Jonathan Booth
Jonathan Booth
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This is What Liberia Looks Like 10 Years After a Devastating Civil War

The Liberian Wars ended a decade ago. Today, the influences that such events continue to have on the population vary considerably, indicating the great complexities of civil conflict.

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Shark Nets: South Africa's Solution to Protecting Both Swimmers and Sharks In the Ocean

New South African shark nets provide great hope for protecting bathers from shark attacks, and for conserving the largest of all predatory sharks and other marine life.
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DNA Discovery Anniversary: 60 Years On, This Discovery Has Transformed Society

We are aware of Watson and Crick's work, but what about Rosalind Franklin's contribution in unravelling the structure of DNA: the most important scientific discovery of the 20th century?
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This New Genome Shows How All Land Vertebrates Evolved, Including Ourselves

For decades, biologists have questioned how gill-bearing, finned fish evolved into air-breathing, limbed amphibians.
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40% Of Chinese Emigrants Want to Live in the U.S. — and China Wants to Stop Them

With a population of over 1.3 billion and a current growth rate of 7.8%, China is often viewed as a major emerging market. Then why do some want to leave?
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Will Political Reform Help Burma Rise From the Ashes?

Once one of the continent's leaders in health care and education, Burma – formally known as Myanmar – is now one of the world's least developed nations.

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Exciting New Species Discovery in Papua New Guinea Helps Bring Hope to Conservationists

A pioneering biological survey has revealed dozens of new plants and animals. It is hoped that this region will gain a greater conservation status and lead to the development of new protection.
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A Pioneering New Treatment Could Help Fight Tapeworms in the Third World

The World Health Organization has classified two tapeworm species on their list of 17 Neglected Tropical Diseases that Need Action. New research could help better treat the tapeworm problem.
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Shark Fin Soup Species Get Global Protection

The annual summit for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species held in Bangkok made a landmark decision to give rare protection to shark species.
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Rising Mercury Levels in Our Food Is Grave Cause For Concern

It is likely that the problems posed by rising mercury levels in the oceans and our seafood have still yet to surface.
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DNA Mutations Can Help Personalize Medicine, New Study Shows

New research from the 1000 Genomes Project shows advancements in medical research and future personalized medicine possibilities that could make today's diseases so yesterday.

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Restoring the Great Barrier Reef: New Discoveries Offer Hope for Damaged Reef Systems

New and exciting findings of shallow water coral populations, growing at great water depths, may provide hope for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
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Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: NASA Said This Storm Would Come 5 Years Ago

Was Hurricane Sandy a freak event or sign of future climate change problems to come?
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The Giant Swordfish Eyeball in Florida: Why This Mystery Should be Used to Fund More Marine Science

An unknown eye cast ashore on a Florida beach had excited biologists and the public, demonstrating a fascination for ocean life, and a need for increased marine research.
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When Economic Growth is Not Necessarily a Good Thing

Rich in minerals, Mongolia’s geology has enticed numerous mining companies. This is radically transforming the traditionally agriculture-based economy (and its people).
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As Global Warming Creates Climate Changes, Our Oceans Are in Danger

The oceans play an important role in absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide; yet this could have repercussions for marine life and coastal ecosystem services in our growing, energy-hungry world.

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How Deforestation Could Further Destabilize Liberia

Secret and illegal contracts are impacting Liberia’s ecologically-rich landscape, which could cause yet further turmoil for this war entrenched nation
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China A to Z: Travel Guide to Understand China and All of Its Greatness

From tortoise shells used for Chinese medicine to chicken feet eaten as a local delicacy, China is a world of many different shapes, smells, tastes, and customs. Here's your A-Z guide.
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Sharks Have Existed for 400 Million Years, But Shark Finning May Kill Them Off

The idea of sharks as deadly predators only makes humans think it's ok to endanger some of the ocean's most vital creatures.

Shark Week 2012: 10 Photos of Great Whites, Giant Jellyfish, and the Deadliest Creatures in the Sea

Contrary to popular opinion, sharks are not the only deadly creatures in the sea. That said, this Shark Week let's take the opportunity to respect these majestic creatures, not fear them.