Ethiopia: Art and Science Marry in Ethiopia’s Quest for the Perfect Chicken

By Thin Lei Win Rome — Each successive generation of ‘Cosmopolitan Chickens’ is more resilient, lives longer, and is less susceptible to diseases, proving the importance of genetic diversity Researchers in Ethiopia... Read more »

Belgian artist helps Ethiopia engineer the perfect chicken

April 26, 2018 Rome—Researchers in Ethiopia are embarking on a quest to create the perfect chicken for African farmers with an unlikely ally – a Belgian conceptual artist who has spent 20... Read more »

Rare Black-Maned Ethiopian Lion Caught on Video – National Geographic

A Riveting Encounter with a Rare Black-Maned Lion What would you do if you suddenly ran into the king of beasts on a dark road in Ethiopia? Scream? Run? Faint? Not Çağan... Read more »

Gazing Into Danakil Depression's Mirror, and Seeing Mars Stare Back – New York Times

Felipe Gómez Gómez of the Centro de Astrobiología in Madrid led the team’s first expedition last spring to study Danakil’s extremophiles, microbes that live in extreme conditions. Researchers from Madrid and the... Read more »

Cracking an ice cold case: Nearly 3.2 million years ago, Lucy died. Now we know how. – USA TODAY

Scientists say that damage to the 3.2-million-year-old partial skeleton dubbed Lucy suggests that this ancient hominid plummeted to her death from high in a tree. USA TODAY A sculptor’s rendering of Lucy... Read more »

Chicken odour 'prevents malaria' research in Ethiopia finds – BBC News

Image copyright Kassahun Jaleta Image caption Live chickens as well as compounds extracted from chicken feathers were used in the experiments The smell from a live chicken could help protect against malaria,... Read more »

DNA from 4500-year-old Ethiopian reveals surprise about ancestry of Africans – Los Angeles Times

DNA from a man who lived in Ethiopia about 4,500 years ago is prompting scientists to rethink the history of human migration in Africa. Until now, the conventional wisdom had been that the first... Read more »

DNA from 4500-year-old Ethiopian reveals surprise about ancestry of Africans – Los Angeles Times

DNA from a man who lived in Ethiopia about 4,500 years ago is prompting scientists to rethink the history of human migration in Africa. Until now, the conventional wisdom had been that the first... Read more »

Ethiopian scientists discover 22 million year-old fossils

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopian scientists announced on Friday the discovery of a 22 million year-old fossils, on anew locality some 157 kilometres north-east of Addis Ababa. The dean of Addis Ababa University’s... Read more »