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July 16, 2012
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Antarctica faces major threats in the 21st century, says Texas A and M researcher
College Station TX (SPX) Jul 16, 2012
The continent of Antarctica is at risk from human activities and other forces, and environmental management is needed to protect the planet's last great wilderness area, says an international team of researchers, including a Texas A and M University oceanographer, in a paper published in the current issue of Science magazine. Mahlon "Chuck" Kennicutt II, professor of oceanography who has conducted research in the area for more than 25 years, says Antarctica faces growing threats from global warmin ... read more

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New Au. sediba fossils discovered in rock
South African scientists will share the country's latest fossil discovery with the world using live virtual technology. Scientists from the Wits Institute for Human Evolution based at the Univ ... more
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Tamarisk biocontrol efforts get evolutionary boost
UC Santa Barbara scientists trying to control the invasive tamarisk plant have been getting a boost from evolution, in the form of a rapidly evolving beetle that has been changing its life cycle to ... more
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FARM NEWS

Tannins in sorghum and benefits focus of university, USDA study
They might be called a blessing or a curse - tannins, which are present in certain sorghums, contain health-promoting antioxidant properties, but also provide a bitter taste and decreased protein di ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Solar System Ice: Source of Earth's Water
Scientists have long believed that comets and, or a type of very primitive meteorite called carbonaceous chondrites were the sources of early Earth's volatile elements-which include hydrogen, nitrog ... more
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Messy experiment cleans up physics mystery of cornstarch
Most people buy cornstarch to make custard or gravy, but Scott Waitukaitis and Heinrich Jaeger have used it to solve a longstanding physics problem with a substance known to generations of Dr. Seuss ... more
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From aflatoxin to sake
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The Clovis First Theory is put to rest at Paisley Caves
Who were the first humans to enter the North American continent? Were they humans who founded what is known as the Clovis culture over 13,000 years ago? Or did other, totally unrelated peoples prece ... more
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Electronics industry gets 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

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Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake

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EARLY EARTH

Fossil egg discovered in Spain links dinosaurs to modern birds
Before her death in December 2010, Nieves Lopez Martinez, palaeontologist of the Complutense University of Madrid, was working on the research of dinosaur eggs with a very peculiar characteristic: a ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Study: Wolverines need refrigerators
Wolverines live in harsh conditions; they range over large areas of cold mountainous low-productivity habitat with persistent snow. The paper suggests wolverines take advantage of the crevices and b ... more
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ICE WORLD

5.5-mile-long landslide spotted in Alaska
A massive landslide has covered about 5 1/2 miles of Johns Hopkins Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, park officials say. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Japan troops fly supplies to thousands cut off by floods
Troops Sunday airlifted supplies to thousands of people cut off by landslides and torrential downpours that have killed at least 24 in southwest Japan as meteorologists warned of further heavy rain. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Drugs 'arsenal' could help end AIDS: WHO
Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, a cure remains elusive but a growing arsenal of drugs could someday help end new infections, the World Health Organization's HIV/AIDS chief says. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Hopes high as AIDS conference returns to US
A cure for AIDS remains a distant prospect but a host of drug treatments and other advances have fueled fresh hope that new human immunodeficiency virus infections may some day be halted for good. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Nepal's former king hints at a comeback
Nepal's former king has hinted he would like to return to the throne - for the third time. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Philippines rescues sea turtles from poachers' net
Philippine authorities rescued 14 protected sea turtles that were caught in a net laid down by Chinese poachers, a navy commander said Saturday. ... more
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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

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Japan digs for missing as 20 die after heavy rain
Rescuers were racing against time Friday in the search for people buried under mudslides as heavy rains that have already claimed 20 lives continued to pound southwestern Japan. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

A 'Phoenix' rises from Haiti quake ashes
Haiti's infamous Cite Soleil, one of the world's most violent and run-down slums, could boast a 15,000-seater stadium and sports complex if one philanthropist's dreams are realized. ... more
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Activists reject Chinese dissident suicide verdict
Hong Kong activists on Friday said they rejected an official investigation which found a Chinese dissident had died of suicide, in a case which has sparked public protests. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Clinton urges Mekong nations to avoid US dam mistakes
The US on Friday urged Mekong nations to learn from its mistakes in river infrastructure projects, as Laos confirmed it has postponed a controversial multi-billion dollar dam project. ... more
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Hong Kong property tycoons charged with graft
Two of Hong Kong's richest tycoons and a former senior official were charged with corruption on Friday in the biggest graft scandal the regional banking hub has seen. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Fabio becomes fifth hurricane of Pacific season
Fabio strengthened into a hurricane far off the coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean on Friday and could gather speed over the weekend, but was not expected to pose a threat to land, US forecasters said. ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Non-stop Spanish fiesta a challenge for clean-up crews
A street cleaner aims his hose at a pile of litter in a Pamplona street, sending it into a gutter - and forcing revellers at Spain's San Fermin festival to flee to avoid getting wet. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Cochrane finds no reliable evidence on effectiveness of electric fans in heatwaves
A new Cochrane systematic review of the effects of electric fans in heatwaves has found no high quality evidence to guide future national and international policies. The review outlines the type of ... more
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China launches first mission to moon and back

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Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October

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Widespread exposure to BPA substitute is occurring from cash register receipts, other paper
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Native American populations descend from three key migrations
Scientists have found that Native American populations - from Canada to the southern tip of Chile - arose from at least three migrations, with the majority descended entirely from a single group of ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Giving Ancient Life Another Chance to Evolve
It's a project 500 million years in the making. Only this time, instead of playing on a movie screen in Jurassic Park, it's happening in a lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Using a process ... more
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WATER WORLD

Trigger for past rapid sea level rise discovered
The cause of rapid sea level rise in the past has been found by scientists at the University of Bristol using climate and ice sheet models. The process, named 'saddle-collapse', was found to be the ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Ions, not particles, make silver toxic to bacteria
Rice University researchers have settled a long-standing controversy over the mechanism by which silver nanoparticles, the most widely used nanomaterial in the world, kill bacteria. Their work comes ... more
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Down on the cacao farm: Sloths thrive at chocolate's source
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Fossil turtle from Colombia round like car tire
Paleontologist Carlos Jaramillo's group at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and colleagues at North Carolina State University and the Florida Museum of Natural History discovere ... more
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The Iberian wolf lives close to humans more for refuge than for prey
The Iberian wolf lives in increasingly humanised landscapes, with limited food resources and its presence is not always welcome. But, according to Spanish researchers, food availability plays a seco ... more
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