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World Veterinary/Animal Vaccines Market Opportunities and Forecasts, 2022 - Research and Markets - Yahoo Finance

Wed, 2016-07-06 16:42

World Veterinary/Animal Vaccines Market Opportunities and Forecasts, 2022 - Research and Markets
Yahoo Finance
Technologies covered in the report include live attenuated, DNA, and inactivated. The market is divided based on geography into North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, Middle East and Africa (LAMEA). The prominent manufacturers operating in the ...

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Belgian Neanderthals 'were eating each other 40000 years ago' - The Guardian

Wed, 2016-07-06 15:58

The Guardian

Belgian Neanderthals 'were eating each other 40000 years ago'
The Guardian
Belgian Neanderthals were eating each other 40,000 years ago, new research has shown. The grisly discovery was made in a cave where scientists found bones bearing marks left by intentional butchering. Not only were they cannibals, but the Neanderthals ...

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This mammal has the world's slowest metabolism - Science News for Students

Wed, 2016-07-06 13:03

Science News for Students

This mammal has the world's slowest metabolism
Science News for Students
Both families live in trees throughout Central and South America where they eat leaves. ... The researchers injected the sloths with water labeled with specific isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen, then released the animals back to the wild. ... Although ...

Face-to-Face With the Largest, Rarest Primates on Earth - Bloomberg

Wed, 2016-07-06 11:15

Bloomberg

Face-to-Face With the Largest, Rarest Primates on Earth
Bloomberg
He's leading us up the steep slopes of Mt. Mikeno, a 14,500-foot-tall dormant volcano in the middle of the African continent, hacking away the dense undergrowth with a 2-foot-long blade. He works ... Gorillas live together in “troops” that can include ...

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Louise Linton just wrote the perfect White-Savior-in-Africa story - Washington Post

Wed, 2016-07-06 10:06

Washington Post

Louise Linton just wrote the perfect White-Savior-in-Africa story
Washington Post
If there is one media narrative about Africa that refuses to be squashed, it's the White-Savior-in-Africa bug. Despite the fact that some of the fastest-growing economies in the world are in Africa, and that Africans on the continent and in the ...

Looking for a pristine landscape? Sorry ... - EarthSky

Wed, 2016-07-06 10:03

EarthSky

Looking for a pristine landscape? Sorry ...
EarthSky
New research now suggests that there are practically no areas that have escaped human impacts. ... The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences and led by Nicole Boivin of the University of Oxford, catalogued changes in ...

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Let's make living fossils extinct - The Guardian

Wed, 2016-07-06 06:45

The Guardian

Let's make living fossils extinct
The Guardian
Is it time for scientists to retire the term? ... Until the discovery of living individuals off the coast of South Africa in 1938, coelacanths were only known from the fossil record and thought to have gone extinct in the Cretaceous period. The two ...

Characteristics improving bean resistance to drought identified - Science Daily

Tue, 2016-07-05 16:32

Science Daily

Characteristics improving bean resistance to drought identified
Science Daily
Jose A. Polania, Charlotte Poschenrieder, Stephen Beebe, Idupulapati M. Rao. Effective Use of Water and Increased Dry Matter Partitioned to Grain Contribute to Yield of Common Bean Improved for Drought Resistance. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2016; ...

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British scientist stops lions hunting cattle in Botswana by painting faces on their behinds - Daily Mail

Tue, 2016-07-05 15:17

Daily Mail

British scientist stops lions hunting cattle in Botswana by painting faces on their behinds
Daily Mail
Dr Neil Jordan believes if he can stop African lions killing farmers' cattle, then farmers will stop killing the endangered lions. 'Farmers currently have very few effective tools to prevent this devastating lion-livestock conflict. Unfortunately ...

Discovery vowed to show real science. Was 'Venom Hunters' full of snake oil? - Bowling Green Daily News

Tue, 2016-07-05 15:16

Discovery vowed to show real science. Was 'Venom Hunters' full of snake oil?
Bowling Green Daily News
Shark Week, the Discovery Channel's annual fin-fest and ratings jackpot, seemed to get solid reviews this year from scientists, which hasn't always been the case. ... We're going to go out and milk them and take that venom back to a scientific lab." If ...

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Monkeys Turn into Grumpy Old Men, Too - Scientific American

Tue, 2016-07-05 12:31

Monkeys Turn into Grumpy Old Men, Too
Scientific American
According to new research, our primate cousins also become more socially selective with age, preferring the companionship of their “friends” to monkeys that are less familiar (or maybe just a drag at parties). ... work, conducted primarily by ...

Why the Humble Sweet Potato Won the World Food Prize - Smithsonian

Tue, 2016-07-05 10:06

Smithsonian

Why the Humble Sweet Potato Won the World Food Prize
Smithsonian
This week their tireless efforts earned these scientists the 2016 World Food Prize, reports Tracie McMillan for National Geographic. The $250,000 prize ... This year's laureates include Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga and Jan Low of the International ...

The death cult of environmentalism - The Week Magazine

Tue, 2016-07-05 10:00

The Week Magazine

The death cult of environmentalism
The Week Magazine
Scientific and regulatory agencies around the world have repeatedly and consistently found crops and foods improved through biotechnology to be as safe as, if not safer than those derived from any other method of production. There has never been a ...

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Tracking down dinosaur ancestors - ResearchGate (blog)

Tue, 2016-07-05 09:14

ResearchGate (blog)

Tracking down dinosaur ancestors
ResearchGate (blog)
From a distinct trackway, a complete sequence of pes and manus – foot and hand – imprints, you can see exactly how the animal moved. You can't always get that from just the bones. Bones need to be puzzled together, and finally require some ...

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Female Elephants Follow in - New York Times

Mon, 2016-07-04 16:45

New York Times

Female Elephants Follow in
New York Times
SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya — The Land Cruiser bumped and rattled over the lush, tawny savanna dotted with acacia trees. George Wittemyer, the scientific director of the conservation group Save the Elephants, steered the car toward ...

Brexit – Let the UK Screw Itself: Once Again, European Bigotry Exposed! - Center for Research on Globalization

Mon, 2016-07-04 12:55

Brexit – Let the UK Screw Itself: Once Again, European Bigotry Exposed!
Center for Research on Globalization
True, those who are sustaining Europe often have nothing left, not even a few huts, not even the right to keep their own native plants or trees. True, many unemployed Europeans are still driving their cars, flying all over the world in search of ...

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Evolution Follows Least Resistant Path, Leads To Suboptimal Physical Traits - Tech Times

Mon, 2016-07-04 12:12

Tech Times

Evolution Follows Least Resistant Path, Leads To Suboptimal Physical Traits
Tech Times
Anthropologist Peter Ungar from the University of Arkansas – who did the research with co-author Leslea Hlusko of the University of California Berkeley – said that paleontology usually reconstructs previous behavior based on the assumption that ...
Analysis of anatomy and diet finds evolution follows least resistant pathScience Daily

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Amid drought, mystery disease kills Zimbabwe's baobabs - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Mon, 2016-07-04 10:32

Amid drought, mystery disease kills Zimbabwe's baobabs
Thomson Reuters Foundation
... damaged trees but it's spreading to other trees. And the disease is spreading very fast," warned Lawrence Nyagwande, who heads Environment Africa, a non-governmental organisation in Zimbabwe's Manicaland province. He said there was little research ...

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Shark Shield electrical forcefield fends off 90% of attacks - Gizmag

Mon, 2016-07-04 07:59

Gizmag

Shark Shield electrical forcefield fends off 90% of attacks
Gizmag
Now a new study is throwing further weight behind the slightly older idea of using electrical pulses to scare off would-be predators by overstimulating their senses, with a comprehensive study finding a device called Shark Shield can deter attacks 90 ...

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Building domestic markets to support trade and rising incomes - New Vision

Mon, 2016-07-04 07:32

Building domestic markets to support trade and rising incomes
New Vision
Even on the rank of global issues such as country carbon emissions, quite often used by the West as an argument against developing countries to slow down the manufacturing and trade race, Africa still has plenty of leg room to increase its industry ...