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Thu, 2014-11-13 18:57

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In the cool, early morning light, the hippos are at peace. Just the tops of their massive heads are above the water, mist streaming from their nostrils as they exhale. One rests its chin on a rock. Another wiggles its ears and then gently submerges ...

Experimental Ebola Treatment Trials to Begin in West Africa Next Month - Newsweek

Thu, 2014-11-13 18:39

Newsweek

Experimental Ebola Treatment Trials to Begin in West Africa Next Month
Newsweek
Médecins Sans Frontières, the international humanitarian and medical aid organization, announced Thursday that it will host experimental treatment trials for Ebola patients at three of its treatment centers in West Africa beginning in December. A group ...
'Out of control': How the world reacted as Ebola spreadCNN
Liberia president to end Ebola state of emergencyWashington Post
Doctors Without Borders' Ebola Clinical Trials Will Begin Next Month In West ...Bustle
Christian Science Monitor -Stars and Stripes
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Largest Solar Power Plant in Africa Flips the Switch - Triple Pundit

Thu, 2014-11-13 11:03

Largest Solar Power Plant in Africa Flips the Switch
Triple Pundit
With seven of the world's fastest growing economies located in Africa, it should not be a surprise that the continent's energy demands will only surge in the coming decade. Hence plenty of opportunities exist for clean energy companies as investors ...

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Link Between Bats and Ebola Outlined In New Study - ValueWalk

Thu, 2014-11-13 01:04

ValueWalk

Link Between Bats and Ebola Outlined In New Study
ValueWalk
A study outlined in the “Proceeding of the Royal Society: Biology” has shed new light on the factors that go into an outbreak in Ebola. While scientists have long suggested that bats are the most likely carriers of Ebola and have surmised how Ebola ...
Ebola the Trade Killer?TIME

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Local among men looking to save our natural resources - Meadville Tribune

Wed, 2014-11-12 22:37

Local among men looking to save our natural resources
Meadville Tribune
They can be scientists, authors and politicians. Their war is ... Whatever he did, the trees came down at an astonishing rate. Even before the ... Would Americans enjoy seeing their country become another North Africa or the Middle East? He didn't ...

Fantastically Wrong: The Scientist Who Seriously Believed Criminals Were Part ... - Wired

Wed, 2014-11-12 19:14

Wired

Fantastically Wrong: The Scientist Who Seriously Believed Criminals Were Part ...
Wired
If you've been following this column, you've noticed that I while I'm admittedly a tad flippant and snarky, I try to make it clear that in science, being wrong is perfectly OK. ... Edmond Halley hypothesizing that our Earth was hollow, for instance ...

The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program: A Major Boost for ... - World Bank Group

Wed, 2014-11-12 17:38

The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program: A Major Boost for ...
World Bank Group
With the help of the West African Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP), over 175,000 Malian farmers have been able to revitalize their productivity through the planting of higher yielding rice varieties and more pest resistant tomatoes, the use of ...

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
Fossil Footprints Found In Angola Cave Include Mystery Mammal Alongside ...The Inquisitr
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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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