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March 01, 2013
EARLY EARTH
Resurrection of 3-billion-year-old antibiotic-resistance proteins
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 01, 2013
Scientists are reporting "laboratory resurrections" of several 2-3-billion-year-old proteins that are ancient ancestors of the enzymes that enable today's antibiotic-resistant bacteria to shrug off huge doses of penicillins, cephalosporins and other modern drugs. The achievement, reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, opens the door to a scientific "replay" of the evolution of antibiotic resistance with an eye to finding new ways to cope with the problem. Jose M. Sanchez-Ruiz, E ... read more
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FARM NEWS

Invention opens the way to packaging that monitors food freshness
Millions of tons of food are thrown away each year because the 'best before' date has passed. But this date is always a cautious estimate, which means a lot of still-edible food is thrown away. Woul ... more
INTERN DAILY

Gold nanocages could image and treat tumours
Tiny gold particles called nonocages that emit Cerenkov light could be used to image tumours and deliver drugs to destroy them at the same time. That is the claim of researchers in the US, who have ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Seals sleep with only half their brain at a time
A new study led by an international team of biologists has identified some of the brain chemicals that allow seals to sleep with half of their brain at a time. The study was published this mon ... more
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WATER WORLD

Ship noise makes crabs get crabby
A study published in Biology Letters found that ship noise affects crab metabolism, with largest crabs faring worst, and found little evidence that crabs acclimatise to noise over time. The te ... more


WOOD PILE

Science synthesis to help guide land management of US forests
A team of more than a dozen scientists from the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Southwest (PSW) and Pacific Northwest research stations, universities and Region 5 Ecology Program recently released a s ... more
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INTERN DAILY

More evidence needed for scale up of mobile device technology in health
Despite the hundreds of pilot studies using mobile health-also known as 'mHealth'', which describe medical and public health practice supported by mobile devices- there is insufficient evidence to i ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Environmental Issues Rank Low Among Most People's Concerns
A newly released international study reveals that the issue of climate change is not a priority for people in the United States and around the world. The surveys showed that when asked to rank ... more
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Water and sunlight the formula for sustainable fuel

Sudan hosts talks on Ethiopian Nile dam row

China's Xi hails Mugabe as renowned leader, old friend

A semi-artificial leaf faster than "natural" photosynthesis

Greensmith on track to integrate 4 new battery types in 2014

Stanford scientists develop a water splitter that runs on an ordinary AAA battery

Cooking, pollution linked to high blood pressure in China

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Stanford scientists help shed light on key component of China's pollution problem
It's no secret that China is faced with some of the world's worst pollution. Until now, however, information on the magnitude, scope and impacts of a major contributor to that pollution - human-caus ... more
TECH SPACE

Fukushima raised cancer risk near plant: WHO
Japan's 2011 Fukushima disaster raised the cancer risk for people living near the atomic plant, but no jump in cases is expected elsewhere, the UN's health agency said Thursday, sparking an angry reaction from anti-nuclear campaigners. ... more
EARLY EARTH

Feeding limbs and nervous system of one of Earth's earliest animals discovered
An extraordinary find allowing scientists to see through the head of the 'fuxianhuiid' arthropod has revealed one of the earliest evolutionary examples of limbs used for feeding, along with the olde ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Exurban residences impact bird communities up to 200 meters away
As part of the study, scientists sampled the presence of 20 species of birds both near and far from 30 rural residences in the Adirondack Park. Calculating their occurrence at increasing distances f ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Nut-cracking monkeys use shapes to strategize their use of tools
Bearded capuchin monkeys deliberately place palm nuts in a stable position on a surface before trying to crack them open, revealing their capacity to use tactile information to improve tool use. The ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinese media warn US over warplane interception

Obama has taken no decision on Syria airstrikes: White House

Kurdish rebels abduct 3 Chinese in southeast Turkey: report

Kiev says captured 10 Russian paratroopers in east Ukraine

South Korea launches fourth of 20 new frigates

New EIAST Primary Sat Fab Facilities Ready Soon

Libya gets new chief of staff to tackle militias threat

EARTH OBSERVATION

Vietnam to launch third satellite into orbit
Vietnam will launch its third satellite into orbit in the second quarter of 2013, according to a document approved by the Vietnamese Government Office. Vietnamese media VnExpress quoted Bui Tr ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

SMOS: the global success story continues
ESA's water mission is shedding new light on the meandering Gulf Stream, just one of the SMOS satellite's numerous achievements. Launched in 2009, ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite ha ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA Selects Launch Services for ICESat-2 Mission
NASA's Launch Services Program at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has selected United Launch Services, LLC of Englewood, Colo., to provide Delta II launch services for the Ice, Cloud an ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
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Salvage crews break up US Navy ship in Philippines

Rio meet focuses on using science to root out poverty


EARTH OBSERVATION
Glasses.com turns heads with 3-D iPad app

New Phased Array Programs May Save Billions, Years Off Development

Fukushima raised cancer risk near plant: WHO


EARTH OBSERVATION
Maps depict potential worldwide coral bleaching by 2056

Mussels cramped by environmental factors

Ship noise makes crabs get crabby


EARTH OBSERVATION
Fiennes's evacuation from Antarctica under way

Caves point to thawing of Siberia

Extreme winters impact fish negatively

EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA's Aquarius Sees Salty Shifts
The colorful images chronicle the seasonal stirrings of our salty world: Pulses of freshwater gush from the Amazon River's mouth; an invisible seam divides the salty Arabian Sea from the fresher wat ... more
FARM NEWS

Argentine soybean yield goes below budget
Argentina's soybean yield will be much lower than expected, affecting national income projections based on exports in the coming months. ... more
BLUE SKY

Beijing residents bemoan smog and sandstorms
Beijing residents were urged to stay indoors Thursday as pollution levels soared before a sandstorm brought further misery to China's capital. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Online plan to boost Philippine eagle numbers
The mating rituals of two captive Philippine eagles are being broadcast live over the Internet to rally global support for saving of the world's rarest and biggest raptors, conservationists said Thursday. ... more
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Small variations in the climate system can result in dramatic temperature changes

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Exoskeleton technology set for Navy testing and evaluation

Northrop Grumman team developing space plane

Scientists confirm array of microorganisms in buried Antarctic lake

INTERN DAILY

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WOOD PILE

Russia moves to shut down Lake Baikal paper mill

FLORA AND FAUNA

Charging China demand drives deadly ivory trade

CLIMATE SCIENCE

In prehistory, CO2 and warming went in lock-step

DEMOCRACY

Radio activists channel anger in Malaysian Borneo

SHAKE AND BLOW

6.9-magnitude quake hits off Russian far east: USGS

SHAKE AND BLOW

'Lucky' Australians dodge cyclone's worst

SINO DAILY

Football author turned government critic splits China

SINO DAILY

China Nobel winner Mo Yan defies critics

INTERN DAILY

US teenager crafts early detection tool for cancer

World agriculture suffers from loss of wild bees: study

To save rhinos, sell their horns, scientists argue

Diamond sheds light on basic building blocks of life

Blueprint for an artificial brain

Human cognition depends upon slow-firing neurons

Declining Vegetation Across The Eastern US Observed

Swine cells could power artificial liver

Weather warning

Caves point to thawing of Siberia

Maps depict potential worldwide coral bleaching by 2056

Mussels cramped by environmental factors

Early human burials varied widely but most were simple

Could a computer on the police beat prevent violence?

Clues to climate cycles dug from south pole snow pit

Salvage crews break up US Navy ship in Philippines

Fiennes's evacuation from Antarctica under way

US court convicts Somali pirates in navy ship attack

World biology team returns with haul of Papuan species

Britain set to cull thousands of badgers

Clever battery completes stretchable electronics package

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