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New Orangutan Species Could Be the Most Endangered Great Ape


An orangutan from the Batang Toru
region of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, which researchers say is a distinct, third species of great apes. CreditTim Laman

By JOE COCHRANENOV.

The rain forests of Indonesia and Malaysia have long had enigmatic residents in their canopies of trees. They are the orangutans, who have always fascinated with their shocks of orange fur, remarkable vocal abilities as well as the 97 percent of the DNA they share in common with human beings.

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Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

By AP Associates

Cairo - Scientists have found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs.

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Rick Perry: Fossil fuels will help... prevent sex crimes in Africa

By Rick Perry © Global Look Press Published time: 3 Nov, 2017

Energy Secretary Rick Perry was touting the Trump administration’s energy policy when he shone a light in an unusual direction, implying that expanding exports of fossil fuels is “going to play a positive role” in preventing sexual assault in Africa.

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Three malaria research works clinch NLNG’s $.1 million science prize

By Chukwuma Muanya, Assistant Editor

03 November 2017

Three research works on malaria have won the $100,000 tag for the 2017 Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) Prize for Science.

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South African saga: Anti-GMO activist groups’ disinformation campaign against new disease-resistant corn

 

Isaac Ongu is an agriculturist, science writer and an advocate for science based interventions in solving agricultural challenges in Africa.

How have anti-GMO activist groups been so effective at preventing the introduction of new products, many with demonstrable benefits in boosting yield, reducing plant disease or increasing nutrition?

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