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July 27, 2012
FARM NEWS
Isolated Paraguay pledged farmers' support
Asuncion, Paraguay (UPI) Jul 26, 2012
Paraguay's suspension from Mercosur has angered farmer groups who want an amicable diplomatic resolution of the standoff between the new government in Asuncion and regional powers withholding its recognition. The Mercosur Federation of Rural Associations, known as Farm, warned the discord over Paraguay's exclusion from the trade bloc and almost simultaneous confirmation of Venezuela's membership in the group posed a threat to Mercosur. Paraguay was suspended from Mercosur after the count ... read more

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

EU discusses new NGO law with Russia
The European Union says it has questioned Russia over a new law that brands some non-governmental organizations working in the country as "foreign agents." ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Geothermal activity seen in New Zealand
A long forgotten geothermal spectacle on New Zealand's North Island could be coming back to life after more than 40 years, scientists said. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

'Cure' research suggests new paths to HIV control
Three studies presented Thursday at a major world conference on AIDS show new ways that scientists are striving toward a cure for the three-decade-old disease. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Disaster-hit Japan could use microfinance: Yunus
Nobel prize winner Muhammad Yunus said Thursday that microfinance could help disaster-struck Japan rebuild, even though the concept he pioneered is usually associated with poor and developing nations. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

US drought woes deepen
The drought in America's breadbasket is intensifying at an unprecedented rate, experts warned Thursday, driving concern food prices could soar if crops in the world's key producer are decimated. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Scientists find Grand Canyon-sized rift under Antarctic ice
Scientists have discovered a rift the size of the Grand Canyon hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet, which they say is contributing to ice melt and a consequent rise in the sea level. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Mexico to vaccinate 10 million birds in flu outbreak
Mexico will start vaccinating some 10 million poultry Thursday against the highly contagious bird flu strain that has already led to the deaths of five million birds which either fell ill or were slaughtered. ... more
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Vacuum Ultraviolet Lamp of the Future Created in Japan

New design for mobile phone masts could cut carbon emissions

US to Dodge Solar Shortage This Year Even Amid New Antidumping Fines on Chinese Module Suppliers

New material coating technology mimics nature's lotus effect

'Off-the-shelf' equipment used to digitize insects in 3-D

Steering chemical reactions with laser pulses

Nanoreporters tell 'sour' oil from 'sweet'

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WOOD PILE

Central African countries to monitor Congo forests
Ten Central African countries have agreed to take part in a regional initiative to monitor the Congo Basin, one of the world's largest primary rainforests, the UN's food agency said Thursday. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Egyptian navy seizes five Italian trawlers: reports
An Egyptian navy patrol boat Thursday seized five Italian fishing trawlers with around 30 sailors on board and will escort them to the port of Alexandria, Italian media reported citing officials. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Death toll from Beijing floods rises to 77: Xinhua
The death toll from the worst rains to hit Beijing in more than 60 years has risen to 77, China's official Xinhua news agency said Thursday, more than doubling previous figures. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Streetside showers in boiling Baghdad summer
Hunched over, Yaqub mutters softly, "It's Ramadan, and I am fasting," as if to justify his actions, before he steps underneath an outdoor shower in central Baghdad to cool off in the boiling heat. ... more
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ABOUT US

Japan women lose longest-lived title: government
Japan's women lost their place as the world's longest-lived in 2011 for the first time in more than 25 years, officials said Thursday, after the quake-tsunami cut female life expectancy by five months. ... more
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WOOD PILE

Active forest management to reduce fire could aid northern spotted owl
The northern spotted owl, a threatened species in the Pacific Northwest, would actually benefit in the long run from active management of the forest lands that form its primary habitat and are incre ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Superfast evolution in sea stars
How quickly can new species arise? In as little as 6,000 years, according to a study of Australian sea stars. "That's unbelievably fast compared to most organisms," said Rick Grosberg, professor of ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Croscat Volcano may have been the last volcanic eruption in Spain 13,000 years ago
The volcanic region of La Garrotxa, with some forty volcanic cones and some twenty lava flows, is considered to be the best conserved region in the Iberian Peninsula. It is also the youngest volcani ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

China frees Japan ship after $28 mn paid in 1930s row

Raytheon touts ballistic missile defense weapon

Sweden to arm fighter jets with cruise missile 'deterrent'

N. Korea seals nuclear test tunnel: Seoul official

US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

High Gain Amplifiers for Commercial and Military Radar Released by Pasternack

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SHAKE AND BLOW

How pre-eruption collisions affect what exits a volcano
How much ash will be injected into the atmosphere during Earth's next volcanic eruption? Recent eruptions have demonstrated our continued vulnerability to ash dispersal, which can disrupt the aviati ... more
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WATER WORLD

Ancient Alteration of Seawater Chemistry Linked With Past Climate Change
Scientists have discovered a potential cause of Earth's "icehouse climate" cooling trend of the past 45 million years. It has everything to do with the chemistry of the world's oceans. "Seawater che ... more
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EARLY EARTH

New species of ancient rodents hint at what could be world's oldest grasslands
A paleontological team that includes scientists from the American Museum of Natural History; University of California, Santa Barbara; and Case Western Reserve University has described two ancient sp ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Rise in temperatures and CO2 follow each other closely in climate change
The greatest climate change the world has seen in the last 100,000 years was the transition from the ice age to the warm interglacial period. New research from the Niels Bohr Institute at the Univer ... more
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EPIDEMICS

New model of disease contagion ranks U.S. airports in terms of their spreading influence
Public health crises of the past decade - such as the 2003 SARS outbreak, which spread to 37 countries and caused about 1,000 deaths, and the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic that killed about 300,000 people ... more
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WATER WORLD

'Red tide' species is deadlier than first thought
A University of Connecticut researcher and his team have discovered that a species of tiny aquatic organism prominent in harmful algal blooms sometimes called "red tide" is even deadlier than first ... more
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WATER WORLD

Scientists confirm existence of vitamin 'deserts' in the ocean
Using a newly developed analytical technique, a team led by scientists at USC was the first to identify long-hypothesized vitamin B deficient zones in the ocean. "This is another twist to what limit ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Researchers develop laser technology to fight cancer
Researchers at the Center for Laser Applications at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma have developed a technology that goes on a "seek and destroy" mission for cancerous tumor ... more
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High-Voltage Transmission Lines to Act as Antenna in First-of-its-Kind NASA Space-Weather Project

Russia eyes building Glonass stations in 36 countries

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Russia's GLONASS Fully Restored After System Failure

Astronomers discover Earth-sized planet in habitable zone

MESSENGER Completes Its 3,000th Orbit of Mercury, Sets Mark for Closest Approach

Sun Emits a Mid-level Solar Flare

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INTERN DAILY

Belgian scientists develop way to detect superparasites
Belgian scientists of the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp, Belgium made a breakthrough in bridging high tech molecular biology research on microbial pathogens and the needs of the po ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Arrests show Cuba not yet ready for reform
Cuba's wide-scale crackdown on dissent that led to arrests at a funeral shows the Central American country isn't ready for credible political reform despite its ambition to embrace a market economy. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Outside View: Prophetic Kingston Trio
Where is the Kingston Trio when needed? For those who may not recall or weren't born then, the group was a singing sensation of the late 1950s and early 1960s, so much so that the Trio achieved cult status. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

India's top court clamps down on tiger tourism
India's top court has suspended tourism in core areas of tiger reserves as the country struggles to stem the dwindling numbers of the endangered wild cats, a lawyer said. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

AIDS cure may have two main pathways: experts
Investigators are looking into two main paths toward a cure for AIDS, based on the stunning stories of a small group of people around the world who have been able to overcome the disease. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Thai violence in Yala claims more lives
Police are investigating the roadside killing of three more people in Thailand's Yala province after five policemen were slain in their vehicle earlier in the week. ... more
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WHALES AHOY

German court renews extradition warrant for sea activist
A German court Wednesday reissued an arrest warrant for the extradition to Costa Rica of Paul Watson, founder of marine conservation group Sea Shepherd, who had skipped bail and left the country. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

US drought woes deepen
The drought in America's breadbasket is intensifying at an unprecedented rate, experts warned Thursday, driving concern food prices could soar if crops in the world's key producer are decimated. ... more
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