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July 27, 2016
Before animals, evolution waited eons to inhale
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jul 27, 2016
A couple of times in four billion years, evolution has slowed to a crawl. And an eon or so has passed before more complex life forms, such as simple animals, could arise. Evolution may have been waiting for a decent breath of oxygen, said researcher Chris Reinhard. And that was hard to come by. His research team is tracking down O2 concentrations in oceans, where earliest animals evolved. By doing so, they have jumped into the middle of a heated scientific debate on what rising oxygen did, if anyt ... read more

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Marine carbon sinking rates confirm importance of polar oceans
About the same amount of atmospheric carbon that goes into creating plants on land goes into the bodies of tiny marine plants known as plankton. When these plants die and sink, bacteria feed on thei ... more

Cities face dramatic increase in water treatment spending when watersheds are developed
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ISRO to launch weather satellite next month
India will launch a weather satellite next month with its heavy rocket, the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV-Mk II), Indian space agency chief A.S. Kiran Kumar said here on Friday. ... more


'Super ants' invading British gardens faster than ever
An invasive garden ant hailing from Asia continues to conquer new territory in England. The species, Lasius neglectus, is capable of building super colonies boasting dozens of queens and several thousand ants. ... more

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US, Senegal troops wind up first-ever emergency exercise
Some 400 US and Senegalese troops on Tuesday wound up an unprecedented joint training exercise aimed at preparing for a possible emergency deployment of American troops in Africa. ... more

Flood, landslides kill 33 after heavy rains in Nepal
At least 33 people have died in floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in Nepal and dozens more are missing, a government official said Wednesday. ... more
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New reaction for the synthesis of nanostructures

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Grain drain, Laos' sand mining damaging the Mekong
Grain by grain, truckload by truckload, Laos' section of the Mekong river is being dredged of sand to make cement - a commodity being devoured by a Chinese-led building boom in the capital. ... more

Libya unity government demands explanation over French troops
The head of Libya's unity government has asked for an official explanation from Paris about the presence of French troops in the conflict-ridden country, a statement said on Tuesday. ... more

World Bank freezes funds for DR Congo dam project
The World Bank has frozen funding for a massive dam project in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the government altered plans for the project. ... more
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Chinese demolitions at Buddhist institute draw fire
Rights groups on Tuesday called for Chinese authorities to stop forced demolitions at one of the world's biggest Tibetan Buddhist institutes, saying the move was an attempt to "severely restrict" religious freedoms. ... more

Frank grows into hurricane off Mexico Pacific coast
Tropical Storm Frank became a hurricane far off Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday, the fifth to form in July and the most on record for that month, the US National Hurricane Center said. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing

US tells Beijing sea patrols will continue: official

China builds massive seaplane: state media

NASA Establishes Institute to Explore New Ways to Protect Astronauts

CACI International to support U.S. Cyber Command


Hong Kong journalists jailed on mainland: lawyer
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Ivory Coast banana growers on the comeback trail
Two years after devastating floods, banana planters in Ivory Coast have staged a comeback, eyeing an increase in production and new markets for the popular fruit. ... more

Raging wildfire engulfs California homes, film set
Thousands of firefighters battled Monday to contain a blaze tearing through suburban Los Angeles, destroying homes and a popular filming location and threatening actress Tippi Hedren's animal sanctuary. ... more

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China to chart Communist Party future amid crackdowns
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Scientists find evidence of planetary carbon release valve
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Colombia declares its Zika epidemic over


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Paleontology: Aftermath of a mass extinction


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