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November 30, 2012
FARM NEWS
Major breakthrough in deciphering bread wheat's genetic code
Swindon UK (SPX) Nov 30, 2012
Scientists have unlocked key components of the genetic code of one of the world's most important crops. The first analysis of the complex and exceptionally large bread wheat genome, published in Nature, is a major breakthrough in breeding wheat varieties that are more productive and better able to cope with disease, drought and other stresses that cause crop losses. The identification of around 96,000 wheat genes, and insights into the links between them, lays strong foundations for accelerating w ... read more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Italy holds talks on polluted steel plant's future
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti hosted talks on Thursday on the future of the giant ILVA steelworks in southern Italy, which have been shut down as part of a long-running dispute over pollution levels. ... more
FARM NEWS

Increasing Drought Stress Predicted to Challenge Vulnerable Hydraulic System of Plants
The hydraulic system of trees is so finely-tuned that predicted increases in drought due to climate change may lead to catastrophic failure in many species. A recent paper co-authored by George Wash ... more
FARM NEWS

NREL researchers use imaging technologies to solve puzzle of plant architecture
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) combined different microscopic imaging methods to gain a greater und ... more
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FARM NEWS

The hungry caterpillar: Beware your enemy's enemy's enemy
When herbivores such as caterpillars feed, plants may "call for help" by emitting volatiles, which can indirectly help defend the plants. The volatiles recruit parasitoids that infect, consume and k ... more


FARM NEWS

Chinese industrialist buys top wine estate in landmark deal
A Chinese industrialist has completed the landmark purchase of Chateau Bellefont-Belcier, a leading estate in France's prestigious Saint Emilion wine-making area, sources involved in the sale said Thursday. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Four Chinese drivers charged over Singapore strike
Four mainland Chinese bus drivers accused of instigating Singapore's first strike since the 1980s were charged on Thursday with criminal offences that could land them in prison. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Renewed flooding threatens Niger capital
Renewed flooding of the Niger river threatens Niger's capital Niamey and parts of the west of the country, local and regional authorities warned Thursday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Westinghouse Aims to Bring Benefits of AP1000 Reactors to Western US

'Robo Brain' will teach robots everything from the Internet

Turning waste from rice, parsley and other foods into biodegradable plastic

Process Overcomes Obstacles To Produce Renewable Fuels And Chemicals

The power of salt

Scientists craft atomically seamless semiconductor junctions

Researchers map quantum vortices inside superfluid helium nanodroplets

FARM NEWS

Bread wheat's large and complex genome is revealed
Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) is one of the "big three" globally important crops, accounting for 20% of the calories consumed by people. Fully 35% of the world's 7 billion people depend on this st ... more
WOOD PILE

China demand fuels illegal logging: report
The preservation of the world's forests "is in China's hands", a top environmental campaign group said Thursday, accusing the biggest wood importer and consumer of fuelling the illegal timber trade. ... more
SINO DAILY

Liao slams Chinese politicians' 'dirty wealth'
Chinese dissident writer Liao Yiwu accused China's political elite of accumulating "dirty wealth" on Thursday, saying it had turned his country into "one of the biggest landfills in the world." ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Kuwait hurtles toward a divisive election
Oil-rich Kuwait, a key U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf, is deeply divided as its braces for a parliamentary election Saturday that's widely expected to produce a resounding victory for the ruling family and intensify political turmoil in the region. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Tokyo governor election kicks off
The race to elect a successor to colourful and controversial Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara kicked off Thursday with his handpicked nominee expected to cruise to an easy victory. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
BAE Systems ships carrier hull section to Scotland

Space Command team wins national award

Rebels seize ground as West claims Russia army is in Ukraine

Obama's executive order: computer chip implants to heal injured troops

Japan seeks to double budget for disputed islands patrol

US weighs mission to help besieged Turkmen in Iraq

Iraq forces ready bid to break jihadist siege of Shiite town

ICE WORLD

Definitive study highlights polar ice melt
The melting of polar ice caps raised sea levels by nearly half an inch (11 millimeters) over the last two decades, scientists said Thursday, calling it the most definitive measure yet of the impact of climate change. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Fed official sees only slight GDP hit from Sandy
Superstorm Sandy, which battered the Northeast a month ago, should not significantly slow the US economy in the fourth quarter, a key Federal Reserve official said Thursday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Haiti opts for ID security program
Haiti is investing in a high-tech security system aimed at solving chronic and costly problems with the country's chaotic civil and identity registry systems that worsened after the 2010 earthquake. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Fed official sees only slight GDP hit from Sandy

Haiti opts for ID security program

Chernobyl shelter construction reaches key landmark


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
NASA Technologists Test 'Game-Changing' Data-Processing Technology

Experiment yields possible 'spooky' matter

UTC Aerospace Systems Selects Headwall Hyperspectral Imaging Sensor For SYERS-2 Program


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Seas rising 60 percent faster than UN forecast: study

World Bank to spend $6.4 mn on Gaza water project

Ocean acidification affecting live marine creatures in the Southern Ocean


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Ice Sheet Loss At Both Poles Increasing, Study Finds

Definitive study highlights polar ice melt

Canada, Denmark settle Arctic territorial dispute

EARLY EARTH

Study: Grand Canyon as old as dinosaurs
The Grand Canyon is millions of years older than previously thought, as old as the dinosaurs, researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder say. ... more
SINO DAILY

S.Africa acted 'unlawfully' in failed Dalai Lama visa
The South African government acted unlawfully by dragging its heels on a failed visa application by the Dalai Lama to attend Desmond Tutu's 80th birthday last year, a court ruled Thursday. ... more
ABOUT US

Long-held memory tenet challenged
An Australian researcher has challenged a long-held view on how many information nuggets the mind can cope with before confusion sets in. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Kyoto under the microscope in quest for new climate deal
As the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol draws to a close, the world will dissect its record for successes to emulate in the fight against global warming - and pitfalls to avoid. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

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DEMOCRACY

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ICE WORLD

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DEMOCRACY

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EPIDEMICS

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CLIMATE SCIENCE

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WEATHER REPORT

2012 marked by extreme weather, Arctic ice melt: UN

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Europe defends emissions record at climate talks

WATER WORLD

Seas rising 60 percent faster than UN forecast: study

Sequencing the Wheat Genome in a Breakthrough for Global Food Security

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