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October 8, 2017 2:00 PM Africa: Possible anthrax outbreak kills 100 hippos in Namibia park

A suspected anthrax outbreak has killed some 107 hippopotami at a north-eastern Namibia game park, according to media reports. The outbreak at Bwabwata National Park in Namibia’s Zambezi region began one week ago when ten hippos died. According to Bwabwata National Park deputy director Apollinaris Kannyinga, “We suspect an anthrax outbreak, but our veterinary 355

October 3, 2017 2:01 PM 'A sad day for donkeys in Zimbabwe': groups slam plans for meat factory

Harare - Zimbabwe has announced plans to open its first donkey abattoir, sparking outrage from animal welfare groups. The factory will slaughter up to 70 donkeys per day to feed the Asian market for meat and skins when it starts operations this month, a company official said. "We have already started buying (donkeys) around the country as far as Gokwe 103

October 2, 2017 6:35 PM Nobel Prize goes to researchers who figured out how our cells tell time

A complex web of interactions keeps our internal clocks stable but lets them shift. Today, the Nobel Prize committee has honored three US biologists for their role in unravelling one of biology's earliest mysteries: how organisms tell time. Microbes, plants, and animals all run on a 24-hour cycle, one that's flexible enough to gradually reset itself 152

October 2, 2017 4:54 PM Nobel in physiology, medicine awarded to 3 Americans for discovery of 'clock genes'

Three Americans — Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young — have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work on molecular mechanisms that control circadian systems. Hall was born in New York, Rosbash in Kansas City, and they both worked at Brandeis University. Michael Young was born in Miami and worked at Rockefeller 133

October 2, 2017 11:23 AM Rosbash Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Rosbash, who became an HHMI investigator at Brandeis University in 1989, Hall, and Young were highlighted for discoveries that have revealed the genetic underpinnings of the circadian clock. Circadian clocks are active throughout the body’s cells, where they use a common genetic mechanism to control the rhythmic activities of various tissues. “Michael 187

October 1, 2017 2:20 PM Touring Namibia by car

Driving across Namibia can be tricky, but the reward is inspiring landscapes. With environmental protection written into its constitution, Namibia is an ideal destination in the UN’s year of sustainable tourism. It’s as if you can see all the way to the horizon. Not a hint of haze in the crisp, clear, see-through air, not a person in sight. Wide-open 245

October 1, 2017 10:49 AM Marilyn Manson hospitalised after prop falls during concert

Two large prop guns held together with scaffolding fell on Manson an hour into show The rock star Marilyn Manson has been hospitalised after a stage prop fell on him while he performed in New York. The musician (48) was hurt when two large prop guns held together with metal scaffolding toppled over during his show at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday 167

September 30, 2017 6:31 PM Hugh Hefner: The great liberator or exploiter

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner passed away on Wednesday at the age of 91. He was buried next to Marilyn Monroe's crypt at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California, a spot that Hef bought for $75,000 in 1992. "The whole 1950s notion was find the right girl, get married, move to the suburbs and then hang out with the guys while 262

September 29, 2017 9:30 PM Hugh Hefner: Inside 'Playboy' and Race to Show More in America's Magazines

An investigative report: From Bob Guccione's 'Penthouse' competition to the publishing race to show more nudity in America's magazines in the 1970s This is Part1 of the story, titled 'The Pubic-Hair Papers,' that originally appeared in the December 20th, 1973 issue of Rolling Stone. It was the summer of '36, and Henry Luce had a problem. Just off the press 178

September 28, 2017 9:24 AM World Rabies Day observed with theme Rabies: Zero by 30

World Rabies Day was observed on 28 September 2017. The theme for World Rabies Day is Rabies: Zero by 30. The day is annually celebrated to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating the disease. The day’s theme sets the goal of reaching zero human deaths from canine rabies by the year 2030. At the global conference 137