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America's First Hunters ate Elephant-Like Animals - News Tonight Africa

Tue, 2014-07-15 15:24

News Tonight Africa

America's First Hunters ate Elephant-Like Animals
News Tonight Africa
Archeologists have uncovered a Native American, a first at a Mexican site known as the 'End of the World'. The discovery has provided scientists the first archeological evidence about the so-called Clovis people eating gomphotheres, ancient animals ...

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Nutreco looks to develop research on mechanisms behind dairy calf nutrition - FeedNavigator.com

Tue, 2014-07-15 15:14

FeedNavigator.com

Nutreco looks to develop research on mechanisms behind dairy calf nutrition
FeedNavigator.com
Dairy farmers need greater insight into how to optimize calf diets, says Nutreco as it invests just over €1m ($1.3m) in a new dairy calf and beef cattle nutrition research facility in the Netherlands. ... The Dutch feed giant said the new center, set ...
Nutreco expands calf and beef cattle researchNASDAQ

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Jeremiah Heaton plants flag in unclaimed Bir Tawil land so daughter Emily, 7 ... - WLS-TV

Tue, 2014-07-15 14:08

Jeremiah Heaton plants flag in unclaimed Bir Tawil land so daughter Emily, 7 ...
WLS-TV
Shelia Carapico, a professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond, says Heaton would not have political control over the land without legal recognition from neighboring countries, the United Nations or other groups.

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Can the Fern that Cooled the Planet Do It Again? - Scientific American

Tue, 2014-07-15 14:07

Can the Fern that Cooled the Planet Do It Again?
Scientific American
Fifty-five million years ago, when scientists believe the Earth was in a near-runaway state, dangerously overheated by greenhouse gases, the Arctic Ocean was also a very different place. It was a large lake, connected to the greater oceans by one ...

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Cheetah smuggling driving wild population to extinction, report says - The Guardian

Tue, 2014-07-15 10:23

The Guardian

Cheetah smuggling driving wild population to extinction, report says
The Guardian
The rising trade in cheetahs for luxury pets in the Middle East is helping to drive critical populations of the wild cats to extinction, according to new research. The report also ... There is an ancient tradition of using trained cheetahs as royal ...
Trophy Pets: Middle East Buyers Threaten Cheetahs with ExtinctionInternational Business Times UK

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How to prevent the next Ebola outbreak - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Mon, 2014-07-14 13:54

How to prevent the next Ebola outbreak
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Strong scientific evidence points to the fruit bat as the host species for the Ebola virus. Human activities that increase exposure to fruit bats increase the risk of Ebola outbreaks. The worst activities include widespread deforestation and bushmeat ...

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'Science of Coffee' in Wadsworth reveals how to brew the best cup - Medina County Gazette

Mon, 2014-07-14 13:27

Medina County Gazette

'Science of Coffee' in Wadsworth reveals how to brew the best cup
Medina County Gazette
Coffee, grown only within 1,000 miles of the equator, is grown on trees. He said the beans used to make the drink are essentially the “pit” of coffee cherries. He said it's the second-most traded commodity in the world, right behind oil, and the world ...

VIASPACE Establishes Giant KingTM Grass Research Collaboration With the ... - Wall Street Journal

Mon, 2014-07-14 11:06

VIASPACE Establishes Giant KingTM Grass Research Collaboration With the ...
Wall Street Journal
Dr. Bachie earned his Ph.D. in Plant Biology at UC Riverside. Dr. Bachie is the UC ... From a business perspective, having a Giant King Grass research collaboration with the prestigious and respected University of California is a remarkable achievement ...

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Near-extinct forest giraffe shows resilience in a war zone - Phys.Org

Mon, 2014-07-14 10:30

Phys.Org

Near-extinct forest giraffe shows resilience in a war zone
Phys.Org
Now, using genetic techniques similar to those employed by crime scene forensics, scientists from Cardiff and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have been able to piece together a better understanding of the species, bringing new hope for the Okapi ...

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Researchers study wild dogs at Battle Creek zoo - Cadillac News (subscription)

Sun, 2014-07-13 10:22

Researchers study wild dogs at Battle Creek zoo
Cadillac News (subscription)
They are working with the Institute for Breeding Rare and Endangered African Mammals and the African Predator Conservation Research Organization to observe the dogs in U.S. zoos, collect biological samples and prepare a breeding program.

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How your old pants and shirts pick pockets of the world's poorest - Express.co.uk

Sun, 2014-07-13 09:39

Express.co.uk

How your old pants and shirts pick pockets of the world's poorest
Express.co.uk
IN BRITAIN, we donate thousands of tons of unwanted clothes to charity each year but most never reach the shop rails. Clare Heal discovered how they are exported to Africa as part of a multi-million pound industry making some of the world's poorest ...

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Fossil of 2-inch long hedgehog found in British Columbia - Tech Times

Sun, 2014-07-13 08:21

Tech Times

Fossil of 2-inch long hedgehog found in British Columbia
Tech Times
Silvacola acares was previously unknown to scientists before it was uncovered in Driftwood Canyon. The name means "tiny forest dweller." Heptodon, an ancient relative of the mighty tapir, was also discovered at the site. This species resembled a ...

Va. man plants flag, claims African country, calling it 'Kingdom of North Sudan' - Washington Post

Sun, 2014-07-13 01:51

Va. man plants flag, claims African country, calling it 'Kingdom of North Sudan'
Washington Post
Sheila Carapico, professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond, told the Bristol Herald Courier last week that Heaton would need legal recognition from neighboring countries, the United Nations or other groups ...

Agronomists to help new African plant breeders - Iowa Farmer Today

Sat, 2014-07-12 19:14

Agronomists to help new African plant breeders
Iowa Farmer Today
The e-modules developed by the ISU team will be used in plant breeding curricula by faculty at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, Makerere University in Uganda and the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

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Agronomists to help new African plant breeders - Iowa Farmer Today

Sat, 2014-07-12 19:14

Agronomists to help new African plant breeders
Iowa Farmer Today
The e-modules developed by the ISU team will be used in plant breeding curricula by faculty at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, Makerere University in Uganda and the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

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Huntress: Outrageous or Justifed? - Indian Country Today

Sat, 2014-07-12 19:02

The Wire

Huntress: Outrageous or Justifed?
Indian Country Today
She proudly displayed her trophy kills—namely the “Big Five”: the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and White/Black rhinoceros—on her Facebook page, until the social media site took down her photos on grounds that they ...
Facebook Officially Doesn't Approve of Dead Animals or Baby ButtsThe Wire

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How to Build Research Partnerships That Benefit Farmers - AllAfrica.com

Sat, 2014-07-12 10:07

How to Build Research Partnerships That Benefit Farmers
AllAfrica.com
One of these programmes is the Generation Challenge Programme, which I direct: a global consortium of crop research institutions that, within a decade, aimed to demonstrate that applying modern biology and harnessing plant genetic diversity can create ...

The flowers of July, from the gold medallion tree to angel trumpets - Los Angeles Daily News

Fri, 2014-07-11 23:31

The flowers of July, from the gold medallion tree to angel trumpets
Los Angeles Daily News
At Trader Joe's on the corner of Riverside Drive and Hazeltine Avenue in Sherman Oaks, you can acquire a stout, potted basil plant for $2.95, which is a very fair price. Just keep in mind that, planted in the ... I mentioned in a previous column that ...

Can we really talk to the animals? - Express.co.uk

Fri, 2014-07-11 23:29

Express.co.uk

Can we really talk to the animals?
Express.co.uk
Leading the hunt for answers is the award-winning producer, presenter and zoologist, Lucy Cooke, who will be meeting the scientists and experts breaking new ground in the study of animal communication. Exploring their methods and translating their ...
Chatty chimps. Sarcastic squirrels. A new TV show proves Dr Dolittle was right ...Daily Mail

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Carbohydrates From The Okra Plant Can Improve Quality Of Some Food Products - RedOrbit

Fri, 2014-07-11 19:42

RedOrbit

Carbohydrates From The Okra Plant Can Improve Quality Of Some Food Products
RedOrbit
Katerina received an A.J. Banks Travel Bursary, awarded by the international science forum SCI, which enabled her to attend the conference, where her presentations created heightened interest in the potential of okra, which grows in Africa and India ...

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