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December 21, 2012
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Do palm trees hold the key to immortality?
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 21, 2012
For centuries, humans have been exploring, researching, and, in some cases, discovering how to stave off life-threatening diseases, increase life spans, and obtain immortality. Biologists, doctors, spiritual gurus, and even explorers have pursued these quests-one of the most well-known examples being the legendary search by Ponce de Leon for the "Fountain of Youth." Yet the key to longevity may not lie in a miraculous essence of water, but rather in the structure and function of cells within a pla ... read more
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FARM NEWS

Soybeans a source of valuable chemical
The humble soybean could become an inexpensive new source of a widely used chemical for plastics, textiles, drugs, solvents and as a food additive. Succinic acid, traditionally drawn from petr ... more
INTERN DAILY

Measuring skull pressure without the headache
Space research has developed a new way of measuring the pressure inside your skull using simple sound waves from headphones. The device is an effective early-warning system for patients recovering f ... more
WATER WORLD

Study reveals that animals contribute to seagrass dispersal
Look out the window and you're likely to see the dispersal of seeds-dandelion tufts in the wind, a squirrel burying an acorn, a robin flying off with a dogwood fruit. You might even have a burr "vel ... more
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FARM NEWS

Curbing car travel could be as effective as cutting calories
Those considering how to maintain a healthy weight during holiday festivities, or looking ahead to New Year's resolutions, may want to think twice before reaching for traditional staples like cookie ... more


EARLY EARTH

Analysis of Marcellus flowback finds high levels of ancient brines
Brine water that flows back from gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region after hydraulic fracturing is many times more salty than seawater, with high contents of various elements, including radium a ... more
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Scientists construct first map of how the brain organizes everything we see
Our eyes may be our window to the world, but how do we make sense of the thousands of images that flood our retinas each day? Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that th ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Genomic frontier: The unexplored animal kingdom
A new report in the journal Nature unveils three of the first genomes from a vast, understudied swath of the animal kingdom that includes as many as one-quarter of Earth's marine species. By p ... more
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Flyer Hopes To Make Solar Flying Popular

Heavy Metals and Hydroelectricity

KYOCERA Solar Modules Tapped by Sierra Nevada to Power New Brewery in Mills River

SPCG and KYOCERA Complete 35 Utility-Scale Solar Farms in Thailand

Mapping the optimal route between 2 quantum states

Profits shrink at Japan's 'megabanks'

Ex-TEPCO execs should be charged over Fukushima: panel

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Ozone levels have sizeable impact on worker productivity
Researchers in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health assessed the impact of pollution on agricultural worker productivity using daily variation ... more
EARLY EARTH

Prehistoric ghosts revealing new details
Scientists at The University of Manchester have used synchrotron-based imaging techniques to identify previously unseen anatomy preserved in fossils. Their work on a 50 million year old lizard ... more
EPIDEMICS

WHO head warns diseases set to rise
The head of the World Health Organization warned Thursday that infectious diseases will spread more easily in the future due to globalisation, changing lifestyles and rising population densities. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

3 Palestinians dead from swine flu: health ministry
Three Palestinians in the West Bank have died in the past week from the H1N1 influenza strain known as swine flu, the Palestinian health ministry said on Thursday. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Landslide bolsters Modi's chances of India premiership
Controversial Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi secured a landslide poll victory in the Indian state of Gujarat on Thursday, firming up his chances of running for prime minister in 2014. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
F-35B Successfully Completes Wet Runway And Crosswind Testing

Hindenburg, 80 years on, still divides Germany

Newest Tiger attack helo tested in Djibouti

Leidos taps AIBioTech for bio-weapon threat research

China Cultural Revolution 'hero' to make $30 mn from IPO

NATO unprepared for Russian attack: UK lawmakers

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency taps BAE Systems for assist

WATER WORLD

Fishing nations, campaigners split on new EU quotas
European Union fisheries ministers Thursday struck a deal on 2013 quotas viewed as a "compromise" between efforts to protect endangered stocks while ensuring jobs for Europe's fishermen. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

'Apocalypse Noah': Dutch Christian readies escape Ark
A Dutch Christian has painstakingly prepared a lifeboat in his garden capable of saving 50 people ahead of biblical floods he expects to accompany Friday's Mayan-foretold 'doomsday.' ... more
WHITE OUT

Major blizzard in US Midwest threatens holiday travel
A massive and deadly winter snowstorm blanketed the US Midwest on Thursday, grounding hundreds of planes and making roads and highways impassable as travelers gear up for the Christmas holiday. ... more
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'Apocalypse Noah': Dutch Christian readies escape Ark

China arrests nearly 1,000 doomsday 'cult' members

Zuckerberg donates $500 mn to charity


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

MEXSAT Bicentenario Satellite Sends First Signals from Space

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


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Study reveals that animals contribute to seagrass dispersal

Environmental threat map highlights Great Lakes restoration challenges

EU to fund Djibouti desalination plant


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'Missing' polar weather systems could impact climate predictions

Invasive species said threat to Antarctica

Warm sea water is melting Antarctic glaciers

DEMOCRACY

Lula faces probe in cash-for-votes scandal
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces investigation in a swirling corruption controversy that seems to be catching up with him after two years. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Climate model is first to study climate effects of Arctic hurricanes
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 platfor ... more
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
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Tidal forces gave moon its shape

WOOD PILE

Scientists Use Satellite Data to Map Invasive Species in Great Lakes Wetlands

FARM NEWS

New research predicts rising trend in India's violent land conflicts; 130 districts struggle

FLORA AND FAUNA

Toward a new model of the cell

WATER WORLD

Environmental threat map highlights Great Lakes restoration challenges

FARM NEWS

Plant sniffs out danger to prepare defenses against pesky insect

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Action by 2020 key for limiting climate change

FLORA AND FAUNA

Hybrid tunnel may help guide severed nerves back to health

SHAKE AND BLOW

Russian volcano eruption ongoing

WATER WORLD

EU to fund Djibouti desalination plant

FLORA AND FAUNA

South Africa rhino poaching toll jumps to 633

US shooting revives debate over videogame violence

Google Maps driving Apple iOS upgrades

China arrests nearly 1,000 doomsday 'cult' members

Africa's elephant slaughter funds wars

Flash floods kill 25 in Sri Lanka: disaster agency

China property market revives despite controls

India's Modi heads for landslide, bolsters PM prospects

Zuckerberg donates $500 mn to charity

Nepal killer elephant on revenge rampage: officials

'Missing' polar weather systems could impact climate predictions

University of Tennessee study predicts extreme climate in Eastern US

Investigating ocean currents using uranium-236 from the 1960s

Three Bacterial Strains Common to Grapevines and Sugarcane Decoded

Soil determines fate of phosphorous

Mapping effort charts restoration tack for Great Lakes

Dust-plumes power intercontinental microbial migrations

Storms in the Machine

Invasive species said threat to Antarctica

Argentine corn exports blocked by China

China's wind towers face U.S. tariffs

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