Nav: Home

Current Africa News and Events | Page 25

Current Africa News and Events, Africa News Articles.
Sort By: Most Relevant | Most Viewed
Page 25 of 25 | 1000 Results
Vultures foraging far and wide face a poisonous future
African vultures face an increasing risk of fatal poisoning, according to Durham University research. (2013-01-30)
Previous unknown fox species found
Researchers from Wits University and the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, together with international scientists announced on Tuesday, Jan. (2013-01-23)
Study provides new insights on drought predictions in East Africa
New research published in the journal Nature helps explain the mechanisms at work behind historical patterns of aridity in Eastern Africa over many decades -- findings that may help improve future predictions of drought and food security in the region. (2013-01-18)
Genetic admixture in southern Africa
Ancient Khoisan lineages survive in contemporary Bantu groups. (2013-01-17)
Savanna study highlights African fuelwood crisis
The dwindling reserves of fuelwood in Africa have been illuminated in a new study published today, which shows a bleak outlook for supplies across savannas in South Africa. (2013-01-17)
Chronic disease research awarded funding
The Medical Research Council have awarded the African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research five years funding. (2013-01-15)
Cervical cancer screening in less-developed areas should be tailored to local conditions
The best approach to detecting cervical cancer in HIV-positive women living in research limited countries such as those in Sub-Saharan Africa combines commonly used testing methods tailored to local levels of development and medical infrastructure, according to a study by researchers from and the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and the University of North Carolina. (2013-01-14)
Gene flow from India to Australia about 4,000 years ago
Long before Europeans settled in Australia humans had migrated from the Indian subcontinent to Australia and mixed with Australian aborigines. (2013-01-14)
Rainfall, brain infection linked in sub-Saharan Africa
The amount of rainfall affects the number of infant infections leading to hydrocephalus in Uganda, according to a team of researchers who are the first to demonstrate that these brain infections are linked to climate. (2013-01-04)
Fluctuating environment may have driven human evolution
A series of rapid environmental changes in East Africa roughly 2 million years ago may be responsible for driving human evolution, according to researchers at Penn State and Rutgers University. (2012-12-24)
Discovery of Africa moth species important for agriculture, controlling invasive plants
In the rain forests of the Congo, where mammals and birds are hunted to near-extinction, an impenetrable sound of buzzing insects blankets the atmosphere. (2012-12-20)
Wine and tea are key ingredients in South African plan to grow domestic research
The South African government is investing in scientific research to foster production of agricultural products like pinotage (a red wine) and honeybush (source of a fragrant tea) to create jobs and boost the economy. (2012-12-19)
Global rates of infertility remain unchanged over past 2 decades
In 2010, almost 50 million couples worldwide were unable to have a child after five years of trying. (2012-12-18)
Tracing humanity's African ancestry may mean rewriting 'out of Africa' dates
New research by a University of Alberta archeologist may lead to a rethinking of how, when and from where our ancestors left Africa. (2012-12-13)
World population gains more than a decade's life expectancy since 1970
In the first Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 paper, published in The Lancet, the authors present new estimates of life expectancy for the last four decades in 187 different countries. (2012-12-13)
African sanitation activist honored with OU International Water Prize
The University of Oklahoma Water Technologies for Emerging Regions Center has named development activist Ada Oko-Williams as the recipient of the 2013 University of Oklahoma International Water Prize. (2012-12-12)
Drought in the Horn of Africa delays migrating birds
The catastrophic drought last year in the Horn of Africa affected millions of people but also caused the extremely late arrival into northern Europe of several migratory songbird species, a study from University of Copenhagen published in Science now shows. (2012-12-06)
Small patches of native plants help boost pollination services in large farms
Isolation from natural habitat can lead to productivity losses due to lack of pollinators. (2012-12-05)
Africa's Homo sapiens were the first techies
The search for the origin of modern human behavior and technological advancement among our ancestors in southern Africa some 70,000 years ago, has taken a step closer to firmly establishing Africa, and especially South Africa, as the primary center for the early development of human behavior. (2012-12-05)
New study reveals lions are rapidly losing ground in Africa
A new study released this week confirms that lions are rapidly and literally losing ground across Africa's once-thriving savannahs due to burgeoning human population growth and subsequent, massive land-use conversion. (2012-12-04)
African savannah -- and its lions -- declining at alarming rates
About 75 percent of Africa's savannahs and more than two-thirds of the lion population once estimated to live there have disappeared in the last 50 years, according to a study published this week in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation. (2012-12-04)
'Transport infrastructure' determines spread of HIV subtypes in Africa
Road networks and geographic factors affecting (2012-12-04)
Cornell receives $25.2M in funding for next generation cassava breeding
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom are investing $25.2 million to improve the staple crop's productivity and build human and technical capacity for plant breeding in sub-Saharan Africa. (2012-11-30)
Researchers detail the migrations of the wood wasp Sirex noctilio
The Sirex noctilio wood wasp is one of the great enemies of the trees in the Pinus family. (2012-11-21)
Xpert test for TB could help prevent deaths in southern Africa, but at substantial cost
A rapid test for tuberculosis (TB) could help to reduce TB deaths, improve TB treatment, and also offer reasonably good value for money if introduced in southern Africa, an area that has high rates of HIV and a type of TB that is resistant to some drugs (multi-drug resistant TB), according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. (2012-11-20)
National Council for Social Studies names Distinguished Global Scholar
Josiah Tlou, a professor emeritus of education at Virginia Tech, has been named Distinguished Global Scholar of the year by the National Council for Social Studies. (2012-11-16)
'Raising the african voice' on climate change
Fifteen science academies of Africa issued a joint statement in Lagos, Nigeria, today calling on the African scientific community to intensify its study of the impact of climate change. (2012-11-12)
PATH's Kent Campbell honored for lifetime achievement in the fight against malaria
Kent Campbell, PATH's Malaria Control Program director, received the distinguished Joseph Augustin LePrince Medal in recognition of outstanding work in the field of malariology at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's award ceremony. (2012-11-12)
Small lethal tools have big implications for early modern human complexity
On the south coast of South Africa, scientists have found evidence for an advanced stone age technology dated to 71,000 years ago at Pinnacle Point near Mossel Bay. (2012-11-07)
Protected areas in East Africa may not be conserving iconic plants
A new study led by researchers from the University of York suggests protected areas in East Africa are not conserving plants such as the iconic Acacia tree. (2012-11-07)
New grant to establish pan-continental bioinformatics research network in Africa
Victor Jongeneel, director of the High-Performance Biological Computing program and affiliate of the Institute for Genomic Biology and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, is a key participant in a grant awarded by the Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative, or H3Africa, to establish a pan-continental bioinformatics network to aid research. (2012-10-26)
NASA saw Tropical Storm Murjan making landfall on the Horn of Africa
NASA's Aqua satellite watched from space as Somalia in the Horn of Africa experienced a landfalling tropical cyclone on Oct. (2012-10-25)
Scientists to study the role genes play in treating TB
The University of Liverpool has been awarded funding to determine whether differences in our genes determine how patients respond to drugs used to treat Tuberculosis in Sub-Saharan Africa. (2012-10-25)
Migratory birds can spread haemorrhagic fever
A type of haemorrhagic fever that is prevalent in Africa, Asia, and the Balkans has begun to spread to new areas in southern Europe. (2012-10-23)
Making transport a driver for development in Africa
A new report by a panel of international experts highlights policies to improve air quality road safety and congestion, supporting African development. (2012-10-23)
Local wildlife is important in human diets
Animals like antelope, frogs and rodents may be tricky to catch, but they provide protein in places where traditional livestock are scarce. (2012-10-23)
Climate variability and conflict risk in East Africa measured by Boulder team
While a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows the risk of human conflict in East Africa increases somewhat with hotter temperatures and drops a bit with higher precipitation, it concludes that socioeconomic, political and geographic factors play a much more substantial role than climate change. (2012-10-22)
New Stanford analysis provides fuller picture of human expansion from Africa
A comprehensive analysis of the anthropological and genetic history of humans' expansion out of Africa could lead to medical advances. (2012-10-22)
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation's SECURE THE FUTUREĀ® program announces new findings confirming Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS has positive impact on mitigating HIV/AIDS impact in the community
Survey finds empowerment program helps 57 percent of respondents reduce socioeconomic impact of HIV/AIDS by providing tools to reduce poverty and emotional burden of disease. (2012-10-18)
Page 25 of 25 | 1000 Results
   First   Previous   Next      Last   

Best Science Podcasts 2019

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2019. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

Rethinking Anger
Anger is universal and complex: it can be quiet, festering, justified, vengeful, and destructive. This hour, TED speakers explore the many sides of anger, why we need it, and who's allowed to feel it. Guests include psychologists Ryan Martin and Russell Kolts, writer Soraya Chemaly, former talk radio host Lisa Fritsch, and business professor Dan Moshavi.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#537 Science Journalism, Hold the Hype
Everyone's seen a piece of science getting over-exaggerated in the media. Most people would be quick to blame journalists and big media for getting in wrong. In many cases, you'd be right. But there's other sources of hype in science journalism. and one of them can be found in the humble, and little-known press release. We're talking with Chris Chambers about doing science about science journalism, and where the hype creeps in. Related links: The association between exaggeration in health related science news and academic press releases: retrospective observational study Claims of causality in health news: a randomised trial This...