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Vets issue advice on pets that may have Ebola - CT Post

Wed, 2014-11-12 17:17

CT Post

Vets issue advice on pets that may have Ebola
CT Post
Scientists believe Ebola can be transmitted to people through infected animals, and the first human infections in Africa are believed to have come through contact with fruit bats, apes or monkeys. The CDC says there have been no reports of dogs or cats ...

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November 12: Africa's Largest Reverse-Osmosis Seawater Desalination Plant ... - Circle of Blue WaterNews

Wed, 2014-11-12 11:06

November 12: Africa's Largest Reverse-Osmosis Seawater Desalination Plant ...
Circle of Blue WaterNews
Scientists are blaming sick villagers in India on factory and tannery waste, and one South African scientist is blaming climate change on plastic water bottles (among other things). Finally, Kenyans who don't have enough water to grow animals are going ...

UL scientist studies evolution of 'electric organs' - The Daily Advertiser

Tue, 2014-11-11 23:44

The Daily Advertiser

UL scientist studies evolution of 'electric organs'
The Daily Advertiser
Albert is an ichthyologist, or a scientist who studies fishes—their anatomy, evolution, behavior, genetics, and, during a 10-year research project, their potential for medical advances. His favorites, and the ones he has studied the most, are electric ...

China Is Testing An Unproven Malaria Drug On An Entire African Nation - io9

Tue, 2014-11-11 19:26

io9

China Is Testing An Unproven Malaria Drug On An Entire African Nation
io9
But as CBS News reports, a team of Chinese scientists, in partnership with the Comoran government, have apparently wiped the disease off the islands with a new, Chinese-made drug called Artequick. The unproven drug was given to everyone on the ... For ...

Ethanol Scheme to Clean Air in Billions of Kitchens Goes Up in Smoke - Scientific American

Tue, 2014-11-11 15:02

Ethanol Scheme to Clean Air in Billions of Kitchens Goes Up in Smoke
Scientific American
Novozymes hoped to bring an entire bio-based economy to the southeast African nation, starting with improved crop rotations that would allow farmers to grow excess cassava. The cassava in turn would be fed to a ... "The convenience and speed and time ...

Six UK Partners Fund Project to Combat Worldwide Animal Diseases - ThePoultrySite.com

Tue, 2014-11-11 11:29

ThePoultrySite.com

Six UK Partners Fund Project to Combat Worldwide Animal Diseases
ThePoultrySite.com
Over the next five years the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) programme will fund 11 projects in developing countries in Africa, south Asia and south east Asia, bringing together expertise from the human and animal health sectors. ... is ...

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Wild cats were tamed with strokes and treats, genetic analysis suggests - The Guardian

Mon, 2014-11-10 20:00

The Guardian

Wild cats were tamed with strokes and treats, genetic analysis suggests
The Guardian
Cat owners will recognise the purr of pleasure from their pets when they are tickled behind the ears, but a new analysis comparing the domestic cat's genome with that of its wild relatives suggests this may also have been key to taming the animals in ...

South Africa Conservationists Say Saving Rhinos Is Complex Problem - Voice of America

Mon, 2014-11-10 17:33

Voice of America

South Africa Conservationists Say Saving Rhinos Is Complex Problem
Voice of America
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA—. South Africa's rhino population is facing a veritable massacre from poachers, who sell the prized rhino horn to the Asian market for staggering prices. About 980 rhinos are already dead this year, and the nation is trying ...

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Dinosaur, mammal and crocodile-like creature formed Cretaceous gang: Track ... - Tech Times

Mon, 2014-11-10 12:39

Tech Times

Dinosaur, mammal and crocodile-like creature formed Cretaceous gang: Track ...
Tech Times
Vladimir Pervov, a Russian geologist from the Sociedade Mineira de Catoca, first spotted these ancient animal tracks in December 2010 and contacted scientists from the PaleoAngola Project, a program that investigates vertebrate paleontology in Angola ...
What happens when a dinosaur, a crocodile, and a mammal go for a drink of ...Christian Science Monitor
One of the largest diamond mines in Africa holds tracks of ancient animalsCharlotte Observer
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The world is on course to lose half of its animals by the end of the century - The i100

Mon, 2014-11-10 12:20

The world is on course to lose half of its animals by the end of the century
The i100
Humans are turning the world into a “lonely planet” depleted of its rich biodiversity, and there could soon come a point when the mass extinction of species turns into an irreversible spiral of decline, according to a leading ecologist. Professor Ed ...

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Ebola given to over 250 mice and monkeys at Porton Down weapons research ... - Daily Mail

Mon, 2014-11-10 09:12

Daily Mail

Ebola given to over 250 mice and monkeys at Porton Down weapons research ...
Daily Mail
Stocks of Ebola are kept at MoD's research centre at Porton Down, Wiltshire, a highly secretive location where work has long been done on chemical and biological weapons. Revealing the scale of the Ebola research, officials told The Sun that all the ...

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One of the largest diamond mines in Africa holds tracks of ancient animals - News & Observer

Mon, 2014-11-10 02:45

News & Observer

One of the largest diamond mines in Africa holds tracks of ancient animals
News & Observer
More than a half-century after claims were dismissed that a new frog species existed in New York and New Jersey, a team of scientists led by Rutgers University researcher Jeremy Feinberg has proved that it is living in wetlands on the Interstate 95 ...

Ethiopia, South Africa Sign Cooperation Agreement for Science and Technology - AllAfrica.com

Sun, 2014-11-09 15:22

Ethiopia, South Africa Sign Cooperation Agreement for Science and Technology
AllAfrica.com
The agreement which allows for cooperation in poverty reduction, agriculture, animal and plant research, health research and training, she said, would also contribute to the success of the agricultural-led industrial policy of Ethiopia. In addition ...

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Years of tracking giant snails costs Florida taxpayers millions - MiamiHerald.com

Sun, 2014-11-09 14:39

MiamiHerald.com

Years of tracking giant snails costs Florida taxpayers millions
MiamiHerald.com
The aptly-named snails can grow to be more than six inches long. Wherever they go they leave a trail of smelly excrement. They eat 500 kinds of plants. They produce up to 500 eggs two or three times a year, and because they're hermaphrodites they don't ...

One of the largest diamond mines in Africa holds tracks of ancient animals - Charlotte Observer

Sun, 2014-11-09 06:17

Chinatopix

One of the largest diamond mines in Africa holds tracks of ancient animals
Charlotte Observer
More than a half-century after claims were dismissed that a new frog species existed in New York and New Jersey, a team of scientists led by Rutgers University researcher Jeremy Feinberg has proved that it is living in wetlands on the Interstate 95 ...
What happens when a dinosaur, a crocodile, and a mammal go for a drink of ...Christian Science Monitor
Remarkable Dinosaur Tracks Found in African Diamond MineChinatopix
Dinosaur-Era Footprints Found In Angola Cave Include 'Exceptionally Large ...International Business Times
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Scientists step up work to find and contain 'the Ebolas of the future' - Ames Tribune

Sun, 2014-11-09 06:13

Scientists step up work to find and contain 'the Ebolas of the future'
Ames Tribune
In just the past few months, Dallas has confronted its first cases of Ebola, of the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya and of the respiratory disease enterovirus D68. Many other threats, such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and new strains of the flu ...

How Lucy changed science - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sat, 2014-11-08 20:05

Minneapolis Star Tribune

How Lucy changed science
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A: She shifted, very dramatically, anthropologists' view of where we obtained our human features. She showed us it happened in Eastern Africa, and more specifically in the Afar region of Ethiopia where she was found. She also allowed us to say ...

25 years after Reston, Va., U.S. is prepared for Ebola, Kansas experts say - Kansas.com

Sat, 2014-11-08 17:13

Kansas.com

25 years after Reston, Va., U.S. is prepared for Ebola, Kansas experts say
Kansas.com
The Jaaxes were part of a military team that led the response in Reston, Va., when a primate facility that shipped animals to laboratories across the U.S. for research found its macaques were dying in large numbers. The animals, which had ... At the ...

Five-million-year-old poison snake found - USA TODAY

Sat, 2014-11-08 13:03

Five-million-year-old poison snake found
USA TODAY
Scientists have found a partial fossil of what may be the world's largest venomous snake. ... He christened the massive animal Laophis crotaloides, and which can be translated to something like "the rattlesnake-like snake of the people" - or, the ...

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What happens when a dinosaur, a crocodile, and a mammal go for a drink of ... - Christian Science Monitor

Fri, 2014-11-07 21:37

Nature World News

What happens when a dinosaur, a crocodile, and a mammal go for a drink of ...
Christian Science Monitor
"Incredibly, the society of Catoca stopped all activity in that sector of the mine," Marzola told Live Science. "[They] renounced potential income from their own mine just to promote science — to promote vertebrate paleontology in Angola and in Africa.".
Dinosaur-Era Footprints Found In Angola Cave Include 'Exceptionally Large ...International Business Times
Dino Footprints Found Amongst Diamonds in Angola MineNature World News
118-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur, Mammal Tracks Discovered in Diamond Mine in ...Sci-News.com

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