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December 12, 2012
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Apocalypse... but not as we know it
Paris (AFP) Dec 12, 2012
The End Of The World As We Know It - TEOTWAWKI - is littered with predictions that didn't quite pan out. Just ask the folks who are still chewing through the food they stashed away at the time of the Killer Blob scare four years ago. That was when doomsters predicted CERN physicists would reduce the Earth to goo when they switched on their new particle smasher. In October, a German woman who feared the Earth would be sucked into oblivion in a black hole failed in her court bid to stop the ... read more
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ICE WORLD

Massive crevasses and bendable ice affect stability of Antarctic ice shelf, CU research team finds
Gaping crevasses that penetrate upward from the bottom of the largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula make it more susceptible to collapse, according to University of Colorado Boulder ... more
FARM NEWS

Antibiotic-eating bug unearthed in soil
It's well known how bacteria exposed to antibiotics for long periods will find ways to resist the drugs-by quickly pumping them out of their cells, for instance, or modifying the compounds so they'r ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

The dark side of kerosene lamps: High black carbon emissions
The small kerosene lamps that light millions of homes in developing countries have a dark side: black carbon - fine particles of soot released into the atmosphere. New measurements show that k ... more
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What howler monkeys can tell us about the role of interbreeding in human evolution
Did different species of early humans interbreed and produce offspring of mixed ancestry? Recent genetic studies suggest that Neanderthals may have bred with anatomically modern humans tens of thous ... more


FARM NEWS

Supporting Climate-Friendly Food Production
This summer, record temperatures and limited rainfall parched vast areas of U.S. cropland, and with Earth's surface air temperature projected to rise 0.69 degrees Celsius by 2030, global food produc ... more
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FARM NEWS

Quantifying corn rootworm damage
Every year farmers spend a lot of money trying to control corn rootworm larvae, which are a significant threat to maize production in the United States and, more recently, in Europe. University of I ... more
WOOD PILE

As Amazon urbanizes, rural fires burn unchecked
Over past decades, many areas of the forested Amazon basin have become a patchwork of farms, pastures and second-growth forest as people have moved in and cleared land--but now many are moving out, ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
JILA team finds first direct evidence of 'spin symmetry' in atoms

Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies

The fluorescent fingerprint of plastics

Yale's cool molecules

Biomimetic photodetector 'sees' in color

Atoms to Product: Aiming to Make Nanoscale Benefits Life-sized

Novel 'butterfly' molecule could enable photoenergy devices

ICE WORLD

Warm sea water is melting Antarctic glaciers
The ice sheet in West Antarctica is melting faster than expected. New observations published by oceanographers from the University of Gothenburg and the US may improve our ability to predict future ... more
EARLY EARTH

Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs also wiped out the 'Obamadon'
The asteroid collision widely thought to have killed the dinosaurs also led to extreme devastation among snake and lizard species, according to new research - including the extinction of a newly ide ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

China development threatens wildlife: WWF
From tigers to dolphins, animal populations in many of China's ecosystems have plummeted during decades of development and urbanisation, a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) study said Wednesday. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Jaded Japanese voters set to return to LDP
Japan holds elections Sunday that are likely to bring it a seventh prime minister in six years. And despite anger at the country's economic and diplomatic drift, voters who flirted with change last time look set grudgingly to return to what they know. ... more
WHITE OUT

Freezing fog grounds British flights
Severe fog has forced the cancellation of dozens of flights scheduled to take-off and land at Britain's airports on Wednesday with more disruption expected later in the day. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Satellite used to control unmanned aerial vehicle

China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance

NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties

UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications

Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile delivered to Navy

Brazil taking sharp look at Russia's Pantsir-S1 air defense system

SINO DAILY

China gives hijackers death sentences
A Chinese court sentenced three men to death for an attempted hijacking of an airplane in flight that left two other hijackers dead. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

At high altitude, carbs are the fuel of choice
Mice living in the high-altitude, oxygen-starved environment of the Andean mountains survive those harsh conditions by fueling their muscles with carbohydrates. The findings, reported online in Curr ... more
INTERN DAILY

US doctors defeat leukemia with modified HIV
US doctors say they have saved a seven-year-old girl who was close to dying from leukemia by pioneering the use of an unlikely ally: a modified form of the HIV virus. ... more
INTERN DAILY
Thirteen killed in S.Africa bridge collapse

Fire, flood or giant calabash... pick your apocalypse

UN seeks $65 mn aid as Philippines typhoon toll tops 600


INTERN DAILY
Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test

Russia saves satellite after launch glitch

Elbit Systems to Provide Space Camera for the Italian OPTSAT 3000 Observation Satellite


INTERN DAILY
Mercury in coastal fog linked to upwelling of deep ocean water

French move boosts shark sanctuaries

Big nations block curbs on tuna overfishing


INTERN DAILY
Warm sea water is melting Antarctic glaciers

Massive crevasses and bendable ice affect stability of Antarctic ice shelf, CU research team finds

Clearest evidence yet of polar ice losses

SINO DAILY

China government church strips Shanghai bishop of title
China's state-run Catholic church has stripped a bishop of his title after he dramatically split with official religious authorities, a spokesman for the organisation said Tuesday. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Egypt army calls for Morsi, opposition to solve crisis
Egypt's powerful army called on Tuesday for President Mohamed Morsi and opposition political parties to meet to resolve the dire crisis splitting the country. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Thirteen killed in S.Africa bridge collapse
Thirteen people have been killed in the east of South Africa after a bridge they were crossing collapsed under heavy rain, a public safety official said Tuesday. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Malaysian customs seize record 24 tonnes of ivory
Malaysian customs have seized 24 tonnes of unprocessed elephant tusks worth almost $20 million, the largest haul in the country to date, officials said Tuesday. ... more
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Robonaut Gets New Legs as Trio Prepares for Homecoming

Integral catches dead star exploding in a blaze of glory

Galileo Satellites Incident Likely Result of Software Errors

Orion Rocks! Pebble-Size Particles May Jump-Start Planet Formation

Scientist uncovers red planet's climate history in unique meteorite

Measurement at Big Bang Conditions Confirms Lithium Problem

SINO DAILY

Death for three Xinjiang plane hijackers: China media

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Fire, flood or giant calabash... pick your apocalypse

TECTONICS

Himalayas and Pacific Northwest could experience major earthquakes, Stanford geophysicists say

WHITE OUT

Fire and Ice: Wildfires Darkening Greenland Snowpack, Increasing Melting

WATER WORLD

Mercury in coastal fog linked to upwelling of deep ocean water

EARLY EARTH

Scientists find oldest dinosaur - or closest relative yet

EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night

EARTH OBSERVATION

Skybox Imaging Completes Significant Testing Milestone Preceding its First Satellite and Product Launch

FIRE STORM

Tracking invasive cheatgrass role in larger, more frequent Western fires

EARTH OBSERVATION

First-ever hyperspectral images of Earth's auroras

Philippines typhoon toll tops 700, hundreds missing

Two Tibetans die in latest self-immolations

Why some strains of Lyme disease bacteria are common and others are not

Indonesia says it has found more virulent bird flu strain

Japan firm recalls China tea on pesticide fears

Typhoon reduces Philippine farmers to beggars

World's pension funds ignoring climate risk: survey

Scientists pinpoint great-earthquake hot spots

Copper restricts the spread of global antibiotic-resistant infections

Climate Models Project Increase in U.S. Wildfire Risk

Wind speeds in southern New England declining inland, remaining steady on coast

Lions are rapidly losing ground in Africa

Xi's Shenzhen visit a sign of reform: Chinese media

Global drive in support of Brazil's threatened Awa tribe

UN seeks $65 mn aid as Philippines typhoon toll tops 600

Tibetan, 16, burns herself to death in China: Xinhua

Renewables Provide 46 percent All New US Electrical Generating Capacity in 2012

Wind, solar power paired with storage could be cost-effective way to power grid

China's accelerating overseas buys raise fears

GE, MetLife and Union Bank Invest in Kansas Wind Farm

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