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October 24, 2014
Cause of aging remains elusive
Bonn, Germany (SPX) Oct 24, 2014
A report by Chinese researchers in the journal Nature a few months ago was a small sensation: they appeared to have found the cause for why organisms age. An international team of scientists, headed by the University of Bonn, has now refuted a basic assumption of the Nature article. The reasons for aging thus remain elusive. The Chinese article caused a stir amongst experts worldwide. Using a simple measurement in young nematode worms, the researchers reported they had been able to predict how lon ... read more
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Mature forests store nitrogen in soil
Ecologists working in central Pennsylvania forests have found that forest top soils capture and stabilize the powerful fertilizer nitrogen quickly, within days, but release it slowly, over years to ... more

Brisbane Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids
They may be tiny and stingless but there's nothing sweet and innocent about a species of native sugarbag bee when it goes to war over a coveted honey-filled hive. A study by behavioural ecolog ... more

Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change
Tiny soil microbes are among the world's biggest potential amplifiers of human-caused climate change, but whether microbial communities are mere slaves to their environment or influential actors in ... more
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New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water
Though it garners few public hDrones help show how environmental changes affect the spread of infectious diseasess, carbonic acid, the hydrated form of carbon dioxide, is critical to both the health ... more


Some scientists share better than others
Some scientists share better than others. While astronomers and geneticists embrace the concept, the culture of ecology still has a ways to go. Research by Michigan State University, published ... more
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Global consumption driving tropical deforestation
International trade with agricultural and wood products is an increasingly important driver of tropical deforestation. More than a third of recent deforestation can be tied to production of beef, so ... more

Resolving the Karakoram glacier anomaly
Researchers from Princeton University and other institutions may have hit upon an answer to a climate-change puzzle that has eluded scientists for years, and that could help understand the future av ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
What a Star Wars laser bullet really looks like

Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells

Electronics industry gets 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

Cooling with molecules

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake


Seaweed engineers build crustacean homes
On the tidal mudflats of Georgia and South Carolina, the red Japanese seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla is gaining a foothold where no native seaweeds live. Only debris and straggles of dead ... more

Hong Kong protests: saving the movement's art
A band of Hong Kong art guardians are on constant standby at the city's sprawling protest site. Their mission: to swoop in and save a vast array of creative works - including the towering "Umbrella Man" statue - if the police move in. ... more

Ice Age people in Peru's Andes lived at extreme highs
Ice Age people were able to survive at high elevations in the Peruvian Andes 12,400 years ago, almost a millennium earlier than previously thought, researchers said Thursday. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Scientists reconstruct genome from 45,000-year-old skeleton
Scientists have reconstructed the oldest known human genome after finding the bones of a 45,000-year-old man in Siberia. ... more

New study, video detail chimpanzee raids in Uganda
As human development in Africa expands, the natural habitat of chimpanzees is shrinking across much of the continent. As a result, food sources are less abundant and contact between humans and chimps is more frequent. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria


$100 mn Ebola pledge from Microsoft co-founder Allen
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen said Thursday he was boosting his donations to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to $100 million. ... more

Fossils force scientists to rethink 'unusual horrible hand' dino
It's a duck. It's a camel. It's an ostrich. No, it's Deinocheirus mirificus, the duck-camel-ostrich dino. Deinocheirus mirificus translates as "unusual horrible hands." But it's not just the hands of D. mirificus that are strange, its whole body is an odd hodgepodge of awkward features - the nose of a duckbill, the sail-like hump of a camel, the outstretched neck of an ostrich, not to mention the long arms and human-like hands. ... more

Cultural Revolution evoked with China mass sentencing
Chinese officials sentenced eight criminals and paraded another 16 suspects in front of 5,000 spectators, prompting criticism by domestic media Thursday, which drew parallels with the bloodthirsty chaos of the Cultural Revolution. ... more

Google offers peek into Bhutan with Street View launch
Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan Thursday by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal-clear rivers. ... more

Philippines' Aquino criticises typhoon rebuilding delays
Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Wednesday he was unhappy with the pace of rebuilding efforts in areas hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan last year, labelling some delays "absurd". ... more

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Beijing embraces 'rule of law with Chinese characteristics': Xinhua
China's Communist rulers declared Thursday that the country would embrace the "rule of law with Chinese characteristics", official media reported after a key party meeting touted as heralding legal reform. ... more

US, China can tip balance in climate quest: study
The United States and China, the biggest greenhouse gas polluters, could reduce by a quarter the envisaged 2020 shortfall in emissions cuts required to curtail global warming, researchers said Tuesday. ... more
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Two families of comets found around nearby star

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

NASA uses ultra-black nano-coating for solar coronagraph

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October


At least four months to contain Ebola: Red Cross chief


When the isthmus is an island: Madison's hottest, and coldest, spots


Let There Be Light


Rising above the risk: America's first tsunami refuge


Identifying hidden minds in impaired consciousness


Europeans lactose intolerant for 5,000 years after agriculture began


Is climate change downsizing goats


The Ocean's Living Carbon Pumps


Hong Kong leader says poor would dominate free vote


Global surge of big earthquakes and implications for Cascadia

Scientists say Hawaii could be hit by massive tsunami

Those who rest their brain and reflect learn better

Businesses struggle on drought-hit Californian lake

Chewing too much hassle? Japan's got just the thing

No breakthrough during Hong Kong protest talks

China installs buoys in Pacific Ocean: report

Nepal calls off search for survivors of deadly snowstorm

No end in sight for Hong Kong protests after talks

Hong Kong netizens lampoon government negotiators

Massive debris pile reveals risk of huge tsunamis in Hawaii

The breathing sand

Autism autism evolved recently in human history

Mediterranean, Semi-Arid Ecosystems Prove Resistant to Climate Change

WSU researchers see how plants optimize their repair

Major breakthrough could help detoxify pollutants

Crystallizing the DNA nanotechnology dream

Leipzig researchers discover new functionality of molecular light switches

Graphene sensors provide insights into brain structure and function

High-speed evolution in the lab powers genome analysis

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection

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