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Ethiopia launches space program, the first in East Africa

Aug 26, 2015

Ethiopia launches space program, the first in East Africa

High above the crowded streets of Addis Ababa, among fields where farmers lead oxen dragging wooden plows, sits Ethiopia’s space program. Perched atop the 3,200-meter-tall (10,500-foot) Mount Entoto, two metal domes house telescopes, each a meter in diameter. Operational for only a few months, ...

Help urged for research chimps on Liberia isle

Aug 25, 2015

Help urged for research chimps on Liberia isle

Eleven chimpanzees rushed out from the bush and descended from trees to the shore, making jubilant sounds to greet the speed boat bringing food. Samantha, the oldest of the group in her mid-40s, along with Mabel, Bullet and others eagerly welcomed their daily delivery ...

Aug 23, 2015

German scientists find rare dinosaur tracks

German scientists have found an unusually long trail of footprints from a 30-ton dinosaur in an abandoned quarry in Lower Saxony, and think they could be around 145 million years old. “It’s very unusual how long the trail is and what great condition it’s ...