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December 25, 2012
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White Christmas for Moscow while south Europe sweats
Paris (AFP) Dec 24, 2012
From deadly cold in Russia, floods in Britain and balmy conditions that have residents in southwest France rummaging for their bathing suits, the weather has gone haywire across Europe in the days leading up to Christmas. The mercury in Moscow has fallen to minus 25 degrees Celsius (minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit) - unseasonably cold in a country where such chills don't normally arrive until January or February. The cold has claimed 90 lives in Russia since mid-December and 83 in Ukraine, with eas ... read more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

When the ice melts, the Earth spews fire
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 ... more
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
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ICE WORLD

W. Antarctic warming among world's fastest
The western portion of Antarctica is warming twice as fast as previously thought and triple the world's average temperature rise, U.S. scientists say. ... 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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
What a Star Wars laser bullet really looks like

Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells

Electronics industry gets 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

Cooling with molecules

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake

FROTH AND BUBBLE

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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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
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FLORA AND FAUNA

China survey reports fewer sightings of engangered porpoise
A survey of endangered porpoises in China's longest river has yielded fewer sightings as intense ship traffic threatens their existence, scientists said Monday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Cyclone risk in Indonesia said increasing
Indonesia has seen more frequent cyclones with global warming in the past few years and the phenomenon is predicted to increase next year, experts say. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

FLORA AND FAUNA

Nepal campaigners plead for killer elephant's life
Nepalese animal rights groups pleaded Monday for the life of a lovelorn elephant which has trampled several people to death and is being hunted down by an army execution squad. ... more
PILLAGING PIRATES

Pirates attack ship off Nigeria, kidnap Italian sailors
Pirates attacked an Italian ship off Nigeria and kidnapped four sailors, including three Italians, in the latest such incident off the country's oil-producing southern coast, officials said Monday. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Satellites eye Great Lakes invasive plant
Scientists say satellites are helping map the spread of an invasive plant that rapidly grows into dense stands seen as a threat to Great Lakes coastal wetlands. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
360,000 Haitians still displaced after 2010 quake: IOM

'No Christmas' for Philippine typhoon victims

Christmas misery in Haiti camp, three years after quake


EARTH OBSERVATION
MEXSAT Bicentenario Satellite Sends First Signals from Space

Space Fence program moving forward

EU: Samsung injunctions against Apple breach rules


EARTH OBSERVATION
Spanish consumers prefer national fish

Slab of Barrier Reef sea floor breaking off: scientists

Study: Hawaiian island slowly dissolving


EARTH OBSERVATION
Chief's hunger strike fuels Canada aboriginal drive

W. Antarctic warming among world's fastest

Antarctic ice sheet warming faster than thought: study

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Iraq calls for Arab action on climate change
Iraq's most senior energy official called for coordinated Arab action on climate change while Egypt's environment minister proposed a regional green fund at a conference in Baghdad on Monday. ... more
WOOD PILE

Oldest timber constructions unearthed
Archaeologists in Germany say they've used tree-ring data to identify four ancient water wells as some of the world's oldest timber constructions. ... 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
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
China launches first mission to moon and back

Two families of comets found around nearby star

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

NASA uses ultra-black nano-coating for solar coronagraph

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October

WHITE OUT

Cold snap claims 88 lives in Russia

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Christmas misery in Haiti camp, three years after quake

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

'No Christmas' for Philippine typhoon victims

WHITE OUT

Blizzard leaves 100,000 without power in Canada

SHAKE AND BLOW

Travel misery as floods hit Britain

SINO DAILY

Hong Kong activist arrested 6 months after Hu protest

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Dry spell projected for southwest US

INTERN DAILY

Revealed: secrets of ancient Chinese medicinal herb

SHAKE AND BLOW

Chile volcano alert raised

FARM NEWS

The Green Revolution is wilting

Can Observations of a Hardy Weed Help Feed the World?

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

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

Tracking the origins of HIV

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

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

Helping the nose know

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

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

Japan's new China envoy urges stronger economic ties

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

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