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December 24, 2012
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When the ice melts, the Earth spews fire
Kiel, Germany (SPX) Dec 24, 2012
It has long been known that volcanic activity can cause short-term variations in climate. Now, researchers at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany), together with colleagues from Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) have found evidence that the reverse process also occurs: Climate affects volcanic activity. Their study is now online in the international journal "Geology". In 1991, it was a disaster for the villages nearby the erupting Philippine volcano Pinatu ... read more
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FARM NEWS

Biologists design method to monitor global bee decline
A global network of people monitoring bee populations may form an early warning system alerting scientists to dangers threatening the world's food system and economies. "My goal is to give agencies ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Oscillation of gene activity may underpin how embryos grow in proportion
From a single-cell egg to a fully functional body: as embryos develop and grow, they must form organs that are in proportion to the overall size of the embryo. The exact mechanism underlying this fu ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Century-old Wallace map of natural world updated
Until today, Alfred Russel Wallace's century old map has been the backbone for our understanding of global biodiversity. Thanks to advances in modern technology and data on more than 20,000 species, ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Lizard tails detach at a biological 'dotted line'
Like sheets of paper marked with perforated lines, gecko tails have unique structural marks that help them sever their tails to make a quick getaway. Though voluntarily shedding a body part in ... more


WATER WORLD

Spanish consumers prefer national fish
What is most important when buying fish: the price, the country of origin, whether it is fresh or frozen or whether it is wild or farm-raised? The average Spanish consumer prefers above all that the ... more
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Small, Portable Sensors Allow Users to Monitor Exposure to Pollution on Their Smart Phones
Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have built a small fleet of portable pollution sensors that allow users to monitor air quality in real time on their smart phones. The ... more
EPIDEMICS

Pigs in southern China infected with avian flu
Researchers report for the first time the seroprevalence of three strains of avian influenza viruses in pigs in southern China, but not the H5N1 avian influenza virus. Their research, published onli ... more
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Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero

Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

Making quantum dots glow brighter

UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row

Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth: report

WHITE OUT

Swiss train derails due to avalanche: rail operator
A train derailed in the Swiss Alps early Sunday when it rammed into mounds of snow from an avalanche blocking the tracks, the BLS rail company said, adding that no one had been injured in the accident. ... more
WEATHER REPORT

Scottish boy dies in Australian Outback
A 14-year-old Scottish boy has died in searing heat in the harsh Australian Outback while hiking with his father, police said. ... more
ICE WORLD

Antarctic ice sheet warming faster than thought: study
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet, whose melt may be responsible for 10 percent of the sea-level rise caused by climate change, is warming twice as quickly as previously thought, a study said Sunday. ... more
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WHITE OUT

Cold snap claims 88 lives in Russia
A deadly cold snap has claimed 88 lives across Russia, officials said Sunday, as Moscow authorities told schoolchildren they could stay home to avoid the frigid temperatures. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Christmas misery in Haiti camp, three years after quake
While people around the world celebrate the arrival of Christmas, residents of a refugee camp in Haiti say hunger and want will mark the holiday, like every other day of the year. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

'No Christmas' for Philippine typhoon victims
Survivors of a typhoon that ravaged the southern Philippines will bypass Christmas this year as they hole up in evacuation centres and continue to bury their dead, officials said Sunday. ... more
WHITE OUT

Blizzard leaves 100,000 without power in Canada
More than 100,000 homes and businesses were without power Saturday in Quebec after a powerful winter storm battered the French-speaking Canadian province, the local utility company said. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Travel misery as floods hit Britain
Heavy flooding across parts of Britain caused widespread road and rail disruption Sunday, wreaking havoc on Christmas travel plans while rescuers worked to evacuate people from the hardest-hit communities. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
360,000 Haitians still displaced after 2010 quake: IOM

'No Christmas' for Philippine typhoon victims

Christmas misery in Haiti camp, three years after quake


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MEXSAT Bicentenario Satellite Sends First Signals from Space

Space Fence program moving forward

EU: Samsung injunctions against Apple breach rules


SHAKE AND BLOW
Spanish consumers prefer national fish

Slab of Barrier Reef sea floor breaking off: scientists

Study: Hawaiian island slowly dissolving


SHAKE AND BLOW
Chief's hunger strike fuels Canada aboriginal drive

Antarctic ice sheet warming faster than thought: study

NASA's Operation IceBridge Data Brings New Twist to Sea Ice Forecasting

SINO DAILY

Hong Kong activist arrested 6 months after Hu protest
A member of a radical Hong Kong political opposition party Sunday said he had been arrested six months after throwing a t-shirt at Chinese President Hu Jintao's motorcade. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Dry spell projected for southwest US
Southwestern areas of the United States, reeling from its worst drought in 50 years, may have 10 percent less surface water within a decade due to global warming, a study said Sunday. ... more
INTERN DAILY

Revealed: secrets of ancient Chinese medicinal herb
Scientist in the United States on Sunday offered a molecular-level explanation for how a Chinese herbal medicine used for more than 2,000 years tackles fever and eases malaria. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Chile volcano alert raised
Chile issued a top-level red alert Sunday for its Copahue volcano, in the south on the Andean border with Argentina, as it rumbled to register a greater potential threat. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Amazon founder strikes deal to build US rocket engines

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MIT researchers developing tight-fitting space suits of the future

Spaceship designer who helped send Gagarin into orbit dies at 92

Reinterpreting dark matter

India A New Contender in Asian Space Race or Technological Breakthrough

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FARM NEWS

The Green Revolution is wilting

FARM NEWS

Can Observations of a Hardy Weed Help Feed the World?

FLORA AND FAUNA

Black Piranha, Megapiranha Have Most Powerful Bites of Fish Living or Extinct

EARTH OBSERVATION

Turkey Steps up Collaboration with Astrium Services For SPOT 6 And SPOT 7 Data

EPIDEMICS

Tracking the origins of HIV

INTERN DAILY

Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel

FARM NEWS

A new, super-nutritious puffed rice for breakfast cereals and snacks

FLORA AND FAUNA

Helping the nose know

ICE WORLD

NASA's Operation IceBridge Data Brings New Twist to Sea Ice Forecasting

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Geo-engineering against climate change

Nearly 200 killed in cold snap across Russia, eastern Europe

Philippines typhoon death toll 'likely to hit 1,500'

Haiti farmers in dire straits after Hurricane Sandy

Chief's hunger strike fuels Canada aboriginal drive

360,000 Haitians still displaced after 2010 quake: IOM

Study: Hawaiian island slowly dissolving

Slab of Barrier Reef sea floor breaking off: scientists

Antarctic ice cores a window to the past

China 'V for Vendetta' broadcast amazes viewers

Aldrich Materials Science discovers liquid-free preparation of metal organic frameworks

Quest to Find New Uses for Abundant Natural Gas

Geothermal Industry Ends 2012 on a High Note

Ditch that phone charge cable

Japan anti-nuclear vote melts away

Asia's long-stay schemes lure foreigners

China shows off world's longest high-speed rail route

Japan's incoming pro-nuclear PM 'to review Fukushima'

Silver Sheds Light On Superconductor Secrets

Discovery May Pave Way to Genetically Enhanced Biofuel Crops

Clean air: New paints break down nitrogen oxides

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