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Is This Mongoose Playing Dead or Just Playing? Video Cracks Up Experts - National Geographic

Tue, 2018-04-03 19:54

National Geographic

Is This Mongoose Playing Dead or Just Playing? Video Cracks Up Experts
National Geographic
Scientists have documented many different species that "play dead," including beetles, opossums, and snakes. The behavior, also known as thanatosis, is a strategy to trick predators into thinking their potential prey has expired. Is that what's going ...

Global Laboratory Animal Housing Cage Market Research – 2018 | Survey and Growth - Pharmaceuticals News

Tue, 2018-04-03 19:35

Pharmaceuticals News

Global Laboratory Animal Housing Cage Market Research – 2018 | Survey and Growth
Pharmaceuticals News
Region-wise analysis competing in the laboratory animal housing cage market includes North America (Canada, Mexico, and the USA), Europe (Germany, France, Russia, UK, and Italy)laboratory animal housing cage market, Asia-Pacific (China, South Korea ...

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From feed to fever: Kansas State University researcher studies risk of African swine fever in feed - McPherson Sentinel

Tue, 2018-04-03 17:35

McPherson Sentinel

From feed to fever: Kansas State University researcher studies risk of African swine fever in feed
McPherson Sentinel
If African swine fever virus reaches the U.S., it could cause more than $16.8 billion in economic losses to swine and other industries. It would devastate trade and international markets, researchers say. Megan Niederwerder, Kansas State University ...

Galaxy-hunting tech used to stop poachers hunting endangered ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Tue, 2018-04-03 17:16

Telegraph.co.uk

Galaxy-hunting tech used to stop poachers hunting endangered ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Star-hunting technology designed to pick out galaxies in the night sky is being repurposed to spot poachers who are threatening the world's most endangered animals.
Astro-ecology: Saving endangered animals with software for the starsScience Daily

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Does it Fart review: which animals fart, which don't, and why - Vox - Vox

Tue, 2018-04-03 13:20

Vox

Does it Fart review: which animals fart, which don't, and why - Vox
Vox
Each page of the book is devoted to one animal and one question: Does it fart? Orangutans? Yes. Salamanders? Maybe. Sloths? No. Dani Rabaiotti, a PhD zoology student at the Zoological Society of London and co-author of the book, studies how climate ...

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The increasingly realistic prospect of 'extinct animal' zoos - BBC News

Tue, 2018-04-03 01:41

BBC News

The increasingly realistic prospect of 'extinct animal' zoos
BBC News
Still, similar questions might be raised about producing livestock in general. And the success rates are increasing. In 1996, scientists used 277 cloned embryos to get one successful Dolly. “Now if you do cloned cattle, you can transfer 100 cattle ...

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Morris Animal Foundation & Smithsonian Collaborate on Wildlife Veterinarian Training Program - PR Newswire (press release)

Mon, 2018-04-02 19:19

PR Newswire (press release)

Morris Animal Foundation & Smithsonian Collaborate on Wildlife Veterinarian Training Program
PR Newswire (press release)
Dr. Lindsey Shields has been named as the first Morris Animal Foundation and Dennis and Connie Keller Director of Training. She is an epidemiologist and board-certified preventive medicine veterinarian with substantial experience in international ...

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Stanford team turns yeast into medicine - The Mercury News

Mon, 2018-04-02 19:00

The Mercury News

Stanford team turns yeast into medicine
The Mercury News
Now, in the latest advance in the fast-moving field of “synthetic biology,” a Stanford team is enlisting the lowly fungus to do so much more. On Monday, the Stanford scientists announced that they have coaxed genetically altered yeast to create not ...

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Virtual zoo app brings animals to Gazans - Al-Monitor

Mon, 2018-04-02 18:22

Al-Monitor

Virtual zoo app brings animals to Gazans
Al-Monitor
Two years after the last of the living animals were saved and the controversial Khan Yunis zoo closed, Gaza residents will get to see rare animals through a new app called Virtual Zoo. The Virtual Zoo app, which is available on Android phones and ...

Volcanoes, Swamps and the South Pole: NASA Scientists Take Research to Extremes - Live Science

Mon, 2018-04-02 15:13

Live Science

Volcanoes, Swamps and the South Pole: NASA Scientists Take Research to Extremes
Live Science
At Future Con on Friday (March 31), a panel of scientists with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) introduced a rapt audience to some of the research that takes them not to space, but to icy Antarctica, into fresh lava deposits in Hawaii, and ...

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This week in science history: Jane Goodall is born - Cosmos

Mon, 2018-04-02 14:01

Cosmos

This week in science history: Jane Goodall is born
Cosmos
Jane Goodall turns 84 on April 3. In March 1957, aged 22, she departed London on her first trip to Africa. Many years later she told the New York Times that as a child, inspired by the Tarzan and Dr Doolittle stories, she resolved to live in Africa one ...

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Giraffe Bed and Breakfasts? - Connect2 OWU

Mon, 2018-04-02 12:20

Connect2 OWU

Giraffe Bed and Breakfasts?
Connect2 OWU
That's the headline of a recent National Geographic article featuring research conducted by 2011 Ohio Wesleyan University alumna Meredith Palmer, Ph.D. Now a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Minnesota, the former OWU zoology major's ...

Penn State-developed plant-disease app recognized by Google - Penn State News

Mon, 2018-04-02 11:57

Penn State News

Penn State-developed plant-disease app recognized by Google
Penn State News
"With partners at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, we're deploying our app to help African farmers, who typically don't have access to the kind of resources — such as land-grant agricultural scientists and extension specialists ...

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Genomic models predict shorter time for banana breeding - SciDev.Net

Mon, 2018-04-02 06:16

SciDev.Net

Genomic models predict shorter time for banana breeding
SciDev.Net
[NAIROBI] Scientists have shown that it is possible to speed up banana breeding through genomic prediction models, giving potential hope to banana breeders and smallholders in East Africa. Banana, according to Moses Nyine, a research scientist at the ...

UN reports Lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals - Business Mirror

Sun, 2018-04-01 15:35

Business Mirror

UN reports Lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals
Business Mirror
WASHINGTON—Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports that provide the most comprehensive and localized look at the state of biodiversity. Scientists meeting in Colombia ...

Wildt and Ellis: The best way to save the rhino is to stop poachers - Milford Daily News

Sun, 2018-04-01 05:03

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

Wildt and Ellis: The best way to save the rhino is to stop poachers
Milford Daily News
Unlike the northern white rhino, the southern white rhino - another subspecies and Sudan's close kin - is a conservation success story: In the early 1900s there were fewer than 200 animals; today there are more than 20,000, primarily in South Africa ...
Last northern white rhino honored in KenyaAnadolu Agency
In mourning for its species: Ranger strokes one of just two female white rhinos left in existence as memorial is ...Daily Mail
At rhino's memorial, Kenyan minister urges life sentences for ivory possessionGMA News

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Next Einstein Forum Closes On A High, Awarding High Impact Innovations - Africa.com

Sat, 2018-03-31 19:41

Africa.com

Next Einstein Forum Closes On A High, Awarding High Impact Innovations
Africa.com
Crops for the Future has designed biotechnology applications for the genetic improvement of underutilised crops, as well as a database capturing crops and agricultural methods of remote rural farmers that often only exists orally. The company then ...

Laying The Groundwork For Knowledge Led Economies In A Digital Age - Africa.com

Sat, 2018-03-31 13:50

Africa.com

Laying The Groundwork For Knowledge Led Economies In A Digital Age
Africa.com
The white paper proposes specific public policies for states to accelerate innovation and build a knowledge-based development model under the umbrella of three pillars: Regulatory framework; Skills and capacity; and Finance and partnerships. Sall's ...

Biotech maize field trials fail to get crop agency green light - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Sat, 2018-03-31 09:38

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Biotech maize field trials fail to get crop agency green light
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
Plans for commercial cultivation of genetically modified maize in Kenya have been dealt a blow after a plants agency declined to give State scientists the green light to proceed with the exercise. National Biosafety Authority, the body responsible for ...

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Lighting for plants topic at African Violet Society meeting - Lincoln Journal Star

Sat, 2018-03-31 06:49

Lighting for plants topic at African Violet Society meeting
Lincoln Journal Star
... for Plants,” covering all options including LEDs, will highlight the Lincoln African Violet Society meeting, which is open to everyone Tuesday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the Eastmont Towers Seasons building, 6305 O St., in the Gallery on first floor ...