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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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Zebra scat science improves conservation efforts

 

How can Zebra excrement tell us what an animal's response to climate change and habitat destruction will be?

That is what scientists from The University of Manchester and Chester Zoo have been investigating in South Africa. Together the team have been using zebra stools to understand how challenges or 'stressors', such as the destruction and breakup of habitats, impact on populations of South Africa's Cape mountain zebra.

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World Science Journalist meeting stays Out of Africa

  

World Science Journalist meeting stays Out of Africa

Countries in the developing world would struggle to put together a bid that’s as good, and you can’t fault the directors of the World Federation of Science Journalists for choosing them over a rival bid from Montreal, a decision announced during this month’s WCSJ in San Francisco (26-30 October)

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