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1730 New Plant Species Were Discovered Last Year, but Many Are Already in Danger - Modern Farmer

Fri, 2017-05-26 13:37

Modern Farmer

1730 New Plant Species Were Discovered Last Year, but Many Are Already in Danger
Modern Farmer
There were 1,730 new plant species discovered across the globe in 2016, including many that have the potential to be food crops, according to a recent report by London's The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. The only problem is that many of the plants are ...

Scientists laud plan to generate energy from hyacinth - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Fri, 2017-05-26 10:40

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Scientists laud plan to generate energy from hyacinth
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
“We do the prediction using a scientific software called Geographical Information Systems, which can tell the occurrence of microphytes in lake ecosystems. They are processed on a computer and after monitoring for a period of more than five years, it ...

Human ancestors originated in Europe – not Africa? - Deccan Chronicle

Fri, 2017-05-26 02:34

Deccan Chronicle

Human ancestors originated in Europe – not Africa?
Deccan Chronicle
Humans and chimpanzees split from their last common ancestor several hundred thousand years earlier than believed – and this occurred in Europe, not Africa – according to an international team of scientists. University of Toronto's David Begun, a ...
7.2 Million-Year-Old Jawbone Indicates Oldest Hominin Lived in Europe, Not AfricaExtremeTech

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Elanco Animal Health to bring products to Small Holder Farmers, increasing food security in East Africa - Africa Science News Service

Thu, 2017-05-25 17:13

Africa Science News Service

Elanco Animal Health to bring products to Small Holder Farmers, increasing food security in East Africa
Africa Science News Service
Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company announced Wednesday that it received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide sustainable development solutions to address food insecurity in East African countries. The ...