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December 18, 2014
'Anyone but the Chinese': Madagascar workers demand new masters
Morondava, Madagascar (AFP) Dec 17, 2014
Workers at a Chinese sugar refinery in Madagascar, where a long-simmering labour dispute boiled over into deadly riots last week that left at least four dead, are unequivocal about what it would take to get them back to work. "We don't want the Chinese. We do not want to work with the Chinese," Leon Clement, a workers' representative at Sucoma, said. "In front of government ministers they promise to give us more rights but they never do!" Bernard Jerome, another of the 2,000 people employed ... read more
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Zimbabwe, Zambia get $275mn for urgent Kariba Dam repair
Zimbabwe and Zambia have secured $275 million in loans and grants for urgent repairs to the gigantic power-generating Kariba Dam on the border between the two countries, the World Bank announced Wednesday. ... more

Human DNA shows traces of ancient battle between primate and pathogen
Examination of DNA from 21 primate species - from squirrel monkeys to humans - exposes an evolutionary war against infectious bacteria over iron that circulates in the host's bloodstream. Supported ... more

Melting Arctic ice, rising temps seen as planet warms
Record high temperatures in Alaska, below average snow cover across the Arctic and excess summer ice melting in Greenland were observed this year by scientists, raising new concerns about global warming. ... more
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Heavy snow kills 3, disrupts travel in Japan
At least three people have died in heavy snow that has blanketed swathes of Japan, reports said Thursday, with up to two metres (6ft 7ins) lying in some places and more forecast. ... more


Predator Versus Prey
A sex-changing fish called California sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcher) plays a vital role in the food web of kelp forests along the Pacific coast. Commonly found in the waters from Baja California ... more
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Four homes razed as Australian crews battle bushfires
Four homes were destroyed as Australian firefighters struggled to bring two major blazes under control in Victoria state with high temperatures and gusty winds ahead of a cool change later Thursday. ... more

3-D maps reveal the genome's origami code
In a triumph for cell biology, researchers have assembled the first high-resolution, 3-D maps of entire folded genomes and found a structural basis for gene regulation - a kind of "genomic origami" ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
NTU invents smart window that tints and powers itself

Japan nuclear watchdog greenlights more reactors

ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale

Conversion process turns biomass 'waste' into lucrative chemical products

Penn Research Outlines Basic Rules for Construction With a Type of Origami

India, US Discuss Building US-Designed Nuclear Power Plants in India

Guelph Researchers Recipe: Cook Farm Waste into Energy


Invasive species can dramatically alter landscapes
Invasive plant and animal species can cause dramatic and enduring changes to the geography and ecology of landscapes, a study from Purdue University and the University of Kentucky shows. A rev ... more

How information moves between cultures
By analyzing data on multilingual Twitter users and Wikipedia editors and on 30 years' worth of book translations in 150 countries, researchers at MIT, Harvard University, Northeastern University, a ... more

Cause of malaria drug resistance in SE Asia identified
Growing resistance to malaria drugs in Southeast Asia is caused by a single mutated gene inside the disease-causing Plasmodium falciparum parasite, according to a study led by David Fidock, PhD, pro ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


ElectRx Has the Nerve to Envision Revolutionary Therapies for Self-Healing
Many chronic inflammatory diseases and mental health conditions affecting military Service members and veterans involve abnormal activity in the peripheral nervous system, which plays a key role in ... more

Tourism poses a threat to dolphins in the Balearic Islands
The rise in tourism, fishing and sea transport between the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands is compromising the wellbeing of a small population of common bottlenose dolphins living in coas ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

Sony cancels parody film as NKorea suspected over hack

Palestinians seek Arab backing for UN resolution

Taiwan's ailing economy major challenge for leadership hopefuls

Russian Nuclear-Powered Submarine Vladimir Monomakh

Iran nuclear talks resume in Geneva

DARPA developing first-ever maneuverable bullet


Former Guatemala gum growers live off sustainable jungle
Waving his hands as if conducting an invisible orchestra, Juan Trujillo sings an old song known to Carmelita settlers living deep in northern Guatemala's Mayan jungle. ... more

54 Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny: lawyer
A Nigerian military court on Wednesday sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny after they refused to deploy for an operation against Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast, their lawyer said. ... more

Uphill battle to tackle Indonesian shark fishing
Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists. ... more

DR Congo ex-rebels found in Uganda refugee camp
Around 1,000 ex-fighters from a Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group were found in a Ugandan refugee camp Wednesday, a day after fleeing moves to repatriate them, the Ugandan army said. ... more

Dalai Lama says world must push for democracy in China
The Dalai Lama has said the world has a "moral responsibility" to push for democracy and rule of law in China. ... more

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EU agrees fish quotas seen as too lax by environmentalists
EU member states have introduced fish catch limits for next year for the Atlantic and North Sea that environmentalists say fail to protect some overfished stocks like cod and sole. ... more

Chinese leader held back by hardliners over Tibet: Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama said Wednesday he believed China's president may be ready to re-launch talks over greater autonomy for the Tibetan region but was being held back by Communist Party hardliners. ... more
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Israel, US in abortive missile defence test

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Volcanic eruption in Cape Verde destroys villages


Macau democracy leader says he's being watched before Xi visit


Berkeley researchers helping Bangalore residents know when to expect water

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China's mountain hermits seek a highway to heaven

Bird flu suspected in mass deaths of Scandinavian seals

Cambodia village reports mass HIV/AIDS infection

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Snow woes: Europe ski resorts in anxious wait for white Christmas

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Global redistribution of phosphorus use could improve food security

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Fungus-growing ants selectively cultivate their crops

Scientists estimate weight of plastic floating in the ocean

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Home on the Range

Chinese sugar firm seeks compensation from Madagascar after riots

Four die as homes collapse in Morocco storms

Indonesian landslide death toll rises to 56

November global temps dip, Earth still nears heat record

Fishermen, environmentalists pressure EU over fish quotas

Study: humans first began using fire regularly some 350,000 years ago

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