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March 07, 2013
ICE WORLD
LSU researchers find new information about 'Snowball Earth' period
New Orleans LA (SPX) Mar 07, 2013
It is rather difficult to imagine, but approximately 635 million years ago, ice may have covered a vast portion of our planet in an event called "Snowball Earth." According to the Snowball Earth hypothesis, the massive ice age that occurred before animal life appeared, when Earth's landmasses were most likely clustered near the equator, precipitated relatively rapid changes in atmospheric conditions and a subsequent greenhouse heat wave. This particular period of extensive glaciation and sub ... read more
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FARM NEWS

When Good Food Goes Bad: Strengthening the US Response to Foodborne Disease Outbreak
Foodborne illness sickens or kills an extraordinary number of people each year. It also has great economic costs. Last year, an outbreak linked to contaminated cantaloupe in the United States sicken ... more
FARM NEWS

Illinois town provides a historical foundation for today's bee research
A study published in the journal Science reveals a decline in bee species since the late 1800s in West Central Illinois. The study could not have been conducted without the work of a 19th-century na ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

For birds, red means 'go'
New research has shown that certain Australian native flowers have shifted away from using insects as pollinators and evolved their flower colour to the red hues favoured by birds. In a study ... more
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ICE WORLD

Remains of extinct giant camel discovered in High Arctic by Canadian Museum of Nature
A research team led by the Canadian Museum of Nature has identified the first evidence for an extinct giant camel in Canada's High Arctic. The discovery is based on 30 fossil fragments of a leg bone ... more


EARLY EARTH

'True grit' erodes assumptions about evolution
Dining on field grasses would be ruinous to human teeth, but mammals such as horses, rhinos and gazelles evolved long, strong teeth that are up to the task. New research led by the University of Was ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Alligator relatives slipped across ancient seaways
The uplift of the Isthmus of Panama 2.6 million years ago formed a land-bridge that has long thought to be the crucial step in the interchange of animals between the Americas, including armadillos a ... more
WATER WORLD

Herbal defluoridation of drinking water
Researchers in India have developed a filter system based on a medicinal herb, which they say can quickly and easily remove "fluoride" from drinking water. The technology described in the March issu ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Researchers find way to turn sawdust into gasoline

North Dakota reviews oil train safety measures

Blu-ray disc can be used to improve solar cell performance

China: successful commissioning of Taishan EPR reactors full-scope simulator

Iran Negotiations, OPEC Meeting Loom For Oil Markets

How the hummingbird achieves its aerobatic feats

Single-atom layers that snap together like Lego

INTERN DAILY

Pour, shake and stir
A diagnostic "cocktail" containing a single drop of blood, a dribble of water, and a dose of DNA powder with gold particles could mean rapid diagnosis and treatment of the world's leading diseases i ... more
FARM NEWS

Wild pollinators increase crop fruit set regardless of honey bees
Changes made by humans to the natural landscapes can often compromise ecosystems, which paradoxically are vital for human survival. Pollination of crops by wild insects is one such vulnerable ecosys ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Millions of Indians facing worst drought in decades
Millions of people in western India are suffering their worst drought in more than four decades, with critics blaming official ineptitude and corruption for exacerbating the natural water shortage. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Netherlands shares flood control expertise
The Netherlands says its experience and innovation in water management can help the United States and the rest of world better deal with flooding disasters. ... more
WHITE OUT

Late winter snowstorm shutters US government
A late winter storm blanketed the eastern United States with snow Wednesday, shutting down the federal government and causing aviation officials to cancel as many as 1,000 flights. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China ships pay first post-Japan summit visit to disputed isles

Russia studies construction of its own orbital station

Stealthy spy software snooping for years: Symantec

China Military Advance in South China Sea to Test US Outreach

Ukraine's NATO hopes still a long way off

Iran won't be brought to knees on nuclear issue: Khamenei

France delays warship delivery to Russia 'until further notice'

SHAKE AND BLOW

Hope and despair as Japan marks tsunami anniversary
In the dark months after a catastrophic tsunami smashed into Japan, killing almost 19,000 people and sparking a nuclear disaster, hopes for a rapid recovery and a national rebirth were frustrated by political paralysis. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Q and A on Japan's disaster two years on
Japan on Monday marks the second anniversary of its worst peace time disaster, when an earthquake-tsunami struck, triggering the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Satellite SAR capabilities being enhanced
An advanced satellite payload for Cospas-Sarsat, the global search-and-rescue system, is to be developed by Canada's COM DEV International Ltd. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Fukushima lags in Japan tsunami recovery: official

Living through a tornado does not shake optimism

Japan riled by WHO's Fukushima cancer warning


EARTH OBSERVATION
MEXSAT Bicentenario Satellite Completes On-orbit Testing

SimCity rebuilt for modern life

3D printer wows world's top high-tech fair


EARTH OBSERVATION
Herbal defluoridation of drinking water

80% of Indian sewage flows untreated into rivers: study

New marine species discovered in Pacific Ocean


EARTH OBSERVATION
Robot can help in polar expeditions

Remains of extinct giant camel discovered in High Arctic by Canadian Museum of Nature

LSU researchers find new information about 'Snowball Earth' period

SINO DAILY

Tibetan self-immolators inspire Chinese painter
Stacked up in Liu Yi's studio dozens of China's most sensitive subjects stare out from thick black-and-white oil paintings, from victims of Tiananmen Square to Tibetans who have set themselves on fire. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Two rhino poachers gunned down in India
Forest rangers in northeast India shot dead two poachers on Wednesday at a wildlife sanctuary where 13 threatened one-horned rhinos have been killed in the past two months, an official said. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

International ban on polar bear trade rejected
A major wildlife meeting of world governments on Thursday shunned calls to ban international trade in polar bears, despite growing fears for the world's largest carnivorous land animal. ... more
SINO DAILY

China divorces spike to escape property tax
Chinese couples are flocking to divorce to avoid a new property sales tax imposed by the government, after it left open a loophole for those who end their marriages. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

African elephants face 'alarming declines'

FLORA AND FAUNA

Scientists call for legal trade in rhino horn

INTERN DAILY

Pixels guide the way for the visually impaired

FARM NEWS

Loss of wild insects hurts crops around the world

ABOUT US

After the human genome project: The human microbiome project

INTERN DAILY

How do bacteria clog medical devices? Very quickly

FLORA AND FAUNA

Reducing numbers of one carnivore species indirectly leads to extinction of others

WATER WORLD

New marine species discovered in Pacific Ocean

WATER WORLD

80% of Indian sewage flows untreated into rivers: study

WEATHER REPORT

Britain urged to gird for extreme weather

Toxic gas leak in South Korea, 11 hospitalised

Fukushima lags in Japan tsunami recovery: official

Starving goats to hit Indian pashmina production

Massive winter storm grounds 1,200 US flights

Mission to save jaguar exposes big cats' plight in Brazil

Google urged to remove ads for ivory, whale products

Daily-dose HIV prevention fails for African women: study

Electronic waste recycling on the increase

Japan warns about smog drifting from China

Robot can help in polar expeditions

Global tipping point not backed by science

How did early primordial cells evolve

NASA's Van Allen Probes Discover a Surprise Circling Earth

Toxic oceans may have delayed spread of complex life

Walking in the footsteps of 19th and 20th century naturalists

Research at Mines Unearths New Dinosaur Species

Improving climate protection in agriculture

NOAA and NASA's Next Generation Weather Satellite May Provide Earlier Warnings

Vattenfall axes 2,500 jobs amid low electricity prices

Venezuela faces new era after death of Chavez

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