Archive by date | September 2015

The Middle East experiences a sharp rise in antibiotic use

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The region, especially countries like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, has increased its reliance on antibiotics, and the rise in numbers is dramatic, according to a new report that is hailed as the most comprehensive yet, worldwide.  Read more

Ancient bird may be signature of a breeding system for raptors

It's not gluttony, it's force-feeding that killed the bird

A bird of prey’s last meal may offer us some insight into how Ancient Egyptians handled their feathered offerings to the gods – also, hinting at the possibility that Egyptians may have bred them in large numbers.  Read more