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July 18, 2012
ICE WORLD
Greenland glacier loses ice
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An ice island twice the size of Manhattan has broken off from Greenland's Petermann Glacier, according to researchers at the University of Delaware and the Canadian Ice Service. The Petermann Glacier is one of the two largest glaciers left in Greenland connecting the great Greenland ice sheet with the ocean via a floating ice shelf. Andreas Muenchow, associate professor of physical ocean science and engineering in UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, reports the calving on July 16, 2012, ... read more

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INTERN DAILY

Man-made pores mimic important features of natural pores
Inspired by nature, an international research team has created synthetic pores that mimic the activity of cellular ion channels, which play a vital role in human health by severely restricting the t ... more
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Nanoscale scaffolds and stem cells show promise in cartilage repair
Johns Hopkins tissue engineers have used tiny, artificial fiber scaffolds thousands of times smaller than a human hair to help coax stem cells into developing into cartilage, the shock-absorbing lin ... more
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FARM NEWS

Helping pigs to digest phosphorus
Phosphorus is a vital nutrient for pig growth, but pigs do not always digest it well. Research conducted at the University of Illinois has determined how adding various levels of the enzyme phytase ... more
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FARM NEWS

Glyphosate-resistant 'superweeds' may be less susceptible to diseases
Scientists searching for clues to understand how superweeds obtain resistance to the popular herbicide glyphosate may have been missing a critical piece of information, a Purdue University study sho ... more
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WOOD PILE

Rodent robbers good for tropical trees
There's no honor among thieves when it comes to rodent robbers-which turns out to be a good thing for tropical trees that depend on animals to spread their seeds. Results of a yearlong study in Pana ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Caution needed with new greenhouse gas emission standards
Policy makers need to be cautious in setting new 'low-carbon' standards for greenhouse gas emissions for oil sands-derived fuels as well as fuels from conventional crude oils University of Calgary a ... more
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Paisley Caves yield 13,000-year old Western Stemmed points, more human DNA
Archaeological work in Oregon's Paisley Caves has found evidence that Western Stemmed projectile points - darts or thrusting spearheads - were present at least 13,200 calendar years ago during or be ... more
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Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

Choreography of an electron pair

Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors

Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars

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WATER WORLD

Viruses linked to algae that control coral health
Scientists have discovered two viruses that appear to infect the single-celled microalgae that reside in corals and are important for coral growth and health, and they say the viruses could play a r ... more
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ICE WORLD

The challenges facing the vulnerable Antarctic
A century ago, the South Pole was one of Earth's last frontiers, but now the Antarctic is under threat from human activity. Led by Monash University's Professor Steven Chown, a multidisciplinary tea ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Heavy rain fears as typhoon menaces Japan
A typhoon menacing already sodden southwestern Japan could dump weeks' worth of rain on the area, forecasters warned Wednesday, as communities struggle to recover from huge floods. ... more
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Endangered languages get a Google protection plan
Google on Tuesday unveiled an online information exchange platform to try to give some extra lasting power to more than 3,000 endangered languages. ... more
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PILLAGING PIRATES

Somali pirates release Taiwan fishing boat
A Taiwanese fishing boat seized by Somali pirates nearly 19 months ago was freed, and its crew members were taken to safety by a Chinese naval vessel, Taiwan's foreign ministry said Wednesday. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Worst drought in 5 decades ravages US
Weather forecasters see no end in sight to the worst US drought in five decades, a blistering heatwave that has wilted crops across America's crucial breadbasket and sent grain prices soaring. ... more
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WHALES AHOY

S. Korea dumps whaling plan: report
South Korea has decided to scrap its fiercely criticised plan to resume "scientific" whaling, apparently because of international pressure, a report said Tuesday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Japan warily eyes typhoon
Flood-battered southwestern Japan on Tuesday braced for a typhoon amid fears it could heap further misery on an area where at least 32 people are dead or missing after record rainfall. ... more
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N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt

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INTERN DAILY

EU threatens Microsoft with antitrust fine over web browser
The European Commission threatened Microsoft with another big fine on Tuesday after the US software giant failed to give 28 million European customers the ability to choose their web browser. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

50,000 wild birds smuggled through Solomons: group
More than 54,000 wild birds, including critically endangered species, were laundered through the Solomon islands into the global wildlife trade between 2000 and 2010, a wildlife group said Tuesday. ... more
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WHALES AHOY

Indonesia's 'unique' whale sharks get pet tags
The "unique habit" of whale sharks that converge to feed from fishing nets in Indonesia has allowed them to be tagged with low-cost technology usually used on pets, conservationists said Tuesday. ... more
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FIRE STORM

Town of 1,800 evacuated in Canaries wildfire
Spanish authorities evacuated a town of 1,800 residents on the Canary Islands on Tuesday, after three days of firefighting efforts failed to prevent a raging wildfire from reaching it. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Teenage Tibetan monk 'self-immolates' in China
A teenage Tibetan Buddhist monk set himself on fire in southwest China Tuesday, the exiled Tibetan government said, the latest in a series of self-immolation protests against Chinese rule. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Taiwan finds H5N1 virus in birds smuggled from China
Dozens of pet birds smuggled from southern China into Taiwan tested positive for the deadly H5N1 avian flu virus and were destroyed, Taiwanese authorities said Tuesday. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Call for sanctions in mackerel war 'propaganda': Reykjavik
Iceland on Tuesday dismissed calls by Ireland's and other EU countries for sanctions against the country and the Faroe Islands for over-fishing of mackerel as "propaganda". ... more
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EPIDEMICS

UNAIDS welcomes US approval of drug to stop HIV
The UN agency tasked with fighting AIDS on Tuesday welcomed the decision by the United States to allow the use of an HIV prevention pill for the first time. ... more
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Kepler Proves It Can Still Find Planets

NASA releases video of Orion spacecraft re-entry from astronaut's perspective

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UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

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FARM NEWS

Tiger kills plantation worker in Indonesia
A Sumatran tiger attacked and killed a palm oil plantation worker in Indonesia, a conservation official said Tuesday, underlining the growing problem of human-animal conflicts. ... more
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Poisons on public lands put wildlife at risk
Rat poison used on illegal marijuana farms may be sickening and killing the fisher, a rare forest carnivore that makes its home in some of the most remote areas of California, according to a team of ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Nuclear weapons' surprising contribution to climate science
Nuclear weapons testing may at first glance appear to have little connection with climate change research. But key Cold War research laboratories and the science used to track radioactivity and mode ... more
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WATER WORLD

Global warming harms lakes
Global warming also affects lakes. Based on the example of Lake Zurich, researchers from the University of Zurich demonstrate that there is insufficient water turnover in the lake during the winter ... more
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FARM NEWS

Pioneering self-contained 'smart village' offers world model for rural poverty relief
An innovative, high-tech "smart village" built in Malaysia provides a potential global template for addressing rural poverty in a sustainable environment, say international experts meeting in Califo ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Genetically engineered bacteria prevent mosquitoes from transmitting malaria
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute have genetically modified a bacterium commonly found in the mosquito's midgut and found that the parasite that causes malaria in people do ... more
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FARM NEWS

Scaled-back NBAF and NBAF as designed are options that could meet critical US lab needs
It is "imperative" that the U.S. build a large-animal biocontainment laboratory to protect animal and public health, says a new report by the National Research Council. Two options that could meet l ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Poison from illegal pot farms said a risk
Rat poison used by people illegally growing marijuana in remote areas of California may be killing the fisher, a rare weasel-like carnivore, researchers say. ... more
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