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February 11, 2016
Slime can see
London, UK (SPX) Feb 11, 2016
After more than 300 years of looking, scientists have figured out how bacteria "see" their world. And they do it in a remarkably similar way to us. A team of British and German researchers reveal in the journal eLife how bacterial cells act as the equivalent of a microscopic eyeball or the world's oldest and smallest camera eye. "The idea that bacteria can see their world in basically the same way that we do is pretty exciting," says lead researcher Conrad Mullineaux, Professor of Microbiolo ... read more
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Mysterious menominee crack is unusual geological pop-up feature
Seismologists studying a massive crack in the ground that appeared north of Menominee, Michigan in 2010 now think they know what the unusual feature might be. But as they explain in their study publ ... more

Man-made underwater sound may have wider ecosystem effects than previously thought
Underwater sound linked to human activity could alter the behaviour of seabed creatures that play a vital role in marine ecosystems, according to new research from the University of Southampton. ... more

Behind the levees
People living behind levees on floodplains may not be as immune to flood damage as they think, according to results of a study led by the University of California, Davis. Levees often prevent ... more
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Study accurately dates coral loss at Great Barrier Reef
The timing of significant Great Barrier Reef coral loss captured by a series of historical photos has been accurately determined for the first time by a University of Queensland)-led study. Pr ... more


Fossils turn out to be a rich source of information
For more than 70 years, fossilized arthropods from Quercy, France, were almost completely neglected because they appeared to be poorly preserved. With the help of the Synchrotron Radiation Facility ... more

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Inland fisheries determined to surface as food powerhouse
No longer satisfied to be washed out by epic seas and vast oceans, the world's lakes, rivers, streams, canals, reservoirs and other land-locked waters continue a push to be recognized - and properly ... more

The shield is crumbling
The results of Dr. Furst's research, carried out in collaboration with Antarctic experts from Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Geophysique de l'Environnement (LGGE) in Grenoble, France, have been publi ... more
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Body temperature triggers newly developed polymer to change shape

Getting more miles from plug-in hybrids

US regulator says Google car could be its own driver

Supreme Court deals blow to Obama climate plan

Renewables for mining go baseload with a hybrid fuel-solar solution

Global Solar PV Pipeline Surpasses 200 GW

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Taiwan developer grilled over collapse of quake building
Taiwan prosecutors Wednesday questioned the developer of an apartment complex that collapsed during an earthquake as prosecutors detailed flaws in the construction of the building where nearly 100 people remain trapped. ... more

Four swine flu deaths in Lebanon this winter: health ministry
Swine flu has killed four people in Lebanon since the beginning of the winter season in November, health officials said on Wednesday. ... more

Fukushima plant boss says another disaster won't threaten clean-up
The chief of Japan's shuttered Fukushima nuclear power plant warned Wednesday that the biggest risk the crippled facility faces is another major earthquake and tsunami - though insisted the chaos of nearly five years ago won't be repeated. ... more
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Iraq says risk to Mosul Dam affecting anti-IS drive
The risk of Iraq's largest dam collapsing and unleashing a huge wave onto Mosul is affecting plans to retake the city from jihadists, an adviser to the premier's office said. ... more

Fish, other mosquitoes now warriors in Zika battle
With larva-chomping fish and genetically modified insects, Latin Americans are deploying legions of little helpers to destroy mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus in the world's latest mass health scare. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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N. Korea's army chief of staff executed: report

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65-year-old Laysan albatross hatches 40th chick
Late last year, the world's oldest tagged bird became pregnant and laid an egg. This month, Wisdom, the 65-year-old Laysan albatross, broke her own record for the oldest bird to birth a chick. ... more

Guatemala's Fire Volcano spews ash on nearby towns
A restive volcano near Guatemala's capital spewed ash on nearby towns Wednesday, including on a colonial-era city popular with tourists, officials said. ... more

Cryonics breakthrough: Frozen rabbit brain successfully returned
A team of scientists with California-based research outfit 21st Century Medicine has successfully frozen and recovered the brain of rabbit. ... more

Wild elephant goes on rampage in Indian town
A wild elephant went on an hours-long rampage in a town in eastern India on Wednesday, damaging about 100 homes, shops and other buildings, a state minister said. ... more

Gloom hangs over African mining as China growth slows
An air of gloom hung over Africa's biggest annual mining conference this week as corporate giants and governments wrestled with boom times gone bust in the wake of China's downturn. ... more

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Climate change 'forcing species to move'
Warming temperatures are causing about half of the world's plants and animals to move location, an international conference in Australia heard Wednesday, with every major type of species affected. ... more

Turkish PM slams 'hypocritical' calls to open borders
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