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February 15, 2013
No health effects from Fukushima: Japan researcher
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 15, 2013
A Japanese government-backed researcher said Friday no health effects from radiation released by the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have been seen in people living nearby. The pronouncement by Kazuo Sakai of Japan's National Institute of Radiological Sciences is the latest by authorities seeking to quell fears over the long-term effects of the disaster. But it was dismissed by campaign group Greenpeace who said the government should not seek to play down health worries. "Since the accident ... read more
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NASA Satellites Find Freshwater Losses in Middle East
A new study using data from a pair of gravity-measuring NASA satellites finds that large parts of the arid Middle East region lost freshwater reserves rapidly during the past decade. Scientist ... more

Biodiversity helps protect nature against human impacts
"You don't know what you've got 'til it's collapsed." That's how University of Guelph integrative biologists might recast a line from an iconic folk tune for their new research paper warning about t ... more

Middle East river basin has lost Dead Sea-sized quantity of water
Already strained by water scarcity and political tensions, the arid Middle East along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is losing critical water reserves at a rapid pace, from Turkey upstream to Syria ... more
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First Evidence That Magnetism Helps Salmon Find Home
When migrating, sockeye salmon typically swim up to 4,000 miles into the ocean and then, years later, navigate back to the upstream reaches of the rivers in which they were born to spawn their young ... more


Cold resistance runs in genes
British researchers have found a cold resistance gene in the DNA of indigenous Siberian tribes, which helps them survive in the harsh local environment. A team of geneticists from Cambridge Universi ... more
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Scientists confirm tetrahedral model of the molecular structure of water
Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have confirmed the original model of the molecular structure of water and have thus made it possible to resolve a long-standing scientific co ... more

Orbital-Built Landsat Satellite Launched
Orbital Sciences reports that the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite was successfully launched into orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Orbital designe ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A diamond as the steppingstone to new materials, using plasma physics technology

Columbia engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

Rules for superconductivity mirrored in 'excitonic insulator'

Research dispels misconception of superconductivity in niobium compound

U.S. solar power group says it sees headwinds ahead

Bruce Power Contracts Major Industry Suppliers for Steam Generator Replacement Project

Oil-rich Alberta sees momentum for wind energy


USGS Ready To Start Landsat 8 Science Program
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science Anne Castle, United States Geological Survey (USGS) Direc ... more

Landslides delivered preferred upstream habitats for coho salmon
A study of the Umpqua River basin in the Oregon Coast Range helps explain natural processes behind the width of valleys and provides potentially useful details for river restoration efforts designed ... more

Third climber dies in British avalanche
A third climber has died after an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands that killed two people on Thursday, police said on Friday. ... more
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Nothing fishy about swimming with same-sized mates
Have you ever wondered why, and how, shoals of fish are comprised of fish of the same size? According to new research by Ashley Ward, from the University of Sydney in Australia, and Suzanne Currie, ... more

Tibetan burns himself to death in China: reports
A Tibetan man burnt himself to death in protest against Chinese rule, reports and Western rights groups said Thursday, bringing the total to have set themselves on fire to at least 101 since 2009. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program


S.Africa opposes total ban on rhino horn exports
South Africa announced its opposition to a total ban on rhino trophy exports, saying it has beefed up hunt rules amid a poaching crisis that has killed 96 animals this year. ... more

Romania horse slaughterhouse says it has nothing to hide
Opening its doors to prove it has nothing to hide, a Romanian abattoir at the heart of a food scandal that has engulfed Europe insists it has never tried to pass horsemeat off as beef. ... more

Is there gigantic jet event in middle latitude region in mainland China?
When talking about lightning, appearances of different lightning which occur along with thunderstorms will emerge in the minds of the people and these lightning occur in the troposphere. Howev ... more
No health effects from Fukushima: Japan researcher

Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks

Smartphones, tablets help UW researchers improve storm forecasts

Researchers strain to improve electrical material and it's worth it

Explosive breakthrough in research on molecular recognition

Nextdoor renovates before taking on the world

Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo

New Zealand dolphin faces extinction, group warns

Landslides delivered preferred upstream habitats for coho salmon

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

Volcano location could be greenhouse-icehouse key

Arctic sunshine revs up greenhouse gases


New Zealand dolphin faces extinction, group warns
Scientists have urged New Zealand to take immediate action to protect the critically endangered Maui's dolphin, amid warnings the marine mammal could become extinct by 2030. ... more

Offspring for first captive-bred Philippine eagle
The first Philippine eagle bred in captivity has sired her first offspring, in what conservationists said Thursday was a small victory in efforts to save one of the world's rarest raptors. ... more

Flood-hit Mozambique battles cholera outbreak
Aid workers in flood-hit Mozambique said they were fighting to contain an outbreak of cholera Wednesday, which has sickened 282 people. ... more

Anxiety drug pollution makes fish go rogue: study
Anti-anxiety drugs find their way into wastewater where they make fish more fearless and antisocial, with potentially serious ecological consequences, researchers said Thursday. ... more
Space News from
In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship

Boeing tapped to sustain Space-Based Space Surveillance system

NASA uses AI to uncover eighth planet circling distant star

Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel with Artificial Intelligence

No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers

RS-25 Engine Test is Giant Step for 3-D Printing

NanoRacks Integrates Largest New Shepard Payload Manifest to Date


Dodging the censors in China


'Too much meanness' in US political life: Panetta


Is climate change next for GOP?


LDCM 'Doing Great' in Orbit


Visualizing Biological Networks in 4D


Antarctic subglacial lake may soon reveal its secrets


Security risks of extreme weather and climate change


Chemistry trick kills climate controversy


Sunlight stimulates release of carbon dioxide from permafrost


Shimmering water reveals cold volcanic vent in Antarctic waters

Americans back climate change regulation, not taxes

Stress change during the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake

Tree die-off triggered by hotter temperatures

Labile soil organic matter promotes better corn performance

Low-arsenic rice could have major health benefits

Lungs of the planet reveal their true sensitivity to global warming

Cambodia reports sixth bird flu death this year

Plants cut the mustard for basic discoveries in metabolism

Nitrogen from pollution, natural sources causes growth of toxic algae

Unchecked antibiotic use in animals may affect global human health

Isotopic data show farming arrived in Europe with migrants

X-rays reveal uptake of nanoparticles by soya bean crops

Widely used nanoparticles enter soybean plants from farm soil

Tibetan monk's burning marks 100th immolation bid

Southwest regional warming likely cause of pinyon pine cone decline

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Balancing Biodiversity And Development In Small Fishing Communities

UF researchers include humans in most comprehensive tree of life to date

Pirate-like flies connect symbiosis to diversity

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