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January 24, 2013
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A new type of volcanic eruption
Southampton UK (SPX) Jan 24, 2013
Scientists based in the UK and New Zealand have described a "new" type of volcanic eruption. Volcanic eruptions are commonly categorised as either explosive or effusive. But now, in research published this month in Nature Geoscience, researchers at Victoria University, Wellington and the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton have uncovered a previously undocumented type of eruption in underwater volcanoes - by looking at tiny original bubble spaces trapped in volcanic rock. Inside volcanoes, ... read more
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EARLY EARTH

Tiny fossils hold answers to big questions on climate change
The western Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming regions on the planet, and the fastest warming part of the Southern Hemisphere. Scientists have debated the causes of this warming, part ... more
ICE WORLD

Unprecedented glacier melting in the Andes blamed on climate change
Glaciers in the tropical Andes have been retreating at increasing rate since the 1970s, scientists write in the most comprehensive review to date of Andean glacier observations. The researchers blam ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Public Acceptance of Climate Change Affected by Word Usage
Public acceptance of climate change's reality may have been influenced by the rate at which words moved from scientific journals into the mainstream, according to anthropologist Michael O'Brien, dea ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Odd biochemistry yields lethal bacterial protein
While working out the structure of a cell-killing protein produced by some strains of the bacterium Enterococcus faecalis, researchers stumbled on a bit of unusual biochemistry. They found that a si ... more


WHITE OUT

Arctic blast sweeps Canada, US
Arctic air sweeping through Canada and parts of the United States sent temperatures plunging to record lows on Wednesday with a wind chill of minus 40 degrees (Celsius and Fahrenheit). ... more
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FARM NEWS

Bacterial supplement could help young pigs fight disease
In a study of 36 weanling-age pigs, researchers found that a dose of lipid-producing Rhodococcus opacus bacteria increased circulating triglycerides. Triglycerides are a crucial source of energy for ... more
INTERN DAILY

A call to prevent unsafe high-risk medical devices from reaching the marketplace
Technological advancements in medicine have allowed patients suffering from musculoskeletal conditions such as hip and knee pain to regain mobility and live relatively pain-free. But some "high risk ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Process Overcomes Obstacles To Produce Renewable Fuels And Chemicals

Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method

Technique uses fraction of measurements to find quantum wave functions

Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits

Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway

ABOUT US

A relative from the Tianyuan Cave
An international team of researchers including Svante Paabo and Qiaomei Fu of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, sequenced nuclear and mitochondrial DNA that ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

BPA substitute could spell trouble
A few years ago, manufacturers of water bottles, food containers, and baby products had a big problem. A key ingredient of the plastics they used to make their merchandise, an organic compound calle ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Mass evacuations under way in flood-hit Mozambique
The Mozambican authorities raced to evacuate tens of thousands of residents from the flood-drenched south of the country on Wednesday before a fresh swell of water hits. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Massive earthquakes came as surprise
Scientists say some recent massive earthquakes surprised them because the Pacific locations weren't thought capable of producing earthquakes of their magnitude. ... more
WOOD PILE

Prosecutors take issue with Brazil's new forestry code
Brazil's new forestry code - approved last year at the urging of the powerful agrobusiness sector - faced a constitutional challenge Tuesday from federal prosecutors afraid it threatens the Amazon rainforest. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Outside View: Sensible policies on climate
Once again, U.S. President Barack Obama has declared the United States must respond to the threat of climate change; however, putting the U.S. economy in a straightjacket - as many of his supporters in the environmental community advocate - would likely hasten the pace of global warming. ... more
INTERN DAILY

How can evolutionary biology explain why we get cancer?
Over 500 billion cells in our bodies will be replaced daily, yet natural selection has enabled us to develop defenses against the cellular mutations which could cause cancer. It is this relationship ... more
WHALES AHOY

Scientists set sail to study blue whales
An international team of researchers has left Australia on the inaugural voyage of a project to study the Antarctic blue whale, officials said. ... more
WHALES AHOY
Canada to resettle up to 5,000 Iranian, Iraqi refugees

China factory fire hidden by thick smog: media

Allianz sticks to profit goal despite Hurricane Sandy hit


WHALES AHOY
Computer breakthrough: Code of life becomes databank

World's Most Complex 2D Laser Beamsteering Array Demonstrated

Researchers Create Method for More Sensitive Electrochemical Sensors


WHALES AHOY
Water restored in Chile capital after day-long cut

Water shut off to Chilean capital: official

Cotton with special coating collects water from fogs in desert


WHALES AHOY
Chile expands Antarctica presence

Penguin head-cam captures bird's eye view of hunt

Unprecedented glacier melting in the Andes blamed on climate change

ICE WORLD

Chile expands Antarctica presence
Chile is speeding up expansion of its civilian and defense capabilities in Antarctic territory it claims as its own. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Just Add Water: How Scientists Are Using Silicon to Produce Hydrogen on Demand
Super-small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously, according to University at Buffalo researchers. In a series of experiments, the scientists created spher ... more
TECH SPACE

New information on binding gold particles over metal oxide surfaces
The strong binding of gold on electronically modified calcium oxide can now be understood in detail. In a computational study, researchers Jenni Andersin, Janne Nevalaita, Karoliina Honkala and Hann ... more
SINO DAILY

Tibetan nomad dies in self-immolation: rights group
A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire, a Western rights group said Wednesday, the latest in a string of self-immolations carried out in protest against Chinese rule. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Memory Reformat Planned for Opportunity Mars Rover

Russia's Foton-M Satellite Landing Scheduled for September 1

Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology

Too Early for Conclusions on Galileo Satellites Incident

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

NASA Wrapping Up Acoustic Testing for Space Launch System

NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary

WATER WORLD

Water restored in Chile capital after day-long cut

FLORA AND FAUNA

Poachers kill 32 S.African rhinos this year

PILLAGING PIRATES

Britain earmarks $3.56M for anti-piracy

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Swiss, EU leaders hail mercury treaty

FARM NEWS

Cotton could be desert water source

EPIDEMICS

Scientists lift freeze on controversial flu research

SINO DAILY

China rights lawyer gets rare prison visit: wife

FROTH AND BUBBLE

US Navy to pump oil from ship stuck in Philippines

FARM NEWS

EU freezes approval of GM crops to 2014

FARM NEWS

First Global Assessment of Land and Water 'Grabbing'

Four-stranded 'quadruple helix' DNA structure proven to exist in human cells

USDA Studies Confirm Plant Water Demands Shift with Water Availability

Antibacterial agent used in common soaps found in increasing amounts in freshwater lakes

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Cotton with special coating collects water from fogs in desert

Monkeys stressed from longer foraging times

Warmer soils release additional CO2 into atmosphere; Effect stabilizes over longer term

Penguin head-cam captures bird's eye view of hunt

Water shut off to Chilean capital: official

Beijing vows efforts to fight pollution: state media

China's Xi says 'no leniency' in corruption fight

Mozambique begins evacuating 55,000 people hit by floods

Geneticist wants to revive Neanderthals

Obama to build on first term climate change efforts

British mackerel no longer sustainable fish: conservationists

China, Australia top 'carbon bomb' ranking

Chinese film fans decry censors' cuts in 'Skyfall'

Keeping the lights on with renewables

Strainstall provides advanced tension monitoring solution for pipe-laying vessel

Novel sensor provides bigger picture

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