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2010-12-08 10:10:00

One of the world's rarest and most unique looking flies, the "terrible harry fly," has been rediscovered in Kenya for the first time since 1948, researchers announced on Wednesday. According to the AFP, Dr. Robert Copeland and Dr. Ashley Kirk-Spriggs of the International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) "found the fly, known as Mormotomyia Hirsuta, in its only known habitat, a cave-like rock cleft in Ukazi Hill east of Nairobi." It marked just the third time the species had...

2008-09-22 09:00:58

Roundup: Scientists urged to jointly tackle Africa's health issues By Daniel Ooko NAIROBI, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Climate and health experts are warning that scientists must work together to tackle myriad African problems or risk disastrous consequences to human and animal health in the continent. Faced with the prospect of more variable and changing climates increasing Africa's already intolerable disease burden, experts warned that scientists must begin to reach out to colleagues in...

2005-10-26 04:46:56

By George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Researchers have developed an organic pesticide that can control deadly locust swarms in Africa, reducing the need to use traditional insecticides that harm the environment, a senior scientist said on Wednesday. Last year West Africa's worst locust infestation for more than a decade wreaked havoc and worsened food shortages in some of the world's poorest nations, causing major damage to grain crops across a region where many are subsistence...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.