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August 26, 2012
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New insights into why humans are more susceptible to cancer and other diseases
London, UK (SPX) Aug 27, 2012
Chimpanzees rarely get cancer, or a variety of other diseases that commonly arise in humans, but their genomic DNA sequence is nearly identical to ours. So, what's their secret? Researchers reporting in the September issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics, a Cell Press journal, have found that differences in certain DNA modifications, called methylation, might play a role. The researchers discovered hundreds of genes that display different patterns of methylation between the two species. ... read more

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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Past tropical climate change linked to ocean circulation
A new record of past temperature change in the tropical Atlantic Ocean's subsurface provides clues as to why the Earth's climate is so sensitive to ocean circulation patterns, according to climate s ... more
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More Clues About Why Chimps and Humans Are Genetically Different
Ninety-six percent of a chimpanzee's genome is the same as a human's. It's the other 4 percent, and the vast differences, that pique the interest of Georgia Tech's Soojin Yi. For instance, why do hu ... more
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FARM NEWS

Underground solution to starving rice plants
Scientists have pinpointed a gene that enables rice plants to produce around 20% more grain by increasing uptake of phosphorus, an important, but limited, plant nutrient. The discovery unlocks the p ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Twitter shakes up US election campaign
Will tweets make the difference in the 2012 US presidential election? ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Tanker-bus crash inferno kills 36 in China
At least 36 people died in a fiery collision between a methanol tanker and a double-decker sleeper bus on Sunday in China's worst traffic accident in more than a year. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Taiwan braces for return of Typhoon Tembin
Taiwan warned Sunday that Typhoon Tembin was likely to return as people struggled to clear mud-filled homes after the storm pounded the south of the island with the heaviest rains in more than a century. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

'Pandamania' bears take rocky French road to parenthood
Like many normal young couples starting a life together, Huan Huan and Yuan Zi have moved into a new home, happily go about their daily business, and hopes are high for a baby. ... 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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Man mistakes son for monkey, shoots him dead
A farmer in southern Nepal mistook his son for a monkey trying to steal his crops and shot the 12-year-old dead, police said on Sunday. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Research on Wood Formation Sheds Light on Plant Biology
Scientists at North Carolina State University have discovered a phenomenon never seen before in plants while studying molecular changes inside tree cells as wood is formed. In research published onl ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Isaac hammers Haiti, delays US Republican convention
Tropical Storm Isaac battered Haiti on Saturday, leaving at least two people dead, and hit Cuba as Florida braced for a possible hurricane that forced a one-day delay to the Republican convention. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Colombia's foreign, defense ministers keep posts
Colombian President Juan Manual Santos said Saturday he denied the resignation of his foreign and defense ministers, but vowed major policy changes. ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Life's First Taste of Phosphorus
Despite its impressive biological resume, phosphorus is relatively inaccessible as elements go. To understand how phosphorus obtained its prominent role, scientists are modeling the early geochemica ... more
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ICE WORLD

New climate history adds to understanding of recent Antarctic Peninsula warming
Results published this week by a team of polar scientists from Britain, Australia and France adds a new dimension to our understanding of Antarctic Peninsula climate change and the likely causes of ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Drastic desertification
The Dead Sea, a salt sea without an outlet, lies over 400 meters below sea level. Tourists like its high salt content because it increases their buoyancy. "For scientists, however, the Dead Sea is a ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Forest Razing by Ancient Maya Worsened Droughts
For six centuries, the ancient Maya flourished, with more than a hundred city-states scattered across what is now southern Mexico and northern Central America. Then, in A.D. 695, the collapse of sev ... more
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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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FARM NEWS

Good news for banana lovers: Help may be on the way to slow that rapid over-ripening
A solution finally may be at hand for the number one consumer gripe about America's favorite fresh fruit ? bananas and their tendency to ripen, soften and rot into an unappetizing mush, seemingly in ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Storm Isaac makes landfall in Haiti
Tropical Storm Isaac hit Haiti with driving rain and gale-force winds early Saturday as it came ashore in the impoverished Caribbean nation still reeling from the effects of a devastating 2010 earthquake. ... more
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FIRE STORM

Forest fire near Athens under control: officials
Firefighters on Saturday placed under partial control a large forest fire that broke out on the northeastern outskirts of Athens, officials said. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Green Climate Fund to hold next meeting in South Korea
The Green Climate Fund, which will help poor countries fight global warming, will hold its next meeting from October 18 to 20 in South Korea, the body said Saturday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Flooding kills 11, displaces hundreds in northern Nigeria
Flooding in two areas of northern Nigeria has killed at least 11 people and displaced hundreds, officials and residents said Friday, the latest casualties in the country's rainy season. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Cambodia creates safe zones for Mekong dolphins
The Cambodian government on Friday said it will limit fishing in a zone in the Mekong River to protect critically endangered freshwater dolphins. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Chinese buyer of Burgundy wine chateau identified
A Chinese businessman whose purchase of a top Burgundy estate has triggered an angry backlash in France moved Friday to calm the row by promising extensive investment in his new acquisition. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Typhoon Tembin pounds Taiwan, injuring 5
Typhoon Tembin swept across southern Taiwan Friday, toppling trees and ripping off rooftops after thousands of people were evacuated to avoid a repeat of a deadly storm three years ago. ... more
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Space News from SpaceDaily.com
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

North Alabama Companies Play Big Part in Orion's First Flight

Vega launch of ESA spaceplane postponed

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SHAKE AND BLOW

N. Korea agrees to receive S. Korean flood aid
North Korea agreed Friday to receive an unspecified amount of wheat and medicine in aid from South Korean private groups despite high cross-border tension, activists said. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Local irrigation systems provide better food security: study
Farmer-led irrigation schemes provide better food security, protect millions of farmers from climate risks and reduce poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, a new study showed Friday. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Greenpeace raids Russian Arctic oil platform
Greenpeace activists on Friday raided an Arctic oil rig owned by Russian group Gazprom that next year will controversially pioneer commercial drilling in one of the world's last pristine reserves. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

China bridge collapse kills three
Three people were killed and five injured when an eight-lane bridge in northeast China collapsed early on Friday, only nine months after it opened, state media said. ... more
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SINO DAILY

China's single women compete for love and riches
Young Chinese women in swishy dresses and strappy sandals sit in a row clutching forms that list their weight and measurements as they wait for an interview with the "appearance consultant". ... more
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ABOUT US

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

Sea life 'facing major shock'
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 re ... 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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