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Endangered mountain gorilla is increasing in numbers, African census shows

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Endangered mountain gorilla is increasing in numbers, African census shows

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One of the world's most charismatic and endangered species - the mountain gorilla - is increasing in numbers according to a new study in Africa. The analysis of the census conducted in March and April indicates ...

Gene therapy ‘treats’ Parkinson’s disease

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Gene therapy ‘treats’ Parkinson’s disease

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Treating Parkinson's disease with gene therapy has been shown to be successful in clinical trials for the first time, say US researchers. The illness causes uncontrolled shaking, stiffness and slow movement as part...

Upgrading midwifery services in developing countries could save millions of lives, report suggests

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Upgrading midwifery services in developing countries could save millions of lives, report suggests

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Up to 3.6 million lives could be saved every year if midwifery services were upgraded in 58 developing countries by 2015, according to a major new report. The findings have been released by the United Nations Popul...

Study suggests ageing in the central nervous system of Multiple Sclerosis patients can be reversed

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Study suggests ageing in the central nervous system of Multiple Sclerosis patients can be reversed

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New research highlights the possibility of reversing ageing in the central nervous system for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. As we get older, our bodies' ability to regenerate decreases.  This is not only true ...

Antarctic Ozone Hole 2nd Smallest in 20 Years

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Antarctic Ozone Hole 2nd Smallest in 20 Years

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The ozone hole above the Antarctic has hit its maximum extent for the year. Due to warm temperatures, the opening in the protective atmospheric layer was the second smallest it has been for 20 years, scientists...

Build Your Own Pallet Adirondack Chair

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Build Your Own Pallet Adirondack Chair

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What do you get when you try to solve a neighborhood problem from an industrial design perspective? Designer Shelton Davis did just that and came up with an amazing repurposed chair built from pallet wood that othe...

US plucks tiny daisy from brink of extinction

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US plucks tiny daisy from brink of extinction

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The tiny Maguire daisy, which grows in the desert southwest of the United States, has been plucked from the edge of extinction after a 25-year conservation effort, US officials have announced. The minuscule memb...

Plan to Protect Food Supply Against Global Warming Announced in Rome

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Plan to Protect Food Supply Against Global Warming Announced in Rome

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The largest effort ever to protect global food supplies against climate change was announced Friday in Rome. One-fifth of the world's plants are threatened with extinction. It's Cary Fowler's mission to fight bac...

World’s largest preserve forming in Africa

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World’s largest preserve forming in Africa

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Five nations in Africa have come together to create the world’s largest conservation area for wildlife. Elephants have no respect for lines on a map, especially the artificial national boundaries established by E...

Teenager beats rare brain condition and saves sight – after her father finds miracle cure on the internet

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Teenager beats rare brain condition and saves sight – after her father finds miracle cure on the internet

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A teenager has beaten a rare brain condition that nearly robbed her of her sight - after her father found a miracle cure on the internet. Charlotte Durham has a condition that causes her body to pump spinal fluid...

Why dolphins and whales are even cleverer than we thought.

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Why dolphins and whales are even cleverer than we thought.

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Towards the end of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, the dolphins abandon Earth for another dimension with the farewell message: “So long, and thanks for all the fish.” While the intelligence of many wha...

Some good news about SPAM!

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Some good news about SPAM!

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Levels of spam have fallen by almost 50% since August 2010, suggest figures. Figures compiled by security firm Symantec show that the amount of junk e-mail messages flowing around the net has dropped 47% in three mon...

Automakers Turn Agro-Waste into Car Parts

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Automakers Turn Agro-Waste into Car Parts

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Scientists in Brazil are turning fruit fibers into car parts. At a recent meeting of the American Chemical Society, the researchers described their work in making the next generation of automotive parts made from na...

Breastfeeding can have a positive impact on children’s vocabulary and reasoning skills

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Breastfeeding can have a positive impact on children’s vocabulary and reasoning skills

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(Reuters) Kids who were breastfed as babies had higher scores on tests of vocabulary and reasoning at age five than those who weren't breastfed. Breastfeeding seemed to make the biggest difference for babies wh...

Halloween bats fly again after rehabilitation by the RSPCA

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Halloween bats fly again after rehabilitation by the RSPCA

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Bats rehabilitated by the RSPCA are able to spread their wings for Hallowe'en - thanks to be a bit of tender loving care. A bat carer based at one of the organisation's wildlife centres found that even the most dr...

Mother Nature Sends Warning as Earthquake Strikes Where Reactors Sit

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Mother Nature Sends Warning as Earthquake Strikes Where Reactors Sit

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TAKOMA PARK, MD - August 23 - A 5.9 magnitude that was felt up and down the US east coast was centered in Mineral, Virginia, home to the two-reactor North Anna nuclear power plant operated by Dominion Energy. North A...

India introduces e-waste law

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India introduces e-waste law

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A campaign forfronted by Greenpeace has after 6 years finally led to a legislation that make producers financially liable for the products they produces after the products life-span. India has long been a destina...

UN project helps West African farmers cut pesticide use, boost incomes

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UN project helps West African farmers cut pesticide use, boost incomes

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20 December 2010 – A project executed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in West Africa has succeeded in slashing the use of toxic pesticides, increasing yields and incomes, and diversifyi...

Stonyfield Farm Makes The Move To Plant-Based Yogurt Cups

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Stonyfield Farm Makes The Move To Plant-Based Yogurt Cups

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This month, Stonyfield Farm announced they will begin using PLA, a plant-based plastic, for all multipacks in the YoBaby, Yo Toddler, Yokids, B-Well, B-Healthy, Probiotic & O'Soy product lines. PLA (polylactic a...

China Begins Sending Captive Pandas Into the Wild

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China Begins Sending Captive Pandas Into the Wild

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China has begun sending giant pandas bred in captivity into a protected area in southwestern Sichuan province, as part of a push to rebuild a depleted panda population in a natural habitat. Officials and panda re...