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African plant outlawed in US may offer treatment for addicts - Fox News

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Fox News

African plant outlawed in US may offer treatment for addicts
Fox News
When news surfaced that Scott Disick, the father of Kourtney Kardashian's children, was in Costa Rica reportedly undergoing treatment for his hard-partying ways, iboga, an African plant used to treat addictions, was thrown into the spotlight. It's not ...

Surviving Climate Disaster in Africa's Sahel - CounterPunch

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Surviving Climate Disaster in Africa's Sahel
CounterPunch
For over 30 years the great Sahel Desert region in Africa has been a harbinger of the coming climate disaster our planet is facing and surviving such has become a national priority here in Eritrea on the eastern end of the Sahel. Remember ... Water ...

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Photo Gallery: The Day's Best Photos | 03.31.15 - News & Observer

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News & Observer

Photo Gallery: The Day's Best Photos | 03.31.15
News & Observer
Joseph Taylor IV, a seventh-grader in Daniel Lockwood's class at Reedy Creek Middle School in Cary, N.C. measures Theodora, a Bearded Dragon, in his Animal Science class on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Theodora is one of 75 animals teacher Dan ...

Lecture Series to Address the Science of Food and Health - UCR Today (press release)

Tue, 2015-03-31 20:25

UCR Today (press release)

Lecture Series to Address the Science of Food and Health
UCR Today (press release)
“Safe and effective vaccines and therapeutics are being produced using plant-based systems, including a revolutionary Ebola therapeutic treatment currently being tested on humans in Africa,” said Grill, the dean of research and the director of the ...

Animal Planet Looks To Vodka, Bigfoot And More Muscular Conservation ... - Deadline.com

Tue, 2015-03-31 17:31

Deadline.com

Animal Planet Looks To Vodka, Bigfoot And More Muscular Conservation ...
Deadline.com
“The more we live apart from the wild world, the more we crave authentic experiences that bring us closer to that sweet spot where humans and animals coexist,” says Marjorie Kaplan, Group President of Animal Planet, TLC and Velocity, describing Animal ...
Animal Planet Unveils 4 News Series and Specials, Full SlateTheWrap

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Plants Aren't in Lockstep When Responding to Environmental Changes - UConn Today (blog)

Tue, 2015-03-31 13:54

UConn Today (blog)

Plants Aren't in Lockstep When Responding to Environmental Changes
UConn Today (blog)
Nora Mitchell and Timothy Moore, Ph.D. students in UConn's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, co-authored the paper based on two important plant lineages in South Africa, Protea and Pelargonium. They used complex statistical ... The ...

Largest Rhino Airlift Ever to Move 100 At-Risk Animals - National Geographic

Tue, 2015-03-31 13:33

National Geographic

Largest Rhino Airlift Ever to Move 100 At-Risk Animals
National Geographic
There are an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 black rhinos and 20,000 white rhinos left in Africa, with another one killed by poachers every seven and a half hours, says Joubert, a National Geographic explorer-in-residence. That's more than a thousand rhinos ...

Cassava — foodstuff with a multitude of industrial uses - BDlive

Tue, 2015-03-31 04:34

Cassava — foodstuff with a multitude of industrial uses
BDlive
Rey, a plant virologist, also conducts research on cassava mosaic disease, which affects a significant portion of crops grown in Africa. She has genetically engineered the shrubs to make them resistant to the disease, ... "We are planning to do large ...

In Vietnam, Rampant Wildlife Smuggling Prompts Little Concern - New York Times

Tue, 2015-03-31 03:46

New York Times

In Vietnam, Rampant Wildlife Smuggling Prompts Little Concern
New York Times
A hunter, Mr. Luc, 45, set out at dawn from his family's bamboo-thatched home in Vietnam's U Minh forest to check a half dozen homemade traps rigged along animal trails in the underbrush and on canal banks frequented by snakes and turtles. He stops at ...

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Hollywild welcomes rare African lion 'Mandela' - Spartanburg Herald Journal

Mon, 2015-03-30 20:28

WYFF Greenville

Hollywild welcomes rare African lion 'Mandela'
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Obtaining Mandela came through a partnership with an animal research and education facility in South Africa to launch Hollywild's international breeding program. The staff plans to breed Mandela with a lioness brought to the park from an endangered ...
Hollywild adds Timbavati white lion to its collectionGreenville News
Hollywild introduces white lion, joins international breeding programGreerToday

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A World Shared With HIV - New York Times

Mon, 2015-03-30 18:15

A World Shared With HIV
New York Times
In “The Chimp and the River,” the science writer David Quammen reviews decades of efforts to pinpoint the exact origins of H.I.V. Mr. Quammen's style and story are compelling, particularly because the controversy that has routinely engulfed the science ...

How to Help Prevent Cutting Down the Amazon - Scientific American

Mon, 2015-03-30 17:47

How to Help Prevent Cutting Down the Amazon
Scientific American
Also, deforestation is occurring everywhere on the planet, not just the in the Amazon rainforest, so doing your part locally could help retain tree cover and improve air quality in your region. Most if not all deforestation is ultimately driven by our ...

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Study: Slave trade influenced Americans' genetic ancestry - Chron.com

Mon, 2015-03-30 17:33

Study: Slave trade influenced Americans' genetic ancestry
Chron.com
The team collected thousands of DNA samples from 64 different populations across Europe, Africa and the Americas. RELATED: Historical preservationists probe King's Highway for clues to centuries-old migration. "We found that the genetic profile of ...

The Endangered Animal Bracket, Round 8: Moose Vs. Narwhal - ThinkProgress

Mon, 2015-03-30 16:07

ThinkProgress

The Endangered Animal Bracket, Round 8: Moose Vs. Narwhal
ThinkProgress
In Africa, demand for ivory and changes in land-use pose a serious threat to the species, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Asian elephants face similar threats from a growing human population, which is slowly taking away the animal's forest habitat.

Despite deforestation, the world is getting greener - scientists - Reuters

Mon, 2015-03-30 15:08

Reuters

Despite deforestation, the world is getting greener - scientists
Reuters
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's vegetation has expanded, adding nearly 4 billion tonnes of carbon to plants above ground in the decade since 2003, thanks to tree-planting in China, forest regrowth in former Soviet states and more ...

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Morality doesn't prove God exists - Jamaica Gleaner (subscription)

Mon, 2015-03-30 05:09

Jamaica Gleaner (subscription)

Morality doesn't prove God exists
Jamaica Gleaner (subscription)
We also know that civilisations existed before the arrival of Christianity in Europe, Africa and the Americas. Consequently, we ... And we have God appearing to aid and abet the mass murder of Canaanite populations, including domestic animals, only to ...

Former innovation awards finalists: how far have they progressed since? - Irish Times

Mon, 2015-03-30 00:59

Former innovation awards finalists: how far have they progressed since?
Irish Times
I set up the company to develop the X-Bolt in 2007 and spent the next few years on its research and development.” Progress has been slow ... The company made the finals of the 2011 awards for its success in utilising plant science to establish a unique ...

Rocky Mountain Lab finds no evidence Ebola virus evolving - The Missoulian

Mon, 2015-03-30 00:05

The Missoulian

Rocky Mountain Lab finds no evidence Ebola virus evolving
The Missoulian
HAMILTON – While there has never been an outbreak of Ebola as deadly as what's ravaged West Africa since last March, the virus driving the disease is remaining relatively stable, according to research completed recently at Rocky Mountain Laboratories ...

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Kids calendar: March 30 - April 5 - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Sun, 2015-03-29 14:00

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Kids calendar: March 30 - April 5
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Rochester Museum & Science Center's Strasenburgh Planetarium, 657 East Ave. $7; $6 seniors, college students with ID and ages 3-18. (585) 271-1880 .... Stuffed Animal Sleepover: For ages 2-6. Drop your toy at the library on Monday, March 30. 1 to 2 p.m ...

A nose for disease: Roundworms and giant rats detect cancer and tuberculosis ... - OregonLive.com

Sun, 2015-03-29 13:32

OregonLive.com

A nose for disease: Roundworms and giant rats detect cancer and tuberculosis ...
OregonLive.com
Caenorhabditis elegans, a species of roundworm, is a model organism commonly used in biological research. Now, Japanese ... Fruit flies, mice and giant African pouched rats have all shown some skill at identifying the odors of illness. Now a new ...