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September 12, 2012
SHAKE AND BLOW
Istanbul and the earthquake risk of a megacity
Munich, Germany (SPX) Sep 12, 2012
Today the drilling starts for a seismic monitoring network on the Marmara Sea near Istanbul. Specially designed seismic sensors in eight boreholes on the outskirts of Istanbul and around the eastern Marmara Sea will monitor the seismic activity of the region with high precision. In each of the respective 300 meter deep holes several borehole seismometers will be permanently installed at various depths. These detect even barely perceptible earthquakes with very small magnitudes at a high resolution ... read more

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EARLY EARTH

Ancient, bottom-dwelling critter proves: Newer isn't always better
Tiny sea creatures called rhabdopleurids reside on the ocean floor, building homes of collagen on the shells of dead clams. Rhabdopleurid colonies are small, and the critters are by no means the dom ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Influenza research: Can dynamic mapping reveal clues about seasonality?
Influenza outbreaks in the United States typically begin with the arrival of cold weather and then spread in seasonal waves across geographic zones. But the question of why epidemics can vary from o ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Alberta medical scientists first in the world to look at structure of vital molecule
Molybdenum is an essential metal required in all living beings from bacteria to plants to humans. But as vital as this metal is, no one understood the importance of its structure until the Faculty o ... more
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FARM NEWS

Turf study to monitor runoff, establish fertilizer management practices
Improperly applied fertilizer to newly placed sod may result in nutrient runoff into the water supply, but just when is the best time to apply fertilizer and what kind is the best for new turf? ... more
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INTERN DAILY

ORNL's newly licensed neutron detector will advance human disease research
A neutron detector developed for studies focused on life science, drug discovery and materials technology has been licensed by PartTec Ltd. The Indiana-based manufacturer of radiation detection tech ... more
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ABOUT US

Mapping a genetic world beyond genes
Most of the DNA alterations that are tied to disease do not alter protein-coding genes, but rather the "switches" that control them. Characterizing these switches is one of many goals of the ENCODE ... more
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ABOUT US

UC Santa Cruz provides access to encyclopedia of the human genome
A massive international collaboration has enabled scientists to assign specific functions for 80 percent of the human genome, providing new insights into the mechanisms of gene regulation and giving ... more
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Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero

Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

Making quantum dots glow brighter

UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row

Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth: report

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FLORA AND FAUNA

New Research Suggests Bacteria Are Social Microorganisms
New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reveals that some unlikely subjects--bacteria--can have social structures similar to plants and animals. The research shows that a few ind ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

NASA's Global Hawk Hurricane Mission Kicks Off
NASA has begun its latest hurricane science field campaign by flying an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft over Hurricane Leslie in the Atlantic Ocean during a day-long flight that began in California an ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Outside View: A tale of two parties
The juxtaposition of Bill Clinton's speech and U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's introduction at the Democratic National Convention begged the question whether the Democrat Party of Barack Obama was indeed an extension of the Democrat Party of Bill Clinton, or whether it is a party whose central message is more in line with the economic populism of Elizabeth Warren. We can find the answer by comparing the Clinton presidency with the Obama presidency. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Year so far the hottest in US history
The continental United States has recorded its warmest ever year so far with all but one of the 48 states clocking temperatures above the historical average, official data showed Monday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Rain, flash floods kill 78 in Pakistan: officials
At least 78 people have died and dozens more injured in torrential rains and flash floods that have wreaked havoc in Pakistan over the past three days, a government spokesman said Monday. ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Motherhood makes actress Alba in tech entrepreneur
Film star Jessica Alba swapped Hollywood for Silicon Valley on Monday, introducing fellow technology entrepreneurs to her new Internet firm, inspired by motherhood. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Haunting 'Land of Hope' part shot on location in Fukushima
Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono pulled audiences this week into a family's suffering in the wake of a nuclear meltdown, showing haunting real scenes of Fukushima in his fictional drama "The Land of Hope." ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Zimbabwe HIV activist presses for medication for prisoners
An HIV-positive Zimbabwean man who was denied medication while detained on treason charges last year has launched a legal battle for prisoners to be allowed access to ARVs, his lawyer said Monday. ... more
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Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

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FARM NEWS

China probes claims children fed modified rice
China is investigating whether more than 20 children were fed genetically modified rice in a project that involved Chinese and US researchers, state media said Tuesday. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Catching some zzzz's at Costa Rica's sloth sanctuary
They often arrive in bad shape - hit by cars, zapped by high-voltage wires as they climb trees, or orphaned because superstitious locals have killed their moms. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Dutch vote headed for pro-Europe coalition
Despite a campaign marked by attacks on Brussels, the leading Dutch parties wound up efforts on Tuesday to sway undecided voters to elect a grudgingly Europe-friendly government. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Australia acts to stop super-trawler
The Australian government Tuesday sought to change its environmental protection laws to prevent a controversial super-trawler from fishing in its waters amid concerns about the by-catch. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

18 months on 2,800 still missing in Japan disaster
Hundreds of police and coastguard officers were Tuesday searching for the remains of around 2,800 people still missing 18 months to the day after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Sailboat navigates once-frozen Arctic waterway
A three-man sailing expedition for the first time has navigated the once-frozen Northwest Passage, a perilous Arctic route made accessible only because of melting caused by global warming. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Deep-Sea Crabs Seek Food Using Ultraviolet Vision
Some deep-sea crabs have eyes sensitive to ultraviolet light, which they may use to snatch glowing plankton and stuff it in their mouths, a new Nova Southeastern University study suggests. Tam ... more
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WATER WORLD

Bright life on the ocean bed: Predators may even color code food
Sinking through the inky ocean, it would seem that there is little light at depth: but you'd be wrong. 'In the mesopelagic realm [200 m] bioluminescence [light produced by animals] is very common', ... more
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Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Amazon founder strikes deal to build US rocket engines

France raises heat on decision for next Ariane rocket

MIT researchers developing tight-fitting space suits of the future

Spaceship designer who helped send Gagarin into orbit dies at 92

Reinterpreting dark matter

India A New Contender in Asian Space Race or Technological Breakthrough

NASA Mars Spacecraft Ready for Sept. 21 Orbit Insertion

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WATER WORLD

Destroyed Coastal Habitats Produce Significant Greenhouse Gas
Destruction of coastal habitats may release as much as 1 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, 10 times higher than previously reported, according to a new Duke led study. Publ ... more
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WATER WORLD

Chikyu Sets a New World Drilling-Depth Record of Scientific Ocean Drilling
Scientific deep sea drilling vessel Chikyu sets a world new record by drilling down and obtains rock samples from deeper than 2,111 meters below the seafloor off Shimokita Peninsula of Japan in the ... more
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BLUE SKY

Smelling The Grimsvotn
While piloting a commercial transatlantic flight last year, Captain Klaus Sievers and his crew got a whiff of an unusual odour. In a confined space 10 km up in the air, there was only one thing it c ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Dinosaur die out might have been second of two closely timed extinctions
The most-studied mass extinction in Earth history happened 65 million years ago and is widely thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs. New University of Washington research indicates that a separate ... more
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ABOUT US

Researchers identify biochemical functions for most of the human genome
Only about 1 percent of the human genome contains gene regions that code for proteins, raising the question of what the rest of the DNA is doing. Scientists have now begun to discover the answer: Ab ... more
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WATER WORLD

Study identifies prime source of ocean methane
Up to 4 percent of the methane on Earth comes from the ocean's oxygen-rich waters, but scientists have been unable to identify the source of this potent greenhouse gas. Now researchers report that t ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Nicaragua eruption forces 3,000 to evacuate
The San Cristobal volcano in Nicaragua rumbled to life Saturday with three explosions, forcing the evacuation of 3,000 residents, authorities said. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Hong Kong votes in crucial legislative polls
Hong Kong voters went to the polls Sunday in legislative elections seen as a crucial test for the Beijing-backed government, as calls for full democracy grow and disenchantment with Chinese rule surges. ... more
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