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December 20, 2012
SHAKE AND BLOW
Climate model is first to study climate effects of Arctic hurricanes
Amherst MA (SPX) Dec 20, 2012
Though it seems like an oxymoron, Arctic hurricanes happen, complete with a central "eye," extreme low barometric pressure and towering 30-foot waves that can sink small ships and coat metal platforms with thick ice, threatening oil and gas exploration. Now climate scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and in England report the first conclusive evidence that Arctic hurricanes, also known as polar lows, play a significant role in driving ocean water circulation and climate. Re ... read more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Plumes across the Pacific deliver thousands of microbial species to West Coast
A surprising number of microorganisms - 99 percent more kinds than had been reported in findings published just four months ago - are leaping the biggest gap on the planet. Hitching rides in the upp ... more
ABOUT US

Study: Human hands evolved as weapons
Hands evolved not only for manual dexterity needed to use tools or create art but also so people could make fists and fight, University of Utah researchers say. ... more
WOOD PILE

Scientists Use Satellite Data to Map Invasive Species in Great Lakes Wetlands
Phragmites australis, an invasive species of plant called common reed, grows rapidly into dense stands of tall plants that pose an extreme threat to Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Early treatment is ... more
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FARM NEWS

New research predicts rising trend in India's violent land conflicts; 130 districts struggle
New research released on the eve of an international conference on land and forest rights, blames India's government agencies and investors for a growing spate of violent clashes in the nation's for ... more


FLORA AND FAUNA

Toward a new model of the cell
Turning vast amounts of genomic data into meaningful information about the cell is the great challenge of bioinformatics, with major implications for human biology and medicine. Researchers at ... more
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WATER WORLD

Environmental threat map highlights Great Lakes restoration challenges
A comprehensive map three years in the making is telling the story of humans' impact on the Great Lakes, identifying how "environmental stressors" stretching from Minnesota to Ontario are shaping th ... more
FARM NEWS

Plant sniffs out danger to prepare defenses against pesky insect
A plant may start to prime its defenses as soon as it gets a whiff of a male fly searching for a mate, according to Penn State entomologists. Once tall goldenrod plants smell a sex attractant emitte ... more
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Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye

Scientists Find Way to Maintain Quantum Entanglement in Amplified Signals

Quantum leap in lasers brightens future of quantum computing

Oregon chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution

Understanding Graphene's Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level

A noble gas cage

Japanese leader proposes first-ever 'Robot Olympics'

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Action by 2020 key for limiting climate change
This is a joint press release from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria, ETH Zurich in Switzerland, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Hybrid tunnel may help guide severed nerves back to health
Building a tunnel made up of both hard and soft materials to guide the reconnection of severed nerve endings may be the first step toward helping patients who have suffered extensive nerve trauma re ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Russian volcano eruption ongoing
An eruption of a volcano in Russia's Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula is expected to last for at least two more weeks, an expert says. ... more
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WATER WORLD

EU to fund Djibouti desalination plant
The European Union said Wednesday it will pay for most of a combined renewable energy and water desalination plant in Djibouti, to supply some 200,000 people, a quarter of the country's population. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

South Africa rhino poaching toll jumps to 633
At least 633 rhinos have been killed in South Africa this year, a record toll as demand for their horns continues to surge on the black market in Asia, the government said Wednesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinese president wields economic might on LatAm tour

US still mulling Iraq request for militant drone strikes

China anti-terror advice: "fight back" or "run away"

The Great War Redux

France and Britain trade hypocrisy claims over MH17 sanctions

Israel strikes kill dozens in Gaza as toll tops 670

New collaboration between Australian military, universities

ABOUT US

US shooting revives debate over videogame violence
The massacre of 26 people, mostly young children, at a US school has revived the perennial debate about the impact of violent videogames on the warped minds of gunmen behind such tragedies. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Google Maps driving Apple iOS upgrades
The return of Google Maps to the iPhone has seen a sharp increase in people upgrading to Apple's iOS operating system, a mobile ad network has reported. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

China arrests nearly 1,000 doomsday 'cult' members
China has arrested nearly 1,000 people in a crackdown on a Christian sect that spread doomsday rumours and targeted communist rule, state media said Thursday ahead of the supposedly Mayan-foretold apocalypse. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
China arrests nearly 1,000 doomsday 'cult' members

China opens disaster research laboratory

Doomsday cult arrests surpass 400 in China


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Berkeley Lab Scientists Developing Quick Way to ID People Exposed to Ionizing Radiation

Operation to "rescue" Yamal-402 a success

Missile Defense Agency awards Raytheon contract modification for AN/TPY-2 radar


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Disputed fish quota cuts lead to tough EU talks

Environmental threat map highlights Great Lakes restoration challenges

EU to fund Djibouti desalination plant


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
'Missing' polar weather systems could impact climate predictions

Invasive species said threat to Antarctica

Warm sea water is melting Antarctic glaciers

FLORA AND FAUNA

Africa's elephant slaughter funds wars
Elephants and rhinoceroses are being slaughtered to the point of possible extinction by heavily armed African rebels and militias who use profits from the illegal poaching and sale of ivory to fund wars across the continent, conservationists say. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Flash floods kill 25 in Sri Lanka: disaster agency
Flash floods have killed at least 25 people in Sri Lanka and left more than a quarter of a million marooned in their homes, disaster officials said Thursday. ... more
SINO DAILY

China property market revives despite controls
After waiting for a year, accountant Qi Youdi has bought a new home in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, among the millions of buyers bringing the country's property market back to life. ... more
DEMOCRACY

India's Modi heads for landslide, bolsters PM prospects
Controversial Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi headed for a landslide election win in the Indian state of Gujarat on Thursday, firming up his chances of running for prime minister in 2014. ... more
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SpaceX Soft Lands Falcon 9 Rocket First Stage

China's biggest moon challenge: returning to earth

Transiting Exoplanet with Longest Known Year

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Zuckerberg donates $500 mn to charity

FLORA AND FAUNA

Nepal killer elephant on revenge rampage: officials

ICE WORLD

'Missing' polar weather systems could impact climate predictions

CLIMATE SCIENCE

University of Tennessee study predicts extreme climate in Eastern US

WATER WORLD

Investigating ocean currents using uranium-236 from the 1960s

FARM NEWS

Three Bacterial Strains Common to Grapevines and Sugarcane Decoded

FARM NEWS

Soil determines fate of phosphorous

WATER WORLD

Mapping effort charts restoration tack for Great Lakes

FLORA AND FAUNA

Dust-plumes power intercontinental microbial migrations

SHAKE AND BLOW

Storms in the Machine

Invasive species said threat to Antarctica

Argentine corn exports blocked by China

Ireland, Scotland decry EU fish quota cuts

China opens disaster research laboratory

Ecuador volcano spews lava, ash

Disputed fish quota cuts lead to tough EU talks

Study: Early humans had a taste for grass

Doomsday cult arrests surpass 400 in China

Trail of destruction after Cyclone Evan hits Fiji

Signs of evolving US gun debate after school tragedy

Zuma landslide predicted as ANC voting ends

New species, old threats to Mekong wildlife: WWF

Four-year-old dies from bird flu in Indonesia

Stately pleasure dome rises in China's Chengdu

Toll rises to 37 dead in Ukraine cold: ministry

Disaster map predicts bleak future for mammals

Tracing humanity's African ancestry may mean rewriting 'out of Africa' dates

ASU researchers propose new way to look at the dawn of life

National Grid Creates Big Questions for Transmission Industry

Mexico to Privatize State Oil Company Pemex?

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