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Warm greetings from Science in Africa.

In this month's edition of Science in Africa find out about the science behind cultured diamonds, the lost treasure in the DRC, the link between your IQ and risk taking and love in a time of AIDS. Learn about technology for solving smelly sewerage treatment problems and curb your winter biodiesel blues. Health, biotechnology, conservation, climate change and more in this month's edition.


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Cultured diamonds add colour 
Creativity and science combine to add new high quality coloured cultured diamonds to a marketplace in search of novelty.
 
Treasure in lost DRC forest
Scientists in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo uncovered lost forests home to at least six new species of wildlife.
 
Scientists link IQ with risk taking.
Assuming someone gave you the choice of 100 euros today or 150 euros in a year's time. Which sum would you take?
 
 
 
Biotechnology
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New technology for sewerage treatment 
Shamwari Private Nature Reserve leads the way in adopting new, clean sewerage treatment technology.
 
Solving winter biodiesel blues
Cold weather can be a pain in your fuel system, especially if you use biodiesel. How to avoid problems in colder weather.
 
Biological control of toxins
A safe and effective method for biological control of fungal toxins set to improve food security and health in sub-Saharan Africa.
 
 
 
Conservation and environment
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Plants on the move
Proteaceae, a long way from home: SA scientist challenges theories on the movement of plants across the globe.
 
Invasive species get the edge
Research in Antarctica shows climate change gives invasive species the edge over their indigenous counterparts. 
 
Navigating in complete darkness these fish distingu dead organisms from living ones at a distance.
 
Barcoding plants
Scientists propose new genetic barcoding method to classify and identify all the world's land plants.
 
 
 
Insight & Opinion
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Beekeeping in India - lessons 
From an apicultural and apidological perspective, India, is a promised land. Lessons for and from Africa.

Nutrition no substitute for AIDS drugs
Analysis of scientific research on the links between improved nutrition and the treatment of both HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis has found no evidence that healthier eating is any substitute for correctly-used medical drugs.
  
 
Health
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Deep brain stimulation offers hope of new therapy in treatment of severe depression.
 
HIV/AIDS
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Fears around circumcision
The hidden dangers of mass male circumcision for curbing HIV/AIDS transmission.
A South African has started the world's first ever dating site for people living with HIV. Levels of post-traumatic stress amongst Aids orphans  similar to children experiencing sexual abuse and those living in war-torn societies.
 
Levels of post-traumatic stress amongst Aids orphans  similar to children experiencing sexual abuse and those living in war-torn societies.
 
 
 
Education
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Woman scientists open up career horizons for Cape Town girls. Scholarships for young scientists.
L'OrĂ©al South Africa, in association with Unesco and the Department of Science and Technology, rewards outstanding women in science. 
Special tuition and science-related excursions through Sasol's Saturday School Programme a recipe for success in SA.

 
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