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West African Muslims Warned Against Bush Meat - Onislam.net

Thu, 2014-10-02 06:19

Onislam.net

West African Muslims Warned Against Bush Meat
Onislam.net
The majority of bush meat sources are not categorized as Islamically-approved sacrificing animals. Such bush meat of wild animals, including hoofed animals, primates and rodents - is often the main source of animal protein available to people in West ...
'There is no natural disease called Ebola'FinalCall.com News
News Brief: US gets its first Ebola caseScience News for Students
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Earthweek: A Diary of the Planet - Dailyrecord.com

Thu, 2014-10-02 05:12

Dailyrecord.com

Earthweek: A Diary of the Planet
Dailyrecord.com
Scientists at the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center point out that the eight lowest ice coverages since satellites began measuring them 36 years ago have all occurred during the past eight years. They say the September ... Fall's vibrant colors ...

Research and Markets: East African Cement Industry Production and Investment ... - Business Wire (press release)

Wed, 2014-10-01 15:18

Research and Markets: East African Cement Industry Production and Investment ...
Business Wire (press release)
Certain high-growth markets - such as those in the DRC, Rwanda, and Burundi - which are characterised by low cement consumption per capita, are expected to continue to grow and attract imports from cement manufacturers based throughout East Africa ...

In Africa, Anthrax Lures Animals to Their Death - LiveScience.com

Wed, 2014-10-01 12:52

In Africa, Anthrax Lures Animals to Their Death
LiveScience.com
Areas contaminated with anthrax germs lure grazing animals like zebras and wildebeest, and these animals could spread the bacteria, leading to new rounds of infections, researchers say. This research could help scientists figure out the factors that ...

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Plant-based vaccines challenge big pharma for $3 billion flu market - Yahoo News

Wed, 2014-10-01 06:32

Plant-based vaccines challenge big pharma for $3 billion flu market
Yahoo News
Even as Ebola cases multiply in West Africa, a far greater market for plant-based biopharmaceuticals will likely be influenza vaccines used to fight pandemics, industry experts said. Making vaccines from plants may turn out to be faster and cheaper ...

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Geoffrey Siwo: Crowdsourcing Cures - OZY

Wed, 2014-10-01 05:15

OZY

Geoffrey Siwo: Crowdsourcing Cures
OZY
This month, he unveiled the United Genomes Project, Africa's first crowdsourced, open-source genetic database. Siwo and his team will start by asking first-generation Africans in the U.S. to upload their results from 23andMe and other commercially ...

Half of world's animal species gone over last 40 years, scientists say - Science Recorder

Wed, 2014-10-01 03:36

Half of world's animal species gone over last 40 years, scientists say
Science Recorder
In West Africa, for example, cutting trees has reduced the range of the forest elephant to only about seven percent of its historic range. In Ghana, the lion population in one reserve has declined 90 percent in 40 years, the report says. And habitat ...

First US case of Ebola diagnosed in Texas after man who came from Liberia ... - Washington Post

Wed, 2014-10-01 02:42

Newsweek

First US case of Ebola diagnosed in Texas after man who came from Liberia ...
Washington Post
A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas this month was diagnosed with Ebola on Tuesday, becoming the first person to board a passenger jet and unknowingly bring the disease here from West Africa, where it has killed thousands of people in recent months.
Ebola: US confirms first case of virusThe Week UK
First U.S. case of Ebola surfaces in DallasmySanAntonio.com
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Dr. Nigel Gericke Joins Nature's Sunshine Products' Medical and Scientific ... - CNNMoney

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:05

Dr. Nigel Gericke Joins Nature's Sunshine Products' Medical and Scientific ...
CNNMoney
Dr. Matt Tripp, NSP's Chief Scientific Officer, added, "Dr. Gericke has conducted extensive research on indigenous African plants for over two decades and is an expert on everything from their use as botanical foods and medicine to development and ...

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Animal health sector helps St. Joseph diversity, keep growing - Kansas City Star

Tue, 2014-09-30 04:24

Animal health sector helps St. Joseph diversity, keep growing
Kansas City Star
Now, St. Joseph also is drawing economic strength from its role in the animal health corridor that stretches from Columbia, Mo., to Manhattan, Kan. Several companies in the .... led by Boehringer Ingelheim. In 2013, Bayer purchased a company called ...

Half of world's animals have disappeared since 1970 - Telegraph.co.uk

Mon, 2014-09-29 23:06

Telegraph.co.uk

Half of world's animals have disappeared since 1970
Telegraph.co.uk
“It's certainly very concerning,” said Mike Barrett, Director of Science and Policy at the WWF, “And if it carries on at the present rate we will continue to lose even more animals. “People in Britain need to realise they are not just impacting their ...
World wildlife populations halved in 40 years - reportBBC News
Earth lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWFThe Guardian
HALF the world's wild animals have disappeared in 40 years: Humankind held ...Daily Mail
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'Among Chimpanzees' Documents the Many Threats to a Species' Survival - New York Times

Mon, 2014-09-29 21:19

New York Times

'Among Chimpanzees' Documents the Many Threats to a Species' Survival
New York Times
Many news organizations, including this one, chronicled this remarkable turnaround, as one of the world's premier research agencies acknowledged that chimpanzees are not necessary for most biomedical experiments. But even as the captive chimps made ...

STEM Is Not Just for Boys as Three Girls Win Google Science Fair - Guardian Liberty Voice

Mon, 2014-09-29 17:26

STEM Is Not Just for Boys as Three Girls Win Google Science Fair
Guardian Liberty Voice
The 2014 Grand Prize was awarded to Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow for their research into combating world hunger. The girls became concerned about famine in the horn of Africa and the looming food shortages around the world.

Into the Unknown - The New Yorker

Mon, 2014-09-29 04:07

Into the Unknown
The New Yorker
Ofili in Malick Sidibé's studio, in Mali. Ofili used a Sidibé photograph from 1963 in several works that he made in recent years in Trinidad, where he now lives. Credit Photograph by Malick Sidibé. Chris Ofili paints in a dilapidated white cottage on ...

Ebola Is Going Global. Or Not. - Bloomberg View

Sun, 2014-09-28 22:08

Bloomberg View

Ebola Is Going Global. Or Not.
Bloomberg View
West Africa's Ebola epidemic, which has already claimed about 2,000 victims, could get a lot worse before it gets better -- particularly in the (apparently unlikely) event that the virus evolves to spread from person to person through the air. It could ...
Africa: Remarks At Global Health Security Agenda SummitAllAfrica.com
Crackpot, Taxpayer-Funded Professor In Delaware Warns US Military Is Killing ...Daily Caller
A professor in US is telling Liberians that the Defense Department ...Washington Post
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One community's different kind of Sunday 'service' - News & Observer

Sun, 2014-09-28 20:39

News & Observer

One community's different kind of Sunday 'service'
News & Observer
Some events, like the 5K to support Haiti and a walk for melanoma research, raised funds. Others, like the middle schoolers' effort to support orphans in Africa, or the hundreds that showed up to Stop Hunger Now by packing bags of food that will be ...

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A Winnipeg scientist is headed to Africa to fight Ebola - Winnipeg Free Press

Sun, 2014-09-28 14:47

Winnipeg Free Press

A Winnipeg scientist is headed to Africa to fight Ebola
Winnipeg Free Press
26 by that country's health ministry, unrelated to the Ebola virus that has killed some 3,000 in West Africa. A WHO report said the DRC outbreak started with a pregnant woman from the village of Ikanamongo who butchered a bush animal killed and given ...

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Discovery of 27 new animal species reveals unmatched biodiversity - Daily News

Sat, 2014-09-27 22:02

Discovery of 27 new animal species reveals unmatched biodiversity
Daily News
A STUDY by an international team of scientists coordinated by Italy's MUSE - Science Museum has updated knowledge on the faunal richness of the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and Kenya and revealed discovery of 27 new species. The 23 amphibians and ...

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Winnipeg scientist heads to central Africa to tackle Ebola outbreak - Winnipeg Free Press

Sat, 2014-09-27 19:56

Winnipeg scientist heads to central Africa to tackle Ebola outbreak
Winnipeg Free Press
A WHO report said the DRC outbreak started with a pregnant woman from Ikanamongo village who butchered a bush animal killed and given to her by her husband. She became ill with symptoms of Ebola, reported to a private clinic in a second village and ...

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Three Girls Won Google Science Fair With A Bacteria-Based Plan To Solve The ... - Yahoo News

Sat, 2014-09-27 17:56

Three Girls Won Google Science Fair With A Bacteria-Based Plan To Solve The ...
Yahoo News
"By the year 2050 we actually need 50 percent more food just to feed everyone," Emer Hickey, one of the three winners, told Scientific American. ... Their project "Combating the global food crisis: Diazotroph Bacteria As a Cereal Crop Growth Promoter ...