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New Deep-Sea Animal Species Look Like Mushrooms but Defy Classification - National Geographic

Wed, 2014-09-03 18:02

National Geographic

New Deep-Sea Animal Species Look Like Mushrooms but Defy Classification
National Geographic
A handful of strange mushroom-shaped animals discovered in the deep sea off Australia in the 1980s have finally been named by scientists. The organisms are so unique that they may rearrange the earliest branches of the animal family tree. The animals ...

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Sex Geckos Died in Orbit, Probably Didn't Have Sex - Discovery News

Tue, 2014-09-02 16:22

Sex Geckos Died in Orbit, Probably Didn't Have Sex
Discovery News
In fact, plenty of animals, plants, fungi and more new to science are turning up every day. .... The reptiles — geckos that were a part of the Russia's Institute of Medico-Biological Problems experiment investigating sexual reproduction in ...

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Climate Change May Overwhelm Farmers - AllAfrica.com

Tue, 2014-09-02 15:33

Voice of America

Climate Change May Overwhelm Farmers
AllAfrica.com
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa official said plant breeders are also increasing both the productivity and nutritional value of crops. He said, "In AGRA, what we do is to be able to help African scientists. ... invest about 40-percent of ...
Climate Change: Africa's Smallholder Farmers Risk of “Failed Seasons” risingAfrica Science News Service

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Single Animal-to-Human Transmission Event Sparked 2014 Ebola Outbreak - Drug Discovery & Development

Tue, 2014-09-02 15:20

Drug Discovery & Development

Single Animal-to-Human Transmission Event Sparked 2014 Ebola Outbreak
Drug Discovery & Development
Scientists used advanced genomic sequencing technology to identify a single point of infection from an animal reservoir to a human in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This research has also revealed the dynamics of how the Ebola virus has ...
Latest Ebola News -- Scientists identify single point of infection responsible ...TheHealthSite
Ebola virus outbreak: the economic costThe Week UK
The lessons of the Ebola outbreak suggest a larger, faster response is neededWashington Post
The Conversation UK -Newsroom America
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Mutating Ebola Viruses Not As Scary As Evolving Ones - Science 2.0

Tue, 2014-09-02 13:19

Science 2.0

Mutating Ebola Viruses Not As Scary As Evolving Ones
Science 2.0
The Science paper concludes, from studying these changes, that the current West African outbreak comes from a single zoonotic infection (when a virus crosses from an animal to humans, which is how Ebola outbreaks start). The virus, living in animals ...
The African Union Must Take the Ebola Case to the UN Security CouncilAllAfrica.com
CDC Laboratories Produce First Genomic Sequence of Liberian EbolaInfection Control Today
Ebola: healthcare workers go on strike over safety fearsThe Week UK

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The Rise of Biblical Counseling - Pacific Standard

Tue, 2014-09-02 13:13

The Rise of Biblical Counseling
Pacific Standard
However, on his LinkedIn profile, he lists himself as “Senior Medical Science Liaison” for a biopharmaceutical company called Avanir. This gives him a measure of scientific authority and makes him a popular figure in biblical counseling, a movement ...