Live Science

Fri, 2017-08-18 18:41

Live Science

Will Animals Freak Out During the Eclipse?
Live Science
However, Fluffy and Pickles probably also have the common sense or instinct to not stare directly at the sun, meaning the risk of eye damage is probably pretty low, Live Science previously reported. (However ... After the eclipse has passed, those who ...
How do plants and animals react during a total solar eclipse?Blasting News
Solar Eclipse 2017: Here's How It Might Affect Animals And Pregnant WomenThe Inquisitr

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Crusader Who Saved Elephants From Poachers Is Shot Dead in Tanzania - New York Times

Fri, 2017-08-18 17:47

New York Times

Crusader Who Saved Elephants From Poachers Is Shot Dead in Tanzania
New York Times
Mr. Lotter was killed in a district of the east African country's capital late on Wednesday, the PAMS Foundation said in its statement on Facebook on Thursday. It said the police in Tanzania were investigating. A report in The Guardian said that Mr ...

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Early Indian Ocean trade routes bring chicken, black rat to eastern ... - Science Daily

Fri, 2017-08-18 02:03

Science Daily

Early Indian Ocean trade routes bring chicken, black rat to eastern ...
Science Daily
The earliest introduction of domestic chickens and black rats from Asia to the east coast of Africa came via maritime trade routes between the 7th and 8th ...
Chickens and rats arrived in Africa on Indian trade routes | Daily Mail ...Daily Mail

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The solar eclipse is going to confuse animals — a lot - kiiitv.com

Thu, 2017-08-17 23:25

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The solar eclipse is going to confuse animals — a lot
kiiitv.com
Early reports of wacky animal behavior during eclipses involve birds. Perhaps the earliest is from a total ... according to Science News. In one of the first documented scientific studies in 1932, researchers spotted bees returning to hives and ...

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The solar eclipse is going to confuse animals — a lot - USA TODAY

Thu, 2017-08-17 20:26

USA TODAY

The solar eclipse is going to confuse animals — a lot
USA TODAY
Early reports of wacky animal behavior during eclipses involve birds. Perhaps the earliest is from a total eclipse in 1544 when “birds ceased singing," while another report from a 1560 eclipse claimed “birds fell to the ground,” according to Science ...

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LIVING WITH THE CHEETAHS: Linden graduate travels to South Africa for veterinary program - Demopolis Times

Thu, 2017-08-17 14:15

Demopolis Times

LIVING WITH THE CHEETAHS: Linden graduate travels to South Africa for veterinary program
Demopolis Times
Traveling with study-abroad organization Loop Abroad, Kaelyn was selected as part of a small team that volunteered at Feracare Wildlife Centre caring for cheetahs and other African animals. The Veterinary Service program brings students to South Africa ...