News tagged with west africa

Finding  the next famine

Last year, Christopher Hillbruner, N07, had 10 countries on the front burner, all in danger of boiling over. In Central America, drought and an epidemic of coffee rust had reduced crop yields and driven down wages, making ...

dateMar 09, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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A helping hand for pygmy hippos

Nobody knows how many pygmy hippos remain in wild habitats in West Africa, but there are only about 350 in captivity world-wide and a researcher at The University of Western Australia is in a race against ...

dateJan 21, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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At The Gadget Show: Ford experiments

The future of driverless cars was the background for a Ford Motor Co. keynote address on Tuesday at International CES. The carmaker hopes to cure the world's transportation ills by delivering everything from ...

dateJan 06, 2015 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Melon melange sorted out

An error made over 80 years ago has led botanists to believe that the edible watermelon originated in South Africa. LMU researchers have now cleared up the confusion and shed new light on the evolution of ...

dateNov 04, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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