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February 11, 2013
China reports two human cases of bird flu: state media
Beijing (AFP) Feb 10, 2013
China reported two human cases of bird flu in the southwestern city of Guiyang on Sunday, with both patients in a critical condition, the official Xinhua news agency said. A 21-year-old woman and 31-year-old man tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus on Sunday after developing symptoms on February 2 and February 3 respectively, Xinhua said. "They are in a critical condition and medical workers are carrying out emergency treatment," the Ministry of Health said in a statement, cited by Xinhua ... read more
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Dickkopf makes fountain of youth in the brain run dry
Cognitive decline in old age is linked to decreasing production of new neurons. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center have discovered in mice that significantly more neurons are generate ... more

Features Of Southeast European Human Ancestors Influenced By Lack Of Episodic Glaciations
A fragment of human lower jaw recovered from a Serbian cave is the oldest human ancestor found in this part of Europe, who probably evolved under different conditions than populations that inhabited ... more

Waste Dump at the End of the World
On their mission to the moon in 1969 the Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin created arguably the most famous footprints ever. Since the time the astronauts of the Apollo 11 Mission stepped ont ... more
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LSU Professor Discovers How New Corals Species Form in the Ocean
Since the observations made by English naturalist Charles Darwin on the Galapagos Islands, researchers have been interested in how physical barriers, such as isolation on a particular island, can le ... more


The deep roots of catastrophe
A University of Utah seismologist analyzed seismic waves that bombarded Earth's core, and believes he got a look at the earliest roots of Earth's most cataclysmic kind of volcanic eruption. But don' ... more
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US northeast digs out from blizzard
The US northeast slowly dug out Saturday from a mammoth blizzard that choked air, road and rail travel, left some 650,000 homes and businesses without power and caused at least seven deaths. ... more

How the world's saltiest pond gets its salt
Antarctica's Don Juan Pond might be the unlikeliest body of water on Earth. Situated in the frigid McMurdo Dry Valleys, only the pond's high salt content - by far the highest of any body of water on ... 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


Largest-ever study of mammalian ancestry completed by renowned research te
A groundbreaking six-year research collaboration has produced the most complete picture yet of the evolution of placental mammals, the group that includes humans. Placental mammals are the lar ... more

Taiwan's 'King of the Trees' fights for the forests
With his blue stetson and thick grey jacket, Lai Pei-yuan looks like a modern-day cowboy, but rather than raising cattle, he grows trees. ... more

Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims
Relief workers scrambled to reach quake-ravaged villages in the Solomon Islands Saturday, with "unusual seismic activity" sighted as strong aftershocks continued to jolt the remote Pacific region. ... more
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Ethiopians 'driven out in land grabs'
Thousands of Ethiopians are being driven off ancestral lands that the government's selling to foreign investors buying vast swathes of farmland, a U.S. watchdog reports. ... more

Antarctic ozone hole said shrinking
Satellite imagery confirmed the ozone hole over Antarctica in 2012 was the smallest seen in the past decade, scientists with the European Space Agency reported. ... 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


Investors who trample land rights risk bottom line: experts
Companies that invest in land and resources in emerging economies risk financial and public relations disasters if local inhabitants feel they are getting ripped off, consultants warned in a report last week. ... more

U.S. multi-state group to lower emissions
Nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. states are reducing by almost half the amount of carbon dioxide power plants are allowed to emit. ... more

China needs 'full-scale' reform to fight inequality
China's stated aim to narrow the income gulf between its sports-car driving elite and vast numbers who still live in poverty will need radical political and economic changes to work, say economists. ... more
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Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims

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Satellite undergoes extreme testing

Largest prime number to date found

Light-emitting triangles may have applications in optical technology

LSU Professor Discovers How New Corals Species Form in the Ocean

How the world's saltiest pond gets its salt

Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo

Features Of Southeast European Human Ancestors Influenced By Lack Of Episodic Glaciations

Polar bear researchers urge governments to act now and save the species

Cyclone did not cause 2012 record low for Arctic sea ice


Japan proposes pollution meeting with China
The foreign ministry in Tokyo on Friday proposed a meeting with Chinese officials about the choking smog over Beijing that is now being seen in Japan. ... more

California targets Chinese 'maternity tourism'
Six pregnant Asian-looking women cross the road. Two others cross in the opposite direction. In a nearby store, about 10 compare baby clothing. ... more

Malaysian state scales back Borneo dam plans
A Malaysian state minister Friday said the government would not push ahead with building a dozen new dams on Borneo island, acknowledging they have caused outrage from local tribes and environmentalists. ... more

Hoodoos - key to earthquakes?
In the absence of long-term instrumental data, fragile rock formations, called hoodoos, may be key to understanding seismic hazard risk. In this study, researchers consider two hoodoos in Red Rock C ... more
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Pluto's Small Moons Nix and Hydra

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GSSAP reaches initial operational capability

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Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo


Rescuers bid to reach tsunami-hit villages in Solomons


Massive blizzard could hit US northeast on Friday


Aftershocks stall aid efforts in tsunami-hit Solomons


Ecuador's Correa set for comfortable win


Water supplies in war-hit Syria cut by a third: UN


Arab Spring promoting bloodshed: Iraq Christian leader


Powerful aftershocks rattle Solomon Islands


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Man's relationship with nature has gone wrong: Jane Goodall

Smartphones, tablets help UW researchers improve storm forecasts

Tortugas marine reserve yields more, larger fish

Finding the way to memory

Polar bear researchers urge governments to act now and save the species

Could the humble sea urchin hold the key to carbon capture?

Increases in extreme rainfall linked to global warming

Vultures foraging far and wide face a poisonous future

How plant communities endure stress

Hong Kong leader under fire over press freedom

Solomons quake shows might of 'Ring of Fire'

Energy leaders say climate crisis more urgent

Scramble to reach tsunami-hit villages in Solomons

Russia claims record dive but no monster in deep freeze

EP to vote on EU fishing policy reforms

2 Great Lakes at record low levels

Minnesota cancels moose season

New date seen for creation of Himalayas

Air pollution linked to low birth weight: study

Hydrothermal liquefaction - the most promising path to a sustainable bio-oil production

Mercury contamination in water can be detected with a mobile phone

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