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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 ...

Many Americans' Ebola fears don't match reality, survey finds - CBS News

Sat, 2014-08-23 12:17

Science News for Students

Many Americans' Ebola fears don't match reality, survey finds
CBS News
Many Americans know little about how Ebola is transmitted and harbor unfounded fears about the possibility of an outbreak in the United States, a new survey shows. About four in 10 adults said they are worried that there will be a major Ebola outbreak ...
Explainer: What is Ebola?Science News for Students
Hunting Down Ebola's Origins: Too Little Too Late?Nature World News
China raises precaution against EbolaGlobalPost
One Green Planet -The FINANCIAL
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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Bird That Builds Nests So Huge They Pull ... - Wired

Fri, 2014-08-22 17:30

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Bird That Builds Nests So Huge They Pull ...
Wired
Calling the semi-arid plains of Namibia and South Africa its home, social weavers make use of several different materials, building the nest by weaving in twig after twig. Then they line the insides of the chambers with luxurious grass and feathers and ...

Zoo Design Envisions Habitats Without Human Interference - NBCNews.com

Fri, 2014-08-22 14:57

NBCNews.com

Zoo Design Envisions Habitats Without Human Interference
NBCNews.com
Zoos have traditionally been built a certain way: Animals on the inside, humans on the outside, peering in. This separation is good in theory—humans and animals need to be protected from one another—but terrible in practice, as animals end up ...

Where Have All The Elephants Gone? - FiveThirtyEight (blog)

Fri, 2014-08-22 11:53

The Independent

Where Have All The Elephants Gone?
FiveThirtyEight (blog)
Until about five years ago, conservationists considered the African elephant a success story. New trade laws that helped reduce the once-booming international demand for ivory, awareness campaigns, and better monitoring and protection for elephants had ...
African elephant slaughter nears tipping point toward extinctionLos Angeles Times
Can the Chinese help save Africa's elephants?The Japan Times
Can China help save Africa's elephants? There may be a wayChicago Tribune
The Korea Herald
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Burden of Proof - Vox

Fri, 2014-08-22 11:24

Burden of Proof
Vox
Back then, in 1976, the scientific community knew nothing about the hemorrhagic fever. Blood containing the mystery virus was innocently sent in a blue thermos to Belgium, where Flemish scientists figured out they were unwittingly handling a violently ...

The troubling world of Koko the gorilla and the decline of ape language research - National Post

Thu, 2014-08-21 18:30

National Post

The troubling world of Koko the gorilla and the decline of ape language research
National Post
Animals perceive the emotions of the humans around them, and the anecdotes in the release could easily be evidence that Koko was responding to the sadness she sensed in her human caregivers. But conceding that the scientific jury is still out on ...

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Africa Will Add More Renewable Energy In 2014 Than In The Last 14 Years ... - ThinkProgress

Thu, 2014-08-21 16:13

ThinkProgress

Africa Will Add More Renewable Energy In 2014 Than In The Last 14 Years ...
ThinkProgress
Sub-Saharan Africa will add more renewable energy projects in 2014 than it has in the last 14 years, according to research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance. As Bloomberg reports, Africa is expected to add about 1.8 gigawatts of renewable energy ...
Africa to Add More Renewables in 2014 Than Past 14 YearsBloomberg

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This is how you get Ebola, as explained by science - PBS NewsHour

Thu, 2014-08-21 14:25

PBS NewsHour

This is how you get Ebola, as explained by science
PBS NewsHour
As of August 18, the Ebola virus had killed more than 1,350 people in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria, according to the latest numbers released by the World Health Organization. As the virus ... “Viruses ...

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The Strange World of Koko, Kanzi, and the Decline of Ape Language Research - Slate Magazine

Thu, 2014-08-21 04:54

Slate Magazine

The Strange World of Koko, Kanzi, and the Decline of Ape Language Research
Slate Magazine
Animals perceive the emotions of the humans around them, and the anecdotes in the release could easily be evidence that Koko was responding to the sadness she sensed in her human caregivers. But conceding that the scientific jury is still out on ...

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Busia County unveils dairy sector revival plan - Africa Science News Service

Thu, 2014-08-21 04:19

Busia County unveils dairy sector revival plan
Africa Science News Service
Speaking to Africa Science News (ASNS) in Busia, the County Director of Veterinary Services Dr. Joel Manyonge observed that the County has secured 2000 litres of liquid Nitrogen and a number of semen straws for Artificial Insemination (AI) at a cost of ...

Ebola Virus Believed to be Infecting Animals as Well - Design & Trend

Thu, 2014-08-21 03:09

Design & Trend

Ebola Virus Believed to be Infecting Animals as Well
Design & Trend
(Photo : Getty Images) The deadly Ebola virus that is spreading across West Africa is believed to have originated in small and unassuming animals. Researchers have found a number of hosts to the virus in the animal kingdom, and just as it is an ...
UK, Wellcome Charity Pledge $10M for Emergency Ebola ResearchVoice of America
Experimental Ebola drugs needed for "up to 30000 people"Yahoo News
Ebola crisis: This is why '75 per cent' of victims are womenIrish Independent
IRINnews.org -Science News
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Tuberculosis Is Newer Than Thought, Study Says - New York Times

Wed, 2014-08-20 23:51

TheHealthSite

Tuberculosis Is Newer Than Thought, Study Says
New York Times
The disease originated less than 6,000 years ago in Africa, they say, and took a surprising route to reach the New World: It was carried across the Atlantic by seals. The new ... Others have argued that the disease is far older, having evolved about 70 ...
Study dates origin of tuberculosisBoston Globe
Revealed - Tuberculosis spread to humans through sealsTheHealthSite
Seals carried tuberculosis across the Atlantic, gave it to humansArs Technica
Telegraph.co.uk -NPR (blog) -Nature World News
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CV grad travels to South Africa for animal conservation program - Glendale News Press

Wed, 2014-08-20 22:24

CV grad travels to South Africa for animal conservation program
Glendale News Press
On the verge of beginning her college career, 18-year-old Sophia Han recently returned from South Africa, where she worked alongside scientists whose mission is to protect leopards, monkeys and other wildlife in the Soutpansberg Mountains. Han was ...

Protecting produce: ten African countries get biosecurity investment - The Guardian

Wed, 2014-08-20 15:21

The Guardian

Protecting produce: ten African countries get biosecurity investment
The Guardian
"Agricultural performance is therefore key to growth and poverty reduction in Africa," says Michael Robinson, chief executive of the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre. "But pests and diseases are the single biggest threat to the quality and ...

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Poached Toward Extinction? - Scientist (blog)

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:37

BBC News

Poached Toward Extinction?
Scientist (blog)
WIKIMEDIA, IKIWANERThe illegal trade of elephant tusks out of Africa could one day lead to the animals' ultimate demise, Colorado State University's George Wittemyer and his colleagues warned this week (August 19) in PNAS. Poaching of tens of ...
Elephant poaching deaths reach tipping point in AfricaBBC News
Poaching could drive elephants to extinction in decadesSalon
Poachers Killed More Than 100000 Elephants in 3 YearsMyArkLaMiss
Huffington Post Canada -Discovery News
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Russian Scientists to Deploy Laboratory in Africa to Fight Ebola Virus - RIA Novosti

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:01

Russian Scientists to Deploy Laboratory in Africa to Fight Ebola Virus
RIA Novosti
PETERSBURG, August 20 (RIA Novosti) – A group of Russian virologists will go to the Republic of Guinea in a week to organize a Ebola virus research laboratory, immunology and virology laboratory head at St. Petersburg's Pasteur Scientific Research ...

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