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August 04, 2012
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Earth's oceans and ecosystems still absorbing about half the greenhouse gases emitted by people
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 03, 2012
Earth's oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities, even as those emissions have increased, according to a study by University of Colorado and NOAA scientists to be published August 2 in the journal Nature. The scientists analyzed 50 years of global carbon dioxide (CO2) measurements and found that the processes by which the planet's oceans and ecosystems absorb the greenhouse gas are not yet at capacity. ... read more

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SHAKE AND BLOW

Are large earthquakes linked across the globe?
The press release and paper noted below, publishing in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, is strictly under embargo until 12:00 Noon Eastern Time US. The past decade has been plag ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Boston University researchers expand synthetic biology's toolkit
Through the assembly of genetic components into "circuits" that perform logical operations in living cells, synthetic biologists aim to artificially empower cells to solve critical problems in medic ... more
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TECTONICS

Scientists probe link between magnetic polarity reversal and mantle processes
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered that variations in the long-term reversal rate of the Earth's magnetic field may be caused by changes in heat flow from the Earth's core int ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Vaccine research shows vigilance needed against evolution of more-virulent malaria
Malaria parasites evolving in vaccinated laboratory mice become more virulent, according to research at Penn State University. The mice were injected with a critical component of several candidate h ... more
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EPIDEMICS

New influenza virus from seals highlights the risks of pandemic flu from animals
A new strain of influenza virus found in harbor seals could represent a threat to wildlife and human health, according to the authors of a study appearing July 31 in mBio, the online open-access jou ... more
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WHALES AHOY

Critically endangered whales sing like birds
When a University of Washington researcher listened to the audio picked up by a recording device that spent a year in the icy waters off the east coast of Greenland, she was stunned at what she hear ... more
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FIRE STORM

When the world burned less
In the years after Columbus' voyage, burning of New World forests and fields diminished significantly - a phenomenon some have attributed to decimation of native populations by European diseases. Bu ... more
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24/7 Energy News Coverage
What a Star Wars laser bullet really looks like

Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells

Electronics industry gets 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

Cooling with molecules

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake

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EARLY EARTH

Research team discovers eating habits of Jurassic age dinosaur
A team of researchers from the University of Bristol, Natural History Museum of London, the University of Missouri and Ohio University has discovered the eating habits of Diplodocus using a three-di ... more
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Later Stone Age got earlier start in South Africa than thought
The Later Stone Age emerged in South Africa more than 20,000 years earlier than previously believed - about the same time humans were migrating from Africa to the European continent, says a new inte ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Detecting cancer with lasers has limited use
One person dies every hour from melanoma skin cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. A technique, known as photoacoustics, can find some forms of melanoma even if onl ... more
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OZONE NEWS

Cloud seeds and ozone holes
The destruction of atmospheric ozone can take place within newly forming Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSCs), which serve as the battleground for manmade chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to attack and destr ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Scientists treat ulcers with 'spray-on skin'
Scientists said Friday they had developed a revolutionary "spray-on skin" treatment for venous leg ulcers - a common ailment involving a shallow, open and stubborn wound on the ankle or lower leg. ... more
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WATER WORLD

France's Veolia boosts cost cutting, stock tumbles
French utility group Veolia Environnement said Thursday it would increase cost cutting despite swinging back into profit in the first half, sending its stock price tumbling. ... 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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SINO DAILY

Tibetan dies after setting himself alight: rights group
A young Tibetan man who set himself alight in June as part of a wave of self-immolations in protest at Chinese rule in Tibet has died from his injuries, an India-based rights group said Thursday. ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

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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SHAKE AND BLOW

6.1 magnitude earthquake rattles central Peru: USGS
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled central Peru early on Thursday, US seismologists said, waking people up and sending them rushing into the street, according to early reports. ... 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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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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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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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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ABOUT US

Hey, I'm over here: Men and women see things differently
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. ... 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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Space News from SpaceDaily.com
China launches first mission to moon and back

Two families of comets found around nearby star

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

NASA uses ultra-black nano-coating for solar coronagraph

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October

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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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ABOUT US

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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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

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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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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