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September 30, 2014
Ancient genome from southern Africa throws light on our origins
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 30, 2014
What can DNA from the skeleton of a man who lived 2,330 years ago in the southernmost tip of Africa tell us about ourselves as humans? A great deal when his DNA profile is one of the 'earliest diverged' - oldest in genetic terms - found to-date in a region where modern humans are believed to have originated roughly 200,000 years ago. The man's maternal DNA, or 'mitochondrial DNA', was sequenced to provide clues to early modern human prehistory and evolution. Mitochondrial DNA provided the first ev ... read more
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Tooth serves as evidence of 220 million-year-old attack
At the beginning of the age of dinosaurs, gigantic reptiles-distant relatives of modern crocodiles-ruled the earth. Some lived on land and others in water and it was thought they didn't much interac ... more

Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable than previously thought
A new model developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that despite its apparent stability, the massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate chang ... more

If trees could talk
Permafrost thaw drives forest loss in Canada, while drought has killed trees in Panama, southern India and Borneo. In the U.S., in Virginia, over-abundant deer eat trees before they reach maturity, ... more
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Chemists Observe Key Reaction To Produce 'Atmosphere's Detergent'
Earth's atmosphere is a complicated dance of molecules. The chemical output of plants, animals and human industry rise into the air and pair off in sequences of chemical reactions. Such processes he ... more


Predicting landslides with light
Optical fiber sensors are used around the world to monitor the condition of difficult-to-access segments of infrastructure-such as the underbellies of bridges, the exterior walls of tunnels, the fee ... more
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Skin pigment renders sun's UV radiation harmless using projectiles
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden and other institutions have worked out how the pigment of the skin manages to protect the body from the sun's dangerous UV rays. The skin pigment converts th ... more

Human genome was shaped by an evolutionary arms race with itself
New findings by scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, suggest that an evolutionary arms race between rival elements within the genomes of primates drove the evolution of complex re ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Smart, eco-friendly new battery to solve problems

Kremlin ready to act if trilateral energy proposal collapses

Future mega cities will need solar roof energy

How things coil

Police Department Generates Power from Q CELLS Solar Modules

New Technology May Lead to Prolonged Power in Mobile Devices

Blue LED breakthrough for efficient electronics


Climate program will protect 9 million hectares of Congo forest
In the midst of the UN Climate Summit His Excellency Minister N'sa Mputu Elima, Minister of Environment, Conservation of Nature and Tourism for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Mike Ko ... more

Mount St. Helens shows signs of awakening
Mount Saint Helens is showing signs of reawakening as a preamble to erupting, reports the USGS ten years after the last sign of volcanic activity. ... more

Time for worldwide fund to save mangroves: UNEP
World lenders should set up a "Global Mangrove Fund" to protect these hotspots of biodiversity and vital sources of income, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Monday. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


IS pillaging Iraqi artefacts, UNESCO warns
Islamic State jihadists occupying parts of Iraq are destroying age-old heritage sites and looting others to sell valued artefacts on the black market, experts gathered at UNESCO's Paris headquarters warned Monday. ... more

New poison dart frog species found in Panama
Andinobates geminisae, a newly discovered poison dart frog species, is both loud and quiet - loud in that its body is colored a garish bright orange, and quiet in that the frog is exceptionally tiny and limited to a worrisomely small range of habitat. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea moving 'further away' from denuclearisation: US envoy

IS jihadists close in on key Syria border town

German push onto world stage hit by defence failures

Sweden orders submarine overhaul

Israel PM warns Iran greater threat than IS jihadists

Afghanistan to sign US troop deal Tuesday

Former Exelis business unit makes debut as independent company


US urges Hong Kong authorities to show 'restraint' amid protests
The United States on Monday asked Hong Kong's leaders to show restraint after riot police fired tear gas on mass democracy protests, and said it had told Beijing it backs universal suffrage in the territory. ... more

Human-caused climate change blamed for some heat waves
Heat waves last year in Asia, Europe and Australia were influenced by human-caused climate change, but not all extreme weather events could be linked to global warming, scientists said Monday. ... more

Tooth lodged in thighbone evidence of ancient dino struggle
Paleontologists have long assumed that semiaquatic dinosaurs and land-based predators mostly kept their distance from each other, preferring to avoid conflict or interaction of any sort. But a new discovery by researchers at the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech - a tooth lodged in an ancient dino thighbone - suggests these predators may have faced off regularly. ... more

Parade for Thai junta leader as army retirement looms
Thailand's coup-making prime minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha bade farewell to the military at a formal ceremony Monday as he prepares to retire as army chief and bed in as a civilian leader. ... more

Japan volcano rescue suspended as death toll rises to 36
Five more bodies were found near the peak of an erupting Japanese volcano on Monday, as rescuers suspended their search because of the growing danger from toxic gas. ... more


Wildlife numbers halved over past four decades: WWF
Wildlife numbers have plunged by more than half in just 40 years as Earth's human population has nearly doubled, a survey of over 3,000 vertebrate species revealed on Tuesday. ... more

Venezuela asks citizens to swap guns for grants, meds
Seeking to slash the world's second-highest murder rate, Venezuela launched a gun swap program Monday asking citizens to exchange firearms for scholarships, medicine, free surgery or construction materials. ... more
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