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November 26, 2012
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Scientists pioneer method to predict environmental collapse
Southampton UK (SPX) Nov 26, 2012
Scientists at the University of Southampton are pioneering a technique to predict when an ecosystem is likely to collapse, which may also have potential for foretelling crises in agriculture, fisheries or even social systems. The researchers have applied a mathematical model to a real world situation, the environmental collapse of a lake in China, to help prove a theory which suggests an ecosystem 'flickers', or fluctuates dramatically between healthy and unhealthy states, shortly before its event ... read more
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Uncovering complexity
It's one of the basic tenets of biological research - by studying simple "model" systems, researchers hope to gain insight into the workings of more complex organisms. Caenorhabditis elegans - tiny, ... more
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New species literally spend decades on the shelf
Many of the world's most unfamiliar species are just sitting around on museum shelves collecting dust. That's according to a report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology showing that it takes mo ... more
WHALES AHOY

Activists rally against dolphin, whale hunt in Tokyo
Environmentalists and nationalists held opposing rallies over the issue of Japan's dolphin and whale hunts in a rare showdown in central Tokyo on Saturday, leading to angry scenes. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate talks resume amid warnings of looming calamity
Nearly 200 nations gather in Doha from Monday for a new round of climate talks as a rush of reports warn extreme weather events like superstorm Sandy may become commonplace if mitigation efforts fail. ... more


FLORA AND FAUNA

Probing the mystery of the Venus fly trap's botanical bite
Plants lack muscles, yet in only a tenth of a second, the meat-eating Venus fly trap hydrodynamically snaps its leaves shut to trap an insect meal. This astonishingly rapid display of botanical move ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Degraded military lands to get ecological boost from CU-led effort
Some arid lands in the American West degraded by military exercises that date back to General George Patton's Word War II maneuvers in the Mojave Desert should get a boost from an innovative researc ... more
EPIDEMICS

Yellow fever-hit Darfur gets help from US Navy
US Navy medical experts have arrived in Sudan to help analyse samples of suspected yellow fever, which has killed 127 people in the Darfur region since early September, health officials said on Friday. ... more
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WHALES AHOY

Eating right key to survival of whales and dolphins
In the marine world, high-energy prey make for high-energy predators. And to survive, such marine predators need to sustain the right kind of high-energy diet. Not just any prey will do, suggests a ... more
EPIDEMICS

New strain of bird virus sweeps across Britain
Avian pox has been recorded in British bird species such as house sparrows and wood pigeons for a number of years. However, the emergence of a new strain of this viral disease in great tits is causi ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Rare rhino fossil preserved by prehistoric volcanic eruption
Less than 2% of the earth's fossils are preserved in volcanic rock, but researchers have identified a new one: the skull of a rhino that perished in a volcanic eruption 9.2 million years ago. The fi ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Early birds had an old-school version of wings
In comparison to modern birds, the prehistoric Archaeopteryx and bird-like dinosaurs before them had a more primitive version of a wing. The findings, reported in Current Biology, a Cell Press publi ... more
WATER WORLD

China facing looming water shortages
China is one of 13 countries with extreme water shortages and the situation is made worse by widespread water pollution, experts say. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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SINO DAILY

Record numbers flock to take Chinese government test
Hundreds of thousands packed out schools and universities across China Sunday to take the national civil service exam, with a record number registering in search of a stable government job. ... more
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Estonian brown bears head west
Estonia's thriving brown bear population has spread nationwide after hunters eased up in their traditional territory, an expert in the Baltic state said Friday. ... more
WEATHER REPORT

Woman killed by tree as storms batter England
A woman was killed by a falling tree in southwest England, police said Sunday, as severe flood warnings were introduced in parts of the country already soaked by rain and battered by strong winds. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT
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Greenland's viking settlers gorged on seals

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SINO DAILY

Tibetan self-immolates in northwest China
A Tibetan villager has died after setting himself on fire, Chinese state media said Saturday - the latest death in a wave of protests against Beijing's rule. ... more
ICE WORLD

Ocean currents play a role in predicting extent of Arctic sea ice
Each winter, wide swaths of the Arctic Ocean freeze to form sheets of sea ice that spread over millions of square miles. This ice acts as a massive sun visor for the Earth, reflecting solar radiatio ... more
WATER WORLD

Need to filter water? Fight infection? Just open package, mix polymers
Working in the lab for the last few years, three generations of University of Akron polymer scientists say their mutual and passionate curiosity about science has led to their discovery of a first-o ... more
WOOD PILE

Maple syrup, moose, and the local impacts of climate change
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FARM NEWS

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CLIMATE SCIENCE

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ICE WORLD

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