November 21, 2019

Nairobi DusitD2 hotel attacked by suspected militants

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From BBC Suspected militants have attacked a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, killing a number of people. Gunfire and blasts were heard at the compound in the Westlands district of the Kenyan capital, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab said it was behind the attack but gave […]

Slave traders carried deadly blood parasite from Africa to New World, study finds

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By Tyler MacDonald The Schistosoma mansoni parasite made its way to the New World through the slave trade, according to a new study. The team used genome analysis to pinpoint when two of the Schistosoma parasite’s species split from each other, which overlapped with the beginning of the Century Atlantic Slave Trade. (Photo : Twitter/SarahWardAU) […]

A new Face Changes the Human Story

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A new Face Changes the Human Story. But How? By Jamie Shreeve, National Geographic Photographs by Robert Clark Scientists have discovered a new species of human ancestor deep in a South African cave, adding a baffling new branch to the family tree. A trove of bones hidden deep within a South African cave represents a […]

Wildlife trafficking

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U.S. takes new steps to combat wildlife trafficking By Jeff Zients And Christy Goldfuss From Whitehouse Blog Summary: President Obama is making sure that, when it comes to ending poaching, the United States takes the lead. The loss of Zimbabwe’s Cecil the Lion has dominated recent news coverage. What has received less attention is that […]

How to recover from Chikungunya

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FromwikiHow Chikungunya is a virus, transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. The number one transmission agent for the disease is the yellow fever mosquito, an insect living in tropical areas like South America or Africa. There is no medication on the market to fight this virus — instead, you address the […]

US assesses virus of the Caribbean

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By Aleszu Bajak From Nature Researchers warn that a change of mosquito host could accelerate spread of chikungunya across the Americas. In the past few months, passengers at North American airports have been warned that travel to the Caribbean might result in an unwanted souvenir. The first outbreak of chikungunya virus in the Western Hemisphere […]

Volunteer rarely spends any time at home as he jets out to help countries in crisis

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From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald WITH a private education in Bath and a law degree under your belt, you would expect to be flying off to the Caribbean or the Côte d’Azur, rather than South Sudan and Bangladesh. But the latter is where Ben Pickering has spent the past couple of years. His luggage […]