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July 29, 2015
ICE WORLD
A cataclysmic event of a certain age
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Jul 29, 2015
At the end of the Pleistocene period, some 13,000 years ago a cosmic impact triggered an abrupt cooling episode that earth scientists refer to as the Younger Dryas. New research by UC Santa Barbara geologist James Kennett and an international group of investigators has narrowed the date to a 100-year range, sometime between 12,835 and 12,735 years ago. The team's findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers used Bayesian statistical analyses of 354 dates ... read more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

First applications from Sentinel-2A
From agricultural monitoring to charting changing lands, early images from Europe's new Sentinel-2A satellite show how the 'colour vision' mission's critical observations can be used to keep us and ... more
WEATHER REPORT

ESA hands over control of the MSG-4 weather satellite
On 26 July at 09:30 GMT (11:30 CEST), ESA handed control of Europe's last Meteosat Second Generation weather satellite, MSG-4, to EUMETSAT. This follows the launch of the satellite on 15 July ... more
EARLY EARTH

Bleach a possible key to life on earth
Hydrogen peroxide - commonly used as hair bleach - may have provided the energy source for the development of life on Earth, two applied mathematicians have found. The heat from ancient geothermal v ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Twin volcanic chains above a single hotspot with distinct roots
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BLUE SKY

Marine plankton brighten clouds over Southern Ocean
New research using NASA satellite data and ocean biology models suggests tiny organisms in vast stretches of the Southern Ocean play a significant role in generating brighter clouds overhead. Bright ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Diversity of European butterflies could be seriously underestimated
Since 2006, the team of researchers has sequenced the mitochondrial DNA of all the known species of butterflies in the Iberian peninsula (228) and its main populations. The result is a report that c ... more
EARLY EARTH

What killed off the megafauna
Rapid phases of warming climate played a greater role in the extinction of megafauna in the Late Pleistocene than did human activity, a new study shows. The study helps to inform the debate about wh ... more
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Superfast fluorescence sets new speed record

Tiny mechanical wrist gives new dexterity to needlescopic surgery

Researchers predict material with record-setting melting point

Magnetic material unnecessary to create spin current

Wireless power transfer with magnetic field enhancement boosted

Smart hydrogel coating creates 'stick-slip' control of capillary action

MARSDAILY

Antarctic Offers Insights Into Life on Mars
The cold permafrost of Antarctica houses bacteria that thrive at temperatures below freezing, where water is icy and nutrients are few and far between. Oligotrophs, slow-growing organisms that prefe ... more
MARSDAILY

Earth and Mars Could Share A Life History
While life is everywhere on Earth, there is much debate about how it began. Some believe it originated naturally from the chemistry found on our planet as it evolved. Others hypothesize that life - ... more
EXO WORLDS

Finding Another Earth
The discovery of a super-Earth-sized planet orbiting a sun-like star brings us closer than ever to finding a twin of our own watery world. But NASA's Kepler space telescope has captured evidence of ... more
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EXO LIFE

Is science drawing closer to an alien world?
NASA's discovery of Earth-like exoplanet Kepler-452b, nicknamed "Earth 2.0", has social media buzzing about the chances of finding a faraway world, possibly with alien life or key resources such as water. ... more
EXO LIFE

Airbus DS to build JUICE, ESA's next life-tracker inside the Solar System
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Airbus Defence and Space as the prime contractor to develop and build the JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) spacecraft. JUICE is the first large mission ... more
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NATO eastward expansion would be 'catastrophic': Russian official

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NATO vows solidarity with Turkey over Islamic State

N.Korea could launch missile test in October: envoy

China launches two satellites as it builds GPS rival

EARTH OBSERVATION

Space-eye-view could help stop global wildlife decline
Conservation scientists need to collaborate with space agencies, such as NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), to identify measures which help track biodiversity declines around the world. Scien ... more
FARM NEWS

Greenhouse gas source underestimated from the US Corn Belt
Estimates of how much nitrous oxide, a significant greenhouse gas and stratospheric ozone-depleting substance, is being emitted in the central United States have been too low by as much as 40 percen ... more
FARM NEWS

Trigger found for defense to rice disease
Biologists have discovered how the rice plant's immune system is triggered by disease, in a discovery that could boost crop yields and lead to more disease-resistant types of rice. Rice is central t ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Rains, floods kill 81 in Pakistan: disaster agency
Torrential rains and flooding have killed 81 people in Pakistan over the past two weeks and affected almost 300,000, the disaster management agency said Tuesday, warning of more bad weather to come. ... more
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Teenager killed, buildings damaged in Indonesian quake
A powerful earthquake rocked remote eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, killing a teenage boy who fell into a river as he fished and damaging several buildings. ... more
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FIRE STORM

Southeast Asia sees little progress on haze as fires rage
Southeast Asian nations meeting Tuesday to discuss the problem of haze that shrouds the region's skies every year made little progress, as the number of smog-belching forest fires was on the rise in Indonesia. ... more
AFRICA NEWS

Nigerian army frees dozens of women, children from Boko Haram
Nigeria's army said Tuesday it had liberated 30 hostages held by Boko Haram, including 21 children and seven women, amid ongoing offensives against the extremists in the country's northeast. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Fighting mosquito resistance to insecticides

WOOD PILE

Mangroves help protect against sea level rise

SHAKE AND BLOW

Scripps researchers map out trajectory of April 2015 earthquake in Nepal

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Parasitic flatworms flout global biodiversity patterns

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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Synthetic coral could remove toxic heavy metals from the ocean

EARLY EARTH

Four-legged fossil suggests snakes evolved from burrowing ancestors

Abrupt climate change may have rocked the cradle of civilization

White House enlists top US firms in climate fight

Patrick Stewart endorses Snotbot whale research drone

Isolated indigenous group reaches out in Peru's Amazon

Bangladesh discovers only 100 tigers in famed Sundarbans

China escalator swallows toddler's mother: report

4-year-olds don't care much for crummy prizes

China artist Ai Weiwei says has German visa

2015 wildfire season could be Alaska's worst ever

Evidence of cultural diversification between neighboring chimp communities

Hair ice mystery solved

Benefits of strip-till surface after five-year study

Researchers to discover first evidence of farming in Mideast

Soybean oil causes more obesity than coconut oil and fructose

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Every rain cloud has a silver lining for parched UAE

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