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Why Are Huge Numbers Of Camels Dying In Africa And Saudi Arabia?:

More than 2000 dromedaries — Arabian camels — have died since August 10 in Saudi Arabia. Various theories have been put forward to explain the numerous deaths. For several years, the Sahel and the Horn of Africa have also seen similar numbers of deaths. In 1995-1996, CIRAD worked on a fatal epizootic disease affecting dromedaries in Ethiopia.

Humans Unknowing Midwives For Pregnant Moose:

When it’s time for moose to give birth in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, they head to where it is safest from predators — namely closer to people, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society. Published in the Royal Society’s journal Biology Letters, the study says that moose avoid predation of their calves by grizzly bears by moving closer to roads and other infrastructure prior to giving birth.

Ancient African Megadroughts May Have Driven Human Evolution — Out Of Africa:

From 135,000 to 90,000 years ago tropical Africa had megadroughts more extreme and widespread than any previously known for that region, according to new research.

Chronic Arguing With Your Spouse May Raise Your Heart Disease Risk:

Individuals whose close relationships have negative aspects, such as conflict and adverse exchanges, appear to have an increased risk of heart disease than those with more positive close relationships, according to a new report.

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