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Scientists develop potential late-stage rabies treatment - UPI.com

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Scientists develop potential late-stage rabies treatment
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But a new vaccine, developed by scientists at the University of Georgia, promises to extend that window of opportunity, enabling the successful treatment of a rabies infection well past the traditional cutoff point. ... "While these preliminary results ...

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

Thu, 2015-01-29 20:08

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 ...

A famous Ebola patient who remained anonymous for 20 years - Science AAAS

Thu, 2015-01-29 19:05

Science AAAS

A famous Ebola patient who remained anonymous for 20 years
Science AAAS
The only Ebola case ever recorded in West Africa before the current outbreak, she is simply described in four scientific papers as a 34-year-old woman who contracted the disease in 1994 while working as a chimpanzee researcher in the Taï National Park ...

African Golden Cat Attacks Monkeys in Rare Footage - Discovery News

Thu, 2015-01-29 14:48

Discovery News

African Golden Cat Attacks Monkeys in Rare Footage
Discovery News
They were photographed for the first time in the wild in 2002, and once in a while, new footage of the animals emerges. Two years ago, for example, scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) captured a video of an African golden cat in Kibale.
African golden cat captured on video in the wild for the first timeDaily Mail
Dramatic footage of African golden cat sheds light on speciesThe Guardian
Once-in-a-lifetime video captures rare African golden cat attacking group of ...Science Recorder
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African golden cat captured on video in the wild for the first time - Daily Mail

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:46

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

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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Meant to Keep Malaria Out, Mosquito Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In - New York Times

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

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

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 ...