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These Bright Orange Crocodiles Could Be Evolving Into a New Species - ScienceAlert

Thu, 2018-02-01 00:17

Newsweek

These Bright Orange Crocodiles Could Be Evolving Into a New Species
ScienceAlert
But it's the DNA analysis of around 30-40 cave crocs that really has experts excited. It showed up a unique haplotype not found in the animals outside the cave – a group of genes being passed down together. "We could say that we have a mutating species ...
Orange crocodiles that swim in bat poop are turning into a new speciesBGR

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Protecting Cassava from Disease? There's an App for That - Scientific American

Wed, 2018-01-31 17:02

Scientific American

Protecting Cassava from Disease? There's an App for That
Scientific American
We tested the ability of an image recognition model, called a convolutional neural network, to accurately identify up to five different cassava diseases. The model is deployed using a mobile device's camera. What's novel about it is that it can run ...

Massive Dinosaur Uncovered Hints At Lost Link Between Africa And Europe - Science Trends

Wed, 2018-01-31 15:56

Science Trends

Massive Dinosaur Uncovered Hints At Lost Link Between Africa And Europe
Science Trends
A recent expedition into the Sahara desert in Egypt has discovered a sauropod about the size of a city bus. The dinosaur, called Mansourasaurus shahinae, is a sauropod and one of the titanosaurs. Sauropods are the family of long-necked dinosaurs that ...
Egyptian scientists have discovered 'the Holy Grail of dinosaurs' in AfricaNational Post
The 'Holy Grail' of Dinosaurs Discovered in the SaharaHistory
African Titanosaur Discovery Helps Untangle Dinosaur EvolutionSmithsonian
Washington Post -BBC News -ohio.edu
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Animal breeders are blocked worldwide from using genetic engineering. Here's why. - Genetic Literacy Project

Wed, 2018-01-31 13:22

Genetic Literacy Project

Animal breeders are blocked worldwide from using genetic engineering. Here's why.
Genetic Literacy Project
ge animals 1 19 2 The key remaining political factor playing a role in the delay of selling the GE salmon in the US is the ferocious opposition of Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska who has called it a “Frankenfish.” She fears it will compete with ...

Viruses prefer cultivated areas to natural areas - Phys.Org

Wed, 2018-01-31 11:44

Viruses prefer cultivated areas to natural areas
Phys.Org
Agriculture has a considerable influence on the distribution and prevalence of plant viruses in the environment. In agricultural areas, viral infections are significantly more frequent than in natural areas. This is the conclusion of a study conducted ...

Sahara desert dinosaur discovery a critical puzzle piece for science - Herald Sun

Wed, 2018-01-31 08:53

Quartz

Sahara desert dinosaur discovery a critical puzzle piece for science
Herald Sun
A long-necked dinosaur unearthed in the Sahara desert has provided the first evidence of contact between African and European dinosaurs shortly before the creatures became extinct* .about 66 million years ago, scientists say. Given a lack of dinosaur ...
A dinosaur discovery in Egypt has revealed an ancient link between Africa and EuropeQuartz
'Mansourasaurus' dinosaur unearthed in Egypt draws Afro-European linkThe National
Fossil of school bus-sized dinosaur dug up in Egyptian desertHimalayan Times
International Business Times, Singapore Edition
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Animal Antibiotics Market 2018 Outlook: Zoetis, Elanco, Merck Animal Health, Merial, Bayer Animal Health - Medgadget (blog)

Wed, 2018-01-31 08:01

Medgadget (blog)

Animal Antibiotics Market 2018 Outlook: Zoetis, Elanco, Merck Animal Health, Merial, Bayer Animal Health
Medgadget (blog)
HTF MI published a new industry research that focuses on Animal Antibiotics market and delivers in-depth market analysis and future prospects of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Animal Antibiotics market. The study covers significant data which ...

Scientists discover 'the holy grail of dinosaurs' in Africa - The ... - Washington Post

Tue, 2018-01-30 20:40

Washington Post

Scientists discover 'the holy grail of dinosaurs' in Africa - The ...
Washington Post
Paleontologist Matthew Lamanna can still remember the day in 2014 when a colleague, Hesham Sallam, emailed him detailed pictures of fossils that had just been unearthed by his team in Egypt. From one photo, depicting the remains of a large lower jaw ...
Lost history of African dinosaurs revealedBBC News
Huge Dinosaur Uncovered in Egypt Reveals The Lost Link Between Africa And EuropeScienceAlert
This dinosaur from Egypt is a really big deal — in more ways than oneLos Angeles Times
Outer Places -BGR -CNN -Nature
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These scientists are on a mission to save chocolate - NBCNews.com

Tue, 2018-01-30 19:10

NBCNews.com

These scientists are on a mission to save chocolate
NBCNews.com
“Pests are like the canaries of the mine for climate change,” says Dr. Christian Bunn, a postdoctoral fellow with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Palmira, Colombia. “Their diseases are often the first symptom of climate change ...

Energizing African Development - NC State News

Tue, 2018-01-30 12:04

Energizing African Development
NC State News
Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Andrew Grieshop, an assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at NC State and co-principal investigator of a project aimed at addressing energy poverty in southern Africa, which is ...

South Africa: Listeria - Follow SA's Medical Sleuths As They Chase a Killer in a Race Against Time - AllAfrica.com

Tue, 2018-01-30 09:49

South Africa: Listeria - Follow SA's Medical Sleuths As They Chase a Killer in a Race Against Time
AllAfrica.com
But the state-of-the-art devices can determine the genetic make-up of animal and plant cells in about three days. The trio hold the key to tracing South Africa's deadly listeria outbreak. Since October, Bond has been on a mission. He has been scouring ...

Pendjari park hopes to be new elephant sanctuary in West Africa - Phys.Org

Tue, 2018-01-30 08:30

Phys.Org

Pendjari park hopes to be new elephant sanctuary in West Africa
Phys.Org
"The elephant population is small in West Africa and is essentially concentrated around Pendjari and the WAP, where there's no more than 6,000," said Jean-Marc Froment, head of conservation for African Parks. The WAP is a vast cross-border park that ...

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New Egyptian dinosaur reveals ancient link between Africa and Europe - Science Daily

Mon, 2018-01-29 18:57

New Egyptian dinosaur reveals ancient link between Africa and Europe
Science Daily
"Mansourasaurus shahinae is a key new dinosaur species, and a critical discovery for Egyptian and African paleontology," says Dr. Eric Gorscak, a postdoctoral research scientist at The Field Museum and a contributing author on the study. Gorscak, who ...

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Bill Gates Is Working With Geneticists to Create the “Perfect” Cow - Futurism

Mon, 2018-01-29 16:41

Futurism

Bill Gates Is Working With Geneticists to Create the “Perfect” Cow
Futurism
The FAO also estimates that livestock farming occupies around 30 percent of available land on the Earth's surface — swathes of land that could be used to feed people instead of animals. Some experts even argue that the meat industry hurts the global ...

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Lost history of African dinosaurs revealed - BBC News

Mon, 2018-01-29 16:04

BBC News

Lost history of African dinosaurs revealed
BBC News
The dinosaur's fossilised remains were unearthed during an expedition by palaeontologists from Mansoura University in Egypt. Named Mansourasaurus shahinae, the new species is regarded as a critical discovery for science. "It was thrilling for my ...
Why Paleontologists Are Stoked to Find This Bus-Size Dinosaur in EgyptLive Science
A bus-sized dinosaur is found in Egypt and it offers a clue to an ancient mysteryCNN
Fossil of school bus-sized dinosaur dug up in Egyptian desertReuters
Nature -Nature -The Field Museum -Carnegie Museum of Natural History
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Scientists grapple with worms to improve co-existence with wildlife ... - Phys.Org

Mon, 2018-01-29 14:08

Phys.Org

Scientists grapple with worms to improve co-existence with wildlife ...
Phys.Org
Farming at the border of National Parks in Africa can lead to conflict with wildlife, due to the belief that wild animals bring disease, prey upon livestock, and damage crops. In an unexpected twist, research conducted by ...

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Orange cave crocodiles may be mutating into new species - The Guardian

Mon, 2018-01-29 08:50

The Guardian

Orange cave crocodiles may be mutating into new species
The Guardian
An archeologist who has long studied Gabon's pre-history, Oslisly entered the Abanda Caves in Gabon looking for signs of past humans, such as rock paintings or engravings. Instead, he found crocodilians in a “great room…filled with water.” Two years ...

'Super' crops and cows - Bill Gates, UK inject cash into farm science - eco-business.com

Mon, 2018-01-29 03:11

eco-business.com

'Super' crops and cows - Bill Gates, UK inject cash into farm science
eco-business.com
The world's farmers took one step closer to growing “super crops” and breeding higher-yielding dairy cows as Bill Gates, one of the world's richest men, and Britain announced funding for innovative agricultural projects in Scotland on Friday. Research ...

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Scientists Just Found Naked Mole Rats Have Another Freaking Weird Superpower - ScienceAlert

Mon, 2018-01-29 00:52

Scientists Just Found Naked Mole Rats Have Another Freaking Weird Superpower
ScienceAlert
"To me this is the most exciting data I've ever gotten," lead researcher Rochelle Buffenstein of Google's anti-ageing company Calico told Science. "It goes against everything we know in terms of mammalian biology." Buffenstein has been studying naked ...

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