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Fossil tracks in the Alps help explain dinosaur evolution - The Economist


The Economist
THAT the dinosaurs went out with a bang is well known. About 66m years ago a large space rock hit what is now southern Mexico. As a consequence, and with the assistance of some enormous volcanic eruptions on the other side of the planet, the terrible ...

'Scaffolding' method allows biochemists to see proteins in remarkable detail - Science Daily


Science Daily
A team led by Todd Yeates, a UCLA professor of chemistry and biochemistry, reports results that hold the promise of using cryo-electron microscopy to better understand many important proteins. The research is published in the journal Proceedings of the ...

UC Berkeley's massive egg collection helps project up for possible Webby - UC Berkeley


UC Berkeley
The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's egg and nest collection contains some 200 nests and 12,800 egg sets from across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The first specimen was collected in 1843, and the smallest is a hummingbird egg weighing just two ...

Microscopy Society of Southern Africa (MSSA)

Gauteng - South Africa

The Society was founded as the Electron Microscopy Society of Southern Africa (EMSSA) in 1962 and became a formal member of IFSEM (the International Federation of Societies for Electron Microscopy) in 1966.

The primary objectives of the Society are

bullet to further microscopy in the broadest sense in all branches of science
bullet to facilitate communication and co-operation between microscopists and with other scientists
bullet to act as a liaison between members of the Society and the IFSEM
bullet to provide an interface between research, education, government and the public

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Information about scorpions in Africa south of the Zambezi River.

New Insect Order Found in Southern Africa
United States

Description and image of an insect discovered in Namibia that resembles a cross between a stick insect, a mantid, and a grasshopper.

Microscopy Society of America (MSA)
United States

The Microscopy Society of America (MSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the knowledge of the science and practice of all microscopical imaging, analysis and diffraction techniques useful for elucidating the ultrastructure and function of materials in diverse areas of biological, materials, medical and physical sciences.

Botanical Society Of South Africa (BotSoc)
South Africa

The Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc) was established in 1913, the same year the now world famous Kirstenbosch Garden was started. The land for the garden, which was left to the nation by Cecil John Rhodes, was allocated for the development of a botanical garden by the South African government on condition that an appropriate organization from civil society was formed to assist with the venture. The Society has faithfully fulfilled thi

Microscopy/Microscopy Education (MME)
United States

Microscopy/Microscopy Education (MME) was founded in 1981 to provide customized, on-site microscopy courses. The first courses were offered in light microscopy and interferometry. Subsequently, the consortium has grown to include experts in nearly all areas of microscopy and related imaging. From conventional fluorescence and polarized light to electron microscopy and its related analytical techniques (EDS, WDX) to the most progressive atomic f

Southern Lepidopterists' Society
United States

Promotes species knowledge in the southern United States. Offers news, events and identifications. Based in Florida.

Southern Appalachian Botanical Society
United States

Organization for professional and amateur botanists interested in the flora of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Includes tables of contents for the journal Castanea.

Humane Society of Southern Arizona
United States

Dedicated to the general welfare, sheltering and placement of animals; prevention of cruelty and overpopulation; education concerning humane treatment of animals; and involvement in other animal welfare issues.

Humane Society of Southern Maryland, Inc.
United States

Has no animal shelter facilities. All animals taken in are housed in foster homes and cared for by volunteers.

Southern African Society for Plant Pathology
South Africa

Involved in gathering and disseminating information in southern Africa through publications and seminars.