News tagged with european populations

Can DNA evidence fill gaps in our history books?

If you go back far enough, all people share a common ancestry. But some populations are more closely related than others based on events in the past that brought them together. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press ...

dateSep 17, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered

By comparing the genes of current-day North and South Americans with African and European populations, an Oxford University study has found the genetic fingerprints of the slave trade and colonisation that shaped migrations ...

dateMar 24, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Protecting Africa's bees for world food security

Scientists in a new, world-class laboratory in Kenya will work to protect Africa's bees and help farmers produce top-quality honey and wax for international markets. Located at the International Centre of Insect Physiology ...

dateNov 05, 2014 in Ecology
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Bats bounce back in Europe

Europe's bat population recovered by more than 40 percent between 1993 and 2011 after decades of decline, according to a survey published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on Thursday.

dateJan 29, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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EU closes shark finning loophole

The European Union on Thursday closed a last loophole in its ban on shark finning, the long-contested practice of fisherman slicing the fins off and then throwing the still live sharks back overboard to die.

dateJun 06, 2013 in Ecology
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