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October 05, 2012
WATER WORLD
Tree rings go with the flow of the Amazon
Leeds UK (SPX) Oct 05, 2012
Tree rings go with the flow of the Amazon University of Leeds-led research has used tree rings from eight cedar trees in Bolivia to unlock a 100-year history of rainfall across the Amazon basin, which contains the world's largest river system. The new study shows that the rings in lowland tropical cedar trees provide a natural archive of data closely related to historic rainfall. Researchers measured the amounts of two different oxygen isotopes trapped in the wood's rings: oxygen-16 and the ... read more

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SHAKE AND BLOW

NASA Radar to Study Volcanoes in Alaska, Japan
A NASA aircraft carrying a unique 3-D aerial radar developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has left California for a 10-day campaign to study active volcanoes in Alaska and ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Chloroquine makes comeback to combat malaria
Malaria-drug monitoring over the past 30 years has shown that malaria parasites develop resistance to medicine, and the first signs of resistance to the newest drugs have just been observed. A ... more
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WATER WORLD

Sea-level study shows signs of things to come
Our greenhouse gas emissions up to now have triggered an irreversible warming of the Earth that will cause sea-levels to rise for thousands of years to come, new research has shown. The result ... more
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FARM NEWS

Landsat Satellites Find the 'Sweet Spot' for Crops
Farmers are using maps created with free data from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey's Landsat satellites that show locations that are good and not good for growing crops. Farmer Gary Wagner ... more
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WATER WORLD

New Fish Species Offers Literal Take on 'Hooking Up'
Fishing hooks aren't the only hooks found in east-central Mexican waters. A new species of freshwater fish described by a North Carolina State University researcher has several interesting - and per ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Homolog of mammalian neocortex found in bird brain
A seemingly unique part of the human and mammalian brain is the neocortex, a layered structure on the outer surface of the organ where most higher-order processing is thought to occur. But new resea ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Egyptian toe tests show they're likely to be the world's oldest prosthetics
The results of scientific tests using replicas of two ancient Egyptian artificial toes, including one that was found on the foot of a mummy, suggest that they're likely to be the world's first prost ... more
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Physicists teleport photon over 15 miles

New research suggests China's CO2 output is almost twice U.S.'s

BYU electric car sets new E1 land speed record at 204 mph

Japan minister attempts to convince public on nuclear

Energy companies remain committed to Scotland

RWE Innogy gets new British wind energy running

Larry Ellison releases helm of mighty Oracle ship

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WATER WORLD

Venice Lagoon research indicates rapid climate change in coastal regions
Research undertaken by the University of Southampton and its associates in Venice has revealed that the sea surface temperature (SST) in coastal regions is rising as much as ten times faster than th ... more
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WATER WORLD

The water flow of the Amazon River in a natural climate archive
Oxygen isotopes in tree rings are an excellent archive of precipitation dynamics in the tropical Amazon region. The precise determination of the ratios of stable oxygen isotopes (18O/16O) proves to ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Nadine ties Atlantic storm record
Tropical Storm Nadine dissolved into a cyclone Thursday morning after 21 days, falling short of the all-time Atlantic Ocean longevity record, forecasters said. ... more
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FARM NEWS

African land grabs are 'out of control'
The Oxfam charity has called on the World Bank to stop aiding foreign investors, including oil-rich Persian Gulf monarchies that can't grow their own food, buying up vast tracts of farmland in Africa and other developing regions. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Life found in lake frozen for centuries
The world's most northerly lake, entombed under a layer of ice 2,400 years ago, is thawing and showing a return of organic life, European researchers say. ... more
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Last speaker of 'fisherfolk' dialect dies
The last native speaker of the Cromarty dialect, spoken by fisherfolk in the far north of Scotland, has died, the BBC reported. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Giant spiders to be released in Britain
British scientists say they've raised thousands of the country's largest spiders in preparation for reintroduction to their former stronghold in the southeast. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Study: Wetlands drove birth of cities
Natural wetlands rather than irrigated fields are the fertile ground from which cities first emerged in Mesopotamia, a scientist doing research in Iraq says. ... more
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AFSPC Commander advocates defending space superiority

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Jihadists in social network cross-hairs

NATO says Russian forces 'still inside Ukraine'

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Indonesia names four foreigners as terror suspects

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DEMOCRACY

Scrutinizing the women's vote scrutiny
If it were decided by polls - 2012 might be called the year of the woman voter. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Pinera losing Chilean middle class support
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is losing middle class support for his administration in a further setback after the government appeared to minimize the impact of student protests, business data and opinion polls cited in the media say. ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Council of war gathers for world's biodiversity crisis
Efforts to save Earth's natural resources kick into high gear next week amid warnings that as little as a decade remains to fend off a species extinction that also poses a threat to humanity. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate: Scepticism highest in US, Britain - poll
Awareness of climate change is high in many countries, especially the tropics, but in Britain, Japan and the United States many are doubtful about the cause, a poll published on Thursday said. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Hong Kong mourns victims of boat tragedy
Flags flew at half mast and leaders observed three minutes of silence Thursday as Hong Kong mourned the 38 victims of a ferry collision that sent shockwaves through the Asian financial centre. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

All 18 children confirmed dead in China landslide
Rescuers have found the bodies of all 18 children buried when a landslide engulfed their primary school in China as they made up classes lost due to recent deadly earthquakes, state media said Friday. ... more
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WATER WORLD

The chemical memory of seawater
Water does not forget, says Prof. Boris Koch, a chemist at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association. Irrespective of what happens in the sea: whether t ... more
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WOOD PILE

Climate change cripples forests
Combine the tree-ring growth record with historic information, climate records and computer-model projections of future climate trends, and you get a grim picture for the future of trees in the sout ... more
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FARM NEWS

New technologies advance livestock genomics for agricultural and biomedical uses
New genome editing technologies developed at the University of Minnesota for use on livestock will allow scientists to learn more about human diseases. The genomic technique, known as TALENS, ... more
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Superweeds linked to rising herbicide use in GM crops
A study published this week by Washington State University research professor Charles Benbrook finds that the use of herbicides in the production of three genetically modified herbicide-tolerant cro ... more
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Too Little Nitrogen May Restrain Carbon Storage Capability Of Plants
Plants' ability to absorb increased levels of carbon dioxide in the air may have been overestimated, a new University of Minnesota study shows. The study, published this week in the journal Na ... more
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FARM NEWS

Tadpole Shrimp a New Rice Pest in the Midsouth
Tadpole shrimp are pests of rice production systems in California and have recently been found impacting Missouri and Arkansas rice fields. The shrimp feed on rice seedlings and uproot them during f ... more
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INTERN DAILY

'Tricorder'-like medical device described
Technology using acoustic waves to sort cells on a chip may create miniature medical analytic devices like Star Trek's tricorder, researchers at Penn State say. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Predatory bacterial crowdsourcing
Move forward. High-five your neighbor. Turn around. Repeat. That's the winning formula of one of the world's smallest predators, the soil bacteria Myxococcus xanthus, and a new study by scientists a ... more
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FARM NEWS

Honey bees fight back against Varroa
The parasitic mite Varroa destructor is a major contributor to the recent mysterious death of honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Geno ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

18 school children buried in China landslide
Eighteen primary school pupils were buried Thursday when a landslide struck their school in a southwestern Chinese region that was hit by deadly earthquakes last month, state media said. ... more
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