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March 25, 2013
Monster from the deep hits the surface
Copenhagen, Denmarke (SPX) Mar 25, 2013
The giant squid is one of the most enigmatic animals on the planet. It is extremely rarely seen, except as the remains of animals that have been washed ashore, and placed in the formalin or ethanol collections of museums. But now, researchers at the University of Copenhagen leading an international team, have discovered that no matter where in the world they are found, the fabled animals are so closely related at the genetic level that they represent a single, global population, and thus despite previou ... read more
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Wireless, implanted sensor broadens range of brain research
A compact, self-contained sensor recorded and transmitted brain activity data wirelessly for more than a year in early stage animal tests, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of H ... more

Study explores long-term water quality trends in near-pristine streams
For the first time, a study has compared water quality trends in forested streams across the country that are largely undisturbed by land use or land cover changes. The study, which draws on d ... more

Middle ground between unlogged forest and intensively managed lands
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Researchers identify fish protein that may inhibit cancer metastasis
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified a peptide, or protein, derived from Pacific cod that may inhibit prostate cancer and possibly other cancers from spreadin ... more


Hunting for meat impacts on rainforest
Hunting for meat in the African rainforests has halved the number of primates. However, the hunting also has other negative consequences. The decline in the number of primates causes a reduction in ... more
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NASA Begins New Season of Arctic Ice Science Flights
NASA's Operation IceBridge scientists have begun another season of research activity over Arctic ice sheets and sea ice with the first of a series of science flights from Greenland completed on Wedn ... more

Understanding the continuous corn yield penalty
As escalating corn prices have encouraged many farmers to switch to growing corn continuously, they wonder why they have been seeing unusually high yield reductions over the past several years. The ... more
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China appetite for pricey contemporary art 'suddenly evaporates'

World Bank trims Asia forecast but says no China hard landing

Nuclear power plants warned on cyber security

France seeking Asian investors for Areva-EDF reactor unit

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There's little doubt - among scientists at any rate - that the climate has warmed since people began to release massive amounts greenhouse gases to the atmosphere during the Industrial Revolution. B ... more

Restoration and recommendations for flood-damaged bottomlands
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Japan air purifier sales surge amid China smog warning
Japan logged a huge surge in air purifier sales last month, as Tokyo warned that smog was blowing into its territory from China, which is grappling with an air pollution crisis. ... more

Britain suffers more chaos from spring snow
Heavy unseasonal snow caused fresh disruption in Britain on Saturday, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power, shutting airports and causing an international football match to be called off. ... more
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EU fish discard ban poses many questions
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'Richest' China village sends off chief in high style
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