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What happens when a dinosaur, a crocodile, and a mammal go for a drink of ... - Christian Science Monitor

Fri, 2014-11-07 21:37

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What happens when a dinosaur, a crocodile, and a mammal go for a drink of ...
Christian Science Monitor
"Incredibly, the society of Catoca stopped all activity in that sector of the mine," Marzola told Live Science. "[They] renounced potential income from their own mine just to promote science — to promote vertebrate paleontology in Angola and in Africa.".
Dinosaur-Era Footprints Found In Angola Cave Include 'Exceptionally Large ...International Business Times
Dino Footprints Found Amongst Diamonds in Angola MineNature World News
118-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur, Mammal Tracks Discovered in Diamond Mine in ...Sci-News.com

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Abandoned, Even Wild Animals Can Find Sanctuary - Live Science

Fri, 2014-11-07 04:44

Abandoned, Even Wild Animals Can Find Sanctuary
Live Science
Animal sanctuaries around the world take in wildlife, abandoned farm animals, animals that have been abused, and all sorts of other hard-luck cases from the animal kingdom. While sanctuaries hope that someday they will no longer be needed, they ...

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How Did Porcupine Repel 17 Lions? Explaining Viral Video - National Geographic

Thu, 2014-11-06 20:56

How Did Porcupine Repel 17 Lions? Explaining Viral Video
National Geographic
When the going gets tough, the prickly get going—especially in the case of a plucky porcupine that recently fended off 17 lions in South Africa's Londolozi Game Reserve. In late October, wildlife guide Lucien Beaumont came across the pride of big cats ...

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Delays hinder Ebola genomics - Science Now

Thu, 2014-11-06 19:14

Science Now

Delays hinder Ebola genomics
Science Now
As the Ebola epidemic sweeps through West Africa, scientists lack key genetic data to answer a question that has provoked much worried speculation: Is the virus becoming more transmissible or more deadly, or acquiring changes that would let it evade ...

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CREDIT: PATRICK TSCHOPP/HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT ... - Science Careers Blog (subscription)

Thu, 2014-11-06 19:03

CREDIT: PATRICK TSCHOPP/HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT ...
Science Careers Blog (subscription)
Signals from the cloaca, a cavity destined to become the lower gut, initiate penis formation in both animals—but in snakes, the penis arises from what would have been the beginnings of the rear legs, whereas in mice, cells destined to become the tail ...

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Research 'key to sustainable smallholder agriculture' - SciDev.Net

Thu, 2014-11-06 17:17

Research 'key to sustainable smallholder agriculture'
SciDev.Net
Many governments in Africa are not adequately funding ag0ricultural research and less money goes into livestock research, resulting in Africans consuming the least amounts of animal proteins worldwide at 9.9 grams a capita daily, compared to 45.3 and ...

Footprints of Cretaceous Beasts Discovered at Diamond Mine - Yahoo News

Thu, 2014-11-06 14:02

Footprints of Cretaceous Beasts Discovered at Diamond Mine
Yahoo News
"Incredibly, the society of Catocastopped all activity in that sector of the mine," Marzola told Live Science. "[They] renounced potential income from their own mine just to promote science — to promote vertebrate paleontology in Angola and in Africa.".
Footprints left by three ancient creatures found in diamond mineDaily Digest
Unknown Mammal Tracks Found in AngolaPrensa Latina
African diamond mine reveals dinosaur and large mammal tracksEurekAlert (press release)

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Report: Africa ivory smuggled on China state visit - Chron.com

Thu, 2014-11-06 09:28

Chron.com

Report: Africa ivory smuggled on China state visit
Chron.com
The country's licensing system is flawed and enforcement is lax, said Grace Ge Gabriel, Asian regional director for International Fund for Animal Welfare. On top of that, the ivory-buying public in China is largely unaware that the global ivory trade ...

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Kenya, Nigeria, and Africa's New Hope for Growth - Businessweek

Thu, 2014-11-06 08:43

Businessweek

Kenya, Nigeria, and Africa's New Hope for Growth
Businessweek
On the top two floors of a five-story building on Strathmore University's campus in Nairobi, students with tablets and laptops are gradually changing the face of the East African economy. As part of the university's master's program in ... A research ...

Tonight: Get the facts about Ebola at Town Hall Seattle - Seattle Globalist

Wed, 2014-11-05 23:59

Seattle Globalist

Tonight: Get the facts about Ebola at Town Hall Seattle
Seattle Globalist
Misinformation has come to define the Ebola outbreak, at least in North America, where there have only been 3 confirmed cases, as opposed to West Africa where more than 13,000 are infected. Tonight, the Washington Global Health Alliance and CodeMed ...

Ebola exacerbates West Africa's poverty crisis - Dallas Morning News

Wed, 2014-11-05 21:33

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Ebola exacerbates West Africa's poverty crisis
Dallas Morning News
"One of the best ways to interrupt the spread in Africa is people identifying themselves as potentially infectious and showing up for medical attention," explained Robert Kanter, a research scientist at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness ...
Ebola in graphicsThe Economist (blog)
Ebola: UK-funded treatment centre opening in Sierra LeoneThe Week UK
UNICEF to boost staff in Ebola-hit countries; UN health chief deplores lagging ...UN News Centre
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Ancient Animals Left Fossilized Prints at African Diamond Mine - Live Science

Wed, 2014-11-05 16:00

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Ancient Animals Left Fossilized Prints at African Diamond Mine
Live Science
"Incredibly, the society of Catocastopped all activity in that sector of the mine," Marzola told Live Science. "[They] renounced potential income from their own mine just to promote science — to promote vertebrate paleontology in Angola and in Africa.".
African diamond mine reveals dinosaur and large mammal tracksScienceBlog.com (blog)
Angola: Huge Mystery Mammal Tracks from Early Cretaceous Period Discovered ...International Business Times UK

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Protecting Africa's bees for world food security - Phys.Org

Wed, 2014-11-05 14:10

Phys.Org

Protecting Africa's bees for world food security
Phys.Org
Scientists in a new, world-class laboratory in Kenya will work to protect Africa's bees and help farmers produce top-quality honey and wax for international markets. Located at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in ...
Deputy President of Kenya Helps Launch World-class Bee LabEntomology Today

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UK's New Animal Disease Research Centre Opened - ThePoultrySite.com

Wed, 2014-11-05 09:58

UK's New Animal Disease Research Centre Opened
ThePoultrySite.com
Animal health and welfare research is crucial to our economy and society. scientists at Pirbright played a vital role in saving the nation an estimated £480 million and protected 10,000 jobs in the rural economy during the last bluetongue outbreak ...

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Scientists use bugs against water hyacinth nuisance - E Kantipur

Wed, 2014-11-05 04:19

Scientists use bugs against water hyacinth nuisance
E Kantipur
Similar biological way of controlling the growth of water hyacinth and hydrilla-like plants is on practice in the United States, Latin American countries and some parts of South Africa, Giri said. He said two different weevil species have been ...

Beetles can be beautiful, beneficial, bizarre - News & Observer

Wed, 2014-11-05 01:11

News & Observer

Beetles can be beautiful, beneficial, bizarre
News & Observer
A. Beetles far outnumber all other animal groups in number of species – in fact, 1 of every 4 described animal species on Earth is a beetle. This diversity in number is matched by an incredible diversity of color, form and lifestyle. Beetles are among ...

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Zoetis Inc. reports a 27% gain in third-quarter net earnings; sales rise 10% - MLive.com

Wed, 2014-11-05 00:28

Zoetis Inc. reports a 27% gain in third-quarter net earnings; sales rise 10%
MLive.com
That partially offset double-digit operational growth for companion animal products in the Canada/Latin America segment and the Europe/Africa/Middle East segment. Along with the discovery and development of new medicines, Zoetis also produces ...
Zoetis Q3 Earnings Beat Driven by Higher Livestock SalesZacks.com
Zoetis Reports Third Quarter 2014 ResultsBusinessweek
Zoetis Q3 Earnings Beat Driven by Higher Livestock Sales - Analyst BlogNasdaq
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'We Are Not ... Awash In Fabulous Role Models For Young Girls' - WGBH NEWS

Tue, 2014-11-04 21:57

WGBH NEWS

'We Are Not ... Awash In Fabulous Role Models For Young Girls'
WGBH NEWS
Primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall paved the way for more women to be involved in science. Harvard Business ... Her research on the park's chimps overturned prevailing theories about primate behavior, and catapulted her to international ...

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Finding Spinosaurus: A Dinosaur Bigger Than T. Rex - Live Science

Tue, 2014-11-04 21:25

Finding Spinosaurus: A Dinosaur Bigger Than T. Rex
Live Science
A century ago, scientists unearthed fossils of a gigantic carnivorous dinosaur bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex in the Sahara desert, but until recently, paleontologists thought the fearsome beast was lost to history. Known as ... Bigger than both T. rex ...

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How Do Ebola Vaccines Work? - Huffington Post

Tue, 2014-11-04 17:09

Nature World News

How Do Ebola Vaccines Work?
Huffington Post
Professor Adrian Hill, Director leader of the trials for the experimental Ebola vaccine holds a vial of the vaccine in Oxford, England Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014. A former nurse will be the first of 60 healthy volunteers in the U.K. who will receive the ...
Inhalable Ebola vaccine proves highly successful in animal testsZee News
Ebola Cure Update: Inhalable, Non-Injectable Vaccine Developed, Passes ...International Business Times AU
Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Looks PromisingNature World News
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