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Chimps’ cultural diversity threatened by humans, study says

Washington, United States | AFP |  Like humans, chimpanzees are culturally diverse but those differences are being eroded by human incursion, international researchers say in a groundbreaking study published Thursday. The striking results, published in the American journal “Science,” show that the behavioral diversity of chimpanzees was reduced by an …

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Saturn’s rings are younger than the planet itself

How old are #Saturn’s rings? Data from @CassiniSaturn suggest they’re younger than the planet, forming 10–100 million years ago when dinosaurs lived on Earth: https://t.co/RVXU5Lqysh pic.twitter.com/1VjKmbMkvW — NASA JPL (@NASAJPL) January 17, 2019 Washington, United States | AFP |  Saturn’s rings are younger than scientists thought and appeared within the …

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Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979

  Tampa, United States | AFP | Global warming is melting ice in Antarctica faster than ever before — about six times more per year now than 40 years ago — leading to increasingly high sea levels worldwide, scientists warned on Monday. Already, Antarctic melting has raised global sea levels …

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Ugandan win grants for Environmental Research

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ketty Adoch, a Ugandan innovator in the Agriculture sector has been named among eleven innovators nominated for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Earth Innovation Awards. Adoch, a geographical information systems specialist in agriculture works towards monitoring change detection for Land Cover Mapping around the …

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Cell-by-cell DNA science is ‘Breakthrough of 2018’

Tampa, United States | AFP | The US journal Science on Thursday coined as “Breakthrough of the Year” for 2018 new technologies that reveal how DNA cues individual cells to grow through time. Experts say these methods will transform science over the coming decades, allowing an ever clearer picture of …

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East Africa may lose its crown as ‘cradle of mankind’

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Archaeologists in Algeria have discovered stone tools and cut animal bones that may be up to 2.4 million years old, bringing into question East Africa’s title as the cradle of humanity, according to research published Thursday in the journal Science. The artifacts — more ancient …

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