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August 24, 2012
WATER WORLD
Sea life 'facing major shock'
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Aug 24, 2012
Life in the world's oceans faces far greater change and risk of large-scale extinctions than at any previous time in human history, a team of the world's leading marine scientists has warned. The researchers from Australia, the US, Canada, Germany, Panama, Norway and the UK have compared events which drove massive extinctions of sea life in the past with what is observed to be taking place in the seas and oceans globally today. Three of the five largest extinctions of the past 500 million years we ... read more

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More sophisticated wiring, not just bigger brain, helped humans evolve beyond chimps
Human and chimp brains look anatomically similar because both evolved from the same ancestor millions of years ago. But where does the chimp brain end and the human brain begin? A new UCLA study pin ... more
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WATER WORLD

Marine species at risk unless drastic protection policies put in place
Many marine species will be harmed or won't survive if the levels of carbon dioxide continue to increase. Current protection policies and management practices are unlikely to be enough to save them. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Soybeans Susceptible to Man-Made Materials in Soil
Researchers contend that manufactured nanomaterials--now popular in consumer products such as shampoos, gels, hair dyes and sunscreens--may be detrimental to the quality and yield of food crops, as ... more
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WOOD PILE

Natural Regeneration Building Urban Forests, Altering Species Composition
In forested regions of the nation, natural regeneration may help cities achieve tree cover goals at the expense of maintaining the desired tree species. A study by U.S. Forest Service scientists pub ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Losing stream in our battle to predict and prevent invasive species
Invasive species - plants, animals, and microbes introduced to regions beyond their native range - carry a global price tag of $1.4 trillion dollars. They are responsible for the loss of natural res ... more
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WATER WORLD

U OF A expert pinpoints nutrient behind fresh water algae blooms
University of Alberta ecologist David Schindler has reviewed data from studies of controlling human-caused algae blooms in lakes and says controlling the input of the nutrient phosphorus is the key ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Ancient fossils reveal how the mollusc got its teeth
The radula sounds like something from a horror movie - a conveyor belt lined with hundreds of rows of interlocking teeth. In fact, radulas are found in the mouths of most molluscs, from the giant sq ... more
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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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FLORA AND FAUNA

Nematodes with Pest-Fighting Potential Identified
Formosan subterranean termites could be in for a real headache. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have identified species of roundworms, or "nematodes," that invade the termite brains ... more
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DEMOCRACY

EU urges respect for Romania ruling
The European Union has urged feuding Romanian political factions to comply with a court decision to reinstate embattled President Traian Basescu to office. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Heavy rain, floods kill 26 in Pakistan: officials
Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 26 people and destroyed hundreds of houses in northern Pakistan, officials said on Thursday. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Peru seizes 16,000 dried seahorses headed to Asia
More than 16,000 dried seahorses destined for illegal export to Asia, where the animal is sought for its supposed healing properties, were seized Thursday in Peru's capital Lima, authorities said. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

N. Korea to talk to S. Korean NGOs about flood aid
North Korea has agreed to meet South Korean private groups for talks about aid following deadly floods, officials said Thursday, despite icy relations between the two governments. ... more
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Taiwan evacuates nearly 5,000 as typhoon closes in
Taiwan evacuated nearly 5,000 people Thursday ahead of Typhoon Tembin, as a military official warned major measures were needed a avoid a repeat of a deadly disaster three years ago. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Russia to 'considerably' cut grain exports amid drought
Russia on Thursday admitted that a poor harvest will force the world's third-largest wheat exporter to "considerably" cut its foreign deliveries despite worrying spikes in global food prices. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Row escalates over sale of Burgundy estate to Chinese
France's far-right Front National (FN) on Thursday weighed into a row over the sale of a historic Burgundy chateau and its coveted vineyards to a Chinese businessman. ... more
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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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WEATHER REPORT

Bosnia on red alert during hottest summer on record
Bosnian authorities put the entire country on red alert Thursday against a heatwave that has seen the Balkan nation bake in its hottest summer on record, the national weather institute said. ... more
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Once again with feeling: Australian science tugs heart-strings
Do humans really wear their hearts on their sleeve? An ambitious Australian neuroscience project aiming to translate emotional impulses directly into music is hoping to find out. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Google online maps embark on Arctic adventure
Google set out Wednesday to take users of its free online mapping service on an Arctic adventure with help from an Inuit community in the Canadian tundra. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Haiti faces new tragedy as Storm Isaac swells
Haiti braced for a cruel new battering Thursday as Tropical Storm Isaac swept across the Caribbean towards the shattered island, gathering strength and threatening to reach hurricane force. ... more
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Forty-four killed since July in Niger floods: UN
At least 44 people have been killed by severe flooding that has affected Niger since mid-July, the UN's humanitarian affairs office said Thursday, while scores of thousands are homeless. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Tibetan monk tortured and imprisoned: rights group
A Tibetan monk was beaten, tortured and imprisoned after his arrest in an area that has become a flashpoint for a wave of protests against Chinese rule, a press freedom group said on Thursday. ... more
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Brain scans don't lie about age
It isn't uncommon for people to pass for ages much older or younger than their years, but researchers have now found that this feature doesn't apply to our brains. The findings reported online on Au ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

NASA sees an active tropical Atlantic again
The Atlantic Ocean is kicking into high gear with low pressure areas that have a chance at becoming tropical depressions, storms and hurricanes. Satellite imagery from NASA's Terra and Aqua satellit ... 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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EARLY EARTH

Cretaceous Footprints Found at Goddard
About 110 million light years away, the bright, barred spiral galaxy NGC 3259 was just forming stars in dark bands of dust and gas. Here on the part of the Earth where NASA's Goddard Space Flight Ce ... more
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WATER WORLD

Women could play key role in correcting crisis in clean drinking water and sanitation crisis
People in ancient Rome 2,000 years ago had better access to clean water and sanitation that keeps disease-causing human excrement out of contact with people than many residents of the 21st century, ... more
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FARM NEWS

UCSB scientists examine effects of manufactured nanoparticles on soybean crops
Sunscreens, lotions, and cosmetics contain tiny metal nanoparticles that wash down the drain at the end of the day, or are discharged after manufacturing. Those nanoparticles eventually end up in ag ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Nanoparticles added to platelets double internal injury survival rate
Nanoparticles tailored to latch onto blood platelets rapidly create healthy clots and nearly double the survival rate in the vital first hour after injury, new research shows. "We knew an inje ... more
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ABOUT US

Common parasite may trigger suicide attempts
A parasite thought to be harmless and found in many people may actually be causing subtle changes in the brain, leading to suicide attempts. New research appearing in the August issue of The Journal ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Organisms cope with environmental uncertainty by guessing the future
In uncertain environments, organisms not only react to signals, but also use molecular processes to make guesses about the future, according to a study by Markus Arnoldini et al. from ETH Zurich and ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Spider version of Bigfoot emerges from caves in the Pacific Northwest
The forests of the coastal regions from California to British Columbia are renowned for their unique and ancient animals and plants, such as coast redwoods, tailed frogs, mountain beavers and the le ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Danger in the blood
New research may help explain why hundreds of thousands of Americans a year get sick - and tens of thousands die - after bacteria get into their blood. It also suggests why some of those bloodstream ... more
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