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Bushmen Painted Earliest Rock Art in Southern Africa 5000 Years Ago - Live Science

Fri, 2017-04-14 12:01

Live Science

Bushmen Painted Earliest Rock Art in Southern Africa 5000 Years Ago
Live Science
They may now be underwater, but the oldest rock art paintings in southern Africa are about 5,000 years old, far more ancient than previously realized, a new study finds. Researchers were able to grab fragments of the ancient artwork — which includes ...

[ April 14, 2017 ] '2 million households targeted for improved food security in 2017' Features - NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)

Fri, 2017-04-14 04:54

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)

[ April 14, 2017 ] '2 million households targeted for improved food security in 2017' Features
NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)
The Director, Research for Development, for IITA-West Africa, who also leads the Institute's work on Biotechnology and Crop Improvement, Dr Robert Asiedu, in his remarks at the conference, highlighted the various achievements of the institute with ...

RESEARCH: Study shows African ants rescue their wounded soldiers - Independent

Thu, 2017-04-13 14:39

Independent

RESEARCH: Study shows African ants rescue their wounded soldiers
Independent
Washington, United States | AFP | Africa's Matabele ants, fierce predators of termites, rescue their wounded soldiers and bring them back to the nest where they are “treated,” a new study showed Wednesday. This helping behavior for the injured is the ...
Huge discovery about ants stuns scientistsBABW News
Watch these ants rescue injured comrades from termite battlesScience Magazine
Insect Heroes? Ants Save Their Injured ComradesLive Science
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International research effort reveals major insights into spread of West African Ebola epidemic - News-Medical.net

Thu, 2017-04-13 03:33

News-Medical.net

International research effort reveals major insights into spread of West African Ebola epidemic
News-Medical.net
An international effort to analyze the entire database of Ebola virus genomes from the 2013-2016 West African epidemic reveals insights into factors that sped or slowed the rampage and calls for using real-time sequencing and data-sharing to contain ...

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What You Should Know When Planning a Honeymoon Safari - Brides.com

Wed, 2017-04-12 22:16

Brides.com

What You Should Know When Planning a Honeymoon Safari
Brides.com
Choose a location based on what you want to see or which animals are most important for you to view; while the “big five” can be found in several areas in Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, and South Africa, the concentration of each animal varies, so research ...

Out of Africa: Newfound Croc-Like Creature Is Dinosaur Relative - Live Science

Wed, 2017-04-12 18:32

Live Science

Out of Africa: Newfound Croc-Like Creature Is Dinosaur Relative
Live Science
"Even though we had been predicting that some kind of animal should occupy this part of the phylogenetic tree, until you find it you don't know what all of its features will look like," said lead study researcher Sterling Nesbitt, an assistant ...

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Rwanda Opens 1st Peat-Fired Power Plant in Africa - Face2face Africa - Face2Face Africa

Wed, 2017-04-12 14:07

Face2Face Africa

Rwanda Opens 1st Peat-Fired Power Plant in Africa - Face2face Africa
Face2Face Africa
Rwandans will soon enjoy more power from their national grid following the opening of a new peat-fired power plant which is the first of its kind in Africa.

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A consolidated market - EuroScientist

Wed, 2017-04-12 09:01

EuroScientist

A consolidated market
EuroScientist
Phil Howard, associate professor in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University and member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, has long been warning the research community and the international ...

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Domestic animals as sources of knowledge and social intelligence ... - NewsDay

Wed, 2017-04-12 03:01

NewsDay

Domestic animals as sources of knowledge and social intelligence ...
NewsDay
In African agrarian communities where livestock are part of people's livelihoods, farmers have forged symbiotic relationships with their cattle, goats, sheep, ...

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New model maps likelihood of ebola spillovers - Science Daily

Tue, 2017-04-11 14:01

New model maps likelihood of ebola spillovers
Science Daily
Ecologists at the University of Georgia have developed a model that maps the likelihood of Ebola virus "spillovers" -- when the virus jumps from its long-term host to humans or animals such as great apes -- across Africa on a month-by-month basis.

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Research Report and Overview on Farm Animal Drugs Market , 2016-2026 - Medgadget (blog)

Tue, 2017-04-11 13:23

Research Report and Overview on Farm Animal Drugs Market , 2016-2026
Medgadget (blog)
Veterinary Drugs, Vaccination, and Consumables are required for maintenance of hygiene and safety of farm animals. Pharmaceutical companies are focusing on the development of the drugs for farm animal health care in last decade due to increasing ...
2021 Global Veterinary diagnostics Market Analysis by Types, Products, Regions, AnimalsMilTech

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Africa: Rwanda Adds to Energy Mix With First Peat-Fired Power Plant - AllAfrica.com

Tue, 2017-04-11 12:02

AllAfrica.com

Africa: Rwanda Adds to Energy Mix With First Peat-Fired Power Plant
AllAfrica.com
The enhanced power that will come from the Gishoma and Gisagara peat-to-power plants is seen as an important part of the country's development provision. ... The park's website boasts of the presence of hundreds of species of trees and orchids within ...

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Explorers Enter Heart of Africa With Fat Bikes and Scuba Gear - National Geographic

Mon, 2017-04-10 19:22

National Geographic

Explorers Enter Heart of Africa With Fat Bikes and Scuba Gear
National Geographic
Sponsored by the National Geographic Society, the expeditions hope to catalogue the plants and animals in the unprotected Angolan highlands, with the ultimate goal securing better protections for the rich biodiversity and local people, many of whom ...

'This is amazing!' African elephants may transport seeds farther than any other land animal - Science Magazine

Mon, 2017-04-10 18:49

Science Magazine

'This is amazing!' African elephants may transport seeds farther than any other land animal
Science Magazine
... according to a study of elephant dung in South Africa. That's 30 times farther than savanna birds take seeds, and it indicates that elephants play a significant role in maintaining the genetic diversity of trees on the savanna. “The scale of ...

Pathogen hunters citizen scientists track plant diseases to save species - EconoTimes

Mon, 2017-04-10 13:42

EconoTimes

Pathogen hunters citizen scientists track plant diseases to save species
EconoTimes
Citizen science projects are opportunities to release our inner scientist to expand scientific literacy and knowledge. Cape Citizen Science believes that everyone has a little bit of scientist in them. ... Cape Citizen Science facilitates research ...

How 'human bees', biotechnologists and Gates Foundation are rescuing the African cassava staple - Genetic Literacy Project

Mon, 2017-04-10 12:04

Genetic Literacy Project

How 'human bees', biotechnologists and Gates Foundation are rescuing the African cassava staple
Genetic Literacy Project
It's estimated that $1.25 billion worth of cassava plants succumb to the viruses every year. It is the. African ... dream of farmers, scientists, and affected African governments to develop a variety that is resistant to both of these killer diseases ...

Microbes, New Weapon Against Agricultural Pests in Africa - Inter Press Service

Mon, 2017-04-10 11:25

Inter Press Service

Microbes, New Weapon Against Agricultural Pests in Africa
Inter Press Service
Africa is battling an outbreak of trans-boundary pests and diseases like the invasive South America fall armyworm (FAW), tomato leaf miner and the TR4 which have cost the agriculture sector millions of dollars in crop damage. ... a great potential in ...

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New primate discovered in Angola -- and it's already in danger - CNN

Mon, 2017-04-10 07:52

New primate discovered in Angola -- and it's already in danger
CNN
The size of a squirrel (around six inches long without the tail), the Angolan dwarf galago is a kind of bushbaby, a small primate family scattered all over sub-Saharan Africa. However, most ... Scientists at the Nocturnal Primate Research Group at ...

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Central Florida Zoo plans $85M renovation over 20 years - Orlando Sentinel

Sun, 2017-04-09 12:00

Central Florida Zoo plans $85M renovation over 20 years
Orlando Sentinel
Animal exhibits would be laid out in a “zoogeographic format” or within three areas — Asia, Americas and Africa — depending on an animal's native habitat. But officials said the zoo's primary focus over the next two decades will be to serve as a ...

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Kenyan Scientists Discover 20 Plants To Cure Cancer - Face2Face Africa

Thu, 2017-04-06 18:10

Face2Face Africa

Kenyan Scientists Discover 20 Plants To Cure Cancer
Face2Face Africa
The team, which is comprised of researchers from various local universities and officials from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), presented its findings Monday during the ongoing three-day annual scientific conference organized by the institute.