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February 27, 2013
Promising New Technique for Probing Earth's Deep Interior
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 26, 2013
researchers at Amherst College in Massachusetts and the University of Texas at Austin have described a new technique based in particle physics that might one day reveal, in more detail than ever before, the composition and characteristics of the deep Earth. There's just one catch: the technique relies on a fifth force of nature that has not yet been detected, but some particle physicists think it might exist. The fifth force would be in addition to gravity, the weak and strong nuclear forces and e ... read more
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Giant waves of atmospheric energy driving extreme weather
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How human language could have evolved from birdsong
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New projections of 'uneven' global sea-level rise
Sophisticated computer modelling has shown how sea-level rise over the coming century could affect some regions far more than others. The model shows that parts of the Pacific will see the highest r ... more


Vibrant Mix of Marine Life Found at Extreme Ocean Depths
The first scientific examinations of data recorded during a record-setting expedition have yielded new insights about the diversity of creatures that live and thrive in the cold, dark, and highly pr ... more
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Fragments of continents hidden under lava in the Indian Ocean
The islands Reunion and Mauritius, both well-known tourist destinations, are hiding a micro-continent, which has now been discovered. The continent fragment known as Mauritia detached about 60 milli ... more

A mighty fighting flu breakthrough
The new drug has been proven to be effective in preventing the spread of different strains of influenza in laboratory models - including resistant strains of the virus. The breakthrough is the ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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


Why sourdough bread resists mold
Sourdough bread resists mold, unlike conventionally leavened bread. Now Michael Gaenzle and colleagues of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, show why. During sourdough production, bacteria convert ... more

Maize part of coastal Peru diet for 5,000 years
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China lawyer appeals 'state secret' pollution claim
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Japan will never stop whaling: minister
Japan's fisheries minister said Tuesday his country will never stop hunting whales, despite fierce criticism from other nations and violent clashes at sea with militant conservationists. ... more

Australian cyclone crossing Western Australian coast
A tropical cyclone hit Australia's resource-rich northwest coast Wednesday, bringing winds of up to 165 kilometres (102 miles) an hour as it crossed the shore near the tiny community of Pardoo. ... 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


Study: Chimps do puzzles for fun, not food
Chimpanzees get a feeling of satisfaction from figuring out tricky puzzles whether they get a food reward or not, British researchers say. ... more

High-tech brain is scientists' goal
German scientists said they're making headway toward creating a computer that would work like a human brain, learning by itself without programming. ... more

New study links extreme weather to climate change
Scientists said Monday they have identified a physical mechanism behind the extreme weather that has plagued many parts of the world in recent years - and that it is tied to climate change. ... more
Rio meet focuses on using science to root out poverty

British PM sparks concern with aid budget proposals

Swiss Re posts 61% profit rise in 2012

Fluids in Space, Shaken Not Stirred

Simulation systems are key assets

Tokyo hotel shrinks in new-style urban demolition

EU fisheries council tackles discard ban

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Data paper describes Antarctic biodiversity data gathered by 90 expeditions since 1956

Extreme winters impact fish negatively

ArcticNet will help improve standard of living in Canada's north


Hong Kong court hears landmark maid residency case
Hong Kong's top court on Tuesday began a hearing to decide whether the hundreds of thousands of domestic workers who make a living in the Asian financial hub are eligible to seek residency. ... more

Study boosts link between flu vaccine, sleep disorder
A study in England has strengthened evidence from Scandinavia that a vaccine used to prevent pandemic flu boosted the risk of sleep disorder among teens and children, doctors said on Tuesday. ... more

China turns to all-boys classes as girls progress
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China defends record on tiger protection
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Pluto's Small Moons Nix and Hydra

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GSSAP reaches initial operational capability

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Most Earth species still unknown: Brazil expert


Poachers threatening African rhino species: experts


EU ministers reach deal on fish discard ban


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Sewage lagoons remove most - but not all - pharmaceuticals


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CSIRO 'solar sponge' soaks up CO2 emissions


How a microbial biorefinery regulates genes


Stanford researchers develop tool for reading the minds of mice


New approach alters malaria maps

Poachers turned gamekeepers protect Kenya's elephants

How predictable is evolution?

Thirsty crops and hungry people: Symposium to examine realities of water security

Researchers Coat Spinal Polymer Implants with Bioactive Film to Improve Bonding with Bone

South Korea swears in first female president

German greenhouse gas emissions rose in 2012

EU fisheries council tackles discard ban

Walker's World: The Italian mess

Australia's iron ore centre braces for Cyclone Rusty

Thousands isolated by Australian floodwaters

Earthquake shakes buildings in Tokyo

China ends Lunar New Year with molten metal showers

Phosphorus starvation linked to citrus disease

Experimental vaccine offers improved protection for poultry

Cushion plants help other plants survive

Global warming: Heat stress hits labour productivity

Anthropologist studies cattle ranchers in Brazilian Amazon

Germany lays down rules for 'fracking'

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Safety concerns cloud S. Korea nuclear drive

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