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South Africa Makes A Plan To Protect Rhinos From Poachers - KQED

Sun, 2014-08-24 16:12

South Africa Makes A Plan To Protect Rhinos From Poachers
KQED
These days, South Africa is a dangerous place to be if you're a rhinoceros. A majority of the world's rhinos live there, but they are increasingly threatened by poachers who kill the animals for their valuable horns. South Africa's Ministry of ...

Nature gets new look in hunt for antibiotics - Columbus Dispatch

Sun, 2014-08-24 13:59

Nature gets new look in hunt for antibiotics
Columbus Dispatch
NORWICH, England — Pampering leafcutter ants with fragrant rose petals and fresh oranges might seem an unlikely way to rescue modern medicine, but scientists at a lab in eastern England think it's well worth trying. As the world cries out for new ...

New Atlas of Southern Ocean Life to Indicate Health of Planet - Scientists - RIA Novosti

Sun, 2014-08-24 13:29

New Atlas of Southern Ocean Life to Indicate Health of Planet - Scientists
RIA Novosti
The atlas, which contains four-year work, is being launched at the Open Science Conference in Auckland by the Scientific Committee of Antarctic Research (SCAR) and follows an unprecedented international scientific collaboration involving 147 scientists ...

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Ebola: research team says migrating fruit bats responsible for outbreak - The Guardian

Sat, 2014-08-23 21:39

The Guardian

Ebola: research team says migrating fruit bats responsible for outbreak
The Guardian
A group of 17 European and African tropical disease researchers, ecologists and anthropologists spent three weeks talking to people and capturing bats and other animals near the village of Meliandoua in remote eastern Guinea, where the present epidemic ...

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South African hunting defended as conservation strategy - Chicago Tribune

Sat, 2014-08-23 16:26

South African hunting defended as conservation strategy
Chicago Tribune
The industry is also responsible for boosting the country's large mammal population, a measure that excludes animals such as rodents, to 24 million, the most since the 19th century, and up from 575,000 in the early 1960s, Wouter van Hoven, an emeritus ...

August 23, 1924: World's leading scientists spend a day in Edmonton - Edmonton Journal

Sat, 2014-08-23 14:10

Edmonton Journal

August 23, 1924: World's leading scientists spend a day in Edmonton
Edmonton Journal
About 300 members of the British Association for the Development of Science from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, India, South Africa, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and Norway, and Canadian and American scientists arrived early in the morning ...