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August 07, 2012
CARBON WORLDS
Carbon Eaters on the Black Sea
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 07, 2012
This brilliant cyan pattern scattered across the surface of the Black Sea is a bloom of microscopic phytoplankton. The multitude of single-celled algae in this image are most likely coccolithophores, one of Earth's champions of carbon pumping. Coccolithophores constantly remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and slowly send it down to the seafloor, an action that helps to stabilize the Earth's climate. This image of this swirling blue bloom was captured on July 15, 2012, by the Moderate ... read more

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BLUE SKY

Dust Dominates Foreign Aerosol Imports to North America
NASA and university scientists have made the first measurement-based estimate of the amount and composition of tiny airborne particles that arrive in the air over North America each year. With a 3-D ... more
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EPIDEMICS

New bat virus could hold key to Hendra virus
Australian scientists have discovered a new virus in bats that could help shed light on how Hendra and Nipah viruses cause disease and death in animals and humans. The new virus - named 'Cedar' afte ... more
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WOOD PILE

New Hampshire leads U.S. in tree cover
Tree cover in the lower 48 U.S. states amounts to 659 million acres, more than one-third of the country, a U.S. Forest Service study has found. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Stanford expert brings climate change science to heated Capitol Hill
Now's the time to prepare for the heat waves, heavy rains and droughts that climate change will bring, says Stanford's Chris Field, a noted climate researcher. Speaking Wednesday at a contentious U. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Deep-sea squid can 'jettison arms' as defensive tactic
A postdoctoral researcher at the University of Rhode Island has observed a never-before-seen defensive strategy used by a small species of deep-sea squid in which the animal counter-attacks a predat ... more
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WATER WORLD

Study finds healthy seafood comes from sustainable fish
When ordering seafood, the options are many and so are some of the things you might consider in what you order. Is your fish healthy? Is it safe? Is it harvested responsibly? While there are many se ... more
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ICE WORLD

Tropical climate in the Antarctic
Given the predicted rise in global temperatures in the coming decades, climate scientists are particularly interested in warm periods that occurred in the geological past. Knowledge of past episodes ... more
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Using radio waves to control the density in a fusion plasma

Climate: EU set for 24% emissions cut by 2020

Postcards from the plasma edge

Physicists Closer to Understanding Balance of Matter, Antimatter

Calming the plasma edge: The tail that wags the dog

Can the wave function of an electron be divided and trapped?

E-waste inferno burning brighter in China's recycling capital

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SHAKE AND BLOW

13-year Cascadia study complete - and earthquake risk looms large
A comprehensive analysis of the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the Pacific Northwest coast confirms that the region has had numerous earthquakes over the past 10,000 years, and suggests that the south ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Mountains, seaway triggered North American dinosaur surge
The rise of the Rocky Mountains and the appearance of a major seaway that divided North America may have boosted the evolution of new dinosaur species, according to a new Ohio University-led study. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Roots and microbes: Bringing a complex underground ecology into the lab
Beneath the surface of the earth, an influential community of microbes mingles with plant roots. In the first large-scale analysis of those communities, scientists have now catalogued and compared t ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Philippine gold mine suspended over spill
The Philippines has indefinitely suspended the operations of the country's largest gold mine after a waste spillage near a major river, officials said Monday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Ernesto churns towards Mexico, Central America
Tropical storm Ernesto swept by Jamaica and churned toward the Central American coast Sunday as US forecasters predicted it would gain strength in the coming days. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Workshop blast in east China kills 13
An explosion ripped through a family-owned workshop in east China's Zhejiang province on Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring 14, state media reported. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Two dead as storms hit Austria, northern Italy
Storms wreaked havoc in Austria and northern Italy over the weekend, causing landslides that killed two people, authorities said Sunday. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Russian icebreaker sets out for expedition
A Russian icebreaker vessel set out on a two-month expedition to the Arctic Ocean to study an icy ridge, officials said. ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US agrees deal to buy 43 more F-35 fighters: Pentagon

India's Modi pledges to modernise Vietnam's defences

NATO chief wants strong defence as basis for ties with Russia

India plans to build 6 submarines

US eyes cyber 'deterrence' to stop hackers

Engineers Harvest and Print Parts for New Breed of Aircraft

AYW Companies' Flexible Waveguide And Components Ideal For Satelite Applications

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SHAKE AND BLOW

India floods kill 34, hundreds of pilgrims stranded
Flash floods in mountainous northern Indian have killed at least 34 people and left hundreds of Hindu pilgrims stranded, officials said Sunday. ... more
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INTERN DAILY

China arrests 137 over organ-trafficking ring
Chinese police arrested 137 people, among them doctors, suspected of trafficking human organs in a nationwide crime ring that profited from the huge demand for transplants, authorities said. ... more
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PILLAGING PIRATES

Nigeria intensifies search for 4 kidnapped foreigners: navy
Nigeria Sunday intensified its search for four foreigners kidnapped during a deadly attack on a vessel belonging to an oil services company, the navy said. ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Top researcher snubs French honour over 'industrial crimes'
A top researcher and campaigner on industrial health issues has refused France's highest honour in protest at official inaction over what she described as "industrial crimes" in this sector. ... more
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BLUE SKY

Q and A with Atmospheric Scientist Hongbin Yu
A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows that 64 million tons of dust, pollution and other particles survive a trans-ocean journey to arrive in the air over North America each year. The findings ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Mapping the future of climate change in Africa
Our planet's changing climate is devastating communities in Africa through droughts, floods and myriad other disasters. Using detailed regional climate models and geographic information systems, res ... more
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ICE WORLD

Aerial photos reveal dynamic ice sheet
Despite the current and rapid melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet, it remains far from certain just when we will have reached a point when scientists will be able to predict its disappearance. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Study shows how elephants produce their deep 'voices'
African elephants are known to be great communicators that converse with extremely low-pitched vocalizations, known as infrasounds, over a distance of miles. These infrasounds occupy a very low freq ... more
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Orbital rocket explodes after launch

Mars 2020 Will Continue Search for Habitability

China's Main Competitor in Space Exploration is India, Not Russia

US space budget still exceeds rest of world's combined

Spotlighting the sun

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Vega launch of ESA spaceplane postponed

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ABOUT US

It's in our genes: Why women outlive men
Scientists are beginning to understand one of life's enduring mysteries - why women live, on average, longer than men. Published in Current Biology, research led by Monash University, describes how ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Homing in on a potential pre-quake signal
Changes in seismic velocity--changes in the speeds at which seismic waves move through the Earth's crust--have been identified during and after many earthquakes. But do these changes also happen bef ... more
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BLUE SKY

Cut emissions further or face risks of high air pollution, study shows
Most of the world's population will be subject to degraded air quality in 2050 if man-made emissions continue as usual. In this 'business-as-usual' scenario, the average world citizen 40 years from ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

More code cracking
A trio of groundbreaking publications from researchers in Northwestern University's Physical Sciences-Oncology Center (PS-OC) report important methodological advances that will enable a better under ... more
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FARM NEWS

Early weaning, DDGS feed could cut costs for cattle producers
If the drought forces producers to feed a larger portion of distillers dried grains with solubles, cattle can maintain gains and improve meat quality if the animals are weaned early, a Purdue Univer ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

N. Korea says floods killed 169, left 400 missing
Floods which hit parts of North Korea in recent weeks killed 169 people and left 400 missing, the state news agency said Saturday, sharply updating earlier casualty figures. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Turkey military council orders retirement of held generals
Turkey's top military council on Saturday ordered the retirement of dozens of generals and admirals who are currently being held on charges of coup plotting, the army announced on its website. ... more
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WHALES AHOY

Gray whale 'baby boom' reported
A baby boom of gray whales is apparently under way along Alaska's coast and off Southern California, marine researchers say. ... more
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