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FLORA AND FAUNA
Persistence or extinction: Through a mathematical lens
Philadelphia, PA (SPX) Nov 16, 2012
Scientists have estimated that there are 1.7 million species of animals, plants and algae on earth, and new species continue to be discovered. Unfortunately, as new species are found, many are also disappearing, contributing to a net decrease in biodiversity. The more diversity there is in a population, the longer the ecosystem can sustain itself. Hence, biodiversity is key to ecosystem resilience. Disease, destruction of habitats, pollution, chemical and pesticide use, increased UV-B radiation, a ... read more
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FARM NEWS

Desert farming forms bacterial communities that promote drought resistance
When there is little water available for plants to grow, their roots form alliances with soil microbes that can promote plant growth even under water-limiting conditions, according to research publi ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Climate change threatens giant pandas' bamboo buffet - and survival
China's endangered wild pandas may need new dinner reservations - and quickly - based on models that indicate climate change may kill off swaths of bamboo that pandas need to survive. In this ... more
INTERN DAILY

Touch-sensitive plastic skin heals itself
Nobody knows the remarkable properties of human skin like the researchers struggling to emulate it. Not only is our skin sensitive, sending the brain precise information about pressure and temperatu ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

New study to examine ecological tipping points in hopes of preventing them
Predation by otters keeps urchin populations in check, allowing kelp - a favorite food of urchins - to flourish. But what if otters were harvested to near extinction for their fur? The resulting ove ... more


FARM NEWS

Ingredient in diarrhea medicine leads to sustainable new farm fertilizer
The search for a sustainable slow-release fertilizer - a key to sustaining global food production at a time of burgeoning population growth - has led scientists to an ingredient used in some diarrhe ... more
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FARM NEWS

Scientists Find Aphid Resistance in Black Raspberry
There's good news for fans of black raspberries: A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist and his commercial colleague have found black raspberries that have resistance to a disease-spreadi ... more
INTERN DAILY

Detection, analysis of 'cell dust' may allow diagnosis, monitoring of brain cancer
A novel miniature diagnostic platform using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology is capable of detecting minuscule cell particles known as microvesicles in a drop of blood. Microvesicles shed ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A New Way To Convert Light To Electrical Energy

Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement

FARM NEWS

Pig gene discovery could help combat animal and human disease
Insights into the genetic code of pigs that reveal how the species evolved could improve the health of animals in future. Researchers compared the genome or genetic make-up of domestic pigs with tho ... more
INTERN DAILY

Environmentally friendly chemistry important for manufacturing pharmaceuticals
Limiting the quantity of catalysts - substances that trigger a chemical reaction - used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals is important, and research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, ha ... more
FARM NEWS

Plants and soils could exacerbate climate change as global climate warms
November 13, 2012 - Scientists from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and University of California, Berkeley have demonstrated that plants and soils could release large amounts of carbon dio ... more
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Medical devices powered by the ear itself
Deep in the inner ear of mammals is a natural battery - a chamber filled with ions that produces an electrical potential to drive neural signals. In the latest issue of the journal Nature Biotechnol ... more
FARM NEWS

Farm injury risks increase with age
Older North American farmers work fewer hours than their younger peers but spend more time operating heavy machinery and equipment-raising their risk of serious injury, according to new research fro ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS

INTERN DAILY

New DNA vaccine technology poised to deliver ultra-rapid, safe and cost-effective disease protection
New and increasingly sophisticated vaccines are taking aim at a broad range of disease-causing pathogens, targeting them with greater effectiveness at lower cost and with improved measures to ensure ... more
INTERN DAILY

New micropumps for hand-held medical labs produce pressures 500 times higher than car tire
In an advance toward analyzing blood and urine instantly at a patient's bedside instead of waiting for results from a central laboratory, scientists are reporting development of a new micropump capa ... more
FARM NEWS

Climate change increases stress, need for restoration on grazed public lands
Eight researchers in a new report have suggested that climate change is causing additional stress to many western rangelands, and as a result land managers should consider a significant reduction, o ... more
FARM NEWS
Life's no beach for seaside victims of Sandy

Under-fire utility boss resigns after storm Sandy

Statement on the handling of risk situations by scientists


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Andrews Space To Manufacture Sinclair Rods

US to station powerful radar, space telescope in Australia

Buzz building for debut of Wii U videogame console


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

Super storm tracked by ESA water mission

Greenpeace catches 'black market' fish


FARM NEWS
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

FARM NEWS

Finally! The pig genome is mapped
In a major international study, the pig genome is now mapped. Researchers from Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), have contributed to the study by analysin ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Exhaustive family tree for birds shows recent, rapid diversification
A Yale-led scientific team has produced the most comprehensive family tree for birds to date, connecting all living bird species - nearly 10,000 in total - and revealing surprising new details about ... more
INTERN DAILY

Helmets save lives of skiers and snowboarders
The use of helmets by skiers and snowboarders decreases the risk and severity of head injuries and saves lives, new Johns Hopkins-led research suggests. The findings debunk long-held beliefs by some ... more
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Significant relationship between mortality and telomere length discovered
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 stretch ... more
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Antares rocket launch failed due to possible engine flaw

NASA Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap

Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage

Russia Puts Meridian Communications Satellite Into Orbit

FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'

NASA to work with cargo partners despite rocket crash

WATER WORLD

Groundwater inundation doubles previous predictions of flooding with future sea level rise

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A better brain implant: Slim electrode cozies up to single neurons

WATER WORLD

Corals attacked by toxic seaweed use chemical 911 signals to summon help

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Making Memories: Drexel Researchers Explore the Anatomy of Recollection

WATER WORLD

Historic coral collapse on Great Barrier Reef

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Kids need at least seven minutes a day of 'vigorous' physical activity

WOOD PILE

Texas A and M scientist taking infrared laser look at forests

WOOD PILE

Forest fertilization can increase production, decrease carbon emissions

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Life's no beach for seaside victims of Sandy

SINO DAILY

China's Xi says party faces problems including graft

Obama vows climate push for 'future generations'

Water, rest, water, save

Super storm tracked by ESA water mission

Virtual Reality Could Help People Lose Weight and Fight Prejudice

2011 Virginia quake triggered landslides at extraordinary distances

Tabletop fault model reveals why some quakes result in faster shaking

Navy Oceanographers Delve Deeper in Wave Data to Improve Forecasts

Inspiration from Mother Nature leads to improved wood

Action needed to prevent more devastating tree diseases entering the UK

Research suggests that humans are slowly but surely losing intellectual and emotional abilities

U.N. report: Birth control a human right

Pilot whales stranded on New Zealand beach

Brazil eyes cloning to bolster endangered species

Greenpeace catches 'black market' fish

In Mexico City, a green revolution, one lettuce at a time

Statement on the handling of risk situations by scientists

Fines levied over Clean Air Act violations

Climate change: drought benchmark is flawed - study

Venomous Aussie redback spiders zero in on Tokyo

China appoints respected economist to target graft

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