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December 26, 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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A nanoscale window to the biological world
If the key to winning battles is knowing both your enemy and yourself, then scientists are now well on their way toward becoming the Sun Tzus of medicine by taking a giant step toward a priceless ad ... more
EPIDEMICS

New whole plant therapy shows promise as an effective and economical treatment for malaria
In the worldwide battle to curtail malaria, one of the most prevalent and deadly infectious diseases of the developing world, drug after drug has fallen by the wayside as the malaria parasite has be ... more
FARM NEWS

Unraveling the threads: Simplest cotton genome offers clues for fiber improvements
From the stockings decorating mantles to the new outfits in display windows calling to shoppers, cotton is woven into the fabric of the holiday season. For bioenergy researchers, however, fiber comp ... more
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FARM NEWS

Small wasps to control a big pest?
With the purpose of developing new biological methods to control one of the major pests affecting the southwest Europe pine stands, a joint collaboration leaded by the Instituto Nacional de Investig ... more


WHALES AHOY

Multi-tasking whales sing while feeding, not just breeding
Humpback whales are famed for their songs, most often heard in breeding season when males are competing to mate with females. In recent years, however, reports of whale songs occurring outside tradi ... more
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Survival of the females
It is well known that many mammals are able to adjust the ratio of male and female young depending on the surrounding conditions at the time of conception but how precisely this is accomplished rema ... more
WOOD PILE

Death of hemlock trees yields new life for hardwood trees, but at what cost to the ecosystem?
Due to the introduction of exotic pests and pathogens, tree species are being eliminated one by one from forest ecosystems. In some cases, scientists can observe immediately how their loss affects t ... more
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Nanoparticles Create Skinny Solar Cells

Better thermal-imaging lens from waste sulfur

Wireless power transfer achieved at 5-meter distance

Surprising material could play role in saving energy

Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

Research Underway For Companion Plants To PV

Thinnest feasible membrane produced

SHAKE AND BLOW

Taiwan typhoon hero faces life in prison for corruption
A former Taiwan fire chief hailed as a hero for leading rescue efforts during a deadly typhoon has been indicted in a $690,000 corruption case and faces life in jail, prosecutors said Tuesday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Typhoon-hit Philippines threatened by new storm
A tropical storm set to hit the Philippines on Christmas Day could spark floods and landslides, forecasters warned, even as the country struggles to recover from a typhoon that killed hundreds. ... more
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Russia's brutal early winter claims 123 lives
A bitter cold snap in Russia has claimed 123 lives in the past 10 days, an official said Tuesday, with the early freeze testing authorities in a country used to notoriously tough winters. ... more
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Tsunami-hit Japanese town gets huge Christmas gift
A small Japanese town devastated by last year's quake-sparked tsunami will receive a huge Christmas present after a ship arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday carrying a six-ton statue destined for the community. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Japan's defeated ruling party picks new leader
Japan's defeated Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) on Tuesday picked as its new leader the industry minister during last year's Fukushima nuclear crisis, after suffering a landslide electoral defeat. ... more
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Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out

US 'closely watching' for signs of N.Korea nuclear test

Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Tops 100,000 Testing Miles During EMD Phase

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves

Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk

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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'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

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FLORA AND FAUNA
Spanish consumers prefer national fish

Study reveals that animals contribute to seagrass dispersal

Slab of Barrier Reef sea floor breaking off: scientists


FLORA AND FAUNA
W. Antarctic warming among world's fastest

Antarctic ice sheet warming faster than thought: study

Warm sea water is melting Antarctic glaciers

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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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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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Small, Portable Sensors Allow Users to Monitor Exposure to Pollution on Their Smart Phones

EPIDEMICS

Pigs in southern China infected with avian flu

PILLAGING PIRATES

Pirates attack ship off Nigeria, kidnap Italian sailors

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Iraq calls for Arab action on climate change

SHAKE AND BLOW

Cyclone risk in Indonesia said increasing

EARTH OBSERVATION

Satellites eye Great Lakes invasive plant

WOOD PILE

Oldest timber constructions unearthed

FLORA AND FAUNA

China survey reports fewer sightings of engangered porpoise

WHITE OUT

Swiss train derails due to avalanche: rail operator

FLORA AND FAUNA

Nepal campaigners plead for killer elephant's life

Scottish boy dies in Australian Outback

Antarctic ice sheet warming faster than thought: study

Cold snap claims 88 lives in Russia

Christmas misery in Haiti camp, three years after quake

'No Christmas' for Philippine typhoon victims

Blizzard leaves 100,000 without power in Canada

Travel misery as floods hit Britain

Hong Kong activist arrested 6 months after Hu protest

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Chile volcano alert raised

The Green Revolution is wilting

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Fukushima kids fatter as radiation fears cut exercise

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