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February 21, 2013
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Scientists have known for nearly a century that cold-blooded animals, such as worms, flies and fish all live longer in cold environments, but have not known exactly why. Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have identified a genetic program that promotes longevity of roundworms in cold environments-and this genetic program also exists in warm-blooded animals, including humans. "This raises the intriguing possibility that exposure to cold air-or pharmacological st ... read more
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ICE WORLD

Flow of research on ice sheets helps answer climate questions
Just as ice sheets slide slowly and steadily into the ocean, researchers are returning from each trip to the Arctic and Antarctic with more data about climate change, including information that will ... more
FARM NEWS

Malawi's bountiful harvests and healthier children
Through research led by Michigan State University, crop yields have increased dramatically. The children of Ekwendi, Malawi, also have gained weight and are taller. These improvements bring smiles t ... more
INTERN DAILY

Walking again after spinal injury
In the lab, rats with severe spinal cord injury are learning to walk-and run-again. Last June in the journal Science, Gregoire Courtine, of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), repor ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Evolutionary biologists urged to adapt their research methods
To truly understand the mechanisms of natural selection, evolutionary biologists need to shift their focus from present-day molecules to synthesized, ancestral ones, says Shozo Yokoyama, a biologist ... more


ICE WORLD

ArcticNet will help improve standard of living in Canada's north
Northern communities are in the midst of a period of intense and rapid change brought on by modernization, industrialization and the realities of climate change. From preserving the means to hunt ca ... more
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'Snooze button' on biological clocks improves cell adaptability
The circadian clocks that control and influence dozens of basic biological processes have an unexpected "snooze button" that helps cells adapt to changes in their environment. A study by Vande ... more
WOOD PILE

Decoys could blunt spread of ash-killing beetles
As the emerald ash borer ravages North American ash trees, threatening the trees' very survival, a team of entomologists and engineers may have found a way to prevent the spread of the pests. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fracking to thank for lower emissions, API says

12 U.S. states account for 80 percent of wind power

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Problem wells source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

New 'switch' could power quantum computing

Study Says Renewables to Hit 16 percent by 2018

FARM NEWS

Food science expert: Genetically modified crops are overregulated
It has been almost 20 years since the first genetically modified foods showed up in produce aisles throughout the United States and the rest of the world, but controversy continues to surround the p ... more
ICE WORLD

Extreme winters impact fish negatively
Ecologists from Umea University and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim have studied fish communities and fish habitat and reviewed the importance of winter conditions fo ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

'Activating' RNA takes DNA on a loop through time and space
Long segments of RNA- encoded in our DNA but not translated into protein-are key to physically manipulating DNA in order to activate certain genes, say researchers at The Wistar Institute. The ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Tiny CREPT Instrument to Study the Radiation Belts
A smaller version of an instrument now flying on NASA's Van Allen Probes has won a coveted spot aboard an upcoming NASA-sponsored Cubesat mission - the perfect platform for this pint-size, solid-sta ... more
ABOUT US

Zuckerberg, Brin join forces to extend life
Famed founders of Internet rivals Google and Facebook joined forces on Wednesday to back big-money prizes for research aimed at extending human life. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia should be ready for non-contact war

China's maritime area being carved up

Foes flex muscles in east Ukraine as NATO beefs up forces

Syria at 'critical moment', China tells opposition chief

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Lockheed to continue torpedo maintenance

US missile cruiser headed back to port after fire

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Smog causes surge in heart deaths: study
Exposure to higher levels of fine particulates - the airborne pollution that is an emerging problem in many Asian cities - causes a sharp rise in deaths from heart attacks, a study published on Wednesday said. ... more
FARM NEWS

US Court tilts toward Monsanto in battle with farmer
The US Supreme Court appeared on Tuesday to side with Monsanto against an Indiana farmer accused of having pirated the genetically-modified crops developed by the agribusiness giant. ... more
WATER WORLD

Indonesia announces shark, manta ray sanctuary
Indonesia has announced a new shark and manta ray sanctuary, the first to protect the species in the rich marine ecosystem of the Coral Triangle, known as the "Amazon of the ocean". ... more
WATER WORLD
Four guilty of manslaughter in Italy quake trial

Warning of emergency alert system hacks

No health effects from Fukushima: Japan researcher


WATER WORLD
'Explorers' to don Google Internet glasses

Engineers show feasibility of superfast materials

Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials


WATER WORLD
Quantifying Sediment From 2011 Flood Into Louisianas Wetlands

Indonesia announces shark, manta ray sanctuary

Japanese scientists hunt for groundwater


WATER WORLD
Ice age extinction shaped Australian plant diversity

NASA Scientists Part of Arctic Sea Ice Study

Extreme winters impact fish negatively

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Trying to revive the Philippines' toxic river heart
Boys shout in delight as they flip backwards off a bridge. Fishermen quietly cast rods out. They are joyful acts that should belong to an earlier era, before the Philippines' Pasig River turned toxic. ... more
FARM NEWS

Dustbin to dinner: ministers served binned food
The green beans are fresh, the broccoli crunchy and the baby corn sweet, but having failed "cosmetic" tests of international supermarkets, the Kenyan-grown food was hurled out as waste. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

2012 another deadly year for elephants in Africa: CITES
The number of African elephants killed by poachers in 2012 will most likely be higher than the 25,000 illegally killed the previous year, the head of UN wildlife trade regulator CITES said Tuesday. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Cold War air samples yield climate clues
Air samples collected in Finland for 47 years since the beginning of the Cold War may help unlock answers to climate change, U.S. researchers say. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
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Russian Rockets used by the US

Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life

Unexpected Teleconnections in Noctilucent Clouds

NASA Signs Agreement with SpaceX for Use of Historic Launch Pad

NASA Astronauts Will Breathe Easier With New Oxygen Recovery Systems

First radar vision for Copernicus

FROTH AND BUBBLE

China considers BBQ ban to combat smog: state media

CARBON WORLDS

Euro MPs back plans to freeze pollution credits

DEMOCRACY

Brazil forces head south to quell violence

FLORA AND FAUNA

X-ray laser sees photosynthesis in action

ABOUT US

Thick hair mutation emerged 30,000 years ago in humans

INTERN DAILY

Kinect teleport for remote medicine

EPIDEMICS

Humans and chimps share genetic strategy in battle against pathogens

SHAKE AND BLOW

Flood research shows human habits die hard

ICE WORLD

NASA Scientists Part of Arctic Sea Ice Study

FARM NEWS

Advance promises to expand biological control of crop pests

Japanese scientists hunt for groundwater

Buffaloes a divisive link to Hong Kong's past

Austerity-hit Italians prepare for general election

US protesters urge Obama to act on global warming

Live ammunition found at Mozambique rubbish dump

Python hunt in Everglades nets just 68: organizers

Four guilty of manslaughter in Italy quake trial

Indonesia floods, landslides kill 17

Famed US hacker helps Ecuador secure its vote

Scientists find surgery, cancer use for mussels

Marsh plants actively engineer their landscape

Quantifying Sediment From 2011 Flood Into Louisianas Wetlands

Wetland trees a significant overlooked source of methane

Ice age extinction shaped Australian plant diversity

The Spark Within: Light-Emitting Bioprobe Fits in a Single Cell

Rapid changes in Arctic ecosystem during 2012 ice minimum

Tiny mutation had big evolutionary impact

Engineers show feasibility of superfast materials

Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials

US science policy should focus on outcomes not efficiencies

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