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The Lion Whisperer Shows the Softer Side of these African Cats - Nature World News

Mon, 2014-12-01 23:23

Nature World News

The Lion Whisperer Shows the Softer Side of these African Cats
Nature World News
There's a reason the African lion is the most feared predator in the wild, given their strength and agility. But one man known as "The Lion Whisperer" is showing the softer side of these African cats, going against the common notion that they are just ...

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Prince Charles Photographed Shooting, Charges of Animal Cruelty and Royal ... - Daily Beast

Mon, 2014-12-01 22:41

Daily Beast

Prince Charles Photographed Shooting, Charges of Animal Cruelty and Royal ...
Daily Beast
Huntsmen argue that without shooting, many wild woodland and bog habitats would not be preserved, but 'antis' point out that many commercial, big game hunting safaris in Africa make the very same arguments. As well as animal cruelty issues, there is ...

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Carnivorous plant fossil trapped in amber - ABC Science Online

Mon, 2014-12-01 22:17

ABC Science Online

Carnivorous plant fossil trapped in amber
ABC Science Online
They found the fossil leaves are strewn with multicellular stalked glands or tentacles and unicellular hairs closely resembling those found on the leaves of Roridula, which is endemic to the Cape flora of South Africa. Roridula traps insects on sticky ...
First carnivorous-plant fossil is 40 million years oldNew Scientist
Ancient flesh-eating plant found perfectly preserved in amberDaily Mail
Tree sap turns table on bug trap plantLos Angeles Times
Phys.Org
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Sifting Through Genes in Search of Answers on Ebola - New York Times

Mon, 2014-12-01 21:46

New York Times

Sifting Through Genes in Search of Answers on Ebola
New York Times
The machines spit out sequence data onto a computer screen in the form of a long list, in order, of the letters that make up genetic material. That is three billion letters if the genes are from a person. Another 64 technicians do the more labor ...
It's virus analysis, straight out of a factoryBend Bulletin

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North Korea says US created the Ebola outbreak - Washington Post (blog)

Mon, 2014-12-01 19:13

North Korea says US created the Ebola outbreak
Washington Post (blog)
The article said that "an aide to ex-U.S. President Reagan" had "disclosed in an article that the United States developed a progenitor of Ebola virus at bio-weapon institutes built in West African countries for the purpose of launching a biological ...

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The New Face of HIV Is Gay & Young - Daily Beast

Mon, 2014-12-01 10:46

Daily Beast

The New Face of HIV Is Gay & Young
Daily Beast
In 2012, the Scandinavian country's 32 waste-to-energy plants accounted for about 8 percent of the country's electricity supply. In the U.S., waste-to-energy is a much smaller industry. There are 84 plants sprinkled among 23 states with a combined ...

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Genetically modified foods - Dailyuw

Mon, 2014-12-01 08:16

Genetically modified foods
Dailyuw
Unfortunately, the acronym GMO often conjures up images of crazy scientists in huge lab coats growing ears on mice or making pigs glow in the dark. In reality ... The domestication of cassava was one of the first genetic modifications of food by humans ...

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How scientists are targeting Ebola - Cosmos

Mon, 2014-12-01 06:17

Cosmos

How scientists are targeting Ebola
Cosmos
In West Africa, the WHO estimates 70% of people lose their fight within a few weeks of infection. So far the best weapon ... In the latest issue of Scientific Reports, Xiangguo Qiu and colleagues at the Canadian Public Health Agency describe what is ...

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Anti-poaching 'war' to save rhinos whose horns are more valuable than gold - CNN

Mon, 2014-12-01 05:00

CNN

Anti-poaching 'war' to save rhinos whose horns are more valuable than gold
CNN
Kruger National Park, South Africa (CNN) -- Flying above Kruger National Park, veterinarian Peter Buss steps out onto the helicopter's skid and aims his rifle; below him a white rhino lumbers across the South African bush. As the helicopter ... A flash ...
Anti-poaching 'war' to save rhinosWFMZ Allentown

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Surmounting the odds: Ramona Romero, newly appointed University general ... - The Daily Princetonian

Mon, 2014-12-01 04:26

The Daily Princetonian

Surmounting the odds: Ramona Romero, newly appointed University general ...
The Daily Princetonian
... in-house legal job. In her new role, she will be involved in matters such as affirmative action, faculty and student affairs, and academic and research misconduct. ... After graduating from Brooklyn Technical High School, a magnet school ...

Animal Sex: How Dung Beetles Do It - Live Science

Sun, 2014-11-30 15:13

Animal Sex: How Dung Beetles Do It
Live Science
"In Africa, after the rainy season, you will get a short period of three to four weeks where the dung is completely full of dung beetles" that are intensely competing for mates and resources, Ridsdill-Smith told Live Science. [In Images: Dung Beetles ...

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Inside The Lab: The Race To Create An Ebola Vaccine - Hartford Courant

Sun, 2014-11-30 12:36

Inside The Lab: The Race To Create An Ebola Vaccine
Hartford Courant
The vaccine scientist pulls up to a monitor displaying fresh results from a test. Two lines, one ... Protein Sciences Corp., a pharmaceutical company of 130 employees, jump-started work on the virus in July after discussions with officials from the ...

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Walking Dead's Gurira Vs. Boko Haram - Daily Beast

Sun, 2014-11-30 11:47

Daily Beast

Walking Dead's Gurira Vs. Boko Haram
Daily Beast
Getting an education shouldn't be so risky, but 36-year-old Gurira—born in Iowa to Zimbabwean parents—says she understands why the African girls put their lives on the line to do it. She also appreciates the importance of providing young girls strong ...

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Early humans' rock art originated in Africa not Europe - Zee News

Sun, 2014-11-30 11:09

Early humans' rock art originated in Africa not Europe
Zee News
The earliest people in South-east Asia, hunter-gatherers who arrived over 50,000 years ago, brought with them this rich art practice, which helped them to produce exquisite paintings of animals in rock shelters from south-west China to Indonesia, the ...

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Gulf stocks hit hard after OPEC maintains output quota - Al-Arabiya

Sun, 2014-11-30 09:40

Al-Arabiya

Gulf stocks hit hard after OPEC maintains output quota
Al-Arabiya
“It's misleading.” Obama's pledge to double power generation in Africa within five years looked highly ambitious from the start. Per capita electricity output in Sub-Saharan Africa has been flat for three decades because most promised power plants ...

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Another View: Columnist wrong: Immigrants do not displace American workers - Press Herald

Sun, 2014-11-30 09:03

Another View: Columnist wrong: Immigrants do not displace American workers
Press Herald
... responsible for NAFTA's displacement of millions of Mexican farm families and victims of U.S.-financed death squads and repression in Central America, our Vietnam and the Middle East aggressions and First World exploitation-related violence in Africa.

Cuckoo clocks up 60000 miles of travel between UK and Africa - BBC News

Sun, 2014-11-30 07:59

BBC News

Cuckoo clocks up 60000 miles of travel between UK and Africa
BBC News
The BTO said scientists now had a greater understanding of the hazards facing the birds during migration. The five ... Dr Chris Hewson, lead scientist on the project at the BTO, said: "Chris has helped us to understand the pressures cuckoos face on ...
Cuckoo completes 60000-mile journeyBird Watch

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Scientists: 'Positive' results in 1st human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine - myfox8.com

Sun, 2014-11-30 02:52

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Scientists: 'Positive' results in 1st human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine
myfox8.com
The first human trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine has produced promising results, U.S. scientists said, raising hopes that protection from the deadly disease may be on the horizon. All 20 healthy ... The process has been fast-tracked in light of ...
NIH Ebola Vaccine Produces Antibodies In Bloodstream, Shows Promise As ...Medical Daily
No safety concerns raised in Ebola vaccine trial, researchers sayLos Angeles Times
First Human Trial Raises Hope For Ebola VaccineVentures Africa
Empire State Tribune -Voice Chronicle -eNews Park Forest
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How Veterinarians Prevent Animals From Spreading Diseases to Humans - The Atlantic

Sat, 2014-11-29 13:30

The Atlantic

How Veterinarians Prevent Animals From Spreading Diseases to Humans
The Atlantic
"Often, infectious diseases circulate in animals for a long time before they cause outbreaks in humans," says Wondwossen Gebreyes, the director of Global-Health Programs and a professor of molecular epidemiology at Ohio State University. "To prevent ...

Drug-Resistant Malaria Is 'Disaster in the Making,' Expert Warns - NBCNews.com

Sat, 2014-11-29 07:40

NBCNews.com

Drug-Resistant Malaria Is 'Disaster in the Making,' Expert Warns
NBCNews.com
Nosten is the director of the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, a sprawling hive of scientific activity on the Thai-Myanmar border that has become the front line in the fight against drug-resistant malaria. "We should have declared a ... "Once you go to ...

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