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March 27, 2013
Climate change rewrites world wine list
Bordeaux (AFP) March 26, 2013
It's circa 2050 and shoppers are stopping off at Ikea to buy fine wine made in Sweden. A Nordic fantasy? Not according to climate experts who say the Earth's warming phase is already driving a wave of change through the world of wine. As new frontiers for grape growing open up, the viability of some traditional production areas is under threat from scorching temperatures and prolonged droughts. And in between the two extremes, some long-established styles are being transformed. Some whites o ... read more
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Patents said threat to 'genomic liberty'
Companies holding more than 40,000 patents on DNA molecules have essentially staked claim to the entire human genome for profit, U.S. researchers say. ... more

A tiny grain helps reveal the history of a rock
Rutile is used in ceramics and paints, but is particularly useful for finding out about the history of a rock. Where mineral deposits are found, rutile is often also present. The new methods therefo ... more

DNA helps unravel relationship between plants and insects
Studying the relationship between plants and the insects that feed on them is an arduous task, as it must be done through direct observation. It can take years for a researcher to fully understand t ... more
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Decreased Water Flow May be Trade-off for More Productive Forest
Bubbling brooks and streams are a scenic and much loved feature of forest ecosystems, but long-term data at the U.S. Forest Service's Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest suggests that more productive ... more


Iceland sees unusual seismic activity at Hekla volcano
Iceland on Tuesday reported unusual seismic activity at Mount Hekla, one of its most active volcanos, and raised its alert level but said no eruption was imminent. ... more
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Sub-zero spring causes chaos across Europe, US
Freak blizzards and freezing weather over the first few days of spring have hit Europe and parts of the United States, causing fatal cases of hypothermia, power outages and transport chaos. ... more

Flu vaccine linked to narcolepsy in under 30s: study
A vaccine used in Sweden in the 2009-2010 "swine flu" pandemic is linked to a higher risk of the sleeping disorder narcolepsy among under 30s, and not just children and teens as previously thought, a Swedish study showed Tuesday. ... more
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China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan

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Wet 2012 'catastrophic' for Britain's butterflies
Britain's butterflies suffered a "catastrophic" year in 2012 with almost all species declining as a result of torrential rains, according to a study published on Tuesday. ... more

Outside View: Russia's judicial system
It is fairly well accepted that President Vladimir Putin's Russia is a democracy in name only. He controls the legislature, which passes laws aimed at giving him greater powers. He controls the police, who demonstrate a heavy propensity for arresting Putin critics. He controls a judiciary boasting a record of convictions of those involved in opposing Putin's seemingly unlimited authority. ... more

Rare find: two new species join primate club
Scientists Tuesday made a rare live addition to the order of primates, unveiling two new species of mouse lemur - tiny, big-eyed animals that inhabit the forests of Madagascar. ... more
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Airdrop to animals as spring snow blights Britain
Britain's military airdropped fodder to farms cut off by freak spring snow as concerns grew Tuesday for livestock animals feared buried under giant snowdrifts. ... more

Kenya fines ivory smuggler less than a dollar a piece
A Chinese smuggler caught in Kenya with a haul of ivory was fined less than a dollar (euro) a piece, wildlife officials said Tuesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats


Two quakes rattle Mexico
Two moderate earthquakes jolted southern Mexico Tuesday, prompting the evacuation of several buildings in the capital, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, authorities said. ... more

Indian stars call for dry Holi festival amid drought
Bollywood stars have joined calls for Mumbai to temper celebrations and reduce water wastage during a riotous Hindu festival this week, as millions of Indians face their worst drought in decades. ... more

Britain enhancing SAR services
Britain's Department of Transport is enhancing airborne search-and-rescue operations nationwide through a contract to a private company. ... more
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Astrium: operational and commercial launch of the fully complete Pleiades constellation

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'Water Security': Experts propose a UN definition on which much depends

Additional research must be done to ensure safety of pit latrines

Study explores long-term water quality trends in near-pristine streams

For polar bears, it's survival of the fattest

The long winter ahead

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Brazil supermarkets to keep Amazon meat off shelves
A group representing Brazilian supermarkets has committed to keeping beef from cattle raised in the Amazon rainforest off the shelves, officials said. ... more

'Water Security': Experts propose a UN definition on which much depends
Amid changing weather and water patterns worldwide and forecasts of more severe transformations to come, calls have been growing for the UN Security Council to include water issues on its agenda. ... more

The long winter ahead
Secluded from civilisation and living in a white desert, the crew at the Concordia research base in Antarctica have settled in to their home and are ready for the cold, long winter ahead. Afte ... more

Additional research must be done to ensure safety of pit latrines
Pit latrines are one of the most common human excreta disposal systems globally, and their use is on the rise as countries aim to meet the sanitation-related target of the Millennium Development Goa ... more
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Quake shakes island in Spain's Canaries


Six killed, 11 missing in Indonesian landslide: official

New study highlights California tsunami risk

Two Tibetans set selves alight in China: reports

Shanghai sees swine flow easing

Day off work for Kiev employees after heavy snowstorm

Seven pilot whales die in mass stranding on S.Africa beach

Poachers kill rare rhinos in India's remote northeast

Coral atoll where giant tortoises outnumber man 10,000:1

'End of Men'? Not Even Close, Says UC San Diego Report on Gender in the Professions

For polar bears, it's survival of the fattest

Monster from the deep hits the surface

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Study explores long-term water quality trends in near-pristine streams

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