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February 28, 2013
Diamond sheds light on basic building blocks of life
London, UK (SPX) Feb 28, 2013
The UK's national synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source, is now the first and only place in Europe where pathogens requiring Containment Level 3 - including serious viruses such as those responsible for AIDS, Hepatitis and some types of flu - can be analysed at atomic and molecular level using synchrotron light. This special light allows scientists to study virus structures at intense levels of detail and this new facility extends that capability to many viruses that have a major global impac ... read more
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Blueprint for an artificial brain
Scientists have long been dreaming about building a computer that would work like a brain. This is because a brain is far more energy-saving than a computer, it can learn by itself, and it doesn't n ... more

Human cognition depends upon slow-firing neurons
Good mental health and clear thinking depend upon our ability to store and manipulate thoughts on a sort of "mental sketch pad." In a new study, Yale School of Medicine researchers describe the mole ... more

Declining Vegetation Across The Eastern US Observed
NASA scientists report that warmer temperatures and changes in precipitation locally and regionally have altered the growth of large forest areas in the eastern United States over the past 10 years. ... more
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Swine cells could power artificial liver
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Weather warning
A Harvard researcher is pointing toward a new reason to worry about the effects of climate change - national security. A new report co-authored by Michael McElroy, the Gilbert Butler Professor ... more
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Caves point to thawing of Siberia
Evidence from Siberian caves suggests that a global temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius could see permanently frozen ground thaw over a large area of Siberia, threatening release of carbon from ... more

Maps depict potential worldwide coral bleaching by 2056
In a study published in Nature Climate Change researchers used the latest emissions scenarios and climate models to show how varying levels of carbon emissions are likely to result in more frequent ... more
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Global growth in CO2 emissions stagnates

Storing solar energy underground for a cloudy day

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A row-bot that loves dirty water

Naturalist David Attenborough says Sun can save Earth

Too Early to talk about status of Russia-Turkey joint projects

Nuclear agreement between Seoul, Washington comes into effect


Mussels cramped by environmental factors
The fibrous threads helping mussels stay anchored - in spite of waves that sometimes pound the shore with a force equivalent to a jet liner flying at 600 miles per hour - are more prone to snap when ... more

Early human burials varied widely but most were simple
A new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows that the earliest human burial practices in Eurasia varied widely, with some graves lavish and ornate while the vast majority were fairly pla ... more

Could a computer on the police beat prevent violence?
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Clues to climate cycles dug from south pole snow pit
Particles from the upper atmosphere trapped in a deep pile of Antarctic snow hold clear chemical traces of global meteorological events, a team from the University of California, San Diego and a col ... more

Salvage crews break up US Navy ship in Philippines
Salvage teams have begun cutting up a US Navy ship stranded on a UN World Heritage-listed coral reef in the Philippines in a process that could take almost month, the coastguard said on Wednesday. ... more
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Manila attacks Beijing South China Sea claims in court case

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Fiennes's evacuation from Antarctica under way
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US court convicts Somali pirates in navy ship attack
A US court on Wednesday convicted five Somali men of piracy over a 2010 attack on a US naval ship in the corsair-infested waters off the Horn of Africa. ... more

World biology team returns with haul of Papuan species
An international consortium of scientists said on Wednesday they had collected 1.5 million specimens of wildlife in an unprecedented mission to document the biological treasures of Papua New Guinea. ... more
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Britain set to cull thousands of badgers
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Promising New Technique for Probing Earth's Deep Interior
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Geoengineering by coalition
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EU ministers reach deal on fish discard ban

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CSIRO 'solar sponge' soaks up CO2 emissions

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