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January 04, 2013
WEATHER REPORT
Australia's Hobart experiences hottest day
Sydney (AFP) Jan 4, 2013
Australia's southern island of Tasmania has experienced its hottest day since records began, with the capital Hobart sweltering at 41.8 Celsius (107.2 Fahrenheit) on Friday. The Bureau of Meteorology said the temperature in Tasmania, where records have been kept since the early 1880s, beat the previous high of 40.8 Celsius set in January 1976. "There are only three or four (days) on record over 40 degrees so it's quite rare," said Melbourne-based Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Murray Keab ... read more
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Jan. 1 snow cover set U.S. record
Snow coverage in the United States on New Year's Day was the most in 10 years with 67 percent of the 48 contiguous states covered by snow, meteorologists say. ... more
WATER WORLD

The relationship between CO2 concentrations and sea level
By comparing reconstructions of atmospheric CO2 concentrations and sea level over the past 40 million years, researchers based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton have found that greenh ... more
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Study refutes accepted model of memory formation
A study by Johns Hopkins researchers has shown that a widely accepted model of long-term memory formation - that it hinges on a single enzyme in the brain - is flawed. The new study, published in Na ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Natural catastrophes caused $160 bn in damage: Munich Re
Natural catastrophes including US hurricane Sandy caused $160 billion (122 billion euros') worth of damage in 2012, the world's leading reinsurer, Munich Re, estimated on Thursday. ... more


INTERN DAILY

Natural birth a tough sell in China's caesarean boom
As an automatic piano chimed a wedding march, new mother Wang Dan walked down a red carpet towards a hospital room called the "White House", minutes after giving birth in a candlelit water pool. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Sodden Britain marks second wettest year in 2012
Britain suffered its second wettest year on record in 2012, the national weather agency said on Thursday. ... more
WATER WORLD

US study says El Nino, climate change link fuzzy
The frequency and volatility of El Nino, a weather pattern that hammers the tropical Pacific Ocean every five years or so, does not seem linked to climate change, said US research released Thursday. ... more
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SPCG and KYOCERA Complete 35 Utility-Scale Solar Farms in Thailand

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Profits shrink at Japan's 'megabanks'

Ex-TEPCO execs should be charged over Fukushima: panel

WHITE OUT

Rescuers evacuate 1,200 skiers from Spain resort
Rescuers on Thursday evacuated the last of 1,200 skiers trapped by strong winds a day earlier on the slopes of a resort in the Spanish Pyrenees. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Long-beaked echidna may not be a thing of the past
The western long-beaked echidna, one of the world's five egg-laying species of mammal, became extinct in Australia thousands of years ago...or did it? Smithsonian scientists and colleagues have foun ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Current theories about habitats and species diversity challenged
How can a square meter of meadow contain tens of species of plants? And what factors determine the number of species that live in an ecosystem? Science journal has defined this as one of the 25 most ... more
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WATER WORLD

Jellyfish suggest blooms are a consequence of periodic global fluctuations
Scientists have cast doubt on the widely held perception that there has been a global increase in jellyfish. Blooms, or proliferations, of jellyfish can show a substantial, visible impact on coastal ... more
INTERN DAILY

Electric stimulation of brain releases powerful, opiate-like painkiller
Researchers used electricity on certain regions in the brain of a patient with chronic, severe facial pain to release an opiate-like substance that's considered one of the body's most powerful paink ... 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

CLIMATE SCIENCE

As climate warms, bark beetles march on high-elevation forests
Trees and the insects that eat them wage constant war. Insects burrow and munch; trees deploy lethal and disruptive defenses in the form of chemicals. But in a warming world, where temperatures and ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Previous Studies on Toxic Effects of BPA Couldn't be Reproduced
Following a three-year study using more than 2,800 mice, a University of Missouri researcher was not able to replicate a series of previous studies by another research group investigating the contro ... more
SINO DAILY

China closes liberal website after reform call
A liberal Chinese journal had its website shut down Friday, it said, after it urged the country's Communist leaders - who regularly promise reform - to follow the constitution. ... more
SINO DAILY
Haitian leader urges unity to help rebuild nation

Natural catastrophes caused $160 bn in damage: Munich Re

Republican leader vows to hold vote on stalled storm aid


SINO DAILY
COM DEV wins commercial contract from MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates

Corning to debut tougher Gorilla Glass

NASA Investigates Use of 'Trailblazing' Material for New Sensors


SINO DAILY
US study says El Nino, climate change link fuzzy

US town bans bottled water

The relationship between CO2 concentrations and sea level


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As globe warms, Alaska is cooling down

CryoSat hits land

Study shows rapid warming on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

EPIDEMICS

Scientists say vaccine temporarily brakes HIV
A team of Spanish researchers say they have developed a therapeutic vaccine that can temporarily brake growth of the HIV virus in infected patients. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Cyclone lashes Reunion
Nearly 100,000 homes on Reunion were left without electricity on Thursday after a cyclone came close to scoring a direct hit on the French Indian Ocean island. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Floods hit southeast Niger
Flooding in southeast Niger, the landlocked West African country known for periodic drought, has affected more than 8,000 people and cost millions in lost agricultural output, the UN said Thursday. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Tehran governor orders shutdown over pollution
Schools, universities and government offices in the Iranian capital will be closed on Saturday for the second time in a month because of high air pollution, Tehran governor Morteza Tamadon said Thursday. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Brazil mulls retaliation for ban on beef

SINO DAILY

China arrests 'seriously wanted' criminal

SHAKE AND BLOW

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ICE WORLD

As globe warms, Alaska is cooling down

FARM NEWS

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FARM NEWS

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EARTH OBSERVATION

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Republican leader vows to hold vote on stalled storm aid

SHAKE AND BLOW

One killed as cyclone hits New Caledonia

CLIMATE SCIENCE

New Delhi suffers coldest day in 44 years

Philippines anger at logging ban murder

Japan's population logs record drop

Mexican troops kill 12 suspects in gun battle

Hong Kong leader faces divide after mass rally

Outrage over Hong Kong's 'shark fin rooftop'

US town bans bottled water

Haitian leader urges unity to help rebuild nation

Thousands march against Hong Kong leader

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Galapagos pink iguana captured on film

China academics urge reform, warn of violence

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Russia testing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's medicine

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