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Final Chapter for Accused Africa Bomber - Daily Beast

Mon, 2015-01-05 06:59

Daily Beast

Final Chapter for Accused Africa Bomber
Daily Beast
The Air Force has enough MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper drones. It's just doesn't have the manpower to operate those machines. The Air Force's situation is so dire that Air Combat Command (ACC), which trains and equips the service's combat forces, ...

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Transparent canoes, mobile cabins and a tree bark ... - Engadget

Sun, 2015-01-04 15:05

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Transparent canoes, mobile cabins and a tree bark ...
Engadget
On the tech and science front, Russian scientists are planning to create a "Noah's Ark" with the DNA of every animal species on the planet. The project would ... Humans tend to think of trees as inanimate objects rather than sentient beings, but new ...

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Company works on weapon against Ebola - Press Herald

Sun, 2015-01-04 09:05

Press Herald

Company works on weapon against Ebola
Press Herald
Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., recently toured the newly renovated plant. He's helping the company have its research evaluated by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and, once a drug is developed, to move into clinical trials ...

Rosetta results and comet landing highlight of the year - SitNews

Sun, 2015-01-04 08:51

SitNews

Rosetta results and comet landing highlight of the year
SitNews
(SitNews) - The Rosetta spacecraft caught up with the comet known as 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko beyond Mars this August, and its preliminary results--along with the studies it will allow in the near-future--top this year's list of the most important ...

Scientists work to chip away at challenges chocolate farmers face - Columbia Daily Tribune

Sun, 2015-01-04 06:19

Columbia Daily Tribune

Scientists work to chip away at challenges chocolate farmers face
Columbia Daily Tribune
Because chocolate luxuriously stimulates and engages a variety of senses with its fragrance, flavor and texture, Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus bestowed the botanical name Theobroma cacao on the plant, which literally means “food of the gods ...

Science: Great carnivores are flourishing in Europe; crows' nasty reputation ... - Buffalo News

Sun, 2015-01-04 05:13

Science: Great carnivores are flourishing in Europe; crows' nasty reputation ...
Buffalo News
“This is an unexpected conservation success story,” said Guillaume Chapron, an ecologist at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the lead author of the research, which was published in the journal Science. “These animals are big and ...

Before killing a rhinoceros, a hunter faces death threats - Chicago Daily Herald

Sun, 2015-01-04 01:01

Chicago Daily Herald

Before killing a rhinoceros, a hunter faces death threats
Chicago Daily Herald
That auction -- held in Dallas last January, at a time when a wave of poaching had dramatically reduced Africa's black rhinoceros population -- was a public relations disaster. News outlets chronicled a battle that pitted hunters who say shooting ...

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Africa's Greatest Animals Are Being Poached in Record Numbers - Mic

Sat, 2015-01-03 21:58

Mic

Africa's Greatest Animals Are Being Poached in Record Numbers
Mic
A record number of rhinos were killed last year in South Africa, a death toll that has scientists worried about the future of the species. Government estimates show that 1,020 rhinos had been killed for their horns through mid-November, according to ...
In Africa, a record year for slayings of rhinosThe Japan Times

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One photographer's 14-year quest to capture the world's most unique trees - KUOW News and Information

Sat, 2015-01-03 17:45

KUOW News and Information

One photographer's 14-year quest to capture the world's most unique trees
KUOW News and Information
One particular oak — called the Bowthorpe Oak, in England's Lincolnshire — helped kick-start Moon's 14-year photographic project on trees. She was surprised to learn the oak had lost a major part of its branch after a ... She took those ideas and ...
Photographer Spends 14 Years Immortalizing World's Oldest Trees in Black and ...Tech Times

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This Tiger Has Some Serious Ups - Daily Beast

Sat, 2015-01-03 08:15

Daily Beast

This Tiger Has Some Serious Ups
Daily Beast
They are impressive animals, solitary hunters blessed with incredible power and athleticism. That's certainly on show here, as this Bengal tiger from the Glen Afric farm in South Africa shows it's got some serious ups, especially when there's a meal ...

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Rare plant species found in Palakkad - The Hindu

Sat, 2015-01-03 03:50

The Hindu

Rare plant species found in Palakkad
The Hindu
Scientists at the Centre for Medicinal Plants Research, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal, have reported the discovery of a rare plant species from the Dhoni hills in Palakkad district. It was during an expedition to study the floristic diversity of the high ...

Researcher Taylor Chapple keeps focus on white sharks - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Sat, 2015-01-03 02:15

Researcher Taylor Chapple keeps focus on white sharks
Santa Cruz Sentinel
As a scientist at Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, Chapple has been described as a “rising star” in white shark research due to nearly a decade of work with Global Tagging of Pacific Predators, or GTOPP. ... Thanks to years of tagging ...

Video: Why some geckos lose their sticky feet - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 2015-01-02 23:57

Video: Why some geckos lose their sticky feet
Los Angeles Times
The scientists looked at 14 gecko species found in Namibia, a hotbed of gecko evolution in southern Africa. They gathered most of the species themselves (either by hand or with a noose, except for a couple that were obtained through the pet trade).

Record year of rhino slayings as Africa's big animals targeted - GMA News

Fri, 2015-01-02 23:19

Record year of rhino slayings as Africa's big animals targeted
GMA News
Final estimates for elephant poaching across Africa in 2014 will not come out for some time, but conservationists say the number of the animals being slain for ivory -- valued for decorative purposes in China -- is likely exceeding the number being born.

First Ebola victim may have been infected by bats - Times Record News

Fri, 2015-01-02 23:02

Times Record News

First Ebola victim may have been infected by bats
Times Record News
NEW YORK (AP) - A team of researchers think they may have pinpointed how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa started - with a small boy playing in a hollowed-out tree where infected bats lived. The researchers ... The Ebola virus wasn't found in the bats ...

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When A Rebel Is Homesick, He Might Be Willing To Surrender - KCBX

Fri, 2015-01-02 22:03

When A Rebel Is Homesick, He Might Be Willing To Surrender
KCBX
Today marked a U.N. deadline for one of Africa's most notorious rebel groups to surrender. It didn't. Instead, the group known as the FDLR is said to be recruiting and ... There they'd sit in the shade of banana trees to drink tea with the rebels and ...

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Where could Ebola strike next? Scientists hunt virus in Asia - WBEZ

Fri, 2015-01-02 17:57

WBEZ

Where could Ebola strike next? Scientists hunt virus in Asia
WBEZ
The antibodies in the bat's blood meant the animals had once been infected with Ebola Zaire or something related to it. Hayman knew West Africa was at risk for an Ebola outbreak. He and his colleagues even published the findings in the free journal ...
Where Could Ebola Strike Next? Scientists Virus Hunt In AsiaWSHU

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War-Mongers Get The Girls: The Biological Spoils Of Battle - Science 2.0

Fri, 2015-01-02 05:15

Science 2.0

War-Mongers Get The Girls: The Biological Spoils Of Battle
Science 2.0
About 10 percent of Asia can claim to be descended from Genghis Khan and they are absolutely correct, genetic studies show; the reason is that part of the benefit to rampaging across Asia, the mid-East and into Europe was a lot of sex. ... In their ...

Facility opens to safeguard the future of chocolate - BBC News

Fri, 2015-01-02 01:00

BBC News

Facility opens to safeguard the future of chocolate
BBC News
It is a bigger and better clearing house for all the world's new cocoa varieties, which must be quarantined before they can be grown. Demand for chocolate is increasing faster than the global supply of cocoa, of which an estimated 30% is lost to pests ...

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Spare Times for Children for Jan. 2-8 - New York Times

Thu, 2015-01-01 22:43

Spare Times for Children for Jan. 2-8
New York Times
The museum has devoted its most recent Research and Development Season — a group of projects embracing different platforms — to the theme of choreography, and Ms. Justice has been participating in it through “AuntsforCamera,” an installation of nine ...

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