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A mixed bag - wildlife, food, travel
Things that I find interesting and think others might too - wildlife, photography, sport, travel, science - it could be anything
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Mammoth carcass found in Siberia

Mammoth carcass found in Siberia | A mixed bag - wildlife, food, travel | Scoop.it
A well-preserved mammoth carcass has been found by an 11-year-old boy in the permafrost of northern Siberia.
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Daisy the genetically modified cow - produces 'less allergy' milk

Daisy the genetically modified cow - produces 'less allergy' milk | A mixed bag - wildlife, food, travel | Scoop.it

A genetically modified cow which produces milk less likely to cause allergic reactions...

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The 'Lesula' - A New Species of Monkey Identified in Africa

The 'Lesula' - A New Species of Monkey Identified in Africa | A mixed bag - wildlife, food, travel | Scoop.it

A new species of monkey has been identified in Africa, the first one in 28 years...

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Report names the world's 100 most endangered species

Report names the world's 100 most endangered species | A mixed bag - wildlife, food, travel | Scoop.it
The 100 most endangered species on the planet have been identified in a first-of-its-kind list.
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British wildlife photography awards 2012

British wildlife photography awards 2012 | A mixed bag - wildlife, food, travel | Scoop.it
The British wildlife photography awards celebrate the diversity of the natural history of the British Isles...
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Is Spotify Preparing To Push Its App Center To Its iOS Mobile App? | TechCrunch

Is Spotify Preparing To Push Its App Center To Its iOS Mobile App?  | TechCrunch | A mixed bag - wildlife, food, travel | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Josh wrote about how Spotify is planning to push out a browser-based version of its music streaming service.
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iPad App Lets You Annotate Photos With Your Voice

iPad App Lets You Annotate Photos With Your Voice | A mixed bag - wildlife, food, travel | Scoop.it
PicView lets you take or upload a picture and add voice tags to them with a simple recorder, pinpointing certain parts of the image with a short animation.
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Breakthrough study overturns theory of 'junk DNA' in genome

Breakthrough study overturns theory of 'junk DNA' in genome | A mixed bag - wildlife, food, travel | Scoop.it
The international Encode project has found that about a fifth of the human genome regulates the 2% that makes proteins...
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Protecting the pink dolphins of the Amazon

Protecting the pink dolphins of the Amazon | A mixed bag - wildlife, food, travel | Scoop.it
Bolivian President Evo Morales enacts a law that declares a vulnerable species of pink dolphins in the Amazon basin a national treasure.
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Suburban Lions Present a Conservation Conundrum in Africa

Suburban Lions Present a Conservation Conundrum in Africa | A mixed bag - wildlife, food, travel | Scoop.it
What to do with a lioness found living with cubs in suburban Nairobi, Kenya? Euthanasia may be the best solution.

 

NAIROBI, Kenya — The lioness lay sleeping in the bed of a dark green pickup, her eyes covered with a soft blue cloth, as a veterinarian in camouflage stood over her. “Ni kubwa!” he said in Swahili: “She’s big!”...

 

As difficult and exciting as capturing the lions was, a more imposing question now loomed: What do you do with them?

 

The vision of lion prides roaming endless African savannas, unaffected by people, is a romanticized image that survives in just a few very large protected areas. Lions play important roles in ecosystems and bring in millions of dollars from safari tourism, but they are hard to live with and potentially very dangerous.

 

The African lion is listed as a threatened species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Only 20,000 to 40,000 wild lions remain, in just 20 percent of the historical range of the species....

 

Unfortunately, we know very little about suburban wildlife in Africa. Large carnivores that make their way into urban or suburban areas are often quickly killed by vehicles or people — leaving no time to study them....

 

Human-lion conflict occurs often in more rural settings, and people are advised to not kill carnivores or they will face prosecution. Thus, under pressure to “not kill any lions themselves,” Patrick Omondi, head of species conservation at the Kenya Wildlife Service, told me that the captured lions were taken to Meru National Park, about 200 miles northeast of Nairobi.

 

Carnivore biologists collectively cringed. Again, Dr. Packer put it bluntly: “Sending them to Meru is a death sentence.”...

 

 


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Murray wins historic first major!

Murray wins historic first major! | A mixed bag - wildlife, food, travel | Scoop.it
Andy Murray ends Britain's 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam singles champion with victory over Novak Djokovic in the US Open final.
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Cheetah's speed secrets revealed

Cheetah's speed secrets revealed | A mixed bag - wildlife, food, travel | Scoop.it
A sprinting cheetah is like "a rear-wheel-drive car," say scientists who have mapped the big cat's muscle fibres.
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Arctic melting at 'amazing' speed

Arctic melting at 'amazing' speed | A mixed bag - wildlife, food, travel | Scoop.it
BBC science editor David Shukman reports from Svalbard in Norway, where scientists say they are amazed by the speed at which Arctic sea ice is melting.
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Samsung Launches Android-Powered Digital Camera

Samsung Launches Android-Powered Digital Camera | A mixed bag - wildlife, food, travel | Scoop.it
The new Galaxy Camera is a device packed with the features of both a point-and-shoot camera and a smartphone.
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Africa’s Elephants Are Being Slaughtered in Poaching Frenzy

Africa’s Elephants Are Being Slaughtered in Poaching Frenzy | A mixed bag - wildlife, food, travel | Scoop.it
Conservation groups say poachers are wiping out tens of thousands of elephants a year, more than at any time in the previous two decades, with the ivory trade becoming increasingly militarized.
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