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Ebola and Marburg Infections Market 2016 – 2024; Driven by high research and development investments in diagnostic - Medgadget (blog)

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Ebola and Marburg Infections Market 2016 – 2024; Driven by high research and development investments in diagnostic
Medgadget (blog)
Transmission can happen through blood i.e. butchering or consuming infected animals can spread the virus while some of the veterinarians and scientists have also acquired this virus while operating any infected animal. ... The major drivers of Ebola ...

New research shakes up dinosaur family tree - Washington Post

Fri, 2017-03-24 19:36

Washington Post

New research shakes up dinosaur family tree
Washington Post
Scientists who took a deeper look at dinosaur fossils suggest a different evolutionary history for dinosaurs, moving meat-eating theropods such as T. rex to a new branch of the family tree and hinting at an earlier and more northern origin for ...
Correction: Dinos on Move StoryU.S. News & World Report
Scientists get 'hip' to major findings and a shakeup in the dinosaur family tree (+video)Christian Science Monitor
Dinosaur family tree completely re-written by new model that proposes they began far earlier than we thoughtThe Independent

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We need the will for a way out for Africa - The Guardian

Fri, 2017-03-24 18:19

We need the will for a way out for Africa
The Guardian
Your heartbreaking photograph of children at a camp for families fleeing drought in Somalia (Eyewitness, 21 March) and reports of the escalating famine across Africa force one to consider what might be a satisfactory response from an already ...

To End Tuberculosis It Must be Eliminated From Animals - Scientific American

Fri, 2017-03-24 16:36

Scientific American

To End Tuberculosis It Must be Eliminated From Animals
Scientific American
The most concerning of these mycobacteria are “zoonotic”—or transmitted to humans from animals. Human Mycobacterium bovis infection, for example, was once very common around the world but has been almost completely eliminated in North America ...

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New tools to spy on raiding baboons in suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa - Phys.Org

Fri, 2017-03-24 06:37

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New tools to spy on raiding baboons in suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa
Phys.Org
Swansea University (Wales, UK) Laboratory for Animal Movement has been developing new technologies to study animal behaviours and use accelerometers to quantify how much an animal moves in the three dimensions. Credit: Gaëlle Fehlmann, Swansea ...
How To Thwart Thieving Baboon GangsNewsy

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Students re-establish vital foothold for research deep in African ... - UCLA Newsroom

Fri, 2017-03-24 00:15

UCLA Newsroom

Students re-establish vital foothold for research deep in African ...
UCLA Newsroom
UCLA's Congo Basin Institute led a team of UCLA and Cameroonian students into a rain forest in central Africa to reopen a field station in a jungle with a ...

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Discovery of new ginger species spices up African wildlife surveys - Phys.Org

Thu, 2017-03-23 16:34

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Discovery of new ginger species spices up African wildlife surveys
Phys.Org
The recent naming of the ginger brings the number of known endemic species to the Kabobo Massif to eight: four mammals including two bats, a bird and three plants. WCS surveys in 2007 and 2012 led to the identification of these new species which have ...

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How Mid-Century Doomsday Tests May Help Save Elephants - National Geographic Australia

Wed, 2017-03-22 22:35

National Geographic Australia

How Mid-Century Doomsday Tests May Help Save Elephants
National Geographic Australia
Radiocarbon dating, made possible by open-air nuclear tests shown in newly declassified videos, is helping scientists pinpoint when elephants were slaughtered. Follow; Share ... Plants took up this radioactive isotope, preserving the carbon-14 ...

World Water Day: Fog and dew keep Africa's Namib Desert ecosystem going - National Science Foundation (press release)

Wed, 2017-03-22 18:10

National Science Foundation (press release)

World Water Day: Fog and dew keep Africa's Namib Desert ecosystem going
National Science Foundation (press release)
The ocean is not the sole source of the fog that sustains life for numerous plants and animals living in Africa's coastal Namib Desert. The fog also comes from groundwater and other sources, report ecohydrologists supported by the National Science ...

World Water Day: Fog and dew keep Africa's Namib Desert ... - National Science Foundation (press release)

Wed, 2017-03-22 18:10

National Science Foundation (press release)

World Water Day: Fog and dew keep Africa's Namib Desert ...
National Science Foundation (press release)
The ocean is not the sole source of the fog that sustains life for numerous plants and animals living in Africa's coastal Namib Desert. The fog also comes from ...

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Linking trees and water - Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Wed, 2017-03-22 09:16

Linking trees and water
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
For more on this topic, check in to the live stream of the virtual symposium 'Cool insights for a hot world', hosted on 21-22 March 2017 by the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). New research .... “One value of this theory ...

Donkey Slaughter Is a Crucial Fact In Africa: the Brutal Butchery Meets the Demand of the Chinese Medicine - Science Times

Tue, 2017-03-21 19:11

Science Times

Donkey Slaughter Is a Crucial Fact In Africa: the Brutal Butchery Meets the Demand of the Chinese Medicine
Science Times
The skin of a donkey is valuable as it contains gelatin and this fact increases the tendency to slaughter the animal brutally. Several African countries are engaged in this brutal act. A good amount of money can be earned through this job and so a ...

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Africa: Cool Insights for a Hot World: Trees and Forests Recycle Water - AllAfrica.com

Tue, 2017-03-21 12:34

Africa: Cool Insights for a Hot World: Trees and Forests Recycle Water
AllAfrica.com
The authors suggest that the global conversation on trees, forests and climate needs to be turned on its head: the direct effects via rainfall and cooling may be more important than the well-studied effects through the global carbon balance. ... "Where ...

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Ethiopia: Improving Agricultural Productivity Through Biotechnology - AllAfrica.com

Mon, 2017-03-20 10:18

Ethiopia: Improving Agricultural Productivity Through Biotechnology
AllAfrica.com
Asked weather the utilization of transgenic plants on agriculture has its own demerit on the environment Getachew said that, there is biosafety laws that countries are required to abide by and most countries including Ethiopia are signatories to the ...

Kernel Fresh Among 3 Winners of Johnson & Johnson First Africa Innovation Challenge - Liberian Daily Observer

Mon, 2017-03-20 01:58

Liberian Daily Observer

Kernel Fresh Among 3 Winners of Johnson & Johnson First Africa Innovation Challenge
Liberian Daily Observer
Kernel Fresh, a product of Liberian SME J-Palm, Inc., was last week announced as one of three winners in the first-ever Africa Innovation Challenge organized by consumer healthcare products giant, Johnson & Johnson. ... The AESA collaboration, which ...

Humpback whales are behaving oddly and scientists want to know why - wtvr.com

Sun, 2017-03-19 16:41

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Humpback whales are behaving oddly and scientists want to know why
wtvr.com
“When you're in a small boat with 200 humpback whales around you — they're 14-meter animals — and you've got whales popping up all around you, it's a really incredible experience,” lead researcher Ken Findlay told CNN. He and his colleagues from ...
Humpback whales are behaving strangely and scientists want to ...myfox8.com
Humpback whale “super-groups” – A novel low-latitude feeding behaviour of Southern Hemisphere humpback whales ...Plos

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Lamb named animal science department head at Texas A&M - Bryan-College Station Eagle

Sun, 2017-03-19 05:03

Bryan-College Station Eagle

Lamb named animal science department head at Texas A&M
Bryan-College Station Eagle
Cliff Lamb has been named department head for animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station. Lamb comes to Texas A&M after serving as assistant director of the University of Florida-North Florida Research and Education Center. In Florida ...

Humpback whales are behaving strangely and scientists want to know why - Q13 FOX

Sat, 2017-03-18 21:25

Q13 FOX

Humpback whales are behaving strangely and scientists want to know why
Q13 FOX
“When you're in a small boat with 200 humpback whales around you — they're 14-meter animals — and you've got whales popping up all around you, it's a really incredible experience,” lead researcher Ken Findlay told CNN. He and his colleagues ...
Humpback whales' large gatherings have scientists puzzledScience Recorder
Why humpback whales are assembling in large groups?Pulse Headlines

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South Africa Proposes Legalizing Limited Trade in Rhino Horn - Voice of America

Sat, 2017-03-18 21:06

Voice of America

South Africa Proposes Legalizing Limited Trade in Rhino Horn
Voice of America
South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs said records would be kept about the buyers and sellers of rhino horns. Officials would keep genetic information about each horn. Domestic trade in rhino horn was banned in South Africa in 2009. But ...

Humpback whales are behaving strangely and scientists want to kn - KCTV5 - KCTV Kansas City

Sat, 2017-03-18 06:59

KCTV Kansas City

Humpback whales are behaving strangely and scientists want to kn - KCTV5
KCTV Kansas City
"When you're in a small boat with 200 humpback whales around you -- they're 14-meter animals -- and you've got whales popping up all around you, it's a really incredible experience," lead researcher Ken Findlay told CNN. He and his colleagues ...

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