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Africa: Reuters’ Hot List of Climate Scientists Is Geographically Skewed – Why This Matters

June 16, 2021
The Reuters Hot List of “the world’s top climate scientists” is causing a buzz in the climate change community. Reuters ranked these 1,000 scientists based on three criteria: the number of papers published on climate change topics; citations, relative to other papers in the same field; and references by the non-peer reviewed press (for example

Africa: Scientists Protest Exclusion From Malaria Fund

April 19, 2021
African scientists have protested a global health funding imbalance following an announcement of a $30 million (about Sh3.2 billion) grant allocated to foreign research firms to conduct malaria research in Africa. In January, the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) issued a five-year grant of $30 million in new funding for operational research and programme evaluation

Scientists reverse human aging process in breakthrough study

November 21, 2020
The fountain of youth may be made of air, not water. Scientists say they’ve successfully reversed the aging process of elderly people through “oxygen therapy” in a first-of-its-kind study. Researchers from Tel Aviv University used hyperbaric oxygen chambers to target specific cells and DNA linked to shorter lifespans — and found the “Holy Grail” of

Scientists make bigger monkey brains using human genes

November 19, 2020
What could go wrong? Scientists made monkey brains double in size by splicing them with human genes in a “Planet of the Apes”-style experiment. During the study, Japanese and German researchers injected a gene called ARHGAP11B — which directs stem cells in the human brain — into the dark matter of marmoset fetuses, according to

Scientists baffled after leprosy found in chimpanzees for first time

November 13, 2020
Wild chimpanzees in Western Africa have been found with leprosy for the first time ever — and now scientists are struggling to get to the root of the infectious disease that’s mostly found in humans. The baffling discovery was made in several chimps at Cantanhez National Park in Guinea-Bissau, and in another more than a

While Her Father Rails Against ‘Idiot’ Scientists, Ivanka Trump Talks Ice Cream

October 24, 2020
“Look,” Ms. Schlapp said, chuckling, “The president punches when he needs to punch.” His daughter has her own story to tell, and her own way of telling it.Updated Oct. 23, 2020, 11:47 p.m. ETStill, a surrogate can stray only so far from a campaign’s dominant message and messenger. Ms. Trump could speak with endless poise about
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