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September 01, 2014
EPIDEMICS
Leading Ebola researcher says there's an effective treatment for Ebola
Galveston TX (SPX) Sep 01, 2014
A leading U.S. Ebola researcher from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has gone on record stating that a blend of three monoclonal antibodies can completely protect monkeys against a lethal dose of Ebola virus up to 5 days after infection, at a time when the disease is severe. Thomas Geisbert, professor of microbiology and immunology, has written an editorial for Nature discussing advances in Ebola treatment research. The filoviruses known as Ebola virus and Marburg virus are amo ... read more
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WATER WORLD

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050
Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. In California, legislators are currently proposing a $7.5 billion emergency water plan to their voters; and U.S. federal officials last ... more
TECTONICS

Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau
The rise of the Tibetan plateau - the largest topographic anomaly above sea level on Earth - is important for both its profound effect on climate and its reflection of continental dynamics. In ... more
WATER WORLD

Marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology
A new study reports that an expansion of marine protected areas is needed to protect fish species that perform key ecological functions. According to investigators from the Wildlife Conservation Soc ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world
As technology advances, science has become increasingly about data - how to gather it, organize it, and analyze it. The creation of key databases to analyze and share data lies at the heart of bioin ... more


ICE WORLD

Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate
A new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global averag ... more




Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz



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WATER WORLD

Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins
Some species of marine phytoplankton, such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi, can grow without consuming vitamin B1 (thiamine), researchers have discovered. The finding contradicts the commo ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Sentinel-1 poised to monitor motion
Although it was only launched a few months ago and is still being commissioned, the new Sentinel-1A radar satellite has already shown that it can be used to generate 3D models of Earth's surface and ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Process Overcomes Obstacles To Produce Renewable Fuels And Chemicals

Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method

Technique uses fraction of measurements to find quantum wave functions

Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits

Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway

EARTH OBSERVATION

New Earth-Observing Instrument Makes Successful Balloon Flight
In New Mexico on the morning of Aug. 18, a high-altitude balloon successfully carried the HyperSpectral Imager for Climate Science (HySICS) instrument to an altitude of 123,000 feet, above most of t ... more
WATER WORLD

Panasonic, Tata join hands in water treatment: report
Japan's Panasonic will develop a water purification system together with India's Tata Group, tapping into a fast-growing market in Asia, a media report said Saturday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Dramatic Papua New Guinea volcano quietens
A volcano which has erupted in Papua New Guinea was Saturday spewing fragments from its crater and rumbling loudly, but its activity appeared to be subsiding, a seismologist said. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate focus at UN small islands summit in Samoa
A major United Nations conference on small island nations began in Samoa on Monday, with the emphasis on helping them survive the pressing challenge posed by climate change. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Thailand totters towards waste crisis
A blaze at a vast rubbish dump home to six million tonnes of putrefying trash and toxic effluent has kindled fears that poor planning and lax law enforcement are tipping Thailand towards a waste crisis. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker

WHALES AHOY

Activists held after trying to halt Faroe Island dolphin hunt
Fourteen activists from the radical animal rights group Sea Shepherd have been arrested in Denmark's Faroe Islands while trying to halt a traditional dolphin hunt, their organisation said Sunday. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Water police on patrol in drought-scarred Los Angeles
Los Angeles isn't the world's wettest city at the best of times. But a record drought has triggered extra measures - now including "water police" checking on over-zealous sprinkler users and the like. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Kenyan commandos on frontline of poaching war
With camouflage uniforms, assault rifles, night vision goggles, thermal imaging devices and radios, wildlife rangers in Kenya's Ol Jogi rhino sanctuary prepare for night patrol in the "war" against poaching. ... more
ABOUT US

DNA shows Arctic group's isolation lasted 4,000 years
A long-gone group of ancient people known as Paleo-Eskimos lived in isolation in the North American Arctic for more than 4,000 years, said a study on Thursday. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Top Chinese official heckled by Hong Kong protesters
A senior Chinese official was heckled by angry Hong Kong protesters Monday as he defended Beijing's landmark decision to control which candidates can stand in the city's next leadership election. ... more

DEMOCRACY

Unchallenged Macau leader elected for a second term
Macau re-elected its incumbent leader in an unchallenged contest Sunday as the gambling hub faces growing calls for democracy amid anger over deteriorating living conditions and government accountability. ... more
EPIDEMICS

Ebola epidemic decimating health workers in Guinea
Working at breakneck speed, the nurses rush between departments at Guinea's largest hospital, wearing gloves they have bought at their own expense to protect themselves against the Ebola virus. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Memory Reformat Planned for Opportunity Mars Rover

Russia's Foton-M Satellite Landing Scheduled for September 1

Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology

Too Early for Conclusions on Galileo Satellites Incident

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

NASA Wrapping Up Acoustic Testing for Space Launch System

NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Japan gov't calls on citizens to stockpile toilet paper

SHAKE AND BLOW

Yellowstone supereruption would send ash across North America

TECTONICS

Pacific plate shrinking as it cools

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Snowfall in a warmer world

ABOUT US

The roots of human altruism

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Southwest may face 'megadrought' this century

ABOUT US

Stone-tipped spears lethal, may indicate early cognitive and social skills

EPIDEMICS

Therapy for Sudan strain of Ebola may help contain some outbreaks

FARM NEWS

Water 'thermostat' could help engineer drought-resistant crops

FLORA AND FAUNA

Evolution used similar toolkits to shape flies, worms, and humans

Walking fish reveal how our ancestors evolved onto land

New study charts the global invasion of crop pests

How to prevent organic food fraud

Locust plague descends on Madagascar capital

Chinese panda fakes pregnancy to get more food [UPDATED]

New signs of eruption at Iceland volcano

China landslide kills seven: report

Regional crisis talks as Ebola death toll tops 1,500

Brazil arrests 8 in Amazon deforestation swoop

Nouveaux riches and pollutants in new Chinese dictionary

Hong Kong urged to accept 'imperfect' democracy

NOAA offers 20 new coral species federal protection

Traders warn of Chinese exodus from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

Brazil cracks 'biggest' Amazon deforestation gang

SA's Taung Child's skull and brain not human-like in expansion

Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life

Boron Facilitates Stem Cell Growth and Development in Corn

Process Overcomes Obstacles To Produce Renewable Fuels And Chemicals

Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'

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