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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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Agriculture briefs - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sun, 2014-10-12 07:02

Agriculture briefs
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
As well, the department awarded an additional $51.8 million in research grants through its Specialty Crop Research Initiative. Wenger speaks at Farm Bureau dinner. California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wenger will be the featured speaker Nov.

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Cave art and harpoon tips show African roots of our creative genius - The Guardian

Sat, 2014-10-11 20:32

The Guardian

Cave art and harpoon tips show African roots of our creative genius
The Guardian
It is an intriguing combination – startling sophistication mixed with deep antiquity – and it gives the blades considerable importance to science, says Brooks. ... But as the years have gone by, other scientists – working in the wake of the opening up ...

Research on giraffes suprisingly short - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sat, 2014-10-11 19:01

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Research on giraffes suprisingly short
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Now all that is changing fast, as a growing cadre of researchers seek to understand the spectacular biology and surprisingly complex behavior of what Fennessy calls a “gentle giant and the world's most graceful animal.” Scientists have lately ...

How Can Science Respond to Ebola Epidemics? Q&A With Dr. Jean Patterson - Huffington Post

Sat, 2014-10-11 00:03

How Can Science Respond to Ebola Epidemics? Q&A With Dr. Jean Patterson
Huffington Post
I recently had the chance to speak with Jean L. Patterson, Chair of Virology and Immunology at the Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Patterson holds a Ph.D. from the ... How does the current situation in West Africa impact ...

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As Ebola rages, the case for prohibiting travel from West Africa - Boston Globe

Fri, 2014-10-10 22:03

Boston Globe

As Ebola rages, the case for prohibiting travel from West Africa
Boston Globe
In 2006 he coauthored a paper with Erik Rauch, a computer scientist at MIT, called “Long-range interactions and evolutionary stability in a predator-prey system.” The title is a mouthful, but the paper's implications for the current Ebola outbreak are ...
Some Ebola experts worry virus may spread more easily than assumedLos Angeles Times
Patient Zero believed to be sole source of Ebola outbreakDallas Morning News
The Threat of Ebola and Russia's ResponseAllAfrica.com
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Ebola, the African Union and Bioeconomic Warfare - CounterPunch

Fri, 2014-10-10 09:40

Huffington Post

Ebola, the African Union and Bioeconomic Warfare
CounterPunch
Despite the UN convention, the explosion of scientific research on genetically modified organisms gave a boost to the research being carried out by both military and civilian agencies that were chasing profits from developing dual use pathogens ...
Ebola: Cutting-Edge Science Offers Hope for Containing the Most Severe Acute ...Huffington Post
Q&A: Frequently asked questions about the Ebola virusBellingham Herald
Should we be worried about Ebola becoming airborne?Raw Story

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Spain, Amid Protests, Destroys Dog of Ebola-Infected Nurse - New York Times

Fri, 2014-10-10 01:01

New York Times

Spain, Amid Protests, Destroys Dog of Ebola-Infected Nurse
New York Times
MADRID — A dog named Excalibur who belonged to an Ebola-infected nurse was destroyed on Wednesday, even as protesters and animal rights activists surrounded the Madrid home of the nurse and her husband. An online petition calling for the dog's life ...
Madrid Will Kill Dog of Woman Infected With EbolaNBCNews.com
Ebola Virus Outbreak 2014: Top 5 Ebola Myths & US Cities with Confirmed ...Realty Today
Ebola, Outrage And The Killing Of A DogNPR (blog)
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Here's how cutting down West African trees made us vulnerable to Ebola - PRI

Thu, 2014-10-09 20:49

PRI

Here's how cutting down West African trees made us vulnerable to Ebola
PRI
Scientists say that more than six out of 10 infectious diseases in humans were transmitted from animals. And that transmission, or "disease spillover," gets worse the more humans alter the environment and disturb animal populations — like, say, when ...

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Artist's Animal Work Isn't Warm and Fuzzy—It Aims to Stop Wildlife Slaughter - National Geographic

Thu, 2014-10-09 19:58

National Geographic

Artist's Animal Work Isn't Warm and Fuzzy—It Aims to Stop Wildlife Slaughter
National Geographic
And as far-fetched as it may sound, scientists, professors, and leading wildlife groups are flocking to the 30-year-old artist because, after their fieldwork, research, and strategizing are done, Jay can do something they can't: translate the work into ...

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Deadly anthrax grass grows greener, tempting its zebra victims - Washington Post

Thu, 2014-10-09 15:54

The Columbian

Deadly anthrax grass grows greener, tempting its zebra victims
Washington Post
A zebra in Africa might run from predators, such as lions, but it will happily run toward the deadly anthrax bacterium. According to a study published last week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, zebras are actually more ...
Anthrax study: Lush grass around corpses may prove to be a fatal attractionHorsetalk

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35000 year-old Indonesian cave paintings suggest art came out of Africa - The Guardian

Thu, 2014-10-09 08:18

The Guardian

35000 year-old Indonesian cave paintings suggest art came out of Africa
The Guardian
The rock art was originally discovered in caves on the island of Sulawesi in the 1950s, but dismissed as younger than 10,000 years old because scientists thought older paintings could not possibly survive in a tropical climate. But fresh analysis of ...
Indonesian Cave Paintings As Old As Europe's Ancient ArtNPR
Scientists say Indonesia cave drawings the same age as those in EuropeFox News
Indonesian Cave Paintings May Be Among World's Oldest ArtHistory
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Can Dogs (And Other Animals) Get Ebola? - TIME

Wed, 2014-10-08 23:19

TIME

Can Dogs (And Other Animals) Get Ebola?
TIME
That's at the heart of a controversial move by Spanish health authorities, who have obtained a court order to euthanize the dog belonging to a nurse who contracted the Ebola virus in Madrid, saying that available scientific knowledge suggests dogs can ...
Tracking Ebola threat from Africa to TexasMinneapolis Star Tribune
Some Ebola experts worry virus may spread more easily than assumedLos Angeles Times
As Ebola rages, the case for prohibiting travel from West AfricaBoston Globe
BizNews -AllAfrica.com -WISC Madison
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US Ebola patient dies; airport screening expanded - STLtoday.com

Wed, 2014-10-08 23:15

US Ebola patient dies; airport screening expanded
STLtoday.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday despite intense but delayed treatment, and the government announced it was expanding airport examinations to guard against the spread of the deadly disease.

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Ancient “Oddball” Mammal Reshuffles Family Tree? - NatGeo News Watch (blog)

Wed, 2014-10-08 19:08

NatGeo News Watch (blog)

Ancient “Oddball” Mammal Reshuffles Family Tree?
NatGeo News Watch (blog)
But that knowledge was based on a scarce, incomplete fossil record of Anthracobunids, four-foot (meter-long) beasts that resembled hornless rhinos with flat foreheads, long snouts, and golf ball-size eyes, according to the research, published October 8 ...
UW Researcher Contributes to Large Mammal Bone Discovery of Extinct Animal ...University of Wyoming News
Experts identify descendant of the horse that roamed India 48m years agoDaily Mail
Mysterious new prehistoric beast finally fits into the mammal family treeIrish Examiner
Eureka! Science News
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Scientists identify world's oldest rock art - USA TODAY

Wed, 2014-10-08 18:41

USA TODAY

Scientists identify world's oldest rock art
USA TODAY
The hand stencil dates to at least 39,900 years ago, and nearby animal figures are of nearly the same age — a finding with major implications for understanding how and where humans developed elaborate art. Until now, researchers had credited humans in ...
Cave Paintings in Indonesia Redraw Picture of Earliest ArtNational Geographic
Scientists say Indonesia cave drawings the same age as those in EuropeFox News
Indonesian Cave Paintings As Old As Europe's Ancient ArtNPR
Scientific American (blog) -CBC.ca
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