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October 09, 2012
WATER WORLD
Southern Hemisphere becoming drier
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 10, 2012
A decline in April-May rainfall over south-east Australia is associated with a southward expansion of the subtropical dry-zone according to research published in Scientific Reports, a primary research journal from the publishers of Nature. CSIRO scientists Wenju Cai, Tim Cowan and Marcus Thatcher explored why autumn rainfall has been in decline across south-eastern Australia since the 1970s, a period that included the devastating Millennium drought from 1997-2009. Previous research into what ... read more

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ICE WORLD

ESA satellites looking deeper into sea ice
This year, satellites saw the extent of Arctic sea ice hit a record low since measurements began in the 1970s. ESA's SMOS and CryoSat satellites are now taking a deeper look by measuring the volume ... more
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WATER WORLD

Freezing water droplets form sharp ice peaks
Researchers at the University of Twente, in the Netherlands, placed water droplets on a plate chilled to -20 degrees Celsius and captured images as a freezing front traveled up the droplet. Th ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Duck-bill dinosaurs had plant-pulverizing teeth more advanced than horses
A team of paleontologists and engineers has found that duck-billed dinosaurs had an amazing capacity to chew tough and abrasive plants with grinding teeth more complex than those of cows, horses, an ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Researchers Find Ancient Carbon Resurfacing in Lakes
A new study reveals that a significant amount of carbon released into the atmosphere from lakes and rivers in Southern Quebec, Canada, is very old - approximately 1,000 to 3,000 years old - challeng ... more
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BLUE SKY

International research group shows that the aging of organic aerosols is caused by OH radicals
Atmospheric aerosol particles have a significant effect on climate. An international team of researchers has now discovered that a chemical process in the atmosphere called aging determines to a maj ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Evolution In Action Everyday All About Us
Take a good look around on your next nature hike. Not only are you experiencing the wonders of the outdoors - you're probably also witnessing evolution in action. New research from the University of ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Mosquito genetics may offer clues to malaria control
An African mosquito species with a deadly capacity to transmit malaria has a perplexing evolutionary history, according to discovery by researchers at the Fralin Life Science Institute at Virginia T ... more
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24/7 Energy News Coverage
Iran ready to help Europe with natural gas

Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells

Group to spearhead German wind farm program

GDF Suez optimizes LNG deliveries

Shale oil, gas production to increase, says

Areva says in line to build British nuclear waste plant

Gulfstream announces 60-plane deal for China

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CLONE AGE

Electric fish at NMSU activate stem cells for regeneration
Imagine the horror of a soldier losing a limb on the battlefield, or a loved one having a body part amputated due to diabetes. But, what if they could restore their limbs by activating their stem ce ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

First images from e2v imaging sensors on SPOT 6 Earth observation satellite
Launched on the 9th September 2012, SPOT 6 is a high-resolution optical Earth observation satellite built by Astrium. Like its twin, SPOT 7, which is due to launch in 2014, SPOT 6 has a 60-km swath ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Nevada mountain lions moving into Calif.
Many mountain lions in Nevada are migrating westward and moving into California, a finding scientists say is the reverse of what they expected. ... more
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SINO DAILY

China vows graft fight in wake of Bo case
China's top disciplinary official said the case against disgraced politician Bo Xilai has been "relentlessly pursued" as he vowed to root out corruption, state media reported on Tuesday. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

World leaders meet on disaster management in Japan
Politicians and aid officials gathered on Japan's quake- and tsunami-hit coast Tuesday to discuss what lessons can be learned from disasters. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Nigerian president pledges $110 million to floods victims
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan pledged $110 million to mitigate the damage caused by "unprecedented" floods, in a special message to the country broadcast early Tuesday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

NASA's HS3 Mission Thoroughly Investigates Long-Lived Hurricane Nadine
NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel or HS3 scientists had a fascinating tropical cyclone to study in long-lived Hurricane Nadine. NASA's Global Hawk aircraft has investigated Nadine five time ... more
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ABOUT US

New human neurons from adult cells right there in the brain
Researchers have discovered a way to generate new human neurons from another type of adult cell found in our brains. The discovery, reported in the October 5th issue of Cell Stem Cell, a Cell Press ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power

Russia launches its new ICBM from Plesetsk space centre

Raytheon awarded first international contract for Paveway IV

DPRK vows self-defense measures against US hostility

Russia should be ready for non-contact war

China's maritime area being carved up

Fire aboard US missile cruiser, no one hurt

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Far, far beyond wrist radios
To believe that technologies once dreamed of in science fiction novels, television shows, and comic strips may one day be a reality, or that real-world technologies might make the fantastic devices ... more
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ABOUT US

Dating encounters between modern humans and Neandertals
To discover why Neandertals are most closely related to people outside Africa, Harvard and Max Planck Institute scientists have estimated the date when Neandertals and modern Europeans last shared a ... more
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FARM NEWS

Plants adapt their defenses to the local pest community
Herbivorous insects, such as aphids, damage plants and can substantially reduce yields in agricultural settings; however, they can play a major role in maintaining genetic diversity. Ecologists Tobi ... more
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WOOD PILE

Northern conifers youngest of the species
Dramatic shifts in the planet's climate and geography over millions of years changed the course of evolutionary history for conifer trees, according to a Yale paper in the Proceedings of the Nationa ... more
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FARM NEWS

Why We Need Insects; Even "Pesky" Ones
At first blush, many people would probably love to get rid of insects, such as pesky mosquitoes, ants and roaches. But a new study indicates that getting rid of insects could trigger some unwelcome ... more
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FARM NEWS

Non-native plants show a greater response than native wildflowers to climate change
Warming temperatures in Ohio are a key driver behind changes in the state's landscape, and non-native plant species appear to be responding more strongly than native wildflowers to the changing clim ... more
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FARM NEWS

Essential oils as antigerminants could be solution for storage of potatoes
One of the critical moments in the final quality of the potato occurs during its storage, as there exists the risk of sprouting or rotting due to pathogenic agents such as bacteria and fungi. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Tree Nut Research May Unexpectedly Lead to Medical Advances
Prescription drugs that today help patients fight severe fungal infections might tomorrow be even more effective, thanks to unexpected findings from agriculture-based, food-safety-focused studies by ... more
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Meteorite studies suggest hidden water on Mars

Dragon Cargo Craft Launch Scrubbed; Station Crew Preps for Spacewalk

Better climate predictions within grasp

Russia will continue rocket engines supplies to US

Egypt to launch new satellite from Kazakhstan

Saturn's hexagon: An amazing phenomenon

MEASAT-3b shipped to launch base

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EARLY EARTH

Duckbill dinosaurs called 'super-grazers'
Duckbill dinosaurs had plant-pulverizing teeth more advanced than even cows, horses and other well-known modern grazers, U.S. paleontologists say. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Food oil production environmental threat?
Expanding oil palm plantations, providing a common processed food ingredient, are driving rainforest destruction and increasing emissions, U.S. researchers say. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Policing for the police, not armies in LatAm: Panetta
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Monday urged his Latin American counterparts to work toward enabling police to do their jobs better and not rely on armies to take up the slack. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Indonesian volcano spews ash clouds in new eruption
One of Indonesia's most active volcanoes has erupted again, spewing clouds of ash, an official said Monday. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

China congratulates Venezuela's Chavez
China extended its congratulations to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Monday over his re-election victory and vowed to bring relations between the close economic partners to a "new high". ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Pollution row strangles Italian steel giant ILVA
Time was running out for the ILVA steel mill in southern Italy on Monday, following an order from Italian prosecutors for shutdown operations at the site to begin within five days. ... 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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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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