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October 08, 2012
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Russian boy discovers 'woolly mammoth of the century'
Moscow (AFP) Oct 05, 2012
An 11-year-old boy from a nomadic family in Russia's north has stumbled upon a massive well-preserved woolly mammoth, in what scientists describe as the best such discovery since 1901. Yevgeny Salinder, whose family lives near a polar station in the northern Taimyr Peninsula, discovered the frozen prehistoric animal when he was strolling along the banks of the Yenisei River in late August. "He sensed an unpleasant odour and saw something sticking out of the ground - it was the mammoth's heels," ... read more

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

All 18 children confirmed dead in China landslide
The bodies of all 18 schoolchildren buried in a landslide in China have been recovered, officials said Friday, as authorities defended returning them to school following recent deadly earthquakes. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Ivory trade ban up for vote at UN wildlife summit
The question of whether to extend a trade ban on African ivory is set for a vote at the next meeting of UN wildlife trade regulator CITES, the organisation said Friday. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Canada high court lowers bar for HIV disclosure
Canada's Supreme Court on Friday decriminalized the non-disclosure of HIV status prior to sex where no realistic possibility of transmitting the potentially deadly virus exists. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Activists work to register felons to vote
Civil right activists stepped up efforts this week to allow more than 1.5 million voting-eligible felons in Florida - and millions more nationwide - access to elections, urging that laws they see as discriminatory need to be changed. ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

S. Korean villagers evacuate after toxic leak
Dozens of South Korean villagers evacuated to a temporary shelter Saturday following a toxic chemical leak in the southeastern city of Gumi as officials assessed the extent of the damage. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Sri Lanka says South Koreans killed in lightning strike
Two foreign tourists killed by lightning in Sri Lanka's central region have been identified as South Koreans, police said Sunday, correcting earlier reports they were Chinese. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Bo's son 'suspected in plot to poison wife': report
Months before his fall from power, Chinese politician Bo Xilai suspected a plot to poison his second wife and questioned whether his son by his first marriage was involved, a report said Sunday. ... more
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JILA team finds first direct evidence of 'spin symmetry' in atoms

Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies

The fluorescent fingerprint of plastics

Yale's cool molecules

Biomimetic photodetector 'sees' in color

Atoms to Product: Aiming to Make Nanoscale Benefits Life-sized

Novel 'butterfly' molecule could enable photoenergy devices

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

S. Korea labels chemical leak area 'disaster' zone
The South Korean government on Monday designated an area hit by a toxic chemical leak as a "special disaster" zone, after more than 3,000 people were treated for ailments ranging from nausea to chest pain. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Australia scientists tackle reef-killing starfish
An Australian research team said Monday they have found an effective way to kill the destructive crown-of-thorns starfish, which is devastating coral reefs across the Pacific and Indian oceans. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Tree rings go with the flow of the Amazon
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, whi ... 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

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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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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Satellite used to control unmanned aerial vehicle

China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance

NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties

UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications

Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile delivered to Navy

Brazil taking sharp look at Russia's Pantsir-S1 air defense system

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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