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Ancient comatulid named after President Zelensky -Ausichicrinites zelenskyyi

blog post image Ancient sea animal with 10 arms is named after Ukraine's president Zelensky. "Fossil comatulids, referred to as feather stars, are mostly known from highly disarticulated specimens. A single isolated element (centrodorsal) has been the basis for taxonomic description of a vast majority of fossil comatulids....

Human origins: 'Little Foot' fossil's big journey out of Africa

blog post image "How the priceless skull of an ancient ancestor was brought to the UK from South Africa for study."

Why Are COVID-19 Case Numbers Dropping?

blog post image "We don’t know. That part is easy. Also easy is that case numbers really are falling — it’s not just reduced testing — and it’s happening pretty much everywhere. Urban areas and rural. Red states and blue. Places with broad vaccine rollouts and those with hardly any. North and South America,...

Eeek! or E484K mutation and the coronavirus pandemic

blog post image Rupert Beale · Eeek! · LRB 19 February 2021: "Uncontrolled spread – as we knew it would – led to an even greater wave of infections, hospitalisations and deaths than last spring. Children were sent to school for one day before the necessary ‘lockdown’ was reimposed. The impulse to keep schools...

Meet Nazirini AI App developer in Uganda

blog post image Machine learning meets African agriculture: Developers using TensorFlow to fight crop pests in Uganda. Meet Nazirini one of the developers.

Stripe acquires Nigeria's Paystack for over $200 million to expand its footprint in Africa

blog post image Africa is a great opportunity for ecommerce in coming decades and Nigeria's Paystack has been growing fast. "Stripe is a San Francisco-based fintech startup that provides payments infrastructure for businesses. Its software and APIs are used by millions of companies of all sizes to accept payments,...

"Black in Tech Berlin" campaigns for the employment of young black engineers | Africanews

blog post image "Black in Tech Berlin" campaigns for the employment of young black engineers | Africanews

Benin innovation hub | Africanews: An innovation centre in Benin is poised to "solve African problems."

blog post image Benin innovation hub | Africanews: An innovation centre in Benin is poised to "solve African problems."

The Unmet Need for Clinical Guidelines on the Management of Patients with Plaque Psoriasis in Africa and the Middle East

blog post image The Unmet Need for Clinical Guidelines on the Management of Patients with Plaque Psoriasis in Africa and the Middle East - PubMed: There is an urgent unmet need for comprehensive clinical guidelines on the management of patients with plaque psoriasis in Africa and the Middle East. Region-specific studies...

How I launched WHO's covid-19 response in the Central African Republic

blog post image How I launched WHO's covid-19 response in the Central African Republic: Marie-Roseline Darnycka Bélizaire of the WHO explains the challenges of responding to coronavirus in the Central African Republic in the face of limited resources.

Earliest roasted root vegetables found in 170,000-year-old cave dirt: Charred fragments found in a cave in southern Africa

blog post image Earliest roasted root vegetables found in 170,000-year-old cave dirt: Charred fragments found in a cave in southern Africa suggest that the real “paleo diet” included lots of roasted root vegetables that were rich in carbohydrates

How a GPS bracelet is saving babies' lives: In rural Kenya, nomadic women can now get the maternal care they need - thanks

blog post image How a GPS bracelet is saving babies' lives: In rural Kenya, nomadic women can now get the maternal care they need - thanks to GPS.

Shock at mystery ancient tree deaths: Many of the oldest and largest specimens of Africa's baobab tree have died over the

blog post image Shock at mystery ancient tree deaths: Many of the oldest and largest specimens of Africa's baobab tree have died over the past 12 years.

Kenya presidential election cancelled by Supreme Court - BBC News: The Supreme Court orders a new vote citing irregularities,

blog post image Kenya presidential election cancelled by Supreme Court - BBC News: The Supreme Court orders a new vote citing irregularities, sparking joy among opposition supporters.

Reducing infant mortality in Nigeria: A doctor in Nigeria and a professor at MSU have teamed up to reduce infant mortality

blog post image Reducing infant mortality in Nigeria: A doctor in Nigeria and a professor at MSU have teamed up to reduce infant mortality in the African nation.

Effect of Malaria Initiative: Launched in 2005 by President George W. Bush and expanded by President Barack Obama, the US

blog post image Effect of Malaria Initiative: Launched in 2005 by President George W. Bush and expanded by President Barack Obama, the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) has been one of the main sources of funding for malaria prevention interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. A new report in PLoS Medicine shows...

Ghana converts obsolete telecomms dish into radio telescope - physicsworld.com "Scientists in Ghana have successfully converted

blog post image Ghana converts obsolete telecomms dish into radio telescope - physicsworld.com "Scientists in Ghana have successfully converted a communications antenna into a Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) radio telescope. The country is the first partner of the African VLBI Network (AVN) to complete a full...

Time for the BGS to help in Africa?: Richard Walker is a Consultant Geriatrician at North Tyneside General Hospital, and

blog post image Time for the BGS to help in Africa?: Richard Walker is a Consultant Geriatrician at North Tyneside General Hospital, and Honorary Professor of Ageing and International Health at Newcastle University. He has a research interest in non-…

Patterns of change and continuity in ochre use during the late Middle Stone Age of the Horn of Africa: The Porc-Epic Cave

blog post image Patterns of change and continuity in ochre use during the late Middle Stone Age of the Horn of Africa: The Porc-Epic Cave record: Ochre is found at numerous Middle Stone Age (MSA) sites and plays a key role in early modern human archaeology. Here we analyse the largest known East African MSA ochre assemblage,...

WHO elects first ever African director-general after tense vote: Former Ethiopian health minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

blog post image WHO elects first ever African director-general after tense vote: Former Ethiopian health minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to lead World Health Organisation after a long and fraught campaign