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Data Deleted From UN Climate Report Highlight Controversies - National Geographic

Thu, 2014-07-03 18:01

National Geographic

Data Deleted From UN Climate Report Highlight Controversies
National Geographic
Written by thousands of science, policy, and economics experts from around the world, the UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports represent a synthesis of existing climate research knowledge, focusing on the evidence of a warming ...

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Scientists revise timeline of human origins - Phys.Org

Thu, 2014-07-03 18:00

Phys.Org

Scientists revise timeline of human origins
Phys.Org
The team's research takes an innovative approach to integrating paleoclimate data, new fossils and understandings of the genus Homo, archaeological remains and biological studies of a wide range of mammals (including humans). ... Credit: Antón et al ...

New species of shrew-like Sengi discovered in Africa, more closely related to ... - Daily Digest

Thu, 2014-07-03 16:57

New species of shrew-like Sengi discovered in Africa, more closely related to ...
Daily Digest
Health · Business · Science · Technology · Politics · U.S. · Entertainment · World · Sports · Weird ... A new species of Sengi, a small, shrew-like mammal about the same size a mouse, was discovered in Africa, and genetic sequence comparisons show it ...

Texas cheerleader's 'big game' hunting photos enrage animal lovers - CBC.ca (blog)

Wed, 2014-07-02 23:41

Nature World News

Texas cheerleader's 'big game' hunting photos enrage animal lovers
CBC.ca (blog)
... Kingupira Research Centre, his country generated $75 million in lion... "I knew when I posted these pictures that there would be people for and against my Facebook page," Jones said to the Cleburne, Texas Times-Review by email from Africa on Thursday.
Activists Want a 19-Year-Old Banned From Facebook... and AfricaNature World News
'It's conservation!' Cheerleader stokes controversy over hunting of rare ...Daily Mail
Kendall Jones: The Texas Cheerleader Who Kills Rare African Beasts For FunInternational Business Times UK
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This Woman Is KILLING Endangered African Animals For Fun! THEN, She Posts ... - PerezHilton.com

Wed, 2014-07-02 16:54

PerezHilton.com

This Woman Is KILLING Endangered African Animals For Fun! THEN, She Posts ...
PerezHilton.com
"In 2008, (age 13) I took my second trip to Africa to start my Big 5 experience, but this time to South Africa. Although I had many other opportunities to shoot animals I wanted to save it for the Big 5, so the first animal I ever shot was a White ...
Texas cheerleader's 'big game' hunting photos enrage animal loversCBC.ca (blog)
Activists Want a 19-Year-Old Banned From Facebook... and AfricaNature World News
Kendall Jones: The Texas Cheerleader Who Kills Rare African Beasts For FunInternational Business Times UK
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Unique Among Animals, Kangaroos Use Tail as Fifth Leg, Scientists Find - National Geographic

Wed, 2014-07-02 15:21

National Geographic

Unique Among Animals, Kangaroos Use Tail as Fifth Leg, Scientists Find
National Geographic
How many legs does a kangaroo have? The correct answer, according to new research, is five. A study in this week's Biology Letters says that a walking kangaroo propels itself with its tail, essentially transforming the appendage into a fifth "leg." The ...
Red Kangaroos Use Tail as Fifth Limb while GrazingNews Tonight Africa
Tails Act As The Fifth Leg For Kangaroos, Study ClaimsCounsel & Heal
Kangaroos Use Their Tail as "Fifth Leg"International Business Times AU

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Ebola's Deadly Spread in Africa Driven by Public Health Failures, Cultural Beliefs - National Geographic

Wed, 2014-07-02 15:15

National Geographic

Ebola's Deadly Spread in Africa Driven by Public Health Failures, Cultural Beliefs
National Geographic
As the largest Ebola outbreak in history continues unabated, health authorities from 11 West African countries and international agencies began a two-day crisis meeting today in Accra, Ghana, on how to combat the crisis. The World Health Organization ...
Experimental Ebola drugs should be tried in Africa, disease expert saysChicago Tribune (blog)
West African health ministers meet on Ebola crisisDeutsche Welle

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Climate Change Joins Lions and Livestock in an Unlikely Partnership - National Geographic

Wed, 2014-07-02 14:50

National Geographic

Climate Change Joins Lions and Livestock in an Unlikely Partnership
National Geographic
The rolling sea of long, golden grasses that characterize Africa's savannas serve not only as representations of the unique ecosystems of this expansive continent but also as symbols of a quietly but precisely balanced climate. .... That degree ignited ...

Chilean Devil Rays Found to Be Among the Deepest-Diving Animals in the Ocean - Smithsonian

Wed, 2014-07-02 13:56

Christian Science Monitor

Chilean Devil Rays Found to Be Among the Deepest-Diving Animals in the Ocean
Smithsonian
To solve the puzzle, an international team of marine biologists attached satellite tags to 15 Chilean devil rays captured off the northwest coast of Africa, near the Azores archipelago. The team monitored the rays' movements for nine months and found ...
Why do devil rays have a heat-exchanger under their brains? Scientists unravel ...Christian Science Monitor
Devil rays warm up and dive deepNature Middle East
Chilean Devil Rays Found to Dive Much Deeper than Previously ThoughtDesign & Trend
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Scientists realize bread DOES grow on trees – breadfruit tapped as solution to ... - Seychelles News Agency

Wed, 2014-07-02 13:21

Seychelles News Agency

Scientists realize bread DOES grow on trees – breadfruit tapped as solution to ...
Seychelles News Agency
Breadfruit is so well-loved in the Indian Ocean islands of Seychelles that when the fruit is harvested – often at great risk to the pickers who venture up the extremely tall breadfruit trees – they are eagerly shared and can help feed an entire ...

Plastic debris widespread on ocean surface - West Hawaii Today

Tue, 2014-07-01 16:02

Plastic debris widespread on ocean surface
West Hawaii Today
This 2008 photo provided by NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center shows debris floating in Hanauma Bay on Oahu. A study released by ... While the research showed plastic to be distributed widely, concentrations were highest in five areas that ...

'Super Bananas' Enter U.S. Market Trials - Scientific American

Tue, 2014-07-01 15:55

Scientific American

'Super Bananas' Enter U.S. Market Trials
Scientific American
Since Watson and Crick first revealed the double helix of our genetic code in 1953, scientists have gained the ability to give just about every living thing a genetic makeover. Unsurprisingly, given their humanitarian and economic importance, many of ...
Vitamin A-Enriched Bananas Go On Human TrialsAsian Scientist Magazine

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Science and Technology Splurges Over R1 Million On Pot Plants - AllAfrica.com

Tue, 2014-07-01 14:27

Science and Technology Splurges Over R1 Million On Pot Plants
AllAfrica.com
Disturbingly, the Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor confirmed that her Department has already spent a further R90 000 on indoor plant maintenance this financial year, and intends to spend at least R380 000 this financial year. I will ...

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MERS virus update: Saudi Arabia mulls banning camel imports from Africa - Midnimo Information Center

Tue, 2014-07-01 08:05

YottaFire

MERS virus update: Saudi Arabia mulls banning camel imports from Africa
Midnimo Information Center
Scientific research will be done to identify the source of the infection in humans and how it is actually transmitted but it has already been established that the virus' animal reservoir is probably the camels. MERS is a zoonotic disease and the ...
Saudi Arabia may Ban Camel Imports from Horn of Africa due to MERSYottaFire
Saudi Suspects MERS Virus May Have Come from African Camel ImportsGulf Business News
Camels imports are linked to deadly Mers virusScotsman

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Research targets costly grapevine disease - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Tue, 2014-07-01 01:20

Phys.Org

Research targets costly grapevine disease
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Vaughn, a scientist with The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited based in Havelock North, has shown that the virus can be accurately diagnosed by visual assessment on red varieties. Growers can then remove individual infected vines ...
A Hastings based scientist could save the wine industry millions of dollars.All About Hawke's Bay

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The Race to Stop Africa's Elephant Poachers - Smithsonian

Mon, 2014-06-30 14:50

The Race to Stop Africa's Elephant Poachers
Smithsonian
“Twenty, thirty animals at a time had gone down,” Roberts says. (Kate Brooks ). Among the 86 elephants killed in the March 2013 attack were a number of pregnant females. (Kate Brooks ). Gary Roberts has taken in many orphaned or injured wild animals, ...

Tiny Elephant Shrew Is Smallest of Its Kind - Discovery News

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:47

The Independent

Tiny Elephant Shrew Is Smallest of Its Kind
Discovery News
"We knew that it looked a little odd, but it was the genetic analyses that suggested that it was really very different," researcher John Dumbacher, curator of ornithology and mammalogy at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, told Live ...
New species of mouse-like creature with 'elephant trunk' discoveredThe Independent
Scientists Discover New Mammal Species As Tiny As A Mouse But Genetically ...International Business Times
New sengi species is related to an elephant, but small as a mouseLos Angeles Times
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Chimps Reveal Their Taste in Music - Discovery News

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:45

Nature World News

Chimps Reveal Their Taste in Music
Discovery News
Jun 30, 2014 08:30 AM ET // by Megan Gannon, Live Science News Editor. View Related ... Rather, the researchers used music from Africa, India and Japan to test how the primates reacted to specific acoustic characteristics, such as the ratio of strong ...
Favorite Music: Chimps Might Help Explain Why Humans Like Certain GenresMedical Daily
Chimpanzees Prefer African, Indian Beats over Western, Japanese MusicNature World News
Chimps Prefer African Music To The Western KindScience 2.0
Daily Mail -Phys.Org -Eureka! Science News
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Can science save the world's favorite banana? - Haaretz

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:17

Can science save the world's favorite banana?
Haaretz
Yet scientists are racing to rescue man's favorite variety, the Cavendish, from the threat of extinction. Fusarium banana wilt, also known as Panama disease, first erupted in Southeast Asia, but has since spread to Africa, Australia - and now to Jordan ...

Are policies backed by science? - NewsDay

Mon, 2014-06-30 09:26

Are policies backed by science?
NewsDay
Scientific information is part of the process in making decisions, but emotions run high when more prominent creatures are involved and judgments become clouded especially when dealing with Africa's largest land mammal — the elephant, lion and the ...

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