New insights on animals in the African past

In order to understand foodways and subsistence strategies of humans in the past, as well as distributions of ancient animal species, it is critical for archaeologists to accurately identify animal taxa in archaeological ...

Buffalo fly faces Dengue nemesis

Few beef producers in the temperate climate of southern Australia will have encountered the parasitic buffalo fly (Haematobia irritans exigua), a scourge of the cattle industry in the country's tropical and subtropical north—but ...

Improving Asian buffalo breeds with genomics

Selective breeding of water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and cattle with the help of genomics could help increase livestock productivity, thereby improving food security, nutrition and incomes for millions of smallholder farmers ...

Scientists publish the water buffalo genome

An international team of researchers led by the University of Adelaide has published the full genome of the water buffalo – opening the way for improved breeding and conservation of this economically important animal.

Image: Large wildfires plague Alberta and Saskatchewan

The Active Wildfire Mapping Program through the USDA Forest Service has pinpointed six active fires larger than 2500 hectares (6,177 acres) in the Alberta province of Canada. The Alberta wildfire status map shows even more ...

Public boarding school—the way to solve educational ills?

Buffalo's chronically struggling school system is considering an idea gaining momentum in other cities: public boarding schools that put round-the-clock attention on students and away from such daunting problems as poverty, ...

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