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Fossil Of World's Smallest Hedgehog Unearthed In Canada - Huffington Post

Thu, 2014-07-10 03:08

Nature World News

Fossil Of World's Smallest Hedgehog Unearthed In Canada
Huffington Post
Scientists on Tuesday described fossils from Canada of a hedgehog the size of a shrew about 2 inches (5 cm) long - that lived 52 million years ago in a rainforest in northern British Columbia during an especially warm time on Earth. ... "Driftwood ...
Adorable and ancient: fossil of tiniest hedgehog found in CanadaTech Times
Researchers Find Remains of Ancient Tiny Hedgehog Species in CanadaNature World News
Scientists Discover Remains of Tiny Hedgehog at North Face' Fossil siteYottaFire
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Facebook Officially Doesn't Approve of Dead Animals or Baby Butts - The Wire

Wed, 2014-07-09 20:44

The Wire

Facebook Officially Doesn't Approve of Dead Animals or Baby Butts
The Wire
Jones will star in an upcoming show about African hunting on the Sportsman Channel, but recently became the target of animals rights activists because of her animal trophy photos. Jones recently went on safari in Zimbabwe, where she ... On her Facebook ...

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The War on Organized Environmental Crime - Pacific Standard

Wed, 2014-07-09 18:58

The War on Organized Environmental Crime
Pacific Standard
The illegal trade in wildlife alone, with plants and animals taken from the wild and sold as pets, for food, for use in medicines, and as ornaments, could be worth as much as $23 billion every year. A staggering 20,000 to 25,000 elephants are killed by ...

Expedition to South Africa - Rhode Island College News

Wed, 2014-07-09 17:26

Expedition to South Africa
Rhode Island College News
They will join Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology John Silander of the University of Connecticut (UConn), as well as UConn graduate students and post-docs, in field research on plant evolutionary ecology. ... by a Dimensions of Biodiversity ...

Local developer proposes 225MW more utility-scale plants in South Africa - PV-Tech

Wed, 2014-07-09 11:37

Local developer proposes 225MW more utility-scale plants in South Africa
PV-Tech
The South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) posted on its website a draft scoping report prepared for Mulilo by the country's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The report details the biophysical, social and environmental ...

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Special Care for Surviving Modderfontein Farm Animals - AllAfrica.com

Wed, 2014-07-09 09:27

Special Care for Surviving Modderfontein Farm Animals
AllAfrica.com
On Tuesday, MEC Tlhape said veterinary scientists from her department will give the necessary support to over 100 pigs, sheep, chickens and goats that had allegedly been without water and food for about a week at the North West farm. "This disturbing ...

The long, slow march of... - Rappler

Wed, 2014-07-09 02:30

Oman Daily Observer

The long, slow march of...
Rappler
It took 15 years of enclosed research in the lab for British scientists this year to decide to seek permission for field trials of a plant called false flax (scientific name Camelina sativa). Engineered to create omega-3 fat, the plant could be used as ...
The long, slow march of 'biofortified' GM foodGMA News

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Remember me on this computer - The New Republic

Wed, 2014-07-09 02:01

Remember me on this computer
The New Republic
That's not because “Ghana” and “giraffe” both begin with “G.” It's because Ghana is in sub-Saharan Africa, of course. When I showed the Delta message to a friend here, he wasn't surprised. “Americans think Africa is just for animals,” he said. “There ...

Prehistoric hedgehog just two inches long discovered by scientists - Telegraph.co.uk

Tue, 2014-07-08 20:56

Telegraph.co.uk

Prehistoric hedgehog just two inches long discovered by scientists
Telegraph.co.uk
Alongside Silvacola, scientists also discovered the remains of a tapir-like animal about as big as a dog. Heptodon was half the size of modern tapirs and lacked their distinctive short trunk. ''The discovery in northern British Columbia of an early ...
CU-Boulder-led team ID's fossils of tiny hedgehogThe Denver Channel
Fossil of world's smallest hedgehog unearthed in CanadaReuters
Fossils of tiny, unknown hedgehog foundWorld Science
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Book Review: Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine in Sierra Leone - Patriotic Vanguard

Tue, 2014-07-08 20:43

Book Review: Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine in Sierra Leone
Patriotic Vanguard
His extensive research with his students spans some 35 years of painstaking research, interviewing traditional healers and herbalists, traveling to remote areas in Sierra Leone, West Africa and beyond, trying to discover the priceless wonders of nature ...

Please Feed The Animals: Drought Forces Kenya's National Parks To Feed ... - ThinkProgress

Tue, 2014-07-08 18:56

ThinkProgress

Please Feed The Animals: Drought Forces Kenya's National Parks To Feed ...
ThinkProgress
Don't feed the animals. That's the classic wisdom dispensed by park rangers around the world. But now wildlife officials in Kenya are going against their own advice. The Kenyan government has announced that it will start providing food and water for ...

Human Traits May Not Have Evolved All At Once, Scientists Say - History

Tue, 2014-07-08 14:35

Human Traits May Not Have Evolved All At Once, Scientists Say
History
Though the history of human evolution is undoubtedly complex, one thing most scientists can agree on is that the first members of the genus Homo emerged around 2 million years ago in Africa. But the story ... She and her colleagues, who lay out their ...

How deforestation shares the blame for the Ebola pandemic - Washington Post

Tue, 2014-07-08 10:53

The Guardian

How deforestation shares the blame for the Ebola pandemic
Washington Post
The commonality between numerous outbreaks of Ebola, scientists say, is growing human activity and deforestation in previously-untouched forests, bringing humans into closer contact with rare disease strains viral enough to precipitate a pandemic. “The ...
Death toll in West African Ebola...Rappler
Ebola cannot be cured but west Africa's epidemic may have been preventableThe Guardian
Why Ebola Is WinningPacific Standard
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'Britain's oldest tree' is discovered in a Welsh churchyard - and it's more ... - Daily Mail

Mon, 2014-07-07 16:08

Daily Mail

'Britain's oldest tree' is discovered in a Welsh churchyard - and it's more ...
Daily Mail
The yew tree is a poisonous species of conifer native to Western, Central and Southern Europe, Northwest Africa, Northern Iran and Southwest Asia. The trees usually live between 400 and 600 years, although some live a great deal longer - such as in the ...

We Are Making Ebola Outbreaks Worse by Cutting Down Forests - Mother Jones

Mon, 2014-07-07 15:46

Guardian Liberty Voice

We Are Making Ebola Outbreaks Worse by Cutting Down Forests
Mother Jones
The science behind how and why Ebola spreads has yet to be fully nailed down—there's very little surveillance of the early stages of the disease deep in the African forests, where the disease may have been circulating in animals for a long time before ...
Ebola outbreak: Concerns disease could have spread to Ghana as US citizen ...The Independent
Nature's Most Perfect Killing MachineHazlitt Magazine
Health Ministry Denies Ebola Sneaking Into Ghanaspyghana.com
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The Organ Detective: A Career Spent Uncovering a Hidden Global Market in ... - Pacific Standard

Mon, 2014-07-07 15:29

The Organ Detective: A Career Spent Uncovering a Hidden Global Market in ...
Pacific Standard
Tracking the organ trade, anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes visited African and South American dialysis units, organ banks, police morgues, and hospitals. She interviewed surgeons, patient's rights activists, pathologists, nephrologists, and nurses.

Birds co-operate within a communal nest to achieve a common good - Phys.Org

Mon, 2014-07-07 12:59

RedOrbit

Birds co-operate within a communal nest to achieve a common good
Phys.Org
A new insight into one of the biggest questions in science – why some animals, including humans, work together to maintain a common good – has been achieved by scientists at the University of Sheffield. Sociable weavers, a highly social and co ...
Sociable weavers show everybody needs good neighboursUniversity of Sheffield News
Study Of Sociable Weavers Shows Everybody Needs Good NeighborsRedOrbit

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Animal vaccines should guide malaria research - Medical Xpress

Mon, 2014-07-07 11:18

Animal vaccines should guide malaria research
Medical Xpress
Research into vaccines for malaria in humans should be guided by the success shown in producing effective vaccines for malaria-like diseases in animals, according to a University of Adelaide study. In an article in the journal Parasitology ...

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'Sudan's military industry expands': Small Arms Survey - Radio Dabanga

Sun, 2014-07-06 14:14

'Sudan's military industry expands': Small Arms Survey
Radio Dabanga
Sudan claims to be the third largest weapons manufacturer in Africa, after Egypt and South Africa. In 1959, El Shajara ammunition plant was established to produce small arms ammunition. Production was expanded in 1993, when President Omar Al Bashir ...

Durban researcher offers green alternative to paper industry - eNCA

Sun, 2014-07-06 14:00

Durban researcher offers green alternative to paper industry
eNCA
Zikhona Tywabi says she's found a “greener” method to help reduce emissions in the pulp and paper industries in South Africa. eNCA. DURBAN - A Durban researcher is hoping to introduce a game changer in curbing ... The 27-year-old's doctorate research ...