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Stiff muscles are a counterintuitive superpower of NBA athletes

Stiff muscles are a counterintuitive superpower of NBA athletes

Source: Philip Anloague, Chair and Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, University of Dayton / The Conversation For most people, the...
Gambian farmers adapt to climate change with new irrigation strategies | FAO

Gambian farmers adapt to climate change with new irrigation strategies | FAO

Key Facts Many West and Central African countries are fortunate to have abundant water resources. However, these resources are unevenly distributed across the region...

British Council Creative Enterprise Programme 2019 – East Africa

Application Deadline: May 31st 2018 The Creative Enterprise Programme is a four-day practical workshop that equips creative entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed....
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South Africa and China Kick-Off Young Scientists Exchange Programme

press release Seven South African students will soon leave for China - the first under the South Africa-China Young Scientists Exchange Programme. A farewell ceremony...
Sheldon and Amy's fictional physics parallels real science

Sheldon and Amy’s fictional physics parallels real science

Source: Adilson Motter, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University / The Conversation After 12 successful seasons, “The Big Bang...
Making fish protein available, accessible and affordable in the Philippines | FAO

Making fish protein available, accessible and affordable in the Philippines | FAO

Key Facts Filipinos rely heavily on aquaculture, and tilapia in particular, to fulfill their protein needs. About 12 percent of their animal-based protein consumption...
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SpaceX Launches First Starlink Satellites In Space Internet Battle

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Nigerian Scientist Develops World’s First Artificial Intelligence Platform for Language Translation

Mr Emmanuel Gabriel, a 41-year-old Nigerian Information Communication Technology (ICT)...
Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs?

Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs?

Source: Iain Boyd, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan / The Conversation U.S. Navy pilots and sailors won’t be...
At home in the Amazon: Protecting biodiversity and livelihoods together | FAO

At home in the Amazon: Protecting biodiversity and livelihoods together | FAO

Key factsThe Amazon is home to the largest expanse of tropical rain forest remaining on Earth. About twice the size of India, these forests...
New autism research on single neurons suggests signaling problems in brain circuits

New autism research on single neurons suggests signaling problems in brain circuits

Source: Dmitry Velmeshev, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, San Francisco / The Conversation Autism affects at least 2% of children...
Acting early to prevent food crises in Sudan and Madagascar | FAO

Acting early to prevent food crises in Sudan and Madagascar | FAO

Today, the world is facing unprecedented humanitarian needs and increasingly frequent large-scale natural disasters. Natural disasters are occurring nearly five times as often as they...
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Scientists Find a Volume Knob for Emotional Memories

Steven Ramirez says you can save the Black Mirror references. He’s already heard his work compared to nearly every dystopian movie about memory—from the...
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Ghana: Mesti Holds One-Day Creativity, Innovation Workshop

By Frederick Gadese-MensahA one-day creativity and innovation workshop targeted at institutional heads and the start-up ecosystem, was held yesterday in Accra. It provides real and...
Women take a hit for reporting sexual harassment, but #MeToo may be changing that

Women take a hit for reporting sexual harassment, but #MeToo may be changing that

Source: Chloe Grace Hart, PhD Candidate in Sociology, Stanford University / The Conversation An unprecedented number of women have come...
Securing land tenure rights for farmers in Sierra Leone | FAO

Securing land tenure rights for farmers in Sierra Leone | FAO

Two-thirds of Sierra Leone’s population is involved in subsistence agriculture. Farmers – most of them women - operate in an informal and precarious system...
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Opinion: Trump Must Never Listen To The Warmonger Bolton

Artwork by Michael Anderson and Sam Ben-Meir by MICHAEL ANDERSON and SAM BEN-MEIRNEW YORK, (CAJ News) – WAGING a war against Iran, or even thinking...
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South Africa: Tackling Lupus From the ‘Cathedral of Science’

The Department of Paediatrics & Child Health's Dr Kate Webb is the second recipient from the University of Cape Town (UCT) to be selected...
Simply elegant, Morse code marks 175 years and counting

Simply elegant, Morse code marks 175 years and counting

Source: Eddie King, Ph.D. Student in Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina / The Conversation The first message sent by...
Stopping Avian Influenza in Togo | FAO

Stopping Avian Influenza in Togo | FAO

Key FactsHighly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 is a devastating disease. Known more commonly as Avian flu, it is very contagious among birds and...
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South Africa: UCT Puts Its Money Behind Innovation

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has shown its commitment to innovation and ensuring its research outputs have an impact with Council approving the...
FILE - A shop sells skin-lightening products in Accra, Ghana, on July 3, 2018.

East Africa Closer to Banning Hydroquinone Skin-Lightening Products

ARUSHA, TANZANIA —  East African countries are set to ban skin-lightening products that contain hydroquinone, a medical agent linked to health problems when used in...

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