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Nourish your soul at the Mind Body Spirit Expo - MyCentralJersey.com

Tue, 2015-04-07 00:06

MyCentralJersey.com

Nourish your soul at the Mind Body Spirit Expo
MyCentralJersey.com
She will talk about communication with animals, explore scientific findings and unexplained animal powers. She is a veterinarian, and has worked in rescue, rehabilitation and protection of wildlife in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She wrote ...

17 Incredible Things About Jane Goodall, Chimps and the Jungle - Care2.com

Mon, 2015-04-06 23:29

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17 Incredible Things About Jane Goodall, Chimps and the Jungle
Care2.com
Many consider Dr. Jane Goodall a lifelong heroine; her pioneering work on the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees have forever changed the way we view our ancestors the great apes, the animal kingdom, and ultimately ourselves. Goodall is ...

Human fear of spiders draws scientific focus - Phys.Org

Mon, 2015-04-06 21:50

Phys.Org

Human fear of spiders draws scientific focus
Phys.Org
Last year, Inside Science turned to the spider study which had been published online. Inside Science described how the study was designed: "To see if there is something special about spiders, the researchers showed people a cross shape that flashed in ...
Fear of spiders became part of our DNA during evolution, say scientistsThe Independent

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Go Ahead, Little Goat, Eat Some Poison Ivy. It Won't Hurt A Bit - West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Mon, 2015-04-06 20:45

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Go Ahead, Little Goat, Eat Some Poison Ivy. It Won't Hurt A Bit
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
For enlightenment, I turned to Jean-Marie Luginbuhl, professor of crop science and animal science at North Carolina State University. ... If you see goats eating pokeweed and say, "Wait a minute this is a poisonous plant [to livestock]" – it doesn't ...

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At Night, Fish Communicate With Special Calls, Whistles and Grunts - Smithsonian

Mon, 2015-04-06 19:21

At Night, Fish Communicate With Special Calls, Whistles and Grunts
Smithsonian
We tend to associate noise with man-made sounds: the blare of car horns, clamor of passing trains and the shouts of construction workers. Yet nature itself has a lot to say, too, though noise pollution is making it harder to hear. And increasingly we ...

South Africa: Amputee Goose, Ozzie, Receives 3D Printed Leg Prosthetic - 3DPrint.com

Mon, 2015-04-06 17:33

3DPrint.com

South Africa: Amputee Goose, Ozzie, Receives 3D Printed Leg Prosthetic
3DPrint.com
3D-Bunny-Logo-chrome-1024x482 While we come across so many scientific, complex stories regarding 3D printing every day, much of it based around transforming industry, helping to save lives, and working as a general catalyst for improvement, it's very ...

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Wheat Ancestor Sequencing Could Bolster Modern Harvests - SciDev.Net

Mon, 2015-04-06 13:22

Wheat Ancestor Sequencing Could Bolster Modern Harvests
SciDev.Net
An international consortium of public and private partners plans to sequence the genome of wild emmer, an ancestor of modern wheat. The nutrient-rich wheat could yield ideas to address global hunger by making modern wheat varieties healthier and ...

The Interconnectedness of the Human Family - Huffington Post

Mon, 2015-04-06 12:53

Huffington Post

The Interconnectedness of the Human Family
Huffington Post
By identifying your distant cousins who are alive today, genetic genealogy tests can dramatically lengthen your dining table--and enable you to invite to your family reunion some surprising and totally unexpected relatives. .... in aggregate, these ...

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The climate change paradox: Rainforests are being felled... but the world is ... - The Independent

Sun, 2015-04-05 20:54

The Independent

The climate change paradox: Rainforests are being felled... but the world is ...
The Independent
The rise in vegetation is the result of a major tree-planting campaign in China and unintentional increases in grasslands and non-tropical forests in former Soviet states, Australia and Africa, as heavy rainfall and abandoned farms improve growing ...

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World warned: Prepare for more Ebola-like outbreaks - The Independent

Sun, 2015-04-05 18:38

The Independent

World warned: Prepare for more Ebola-like outbreaks
The Independent
Some experts suspect that population pressure and deforestation in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, which has brought people into closer contact with the wild-animal hosts of numerous viruses – combined with changes to rainfall patterns that affected ...

Jochen Zeitz: The businessman who uses his millions to change opinions on ... - The Independent

Sun, 2015-04-05 18:11

The Independent

Jochen Zeitz: The businessman who uses his millions to change opinions on ...
The Independent
Any higher, and scientists predict the chaos of drought and melting ice caps. Zeitz does not overwhelm ... With a tiny marketing budget compared with market leaders Nike and Adidas, he focused on sponsoring African teams that were cheaper but were also ...

Health drive whets drink industry's thirst for sugar alternative - Financial Times

Sun, 2015-04-05 14:39

Financial Times

Health drive whets drink industry's thirst for sugar alternative
Financial Times
There were 2,274 new food and beverage products launched with the plant leaf extract last year, up from just 636 in 2011, according to Mintel, the market research company. These included carbonated drinks, ketchup, cereals, chocolate and sweets ...

GROWING OLD UNGRACEFULLY: Monsanto, GMOs and Vitamin A Deficiency ... - Lost Coast Outpost

Sun, 2015-04-05 14:37

Lost Coast Outpost

GROWING OLD UNGRACEFULLY: Monsanto, GMOs and Vitamin A Deficiency ...
Lost Coast Outpost
Oppose nuclear power plants, and you're tacitly endorsing coal-fired plants. Support religious freedom and ... The “anti-GMO” movement is an anti-science movement, since foods produced with genetic engineering have no more potential for harm than non ...

Forests modulate local climates, and scientists are turning to satellite data ... - OregonLive.com

Sun, 2015-04-05 13:36

OregonLive.com

Forests modulate local climates, and scientists are turning to satellite data ...
OregonLive.com
Forests exert an influence on their local climates in two ways: by cycling water through evapotranspiration, a phenomenon that includes not only water evaporating from ground surfaces but the water that moves through plants from roots to leaves, where ...

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Fear of spiders became part of our DNA during evolution, say scientists - The Independent

Sun, 2015-04-05 08:56

The Independent

Fear of spiders became part of our DNA during evolution, say scientists
The Independent
In contrast to the research from Columbia University, May has also suggested that this fear is developed through social conditioning , as children are much more likely to become arachnophobic if they see parents or siblings reacting to the creatures in ...

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Drones Used to Stop Elephant and Rhino Poachers in Africa - NBCNews.com

Sun, 2015-04-05 06:00

NBCNews.com

Drones Used to Stop Elephant and Rhino Poachers in Africa
NBCNews.com
Elephants and rhinos in Africa are increasingly threatened by poaching as ivory and rhino horns become more desirable, but a new method using drones has proven effective in stopping the poachers in their tracks — from thousands of miles away. More ...

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Exotic Pet Fox Missing From White Plains Home - CBS Local

Sat, 2015-04-04 12:54

CBS Local

Exotic Pet Fox Missing From White Plains Home
CBS Local
Luna is fennec fox, a species found in the Sahara and Northern Africa. Jody Lee tells the ... to come when called. “They warned us in our research that if your fox got loose, she's not going to come back and she's very likely lost, but we're still ...

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Bill would require bond for growing giant cane - East Oregonian (subscription)

Sat, 2015-04-04 04:03

Bill would require bond for growing giant cane
East Oregonian (subscription)
Not surprisingly, PGE is opposed to the measure while continuing research into alternative fuels that could be used to power the Boardman Coal Plant. In 2010, the state's largest utility decided to phase out coal at Boardman instead of ... PGE has ...

Dispute About Genetically Engineered Rice - Voice of America (blog)

Fri, 2015-04-03 20:04

Voice of America (blog)

Dispute About Genetically Engineered Rice
Voice of America (blog)
Opponents of genetically modified foods – including the environmental group Greenpeace – do not like what the scientists are doing. But supporters of golden rice say it could help save as many as two million lives a year. Young children and pregnant ...

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Bane of sheep and goat farmers targeted for eradication - Science Now

Fri, 2015-04-03 19:28

Science Now

Bane of sheep and goat farmers targeted for eradication
Science Now
Animal health specialists meeting in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, yesterday agreed to try to rid the world of peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a viral disease devastating goat and sheep flocks throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Control efforts ...
Race to stamp out animal plague beginsNature.com
Countries pledge to wipe out sheep and goat plague globallyStarAfrica.com
FAO, OIE to launch sheep and goat plague eradicationGhana Business News
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