Magazine article New Internationalist

Reasons to Be Cheerful

Magazine article New Internationalist

Reasons to Be Cheerful

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Amazon discoveries

A species of tlti monkey that purrs like a cat is among more than 440 new species discovered by scientists in the Amazon rainforest overthe lastfouryears. ( The World Wide Fund (WWF) say there are millions of new, as yet undiscovered, species In the Amazon and has complied a list of the birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish found to date.

Afghan change-makers

Afghan politician Fawzla Koofi (featured In Nl 465) Is heading up a new political movement In the country. Called 'Mawje Tahwol' or 'Waves of Change', It alms to encourage women's participation In the upcoming elections and fight against gender discrimination and electoral fraud. Made up almost entirely of women. It's the first movement of Its kind In Afghanistan.

Inbuilt breast defence

Scientists have Identified a substance In breast milk that neutralizes HIV and may help In the wider fight against the virus. …

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