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April 02, 2013
Insect pests more plentiful in hotter parts of city than in cooler areas
London, UK (SPX) Apr 02, 2013
Higher temperatures in cities can be a key driver of insect pest outbreaks on trees in urban areas, according to research published in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Emily Meineke from North Carolina State University and colleagues from other institutions. The researchers found that a scale insect that exclusively feeds on oak trees was 13 times more abundant on willow oaks in the hottest parts of the city of Raleigh, North Carolina than in cooler areas of the same city, even when other facto ... read more
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Pesticide combination affects bees' ability to learn
Two new studies have highlighted a negative impact on bees' ability to learn following exposure to a combination of pesticides commonly used in agriculture. The researchers found that the pesticides ... more

Scripps scientists image deep magma beneath Pacific seafloor volcano
Since the plate tectonics revolution of the 1960s, scientists have known that new seafloor is created throughout the major ocean basins at linear chains of volcanoes known as mid-ocean ridges. But w ... more

New fossil species from a fish-eat-fish world when limbed animals evolved
"We call it a 'fish-eat-fish world,' an ecosystem where you really needed to escape predation," said Dr. Ted Daeschler, describing life in the Devonian period in what is now far-northern Canada. ... more
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Climate change likely to worsen threat of diarrheal disease in Botswana, arid African countries
In a National Science Foundation funded study, Kathleen Alexander, an associate professor of wildlife at Virginia Tech, found that climate drives a large part of diarrheal disease and increases the ... more


Researchers Find Novel Way Plants Pass Traits to Next Generation
New research explains how certain traits can pass down from one generation to the next - at least in plants - without following the accepted rules of genetics. Scientists have shown that an en ... more
Disposal of Vestas Wind Turbine Parts

Recommendations for Streamlining Scientific Logistics in Antarctica
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a summary response to the recommendations of an external panel of experts that was charged with advising the agency on how to improve and streamline ... more

Ultrafine particles raise concerns about improved cookstoves
A new study raises concerns about possible health impacts of very small particles of soot released from the "improved cookstoves" that international aid agencies are promoting to replace open-fire c ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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


Study looks at why chickens overeat
The welfare of poultry could be improved by a discovery about how chickens regulate their appetites. University scientists have identified how a chicken's genetic make-up can affect the signal ... more

Uncovering Africa's oldest known penguins
Africa isn't the kind of place you might expect to find penguins. But one species lives along Africa's southern coast today, and newly found fossils confirm that as many as four penguin species coex ... more

Researchers successfully map fountain of youth
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 ... more
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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

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
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


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

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

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
Hopes fade in search for survivors of Tibet landslide

Half of Indonesians at risk of landslides: official

China mine blast kills 28: state media

Lasers could yield particle research tool

CO2 could produce valuable chemical cheaply

Catalyst in a teacup: New approach to chemical reduction

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

Arctic 'greening' seen through global warming

Recommendations for Streamlining Scientific Logistics in Antarctica

Summer melt season is getting longer on the Antarctic Peninsula


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

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

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

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
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Initial results and data from observations of 'Oumuamua

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Half of Indonesians at risk of landslides: official


Argentine growers face crippling tax hikes


Snow impact on Wales farmers 'urgent'


Canada pulls out of UN drought convention


WWF says Chinese 'river pig' close to extinction


China mine blast kills 28: state media


Hopes fade in search for survivors of Tibet landslide


Pinera cash handout seen as a vote ploy


China and Australia collaborate on carbon

First evidence of Neanderthal/human mix

New avian flu strain kills two in China, one critical

Arctic 'greening' seen through global warming

US thanks Japan for help with tsunami debris

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Mathematical butterflies provide insight into how insects fly

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

Scientists confirm first two-headed bull shark

Predictions of climate impacts on fisheries can be a mirage

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

'Waste heat' may economize CO2 capture

Even graphene has weak spots

Discovery opens door to efficiently storing and reusing renewable energy

Simulations uncover obstacle to harnessing laser-driven fusion

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

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