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August 02, 2012
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Hey, I'm over here: Men and women see things differently
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Aug 02, 2012
In a new study published in the journal Vision Research, researchers at the University of Southern California show that the eyes and attention of men and women meander in distinctly different ways. The article, authored by Dr. Laurent Itti and doctoral student John Shen, challenges the way scientists generally conceive of attention, or how sensory information is prioritized. While previous study of vision and attention had disregarded individual factors such as sex, race and age, Itti and Shen dem ... read more

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TECH SPACE

From Microns to Centimeters
Imagine a machine that makes layered, substantial patches of engineered tissue-tissue that could be used as grafts for burn victims or vascular patches. Sounds like science fiction? According to res ... more
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WHALES AHOY

Humpback Whales Staying in Antarctic Bays Later into Autumn
Large numbers of humpback whales are remaining in bays along the Western Antarctic Peninsula to feast on krill late into the austral autumn, long after their annual migrations to distant breeding gr ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

1 in 5 streams damaged by mine pollution in southern West Virginia
Water pollution from surface coal mining has degraded more than 22 percent of streams and rivers in southern West Virginia to the point they may now qualify as impaired under state criteria, accordi ... more
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Modern culture 44,000 years ago
An international team of researchers, including scientists from Wits University, have substantially increased the age at which we can trace the emergence of modern culture, all thanks to the San peo ... more
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FARM NEWS

UCLA research makes possible rapid assessment of plant drought tolerance
UCLA life scientists, working with colleagues in China, have discovered a new method to quickly assess plants' drought tolerance. The method works for many diverse species growing around the world. ... more
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TECTONICS

Magnetic field, mantle convection and tectonics
On a time scale of tens to hundreds of millions of years, the geomagnetic field may be influenced by currents in the mantle. The frequent polarity reversals of Earth's magnetic field can also be con ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Smell the potassium
The vomeronasal organ (VNO) is one of evolution's most direct enforcers. From its niche within the nose in most land-based vertebrates, it detects pheromones and triggers corresponding basic-instinc ... more
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24/7 Energy News Coverage
Flyer Hopes To Make Solar Flying Popular

Heavy Metals and Hydroelectricity

KYOCERA Solar Modules Tapped by Sierra Nevada to Power New Brewery in Mills River

SPCG and KYOCERA Complete 35 Utility-Scale Solar Farms in Thailand

Mapping the optimal route between 2 quantum states

Profits shrink at Japan's 'megabanks'

Ex-TEPCO execs should be charged over Fukushima: panel

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BLUE SKY

Tiny airborne pollutants lead double life
University of British Columbia and Harvard researchers have provided visual evidence that atmospheric particles--which are ubiquitous in the atmosphere, especially above densely populated areas--sep ... more
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SINO DAILY

China accuses US of prejudice on religious issues
Beijing refuted Thursday accusations from the United States that it was curbing religious freedoms in its Tibetan regions and urged Washington to cast off its "prejudiced" views of China. ... more
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BLUE SKY

Hong Kong chokes under 'worst' air pollution
Hong Kong choked under the worst smog ever recorded in the city Thursday, with residents warned to stay indoors, away from the blanket of toxic haze, officials said. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Four dead as Typhoon Saola lashes Taiwan
Typhoon Saola pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and torrential rain that left four people dead and forced nearly the entire island to shut down on Thursday, rescuers said. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

N. Koreans urgently need drinking water after floods: UN
Tens of thousands of flood-hit North Korean families urgently need clean drinking water to prevent disease outbreaks, UN agencies said Thursday. ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Drilling discovers ancient Antarctic rainforest
Drilling of the seabed off Antarctica has revealed that rainforest grew on the frozen continent 52 million years ago, scientists said Thursday, warning it could be ice-free again within decades. ... more
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BLUE SKY

Hong Kong chokes under 'worst' air pollution
Hong Kong choked under the worst smog ever recorded in the city Thursday, with residents warned to stay indoors, away from the blanket of toxic haze, officials said. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Six dead as Typhoon Saola lashes Taiwan
Typhoon Saola pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and torrential rain that left six people dead and forced nearly the entire island to shut down on Thursday, rescuers and media said. ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
F-35B Successfully Completes Wet Runway And Crosswind Testing

Hindenburg, 80 years on, still divides Germany

Newest Tiger attack helo tested in Djibouti

Leidos taps AIBioTech for bio-weapon threat research

China Cultural Revolution 'hero' to make $30 mn from IPO

NATO unprepared for Russian attack: UK lawmakers

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency taps BAE Systems for assist

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SHAKE AND BLOW

Philippine floods persist, toll rises to 23
Rescuers deployed rubber boats while doctors fanned across cramped evacuation centres in the Philippines as the death toll from five days of flooding reached 23 on Thursday, officials said. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Typhoon Saola makes landfall in Taiwan
Typhoon Saola reached Taiwan early Thursday, causing nearly the entire island to close down and bringing torrential rains that could linger until next week, officials said. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Red Cross helps N. Korea flood victims as toll rises
The Red Cross said Thursday it had allocated almost $308,000 for victims of North Korea's floods and storms, after state media reported 119 deaths and major crop damage in the food-scarce nation. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Who owns the North Pole?
Danish geologists heading for the arctic say their expedition could support a claim the North Pole belongs to Greenland, and by extension to Denmark. ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Suez Environment posts sharply lower Q2 profit
The French water and waste management group Suez Environment said on Wednesday net profit plummeted in the second quarter by 82 percent from a year ago to 40 million euros hit by a poor economic environment. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

China mudslides kill at least 16: Xinhua
Mudslides that buried an iron ore mine in northwestern China have killed at least 16 people, with another 12 still missing a day after the disaster, state media reported on Wednesday. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Twitter political index launches for US election
Twitter on Wednesday launched a new political index aimed at gauging the 2012 US presidential race by analyzing daily tweets. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Earth absorbs more of our CO2 emissions: science
Even as Man's output of Earth-warming CO2 has risen, so has the capacity of plants and the oceans to absorb it, scientists said Wednesday, but warned this may not last forever. ... more
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Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Lifetime of gravity measurements heralds new beginning

Orion Tests Set Stage for Mission

Mars 2020 rover will carry tools to make oxygen

Early Earth suffered 500-million-year asteroid storm

Printing the Metals of the Future

Young binary star system may form planets with weird and wild orbits

Tidal forces gave moon its shape

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FARM NEWS

Parched fields as drought devastates US crops
The sweat pours down Larry Hasheider's face as he walks across his parched cornfields to show the result of one of the worst droughts to strike the United States in decades. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Dissident Chen raises China concerns with US
The dissident who was at the center of a standoff between China and the United States on Wednesday accused Beijing of failing to live up to its promises as US lawmakers rallied behind him. ... more
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FIRE STORM

New wildfire in Spain forces evacuations
A forest fire in central Spain forced 265 people to be evacuated from their homes on Wednesday, officials said. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Superbird stuns researchers
A team of researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National Research Council of Argentina recently fitted a South American sea bird called an imperial cormorant with a small ... more
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EPIDEMICS

An avian flu that jumps from birds to mammals is killing New England's baby seals
A novel avian influenza virus has acquired the ability to infect aquatic mammals and was responsible for an outbreak of fatal pneumonia that recently struck harbor seals in New England, according to ... more
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WATER WORLD

Coral reef thriving in sediment-laden waters
Rapid rates of coral reef growth have been identified in sediment-laden marine environments, conditions previously believed to be detrimental to reef growth. A new study has established that Middle ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Captive Lion Reintroduction Programs In Africa Operate Under 'conservation Myth'
A new report published in the international conservation journal Oryx concludes that commercial 'wildlife encounter' operations across Africa promoting the reintroduction of captive lions do little ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Climate Concerns And Public Health Issues
For decades, scientists have known that the effects of global climate change could have a potentially devastating impact across the globe, but Harvard researchers say there is now evidence that it m ... more
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