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70 firefighters tackling blaze at London Zoo

70 firefighters are attending a blaze at ZSL London Zoo.<p>London Fire Brigade (LFB) were called at 6.08am to the Adventure cafe and shop near the …

News (Ireland)

Aardvark dies and four meerkats missing after London Zoo blaze

One aardvark has died and four meerkats are missing after a fire at ZSL London Zoo.

London Fire Brigade

Telescopes spread across Africa are being readied to reveal the universe’s secrets

One of the world’s largest collaborative science projects is about to enter its most exciting year yet. This will see researchers in a remote stretch of South Africa’s Karoo testing Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity; imaging neutral hydrogen—the building blocks for stars – in the …

Universe

Telescopes in southern Africa will peel back the universe's secrets from 2018

One of the world’s largest collaborative science projects is about to enter its most exciting year yet. This will see researchers in a remote stretch …

Albert Einstein

MeerKAT, SKA to peel back universe's secrets

An image by MeerKAT shows hydrogen gas in M83, a famous spiral galaxy. SKA SA<p><b>One of the world’s</b> largest collaborative science projects is about to …

Universe

MeerKAT radio telescope to go live in April | Cape Times

The groundbreaking MeerKAT radio telescope is poised to go live in April next year.<p>MeerKAT will form part of the megascience project, the Square …

Telescopes

MeerKAT ready to go live by March

The 64 dishes that make up the MeerKAT radio telescope will be fully integrated by March, according to Dr Lindsay Magnus, head of operations at …

Universe

R3bn MeerKAT telescope nears completion

An overview of the MeerKAT radio telescope currently being constructed in the Karoo in the Northern Cape, South Africa, 18 November 2017. Photo: via …

News (South Africa)

Why Most Sales Coaching Fails

Have you ever tried to eat a live scorpion?<p>If so, you’re a more adventuresome eater than I am. But if we’re going to eat a live scorpion, I would get some training from a meerkat before I took my first bite.<p>Adult meerkats teach their young pups how to dismantle a live venomous scorpion and then eat …

Entrepreneurship

Meerkat Music: QuantumSequencer Driving Noise AU App

Reader Meerkat Music did a demo of the new QuantumSequencer sequencing ROLI's Noise app.Video Description:Quantum Driving Noise AU App, Meerkat …

Apps

This Stray Cat Broke Into a Zoo and Became Best Friends With a Lynx

A few months ago, we got really excited when an amicable meerkat befriended a husky, because unlikely animal friendships are what we <i>live</i> for. Today, …

Cats

Facebook Adds Bonfire To Danish iOS App Store

Facebook just added its group video chat app Bonfire to the Danish iOS App Store. To The Next Web, this move suggests that “the social media giant is …

App Store

Meerkat Pups Emerge for Mischief at Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of three Meerkats on August 17.The trio is the first offspring for parents Calvin (age 11) and …

Facebook's new 'early bird' spy tool is just the tip of the iceberg

“Move fast and break things,” says the early Facebook ethos. In five words, CEO Mark Zuckerberg shifted the thought pattern of the entire tech world. What was once about quality, was now about pushing updates at break-neck speed, testing them with large segments of a user base (or even site-wide), …

Instagram Adds New Guest Option to Live

Instagram will now let you go live with a friend as part of the latest upgrade for live-streaming on the platform.

Meerkats Can Thank Bacteria for Their Signature Butt Scents

When Disney's animators were creating Timon, the energetic meerkat sidekick in The Lion King, the part where he turns his anal pouch inside-out and …

Biology

11 things you didn't know about meerkats

They sleep in piles, have eating contests and love a good crowd.<p>Meerkats are known for being incredibly cooperative and ridiculously cute, but …

Meerkats use bacteria from their butts to make stinky graffiti

Anal glands have never been so interesting.<p>You may be having a rough day, but at least you didn’t have to swab the anal glands of a fully conscious meerkat. But we can’t all have jobs where we get to sit quietly in air conditioned offices. Some people spent November 2011 creeping up on unsuspecting …

Animals

Watch: How to Bunnyhop a MTB - A Tutorial

In mountain biking, the act of hopping one’s bike is called a bunnyhop. The particular technique shown here is known is an American bunnyhop, but to …

Mountain Biking

Special Delivery PSVR Game Launches on June 6

Special Delivery Is an Arcade-Inspired Newspaper Delivery Game Coming to PSVR on June 6<p>May 19, 2017Written by Jason Dunning<p>From Meerkat Gaming, …

PlayStation

The tiny Meerkat camper can be towed by almost any car

The trailer only costs $17,820<p>Camping season is upon us, but if the idea of sleeping on the ground makes you pause, perhaps you should invest in a lightweight camper trailer. Options abound in the trailer industry, from teardrops with huge windows for stargazing to this modular unit that can sleep …

RVs

MeerKAT beams fresh images, gets R693m

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) SA yesterday presented the first Array Release 1.5 images taken with MeerKAT 32 to science and technology minister …

Galaxies

Big data is starting to open R&D opportunities for African scientists

Data-intensive research is changing the way African researchers can work and the impact they can have. It is also opening up new career paths in the …

Big Data

Mortgage Gym looks for Meerkat magic with Comparethemarket hire

Mortgage Gym, a robo-adviser launching with high-street banks this summer, is hoping to capture some of the success of Comparethemarket's famous meerkat advertising campaign by hiring one of its founding directors.<p>Jeremy Moll, who was part of the team that created the Russian meerkat character …

Property (UK)

South Africa: New Surveillance Technology Stops Poachers in Their Tracks

[News24Wire] Two weeks after its introduction in January, the Kruger National Park's wide range surveillance technology, the Meerkat, managed to stop …

South Africa

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In a separate incident, fleeing poachers were observed by Postcode Meerkat during the course of the night, enabling rangers to track, find and arrest …

Wildlife

How to film a protest

No Film School has great tips for those who want to document a protest. Meerkat Media has covered a lot of public protests, and the most effective …

InterAct

A Brave Meerkat Tries to Scare an Animatronic Cobra Away From the Colony She Protects

In a slightly nerve-wracking clip from the PBS version of the BBC Series “Spy in the Wild“, a brave meerkat sentry climbed up a very tall tree to …

Wildlife

8 things that disappeared in 2016

Each year new technologies, companies, and social and political forces displace and disrupt old technologies, companies, and ideas.<p>In the 1920s and 1930s the car displaced the horse, in 1996 DVDs replaced the VCR, in 2010 Netflix pushed Blockbuster into bankruptcy and slowly replaced the DVD too, …

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