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Kendall Jones big-game hunting furor: Is it sexist? - CBC.ca

Sun, 2014-07-06 09:04

CBC.ca

Kendall Jones big-game hunting furor: Is it sexist?
CBC.ca
The 19-year-old Texas Tech student posted photos of herself last month flashing a megawatt grin and posing with the bodies of animals she shot in South Africa, including the so-called Big Five game in Africa — lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and ...

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Politics - the Trouble With Zimbabwe - The Herald

Sat, 2014-07-05 08:56

Politics - the Trouble With Zimbabwe
The Herald
His heart, we are further told, was removed from his body for burial under a mpundu (some say mvula) tree, again at the same place on the continent. That occurrence invests the matter with even greater symbolism, does it not? Susi and Chuma ...

When Scientists Experiment on Themselves: H. pylori and Ulcers - Scientific American (blog)

Sat, 2014-07-05 07:13

Scientific American (blog)

When Scientists Experiment on Themselves: H. pylori and Ulcers
Scientific American (blog)
In the summer of 1984, the Australian scientist Neil Noakes took some bacteria from a petri dish, mixed them with lukewarm beef extract – the normal nutrient solution for bacteria in the lab – and filled a little more than one cup into a beaker ...

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How evolving traits helped humans survive unstable world - CBS News

Sat, 2014-07-05 05:32

HeritageDaily

How evolving traits helped humans survive unstable world
CBS News
Scientists have long suggested that human evolution was linked to the onset of global cooling and the spread of a stable or progressively arid savanna grasslands in Africa. However, recent studies hint that early ... In the meantime, to learn more ...
Ability to Adapt Gave Early Humans the Edge Over Other HomininsSmithsonian
Dance Of Human Evolution Was Herky-Jerky, Fossils SuggestGPB
Smithsonian scientist and collaborators revise timeline of human originsHeritageDaily
Science 2.0 -National Geographic
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Do Animals Need a UN Ambassador? - Huffington Post (blog)

Fri, 2014-07-04 19:41

Do Animals Need a UN Ambassador?
Huffington Post (blog)
Elephants are killed in Africa solely for their tusks to be fashioned in Asia presumably as adornments for empty human lives. Whales continue to be hunted in the name of science and tradition, somehow neither rationalization worthy of the cost. The ...

The Science of Turning Plants Into Booze - Mother Jones

Fri, 2014-07-04 10:08

Mother Jones

The Science of Turning Plants Into Booze
Mother Jones
Author of the New York Times bestselling book The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create The World's Great Drinks, she's a master of the wild diversity of ways in which, since time immemorial, human civilizations (virtually all of them) have created ...

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Climate Swings Drove Patchwork-Like Human Evolution, Study Says - National Geographic

Thu, 2014-07-03 19:06

National Geographic

Climate Swings Drove Patchwork-Like Human Evolution, Study Says
National Geographic
Scientists have long thought that as forests retreated and savannas expanded in East Africa more than two million years ago, our apelike ancestors adapted to a more terrestrial lifestyle, including a dedicated bipedal gait that freed up the hands for ...
A Revised Timeline Of Human Origins?Science 2.0
Human Evolution Rewritten: We owe our existence to our ancestor's flexible ...Smithsonian Science
How Evolving Traits Helped Humans Survive Unstable WorldLiveScience.com
Newswise (press release)
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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
Your Houston News -USA TODAY -Stuff.co.nz
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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
USA TODAY
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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
Auto World News -Maine News
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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
South Africa: Science and Technology Splurges Over R1 Million On Pot Plants. tweet. share. Google+. email. more. press release. The Department of Science and Technology has spent R1 074 429 on "the maintenance of indoor plants" within the past five ...

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