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The quagga now standing on three legs is next in line for Bone Idol restoration - The Guardian

Tue, 2014-12-30 17:00

The Guardian

The quagga now standing on three legs is next in line for Bone Idol restoration
The Guardian
The museum's scientists take a dim view of a controversial selective breeding project in South Africa to recreate an animal which looks like a quagga, but have launched the Bone Idol fundraising appeal to restore their own specimen, along with 38 other ...

Boy and bats spread Ebola in West Africa, say scientists - Zee News

Tue, 2014-12-30 15:14

Boy and bats spread Ebola in West Africa, say scientists
Zee News
London: A young boy playing near a colony of virus-infected bats may have precipitated the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, scientists said Tuesday. ... Before his death, he had been near a tree harbouring free-tailed bats, according to reports ...

Hollow tree was possible site of Ebola's Ground Zero: scientists - Daily Mail

Tue, 2014-12-30 14:39

Daily Mail

Hollow tree was possible site of Ebola's Ground Zero: scientists
Daily Mail
Insect-eating bats that inhabited a hollow tree in a remote village in Guinea may have been the source of the world's biggest Ebola epidemic, scientists said on Tuesday. More than 20,000 cases of Ebola, with at least 7,800 deaths, have been recorded by ...

Hollow tree in Guinea was Ebola's Ground Zero, scientists say - Mail & Guardian Africa

Tue, 2014-12-30 13:05

Mail & Guardian Africa

Hollow tree in Guinea was Ebola's Ground Zero, scientists say
Mail & Guardian Africa
INSECT-eating bats that inhabited a hollow tree in a remote village in Guinea may have been the source of the world's biggest Ebola epidemic, scientists said on Tuesday. More than 20,000 cases of Ebola, with at least 7,800 deaths, have been recorded by ...
Hollow tree was Ebola's Ground Zero, scientists sayMedical Xpress
Scientists trace Ebola outbreak to a tree where children playWashington Post
Source of Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Might Be Bats, Study SaysNew York Times
Deutsche Welle -The National
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Hollow tree was Ebola's Ground Zero, scientists say - Medical Xpress

Tue, 2014-12-30 12:53

Medical Xpress

Hollow tree was Ebola's Ground Zero, scientists say
Medical Xpress
A scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus budding from a cell (African green monkey kidney epithelial cell line). Credit: NIAID. Insect-eating bats that inhabited a hollow tree in a remote village in Guinea may have been the source of the world's ...
Hollow tree in Guinea was Ebola's Ground Zero, scientists sayMail & Guardian Africa
Scientists May Have Traced Ebola To A Bat Colony In GuineaHuffington Post
Scientists trace Ebola outbreak to a tree where children playToronto Star
Deutsche Welle
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Elephant shrew and sea slugs among 221 new species of animal discovered ... - Daily Mail

Tue, 2014-12-30 12:43

Daily Mail

Elephant shrew and sea slugs among 221 new species of animal discovered ...
Daily Mail
Genetic analysis showed important differences between this specimen and close relatives. Sengis are restricted to Africa and despite their small size, are more closely related to elephants, manatees (known as sea cows) and aardvarks than they are to ...

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Hollow Tree Was Ebola's Ground Zero: Scientists - Newsmax.com

Tue, 2014-12-30 12:17

Hollow Tree Was Ebola's Ground Zero: Scientists
Newsmax.com
Insect-eating bats that inhabited a hollow tree in a remote village in Guinea may have been the source of the world's biggest Ebola epidemic, scientists said on Tuesday. ... A known reservoir is the fruit bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi), a widespread ...