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Scientists warn the Earth is heading for catastrophe

Scientists warn the Earth is heading for catastrophe

Earth is rapidly headed toward a catastrophic breakdown if humans don’t get their act together, according to an international group of scientists.

World Largest Crocodile Lived In East Africa: Study

World Largest Crocodile Lived In East Africa: Study

A crocodile large enough to swallow humans once lived in East Africa, a University of Iowa researcher have found.

Scientists Uncover Strong Support for Once-Marginalized Theory on Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists Uncover Strong Support for Once-Marginalized Theory on Parkinson’s Disease

University of California, San Diego scientists have used powerful computational tools and laboratory tests to discover new support for a once-marginalized theory about the underlying cause of Parkinson’s disease.

Flavonoid Rich Berries Help Keep Your Brain Sharp

Flavonoid Rich Berries Help Keep Your Brain Sharp

A new study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) finds that a high intake of flavonoid rich berries, such as strawberries and blueberries, over time, can delay memory decline in older women by 2.5 years. Learn more.

Questions About Ethiopians’ High-Altitude Adaptations Solved

Questions About Ethiopians’ High-Altitude Adaptations Solved

Researchers has made new inroads to answering how the Amhara people of the Ethiopian Highlands adapt to life in low-oxygen conditions with a first genome-wide study of high-altitude adaptations in the eastern African country.

Snakebite victims absent in health system as most consult traditional healers

Snakebite victims absent in health system as most consult traditional healers

Fatal snakebites are a bigger-than-acknowledged global health problem that has been vastly under-reported, according to research presented today at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s (ASTMH) annual meeting.

UN overhaul required to govern planet’s life support system: Experts

UN overhaul required to govern planet’s life support system: Experts

Reducing the risk of potential global environmental disaster requires a “constitutional moment” comparable in scale and importance to the reform of international governance that followed World War II, say experts preparing the largest scientific conference leading up to next June’s Rio+20 Earth Summit.

Modern humans interbred with more archaic hominin before migrating out of Africa: Research

Modern humans interbred with more archaic hominin before migrating out of Africa: Research

It is now widely accepted that the species Homo sapiens originated in Africa and eventually spread throughout the world. But did those early humans interbreed with more ancestral forms of the genus Homo, for example Homo erectus, the “upright walking man,” Homo habilis, – the “tool-using man” or Homo neanderthalensis, the first artists of cave-painting fame?

Bringing Open Access Africa publishing initiative to West Africa

Bringing Open Access Africa publishing initiative to West Africa

(InformAfrica) — BioMed Central recently launched ‘Open Access Africa’, a collection of initiatives designed to increase the output and visibility of scientific research published by African learning institutes. Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, has recently been announced as the first African Foundation Member to participate in the free scheme.