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October 13, 2012
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Scientists Uncover Diversion of Gulf Stream Path in Late 2011
Cape Cod, MA (SPX) Oct 15, 2012
At a meeting with New England commercial fishermen last December, physical oceanographers Glen Gawarkiewicz and Al Plueddemann from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) were alerted by three fishermen about unusually high surface water temperatures and strong currents on the outer continental shelf south of New England. "I promised them I would look into why that was happening," Gawarkiewicz says. The result of his investigation was a discovery that the Gulf Stream diverged well t ... read more

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Documented decrease in frequency of Hawaii's northeast trade winds
Scientists at University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) have observed a decrease in the frequency of northeast trade winds and an increase in eastern trade winds over the past nearly four decades, accordi ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Scientists identify trigger for explosive volcanic eruptions
Scientists from the University of Southampton have identified a repeating trigger for the largest explosive volcanic eruptions on Earth. The Las Canadas volcanic caldera on Tenerife, in the Ca ... more
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Nasty noises: Why do we recoil at unpleasant sounds
Heightened activity between the emotional and auditory parts of the brain explains why the sound of chalk on a blackboard or a knife on a bottle is so unpleasant. In a study published in the Journa ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Scientists discover that shape matters in DNA nanoparticle therapy
Researchers from Johns Hopkins and Northwestern universities have discovered how to control the shape of nanoparticles that move DNA through the body and have shown that the shapes of these carriers ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

GMES for Europe
The potential of GMES for crisis management and environmental monitoring is highlighted in a new publication with users demonstrating the importance of Earth observation data to European regions. ... more
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ICE WORLD

NASA's Operation IceBridge Resumes Flights Over Antarctica
Scientists and flight crew members with Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne mission to study Earth's changing polar ice, are beginning another campaign over Antarctica. Now in its fourth year, IceB ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Chavez seen preparing for succession
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who won a fourth term Sunday despite speculation over his health after cancer treatment, seems to have marked newly appointed deputy Nicolas Maduro as his potential successor. ... more
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Fukushima Accident Underscores Need to Act on Nuclear Plant Hazards

SPN Partners With Komeri For 12MW Solar System Atop 14 Facilities

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Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets

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FARM NEWS

Struggling N. Ireland farmers get boost
Northern Ireland this week responded to a food price crisis by adding $24 million to the amount struggling Ulster farmers will receive from EU subsidies. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Brazil activists, energy group to meet over Amazon dam
Fishermen and indigenous people occupying a disputed dam in Brazil's Amazon are due to argue before a federal judge Monday their claim that the project harms their way of life, official media reported. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Beverage tycoon tops Forbes' China rich list
Beverage tycoon Zong Qinghou regained his position as China's richest man this year, Forbes magazine said Friday, but the global economic slump took its toll on other billionaires. ... more
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SINO DAILY

China Nobel winner defends prize -- and Mao
Chinese author Mo Yan on Friday defended his Nobel prize from dissidents who accused him of being a communist stooge, and expressed hope for the early release of jailed fellow laureate Liu Xiaobo. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Japan's TEPCO admits downplaying tsunami risk
The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Friday admitted it had played down the risks to the facility of a tsunami for fear of the political, financial and reputational cost. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

International groups urge Francophone nations to fight AIDS
About 50 non-governmental organisations on Friday urged the French-speaking nations holding a summit in Kinshasa at the weekend to "make concrete commitments" to fight AIDS in Africa. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Bangladesh storm toll rises to 26, scores missing
Tropical storms that battered southern Bangladesh are now known to have killed at least 26 people while some 60 fishermen are still missing, police and officials said on Friday. ... more
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Chimps said attacking humans in Africa
Habitat loss may be the cause of some violent attacks by chimpanzees on humans in the war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, scientists say. ... more
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AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch

China conducts land-based missile interception test

Lockheed Martin Selected For USAF Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

Nano-sized Chip Sniffs Out Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs

USAF will provide assured access to space

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia firing across border on Ukraine troops: US

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SHAKE AND BLOW

6.7 magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia's Papua
A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no immediate tsunami alert issued. ... more
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UN report warns of possible rise in child marriages
The number of girls who marry before their 18th birthday could increase dramatically over the next two decades, a new UN report warned Thursday. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Poland's PM Tusk calls confidence vote one year into term
One year into his second term in office, Poland's centrist Prime Minister Donald Tusk has called a confidence vote for Friday to confirm his coalition's mandate as it tackles a slowing economy amid a surge in popularity for the opposition. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Obama, Romney asked to debate on climate
Experts appealed Thursday to President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to address climate change when they debate in Florida, saying the coastal state is already hit by rising water levels. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Freshwater Flows Into the Arctic and Southern Oceans Appear to Determine the Composition of Microbial Populations
Differing contributions of freshwater from glaciers and streams to the Arctic and Southern oceans appear to be responsible for the fact that the majority of microbial communities that thrive near th ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Developmental biologist proposes new theory of early animal evolution
A New York Medical College developmental biologist whose life's work has supported the theory of evolution has developed a concept that dramatically alters one of its basic assumptions-that survival ... more
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TECTONICS

Researchers ID unique geological 'sombrero' uplift in South America
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have used 20 years of satellite data to reveal a geological oddity unlike any seen on Earth. At the border of Argentina, Boliv ... more
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WATER WORLD

Fisheries benefit from 400-year-old tradition
A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and James Cook University says that coral reefs in Aceh, Indonesia are benefiting from a decidedly low-tech, traditional management system that dates ... more
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FARM NEWS

Scientists Use New Method to Help Reduce Piglet Mortality
To help increase the survival of newborn piglets, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a new method that predicts animals' mortality and nursing ability. Physiologis ... more
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FARM NEWS

Unusual genetic structure confers major disease resistance trait in soybean
Scientists have identified three neighboring genes that make soybeans resistant to the most damaging disease of soybean. The genes exist side-by-side on a stretch of chromosome, but only give resist ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Researchers work across fields to uncover information about hadrosaur teeth
An unusual collaboration between researchers in two disparate fields resulted in a new discovery about the teeth of 65-million-year-old dinosaurs. With the help of University of Florida mechan ... more
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ICE WORLD

Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches New Maximum Extent
Two weeks after a new record was set in the Arctic Ocean for the least amount of sea ice coverage in the satellite record, the ice surrounding Antarctica reached its annual winter maximum-and set a ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Obama looks to woo young voters
U.S. President Barack Obama's plans to head to western states for fundraising with celebrity figures may come down to one factor: getting the college vote in the remaining four weeks before Election Day. ... more
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PILLAGING PIRATES

Dutch navy detains alleged Somali pirates after attack
Dutch sailors taking part in NATO's piracy-busting operation Ocean Shield on Thursday detained seven suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia after an attack on a Spanish vessel. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Belarus, Russian activists and EU Nobel Peace favorites: TV
Jailed Belarussian activist Ales Belyatsky, veteran Russian activist Lyudmila Alekseeva, Mexican Bishop Raul Vera Lopez and the European Union are the top contenders for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, public broadcaster NRK reported Thursday. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Mo Yan of China wins Nobel Literature Prize
Mo Yan, one of China's leading writers of the past half-century, on Thursday won the Nobel Literature Prize for his writing that mixes folk tales, history and the contemporary, the Swedish Academy announced. ... more
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