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June 28, 2017
WATER WORLD
Water exists as two different liquids



Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
We normally consider liquid water as disordered with the molecules rearranging on a short time scale around some average structure. Now, however, scientists at Stockholm University have discovered two phases of the liquid with large differences in structure and density. The results are based on experimental studies using X-rays, which are now published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (US). Most of us know that water is essential for our existence on planet Earth. It is less well- ... read more

WATER WORLD
Ten million tons of fish wasted every year despite declining fish stocks
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Industrial fishing fleets dump nearly 10 million tonnes of good fish back into the ocean every year, according to new research. The study by researchers with Sea Around Us, an initiative at th ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Ozone recovery may be delayed by unregulated chemicals
Lancaster UK (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Recent increases in an unregulated ozone-depleting substance, could delay recovery of Antarctic ozone levels by 5-30 years, depending on emissions scenarios. The findings, published in Nature ... more
FARM NEWS
Lake harvests are likely more fruitful than we knew
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Harvests from freshwater fisheries such as the Great Lakes could total more than 12 million tons a year globally and contribute more to global food supplies and economies than previous estimates ind ... more
ABOUT US
Beyond bananas: 'Mind reading' technology decodes complex thoughts
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University scientists can now use brain activation patterns to identify complex thoughts, such as, "The witness shouted during the trial." This latest research led by CMU's Marcel Ju ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100
Ithaca NY (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
In the year 2100, 2 billion people - about one-fifth of the world's population - could become climate change refugees due to rising ocean levels. Those who once lived on coastlines will face displac ... more
ICE WORLD
Collapse of the European ice sheet caused chaos
Oslo, Norway (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
The Eurasian ice sheet was an enormous conveyor of ice that covered most of northern Europe some 23,000 years ago. Its extent was such that one could have skied 4,500 km continuously across it - fro ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
UK-Led Satellite Image Project That Helps Spot and Stop Slavery Sites From Space
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
A crowdsourcing project at the University of Nottingham, England which aims to - via satellite imagery - identify notorious sites that could be involved in modern slavery globally, has attracted a n ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Twitter algorithm can identify riots before police reports
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Scientists in Wales have designed a Twitter-monitoring algorithm capable of identifying riots before citizens report the unrest to police. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
China lowers number of missing in landslide to 73
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
The number of people missing from a huge landslide that buried a mountain village in southwest China last weekend has been revised down from 93 to 73, authorities said Tuesday. ... more
FIRE STORM
Spain fire near World Heritage site 'under control'
Madrid (AFP) June 27, 2017
A wildfire that threatened a nature reserve in southern Spain designated as a World Heritage site has been brought under control, officials said Tuesday after evacuating over 2,000 people including tourists. ... more


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SINO DAILY
China rejects 'interference' as Vatican raises bishop case
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
China said Tuesday it opposed outside interference after the Vatican reported that one of its bishops in the country was being held at an undisclosed location after he was forcibly removed from his diocese. ... more
DEMOCRACY
Marine Le Pen to meet judges over party funding claims: AFP
Paris (AFP) June 22, 2017
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen told AFP Thursday she had arranged to meet investigating magistrates over claims her party misused European Parliament funds to pay for staff in France. ... more
SINO DAILY
Wonderland Villas: A tale of Hong Kong's property rollercoaster
Hong Kong (AFP) June 27, 2017
Red-whiskered bulbuls start chirping around 5:00 am at Wonderland Villas, a hilltop complex in leafy northern Hong Kong whose own history charts the city's political, economic and social fortunes. ... more
SINO DAILY
Stories of Hong Kong: Hopes and fears on landmark anniversary
Hong Kong (AFP) June 27, 2017
Divided by age, wealth and politics, the people of Hong Kong will mark the 20th anniversary of its transfer from Britain back to China with contrasting emotions: anger and pessimism, pride and celebration. ... more



China lowers number of missing in landslide to 73
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
The number of people missing from a huge landslide that buried a mountain village in southwest China last weekend has been revised down from 93 to 73, authorities said Tuesday. The confirmed number of dead remained at 10 after heavy rain brought down the side of a mountain on to Xinmo village in Sichuan province on Saturday. But an additional 20 people were reported to be "safe", accordi ... more
Ithaca NY (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
New landslide hits China disaster area
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Twitter algorithm can identify riots before police reports
Equipping form with function
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Common toys such as steerable cars or waving wind-up figures are available as 3D-printable models, which also contain their mechanical components. However, these mechanical structures are optimized to fit exactly one particular shape of the toy. If designers want to reuse such a mechanism with different shapes, the necessary manual adjustments to the individual components are often unmanag ... more
San Francisco CA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Seeing the forest through the trees with a new LiDAR system
Cleveland OH (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
A chemical solution to shrink digital data storage
Warwick UK (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Lightweight steel production breakthrough: Brittle phases controlled
Greenland now a major driver of rising seas: study
Paris (AFP) June 26, 2017
Ocean levels rose 50 percent faster in 2014 than in 1993, with meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet now supplying 25 percent of total sea level increase compared with just five percent 20 years earlier, researchers reported Monday. The findings add to growing concern among scientists that the global watermark is climbing more rapidly than forecast only a few years ago, with potentially dev ... more
Newark DE (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Small scale, big improvements
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Could this strategy bring high-speed communications to the deep sea?
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Water exists in two distinct liquid phases
Collapse of the European ice sheet caused chaos
Oslo, Norway (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
The Eurasian ice sheet was an enormous conveyor of ice that covered most of northern Europe some 23,000 years ago. Its extent was such that one could have skied 4,500 km continuously across it - from the far southwestern isles in Britain to Franz Josef Land in the Siberian Arctic. Suffice to say its existence had a massive and extremely hostile impact on Europe at the time. This ice sheet ... more
Columbus OH (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Widespread snowmelt in West Antarctica during unusually warm summer
Cardiff, UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Scientists throw light on mysterious ice age temperature jumps
Nashville TN (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Wet and stormy weather lashed California coast... 8,200 years ago
Lake harvests are likely more fruitful than we knew
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Harvests from freshwater fisheries such as the Great Lakes could total more than 12 million tons a year globally and contribute more to global food supplies and economies than previous estimates indicate, according to a study published by Michigan State University and the U.S. Geological Survey. "Our study provides an independent estimate of global inland fishery harvests based on food web ... more
Bordeaux (AFP) June 22, 2017
Bubbling Chinese market centre-stage at world wine fest
Beijing (AFP) June 18, 2017
China 'backyard' pig farmers squeezed as sector scales up
Beijing (AFP) June 21, 2017
China opens gates to US beef imports
Role aerosols play in climate change unlocked by spectacular Icelandic volcanic eruption
Exeter UK (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
A spectacular six-month Icelandic lava field eruption could provide the crucial key for scientists to unlock the role aerosols play in climate change, through their interactions with clouds. An international team of climate scientists, led by the University of Exeter, have meticulously studied the effects that the 2014-15 eruption at Holuhraun, in Iceland had on cloud formations in the sur ... more
Abidjan (AFP) June 21, 2017
Heavy rains have killed 15 in Ivory Coast
Davis CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Volcanic crystals give a new view of magma
Miami (AFP) June 22, 2017
One killed as Storm Cindy makes landfall in southern US
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Mali relaunches beleagured peace process
Bamako (AFP) June 24, 2017
Mali's government and armed groups which signed a 2015 peace deal have relaunched talks aimed at speeding up its implementation after several delays, they told AFP Saturday. The accord signed in 2015 aimed at curbing separatist uprisings in Mali's north after a 2012 rebellion was hijacked by jihadists, throwing the nation into chaos. But several of its key planks have yet to be fully imp ... more
Bangui, Central African Republic (AFP) June 20, 2017
Clashes erupt in C. Africa a day after peace deal
Bamako (AFP) June 20, 2017
Mali ex-rebels reject national charter on peace deal anniversary; Dozens killedw/l
Bangui, Central African Republic (AFP) June 19, 2017
C. Africa govt inks peace deal with rebel groups
Beyond bananas: 'Mind reading' technology decodes complex thoughts
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University scientists can now use brain activation patterns to identify complex thoughts, such as, "The witness shouted during the trial." This latest research led by CMU's Marcel Just builds on the pioneering use of machine learning algorithms with brain imaging technology to "mind read." The findings indicate that the mind's building blocks for constructing complex though ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
New research suggests problematic memories could be deleted
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
The neural relationship between light and sleep
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 21, 2017
World population to reach 9.8 bln in 2050, UN says
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How the climate can rapidly change at tipping points
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
During the last glacial period, within only a few decades the influence of atmospheric CO2 on the North Atlantic circulation resulted in temperature increases of up to 10 degrees Celsius in Greenland - as indicated by new climate calculations from researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute and the University of Cardiff. Their study is the first to confirm that there have been situations i ... more
Paris (AFP) June 24, 2017
Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger
New York NY (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
NASA-MIT Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge
Warder, Ethiopia (AFP) June 22, 2017
Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia
Comb and Copter system maps atmospheric gases
Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder have demonstrated a new mobile, ground-based system that could scan and map atmospheric gas plumes over kilometer distances. The system uses an eye-safe laser instrument to send light that "combs" the air to a flying multi-copter and analyzes the colors of light absorbed along ... more
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
VTT miniature hyperspectral camera launched to space in Aalto-1 satellite
Lancaster UK (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Ozone recovery may be delayed by unregulated chemicals
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
UK-Led Satellite Image Project That Helps Spot and Stop Slavery Sites From Space
Animal evolution: Hot start, followed by cold shock
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
The initial phases of animal evolution proceeded faster than hitherto supposed: New analyses suggest that the first animal phyla emerged in rapid succession - prior to the global Ice Age that set in around 700 million years ago. The fossil record reveals that almost all of the animal phyla known today had come into existence by the beginning of the Cambrian Period some 540 million years ag ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Paleontologists identify extinction event among marine megafauna
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
How eggs got their shapes
Calgary, Canada (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
Fossil holds new insights into how fish evolved onto land
Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio
San Diego CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Can the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power? While there is growing excitement for this vision, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by 21 of the nation's leading energy experts, including David G. Victor and George R. Tynan from the ... more
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
New efficient, low-temperature catalyst for hydrogen production
Upton NY (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Scientists have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide (CO). The discovery-described in a paper set to publish online in the journal Science on Thursday, June 22, 2017-could improve the performance of fuel cells that run on hydrogen fuel but can be poisoned by CO. "This catalyst produces a purer form of ... more
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
A 100-year-old physics problem has been solved at EPFL
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusion power
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
Rosatom Develops Radiation-Powered Electricity Source for Medicine, Outer Space
Yellowstone grizzly bear removed from endangered list
Washington (AFP) June 23, 2017
Grizzly bears native to Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area are being removed from the endangered species list, the US government said Thursday, calling efforts to replenish the population a major success. Conservation groups were however quick to criticize the move, saying dropping federal protections would again put grizzly bears at risk. The grizzly bear was first place ... more
Oxford UK (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
City rats: Why scientists are not hot on their tails
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Panda conservation offers broad ecological benefits, research shows
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
Both tidal and circadian clocks guide the behavior of some animals
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Hong Kong in Beijing's shadow 20 years after handover
Hong Kong (AFP) June 27, 2017
When Xi Jinping lands in Hong Kong on Thursday for the first time since becoming China's president, he will step into a deeply divided city uncertain of its future. The visit marks 20 years since Hong Kong was handed back to China by Britain and comes at a time when many fear the semi-autonomous city's freedoms are being lost to an ever more assertive Beijing. Protests are expected duri ... more
Shanghai (AFP) June 23, 2017
'Pee Park'? China tries to correct bad translations
Hong Kong (AFP) June 23, 2017
China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: report
Beijing (AFP) June 23, 2017
China court slashes jail term for debt-collector killer
Thousands protest logging in Poland's ancient forest
Warsaw (AFP) June 24, 2017
Thousands demonstrated in Warsaw on Saturday demanding an end to large-scale logging in Poland's ancient Bialowieza forest, just days after the enviroment minister called for it to be stripped of protected UNESCO status. Bialowieza, straddling Poland's eastern border with Belarus, includes one of the largest surviving parts of the primeval forest that covered the European plain 10,000 years ... more
Ottawa (AFP) June 27, 2017
US imposes second round of tariffs on Canadian lumber
Warsaw (AFP) June 21, 2017
Poland says primeval forest should not be UNESCO natural heritage site
Oslo (AFP) June 19, 2017
Religious leaders join forces to protect rainforests


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