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June 06, 2013
Scientists devise technology to help manage game reserves
Nairobi (XNA) Jun 06, 2013
Experts from the Nairobi-based World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) have developed a satellite technology to help better manage some of the world's richest game reserves and protected lands. The Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS)'s aim is to reduce the potential of human-wildlife conflicts by informing livestock herders and crop farmers where to graze and plant new crops that will increase their productivity, reduce land degradation, and reduce conflicts with wild animals. "Livestock and f ... read more
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Establishing nutritional value in copra and palm products fed to pigs
Products derived from coconuts and oil palm trees are the primary protein sources in swine diets in parts of Africa, southeast Asia, South America, and Europe. New research from the University of Il ... more

Acidifying oceans could spell trouble for squid
Acidifying oceans could dramatically impact the world's squid species, according to a new study led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers and soon to be published in the journal ... more

Smithsonian scientists discover that rainforests take the heat
South American rainforests thrived during three extreme global warming events in the past, say paleontologists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in a new report published in the Annual ... more
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Stopping the worm from turning
Almost one in six people worldwide are infected by parasitic worms, while parasitic infections of livestock cause economic losses of billions of Euro per year. Resistance to the few drugs available ... more


Australian lake untouched by climate change
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found that a lake on an island off the coast of Queensland, Australia, has been relatively untouched by changes in climate for the past 7000 years, and ... more
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Researchers document acceleration of ocean denitrification during deglaciation
As ice sheets melted during the deglaciation of the last ice age and global oceans warmed, oceanic oxygen levels decreased and "denitrification" accelerated by 30 to 120 percent, a new international ... more

Mosquitoes reared in cooler temps more susceptible to viruses
Urban epidemics resulting from viral diseases, such as West Nile fever and chikungunya fever, are transmitted by infected mosquitoes. According to Virginia Tech scientists, mosquitoes reared i ... more
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Report: U.S. wind energy sector booming

EU roaming charges drop sharply on Saturday

Russia's Central Bank keeps rates unchanged

PetroChina posts first quarterly loss since listing

Crude oil rally knows no limit

Oil opposition grows on both U.S. shores

Gulf Keystone Petroleum mulling debt


Turning point for early human diets occurred 3.5 million years ago
The old saying "You are what you eat" takes on new significance in the most comprehensive analysis to date of early human teeth from Africa. Prior to about 3.5 million years ago, early humans dined ... more

Study links increase in rainfall in Atlanta to Clean Air Act passage
A geoscience professor at Georgia State University says his research confirms the Clean Air Act of 1970 led to increased rainfall in Atlanta. ... more

Tiny wasp takes on invasive pest killing U.S., Canadian ash trees
U.S. entomologists say a tiny Chinese wasp is proving an effective biological weapon against an invasive insect pest decimating ash trees in North America. ... more
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Scientists say fossil from China is oldest primate skeleton yet found
The world's oldest known fossil primate skeleton, a previously unknown genus, was unearthed from an ancient lakebed in central China, paleontologists say. ... more

Global cybercrime ring targeted by Microsoft and FBI
Microsoft on Wednesday said it teamed with the FBI to disrupt armies of hacked computers used to commit more than a half-billion dollars in financial fraud around the world. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Merkel says Germany ready to reinforce NATO eastern flank

Finland risks 'serious crisis' with Russia if it joins NATO: study

China rejects Hong Kong port call by US carrier: Pentagon

Marshall Islands welcomes US disaster declaration

Netherlands to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

China, Russia rap US missile defence plan in S. Korea

Textron adds VTOL capability to Aerosonde unmanned aerial system


Tourism imperils way of life for Thai sea gypsies
They roamed the seas off the Andaman Coast for generations, but Thailand's sea gypsies say their traditional way of life is under threat and their homes at risk from a tourism boom. ... more

Great Wall of trouble for Chinese farmer
At the farthest end of the Great Wall, Yang Yongfu limps along the section he arduously restored, in effect "privatising" it and putting himself on a collision course with the authorities. ... more

Brazil police deployed to contain land feud
A crack police unit was deployed in the central Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul Wednesday to contain a land feud between indigenous residents and white farmers that left one person dead. ... more
Japan disaster cash spent on counting turtles: report

Agreement over Statue of Liberty security screening

No health risk from Fukushima radiation: UN

Another American High Frontier First: 3-D Manufacturing in Space

Atom by atom, bond by bond, a chemical reaction caught in the act

Magnetic monopoles erase data

Egypt warns 'all options open' on Ethiopia dam

To save corals, save the forests: study

Surge of jellyfish hitting coastlines around Mediterranean Sea

Arctic current flowed under deep freeze of last ice age

Ancient trapped water could explain timing of Earth's first ice age

Researchers document acceleration of ocean denitrification during deglaciation


Egypt warns 'all options open' on Ethiopia dam
Egypt will demand that Ethiopia stop construction of a Nile river dam and warned "all options are open" if it harms its water supply, advisers to President Mohamed Morsi said on Wednesday. ... more

Climate and land use: Europe's floods raise questions
Less than three months after being battered by snow and ice, central Europe now finds itself fighting floods - and some scientists are pointing the finger at human interference with the climate system. ... more

Surge of jellyfish hitting coastlines around Mediterranean Sea
An explosion of jellyfish in the Mediterranean threatens both the sea's biodiversity and the health of tens of thousands of summer tourists, scientists warn. ... more

Ancient trapped water could explain timing of Earth's first ice age
Tiny bubbles of ancient water trapped in quartz grains in Australia may hold the key to understanding what caused the Earth's first ice age, scientists say. ... more
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Comet from Oort Cloud brings clues about solar system's origins

Weasel chews power cable, puts LHC experiments on hold

Superfast light source made from artificial atom

Simulators give astronauts glimpse of future flights

Committee votes to double Russian rocket engine procurement

Date set for second SLS Booster qualification ground test


China opens EU wine probe as trade dispute spreads


Europe floods force tens of thousands from their homes


Medieval writings link volcanic eruptions, cold weather


Lightning kills 27 in eastern India: official


Toll from US tornadoes climbs to 20: officials


Chinese website bans searches for 'yellow duck'


Scientists tell Australia to save Great Barrier Reef


Spike in whale deaths off Argentina's Patagonia: NGO


Tropical Storm Andrea forms, likely to be hurricane: NHC


New map reveals secrets of Antarctica below the ice

Human activity echoes through Brazilian rainforest

Hidden effects of climate change may threaten eelgrass meadows

Forest, soil carbon important but does not offset fossil fuel emissions

Fish species from 408 million years ago found in Teruel

Archaeological evidence points to the beginnings of viniculture in France

New maps show how shipping noise spans the globe

New Explanation for Slow Earthquakes on San Andreas

Investigators link poultry contamination on farm and at processing plant

Agricultural innovation offers only path to feed Africa and the world

To save corals, save the forests: study

China blocks Tiananmen anniversary remembrance

Extinct frog hasn't croaked -- it's a 'living fossil'

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen as China blocks remembrance

Merkel pledges aid amid flood surge

China fire survivors tell of 'sea of flames'

'Flood tourists' inundate deluged Czech capital

Ten dead, thousands evacuated as floods sweep Europe

Death toll from Taiwan killer quake rises to four

China poultry plant fire kills 119: local government

Cracking the Code of HIV; Providing An Up-Close View of the Enemy

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