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In collaboration with an international research team, University of Copenhagen researchers have for the first time mapped telomerase, an enzyme which has a kind of rejuvenating effect on normal cell ageing. The findings have just been published in Nature Genetics and are a step forward in the fight against cancer. Mapping the cellular fountain of youth - telomerase. This is one of the results of a major research project involving more than 1,000 researchers worldwide, four years of hard work, DKK ... read more
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FARM NEWS

New system to restore wetlands could reduce massive floods, aid crops
Engineers at Oregon State University have developed a new interactive planning tool to create networks of small wetlands in Midwest farmlands, which could help the region prevent massive spring floo ... more
FARM NEWS

Pig wasting syndrome costing farmers millions
Stark new figures show that a common pig virus, present on 99 per cent of pig farms has major economic implications for individual farmers and the pig industry as a whole, costing British farmers as ... more
ICE WORLD

Summer melt season is getting longer on the Antarctic Peninsula
New research from the Antarctic Peninsula shows that the summer melt season has been getting longer over the last 60 years. Increased summer melting has been linked to the rapid break-up of ice shel ... more
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WOOD PILE

Researchers question evaluation methods for protected areas in the Amazon
The indicators currently being used to guide policy and investments into protected areas in the Amazon may not be having the desired effect. This is according to a new study published, 27 Marc ... more


FARM NEWS

The latest genomic studies of wheat sheds new light on crop adaptation and domestication
The advanced online publication version of Nature presents two manuscripts that provide an unprecedented glimpse into the adaptation and domestication of wheat. These achievements are the results of ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

China to launch high-res Earth-observation satellite
China will launch the first satellite for its high-resolution system for Earth observation in April, a government agency revealed Thursday. Examinations of the satellite and its carrier rocket ... more
WATER WORLD

Outside View: Transboundary rivers treaty
Washington's global footprint, particularly since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, U.S. diplomacy, frequently accompanied by military forces, has been greatly expanded in new regions, from North Africa through the Middle East to Central Asia. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster

A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos

Carbyne morphs when stretched

Quantum Dots Boost Conversion Efficiency Of GaAs Solar Cells

Canada lobs economic shot across Russian energy bow

Portuguese consortium to spend $300 million on wind

Fukushima Accident Underscores Need to Act on Nuclear Plant Hazards

DEMOCRACY

Pakistani women face road blocks to vote
With Pakistan facing landmark general elections May 11, cultural bars on women voting are so entrenched in conservative parts of the country that thousands of women are unlikely to vote, interviews show. ... more
FARM NEWS

Swiss baby formula 'adulterated by Chinese partner'
The Chinese partner of Hero Group, a major Swiss baby formula manufacturer, has been accused of deliberately mislabelling milk powder and a senior employee has been detained, officials said on Thursday. ... more
INTERN DAILY

Outside View: Mobile medical technologies
As the U.S. deficit continues to rise and the sequester cuts take effect, it is time that U.S. lawmakers consider all areas of spending for cost-cutting solutions. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Half of Indonesians at risk of landslides: official
More than half of Indonesia's population live in areas at risk of landslides, an official said Thursday, with traditional farming methods blamed for the widespread vulnerability. ... more
FARM NEWS

Argentine growers face crippling tax hikes
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is headed for another confrontation with farmers after the government announced hefty increases in taxes on grain exporters. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

Stronger rules needed on flight paths: Malaysia Airlines official

K-MAX unmanned cargo helo finishes Afghan deployment

Iraq's Mosul counts the cost of insurgent rule

U.S. military aims to overcome GPS' weaknesses

Shiite militia display jihadist bodies in Iraq city

For incoming US airmen in S.Korea, a 30-day ban on booze

FARM NEWS

Snow impact on Wales farmers 'urgent'
The Welsh government says dealing with the effects of a devastating March snowstorm on livestock farmers has been elevated to an "urgent priority." ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Canada pulls out of UN drought convention
Canada said Thursday it is pulling out of a UN convention that fights drought, mostly in Africa, becoming the only nation to walk away from a pact that Ottawa says is a waste of money. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

WWF says Chinese 'river pig' close to extinction
China's wild finless porpoises are heading toward extinction, a conservation group said Thursday, with the dolphin-like animals now rarer than the giant panda. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Disasters caused $186 bn in damage last year: Swiss Re

Hopes fade in search for survivors of Tibet landslide

Half of Indonesians at risk of landslides: official


FLORA AND FAUNA
Lasers could yield particle research tool

CO2 could produce valuable chemical cheaply

Catalyst in a teacup: New approach to chemical reduction


FLORA AND FAUNA
Scientists confirm first two-headed bull shark

Predictions of climate impacts on fisheries can be a mirage

Researchers Issue Forecast for 'Moderate' New England Red Tide in 2013


FLORA AND FAUNA
Arctic 'greening' seen through global warming

Summer melt season is getting longer on the Antarctic Peninsula

The long winter ahead

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

China mine blast kills 28: state media
A gas blast in a northeast China coal mine killed 28 people, authorities said Saturday, according to state media, the latest incident to damage the industry's notoriously poor safety record. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Hopes fade in search for survivors of Tibet landslide
Hopes were fading Sunday that Chinese search and rescue teams would find survivors, two days after a huge landslide crashed down a Tibetan mountain and buried more than 80 mine workers. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Pinera cash handout seen as a vote ploy
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera pushed legislation for a cash handout to 7 million poor seen by analysts as his center-right coalition's bid to counteract "the Bachelet effect." ... more
CARBON WORLDS

China and Australia collaborate on carbon
Australia and China are collaborating on a carbon tax for China. ... more
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ABOUT US

First evidence of Neanderthal/human mix

EPIDEMICS

New avian flu strain kills two in China, one critical

ICE WORLD

Arctic 'greening' seen through global warming

SHAKE AND BLOW

US thanks Japan for help with tsunami debris

FLORA AND FAUNA

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Mathematical butterflies provide insight into how insects fly

WHALES AHOY

New Study Analyzes the Risk to Endangered Whales from Ship Traffic off Southern California

WATER WORLD

Scientists confirm first two-headed bull shark

WATER WORLD

Predictions of climate impacts on fisheries can be a mirage

FLORA AND FAUNA

Computer Simulations Yield Clues to How Cells Interact With Surroundings

Urban vegetation deters crime in Philadelphia

Researchers Issue Forecast for 'Moderate' New England Red Tide in 2013

Slovenia seeks better water management

Tibetan envoy says China can end immolations

EU condemns Russia rights crackdown

US regulators under fire over bee-toxic pesticides

Wearable system can map difficult areas

China 'two-child policy' town shows scope for reform

Disasters caused $186 bn in damage last year: Swiss Re

'Freak tornado' leaves 12 dead in Philippines

Short of water, Peru's engineers 'make our own'

Three presumed dead in Norway avalanches

Pesticides short-circuit bee brains: study

China jails 20 in restive Xinjiang region

Outside View: Homeless youth awareness

Simulations uncover obstacle to harnessing laser-driven fusion

Trojan Battery Introduces Single-Point Watering System For Its Flooded Batteries

Westinghouse Springfields Completes First French Fuel Delivery

Outside View: Ukrainian government tenders

China lashes out at US technology restrictions

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