Pastoralism is a goldmine if tapped book says

Pastoralism is a goldmine if tapped book says

Kenya’s Minister of State for Development of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands launched a book on February 13 exploring the challenges and lucrative opportunities existing in pastoralism. The book ‘Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins’ seeks to demystify commonplace myths that the practice is not sustainable or profitable.

InformAfrica: Tiny chameleons discovered in Madagascar

InformAfrica: Tiny chameleons discovered in Madagascar

Four new species of miniaturized lizards have been identified in Madagascar off the southeastern coast of Africa. These lizards, just tens of millimeters from head to tail and in some cases small enough to stand on the head of a match, rank among the smallest reptiles in the world.

Science News: World’s first chimeric monkeys are born

Science News: World’s first chimeric monkeys are born

Researchers have produced the world’s first chimeric monkeys. The bodies of these monkeys, which are normal and healthy, are composed of a mixture of cells representing as many as six distinct genomes. The advance holds great potential for future research as chimeric animals had been largely restricted to mice, the researchers say.