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2011-09-22 11:06:23

A recently announced sickle cell disease program in Luanda, Angola, is making progress in its objective to establish the Central African nation's first comprehensive initiatives to fight the disease. The program, established as a public-private partnership between Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, The Republic of Angola and the Chevron Corporation, which has committed $4 million in funding over four years, has begun the pilot phase to assess the frequency of disease in...


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Baboon Spider, Pterinochilus murinus
2014-08-29 11:57:31

The Baboon Spider (Pterinochilus murinus), an old-world tarantula, was initially described in 1897 by Reginald Innes Pocock. This species is found on the African continent, in Angola, as well as central, eastern, and southern Africa. Among those who keep tarantulas as pets, Pterinochilus murinus is known as “OBT”, which means Orange Baboon Tarantula or Orange Bitey Thing, and also as the Pterror, a pun on its Latin genus classification: Pterinochilus. These nicknames are in reference...

Southern Reedbuck, Redunca arundinum
2012-10-12 11:24:59

The southern reedbuck (Redunca arundinum), also known as the common reedbuck or the rietbok, is a species of antelope that can be found in southern Africa. Its range extends from Tanzania and Gabon to South Africa, including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within grasslands, woodlands, pastures, and valleys. This species uses reeds and other tall vegetation located near water to remain hidden from predators....

Barbeled Houndshark, Leptocharias smithii
2012-09-03 08:24:18

The Barbeled houndshark (Leptocharias smithii) is a species of bottom dwelling shark and sole member of the Leptochariidae family. It is a fish found in the Atlantic Ocean, inhabiting coastal waters of Africa from Mauritania to Angola and found at depths up to 246 feet. It is occasionally found as far north as the Mediterranean Sea. Its habitat is typically muddy water around river mouths. This fish can grow up to 32 inches in length, and is characterized by its long, slender body,...

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2007-10-22 16:03:24

The Bioko Allen's Bushbaby (Galago alleni) , also known as Bioko Allen's Galago, or Bioko Allen's Squirrel Galago is a species of primate in the Galagidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

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2007-06-25 08:55:42

The Giant Sable Antelope, Hippotragus niger variani, is a rare subspecies of Sable Antelope native and endemic to the region between Cuango and Luando Rivers in Angola. They live in forests near the water, where leaves and tree sprouts are always juicy and abundant. It is an endangered species, so it is protected in natural parks, and hunting it is, therefore, forbidden. Both sexes have horns, which can reach 59 inches. Males and females are strikingly similar in appearance until they...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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