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Morocco Wants to Host the World Cup. Just Don't Ask for Any Details.

A security officer outside Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca, which is hosting games in the monthlong African Nations Championship. Five months after entering the race to host the 2026 World Cup, Morocco has been curiously slow to provide details on its plans for the event.Credit Abdeljalil Bounhar/A

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-16 18:50:09

Wreck of Dutch Warship Found Buried Beneath Coral

Divers in the blue waters around the Yucatn Peninsula have discovered three historic treasures: a sunken lighthouse and the remains of an 18th-century Dutch warship and a 19th-century British steamer, according to Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). The battered wrecks we

YAHOO! - 2018-01-16 17:59:00

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Berguitta heading toward Mauritius

On Jan. 16 at 1:10 a.m. EST (0610 UTC) NASA's Terra satellite captured this visible light image of Tropical Cyclone Berguitta moving toward Mauritius. Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and saw Tropical Cyclone Berguitta movi

PHYS.ORG - 2018-01-16 18:37:28

Left with "chocolate water", Madagascar's parched south grows hungrier

Climate change is helping drive a "silent crisis" as drought lingers, aid officials say By Sally Hayden ANKILIBEVAHAVOLA, Madagascar, Jan 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every morning, residents of this village in southern Madagascar's Amboasary Sud district set off on an eight-hour round-trip jour

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

30+ Photos Of Unbelievable Madagascar That Will Make You Pack Your Backpack And Hit The Road

#3 Malagasy children met by the road#4 Sunset over the ricefields on our way to Ambositra#5 Chameleon in Anja Community Reserve#6 Unbelievable landscape of Madagascar captured with drone#7 Traditional pulled rickshaw called Pousse-Pousse#8 Tsaranoro Valley#9 Cute lemur in Ranomafana National Park#10

BORED PANDA - 2018-01-15 21:06:47

These 'assassin' spiders impale other spiders and watch them die

Spiders are horrific creatures. Most of them are tiny and easy to deal with, yet they're so scary. Spiders are just as afraid of you as you are of them, maybe even more so. But it turns out that in Madagascar, there are spiders that have more to fear than just humans: "Assassin" spiders are lurking

NEW YORK POST - 2018-01-15 16:22:03

Blue Sky Science: Why do hissing cockroaches hiss?

A PJ Liesch, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Insect Diagnostic Lab: Madagascar hissing cockroaches and some of their relatives can produce an audible hissing noise that almost sounds like a cat hissing. They can hiss for a number of reasons. First and foremost, if you disturb them,

LOMPOC RECORD - 2018-01-15 17:00:00

Fluorescent Pattern of the Chameleon Calumma globifer from Madagascar (image)

Caption Fluorescent pattern of the chameleon Calumma globifer from Madagascar. The animation shows the inconspicuous tubercles in sunlight, the fluorescent pattern under UV light, and the underlying bone tubercles, which are based on a micro-CT model of the skull. Credit Animation: David Prtzel (ZSM

EUREKALERT - 2018-01-15 11:44:13

New species of lemur found on Madagascar

Illustration of C. sp. nov. 2 and closely related species (Fig. 8 in Lei et al. 2014), Illustrations by Stephen D. Nash Conservation International. Photographs by Edward E. Louis, Jr. Top left panel represents C. grovesi. Top left panel represents a lateral view of C. sp nov. 2, top right panel inc

PHYS.ORG - 2018-01-15 13:44:32

Chan 2018 Group D preview: Burkina Faso vs Angola, Cameroon vs Congo

The 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan) began over the weekend in Morocco after the North African country bailed out Kenya by taking over the hosting right following the latter's poor preparations. Group D will kick off their campaign on Tuesday in Agadir as Burkina Faso square it off with Ango

GOAL.COM - 2018-01-15 12:25:52

Madagascar cyclone death toll rises to 51, with thousands displaced

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - The death toll from a cyclone that hit Madagascar about 10 days ago has risen to 51, with another 22 people reported missing, authorities said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO - People walk along the street with fallen trees in the aftermath of tropical cyclone Ava in Toamasina, Madag

REUTERS UK - 2018-01-15 06:35:29

This Newly Discovered Tiny Lemur From Madagascar Is So Cute We Just Can't Deal

The African island of Madagascar is a magical hotspot of biodiversity found nowhere else on the planet - and that includes being the native home of every lemur in the world. The cuddly primates comprise a total of around 100 species, with new ones being categorised ever so often. Now researchers hav

SCIENCEALERT.COM - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Arabian Cement plans expansion into Africa and Asia

Arabian Cement is planning to expand into regional markets in Africa and Asia to boost its profitability amid strong competition in the Egyptian market, according to reports in the Daily News Egypt. To date the company, which has a output of around 5Mta, has exported to Libya, Kenya, Madagascar, So

CEMNET.COM - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

'Black Death' virus causes panic in Uganda as girl dies

The girl died of the viral disease in Uganda, sparking fears of a fresh health crisis A health team rushed to put her body in a bag and decontaminate her house It is feared the disease could kill up to 40 per cent of those infected by it Fears are growing of a major health crisis in East Africa as a


DACA Dreamer wants nightmare to end

ROCK ISLAND - Dream Act supporter Fia Vonjimalala, wants the DACA nightmare to end. Ms. Vonjimalala, 26, used the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to come to the U.S. from Madagascar, Africa, in December 2005. She and her sister joined their parents, who were doing mission work


18 New Pelican Spider Species Discovered In Madagascar

In the rainforests of Madagascar, researchers have discovered 18 new species of spiders. The thing that makes those spiders special is that they look similar to bird pelican. The first pelican spider was discovered in 1854. It was found preserved inside 50 million-year-old amber and had long neck a


Big-Eyed, Fluffy-Tailed Lemur Species Discovered

With their giant, round black eyes, nubby little ears, fluffy tails, and grabby hands, Madagascar's newest lemur species is hard not to love. Scientists recently identified and named the new species Groves' dwarf lemur, known scientifically as the Cheirogaleus grovesi. It was found in two of the cou


Pelican spiders lived 165 million-years-ago and they are 'spider assassins'

The pelican spider's long neck and beak-like pincers give it an almost birdy appearance. Don't be fooled: they're stone cold killers. Credit: Hannah Wood, Smithsonian Once upon a time, 165 million years ago, there lived a spider who looked like a pelican. About the size of a grain of rice and just


Aggreko Supplying 28 MW of HFO-Generated Energy to Madagascar

Aggreko has begun to supply stable power for Madagascar, using 28 MW of its HFO-generated energy, the company announced. The occasion was marked by the attendance of Madagascar's president, Hery Rajaonarimampianina; Prime Minister Olivier Solonandrasana; and Minister of Water, Energy and Hydrocarbon


18 new pelican spider species found in Madagascar

A group of international researchers have discovered 18 new species of pelican spiders living in Madagascar, according to recent research published in the journal ZooKeys.Pelican spiders are ancient arachnids that first came about 165 million years ago. They are roughly the same size as a grain of r