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Chimpanzees with little or no human contact found in remote African rainforest

...iles, mostly by foot, from the nearest village through dense forests and swampland to... People residing in Bomassa village, the closest village at 34 miles away, claim that they had not visited the Goualougo Triangle until ...

'One-stop' approach works well for cervical cancer prevention

...ruary and October 2000, 5,999 women were tested at village health centers and hospitals in four districts of mostly rural Roi-et Province, Thailand. They were on average 36.7 years old and had 5.6 years of education. Most (97 percent) were married or living with a partner. More than half (58 percent) rece...

[Mis]understanding village abandonments

...in the late 13th century was not due to failure at village life or an inability to grow. Native people moved often to sustain a regional presence. Pueblo households moved regularly, but the overall length of occupation spans increased over time, according to Mark Varien, research director of Crow Canyon Arch...

Three tourist experiences named best worldwide for environmental, social responsibility

...rough the Italian hinterland. Traditional agrarian village populations have benefited greatly from increased ...nefited from REST's help by learning how to form a village homestay program, through which tourists lodge with locals, and by learning how to revive traditiona...

Prehistoric NW Indians hunted fur seals of sustainable basis

...re than 60,000 seal bones recovered from an Indian village buried by mudslides. The bones were recovered from layers dated between A.D.1100 and 1800. The Alaskan sample of seal bones was smaller and less stratified, but it extended over a 3,000-year period. By examining teeth and jawbones, Etnier was able...

IFDC innovative technology increases farmers' agricultural productivity, maintains resource base

...gy is Edah Kehinnou, a woman farmer from the small village of Ahohoue, Benin. Kehinnou grows crops of maize, cowpeas, and groundnuts on her three fields. The ISFM package that she uses includes phosphate rock, legumes (cowpeas or groundnut) and other fertilizers. On her farm of less than 1 ha, she applied...

Aged Polish forest plots teach new ecosystem lessons

...ed but side by sidefor more than 30 years near the village of Siemianice in western Poland. "The stands of trees are old enough now to see that they have changed in time," said Tjoelker. "The birch plot has grass and forbs underneath; the spruce a dark, thicker floor. Thereare many species of mushrooms in t...

Rolex announces winners of international awards

... Up The World Foundation can light an entire rural village with less energy than that used by a single, conventional, 100-watt light bulb. Lindy Rodwell Preserving Cranes in Africa Zoologist Lindy Rodwell has devoted the past 11 years to preserving cranes, especially the wattled crane that is critically e...

New discovery in malaria

...lyzed were the offspring of wild mosquitoes from a village in Mali where malaria is endemic. Because female mosquitoes mate only once, the offspring analyzed in the study came from a single-pair mating that happened in nature. This approach insured that the results gave an accurate picture of the real mosqui...

Indonesia launches nationwide program to protect newborns against hepatitis B

... for 60,000community-based midwives, one for every village in the far-flung nation. Themidwives will begin using Uniject with hepatitis B vaccine in coreimmunization services by the end of October. Unlike occasional "National Immunization Days" that focus just on polio, thecore infant immunization program v...

UCLA scientists discover hormone may spur dramatic weight loss

...ee cousins -- two women and one man -- from a tiny village in Turkey to UCLA Medical Center last September for clinical research treatment with leptin. Ranging in age from the late 20s to 40, all of the cousins were severely obese and one was still prepubescent. "We hypothesized that leptin deficiency may le...

Bacterial control of zebra mussels, low power radio

...y trip to Martha's Vineyard. They learn about the village of Woods Hole, its marine scientific research institutions, the ferry itself and the ride across Vineyard Sound. New Hampshire Sea Grant established the Great Bay Area Radio to tell residents and visitors about the Great Bay Estuary, including poll...

Twelve new coral and fish species discovered off Madagascar

...ges and established contact with the heads of each village and with select fishermen. Sixty to seventy-five percent of the men living in villages within the survey area engage in fishing as their livelihood, targeting at least 55 reef fish species in 18 families. These local fishermen are concerned about t...

Researchers at the University of Washington and in China release genome sequence of rice

...sics at Cornell University. Yu was born in a small village in Northern China. He was sent to Mongolia during the Cultural Revolution. He later graduated with a degree from a Chinese university (Jilin) before coming to the United States for Ph.D. studies at New York University, under the CUSBEA (China-United ...

Discovery supports theory of a single species of ancestor

...ew site in Ethiopia's Afar Regional State near the village of Bouri in the Middle Awash study area. The researchers spent two years removing the skullcap from the matrix of sediment that had tightly held it for a million years. Asfaw described the fossil as one of Ethiopia's most important. The team's detail...

Ethiopian fossil skull indicates Homo erectus was single, widespread species 1 million years ago

...including hand axes and cleavers, found around the village of Bouri in the Middle Awash and used by the Homo erectus population associated with the new fossil finds. Gilbert first noticed the skull or calvaria, which is missing the lower face and teeth, during a survey near Bouri on Dec. 27, 1997, while scou...

New dinosaur related to Triceratops

...ame of the new dinosaur refers to the province and village in China (Liaoning and Yanzigou, respectively) where the fossils were collected. Recently, scientists have discovered many groundbreaking fossils in western Liaoning, including feathered dinosaurs and Sinovenator changii, a dinosaur that is closely r...

US scientist testifies for prosecution in Milosevic trial

...gistries of Albanian border guards in the Albanian village of Morina, and complemented it with the records of other Albanian government agencies and the U.N. High Commission for Refugees. The data on killings were based on exhumation records, and on interviews with refugees conducted by the Human Rights Watc...

Young Amazonian manatee returned to wild

... became tangled in a net and injured near the tiny village of Puerto Narino in the Colombian Amazon in 1998. Dr. Greg Bossart, Director of the HARBOR BRANCH Division of Marine Mammal Research and Conservation and a world-renown expert on manatees, was invited by several conservation organizations, inclu...

Scientists identify a gene causing a fatal heart condition, common in an Israeli Bedouin tribe

..., Eldar learned that several other families in the village had a similar medical history. The girls family belongs to a Bedouin community in northern Israel, thought to be the descendants of three brothers who had settled there over 200 years ago. The nature of the disease and the common Bedouin custom of f...

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