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July 11, 2012
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Rare glimpse into the origin of species
London, UK (SPX) Jul 11, 2012
A new species of monkey flower, created by the union of two foreign plant species, has been discovered on the bank of a stream in Scotland. Genetic changes in this attractive yellow-flowered hybrid have allowed it to overcome infertility and made it a rare example of a brand new species that has originated in the wild in the last 150 years. Thousands of wild species and some crops are thought to have originated in this way, yet only a handful of examples exist where this type of species formation ... read more

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Grassroots approach to conservation developed
A new strategy to manage invasive species and achieve broader conservation goals is being tested in the Grand River Grasslands, an area within the North American tallgrass prairie ecoregion. A Unive ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate in northern Europe reconstructed for the past 2,000 years
An international team including scientists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has published a reconstruction of the climate in northern Europe over the last 2,000 years based on the info ... more
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FARM NEWS

Study serves up healthy choice of rice
Rice consumers concerned about reports that rice is linked to diabetes can rest assured that rice can be part of a healthy diet, with scientists finding that the glycemic index (GI) of rice varies a ... more
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PILLAGING PIRATES

ONR Sensor and Software Suite Hunts Down More Than 600 Suspect Boats
A new sensor and software suite sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently returned from West Africa after helping partner nations track and identify target vessels of interest as part ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Keeping the flu away
San Diego State University researchers at the Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center may have found the secret to helping the immune system fight off the flu before it gets you sick. A new study publish ... more
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WATER WORLD

Scientists Discover New Trigger for Immense North Atlantic Plankton Bloom
On this July 4th week, U.S. beachgoers are thronging their way to seaside resorts and parks to celebrate with holiday fireworks. Across the horizon and miles out to sea toward the north, the Atlanti ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

A new species of wirerush from the wetlands in northern New Zealand
The northern part of the North Island of New Zealand is marked at approximately 38 degrees S latitude by a distinct ecological boundary known as the "kauri line". This region forms the southern dist ... more
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Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero

Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

Making quantum dots glow brighter

UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row

Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth: report

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DEMOCRACY

Outside View: Jobs. Obama and re-election
Unemployment hangs stubbornly at more than 8 percent, yet, defying election history, U.S. President Barack Obama would handily win a second term if voters went to the polls today. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Russian flood victims pick through damage
Residents of a flood-devastated Russian region on Tuesday picked through damaged homes and collected donated clothing amid ongoing criticism of the way officials handled the disaster. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Warm weather brings out red cockroaches in Naples
The city of Naples in southern Italy is battling an infestation of large red cockroaches brought on by the unseasonally warm weather and unhygienic conditions, health officials said on Tuesday. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Tibetan sets himself alight in China protest: group
A young Tibetan man set himself on fire near Tibet's capital of Lhasa on Saturday, a rights group said, the latest in a series of protests against Chinese rule. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Egypt top court freezes Morsi decree: judicial source
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court on Tuesday froze a decree issued by President Mohamed Morsi reinstating the Islamist-led parliament, a judicial source said. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Japan pushes ASEAN to lift export restrictions
Japan pressed Southeast Asian nations on Tuesday to lift curbs on its exports imposed after last year's earthquake and subsequent Fukushima nuclear disaster. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Embattled Sahel facing deadly cholera outbreak
The conflict in Mali could turn a cholera outbreak that has already killed 60 people in the Sahel this year into a serious regional epidemic, the UN children's agency said Tuesday. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Climate change boosts odds of extreme weather: study
Severe droughts, floods and heat waves rocked the world last year as greenhouse gas levels climbed, boosting the odds of some extreme weather events, international scientists said Tuesday. ... more
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Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Leatherback turtle eggs crushed in Trinidad
Hundreds, possibly thousands of turtle eggs and hatchlings have been destroyed on the northern Trinidad coast by government workers who drove their bulldozers over the breeding ground. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Vatican excommunicates 'illicit' Chinese bishop
The Vatican on Tuesday said it was excommunicating a Chinese bishop ordained last week by state-sanctioned Church authorities in northeast China without Pope Benedict XVI's consent. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Eddies, not sunlight, spur annual bloom of tiny plants in North Atlantic
On a recent expedition to the inhospitable North Atlantic Ocean, scientists at the University of Washington and collaborators studying the annual growth of tiny plants were stumped to discover that ... more
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FARM NEWS

Brazil has laws that protect against "Big Food" and "Big Snack"
Under pressure from civil society organizations, the Brazilian government has introduced legislation to protect and improve its traditional food system, standing in contrast to the governments of ma ... more
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FARM NEWS

What's cooking? The UK's potential food crisis
The Sustainable Consumption Institute research claims food which families now take for granted, such as meat and fresh vegetables, could become too expensive for many if global temperatures rise in ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Diving shrews - heat before you leap
How does the world's smallest mammalian diver survive icy waters to catch its prey? A recent study of American water shrews to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting in Salzbur ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Implies Greater Prevalence of Feathers
A new species of feathered dinosaur discovered in southern Germany is further changing the perception of how predatory dinosaurs looked. The fossil of Sciurumimus albersdoerferi,which lived about 15 ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Humidity increases odor perception in terrestrial hermit crabs
Jena, Germany (SPX) Jul 10, 2012 Max Planck scientists have found out that the olfactory system in hermit crabs is still underdeveloped in comparison to that of vinegar flies. While flies have a ve ... more
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Amazon founder strikes deal to build US rocket engines

France raises heat on decision for next Ariane rocket

MIT researchers developing tight-fitting space suits of the future

Spaceship designer who helped send Gagarin into orbit dies at 92

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TERRADAILY

First direct evidence that elemental fluorine occurs in nature
Fluorine is the most reactive chemical element. That is why it is not found in nature in its elemental form, but only in compounds, such as fluorite - that was the accepted scientific doctrine so fa ... more
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Yak genome provides new insights into high altitude adaptation
An international team, led by Lanzhou University, comprising BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, Institute of Kunming Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences as well as the other 12 institu ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Report faults Fukushima response
A Japanese parliamentary panel has determined that the Fukushima plant nuclear crisis was a "man-made" disaster. ... more
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WATER WORLD

30% of fish stocks overexploited: UN agency
Almost 30 percent of fish stocks monitored by the UN's food agency are overexploited, undermining the crucial role sustainable fisheries play in providing food and jobs for millions, a report said Monday. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

US Drought Monitor shows record-breaking expanse of drought across US
More of the United States is in moderate drought or worse than at any other time in the 12-year history of the U.S. Drought Monitor, officials from the National Drought Mitigation Center at the Univ ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Egypt military says constitution must be respected
Egypt's military on Monday said the constitution and the law must be upheld concerning the dissolution of parliament, raising tension after President Mohamed Morsi decided to reinstate the assembly. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Dozens dead in US heat as relief rolls in
A crippling heat wave that has held large swathes of the United States hostage gave way slightly on Sunday - but not before leaving dozens dead in several states, officials and local media said. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Russia mourns flood dead as questions mount
Russia on Monday held a day of mourning for at least 171 people who died in its worst flooding disaster as questions mounted over whether officials did enough to warn of the impending calamity. ... more
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