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Scientists use sex, food, sound to lure rats in superior trap

Scientists have outwitted the crafty rat with a stimulating new formula that puts sex on the brain. A team at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., has developed a rat trap that combines synthetic sex pheromones, food scents and baby ...

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Africa Can Feed itself and the World, Why Not?

“Agriculture, across Africa, must now be taken as a business – to generate wealth and rapidly diversify our economies – not for managing poverty,” AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina said. Agriculture is the answer to Africa’s development and has the potential ...

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Climate Change is threating Food production in Africa

Africa’s food crops are currently in danger. Climate change is challenging food security in many parts of the world including Africa and if timed transformation in the continent isn’t carried out, there could be an impact on the food production ...

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Too much load on brain – the reason why people shut their eyes when kissing

Most people kiss with their eyes closed, and it can be offputting to lock lips with someone who has their eyes wide open. A recent study from Royal Holloway, University of London (RHU) presented a possible scientific explanation for our ...

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5,752 children defiled in four years

A total of 5,752 children were defiled in Ghana between 2010-2014 with 342 of the cases perpetrated by family members of the victims. Statistics from the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, shows that ...

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Chimpanzees from Cameroon may have transmitted HIV

Well-known researcher Hoosen Coovadia has found Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) strains in India that are identical to the strains found in South Africa. The South African scientist, credited with leading breakthrough research in preventing mother to child HIV transmission, found ...

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Experts provide new nuclear tool for mosquito borne diseases

The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), jointly developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), uses radiation to sterilize male pests, which are mass produced in special rearing facilities, Qu Liang, director of the ...

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Fufu pounding machine catching on in Kumasi

A new innovation in the pounding of the local delicacy Fufu mostly eaten by Akans and other tribes appears to be catching on with several homes. It’s quite common these days to find pounding outlets offering these services. The machine ...

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6 Plant-Based Foods That Boost Your Immunity

Garlic The most pungent of the plant kingdom inhabitants, garlic contains the immune-stimulating compound allicin, which promotes the activity of white blood cells to destroy cold and flu viruses. It also stimulates other immune cells, which fight viral, fungal, and ...

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10 signs your husband will be an amazing dad

Maybe you’re considering marrying your boyfriend but you’re not sure that he’s going to be able to father future kids. Or maybe you’re already married and thinking about taking the big leap into parenthood. You may even have a few ...

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