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December 18, 2012
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Top Officials Meet at ONR as Arctic Changes Quicken
Arlington, VA (SPX) Dec 18, 2012
The Navy's chief of naval research, Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, met this week with leaders from U.S. and Canadian government agencies to address research efforts in the Arctic, in response to dramatic and accelerating changes in summer sea ice coverage. "Our Sailors and Marines need to have a full understanding of the dynamic Arctic environment, which will be critical to protecting and maintaining our national, economic and security interests," said Klunder. "Our research will allow us to kno ... read more
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Tropical montane cloud forest trees use more than their roots to take up water. They also drink water from clouds directly through their leaves, University of California, Berkeley, scientists have d ... more
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Tracing humanity's African ancestry may mean rewriting 'out of Africa' dates
New research by a University of Alberta archeologist may lead to a rethinking of how, when and from where our ancestors left Africa. U of A researcher and anthropology chair Pamela Willoughby's expl ... more
EARLY EARTH

ASU researchers propose new way to look at the dawn of life
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Disaster map predicts bleak future for mammals
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Shadows on ice: Proba-1 images Concordia south polar base
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INTERN DAILY

Viruses cooperate or conquer to cause maximum destruction
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FARM NEWS

Building better barley
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DEMOCRACY

Zuma landslide predicted as ANC voting ends
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Signs of evolving US gun debate after school tragedy
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SHAKE AND BLOW

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US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

FLORA AND FAUNA

New species, old threats to Mekong wildlife: WWF
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SINO DAILY

Stately pleasure dome rises in China's Chengdu
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EPIDEMICS

Four-year-old dies from bird flu in Indonesia
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WHITE OUT

Toll rises to 37 dead in Ukraine cold: ministry
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Study: Early humans had a taste for grass
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More bang for bugs
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