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ANALYSIS-Africa set to switch on gas-to-power potential - Reuters

Thu, 2014-10-16 11:11

The Africa Report

ANALYSIS-Africa set to switch on gas-to-power potential
Reuters
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Africa's under used gas reserves, either exported or burnt away into the sky, are set to play a big role in stemming the continent's crippling electricity void, a shift that should boost economies and small-cap energy ...
Africa set to switch on gas-to-power potentialThe Africa Report

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2 Ebola outbreaks in Africa have different sources - Salon

Wed, 2014-10-15 22:53

Salon

2 Ebola outbreaks in Africa have different sources
Salon
2 Ebola outbreaks in Africa have different sources FILE - This undated file image made available by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows the Ebola virus. In a second, smaller Ebola outbreak, at least 69 people, including eight health workers ...
Congo Ebola different from W. Africa virusSBS

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2 Ebola Outbreaks in Africa Have Different Sources - ABC News

Wed, 2014-10-15 22:46

ABC News

2 Ebola Outbreaks in Africa Have Different Sources
ABC News
A second, smaller Ebola outbreak has been going on in Africa, and a new study shows it has a different source in nature than the massive epidemic raging now in the western part of the continent. The outbreak that began in July in the Democratic ...

Ask Well: Can Pets Get Ebola? - New York Times (blog)

Wed, 2014-10-15 17:35

Sci-Tech Today

Ask Well: Can Pets Get Ebola?
New York Times (blog)
Ebola is found in some hunted African animals, including forest antelopes and rodents. Pigs, guinea pigs ... The most likely explanation, the scientists said, was that the dogs were infected with the virus from meat scraps and from licking human vomit ...
Ebola: can dogs catch and transmit the virus to humans?The Week UK
Ebola Pet Threat? No Evidence Dogs, Cats Are CarriersSci-Tech Today
Animal experts: Pets at low risk of contracting EbolaKLTV

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Trio of Huge Crocs Ruled Europe's Jurassic Waters - Discovery News

Wed, 2014-10-15 16:17

Discovery News

Trio of Huge Crocs Ruled Europe's Jurassic Waters
Discovery News
Although species evolve as they find their niche and adapt to new opportunities, some animals have remained relatively unchanged over the course of history. ... Homo sapiens emerged out of Africa a mere 200,000 years ago. Many living fossils are ...

Scientists look to mine metals from plants - Fox News

Wed, 2014-10-15 14:20

Fox News

Scientists look to mine metals from plants
Fox News
“We have identified a whole lot of new species which could be used for phytomining which weren't previously known to science,” said Dr. Peter Erskine, one of the researchers working to make the process suitable for conventional mining companies. So far ...

Borel Fellows - UD Daily

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:37

UD Daily

Borel Fellows
UD Daily
The hope is to find candidates working in administrative agriculture at an agricultural university or another entity such as the Cooperative Groups for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Center, a consortium of centers around the world focused ...

Veterinarians Without Borders aims to help animals globally - Iowa State Daily

Wed, 2014-10-15 05:06

Iowa State Daily

Veterinarians Without Borders aims to help animals globally
Iowa State Daily
From left to right, Neil Vezeau, junior in animal science, Emily Schwake, sophomore in animal science, Elizabeth Bartlett, freshman in animal ecology, Macenzie Johnson, sophomore in animal science and Chelsea Pilipiszyn, freshman in animal science, are ...

Analysis: Animal welfare and environmental protection go together - Daily Maverick

Tue, 2014-10-14 21:58

Daily Maverick

Analysis: Animal welfare and environmental protection go together
Daily Maverick
Its concern emerges from the fact that its powers are sourced in the Biodiversity Act. The Act empowers the DEA to issue norms and standards for the “management and conservation of South Africa's biological diversity and its components”. The DEA ...

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Long Quest for Ebola Vaccine Slowed by Science, Ethics, Politics - National Geographic

Tue, 2014-10-14 20:46

National Geographic

Long Quest for Ebola Vaccine Slowed by Science, Ethics, Politics
National Geographic
But now the Ebola virus is exploding in West Africa, and its reach is moving well beyond there—to Europe and the United States. It has infected at least 2,400 people in West Africa during the past three weeks alone, and more than 4,000 deaths there ...
Made in Canada Ebola Vaccine Begins Human Clinical Trials, Results Expected ...International Business Times AU
Ebola Virus Vaccine 2014: Development & Research News Update - Close to a ...Realty Today
Human testing starts on Canada's Ebola vaccineCCTV
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News Brief: First cases of Ebola acquired outside Africa - Science News for Students

Tue, 2014-10-14 17:27

Science News for Students

News Brief: First cases of Ebola acquired outside Africa
Science News for Students
Health workers have become the first two people to become infected with Ebola outside of Africa, official health agencies report. The first case ... The infection spreads from person to person (or animal to some person) through contact with infected ...
German scientists warn Ebola outbreak is not following past patternsConsumerAffairs
Ebola: The BasicsHeritage.org
Academies call for consequences from the Ebola virus epidemicEurekAlert (press release)
Dallas Morning News -Washington Post (blog) -The Week UK
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Scientists Rein In Fears of Ebola, a Virus Whose Mysteries Tend to Invite ... - New York Times

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:14

New York Times

Scientists Rein In Fears of Ebola, a Virus Whose Mysteries Tend to Invite ...
New York Times
The Ebola viruses buffeting West Africa today are not fundamentally different from those in previous outbreaks, they say. And it is ... “I understand why people get nervous about this, but as scientists we need to be very careful we don't scaremonger ...
Should we be worried about ebola becoming airborne?HealthCanal.com
Ebola Author Says Outbreak Is 'Part of a Pattern' of Emerging, Deadly DiseasesMashable

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China Military-Linked Firm Eyes Quick Approval Of Drug To Cure Ebola - Business Insider

Tue, 2014-10-14 11:34

Business Insider

China Military-Linked Firm Eyes Quick Approval Of Drug To Cure Ebola
Business Insider
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese drugmaker with close military ties is seeking fast-track approval for a drug that it says can cure Ebola, as China joins the race to help treat a deadly outbreak of a disease that has spread from Africa to the United ...
China company says its Ebola drug could get early approvalThe Japan Times
Chinese firm pushes Ebola drug it says can cure deadly virusSouth China Morning Post (subscription)

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Can pets get or spread Ebola? - fox6now.com

Tue, 2014-10-14 11:20

fox6now.com

Can pets get or spread Ebola?
fox6now.com
Focusing on the cases of two dogs can seem trivial compared to the 4,000 people in West Africa who have died from Ebola this year. But CNN's ... “At this time, there have been no reports of dogs or cats becoming sick with Ebola or of being able to ...

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Could insects be the wonder food of the future? - BBC News

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:50

BBC News

Could insects be the wonder food of the future?
BBC News
My hosts are Ben Reade and Josh Evans from the Nordic Food Lab, a non-profit culinary research institute. Reade and Evans lead the lab's 'insect deliciousness' project, a three-year effort to turn insects – the creepy crawlies that most of us squash ...

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FEATURE: UN biodiversity pact seeks to ensure fair, transparent use of world's ... - UN News Centre

Mon, 2014-10-13 15:51

UN News Centre

FEATURE: UN biodiversity pact seeks to ensure fair, transparent use of world's ...
UN News Centre
By establishing this framework, the Protocol, which falls under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), seeks to ensure that genetic resources are not used without the prior consent of the countries that provide them, and that the ...

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The US, South Africa and Australia are turning wastewater into drinking water - The Guardian

Mon, 2014-10-13 13:22

The Guardian

The US, South Africa and Australia are turning wastewater into drinking water
The Guardian
Conventional sewage treatment plants are designed to clean this water to a degree that can be discharged to rivers or the ocean without major environmental or public health impacts. In many parts of the word, sufficient ... This has been accompanied by ...

Regional Strategy to Control of African Swine Fever in Africa - ThePigSite.com

Mon, 2014-10-13 08:50

ThePigSite.com

Regional Strategy to Control of African Swine Fever in Africa
ThePigSite.com
The African Union's Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), the FAO and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have been collaborating since March 2013 to implement a regional strategy to control ASF in infected countries and ...

Research doesn't rule out transmission by floating droplets - Dallas Morning News

Mon, 2014-10-13 04:22

Dallas Morning News

Research doesn't rule out transmission by floating droplets
Dallas Morning News
It doesn't include details, possibilities or nuances from research. By SUE ... Furthering possible confusion, studies have shown that lab animals can pass the virus to each other even though the animals can't touch each other. With two patients ...
Health care worker catches Ebola from man who diedSacramento Bee
Dallas health worker tests positive for EbolaMid Columbia Tri City Herald

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Before Columbus: How Africans Brought Civilization to America - Center for Research on Globalization

Sun, 2014-10-12 15:23

Center for Research on Globalization

Before Columbus: How Africans Brought Civilization to America
Center for Research on Globalization
Global Research, October 12, 2014 ... In 1920, a renowned American historian and linguist, Leo Weiner of Harvard University, in his book, Africa and the discovery of America, explained how Columbus noted in his journal that Native Americans had ...

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