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November 15, 2012
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Significant relationship between mortality and telomere length discovered
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 15, 2012
A team of researchers at Kaiser Permanente and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has identified a significant relationship between mortality and the length of telomeres, the stretches of DNA that protect the ends of chromosomes, according to a presentation at the American Society of Human Genetics 2012 meeting in San Francisco. While a reduction in telomere length is regarded as a biomarker of aging, scientists have not yet determined whether it plays a direct causal role in aging ... read more
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Groundwater inundation doubles previous predictions of flooding with future sea level rise
Scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) published a study in Nature Climate Change showing that besides marine inundation (flooding), low-lying coastal areas may also be vulnerable t ... more
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A better brain implant: Slim electrode cozies up to single neurons
A thin, flexible electrode developed at the University of Michigan is 10 times smaller than the nearest competition and could make long-term measurements of neural activity practical at last. ... more
WATER WORLD

Corals attacked by toxic seaweed use chemical 911 signals to summon help
Corals under attack by toxic seaweed do what anyone might do when threatened - they call for help. A study reported this week in the journal Science shows that threatened corals send signals to fish ... more
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Making Memories: Drexel Researchers Explore the Anatomy of Recollection
What was your high school mascot? Where did you put your keys last night? Who was the first president of the United States? Groups of neurons in your brain are currently sending electromagnetic rhyt ... more


WATER WORLD

Historic coral collapse on Great Barrier Reef
Australian marine scientists have unearthed evidence of an historic coral collapse in Queensland's Palm Islands following development on the nearby mainland. Cores taken through the coral reef at Pe ... more
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Kids need at least seven minutes a day of 'vigorous' physical activity
Children need a minimum of seven minutes a day of vigorous physical activity, demonstrates recently published findings by University of Alberta medical researchers and their colleagues across Canada ... more
WOOD PILE

Texas A and M scientist taking infrared laser look at forests
The old adage "you can't see the forest for the trees" might mean more to Dr. Sorin Popescu than most people. Popescu, a Texas A and M University associate professor in the department of ecosystem s ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero

Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

Making quantum dots glow brighter

UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row

Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth: report

WOOD PILE

Forest fertilization can increase production, decrease carbon emissions
Fertilizing one's lawn is considered a necessary practice, as is with most agricultural crops. But how many people know about fertilizing a commercial forest, and how that might affect the environme ... more
WATER WORLD

Water, rest, water, save
A typical landscaped yard consists of lawn area and ornamental plants. If watered properly, homeowners can see the beauty, pocket some green and save some water, according to a Texas A and M Univers ... more
WATER WORLD

Super storm tracked by ESA water mission
When millions of people are bracing themselves for the onslaught of extreme weather, as much information as possible is needed to predict the strength of the impending storm. ESA's SMOS mission agai ... more
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Virtual Reality Could Help People Lose Weight and Fight Prejudice
Internet-based interactive games and social media outlets have become intertwined with the physical realities of millions of people around the world. When an individual strongly identifies with the ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

2011 Virginia quake triggered landslides at extraordinary distances
The 2011 Mineral, Virginia M-5.8 earthquake was felt over an extraordinarily large area. A new study details landslides triggered by the earthquake at distances four times greater and over an area 2 ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

SHAKE AND BLOW

Tabletop fault model reveals why some quakes result in faster shaking
The more time it takes for an earthquake fault to heal, the faster the shake it will produce when it finally ruptures, according to a new study by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley ... more
WATER WORLD

Navy Oceanographers Delve Deeper in Wave Data to Improve Forecasts
Around the globe, mariners and navies alike have long observed and included weather and sea states in navigational planning when plotting course or developing military strategy. And although forecas ... more
WOOD PILE

Inspiration from Mother Nature leads to improved wood
Using the legendary properties of heartwood from the black locust tree as their inspiration, scientists have discovered a way to improve the performance of softwoods widely used in construction. ... more
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Under-fire utility boss resigns after storm Sandy

Statement on the handling of risk situations by scientists

Asia's mega-cities more vulnerable to disasters


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US to station powerful radar, space telescope in Australia

Buzz building for debut of Wii U videogame console

Raytheon submits Space Fence proposal to the USAF


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Tropical Indo-Pacific climate shifts to a more El Nino-like state

Super storm tracked by ESA water mission

Navy Oceanographers Delve Deeper in Wave Data to Improve Forecasts


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Clouds Could Explain How Snowball Earth Thawed Out

Why Antarctic sea ice cover has increased under the effects of climate change

Summer has arrived at frozen Antarctic runway

WOOD PILE

Action needed to prevent more devastating tree diseases entering the UK
The UK Government has recently imposed a ban on importing foreign ash trees in order to prevent the spread of the disease Chalara, which kills the trees and has entered the country via imports from ... more
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Research suggests that humans are slowly but surely losing intellectual and emotional abilities
Human intelligence and behavior require optimal functioning of a large number of genes, which requires enormous evolutionary pressures to maintain. A provocative hypothesis published in a rece ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Statement on the handling of risk situations by scientists
German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the French Academie des sciences publish a statement concerning the handling of risks situations by scientists. We forward the statement in the exa ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Fines levied over Clean Air Act violations
Two former importers of vehicles and engines from China have agreed to pay fines for violating the Clean Air Act, U.S. officials said Wednesday. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate change: drought benchmark is flawed - study

FLORA AND FAUNA

Venomous Aussie redback spiders zero in on Tokyo

SINO DAILY

China appoints respected economist to target graft

SINO DAILY

Penpics of China's new Communist Party leaders

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Under-fire utility boss resigns after storm Sandy

SHAKE AND BLOW

New York art market flooded -- literally

SHAKE AND BLOW

Floods hit Rome as Italy cleans up water damage

FARM NEWS

Issues Associated with "Least Toxic Pesticides" Applied as a "Last Resort"

FARM NEWS

The Phosphorus Index: Changes afoot

FARM NEWS

Climate-related emissions from feedyards monitored in AgriLife Research study

Why Antarctic sea ice cover has increased under the effects of climate change

Cultural dimensions of climate change are underestimated, overlooked and misunderstood

CSHL-led team discovers new way in which plants control flower production

Climate change and the ancient Maya

Future warming likely to be on high side of climate projections

Gene find turns soldier beetle defence into biotech opportunity

Sustainable land-use concept for South America

Eating of soil and raw starch in Madagascar

Texas cotton getting a genetic 'tune-up'

Summer has arrived at frozen Antarctic runway

Climate Likely to Be on Hotter Side of Projections

S. America weather upsets soy crop yields

Dalai Lama 'despised' by Chinese people

Asia's mega-cities more vulnerable to disasters

Toxic nickel found near leaking Finnish mine: agency

Waters recede from Venice as Italy counts floods toll

Animal rights group puts bounty on elephant killers

Airbus, EADS and ENN make a push for new generation aviation fuels

Foreign experts praise Customs Union

Bulgaria and Europe depend on Russian energy exports

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