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Pitt researchers using grant to find cures for viruses from mosquitoes - Tribune-Review

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Pitt researchers using grant to find cures for viruses from mosquitoes
Tribune-Review
Rift Valley fever virus: A viral disease most commonly observed in domesticated animals generally found in regions of eastern and southern Africa where sheep and cattle are raised. It has the ability to infect humans. ... It's that concern that helped ...

Zoo, The New TV Show About Killer Animals, Is Fun, Mindless Fluff - io9

Wed, 2015-07-01 19:36

io9

Zoo, The New TV Show About Killer Animals, Is Fun, Mindless Fluff
io9
The first episode of the James Patterson adaptation Zoo is entitled “First Blood”—even though this action drama, which imagines what would happen if the animals on earth decided to rebel against their human overlords, is relatively bloodless (it is ...

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By truck and plane, 7 lions in crates make long journey from South Africa to ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wed, 2015-07-01 16:06

Minneapolis Star Tribune

By truck and plane, 7 lions in crates make long journey from South Africa to ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Themba Hadebe Sedated lions lay inside their travel containers as game reserve officials sort out transportation paperwork in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa, Monday, June 29, 2015. The five female and two male lions are unwitting passengers ...
Lions Returned to Rwanda 15 Years After Population Wiped OutNew York Times
Lions reintroduced to Rwanda after being wiped out in 1994 warOCRegister

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Here's How Africa Can Fix Hunger Without "Help" From Monsanto - Mother Jones

Wed, 2015-07-01 10:00

Mother Jones

Here's How Africa Can Fix Hunger Without "Help" From Monsanto
Mother Jones
But also great adulation—possibly a World Food Prize—along with stern lectures about how anti-science romanticism must not impede heroic corporate efforts to "feed the world." ... This chart, pulled from the paper, shows how African vegetables like ...
Opinion: Africa Already Has Superfoods That Monsanto Tries To Engineer With ...AFKInsider

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Côte d'Ivoire's first operational CCGT power plant is inaugurated - Africa Science News Service

Wed, 2015-07-01 06:29

Côte d'Ivoire's first operational CCGT power plant is inaugurated
Africa Science News Service
Azito is now one of the most modern, efficient power plants in West Africa and will provide one-quarter (25%) of Cote d'Ivoire's current total electricity capacity. The newly built Phase 3 of the Azito Power Plant adds ten percent (10%) more affordable ...

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How plants respond to drought provides insights into climate change survival - The Conversation AU

Wed, 2015-07-01 04:22

The Conversation AU

How plants respond to drought provides insights into climate change survival
The Conversation AU
Robert Skelton currently receives funding from the South African National Research Foundation. The work in the article was partly funded by the South African Environmental Observation Network.

'Zoo' Creator on the Mysterious Animal Attacks and Expecting the Unexpected - Hollywood Reporter

Wed, 2015-07-01 02:00

Hollywood Reporter

'Zoo' Creator on the Mysterious Animal Attacks and Expecting the Unexpected
Hollywood Reporter
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, reporter Jamie Campbell (Kristen Connolly) is investigating another animal attack and teams with UCLA scientist Mitch Morgan (Billy Burke) where they discover some strange behavior among some local cats. ... [Also,] it's by ...

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South Africans used milk-based paint 49000 years ago - Science Codex

Tue, 2015-06-30 21:00

South Africans used milk-based paint 49000 years ago
Science Codex
An international research team led by the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa has discovered a milk-and ochre-based paint dating to 49,000 years ago that inhabitants may have used to adorn ...
New study shows South Africans using milk-based paint 49000 years agoPhys.Org
Public Release: 30-Jun-2015 New study shows South Africans using milk-based ...EurekAlert (press release)

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The Surprising Science of Race and Racism - Huffington Post

Tue, 2015-06-30 17:39

The Surprising Science of Race and Racism
Huffington Post
In biology, there is a concept of sub-species, or race. Over time animals of a species may separate and develop different populations with different gene frequencies. If this happens over a very long period of time, the genetic differences will make it ...

TV review: 'Zoo' should have stayed behind bars - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tue, 2015-06-30 04:00

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TV review: 'Zoo' should have stayed behind bars
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Mr. Wolk stars in “Zoo” as American zoologist Jackson Oz. He runs safaris in Botswana while trying to escape the legacy of his father, a brilliant scientist whose career ended in ruin when he started spouting crazy theories about animals rising up ...
TV Review - Animals fight back in "Zoo"Colorado Springs Gazette
Zoo Review: An Untamed Environment Leads To A Pretty Tame SeriesCinema Blend
Tomita Featured in 'Zoo,' 'Wolf'The Rafu Shimpo
2paragraphs.com -Examiner.com
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Wealth of biodiversity in Africa possibly fed by 'natural Great Wall' - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Tue, 2015-06-30 00:06

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Wealth of biodiversity in Africa possibly fed by 'natural Great Wall'
South China Morning Post (subscription)
The paper was published in the latest issue of the journal Science Bulletin. The project is being overseen by the China-Africa Joint Research Centre, which was established in Kenya after Premier Li Keqiang visited Africa last year. At the time, Li ...

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Review: 'The Bad Doctor' and 'Graphic Medicine Manifesto' - New York Times

Mon, 2015-06-29 21:59

New York Times

Review: 'The Bad Doctor' and 'Graphic Medicine Manifesto'
New York Times
In another set of panels, a student muses on a summer vacation spent working in Africa, where the role of bystander and observer among so much illness made her feel intensely guilty, like a predatory bird “lurking, watching, contributing nothing.” One ...

Scientists discover Sahara Desert contained the world's largest lake named ... - Daily Mail

Mon, 2015-06-29 21:28

Daily Mail

Scientists discover Sahara Desert contained the world's largest lake named ...
Daily Mail
'A reconstructed lake level history for the ancient Lake Mega-Chad, once the largest lake in Africa, suggests that a North African humid period, with increased precipitation in the Sahara region, ended abruptly around 5,000 years ago, and that the lake ...

These are the Latin American authors you should be reading this summer - Quartz

Sun, 2015-06-28 17:54

These are the Latin American authors you should be reading this summer
Quartz
Each tale explores the intersection between animal and human behavior and how our biological instincts influence our the relationships. The Body Where I was Born (2015) is an autobiographical novel in which the narrator recalls her childhood and an eye ...

Sargassum Is Ruining Beaches From Texas to Tobago - Newsweek

Sun, 2015-06-28 17:45

Newsweek

Sargassum Is Ruining Beaches From Texas to Tobago
Newsweek
The road along the east side of Tobago, running from the airport to the village of Speyside, passes dozens of small beaches where, in normal times, people lounge on the sand beneath palm trees and swim in the clear blue waters that lap at the shore ...

Lions to be reintroduced to Rwanda after 15-year absence following genocide - The Guardian

Sun, 2015-06-28 15:00

The Guardian

Lions to be reintroduced to Rwanda after 15-year absence following genocide
The Guardian
Seven lions in South Africa are to be tranquillised, placed in steel crates and loaded on to a charter flight to Rwanda on Monday, restoring the predator to the east African country after a 15-year absence. Cattle herders poisoned Rwanda's last ...
Home coming for Rwanda Lions – 7 of the big cats poised to arrive on Monday ...Times Gazette
First Lions to Return to Rwanda After Two DecadesDiscovery News
Lions were wiped out in Rwanda. Now they return for first time in 20 years ago ...Mail & Guardian Africa
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Puerto Rico's Monkey Island Lures Scientists For Generations - KNPR

Sat, 2015-06-27 15:13

KNPR

Puerto Rico's Monkey Island Lures Scientists For Generations
KNPR
Back then, biologists were spending a lot of time chasing monkeys around the jungles of Asia and Africa. The idea, according to Richard Rawlins, the former director of research on Cayo Santiago, was to make things easier, by putting the monkeys on a ...

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Dozens Killed in Islamic Militant Attacks in Four Countries - Bloomberg

Sat, 2015-06-27 15:11

Bloomberg

Dozens Killed in Islamic Militant Attacks in Four Countries
Bloomberg
Islamic extremists left more than 80 people dead in four countries on Friday after attacks on targets including a French factory, a Tunisian beach and a mosque in Kuwait. Intelligence services are investigating whether there's any link between the ...

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First Lions to Return to Rwanda After Two Decades - Discovery News

Sat, 2015-06-27 14:26

AsiaOne

First Lions to Return to Rwanda After Two Decades
Discovery News
... following the country's 1994 genocide. Seven lions -- two males and five females -- are being transported from South Africa and will arrive by air in Rwanda on Monday after a 36 hour journey, where they will be taken and released after at least two ...
First Lions to Return to Rwanda After Over 2 DecadesNDTV
Lions were wiped out in Rwanda. Now they return for first time in 20 years ago ...Mail & Guardian Africa
First lions to return to Rwanda after over two decadesAsiaOne

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Python Dies After Eating Huge Porcupine - Discovery News

Sat, 2015-06-27 14:03

Business Insider

Python Dies After Eating Huge Porcupine
Discovery News
It isn't unusual for pythons to eat porcupines, Fuller told Live Science in an email. In fact, many species of snakes eat porcupines and other horned or quilled animals, according to a study published in 2003 in the Phyllomedusa Journal of Herpetology.
Python Eats Porcupine, Regrets It Later (Here's Why)Yahoo News
Python dies after eating giant porcupine in S.AfricaBusiness Insider

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