Africa research news

First large-scale ancient DNA study helps reconstruct African population structure - HeritageDaily

Fri, 2017-09-22 09:26

HeritageDaily

First large-scale ancient DNA study helps reconstruct African population structure
HeritageDaily
Although ancient-DNA research has revealed insights into the population histories of many areas of the world, delving into the deep ancestry of African groups was not possible until recently because genetic material degrades too rapidly in warm, humid ...

Animal trophy hunting documentary misses the mark - Albany Times Union

Thu, 2017-09-21 22:48

Animal trophy hunting documentary misses the mark
Albany Times Union
To appease the public, the trophy hunting industry claims that without it there would be no money in Africa for conservation. In the movie, well-heeled American trophy hunters are the unsung heroes whose money is helping to save Africa's magnificent ...

These female marine scientists have a message for girls: Sharks aren't just for boys - PRI

Thu, 2017-09-21 19:55

PRI

These female marine scientists have a message for girls: Sharks aren't just for boys
PRI
It was her trip to South Africa and cage diving experience with great white sharks that really piqued her interest in the species. "I think people ... "For me, that first moment of being underwater with a shark and just watching its movement, its grace ...

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Scientists and farmers work together to wipe out African lovegrass - Phys.Org

Thu, 2017-09-21 11:40

Phys.Org

Scientists and farmers work together to wipe out African lovegrass
Phys.Org
A partnership between QUT, the NSW Government and farmers could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African lovegrass which is ...

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IBM, MTN Deploy IoT Technology to Save Africa's Rhinos - THISDAY Newspapers

Thu, 2017-09-21 02:11

THISDAY Newspapers

IBM, MTN Deploy IoT Technology to Save Africa's Rhinos
THISDAY Newspapers
Ahead of World Rhino Day 2017 this week, IBM; MTN, a leading African telecommunications provider; Wageningen University (WU) in the Netherlands and Prodapt, have announced that they are harnessing IBM Internet of Things (IoT) technology as part of ...

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Africa called on to embrace plant genetic varieties to boost food security - Xinhua

Wed, 2017-09-20 14:43

Africa called on to embrace plant genetic varieties to boost food security
Xinhua
20 (Xinhua) -- African economies should take the lead in embracing crop genetic varieties in a bid to enhance food security and sustainable agriculture, experts said Wednesday. They made the call during the African Union regional forum on the ...

Project backs sustainable African aquaculture - TheFishSite.com

Wed, 2017-09-20 12:58

Project backs sustainable African aquaculture
TheFishSite.com
“Recent years have seen increased growth in aquaculture but the full potential is yet to be realized,” Michael Phillips, Director of Science and Aquaculture, WorldFish and Program Director FISH, explains. “A continent-wide agreement on ways forward ...

How biomolecules from deep time can help to reconstruct the tree of life - The Guardian

Wed, 2017-09-20 12:34

The Guardian

How biomolecules from deep time can help to reconstruct the tree of life
The Guardian
Vivi Vajda and colleagues used this exceptional resilience of fossil leaf cuticle to address a big question in plant evolution: how do all the different seed plants known from the Mesozoic Era relate to each other? They used Fourier transform infrared ...

Mapping 'Where the Animals Go' Amid Human Disruption - CityLab - CityLab

Wed, 2017-09-20 11:14

Mapping 'Where the Animals Go' Amid Human Disruption - CityLab
CityLab
A new book maps how animals navigate a world heavily altered by urban development and climate change.

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