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March 11, 2013
Kirk, Spock together: Putting emotion, logic into computational words
Roanoke VA (SPX) Mar 11, 2013
Kirk and Spock may not need a Vulcan mind meld to share cognition: Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have found that our cold reasoning and hot feelings may be more intimately connected than previously thought. "We tend to believe we have rational parts, like Spock, and separate emotional parts, like Kirk. But our research suggests that's not true," said Read Montague, director of the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, who led the stu ... read more
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Human brain treats prosthetic devices as part of the body
The human brain can learn to treat relevant prosthetics as a substitute for a non-working body part, according to research published March 6 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Mariella Pazzaglia ... more

Breaking the rules for how tsunamis work
The earthquake zones off of certain coasts-like those of Japan and Java-make them especially vulnerable to tsunamis, according to a new study. They can produce a focusing point that creates massive ... more

UF scientists discover new crocodilian, hippo-like species from Panama
University of Florida paleontologists have discovered remarkably well-preserved fossils of two crocodilians and a mammal previously unknown to science during recent Panama Canal excavations that beg ... more
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Biobatteries catch breath
An air-breathing bio-battery has been constructed by researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. The core element providing the new power source ... more


New report confirms almost half of Africa's lions facing extinction
A new report concludes that nearly half of Africa's wild lion populations may decline to near extinction over the next 20-40 years without urgent conservation measures. The plight of many lion popul ... more
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Why fish is so good for you
Fish is healthy: easy to digest and with a high level of precious proteins, fish is considered an important part of a healthy diet. And with the so-called omega-3 fatty acids fish contains real 'fou ... more

Fishers near marine protected areas go farther for catch but fare well
Fishers near marine protected areas end up traveling farther to catch fish but maintain their social and economic well-being, according to a study by fisheries scientists at Washington State Univers ... more
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Software enables robots to be controlled in virtual reality

Laser-boron fusion now 'leading contender' for energy

Scientists develop new mode of energy generation from bituminous coal

Sustainable dams - are they possible

Britain seeks closer ties to China's Belt and Road

Single-photon detector can count to 4

Discovery sets new world standard in nano generators


How Sensitive are US East Coast Regions May Be to Ocean Acidification
A continental-scale chemical survey in the waters of the eastern U.S. and Gulf of Mexico is helping researchers determine how distinct bodies of water will resist changes in acidity. The study, whic ... more

Glaciers will melt faster than ever and loss could be irreversible warn scientists
Canada's Arctic Archipelago glaciers will melt faster than ever in the next few centuries. Research by European funded scientists has shown that 20 per cent of the Canadian Arctic glaciers may have ... more

NASA Wallops Recovery Continues from Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy came ashore in northern New Jersey Oct. 29, 2012, and as the powerful storm made its way along the East Coast it brought damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, V ... more
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Yeti Helps Conquer Some "Abominable" Polar Hazards
A century after Western explorers first crossed the dangerous landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have successfully deployed a self-gu ... more

Award-winning Tibetan writer denied China passport
A Tibetan poet and activist will not be able to receive a US government courage award in person after China denied her a passport for "national security" reasons, she said on Friday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Revealed: the Pentagon's secret UFO-hunting program

NATO urges Russia to respond to US missile concerns

N.Korea must 'earn its way back to table,' Tillerson tells UN

China sidesteps blame over S. Korean journalist's beating

US envoy says 'real dialogue' needed with N. Korea

Mattis emphasizes diplomacy in dealing with Iran

N. Korea 'agent' charged with WMD sale plot in Australia


Dolphins may call each other by name
U.S. scientists studying the clicks, whistles and whines of dolphins talking to each other say the creatures may be calling each other by name. ... more

Poaching pushing South African rhino towards edge
South Africa's white rhino population will begin to decline by 2016 if the current rate of poaching continues, authorities warned on Friday, following the killing of scores of the creatures this year. ... more

Three man-eating lions killed in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe wildlife authorities on Friday said rangers killed three lions that attacked and killed two people this week in a resort town. ... more
Two years on, Fukushima suffers in nuclear shadow

NASA Wallops Recovery Continues from Hurricane Sandy

Fukushima lags in Japan tsunami recovery: official

SXSW kicks off with vision of a 3D printing revolution

SSBV And zero2infinity Team Up For Airdrop Recovery

INRS overcomes a hurdle in the development of terahertz lasers

Why fish is so good for you

Fishers near marine protected areas go farther for catch but fare well

How Sensitive are US East Coast Regions May Be to Ocean Acidification

Glaciers will melt faster than ever and loss could be irreversible warn scientists

Yeti Helps Conquer Some "Abominable" Polar Hazards

Canada's glaciers could shrink by a fifth by 2100


Two years on, Fukushima suffers in nuclear shadow
Mikio Nihei's family is split by his need to work and their fear of radiation from a nuclear disaster that some warn could leave part of Japan a hollow shell for generations. ... more

Space station to watch for Earth disasters
A new crew for the International Space Station will install equipment to monitor Earth's atmosphere and forecast natural disasters, a Russian cosmonaut says. ... more

Ruthless crime gangs driving global wildlife trade
Ruthless and heavily armed "criminal syndicates" linked to drug smugglers and militias are running the global wildlife trade and turning their guns on the park rangers tasked with protecting endangered species. ... more

Anger over attack on Hong Kong journalists in China
Hong Kong journalists have condemned an attack on two cameramen outside the Beijing home of the wife of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, slamming it as a violation of press freedom. ... more
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Opportunity Comes to a Fork in the Road

Thales Alenia Space signs 3 contracts for NASA's deep space exploration

Initial results and data from observations of 'Oumuamua

Planting oxygen ensures a breath of fresh air


Europe's food scandals multiply


Report raises concern over Europe's land-use footprint


Millions for a mastiff at China Tibetan dog expo


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Hidden genome unveils how plants adapt to global environments


Scientists improve transgenic 'Enviropigs'


African governments giving land away quickly, recognizing land rights slowly


Ancient fossils hint at colder Britain


'Climate-smart strategies' proposed for spectacular US-Canadian landscape


Stocking Florida Bass Could Alter Interconnected Streams

Replacing soybean meal in pig diets

Discovery of genetic mechanism allowing potato cultivation in northern latitudes

Venezuela reforms at risk from transition

Floating tsunami trash to be a decades-long headache

Wind power as a cost-effective long-term hedge against natural gas prices

Opportunities And Obstacles Fulfilling California's Nation-Leading Energy Policies

AREVA produces the first fuel assemblies for the Chinese EPR reactors

Court battle looms over Chile power plant

British National Trust opposes wind farms

Budget cuts could hamper nuclear cleanup

California Ranked First in the US for Green Jobs Last Year

Anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo ahead of tsunami anniversary

Venezuela, China vow deeper ties after Chavez death

Taiwan stages mass 'No Nuke' rally

Oettinger: EU wants Norway natural gas

Large protest in Greece against Canadian goldmine plans

Russia muscles in on East Med gas boom

China expresses currency fears as yen plummets

China inflation spikes, factory output growth slows

U.S. railway plans to test LNG as fuel

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