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October 28, 2016
Record-shattering birds stay in air for 10 months: study
Miami (AFP) Oct 27, 2016
A small, dark-feathered bird known as the common swift flies for 10 months on end without ever landing, the longest time spent aloft of any known bird, scientists said Thursday. The findings in the US journal Current Biology confirmed a 46-year-old hypothesis, first offered by British researcher Ron Lockley, that these birds spend most of their lives in the air. A team of researchers from Sweden fitted tiny backpacks on 13 of the brownish-black birds. Weighing only one gram, these microdata ... read more

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Robotic tutors for primary school children
The use of robotic tutors in primary school classrooms is one step closer according to research recently published in the open access journal Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. Dr Imbernon Cua ... more

Genetic mutation in whale eyes may increase mortality risks
Scientists have found that a genetic mutation in the eyes of right whales that hampers their ability to see in bright light may make them more susceptible to fatal entanglements in fishing gear, one ... more

Finding ideal materials for carbon capture
In recent years, a class of highly absorbent, nanoporous materials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as a promising material for carbon capture in power plants. But finding the opt ... more
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New bacteria groups, and stunning diversity, discovered underground
One of the most detailed genomic studies of any ecosystem to date has revealed an underground world of stunning microbial diversity, and added dozens of new branches to the tree of life. The b ... more


With new model, buildings may 'sense' internal damage
When a truck rumbles by a building, vibrations can travel up to the structure's roof and down again, generating transient tremors through the intervening floors and beams. Now researchers at MIT hav ... more

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What happens when people are treated like pollution
In cities where homeless persons are viewed as an "environmental contaminant"--a form of pollution, efforts to purge the homeless from the area tend to push them to the fringes of the community and ... more

Turning biofuel waste into wealth in a single step
Lignin is a bulky chain of molecules found in wood and is usually discarded during biofuel production. But in a new method by EPFL chemists, the simple addition of formaldehyde could turn it into th ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Scientists measure how ions bombard fusion device walls

Launching fusion reactions without a central magnet, or solenoid

Oil prices stage rebound after dropping below $50

North Dakota police move to clear pipeline protesters

Texas oil production up slightly from last year

Russian oil production reached post-Soviet high

More oil likely in Cuba


Inspiration from the ocean
In a development beneficial for both industry and environment, UC Santa Barbara researchers have created a high-quality coating for organic electronics that promises to decrease processing time as w ... more

Italy in 'miraculous' earthquake escape
Italy on Thursday vowed to rebuild every home destroyed after two powerful earthquakes that forced thousands to flee in terror but "miraculously" did not cause any fatalities. ... more

Under fire, Japan defends whale hunts for 'science'
In the crosshairs of anti-whaling nations, Japan defended its annual Southern Ocean whale hunt, insisting it was gathering scientific data even as detractors accused it Thursday of harvesting meat under false pretences. ... more
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Italy quake was new shock, typical of region: experts
The powerful tremors which shook central Italy on Wednesday were the product of a new earthquake rather than aftershocks from one that devastated the town of Amatrice in August, Italian experts say. ... more

Fire at Iraq sulphur plant out: officials
A fire lit by the Islamic State group at a sulphur plant south of the Iraqi city of Mosul was brought fully under control on Thursday, officials said. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
India delays launch of dedicated South Asia satellite amid tension with Pakistan

India expels Pakistani visa official for 'espionage'

China Communist Party declares Xi Jinping 'core' leader

NASA Establishes the Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute

US reassures Asian allies no policy change on N.Korea

IS trickling out of Mosul as losses mount: US general

US, China hold second meeting on advancing space cooperation


World body moves to curtail Japan's 'science' whaling
The world's whaling watchdog moved Thursday to curtail Japan's annual whale hunt, conducted under scientific licence but blasted by critics as a commercial meat haul. ... more

Humanity killing off Earth's wildlife: study
Nearly three-fifths of all animals with a backbone - fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals - have been wiped out since 1970 by human appetites and activity, according to a grim study released Thursday. ... more

Search suspended for star Chinese sailor lost in mid-Pacific
The US Coast Guard suspended its Pacific Ocean search for star Chinese sailor Guo Chuan, it said, after rescuers boarded his drifting yacht and confirmed he was not there but found his lifejacket. ... more

High levels of algae toxins in San Francisco Bay shellfish
Toxins secreted by freshwater algae blooms have found their way into shellfish populations in San Francisco Bay. ... more

'Super emitters' to blame for majority of methane emissions in U.S.
Over the last two decades, the rise in natural gas extraction has resulted in a dramatic increase in methane emissions in the United States, Canada and elsewhere. ... more


Major environmental changes seen for Mediterranean: study
Global warming is likely to change the environment of the Mediterranean region in ways unseen in the past 10,000 years, reshaping forests and turning parts of Europe into desert, researchers warned Thursday. ... more

Australia's richest woman ups bid for cattle empire
Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart on Thursday increased her joint offer with a Chinese company for one of the world's biggest cattle estates, to fend off a rival bid by an all-Australian consortium. ... more
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15000 space rocks and counting

Preferentially Earth-sized Planets with Lots of Water

Detailed images of Schiaparelli and its descent hardware on Mars

Juno Mission Exits Safe Mode, Performs Trim Maneuver

Spacecraft operation for the next generation

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Indian roadside refuse fires produce toxic rainbow


Species speed up adaptation to beat effects of warmer oceans


How food affects political regimes


Atmospheric CO2 concentration at Syowa Station in Antarctica exceeds 400 ppm


Fluorescent holography: Upending the world of biological imaging


UCI and NASA document accelerated glacier melting in West Antarctica


The gene of autumn colors


Quantum leap in the reliability of mass spectrometry-based proteomics


What the ancient CO2 record may mean for future climate change


Atom-by-atom growth chart for shells helps decode past climate

Scientists assess bleaching damage on Great Barrier Reef

Japan, West clash over 'cultural' whale hunts

Strong twin quakes rock central Italy

Humanity decimating planetary wildlife: report

Japan court orders damages for pupils' tsunami deaths

Coastal wetlands offer millions of dollars worth of hurricane protection

'Stinky whale' whiff wafts over whaling talks

Not 'patient zero': the origins of US AIDS epidemic

Canada parliament votes to take in Yazidi refugees

Colombia landslide kills at least six

'Many more' corals die in Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Semi-volatile organic compounds diffuse between atmospheric particles

Ice shelf vibrations cause unusual waves in Antarctic atmosphere

Amazon rainstorms transport atmospheric particles for cloud formation

Brazil land grab threatens isolated tribes: activists

Mediator talks with Mozambique opposition leader cancelled

Deep down fracking wells, microbial communities thrive

UM researchers study vast carbon residue of ocean life

The fight against deforestation: Why are Congolese farmers clearing forest?

Scientists measure how ions bombard fusion device walls

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