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May 22, 2015
Texas hunter shoots endangered Namibian rhino for $350,000
Windhoek (AFP) May 20, 2015
A US hunter who paid $350,000 to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia successfully shot the animal on Monday, saying that his actions would help protect the critically-endangered species. Corey Knowlton, from Texas, downed the rhino with a high-powered rifle after a three-day hunt through the bush with government officials on hand to ensure he killed the correct animal. Knowlton, 36, won the right to shoot the rhino at an auction in Dallas in early 2014 - attracting fierce criticism from many con ... read more
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In the Field: SMAP Gathers Soil Data in Australia
Four hours later at daybreak, three more teams of scientists will head out on foot with specialized tools to measure soil moisture, vegetation coverage and surface roughness. In total, around ... more

Satellites make a load of difference to bridge safety
When extreme weather comes our way, realtime information from space can help us to decide if closing a bridge is the right thing to do. ESA is working with the UK's University of Nottingham to monit ... more

Driest Place on Earth Hosts Life
Researchers have pinpointed the driest location on Earth in the Atacama Desert, a region in Chile already recognised as the most arid in the world. They have also found evidence of life at the site, ... more
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I knew it was you by the sound of your whale voice
Human beings have unique voices - from the deep, resonating bass of James Earl Jones to the raspy melodies sung by Broadway star Carol Channing - and we routinely recognize individuals based solely ... more


It's best to make friends of friends
Bonding with a friend of a friend is something most humans gravitate toward naturally, or at least Facebook likes to think so every time it suggests friends for you to "friend." But a certain ... more
The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 9 - Las Vegas Next Generation Integrated ISR 2015 - Washington DC - July 27-29 26th Space Cryogenics Workshop Nuclear Cyber Security 2015

'Natural' sounds improve mood and productivity
Playing natural sounds such as flowing water in offices could boosts worker moods and improve cognitive abilities in addition to providing speech privacy, according to a new study from researchers a ... more

Reshaping mountains in the human mind to save species facing climate change
People commonly perceive mountain ranges as jumbles of pyramid-shaped masses that steadily narrow as they slope upward. While that's certainly how they appear from a ground-level human viewpoint, ne ... more
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Researchers discover 'swing-dancing' pairs of electrons

Seashell strength inspires stress tests

Researchers build new fermion microscope

Physicists observe real-time restructuring of electron cloud in attoseconds

Nanomaterials inspired by bird feathers turn light into color

San Francisco Launches HERO Clean Energy Program


Why modern hunter-gatherers live with so few kin
Allowing both males and females in hunter-gatherer groups to choose their living companions reduces the number of family members in individual hunter-gatherer camps, a new study shows. The res ... more

Climate change's future impact uncertain on Midwest water cycle, Dartmouth-led study finds
Will climate change make the U.S. Midwest drier or wetter during the summer growing season? A new Dartmouth-led study finds that the answer remains uncertain. The findings are important given the Mi ... more

Historical land use an important factor for carbon cycling in northern lakes
The historical past is important when we seek to understand environmental conditions as they are today and predict how these might change in the future. This is according to researchers from Umea Un ... more
Army Network Modernization 2015 - Washington DC June 23-25

Japan takes food row with SKorea to WTO
Japan on Thursday took its food row with South Korea to the World Trade Organization concerning import bans and new testing procedures following the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in 2011. ... more

Europe's bathing waters cleaner, says Brussels
European beach and river bathing sites have cleaned up their acts, with 95 percent now meeting water quality standards in time for the summer holiday season, the EU said Wednesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Nuclear disarmament talks struggle to reach action plan

US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

Saudi Arabia, Turkey request $2B in U.S. military equipment deals

Exelis, Leidos continue work on new radar counter-measures system

China 'severely concerned' over US spying accusations

INDRA test advanced defense and cyber defense systems in Peru

S. Korea, Japan defence chiefs to hold 1st meet in 4 years


Cold weather more lethal than hot spells, says study
Colder weather kills more people than hot spells, a probe into a key issue of public-health policy said on Thursday. ... more

France moves to ban food waste in supermarkets
In a rare show of unity France's parliament voted unanimously Thursday to ban food waste in big supermarkets, notably by outlawing the destruction of unsold food products. ... more

Colombian family recounts 'miracle' baby's landslide survival
Jhoset was asleep in his crib when the wall of mud washed over La Margarita, sweeping away everything in its path, killing his mother and leaving the 11 month old an orphan. ... more

Greenpeace India vows to win 'malicious' funds battle
Greenpeace India vowed Thursday to overcome any attempt to silence its voice, with staff ready to work for free if funds run out, as it accused the government of waging a "malicious" campaign against it. ... more

New Burundi defence minister demands army 'cohesion' after coup bid
Burundi's defence minister has called for army unity after a failed coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza and demanded soldiers hiding "rejoin their units." ... more
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Polish bootcamp trains security contractors for mission impossible
Five men, armed to the teeth, have just stormed a home and it did not go well, not well at all. "You killed a kid!" screamed the instructor. ... more

Communist China's unlikely Catholic outpost: Tibetans
Opening the church door in Baihanluo reveals a large portrait of Pope Francis - something of a paradox in an ethnically Tibetan area of Communist China. ... more
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SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth in ocean splashdown

UK to host biggest ever Soviet space show outside Russia

Xi tells Kerry: Pacific Ocean big enough for China and US

Russia flexes Central Asia military might amid Afghan fears

India's Modi tells China to 'reconsider' approach

Beijing rebukes US over South China Sea islands row

Goddard Technologist Advances CubeSat Concept for Planetary Exploration


Shunned by much of Asia, migrants welcomed in Aceh


Earthquakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia


Social grooming can promote the spread of disease among monkeys


New trigger for volcanic eruptions discovered using jelly and lasers


Study highlights ways to boost weather and climate predictions


Scientists discover tiny microbes with potential to cleanse waterways


New link between ocean microbes and atmosphere uncovered


Valuable Massachusetts ecosystems shrinking, doing more with less


Penn researchers develop liquid-crystal-based compound lenses that work like insect eyes


Printing 3-D graphene structures for tissue engineering

Study proposes common mechanism for shallow and deep earthquakes

Bodyguards for precious seeds

Japan's whaling science under the microscope

South Sudan army seizes key rebel enclave: minister

Rubber plantation brings both work and worries to Gabon

Climate change a top US security issue: Obama

Serpent evolution uncoiled on land, not the ocean

China illegally fishing in Africa, Greenpeace study finds

White House gets busy to save the bees

Google backs farm-focused startup as 'AgTech' blooms

Study attributes varying explosivity to gaseous state within volcanic conduits

Study reveals how rivers regulate global carbon cycle

Revealing the ocean's hidden fertilizer

'Hydrogels' boost ability of stem cells to restore eyesight and heal brains

Do flies have fear or something like it

Russia to Receive Hundreds of New Drones Over Next Decade

Burmese long-tailed macaque stone-tool use catalogued

Climate change boosts a migratory insect pest

A bucketful of new Eugenia plant species from Madagascar

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