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October 22, 2012
FARM NEWS
Pesticides have knock-on effect for bees: study
Paris (AFP) Oct 21, 2012
Chronic exposure to pesticides has a bigger knock-on effect on bees than conventional probes suggest, according to a new study on Sunday touching on the mysterious collapse of bee colonies. Biologists at the University of London carried out an exceptional field study into bumblebees exposed to two commonly used agricultural insecticides. They sought to mimic what happens in a real-life setting, where different crops are sprayed with different pesticides at different dosages and times. Becaus ... read more

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WHALES AHOY

Ancient DNA sheds light on Arctic whale mysteries
Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, City University of New York, and other organizations have published the first range-wide genetic analysis o ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Cell Mechanism Findings Could One Day be Used to Engineer Organs
Biologists have teamed up with mechanical engineers from the The University of Texas at Dallas to conduct cell research that provides information that may one day be used to engineer organs. T ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Goodness, gracious, great balls of lightning
Sightings of balls of lightning have been made for centuries around the world - usually the size of a grapefruit and lasting up to twenty seconds - but no explanation of how it occurs has been unive ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Economic crisis casts shadow over biodiversity talks
The global economic crisis cast its shadow over UN talks that closed in India on Saturday after two weeks of intense wrangling on funding to reverse the decline of Earth's natural resources. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

JPL Scientists Participate in ShakeOut Exercises
On Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:18 a.m. PDT, more than 9.3 million Californians, including employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., "dropped, covered and held on" during the 5th ... more
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WATER WORLD

Suez Environnment, Veolia deny tie-up talks
French water and waste management groups Suez Environnement and Veolia Environnement on Saturday issued separate statements denying a press report they were working on any sort to tie-up. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Hundreds of pilgrims evacuated as floods swamp Lourdes
Floods caused by days of non-stop rain in southwest France forced the closing of most of the Catholic sanctuary of Lourdes Saturday and the evacuation of more than 450 pilgrims, local authorities said. ... more
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Boosting the Force of Empty Space

Fukushima Accident Underscores Need to Act on Nuclear Plant Hazards

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

'Comb on a chip' powers new NIST/Caltech atomic clock design

Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets

Organic zeolites

The birth of topological spintronics

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Haiti leader under fire for rising prices, corruption
Less than 18 months after taking office on a wave of populist support, Haitian President Michel Martelly is now facing protests in a country still trying to rebound from the massive 2010 earthquake. ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Sanctions affecting 6 million patients in Iran: report
Some six million patients in Iran are affected by Western economic sanctions as import of medicine is becoming increasingly difficult, a governmental paper reported Sunday quoting a health official. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Water extraction helped trigger deadly quake in Spain: scientists
Massive extraction of groundwater helped unleash an earthquake in southeastern Spain last year that killed nine people, injured at least 100 and left thousands homeless, geologists said on Sunday. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Verdict expected in Italy quake scientists trial
A court will hand down verdicts Monday in the trial of six Italian scientists and a government official charged with manslaughter for underestimating the risks of a deadly earthquake in 2009. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Hong Kong customs seize four tonnes of smuggled ivory
Hong Kong customs officers seized almost four tonnes of ivory worth about $3.4 million, hidden in shipments from Kenya and Tanzania, officials said Saturday. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Tibetan burns himself to death in China protest
A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire near a Buddhist monastery in northwest China in the latest self-immolation protest against Beijing's hardline rule, a rights group said. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Japan saves 64 Chinese seamen from burning freighter
Japan's Coast Guard Sunday saved all 64 Chinese seamen from their burning cargo ship, as the two nations remain locked in an acrimonious dispute over contested islands. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Canadian government knew about sea fertilizing: organizers
Organizers of a controversial ocean fertilization project off Canada's west coast said Friday officials knew of the undertaking but did not stop it, and that it violated no laws. ... 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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FLORA AND FAUNA

World pledges more money to protect biodiversity
Efforts to stem the worrying loss of Earth's dwindling natural resources received a boost Saturday when a UN conference in India agreed to double biodiversity aid to poor countries. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

S. Korea to host secretariat of UN climate fund
South Korea on Saturday won a bid to host the secretariat of a United Nations fund aimed at helping fight global warming, President Lee Myung-Bak announced. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Egypt pushes Ethiopia to scrap Nile dam
Egypt increasingly views Ethiopia's plan to build a massive 6,000-megawatt hydroelectric dam on the Nile River as a threat to its national security because it will seriously cut the Arab state's water supplies. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

UN official visits Benin over west African floods
A top UN humanitarian official visited Benin on Friday as flooding ravaged parts of west and central Africa, affecting some 1.5 million people. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Wave snatches Polish woman to her death in Spain
A huge wave dragged a Polish woman to her death as she walked on a Spanish beach with a friend on Friday in a storm that also left a young French man missing. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Animal welfare group pushes for dolphins' release
A Singapore casino resort's acquisition of dolphins from the Solomon Islands for its marine park has contributed to the depletion of the species there, an animal welfare group said Friday. ... more
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WOOD PILE

Sting forces venue switch in Philippines tree row
Rock superstar Sting has forced organisers to move his planned one-night show in the Philippines to another Manila venue amid a spat over pine trees involving the original hosts, it was announced Friday. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Brazil resumes work on major dam after protests
Work has resumed on the massive Belo Monte Dam in Brazil's Amazon after the public consortium reached a deal with indigenous groups and fishermen who had occupied one of its building sites. ... more
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Sierra Nevada Completes Major Dream Chaser NASA CCiCap Milestone

Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

Emirates paves way for Middle East space program with mission to Mars

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EARLY EARTH

Tropical collapse caused by lethal heat
Scientists have discovered why the 'broken world' following the worst extinction of all time lasted so long - it was simply too hot to survive. The end-Permian mass extinction, which occurred ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Global drought a 'new normal': report
Increasing drought conditions across the planet are part of a "new normal" which oddly presents new business opportunities, a new Bank of America Merrill Lynch report says. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Indian farmers cotton on to sustainable farming
When Indian icon Mahatma Gandhi took up the baton for home-grown cotton a century ago, he may not have realised the devastating impact its cultivation would have on the land he so loved. ... more
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WOOD PILE

Ozone Affects Forest Watersheds
U.S. Forest Service and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) scientists have found that rising levels of ozone, a greenhouse gas, may amplify the impacts of higher temperatures and reduce streamflow ... more
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ABOUT US

Japanese lake record improves radiocarbon dating
A new series of radiocarbon measurements from Japan's Lake Suigetsu should help make radiocarbon dating more precise and accurate, especially for older objects, researchers report. The work co ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Conservation scientists look beyond greenbelts to connect wildlife sanctuaries
We live in a human-dominated world. For many of our fellow creatures, this means a fragmented world, as human conduits to friends, family, and resources sever corridors that link the natural world. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Some 500 scientists have created a Top 10 list of plant-damaging fungi
Almost 500 international experts have worked together to develop a ranking system of the ten most important phytopathogenic fungi on a scientific and economic level. The rice blast fungus (Magnaport ... more
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INTERN DAILY

The Future of Cancer Treatment: First-of-its-kind Self-Assembled Nanoparticle for Targeted and Triggered Thermo-Chemotherapy
Excitement around the potential for targeted nanoparticles (NPs) that can be controlled by stimulus outside of the body for cancer therapy has been growing over the past few years. More specifically ... more
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