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Science briefs: Arabian Sea covered in green blanket of phytoplankton - Columbus Dispatch

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Science briefs: Arabian Sea covered in green blanket of phytoplankton
Columbus Dispatch
In the savannas of Eastern Africa, ants live in the thorny, hollow bulbs of acacia trees and feed on the trees' nectar. The ants also act as bodyguards, defending the trees from hungry ... The native ants put up a brave fight, streaming out of the ...

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Fair-Trade Condoms: Latex That Lets You Love The World - NPR (blog)

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NPR (blog)

Fair-Trade Condoms: Latex That Lets You Love The World
NPR (blog)
A number of companies are trying to make that process more ethical, from tree to ... well, you know. There are Sir ... For every paraben-free love sock that L. Condoms sells, the company donates another to public health partners in sub-Saharan Africa ...
All's Fair In Love And (The Rubber Used To Make) CondomsWBAA

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Ahead of UN Climate Summit, Global Treaty on Warming Looks Unlikely - National Geographic

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Center for Research on Globalization

Ahead of UN Climate Summit, Global Treaty on Warming Looks Unlikely
National Geographic
Nor will the next global climate deal likely require the deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say would be necessary to prevent catastrophic impacts from global warming, according to current and former Obama administration ...
Global Capitalism: We Need “System Change” to Stop Climate ChangeCenter for Research on Globalization

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Idahoans play an outsized role in saving one of Africa's crown jewels - The Idaho Statesman

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The Idaho Statesman

Idahoans play an outsized role in saving one of Africa's crown jewels
The Idaho Statesman
The wave of his arm takes in the animals, birds, amphibians and insects. "And then somewhere along the way, you realize — more and more you realize — that as homo sapiens, we are part of this story. We aren't just the observers, but we are one of ...

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Science Notes: Tree-protecting ants can't save themselves; a green blanket in ... - Buffalo News

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Science Notes: Tree-protecting ants can't save themselves; a green blanket in ...
Buffalo News
In the savannas of Eastern Africa, ants live in the thorny, hollow bulbs of acacia trees and feed on the trees' nectar. The ants also act as bodyguards, defending the trees from hungry ... The native ants put up a brave fight, streaming out of the ...

Scientists study roots of combat among chimpanzees - The Courier-Journal

Fri, 2014-09-19 22:58

Maine News

Scientists study roots of combat among chimpanzees
The Courier-Journal
Authors collected decades' worth of data from roughly a dozen chimpanzee research sites throughout Africa, collecting eyewitness reports of chimp killings as well as forensic data on suspected slayings. "It surprised me to learn how many killings there ...
Killing comes naturally to chimps, scientists sayMinnesota Public Radio News

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Bunch of bats ready for Orlando Science Center exhibit - Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Fri, 2014-09-19 17:06

Osceola News-Gazette

Bunch of bats ready for Orlando Science Center exhibit
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
One of the large, clear enclosures holds male straw-colored fruit bats from Africa. The other one sports females, Egyptian fruit bats from Africa and short-tailed fruit bats from South America. The cages have plexiglass sides, which prevent the animals ...
Hanging around with the bats, bat exhibition at the science centerOsceola News-Gazette

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The Sahara Is Millions of Years Older Than Thought - Smithsonian

Fri, 2014-09-19 16:22

The Sahara Is Millions of Years Older Than Thought
Smithsonian
Instead, most scientists argue that the Sahara took shape just 2 to 3 million years ago. Terrestrial and marine evidence suggest that North Africa underwent a period of drying at that time, when the Northern Hemisphere started its most recent cycle of ...

Texas A&M dedicates plant to help fight flu illnesses - The Baylor Lariat

Fri, 2014-09-19 11:11

The Baylor Lariat

Texas A&M dedicates plant to help fight flu illnesses
The Baylor Lariat
Rick Perry and top officials from Texas A&M University dedicated a new 100,000-square-foot manufacturing plant Thursday that's intended to have the capacity to produce bulk flu vaccine that can be delivered to as many as 50 million people within four ...
Gov. Perry, Texas A&M dedicate $91M pandemic flu-vaccine plant that's key to ...Daily Journal

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No Evidence That Ewedu Plant Concoction Can Cure Ebola - AllAfrica.com

Fri, 2014-09-19 10:45

No Evidence That Ewedu Plant Concoction Can Cure Ebola
AllAfrica.com
Drinking a mixture made from a plant popularly known as ewedu, or kren-kren, can protect people against the Ebola virus, Nigeria's leading Guardian and Nation newspapers have reported. The sensational ... Ewedu is a flowering herb and the leaves are ...

Close-Up Aerial Photos of Africa's Last Elephants - Wired

Fri, 2014-09-19 10:36

Close-Up Aerial Photos of Africa's Last Elephants
Wired
She says it's no stretch to compare the slaughter of African animals to the worst human conflicts. Her forthcoming documentary, The Last Animals, will describe the increasingly sophisticated war between conservationists and poachers over elephants, and ...

Arcadia students conduct research in South Africa - monroviaweekly

Thu, 2014-09-18 21:08

Arcadia students conduct research in South Africa
monroviaweekly
“We had to bait the leopard traps and we bait them out of the branches of the trees. The traps have spikes in them because they don't want other animals to get to the bait. The bait was fetal cows. They'd be in the amnio egg and we'd cut them out. We ...

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Chimps are naturally violent, study suggests - Fox News

Thu, 2014-09-18 19:09

Tech Times

Chimps are naturally violent, study suggests
Fox News
But until now, scientists were unsure whether interactions with humans had brought on this violent behavior or if it was part of the apes' basic nature. A new, 54-year study ... "Violence is a natural part of life for chimpanzees," Michael Wilson, the ...
Chimpanzees are inherently violent. Don't blame the humans: StudyTech Times
Killing Comes Naturally To Chimps, Scientists SayKPBS
Gang violence natural to chimps, say scientistsWorcester Telegram

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In Colombia, coffee scientists urge: Viva la resistencia! - Science Now

Thu, 2014-09-18 07:23

In Colombia, coffee scientists urge: Viva la resistencia!
Science Now
Coffee scientists from around the world last week flew into Colombia's Eje Cafetero region, a verdant collage of deep gullies and mountainsides covered in thousands of small-scale coffee farms framed by banana trees. At the heart of the 25th ...

Chimps and humans are both 'natural born killers' with an almost psychopathic ... - The Independent

Thu, 2014-09-18 05:58

Nature World News

Chimps and humans are both 'natural born killers' with an almost psychopathic ...
The Independent
Competing groups of the animals go to war over resources such as territory, food or mates, the study found. And, just as in human conflict, it is often the innocent who are the victims. In the violent clashes investigated by the scientists, nursing ...
Study suggests violence is an evolutionary adaptationBoston Globe
Chimps Evolved to Become Natural Born KillersNature World News
Humans aren't to blame for chimpanzee violence, study saysChristian Science Monitor
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No Place to Hide for Africa's Pangolins amid China Buying Spree - Scientific American

Wed, 2014-09-17 22:11

No Place to Hide for Africa's Pangolins amid China Buying Spree
Scientific American
But growing demand for it from Asia, where pangolin scales are used in Chinese medicine to help women lactate and to cure skin disorders, now threatens to hasten its demise and rob African countries of a precious resource. ... "There is potential for ...

Stanford research links malnutrition and pollination - Stanford University News

Wed, 2014-09-17 14:17

Stanford University News

Stanford research links malnutrition and pollination
Stanford University News
The research is particularly important to individuals suffering from malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies in Southeast Asia, India, central and southern Africa and Central America. Further understanding of ... "A disruption in pollination ...

Ebola crisis: why Obama is involving the US - Christian Science Monitor

Tue, 2014-09-16 23:24

Christian Science Monitor

Ebola crisis: why Obama is involving the US
Christian Science Monitor
Last month, the president held the largest-ever summit of African leaders in Washington, with a focus on such issues as economic development, the strengthening and expanding of US business ties to Africa, good governance, and efforts to reduce animal ...
14 Numbers That Show The Magnitude Of The World's Worst Ebola OutbreakHuffington Post
Obama: Ebola Crisis a 'National Security Priority'Christian Broadcasting Network
Recklessly Scaring Liberians Into Mistrusting Health WorkersPerspective (press release)
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Ebola vaccine: Little and late - Science Now

Tue, 2014-09-16 21:18

Science Now

Ebola vaccine: Little and late
Science Now
The scientific hurdles are not particularly high. Companies have made similar vaccines at high volume, and animal studies have shown that Ebola virus is fairly easy to defeat with the proper immune response. “Although Ebola is a very scary, hemorrhagic ...

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MSU professor continues to spotlight African wild dogs - Montana State University

Tue, 2014-09-16 18:50

MSU professor continues to spotlight African wild dogs
Montana State University
African wild dogs are one of the predators being researched by Montana State University professor Scott Creel and the MSU-affiliated Zambian Carnivore Programme. Evidence suggests this evolutionarily unique species ... little-studied and unique ...