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10 things you should know about Ebola

Doctors without Borders has described Ebola as one of the world’s most deadly diseases. With a fatality rate of 50% to 90% and no vaccine to prevent it, this highly infectious virus has the world’s health agencies on high alert….

Perot Museum of Nature and Science to debut Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind

(Perot Museum of Nature and Science) The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) and the National Geographic Society, proudly announces fossils of two recently discovered ancient human relatives (Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi) will come to the US from South Africa this fall for the first, and likely only, time to be featured in the limited-run exhibition — Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind.

Scientists discover how and when a subterranean ocean emerged

(AKSON Russian Science Communication Association) An international scientific team led by Russian geochemists have established that the huge reserves of water present in the Earth’s mantle, which exceed the weight of the World Ocean, emerged over 3.3 billion years ago due to the immersion of seawater-rich oceanic crust into the depth of the Earth’s interior. The results were published in Nature.

Philosophers claim global warming makes having children immoral – The Irish Times

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that if we fail to prevent global warming rising by more than 1.5 degrees over pre-industrial world temperature, our children and grandchildren will inherit catastrophic global environmental problems. Actions to date to slow…

Climate Expert: NASA Global Temp Trends Based On Sheer Guesswork, Made-Up Data

Whenever NASA GISS announces how recent global temperatures are much hotter than, for example, 100 years ago, just how statistically reliable are such statements? Most will agree, based mainly on sundry observations, that today is indeed warmer than it was…

Lioness Defends Her Cubs from Jasari the Wild Dog | Serengeti: Story Told by John Boyega | BBC Earth

A snoozing lion leaves a litter of lion cubs in danger. As wild dogs approach, a lone lioness protects her cubs. Narrated by John Boyega.Subscribe: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthSub Watch more:Planet Earth http://bit.ly/PlanetEarthPlaylistBlue Planet http://bit.ly/BluePlanetPlaylistPlanet Earth II http://bit.ly/PlanetEarthIIPlaylistPlanet Dinosaur http://bit.ly/PlanetDinoPlaylist SerengetiThis pioneering series…

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New species of tree discovered in Tanzania mountains

Researchers have discovered a new species of tree in the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania, part of the Eastern Arc Mountains, and a globally important region for species in need of conservation.

Can Africa's Great Green Wall combat climate change and mass migration?

[embedded content] The Great Green Wall may be the most aptly named thing ever. It’s great, stretching nearly 5,000 miles across the continent of Africa. It’s green, consisting of millions of trees. And it’s a wall — not a solid…