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May 25, 2017
TECTONICS
The birth and death of a tectonic plate



Santa Barbara CA (SPX) May 25, 2017
Several hundred miles off the Pacific Northwest coast, a small tectonic plate called the Juan de Fuca is slowly sliding under the North American continent. This subduction has created a collision zone with the potential to generate huge earthquakes and accompanying tsunamis, which happen when faulted rock abruptly shoves the ocean out of its way. In fact, this region represents the single greatest geophysical hazard to the continental United States; quakes centered here could register as hundreds ... read more

WATER WORLD
Water is surprisingly ordered on the nanoscale
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 25, 2017
Nanometric-sized water drops are everywhere - in the air as droplets or aerosols, in our bodies as medication, and in the earth, within rocks and oil fields. To understand the behavior of these drop ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
The forces that affect species' movements in a changing climate
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) May 25, 2017
Ocean currents affect how climate change impacts movements of species to cooler regions. A new study published in Scientific Reports provides novel insight into how species' distributions change fro ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
How do blind cavefish find their way? The answer could be in their bones.
Cincinnati OH (SPX) May 25, 2017
Imagine living in perpetual darkness in an alien world where you have to find food quickly by touch or starve for months at a time. The limestone caverns of Mexico's Sierra del Abra Tanchipa r ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Countries most affected by weather disasters do not spend more on weather services
Washington DC (SPX) May 25, 2017
Countries Most Affected by Weather Disasters Do Not Spend More on Weather Services: Countries hit hardest by weather-related disasters do not necessarily spend more on commercial weather and climate ... more
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WATER WORLD
Sentinel-2 captures coral bleaching of Great Barrier Reef
Paris (ESA) May 25, 2017
Scientists observed the bleaching of Australia's Great Barrier Reef early this year using satellite images. While capturing these events from space has been difficult in the past, Sentinel-2's frequ ... more
FARM NEWS
Helping plants pump iron
La Jolla CA (SPX) May 25, 2017
Just like people, plants need iron to grow and stay healthy. But some plants are better at getting this essential nutrient from the soil than others. Now, a study led by a researcher at the Salk Ins ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Fossil beetles suggest that LA climate has been relatively stable for 50,000 years
New York NY (SPX) May 25, 2017
Research based on more than 180 fossil insects preserved in the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles indicate that the climate in what is now southern California has been relatively stable over the past ... more
ICE WORLD
NASA's Arctic Ecosystem Science Flights Begin
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 25, 2017
CAPTION The Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) has started the second year of its campaign, which will use airborne instruments to monitor ecosystems in Alaska and northwestern Canada. T ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Tokyo zoo visitors flock to view mum-to-be panda
Tokyo (AFP) May 24, 2017
Japanese well-wishers flocked to a Tokyo zoo Wednesday to get their last glimpse of a possibly pregnant panda before she goes into confinement. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Young birds migrating to Africa dispersed by winds, study shows
Washington (UPI) May 24, 2017
A new study of young birds' migration from Europe to Africa showed the final destination of each juvenile was dependent on wind conditions. ... more


Activists protest logging in Poland's ancient forest

AFRICA NEWS
Nigeria seizes illegal arms shipment
Lagos (AFP) May 24, 2017
Nigeria said on Wednesday it had intercepted an illegal cache of arms at the port in Lagos, five months after a similar seizure in the city, a spokesman told AFP. ... more
SINO DAILY
Graft busters arrest 21 over Hong Kong-China bridge
Hong Kong (AFP) May 24, 2017
Hong Kong's corruption watchdog has arrested 21 government contractors for running suspected fake tests on concrete used to build a multi-billion-dollarbridge that will connect the city with Macau and mainland China. ... more
SINO DAILY
Jailed Chinese lawyer force-fed medication, wife says
Beijing (AFP) May 24, 2017
When human rights lawyer Li Heping returned to his home in Beijing after a two-year incarceration, his wife did not recognise the frail white-haired man standing in her hallway. ... more
DEMOCRACY
Myanmar's Suu Kyi defends slow-moving peace process
Naypyidaw, Myanmar (AFP) May 24, 2017
Peace talks got underway in Myanmar on Wednesday, with de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi defending her government's stuttering attempts to end decades of fighting between the military and ethnic rebel groups. ... more



NASA Lab's Life-Saving Work
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 22, 2017
Some NASA missions fundamentally change the world of science or help win Nobel prizes, but only one helps save thousands of lives worldwide every year. Employees at NASA's Search and Rescue office spend their days advancing systems critical to locating and saving people in distress, whether from an aviation, marine or other outdoor incident. The office is the primary research and developme ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 25, 2017
Countries most affected by weather disasters do not spend more on weather services
Washington (AFP) May 23, 2017
Trump budget calls for deep cuts to social safety net
Los Angeles (AFP) May 24, 2017
Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway
Arralis launches plug and play Ka band chipset
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) May 19, 2017
Irish company Arralis, world leaders in building technology and products that are the future of global radar and wireless communications, are announcing the launch of their new Leonis Ka band chipset, which will complement their growing millimetre wave communications product portfolio. Ka band antennas are 400% smaller than their Ku band rivals which opens up the consumer and connected veh ... more
Cologne, Germany (SPX) May 25, 2017
Physicists discover mechanism behind granular capillary effect
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 23, 2017
HPC4MfG paper manufacturing project yields first results
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 22, 2017
Unfolding the folding mechanism of ladybug wings
NASA adds up record Australia rainfall
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 22, 2017
Over the week of May 15, extreme rainfall drenched northeastern Australia and NASA data provided a look at the record totals. The rainfall was the heaviest rainfall in that area since tropical cyclone Debbie hit Queensland Australia in late March. Much of the recent extremely heavy rainfall was due to storms associated with a trough or elongated area of low pressure slowly moving over nort ... more
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 25, 2017
Water is surprisingly ordered on the nanoscale
Paris (ESA) May 25, 2017
Sentinel-2 captures coral bleaching of Great Barrier Reef
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 22, 2017
Heat on for Australia's Great Barrier Reef as temperatures rise
Antarctica 'greening' due to climate change
Exeter UK (SPX) May 22, 2017
Plant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change, scientists have found. Few plants live on the continent, but scientists studying moss have found a sharp increase in biological activity in the last 50 years. A team including scientists from the University of Exeter used moss bank cores - which are well preserved in Antarctica's cold conditions - from an area spanning abou ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China says no mining planned in Antarctica
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 25, 2017
NASA's Arctic Ecosystem Science Flights Begin
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 23, 2017
Elevation could help explain why Antarctica is warming slower than Arctic
Popular artificial sweetener also works as pesticide and insect birth control
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
According to a new study, a popular artificial sweetener could double as a pesticide and birth control for insects. In recent experiment, scientists used erythritol - the sugar alcohol in Truvia - to kill newly hatched fly larvae. Researchers also measured diminished egg production among flies feeding off of the sugar substitute. "Erythritol has potential to be deployed in a wi ... more
La Jolla CA (SPX) May 25, 2017
Helping plants pump iron
Urbana IL (SPX) May 23, 2017
Blue and purple corn: Not just for tortilla chips anymore
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
Diverse rotations and poultry litter improves soybean yield
Researchers discover hottest lavas that erupted in past 2.5 billion years
Blacksburg VA (SPX) May 24, 2017
An international team of researchers led by geoscientists with the Virginia Tech College of Science recently discovered that deep portions of Earth's mantle might be as hot as it was more than 2.5 billion years ago. The study, led by Esteban Gazel, an assistant professor with Virginia Tech's Department of Geosciences, and his doctoral student Jarek Trela of Deer Park, Illinois, is publishe ... more
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Mexico next in line to examine geothermal energy
Corvallis OR (SPX) May 18, 2017
New study documents aftermath of a supereruption
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) May 18, 2017
From where will the next big earthquake hit the city of Istanbul
Angry Ivory Coast ex-rebels block access to cities
Bouake, Ivory Coast (AFP) May 22, 2017
Disgruntled former rebels demanding government compensation payments blocked roads Monday into Ivory Coast's second biggest city, Bouake, as well as into the key northern city of Korhogo, AFP reporters said. In Bouake, the former fighters blocked the main road south to the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan, as well as the northern highway to neighbouring Burkina Faso. "We will not budge, ... more
Lagos (AFP) May 24, 2017
Nigeria seizes illegal arms shipment
Brazzaville (AFP) May 22, 2017
Congo breaks ground on $58 million China-funded parliament building
Bouake, Ivory Coast (AFP) May 23, 2017
Four killed in I.Coast clashes between ex-rebels and police
Portions of human skeletal structure were established millions of years earlier than previously thought,
Columbia MO (SPX) May 24, 2017
For more than 3 million years, Selam lay silent and still. Eager to tell her story, the almost perfect fossil skeleton of a 2 1/2 year-old toddler was discovered at Dikika, Ethiopia - and she had a lot to say. An international research team slowly chipped away at the sandstone surrounding Selam at the National Museums of Ethiopia to reveal something remarkable - even though millions of years hav ... more
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
Study reveals architecture of the 'second brain,' the enteric nervous system
Raleigh NC (SPX) May 22, 2017
'Moral enhancement' technologies are neither feasible nor wise
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Adolescent orangoutan breastfeed for eight years
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The forces that affect species' movements in a changing climate
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) May 25, 2017
Ocean currents affect how climate change impacts movements of species to cooler regions. A new study published in Scientific Reports provides novel insight into how species' distributions change from the interaction between climate change and ocean currents. As the climate gets warmer, species migrate to new regions where conditions are more tolerable, such as higher latitudes, deeper wate ... more
Berlin (AFP) May 23, 2017
Merkel vows to convince climate change 'doubters'
New York NY (SPX) May 25, 2017
Fossil beetles suggest that LA climate has been relatively stable for 50,000 years
Cape Town (AFP) May 22, 2017
Cape Town region declares drought disaster
SES-14 integrates NASA ultraviolet space spectrograph
Luxembourg (SPX) May 24, 2017
SES report the successful integration of NASA's Global-Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) hosted payload with SES-14. GOLD will employ an ultraviolet imaging spectrograph to measure densities and temperatures in the Earth's thermosphere and ionosphere in response to Sun-Earth interaction. It is aimed at revolutionizing scientists' understanding of this part of the space e ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 25, 2017
NASA's CYGNSS Satellite Constellation Begins Public Data Release
Addis Ababa (XNA) May 25, 2017
AU-EU joint space-based initiative calls for proposals
New Delhi (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
GSLV to launch US-India NISAR EO Satellite
Large volcanic eruption may have caused the first mass extinction
Sendai, Japan (SPX) May 23, 2017
Researchers in the USA and Japan say they may have found the cause of the first mass extinction of life. There have been five mass extinctions since the divergent evolution of early animals 600 -450 million years ago (Figure 1). The cause of the third and fourth was volcanic activity, while an asteroid impact led to the fifth. But triggers of the first and second mass extinctions had, unti ... more
Nashville TN (SPX) May 22, 2017
Life in the Precambrian may have been much livelier than previously thought
Tallahassee FL (SPX) May 22, 2017
The secrets behind T. rex's bone crushing bites: Researchers find T. rex could crush 8,000 pounds
Riverside CA (SPX) May 19, 2017
UCR study sheds light on Earth's first animals
China further opens energy sector to private investment
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China said it will further open up its oil and gas sector to private investment as it seeks to overhaul an industry still dominated by a handful of state-run firms. The plan comes as China, the world's biggest energy guzzler, attempts to ramp up domestic oil and gas production to boost its supply of the vital resources. The country is heavily reliant on energy imports as domestic produ ... more
Sydney (AFP) May 11, 2017
Australia power grid leased to local-foreign consortium
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Poland central to EU energy diversification strategy
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Myanmar recovery linked to development of electrical grid
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Feather light metal cathodes for stable lithium-oxygen batteries
Washington DC (SPX) May 25, 2017
Lithium-oxygen systems could someday outperform today's lithium-ion batteries because of their potential for high energy density. However, a number of important issues, such as their poor electrochemical stability must be addressed before these systems can successfully compete with current rechargeable batteries. Today, in ACS Central Science, researchers report a new type of cathode, which coul ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) May 22, 2017
Advancing next-generation Stable, safe, smart, sustainable batteries
Kobe, Japan (SPX) May 22, 2017
Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficient
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) May 22, 2017
Physicists discover that lithium oxide on tokamak walls can improve plasma performance
How do blind cavefish find their way? The answer could be in their bones.
Cincinnati OH (SPX) May 25, 2017
Imagine living in perpetual darkness in an alien world where you have to find food quickly by touch or starve for months at a time. The limestone caverns of Mexico's Sierra del Abra Tanchipa rainforest contain deep cisterns cloaked in utter blackness. This is where researchers at the University of Cincinnati traveled to find a little fish (Astyanax mexicanus) that has evolved to feast or e ... more
Washington (UPI) May 24, 2017
Young birds migrating to Africa dispersed by winds, study shows
Tokyo (AFP) May 24, 2017
Tokyo zoo visitors flock to view mum-to-be panda
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
Scientists kill invasive ants with seaweed
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China gasps at airy speech by grad student in US
Beijing (AFP) May 23, 2017
A young Chinese woman has drawn criticism on social media after unfavourably comparing her homeland's air and politics to those in the US during her graduation speech at an American university. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping said that coming to the United States had been a breath of "fresh air" after growing up in China. "The air was so sweet and fresh and utterly l ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 24, 2017
Jailed Chinese lawyer force-fed medication, wife says
Washington (AFP) May 22, 2017
Branstad, friend of Beijing, confirmed as US envoy to China
Hong Kong (AFP) May 24, 2017
Graft busters arrest 21 over Hong Kong-China bridge
Activists protest logging in Poland's ancient forest
Warsaw (AFP) May 24, 2017
Activists chained themselves to logging equipment in Poland's ancient Bialowieza forest on Wednesday, accusing authorities of felling trees in protected areas of the UNESCO World Heritage site. The move comes after a "final warning" by the European Commission sent to Warsaw in April saying it could take legal action to halt large-scale logging in Europe's last primeval woodland. Dawid K ... more
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) May 24, 2017
Planting trees cannot replace cutting CO2 emissions
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
Solving the mystery of the white oak
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
Myanmar's extensive forests are declining rapidly due to political and economic change


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