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January 07, 2013
FIRE STORM
Australia bushfires rage in 'catastrophic' conditions
Sydney (AFP) Jan 8, 2013
Bushfires raged out of control across Australia's most populous state on Tuesday, fanned by intense heat and high winds in "catastrophic" conditions that threatened homes and triggered evacuations. More than 130 fires were burning across New South Wales state, 40 of them uncontained, state Rural Fire Service commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons told reporters in Sydney. "You don't get conditions worse than this, we are at the catastrophic level," he said. Introduced after the 2009 Black Saturday f ... read more
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Did Lucy walk, climb, or both?
Much has been made of our ancestors "coming down out of the trees," and many researchers view terrestrial bipedalism as the hallmark of "humanness." After all, most of our living primate relatives-t ... more
CLONE AGE

An embryo that is neither male nor female
So, is it a girl or a boy? This is the first question parents ask at the birth of an infant. Though the answer is obvious, the mechanism of sex determination is much less so. Researchers at the Univ ... more
WATER WORLD

Waterfall-climbing fish use same mechanism to climb waterfalls and eat algae
Going against the flow is always a challenge, but some waterfall-climbing fish have adapted to their extreme lifestyle by using the same set of muscles for both climbing and eating, according to res ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Study reveals new survival strategy for bacteria exposed to antibiotics
Researchers have uncovered a new way that some bacteria survive when under siege by antibiotics. This survival mechanism is fundamentally different from other, known bacterial strategies. Unde ... more


FLORA AND FAUNA

The last link in the chain
For almost 30 years, researchers have sought to identify a particular enzyme that is involved in regulating electron transport during photosynthesis. An LMU team has now found the missing link, whic ... more
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FARM NEWS

German diners feast on 'trash' to cut waste
Two socially-aware Berlin women with a culinary flair have given "leftovers for dinner" a fresh twist by organising communal suppers conjured up from unsold food foraged from markets. ... more
FIRE STORM

Record heat sees Australia map upgrade
Extreme heat in Australia forced the government's weather bureau to upgrade its temperature scale Tuesday, with new colours on the climate map to reflect new highs forecast next week. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fracking to thank for lower emissions, API says

12 U.S. states account for 80 percent of wind power

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Problem wells source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

New 'switch' could power quantum computing

Study Says Renewables to Hit 16 percent by 2018

SHAKE AND BLOW

Russian volcano erupting with gas, ash
The ongoing eruption of the Plosky Tolbachik volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia has sent gas and ashes almost 2-1/2 miles into the sky, officials say. ... more
EARLY EARTH

Best evidence yet that dinosaurs used feathers for courtship
A University of Alberta researcher's examination of fossilized dinosaur tail bones has led to a breakthrough finding: some feathered dinosaurs used tail plumage to attract mates, much like modern-da ... more
FARM NEWS

Drainage Ditches Can Help Clean Up Field Runoff
Vegetated drainage ditches can help capture pesticide and nutrient loads in field runoff, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists report. These ditches-as common in the country as the field ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Big brains are pricey, guppy study shows
Bigger brains can make animals, well, brainier, but that boost in brain size and ability comes at a price. That's according to new evidence reported in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, in ... more
WATER WORLD

Rural Demand for Better Water Driving Mobile Water Treatment Growth In Asia Pacific
Rapid urbanization in the Asia Pacific is prompting the rural population to intensify its demands for a better quality of life, which includes access to cleaner and purer water. This, coupled with d ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia should be ready for non-contact war

China's maritime area being carved up

Foes flex muscles in east Ukraine as NATO beefs up forces

Syria at 'critical moment', China tells opposition chief

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Lockheed to continue torpedo maintenance

US missile cruiser headed back to port after fire

INTERN DAILY

French startup takes fork on road to health
If you come to a fork on the Internet, take it. It may end up being beneficial to your health. ... more
FARM NEWS

Finding Chicago's food gardens with Google Earth
Urban agriculture is promoted as a strategy for dealing with food insecurity, stimulating economic development, and combating diet-related health problems in cities. However, up to now, no one has k ... more
PILLAGING PIRATES

Nigeria to prosecute Russian sailors over arms transport
Nigeria's navy has transferred for prosecution 15 Russian sailors detained since October for allegedly transporting illegal arms, a navy spokesman said Tuesday. ... more
PILLAGING PIRATES
Obama signs $9.7 bn aid bill for Sandy victims

Congress approves $9.7 bn aid for storm Sandy victims

Obama considers broad arms sales restrictions: report


PILLAGING PIRATES
Space Trash May Make Radiation Shields

NASA Investigates Use of 'Trailblazing' Material for New Sensors

Liquid jets and bouncing balls combine for surprising results


PILLAGING PIRATES
US study says El Nino, climate change link fuzzy

The relationship between CO2 concentrations and sea level

Coral records suggest that recent El Nino activity rises above noisy background


PILLAGING PIRATES
As globe warms, Alaska is cooling down

Bering Sea study finds prey density more important to predators than biomass

Fiennes sails for Antarctica on first winter crossing bid

SINO DAILY

China bloggers back censorship protest
Chinese bloggers and celebrities along with foreign media campaigners threw their support behind journalists at a newspaper enmeshed in a censorship row on Tuesday, after a rare protest for press freedom. ... more
FARM NEWS

Scientists join forces to bring plant movement to light
Elementary school students often learn that plants grow toward the light. This seems straightforward, but in reality, the genes and pathways that allow plants to grow and move in response to their e ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Siberian region offers bounty for wolves
A remote Siberian region has placed a bounty on the heads of its wolf population, complaining that thousands of the predators are killing too many reindeer and horses. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Counting the cost of mercury pollution
Cleaning up mercury pollution and reducing prenatal exposure to the neurotoxin methylmercury (MeHg) could save the European Union 10,000 million Euro per year, finds a new study published in BioMed ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
SpaceX Launch of NASA Cargo to Space Station Set for Friday, Spacewalk Wednesday

Russian Rockets used by the US

Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life

Unexpected Teleconnections in Noctilucent Clouds

NASA Signs Agreement with SpaceX for Use of Historic Launch Pad

NASA Astronauts Will Breathe Easier With New Oxygen Recovery Systems

First radar vision for Copernicus

SINO DAILY

Protesters gather at China newspaper in censorship row

SINO DAILY

German reporter in China says equipment sabotaged

PILLAGING PIRATES

Police among dead in gambling shootout

SHAKE AND BLOW

Stormy weather, heavy rains lash Israel, Palestinians

ICE WORLD

Fiennes sails for Antarctica on first winter crossing bid

SINO DAILY

China labour camp reform revealed - then deleted

SINO DAILY

Chinese media target provincial censor

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Obama considers broad arms sales restrictions: report

EPIDEMICS

Swine flu kills Jordanian: health minister

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Obama signs $9.7 bn aid bill for Sandy victims

$1.4 mln of rhino horn seized in Thailand, Vietnam

Tehran air pollution leaves 4,460 dead: health official

Statue built to reformer whose death sparked Tiananmen

Police fear deaths in Australia wildfires

6 Russians die in snowmobile plunge

7.5-magnitude quake hits off Alaska, triggers local tsunami

Thousands stuck in China airport as country freezes

Corruption threat to China housing plan: state media

Thousands flee wildfires in southern Australia

Cambodia battles to save rare Mekong dolphins

Thai 'scavengers club' turns trash to treasure

Thousands flee wildfires in southern Australia

Editing the genome with high precision

Coral records suggest that recent El Nino activity rises above noisy background

Bering Sea study finds prey density more important to predators than biomass

Rethinking bacterial persistence

Biologists unlock "black box" to underground world

Improving DNA amplification from problematic plants

Political action the biggest swing factor in meeting climate targets

Researchers develop tool to evaluate genome sequencing method

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