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February 04, 2013
NSF-funded Team Samples Antarctic Lake Beneath the Ice Sheet
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 04, 2013
In a first-of-its-kind feat of science and engineering, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research team has successfully drilled through 800 meters (2,600 feet) of Antarctic ice to reach a subglacial lake and retrieve water and sediment samples that have been isolated from direct contact with the atmosphere for many thousands of years. Scientists and drillers with the interdisciplinary Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling project (WISSARD) announced Jan. 28 local time ( ... read more
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Pandemic Controversies: the global response to pandemic influenza must change
'Evil' scientists, deadly viruses and terrorist plots are usually the preserve of Hollywood blockbusters. But when it comes to pandemic influenza, it is the stuff of real life. As controversy about ... more

Study shows climate change could affect onset and severity of flu seasons
The American public can expect to add earlier and more severe flu seasons to the fallout from climate change, according to a research study published online in PLOS Currents: Influenza. A team ... more

Tomorrow's life-saving medications may currently be living at the bottom of the sea
OHSU researchers, in partnership with scientists from several other institutions, have published two new research papers that signal how the next class of powerful medications may currently reside a ... more
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Primates too can move in unison
Japanese researchers show for the first time that primates modify their body movements to be in tune with others, just like humans do. Humans unconsciously modify their movements to be in synchrony ... more


Fighting Back Against Citrus Greening
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Fort Pierce, Fla. are helping citrus growers and juice processors address the threat posed by Huanglongbing (HLB), a disease that is costing the c ... more
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Going trayless study shows student impact
If you need any evidence of the impact of student research on life at American University's campus, look no further than something that's missing. Trays: Following a 2009 study at American Uni ... more

Central Valley irrigation intensifies rainfall, storms across the Southwest
Agricultural irrigation in California's Central Valley doubles the amount of water vapor pumped into the atmosphere, ratcheting up rainfall and powerful monsoons across the interior Southwest, accor ... more
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Now 'right moment' for carbon tax: IMF chief

Discovery about new battery overturns decades of false assumptions

McMaster engineers build better energy storage device

Researchers measure how specific atoms move in dielectric materials

NCSEA report maps regulatory, policy path to develop energy storage in NC

Physicists shrink particle accelerator

Growth, climate in focus as world economic leaders meet


How salt stops plant growth
Until now it has not been clear how salt, a scourge to agriculture, halts the growth of the plant-root system. A team of researchers, led by the Carnegie Institution's Jose Dinneny and Lina Duan, fo ... more

New dinosaur fossil challenges bird evolution theory
The discovery of a new bird-like dinosaur from the Jurassic period challenges widely accepted theories on the origin of flight. Co-authored by Dr Gareth Dyke, Senior Lecturer in Vertebrate Pal ... more

US winter almost over: Phil the groundhog
It's official, at least according to America's most celebrated groundhog: spring is around the corner. ... more
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Sri Lanka rescues 138 stranded on sinking boat: navy
Sri Lanka's navy on Sunday rescued 138 Bangladeshis and Myanmar nationals from a sinking fishing vessel off the island's east coast, officials said. ... more

Six killed, three missing in Madagascar cyclone
Six people have died and three are missing after tropical cyclone Felleng raged through Madagascar, the national disaster management agency said Saturday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
NATO moves to bolster collective defense

U.K. Defense Secretary announces more support for Ukraine

Russia denies US claim that four Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran

Pentagon chief warns of Russian casualties in Syria

Suspected Saudi-led air strike kills 28 at Yemen wedding

USAF expands OIR mission in Turkey

U.S. Air Force expands drone training at Holloman


Powerful 6.9 earthquake shakes northern Japan
A powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck northern Japan on Saturday, causing strong tremors across Hokkaido island but no damage to several nuclear facilities in the region, officials said. ... more

Thai cop arrested with 20 elephant tusks
A Thai policeman has been arrested after he was caught trying to smuggle 20 elephant tusks, officials said Sunday. ... more

Young dolphin lures pod to safety in Australia
A young dolphin has been used to lure a pod of 100 to 150 others to safety after they were in danger of stranding themselves, Australian officials said Sunday. ... more
Sri Lanka rescues 138 stranded on sinking boat: navy

Fireworks truck blast blamed for China bridge collapse

26 dead as China bridge collapses: media

South Korean Satellite Makes First Contact with Ground

NTU research embraces laser and sparks cool affair

Novel materials shake ship scum

India urges China to respect its river rights

Underwater CO2 shows potential as barrier to Asian carp

Australia failing UNESCO demands on Barrier Reef: WWF

Norway's ruling party may back Arctic islands oil drive

NSF-funded Team Samples Antarctic Lake Beneath the Ice Sheet

Greenland ice cores provide vision of the future


Crocodiles a risk as Australian floodwaters recede
Residents of the flood-hit Australian town of Rockhampton were Sunday warned against the risk of saltwater crocodiles, as the flooded Fitzroy River slowly receded. ... more

Jordan flood kills elderly man
A flash flood in southern Jordan killed an elderly man on Saturday as torrential rains and heavy snowfall swept the desert country, trapping 300 people who had to be rescued, officials said. ... more

Early warning saved the day for flood-prone Mozambique
Engulfed by a raging torrent of water last week, the town of Chokwe in southern Mozambique was all but destroyed for the second time in 13 years, but it emerged with a hugely lower death toll. ... more

Colonial flags fly as anger grows in Hong Kong
Sixteen years after Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule, public discontent with Beijing is swelling and protesters have been rallying around an unexpected symbol - the British colonial flag. ... more
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India urges China to respect its river rights

Sweden resumes wolf hunt despite controversy

China convicts Tibetan burning 'inciters' of murder

Hospital visits rise during Beijing's choking smog

Schwarzenegger calls for 'hip, sexy' environmentalism

Norway's ruling party may back Arctic islands oil drive

Japan police arrest mobster in Fukushima clean-up

EU urges two-year ban on 'disturbing' bee insecticides

Australia failing UNESCO demands on Barrier Reef: WWF

Google Maps makes Grand Canyon virtual trek

Solomons seeks to prevent mass dolphin killings

Madagascar cyclone kills five

Hong Kongers turn to Obama over milk shortage fears

Homemade ventilator reveals China medical woes

Penn Research Shows Mechanism Behind Wear at the Atomic Scale

Alter NRG announces commissioning of biomass gasifier at waste to liquids facility in China

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