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March 15, 2013
EARLY EARTH
Foundations of Carbon-Based Life Leave Little Room for Error
Raleigh NC (SPX) Mar 15, 2013
Life as we know it is based upon the elements of carbon and oxygen. Now a team of physicists, including one from North Carolina State University, is looking at the conditions necessary to the formation of those two elements in the universe. They've found that when it comes to supporting life, the universe leaves very little margin for error. Both carbon and oxygen are produced when helium burns inside of giant red stars. Carbon-12, an essential element we're all made of, can only form when three a ... read more
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WATER WORLD

When hungry, Gulf of Mexico algae go toxic
When Gulf of Mexico algae don't get enough nutrients, they focus their remaining energy on becoming more and more poisonous to ensure their survival, according to a new study by scientists from Nort ... more
WATER WORLD

Glaciers Contribute Significant Iron to North Atlantic Ocean
All living organisms rely on iron as an essential nutrient. In the ocean, iron's abundance or scarcity means all the difference as it fuels the growth of plankton, the base of the ocean's food web. ... more
FARM NEWS

Fertilizers could help tackle nutritional deficiency in African country
Enriching crops by adding a naturally-occurring soil mineral to fertilisers could potentially help to reduce disease and premature death in the African country of Malawi, researchers have said. ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Biological tooth replacement getting closer
Scientists have developed a new method of replacing missing teeth with a bioengineered material generated from a person's own gum cells. Current implant-based methods of whole tooth replacement fail ... more


EARLY EARTH

Strange creature provides crucial missing link
Christopher Cameron of the University of Montreal's Department of Biological Sciences and his colleagues have unearthed a major scientific discovery - a strange phallus-shaped creature they found in ... more
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FARM NEWS

International conference to tackle climate-change threats to agriculture
Scientists and policymakers from around the world will gather March 20-22 at the University of California, Davis, to grapple with the threats of climate change for global agriculture and recommend s ... more
FARM NEWS

European invader outcompetes Canadian plants outside usual temp range
Dog-strangling vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum) is an exotic plant originating from the Ukraine and southeastern Russia that is becoming increasingly invasive in southern Ontario, Canada. It has b ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A New Way To Convert Light To Electrical Energy

Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement

WATER WORLD

Extreme water
Earth is the only known planet that holds water in massive quantities and in all three phase states. But the earthly, omnipresent compound water has very unusual properties that become particularly ... more
FARM NEWS

Heat-stressed cows spend more time standing
A new study by researchers at the University of Arizona and Northwest Missouri State University shows that standing and lying behavior can predict heat stress in cows. In a presentation at the ... more
EARLY EARTH

Early birds had four wings, not two: study
Some primitive birds boasted four wings, before evolution led them to ditch their hind feathers in favor of webbed or scaly feet, scientists in China said on Thursday. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Dutch police hunt exotic monkey thieves
Dutch police launched an investigation on Thursday into the overnight theft of 12 rare monkeys from an animal park in central Netherlands which has left zoo workers fearing for the tiny primates' lives. ... more
INTERN DAILY

Outside View: Ryan's untenable solutions
Republicans are losing U.S. elections they could win by slavishly clinging to untenable solutions for skyrocketing federal healthcare costs that voters reject. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS

FLORA AND FAUNA

Governments boost support for elephants and sharks
A major meeting on the plight of endangered species wrapped up Thursday with a victory for shark conservationists and increased pressure on countries to curb rampant illegal trade in ivory. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Ivory trade 'Gang of Eight' escape sanctions
Eight nations accused of failing to do enough to tackle the illegal trade in elephant ivory escaped sanctions at a major wildlife meeting on Thursday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Disaster losses hit $138 billion in 2012: UN
Global losses from natural disasters hit $138 billion in 2012, with half the sum claimed by drought and Hurricane Sandy in the United States, the UN said Thursday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Disaster losses hit $138 billion in 2012: UN

Earthquake Damage Can Impact Building Fire Safety Performance

India offers $532 million to states hit by drought, floods


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
NIST quantum refrigerator offers extreme cooling and convenience

Breaking the final barrier: room-temperature electrically powered nanolasers

NUS graphene researchers create 'superheated' water that can corrode diamonds


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
UI study of Midwest finds increase in heavy rainfalls over 60 years

Aging sewers impacting urban watersheds

Glaciers Contribute Significant Iron to North Atlantic Ocean


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Rivers flowing under Greenland ice traced

The making of Antarctica's hidden fjords

Global warming will open unexpected new shipping routes in Arctic, UCLA researchers find

SINO DAILY

US Senator Rubio says China 'tortures' its people
US Republican Senator Marco Rubio mounted a fierce criticism of China Thursday as it named its new president, saying the Asian giant tortures its citizens, uses forced labor and is bent on global superiority. ... more
EPIDEMICS

French patients keep HIV at bay despite stopping drugs
A small French study of 14 HIV patients who have remained healthy for years after stopping drug treatment offers fresh evidence that early medical intervention may lead to a "functional cure" for AIDS, researchers said Thursday. ... more
WATER WORLD

UI study of Midwest finds increase in heavy rainfalls over 60 years
Heavy rains have become more frequent in the upper Midwest over the past 60 years, according to a study from the University of Iowa. The trend appears to hold true even with the current drought plag ... more
FARM NEWS

Amplified Greenhouse Effect Shifts North's Growing Seasons
Vegetation growth at Earth's northern latitudes increasingly resembles lusher latitudes to the south, according to a NASA-funded study based on a 30-year record of land surface and newly improved sa ... more
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Antares rocket launch failed due to possible engine flaw

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Russia Puts Meridian Communications Satellite Into Orbit

FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'

NASA to work with cargo partners despite rocket crash

WOOD PILE

Logging debris gives newly planted Douglas-fir forests a leg-up

FARM NEWS

Farmers who commit totally to sell locally can make a profit

FLORA AND FAUNA

Genetic study of house dust mites demonstrates reversible evolution

FARM NEWS

A European invader outcompetes Canadian plants even outside its usual temperature range

FLORA AND FAUNA

Discovery may explain how prion diseases spread between different types of animals

ABOUT US

Neanderthal demise down to eye size?

FARM NEWS

Heat-stressed cows spend more time standing

DEMOCRACY

Tunisia president says new govt has no 'magic wand'

FARM NEWS

EU parliament moves to 'green' Europe's farms

FARM NEWS

Shanghai river pig toll rises to 6,600 as worries mount

After 2012 drought, US farmers adapt for climate change

Opponents fail to overturn shark protection deal

India offers $532 million to states hit by drought, floods

Hong Kong 'snake kings' stand the test of time

Over quarter of S.African schoolgirls HIV positive: minister

Merkel: Decision due on NDP ban

US farm land prices surge despite drought

Europe transport disrupted as snow turns to ice

Myanmar's Suu Kyi defends protest-hit mine

Japan pays for tsunami cleanup on Canadian coast

Protected areas prevent deforestation in Amazon rainforest

Are tropical forests resilient to global warming?

Aging sewers impacting urban watersheds

Tiny Piece of RNA Keeps 'Clock' Running in Earliest Stages of Life

Aspirin may lower melanoma risk

Monsoon failure key to long droughts in Southwest

Satellite underpins Libyan redevelopment

Earthquake Damage Can Impact Building Fire Safety Performance

Boeing Receives FAA Approval of Certification Plan for 787 Battery Solution

Report: India's coal power a killer

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