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January 09, 2013
ICE WORLD
A New Way to Study Permafrost Soil, Above and Below Ground
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jan 09, 2013
What does pulling a radar-equipped sled across the Arctic tundra have to do with improving our understanding of climate change? It's part of a new way to explore the little-known world of permafrost soils, which store almost as much carbon as the rest of the world's soils and about twice as much as is in the atmosphere. The new approach combines several remote-sensing tools to study the Arctic landscape-above and below ground-in high resolution and over large spatial scales. It was developed by a ... read more
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FARM NEWS

Corn could help farmers fight devastating weed
Versatile and responsive to management, corn is grown throughout the world for everything from food to animal feed to fuel. A new use for corn could soon join that list, as researchers in China inve ... more
EARLY EARTH

First fossil bird with teeth specialized for tough diet
Beak shape variation in Darwin's finches is a classic example of evolutionary adaptation, with beaks that vary widely in proportions and shape, reflecting a diversity of ecologies. While living bird ... more
ICE WORLD

A new approach to assessing future sea level rise from ice sheets
The study, published in Nature Climate Change, is the first of its kind on ice sheet melting to use structured expert elicitation (EE) together with an approach which mathematically pools experts' o ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Genetic mystery of Behcet's disease unfolds along the ancient Silk Road
Researchers have identified four new regions on the human genome associated with Behcet's disease, a painful and potentially dangerous condition found predominantly in people with ancestors along th ... 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
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When will genomic research translate into clinical care - and at what cost?
Genomic research is widely expected to transform medicine, but progress has been slower than expected. While critics argue that the genomics "promise" has been broken - and that money might be bette ... more
EPIDEMICS

Rainfall, brain infection linked in sub-Saharan Africa
The amount of rainfall affects the number of infant infections leading to hydrocephalus in Uganda, according to a team of researchers who are the first to demonstrate that these brain infections are ... more
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A New Way To Convert Light To Electrical Energy

Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement

ABOUT US

Promising compound restores memory loss and reverses symptoms of Alzheimer's
A new ray of hope has broken through the clouded outcomes associated with Alzheimer's disease. A new research report published in January 2013 print issue of the FASEB Journal by scientists from the ... more
ABOUT US

Dopamine-receptor gene variant linked to human longevity
A variant of a gene associated with active personality traits in humans seems to also be involved with living a longer life, UC Irvine and other researchers have found. This derivative of a dopamine ... more
CLONE AGE

Sorting stem cells
When an embryonic stem cell is in the first stage of its development it has the potential to grow into any type of cell in the body, a state scientists call undifferentiated. A team of researc ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Rare Form of Active 'Jumping Genes' Found In Mammals
Much of the DNA that makes up our genomes can be traced back to strange rogue sequences known as transposable elements, or jumping genes, which are largely idle in mammals. But Johns Hopkins researc ... more
EARLY EARTH

Giant fossil predator provides insights into the rise of modern marine ecosystem structures
An international team of scientists has described a fossil marine predator measuring 8.6 meters in length (about 28 feet) recovered from the Nevada desert in 2010 as representing the first top preda ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS

WATER WORLD

Genetics clues to survival of coral reef
A genetic process that lets some corals withstand high temperatures may hold a key to species survival for organisms around the world, U.S. researchers say. ... more
FIRE STORM

Cool change aids Australia firefighters
A drop in temperatures helped firefighters battling blazes across Australia Wednesday but up to 30 wildfires were still raging out of control, destroying a handful of homes and forcing people to flee. ... more
FIRE STORM

Australia bushfires rage in 'catastrophic' conditions
Bushfires raged out of control across Australia's most populous state Tuesday, fanned by intense heat and high winds in "catastrophic" conditions that targeted homes and triggered evacuations. ... more
FIRE STORM
Obama signs $9.7 bn aid bill for Sandy victims

Obama considers broad arms sales restrictions: report

Fukushima 'unprecedented challenge': new Japan PM


FIRE STORM
Space Trash May Make Radiation Shields

LEON: the space chip that Europe built

That's not what I meant: A new phase in reading photons


FIRE STORM
The relationship between CO2 concentrations and sea level

Genetics clues to survival of coral reef

Waterfall-climbing fish use same mechanism to climb waterfalls and eat algae


FIRE STORM
A new approach to assessing future sea level rise from ice sheets

A New Way to Study Permafrost Soil, Above and Below Ground

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

PILLAGING PIRATES

Colombian navy captures drug gang's semi-submersible
The Colombian navy has captured an empty semi-submersible vessel that was adrift in the Pacific ocean and is believed to have been the property of a drug trafficking gang. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Poachers slaughter Kenyan elephant family
Kenyan wildlife rangers on Tuesday were tracking a team of poachers who massacred a family of 11 elephants in what they said was the worst single such killings in the country in the past three decades. ... more
SINO DAILY

China press freedom campaign swells with new rally
Protesters rallied Tuesday for a second day to call for press freedom in China, as social media users and celebrities backed a campaign which poses a test for the nation's new leaders. ... more
PILLAGING PIRATES

French, US forces detain 12 suspected Somali pirates
French and US warships on patrol off the Somali coast combined to detain 12 suspected pirates after a merchant vessel reported coming under attack at the weekend, a statement said Tuesday. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Orbital Sciences Considers Replacing Russian Engine Used on Antares

Antares rocket launch failed due to possible engine flaw

NASA Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap

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Russia Puts Meridian Communications Satellite Into Orbit

FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'

NASA to work with cargo partners despite rocket crash

PILLAGING PIRATES

Chinese man guilty of '$100 mn' software piracy

WEATHER REPORT

Four dead in Israel as severe weather sweeps Middle East

WOOD PILE

Greeks ravage forests to heat homes

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Switch out of wood-burning stoves saves lives

FARM NEWS

Monsanto earnings jump on corn seed, pesticide sales

SINO DAILY

Former prisoner welcomes China labour camp reform

SHAKE AND BLOW

Rains bring flood havoc, drought relief to desert Jordan

CLIMATE SCIENCE

2012 warmest on record for US, had historic extremes

PILLAGING PIRATES

Police among dead in gambling shootout

SHAKE AND BLOW

Russian volcano erupting with gas, ash

German diners feast on 'trash' to cut waste

Record heat sees Australia map upgrade

Australia bushfires rage in 'catastrophic' conditions

Nigeria to prosecute Russian sailors over arms transport

French startup takes fork on road to health

Grounded Alaska oil rig refloated, no pollution seen

China bloggers back censorship protest

Counting the cost of mercury pollution

The last link in the chain

Waterfall-climbing fish use same mechanism to climb waterfalls and eat algae

Drainage Ditches Can Help Clean Up Field Runoff

Rural Demand for Better Water Driving Mobile Water Treatment Growth In Asia Pacific

Best evidence yet that dinosaurs used feathers for courtship

An embryo that is neither male nor female

Study reveals new survival strategy for bacteria exposed to antibiotics

Big brains are pricey, guppy study shows

Finding Chicago's food gardens with Google Earth

Scientists join forces to bring plant movement to light

Researchers seek longer battery life for electric locomotive

Major cuts to surging CO2 emissions are needed now, not down the road

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