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February 18, 2013
ICE WORLD
Rapid changes in Arctic ecosystem during 2012 ice minimum
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Feb 18, 2013
Huge quantities of algae are growing on the underside of sea ice in the Central Arctic: in 2012 the ice algae Melosira arctica was responsible for almost half the primary production in this area. When the ice melts, as was the case during the ice minimum in 2012, these algae sink rapidly to the bottom of the sea at a depth of several thousands of metres. Deep sea animals such as sea cucumbers and brittle stars feed on the algae, and bacteria metabolise what's left, consuming the oxygen in the sea bed. ... read more
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FARM NEWS

Marsh plants actively engineer their landscape
Marsh plants, far from being passive wallflowers, are "secret gardeners" that actively engineer their landscape to increase their species' odds of survival, says a team of scientists from Duke Unive ... more
INTERN DAILY

The Spark Within: Light-Emitting Bioprobe Fits in a Single Cell
If engineers at Stanford have their way, biological research may soon be transformed by a new class of light-emitting probes small enough to be injected into individual cells without harm to the hos ... more
WATER WORLD

Quantifying Sediment From 2011 Flood Into Louisianas Wetlands
The spring 2011 flood on the Mississippi was among the largest floods ever, the river swelling over its banks and wreaking destruction in the surrounding areas. But a University of Pennsylvania-led ... more
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ICE WORLD

Ice age extinction shaped Australian plant diversity
Researchers have shown that part of Australia's rich plant diversity was wiped out by the ice ages, proving that extinction, instead of evolution, influences biodiversity. The research led by ... more


WOOD PILE

Wetland trees a significant overlooked source of methane
Wetlands are a well-established and prolific source of atmospheric methane. Yet despite an abundance of seething swamps and flooded forests in the tropics, ground-based measurements of methane have ... more
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ICE WORLD

European sat data confirms UW numbers that Arctic is on thin ice
The September 2012 record low in Arctic sea-ice extent was big news, but a missing piece of the puzzle was lurking below the ocean's surface. What volume of ice floats on Arctic waters? And how does ... more
ABOUT US

Bilingual babies get good at grammar
Babies as young as 7 months can begin to learn two languages even if they have vastly different grammatical structures, Canadian and French researchers say. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
First Indirect Evidence of So-Far Undetected Strange Baryons

Disney tops and yo-yos with stable spins despite asymmetric shapes

Researchers prove stability of wonder material silicene

Electrical engineers take major step toward photonic circuits

How fast you drive might reveal where you are going

Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems

'Cavity protection effect' helps to conserve quantum information

FARM NEWS

Agrichemical giant Syngenta faults EU bee plan
Swiss-based agrichemical giant Syngenta on Friday urged Brussels to withdraw plans to slap a two-year ban on so-called neonicotinoid pesticides, saying blaming them for bee deaths was wrongheaded. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Reptiles are at risk, study finds
Almost one in five of the world's reptile species are in danger of extinction as their habitats are cleared away for farming and logging, a report said Friday. ... more
BLUE SKY

Japan readies space telescope to study atmosphere
Japan is to send a space telescope into orbit around the Earth to observe Venus, Mars, and Jupiter, officials said Friday, as they look to unlock the secrets of our own planet's atmosphere. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Gabon bans large-calibre arms to stem elephant poaching
Gabon is banning large-calibre arms after experiencing a surge in elephant poaching in its national parks, the interior ministry said Friday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Mystery gold gifts for tsunami-wracked Japan port
A Japanese city devastated by the 2011 tsunami has received anonymous gifts of gold worth more than $250,000 in a phenomenon dubbed a "goodwill gold rush" ahead of the second anniversary of the disaster. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
USAF selects GenDyn to study ICBM guidance system

New F-16 configuration features AESA radar

China likens Xi to Deng Xiaoping for anniversary

Harris' tactical manpack radio gets NSA certification

British Falklands warship towed away for scrap

Military sensor needs focus of Swedish symposium

Taiwan's ex-China affairs official accused of leaking secrets

FARM NEWS

Mexico to slaughter a half million chickens over bird flu
Mexico will slaughter 486,000 chickens after an outbreak of bird flu was detected in the central state of Guanajuato, officials said Friday. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Bisphenol A may not be negatively affecting humans: studies
A total of 150 scientific studies have shown that bisphenol A (BPA), a controversial component of plastic bottles and canned food linings, may be used in quantities too small to negatively affect human health. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Warning of emergency alert system hacks
Many alert system devices used by radio and TV stations to alert the public of emergencies are susceptible to cyberattacks, security researchers say. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Warning of emergency alert system hacks

No health effects from Fukushima: Japan researcher

Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Explosive breakthrough in research on molecular recognition

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

Indra Develops The First High-Resolution Passive Radar System


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
New Zealand dolphin faces extinction, group warns

Landslides delivered preferred upstream habitats for coho salmon

Quantifying Sediment From 2011 Flood Into Louisianas Wetlands


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

Volcano location could be greenhouse-icehouse key

Ice age extinction shaped Australian plant diversity

WHALES AHOY

Genetics used to gauge whale comeback
North Atlantic humpback whales have recovered from years of whaling, but a precise pre-whaling number estimate is key to defining that recovery, scientists say. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Senators propose first US carbon tax
US senators proposed a tax on carbon emissions Thursday amid growing calls for action on climate change, but the bill is expected to face strong opposition from conservatives. ... more
ABOUT US

Tiny mutation had big evolutionary impact
A small genetic mutation 30,000 years ago spread rapidly in central China and may have helped humans in Asia survive severe heat and humidity, researchers say. ... more
SINO DAILY

US slams 'horrific' toll of Tibet self-immolations
The United States on Friday denounced the "horrific" toll as the number of Tibetans who have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule rose to 101. ... more
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Humans to Mars a Principle of Space Exploration

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NMR Using Earth's Magnetic Field

AFSOUTH strengthens space ties with partner nations

Flight Test Preparations Draw on Launch Services Program's Expertise

Small variations in the climate system can result in dramatic temperature changes

500 million year reset for the immune system

CLIMATE SCIENCE

GAO: Climate Change a risk for the U.S.

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

No health effects from Fukushima: Japan researcher

WATER WORLD

NASA Satellites Find Freshwater Losses in Middle East

FLORA AND FAUNA

Biodiversity helps protect nature against human impacts

WATER WORLD

Middle East river basin has lost Dead Sea-sized quantity of water

WATER WORLD

First Evidence That Magnetism Helps Salmon Find Home

EPIDEMICS

Cold resistance runs in genes

WATER WORLD

Scientists confirm tetrahedral model of the molecular structure of water

EARTH OBSERVATION

Orbital-Built Landsat Satellite Launched

EARTH OBSERVATION

USGS Ready To Start Landsat 8 Science Program

Landslides delivered preferred upstream habitats for coho salmon

Third climber dies in British avalanche

Nothing fishy about swimming with same-sized mates

Tibetan burns himself to death in China: reports

Is there gigantic jet event in middle latitude region in mainland China?

New Zealand dolphin faces extinction, group warns

Offspring for first captive-bred Philippine eagle

Flood-hit Mozambique battles cholera outbreak

Anxiety drug pollution makes fish go rogue: study

Dodging the censors in China

'Too much meanness' in US political life: Panetta

Is climate change next for GOP?

S.Africa opposes total ban on rhino horn exports

Romania horse slaughterhouse says it has nothing to hide

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

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