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We're closer to learning when humans first daubed arrows with poison - HeritageDaily

Thu, 2017-04-06 16:48

HeritageDaily

We're closer to learning when humans first daubed arrows with poison
HeritageDaily
Exactly when did human beings start tipping their weapons with poison to hunt prey? This is a question at the forefront of recent archaeological research. In southern Africa San (or Bushman) hunter-gatherer groups, such as the /Xam of the Western Cape ...

Iran & Hungary to develop nuclear plant for 'scientific-educational' purposes - RT

Thu, 2017-04-06 15:21

RT

Iran & Hungary to develop nuclear plant for 'scientific-educational' purposes
RT
"When the Prime Minister was there, we undertook to take part in jointly creating a mini nuclear plant with educational, scientific purposes, and now this agreement will be implemented," Lazar said, referring to Orban's visit to Iran in 2015. In ...

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South Africa's top court lifts ban on domestic sales of rhino horn: What does that mean for conservation? - Christian Science Monitor

Thu, 2017-04-06 15:15

Christian Science Monitor

South Africa's top court lifts ban on domestic sales of rhino horn: What does that mean for conservation?
Christian Science Monitor
A global ban on horn trade remains in place but a proposal to end the domestic ban was initiated from private rhino owners who say they need to harvest and sell horns from live animals to afford spiraling security costs over protecting the rhinos from ...
South African Court Favors Domestic Trade Of Rhino HornsScience Times
South African Court Ends Ban on Sale of Rhinoceros HornsNew York Times

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At Alachua County Ranch, Exotic Animals Give Couple Purpose - WUFT

Thu, 2017-04-06 09:19

At Alachua County Ranch, Exotic Animals Give Couple Purpose
WUFT
After doing some research, she and Barry decided to go to South Africa's Dewildt Cheetah Sanctuary, run by Ann Van Dyk. They booked ... The king-cheetah incident sparked the couple's spirit for exotic animals, and they bought a 2,000-acre plot north of ...

Economically sustainable seed businesses to transform cassava production in Nigeria - Africa Science News Service

Wed, 2017-04-05 17:33

Africa Science News Service

Economically sustainable seed businesses to transform cassava production in Nigeria
Africa Science News Service
Seed sector professionals have said businesses selling improved varieties and high quality cassava stems for cultivation could help African farmers significantly raise their productivity. This will mean more earning from the same land, inputs and effort.

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Africa: Waste to Energy Market Gains Public-Private Partnership Attention Due to EU 2020 Renewable Energy Targets - AllAfrica.com

Tue, 2017-04-04 14:19

Africa: Waste to Energy Market Gains Public-Private Partnership Attention Due to EU 2020 Renewable Energy Targets
AllAfrica.com
As a result, waste management, modernisation of WTE plants, research and development into new WTE technologies, and public and private partnerships (PPP) are garnering attention. European Waste to Energy (WTE) Plant Market, Forecast to 2020, new ...

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Māori scientists lead effort to combat plant pathogen - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Tue, 2017-04-04 04:15

Māori scientists lead effort to combat plant pathogen
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Dr Byrom says: “Fortunately, in 2016 the NZ's Biological Heritage National Science Challenge funded a multidisciplinary research project aimed at boosting the preparedness of NZ's biosecurity system for an incursion of this plant pathogen.” ... Te Turi ...

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Prehistoric humans made jewellery out of exotic island animals - New Scientist

Mon, 2017-04-03 19:01

New Scientist

Prehistoric humans made jewellery out of exotic island animals
New Scientist
Modern humans first ventured out of Africa at least 60,000 years ago, with some travelling west towards Europe. Others spilled ... During this migration, they stumbled across a dizzying array of new and exotic plants and animals that differed from ...
Ice age art in Indonesia reveals how spiritual life transformed en route to AustraliaThe Guardian
Prehistoric art and ornaments from Indonesian 'Ice Age'Science Daily

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Wild elephants sleep for only two hours at night - Science News for Students (blog)

Mon, 2017-04-03 12:15

Science News for Students (blog)

Wild elephants sleep for only two hours at night
Science News for Students (blog)
Wild African elephants may break sleep records for mammals. New data show that ... Much of what scientists had known about sleeping elephants came from animals living in captivity, notes Paul Manger. He is a ... A predator, poacher or a male elephant ...

Russia courts Africa with nuclear science scholarships through ... - The PIE News

Mon, 2017-04-03 09:55

Russia courts Africa with nuclear science scholarships through ...
The PIE News
The government of Russia is increasing its efforts to recruit African students to the country's universities, the latest being an offer of 60 scholarships to study ...

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Radioactive boars, gathering whales can't be good - Fairfield Daily Republic

Sun, 2017-04-02 07:17

Fairfield Daily Republic

Radioactive boars, gathering whales can't be good
Fairfield Daily Republic
In Japan, where the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant melted down six years ago, we now have radioactive boars roaming the countryside, according to The New York Times. According to the Times (“boaring, but never boring,” should be its motto), ...

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Three-way honey badger brawl captured on camera in South Africa - Earth Touch

Sun, 2017-04-02 05:30

Earth Touch

Three-way honey badger brawl captured on camera in South Africa
Earth Touch
From lions to venomous snakes, all kinds of animals have found themselves on the receiving end of some aggressive "badgering". But it's not often that ... Seeing even one honey badger on safari is a rare treat, so when Cecil Kagan came across this ...

San Antonio Zoo researcher discovers new large mammal in African forest - WOAI

Sun, 2017-04-02 05:03

WOAI

San Antonio Zoo researcher discovers new large mammal in African forest
WOAI
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo — The San Antonio Zoo announced Saturday that an amazing discovery was made by their Conservation and Research Department in Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. They say the ... Our Conservation and ...

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