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July 23, 2012
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Generation X is surprisingly unconcerned about climate change
Ann Arbor, MI (SPX) Jul 23, 2012
As the nation suffers through a summer of record-shattering heat, a University of Michigan report finds that Generation X is lukewarm about climate change-uninformed about the causes and unconcerned about the potential dangers. "Most Generation Xers are surprisingly disengaged, dismissive or doubtful about whether global climate change is happening and they don't spend much time worrying about it," said Jon D. Miller, author of "The Generation X Report." The new report, the fourth in a continuing ... read more

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WATER WORLD

Scientists connect seawater chemistry with climate change and evolution
Humans get most of the blame for climate change, with little attention paid to the contribution of other natural forces. Now, scientists from the University of Toronto and the University of Californ ... more
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FARM NEWS

Farmers tough on artificial limbs
When a farmer or rancher is injured on the job, there's an 11 percent chance that an amputation will occur. That's two and a half times more likely than in any other industry. Most of these amputati ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

NASA, Partners Announce Launch: Beyond Waste Innovators
NASA, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the State Department and Nike Inc. opened the fourth installment of the LAUNCH initiative Friday. This year's forum, which is being held ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Russia arrests officials after deadly floods
Russia on Sunday announced the arrest of three local officials for negligence during flooding that killed 172 people and has caused a political headache for President Vladimir Putin. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Think Pink! Success of pink bacteria in oceans of the world
Marine bacteria of the Roseobacter clade are found to be spread widely throughout the oceans of this planet from the tropics to as far as Antarctica. They live freely in the water, in sediments and ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

An earthquake in a maze
The powerful magnitude-8.6 earthquake that shook Sumatra on April 11, 2012, was a seismic standout for many reasons, not the least of which is that it was larger than scientists thought an earthquak ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Triangles guide the way for live neural circuits in a dish
Korean scientists have used tiny stars, squares and triangles as a toolkit to create live neural circuits in a dish. They hope the shapes can be used to create a reproducible neural circuit model th ... more
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Rethink education to fuel bioeconomy

Making dams safer for fish around the world

Ultra-fast electrical circuits using light-generated tunneling currents

Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science

Quantum superconductor-metal to glass transition observed

Combs of Light Accelerate Communication

Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries

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EPIDEMICS

'No excuse' for not turning tide on AIDS: expert
Science has given the world "no excuse" to resist bold action against the spread of the 30-year AIDS pandemic, said a top US expert at the opening of the International AIDS Conference on Sunday. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Aquifer could supply water for centuries
A newly discovered underground source could supply water to northern Namibia of the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa for hundreds of years, experts say. ... more
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WOOD PILE

Buddha tree alive and healthy at age 2,500
The 2,500-year-old tree under which Gautama Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment is alive and healthy, Indian scientists said Thursday. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Conflict, hunger, cholera and locusts: Mali's woes mount
A toddler's cries ring out in a paediatric ward where about 20 children lie emaciated from malnutrition in this northern Mali town, whose occupation by Islamists has caused a humanitarian crisis. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Japan firm 'told workers to lie about radiation dose'
A subcontractor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant told workers to lie about possible high radiation exposure in an apparent effort to keep its contract, reports said Saturday. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Primate behavior: Chimps select smart tools, monkeys intentionally beg
Chimpanzees use weight to pick the best tool, and monkeys beg more when they're paid attention to, as reported in two independent research reports published July 18 in the open access journal PLoS O ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Researchers publish results of an iron fertilization experiment
An international research team has published the results of an ocean iron fertilization experiment (EIFEX) carried out in 2004 in the current issue of the scientific journal Nature. Unlike the LOHAF ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Do dolphins think nonlinearly?
Research from the University of Southampton, which examines how dolphins might process their sonar signals, could provide a new system for man-made sonar to detect targets, such as sea mines, in bub ... more
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China faces 'most complex time in history' at home and abroad - Xi Jinping

ATK supplying hardware, composites for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

Russian Rockets used by the US

21st Space Wing reaches inspection milestone

Lockheed Martin Contracted To Maintain MK-48 Torpedoes

Sensitive detection method may help impede illicit nuclear trafficking

China to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force'

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FARM NEWS

Scientists Develop New Carbon Accounting Method to Reduce Farmers' Use of Nitrogen Fertilizer
It's summer. For many of us, summer is a time synonymous with fresh corn, one of the major field crops produced in the United States. In 2011, corn was planted on more than 92 million acres in the U ... more
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FARM NEWS

Enhanced royal jelly produces jumbo queen bee larvae
Scientists have discovered a way to make worker bees produce an enhanced version of royal jelly (RJ) - the super-nutritious substance that dictates whether larvae become workers or queens, and that ... more
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ABOUT US

Oregon's Paisley Caves as old as Clovis sites - but not Clovis
A new study of Oregon's Paisley Caves confirms that humans used the site as early as 12,450 radiocarbon years ago, and the projectile points they left behind were of the "Western Stemmed" tradition ... more
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SINO DAILY

China's Ai Weiwei loses appeal against tax fine
Chinese artist and fierce government critic Ai Weiwei said Friday his challenge against a $2.4 million fine for alleged tax evasion that he says is politically motivated had failed. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Japan sets compensation for Fukushima evacuees
Japan on Friday set compensation guidelines for tens of thousands forced to evacuate an area around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant last year, with some able to claim the full value of their home. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

French crusader for gibbons in Borneo jungle
For 15 years Aurelien Brule has lived in the Indonesian jungle, crusading against palm oil multinationals, loggers and corruption in his bid to save endangered gibbons from annihilation. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Sea rise threatens 'paradise' Down Under
When Elaine Pearce left Sydney for the seaside peace of Old Bar 12 years ago she was assured her new house was a solid investment, with a century's worth of frontage to guard against erosion. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

OSCE 'concerned' by Georgia journo attacks
"Repeated occurrences" of violence against reporters in Georgia has drawn the condemnation of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. ... more
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New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins

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EPIDEMICS

Scientists urge fresh push for AIDS cure
International scientists on Thursday urged a new push for a cure to AIDS, saying the three-decade epidemic is outpacing medications to curb it. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

No end in sight for US drought: experts
There is no end in sight to a vast hot spell causing the worst US drought in 25 years, with more high temperatures and dry weather anticipated over the next few months, forecasters said Thursday. ... more
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WOOD PILE

Dutch trees get a second life turned into tables
They could have ended up as firewood or sawdust but felled trees in the Dutch city of Utrecht are getting a second life as one-of-a-kind tables, each with a booklet of stories by people who saw them grow. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

X-rays illuminate the origin of volcanic hotspots
Scientists have recreated the extreme conditions at the boundary between Earth's core and its mantle, 2,900 km beneath the surface. Using the world's most brilliant beam of X-rays, they probed speck ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Raytheon technology to transform commercial cargo ships into cutting-edge humanitarian aid delivery platforms
Raytheon has completed the preliminary design phase of the Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform (TEMP) program awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Through the TEMP p ... more
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WOOD PILE

Leaf Litter and Soil Protect Acorns from Prescribed Fire
U.S. Forest Service scientists have found that prescribed fires with the heat insulation of leaf litter and soil can help restore oak ecosystems. Forest Service researchers are helping land managers ... more
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WOOD PILE

Hidden secrets in Norway's rainforests
The word rainforest usually conjures up visions of brightly coloured birds and hyperactive monkeys swooping through a thick green canopy of leaves, vines and flowers. But rainforests are also found ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Botanical compound could prove crucial to healing influenza
Building on previous work with the botanical abscisic acida, researchers in the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) have discovered that abscisic acid has anti-inflammat ... more
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