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October 31, 2014
Oceans arrived early to Earth
Woods Hole MA (SPX) Oct 31, 2014
Earth is known as the Blue Planet because of its oceans, which cover more than 70 percent of the planet's surface and are home to the world's greatest diversity of life. While water is essential for life on the planet, the answers to two key questions have eluded us: where did Earth's water come from and when? While some hypothesize that water came late to Earth, well after the planet had formed, findings from a new study led by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) signifi ... read more
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America votes
Next Tuesday, America goes to the polls to elect all manner of officials from city counsel members and sheriffs to members of Congress. ... more

Emerging disease could wipe out American, European salamanders
A deadly disease that is wiping out salamanders in parts of Europe will inevitably reach the U.S. through the international wildlife trade unless steps are taken to halt its spread, says University ... more

Magma pancakes beneath Lake Toba
The tremendous amounts of lava that are emitted during super-eruptions accumulate over millions of years prior to the event in the Earth's crust. These reservoirs consist of magma that intrudes into ... more
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Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media
Far fewer Chinese couples applied to have a second child than expected after a relaxation of the country's "one child" policy, state-run media reported Thursday, highlighting the ageing nation's demographic challenges. ... more


Clean Smell Doesn't Always Mean Clean Air
Some of the same chemical reactions that occur in the atmosphere as a result of smog and ozone are actually taking place in your house while you are cleaning. A researcher in Drexel's College of Eng ... more
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Restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions
Restoring wetlands can help reduce or reverse soil subsidence and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to research in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta by Dartmouth College resea ... more

2014 Antarctic Ozone Hole Holds Steady
The Antarctic ozone hole reached its annual peak size on Sept. 11, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The size of this year's hole was ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A New Way To Convert Light To Electrical Energy

Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement


Himalayan Viagra fuels caterpillar fungus gold rush
Overwhelmed by speculators trying to cash-in on a prized medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra, two isolated Tibetan communities have managed to do at the local level what world leaders often f ... more

China's 31st Antarctic expedition sets out
Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon) set off on Thursday from Shanghai on the country's 31st Antarctic expedition, scheduled to return in April next year. An important ... more

Costa Rica on alert after volcano spews ash toward capital
Costa Rican authorities issued an emergency alert on Thursday after ash from the erupting Turrialba volcano reached the capital San Jose and beyond. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


British navy arrives to 'kick Ebola out of Sierra Leone'
A British navy mission said it was nervous but ready "to see that Ebola is kicked out" as it arrived in Sierra Leone Thursday to treat victims of the deadly virus. ... more

Why NASA is watching Ebola
It's well known that scientists at NASA are eager to get samples of soil and rock from Mars into labs here on Earth. And and the most coveted of samples are those that might contain evidence of life, microbial or otherwise. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS


Thriving in Poland, Hucul ponies yet to gallop in native Ukraine
At the foot of the wild Carpathian mountains in Poland near the Ukraine border, both countries are working to protect the Hucul pony, a small native horse breed that was on the brink of extinction just 70 years ago. ... more

Rains hamper Sri Lanka mudslide tragedy search effort
Heavy rains disrupted a massive search Thursday for scores of people feared buried in a landslide on a Sri Lankan tea estate, further dimming prospects of finding anyone alive. ... more

Psychedelic mushrooms enable a hyperconnected brain
Many laypeople as well as scientists know the chemical that puts the "magic" in magic mushrooms is psilocybin. But how exactly does psilocybin affect the brain? What is the mechanism by which psilocybin delivers magic mushrooms' hallucinogenic and mind-bending properties? ... more

China 'vulnerable' to Ebola outbreak: expert
China is "vulnerable" to the deadly Ebola outbreak due to the soaring number of Chinese working in Africa and poor infection control at home, a co-discoverer of the virus warned Thursday. ... more

Fresh clashes in France after dam protest death
Fresh clashes broke out overnight in Paris between police and activists protesting over the death of a young man who was killed during a demonstration against a controversial dam project. ... more

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International donors pledge $3bn to save shrinking Aral Sea
Leading international donor organisations have pledged $3 billion to help save the shrinking Aral Sea - the worst man-made ecological catastrophe ever. ... more

Scientists make enzyme that could help explain origins of life
Mimicking natural evolution in a test tube, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised an enzyme with a unique property that might have been crucial to the origin of life on Ea ... more
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Antares rocket launch failed due to possible engine flaw

NASA Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap

Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage

Russia Puts Meridian Communications Satellite Into Orbit

FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'

NASA to work with cargo partners despite rocket crash


Upgrading infrastructure could reduce flood damage


Evolution of competitiveness


Free urban data - what's it good for?


Why plants don't get sunburn


Researchers track ammonium source in open ocean


Scientists discover exact receptor for DEET that repels mosquitoes


Plump turtles swim better: First models of swimming animals


Urban seismic network detects human sounds


India shifts thousands ahead of cyclone, Pakistan on alert


US orders quarantine for troops leaving W.Africa

Uzbekistan calls for help over disappearing Aral Sea

TB-diabetes co-epidemic looms, experts warn

Well-preserved baby woolly mammoth carcass on display in Moscow

Umbrella-shaped ultramarathon to support Hong Kong protests

Giant Galapagos tortoises are making a comeback

The politics of disgust: Reactions of shock predict voting habits

Probe into cause of French protester's death veers towards police

World losing 2,000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage

Study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at plant evolution

Salt-loving plants key to sustainable food production

China Launches New Satellite Via Orbital Carrier Rocket

Scores feared dead in DR Congo flood disaster

Mammoth skull and tusks found in Idaho drainage ditch

Intact 700-year-old virus found in caribou dung

Parts of UK 'under siege' from immigration: defence minister

Probe into cause of French protester's death veers towards police

African lion deserves 'endangered species' protection: US

Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

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