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November 08, 2012
EARLY EARTH
After long-ago mass extinction, global warming hindered species' recovery
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 08, 2012
Researchers have discovered why plants and animals had a hard time recovering from the largest mass extinction in Earth's history 250 million years ago. The reason: global warming. Because of environmental consequences of rising temperatures, those species that survived the extinction didn't fully recover for 5 million years. The study adds a new chapter to the story of how life was forever altered by giant volcanic eruptions in the Early Triassic period - an event now called the "Great Dying" - a ... read more
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ICE WORLD

UMass Amherst climate modeler identifies trigger for Earth's last big freeze
For more than 30 years, climate scientists have debated whether flood waters from melting of the enormous Laurentide Ice Sheet, which ushered in the last major cold episode on Earth about 12,900 yea ... more
INTERN DAILY

Computers "Taught" To ID Regulating Gene Sequences
Johns Hopkins researchers have succeeded in teaching computers how to identify commonalities in DNA sequences known to regulate gene activity, and to then use those commonalities to predict other re ... more
WHALES AHOY

World's rarest whale seen for the first time
A whale that is almost unknown to science has been seen for the first time after two individuals-a mother and her male calf-were stranded and died on a New Zealand beach. A report in Current Biology ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Taking the 'pulse' of volcanoes using satellite images
A new study by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science uses Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) data to investigate deformation pr ... more
FARM NEWS

Scientists Identify Insect-repelling Compounds in Jatropha
A tip about a folk remedy plant used in India and Africa to ward off bugs has led to the discovery of insect-repelling compounds. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have identifi ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

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24/7 Energy News Coverage
Nanoparticles Create Skinny Solar Cells

Better thermal-imaging lens from waste sulfur

Wireless power transfer achieved at 5-meter distance

Surprising material could play role in saving energy

Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

Research Underway For Companion Plants To PV

Thinnest feasible membrane produced

SHAKE AND BLOW

Massive volcanic eruption puts past climate and people in perspective
The largest volcanic eruption on Earth in the past millions of years took place in Indonesia 74,000 years ago and researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute can now link the colossal eruption with th ... more
WATER WORLD

Boeing Begins Construction of Salmon Habitat at Plant 2 in Seattle
Northwest salmon are closer to getting a much needed resting area for their annual migration down the industrial Duwamish Waterway now that Boeing has begun the initial rough grading that will start ... more
WATER WORLD
French seek compensation for cancelled New York marathon

New York kids back in school, but chaos continues

Thousands run in New York race of disappointment

Asia's newest megacity offers model for urban growth as populations swell worldwide

New York kids back in school, but chaos continues

WATER WORLD
Radar Production Readiness Review For Indonesia National Air Space Surveillance Program Completed

Sensors for the real world

How Butterfly Wings Can Inspire New High-Tech Surfaces

NJIT professor promotes building material of millennium: Autoclave aerated concrete

Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case

WATER WORLD
Australia reef collapse blamed on farming

Man dies of thirst in Australian Outback

Boeing Begins Construction of Salmon Habitat at Plant 2 in Seattle

Laos breaks ground on Xayaburi Dam

Veolia reports profit fall but shares surge

WATER WORLD
Russia backs its claims for Arctic Shelf with evidence

UMass Amherst climate modeler identifies trigger for Earth's last big freeze

Britain to keep Antarctic research group

Antarctic ocean sanctuary talks end in failure

Two Perfect Days for IceBridge

FLORA AND FAUNA

Drought in 2001-2002 Fueled Rocky Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak
Results of a new study show that episodes of reduced precipitation in the Southern Rocky Mountains, especially during the 2001-2002 drought, greatly accelerated a rise in numbers of mountain pine be ... more
ABOUT US

Healthy Living Adds 14 Years to Your Life
If you have optimal heart health in middle age, you may live up to 14 years longer, free of cardiovascular disease, than your peers who have two or more cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, ac ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out

US 'closely watching' for signs of N.Korea nuclear test

Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Tops 100,000 Testing Miles During EMD Phase

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves

Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk

ABOUT US

Weizmann Institute scientists observe as humans learn to sense like a rat, with "whiskers"
Rats use a sense that humans don't: whisking. They move their facial whiskers back and forth about eight times a second to locate objects in their environment. Could humans acquire this sense? And i ... more
WATER WORLD

Laos breaks ground on Xayaburi Dam
Construction on the controversial Xayaburi Dam on the lower Mekong River in Laos has officially begun, an official said. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

French seek compensation for cancelled New York marathon
At least 600 French nationals who went to New York for the city's marathon are seeking compensation from travel agents who they say should have known Hurricane Sandy would lead to the race's cancellation, their lawyer said Wednesday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Death toll in south India floods rises to 45: officials
The death toll from floods in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has reached 45, officials said on Wednesday, amid continuing efforts to provide relief to marooned villagers. ... more
DEMOCRACY

2012 US election a 'Moneyball' win for geeks
It was not just a victory for President Barack Obama, it was validation for the number-crunchers and statistical model geeks, including a New York Times blogger who became a target for conservatives. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

15 feared dead in Guatemala quake
A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala on Wednesday, leaving some 15 people trapped in rubble while 15 others were feared dead in the southwest of the country. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Arianespace's Vega launcher receives its "upper composite" for this month's launch

Upside-down planet reveals new method for studying binary star systems

45th Space Wing supports third SpaceX Launch for ISS Resupply mission

China issues first assessment on space activities

Robonaut from the ISS gets new legs for Easter

Exoplanets Soon to Gleam in the Eye of NESSI

Russia to Test Launch New Angara Rocket June 25

SINO DAILY

China's Communist Party to open pivotal congress
China's all-powerful Communist Party opens its 18th congress on Thursday amid smothering security to unveil a new slate of leaders who will oversee the world's number two economy for the next decade. ... more
FARM NEWS

Greenpeace stages anti-GM 'toxic warning' protest
Greenpeace activists staged a mock fumigation outside EU offices Wednesday to warn off the European Commission from authorising new genetically modified (GM) crops. ... more
WATER WORLD

Veolia reports profit fall but shares surge
Utilities group Veolia Environnement reported a 25-percent fall in operating profits over the first nine months of the year on Wednesday but this was better than expected and its share price jumped 6.47 percent. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Smog in Indian capital blamed on vehicle increase
A choking smog that has enveloped New Delhi for more than a week has been partially caused by a rapid increase in vehicles on the streets of India's capital, environmentalists said Wednesday. ... more
AEROSPACE
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

Crew Preparing for Cargo Ship, Spacewalk

Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

Packed Week Ahead for Six-Member Crew

AEROSPACE
Arianespace's heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight is cleared for liftoff with EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets

SpaceX Transitions to Third Commercial Crew Phase with NASA

Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

Globalstar Birds To Launch On Soyuz Next February

AEROSPACE
Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Planet-hunt data released to public

New Study Brings a Doubted Exoplanet 'Back from the Dead'

New small satellite will study super-Earths for ESA

Most Planetary Systems are 'Flatter than Pancakes'

AEROSPACE
Radar Production Readiness Review For Indonesia National Air Space Surveillance Program Completed

Sensors for the real world

How Butterfly Wings Can Inspire New High-Tech Surfaces

NJIT professor promotes building material of millennium: Autoclave aerated concrete

Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case

AEROSPACE
Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets

China launches another satellite for independent navigation system

AEROSPACE
Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

Turkey discusses Patriot deployment with NATO

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

Integrated Missile Defense System Test Sees Multiple Targets Engaged

AEROSPACE
Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

Russia may build rocket to destroy Earth-threatening asteroids

AEROSPACE
Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

Protoplanet Vesta: Forever young?

Dawn Sees "Young" Surface on Giant Asteroid

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