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August 14, 2012
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New storm threatens flood-hit Philippines
Manila (AFP) Aug 13, 2012
Philippine authorities warned Monday an intensifying storm could bring more misery to the flood-battered capital and surrounding areas, where nearly half a million were in evacuation centres. While flooding that covered 80 percent of Manila last week had largely subsided, vast areas of mainly rice-growing provinces to the north were still under water that in some places remained neck-deep. Most of the 411,000 people crammed into gymnasiums, schools and other government evacuation centres were in ... read more

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Iran quake kills 306; disease fear for survivors
Twin earthquakes that devastated rural villages in northwest Iran on the weekend killed 306 people, most of them women and children, and have sparked fears of disease outbreak, officials said on Monday. ... more
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FIRE STORM

Land burning in SE Asia kills nearly 15,000 in El Nino years
Forest and land fires in Southeast Asia kill an additional 15,000 people annually when the El Nino weather phenomenon grips the region, scientists have estimated. ... more
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Ban hopes to ease Korea tensions, vows more flood aid
UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Monday he is seeking a way to ease tensions between North and South Korea, and promised more help to Pyongyang to recover from deadly floods. ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Walker's World: Why Pistorius matters
Future historians are unlikely to remember the 2012 London Olympics for the jolly jaunt through British history that opened it nor for the pop culture fest which closed it nor even for the spectacular performances of the athletes. ... more
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FIRE STORM

Unusual weather events identified during the Black Saturday bushfires
Research has revealed that the extremely hot, dry and windy conditions on Black Saturday combined with structures in the atmosphere called 'horizontal convective rolls' -similar to streamers of wind ... more
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NASA Global Hawk Pilots Face Challenges Flying Hurricane Missions
NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission will be a complex one for the pilots flying NASA's Global Hawk aircraft from the ground. The mission, set to begin this month, will be the ... more
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Early human ancestors had more variable diet
An international team of researchers, including Professor Francis Thackeray, Director of the Institute for Human Evolution at Wits University, will be publishing their latest research on what our ea ... more
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China bans 'dirty' coal sale, imports

Westinghouse Launches New Outage Control Center

The future face of molecular electronics

EnergyApp Combines Critical Information For Solar And Energy Marketing

Hanwha and AGR Power Up 24MW PV Plant in UK

For electronics beyond silicon, a new contender emerges

Novel capability enables first test of real turbine engine conditions

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The earthquake risk and Europe
How strong can earthquakes in Germany be? Where in Europa are the earthquake activities concentrated? These questions are the basis for risk assessments and become relevant when it comes to the safe ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

North American freshwater fishes race to extinction
North American freshwater fishes are going extinct at an alarming rate compared with other species, according to an article in the September issue of BioScience. The rate of extinctions increased no ... more
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Researchers develop new physical face cloning method
Animatronics aims at creating physical robots that move and look like real humans. Many impressive characters have been created in this spirit, like those in the Hall of Presidents attraction at Wal ... more
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Tropical Storm Hector churns far off Mexico
Tropical Storm Hector weakened in the eastern Pacific far off the coast of Mexico Monday, and posed no threat to land as it slowly churned westward away from the mainland, US forecasters said. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Physics and math shed new light on biology by mapping the landscape of evolution
Although the qualitative description of evolution - its observed behavior and characteristics - is well-established, a comprehensive quantitative theory that captures general evolution dynamics is s ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Division of labor offers insight into the evolution of multicellular life
Dividing tasks among different individuals is a more efficient way to get things done, whether you are an ant, a honeybee or a human. A new study by researchers at Michigan State University's BEACON ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Hibernation altered by climate change takes a toll on Rocky Mountain animal species
Climate change is causing a late wake-up call from hibernation for a species of Rocky Mountain ground squirrel and the effect is deadly. A University of Alberta-led international research team exami ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists
Genetic mutations have been found in three generations of butterflies from near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, scientists said Tuesday, raising fears radiation could affect other species. ... more
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China's Xi pledges closer defence ties with Sri Lanka

Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: minister

Laser turret for fighter aircraft tested

Fighter jets land on Taiwan highway in 'China attack' war games

Government data requests up 150 pct in 5 years: Google

China's Xi visits India, sets tone for future relations

US general says 'advisors' could join Iraqi fight

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DEMOCRACY

Egypt's Morsi empowered by army shakeup: media
Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi has emerged empowered by a "revolutionary" decision to dismiss his powerful defence minister and curb the military's sweeping powers, media said Monday. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Rooftop farms flourish in space-starved Hong Kong
On the rooftop of a tower block above the hustle and bustle of teeming Hong Kong, dedicated growers tend to their organic crops in a vegetable garden. ... more
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Powerful 7.7 quake strikes off east Russian coast: USGS
A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck in the Sea of Okhotsk off the east Russian coast early Tuesday, US and Japanese monitors said, with the tremor felt as far away as Tokyo. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Chinese police kill gunman after massive manhunt
Chinese police on Tuesday killed a fugitive armed robber and suspected serial killer dubbed China's most dangerous man, ending a huge manhunt, state media said. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Melting ice opens Northwest Passage
Rapidly melting sea ice has led to the opening of the arctic's Northwest Passage, images taken by NASA's Terra satellite confirm. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Nepal PM reconfirms he won't stay in power
Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai reconfirmed he will step down immediately after a constitution is agreed to by all parties to be elected to a new Constituent Assembly. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Outside View: A smart choice
Hold your breath, America. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has picked a running mate who could make him president. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Drought causes 1bn euros crop damage in Italy
Heatwaves and drought have caused around one billion euros ($1.2 billion) in crop damage in Italy, the head of the country's agricultural association said Thursday. ... more
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Defining limits of microbial life in an undersea volcano
By some estimates, a third of the Earth's organisms by mass live in our planet's rocks and sediments, yet their lives and ecology are almost a complete mystery. This week, microbiologist James Holde ... more
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WOOD PILE

New bird species discovered in 'cloud forest' of Peru
A colorful, fruit-eating bird with a black mask, pale belly and scarlet breast - never before described by science - has been discovered and named by Cornell University graduates following an expedi ... more
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BLUE SKY

Secret of the rare 'twinned rainbow' unlocked
Scientists have yet to fully unravel the mysteries of rainbows, but a group of researchers from Disney Research, Zurich, UC San Diego, Universidad de Zaragoza, and Horley, UK, have used simulations ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Egypt defence minister 'retired' in surprise shake up
Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on Sunday ordered the surprise retirement of his powerful defence minister and scrapped a constitutional document which handed sweeping powers to the military. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Can nature parks save biodiversity?
The 14 years of wildlife studies in and around Madagascar's Ranomafana National Park by Sarah Karpanty, associate professor of wildlife conservation at Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources a ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Diseased trees new source of climate gas
Diseased trees in forests may be a significant new source of methane that causes climate change, according to researchers at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in Geophysical Rese ... more
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WATER WORLD

UN chief launches initiative to protect oceans
The UN chief Sunday announced an initiative to protect oceans from pollution and over-fishing and to combat rising sea levels which threaten hundreds of millions of people. ... more
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WATER WORLD

El Nino may be under way: Japan weather agency
An "El Nino" weather phenomenon is presumed to be under way in the tropical western Pacific and is expected to last until winter, Japan's meteorological agency said Friday. ... more
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