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April 04, 2013
Ancient pool of warm water questions current climate models
London UK (SPX) Apr 04, 2013
A huge pool of warm water that stretched out from Indonesia over to Africa and South America four million years ago suggests climate models might be too conservative in forecasting tropical changes. Present in the Pliocene era, this giant mass of water would have dramatically altered rainfall in the tropics, possibly even removing the monsoon. Its decay and the consequential drying of East Africa may have been a factor in Hominid evolution. Published in Nature, the missing data for this phenomenon ... read more
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Temperature difference between hemispheres could shift rainfall patterns
One often ignored consequence of global climate change is that the Northern Hemisphere is becoming warmer than the Southern Hemisphere, which could significantly alter tropical precipitation pattern ... more

Ancient climate questions could improve today's climate predictions
About 4 to 5 million years ago, the Earth was warmer than today. Now that greenhouse gas pollution has the planet's temperature rising again, researchers want to know more about why this early Plioc ... more

Feeding corn germ to pigs does not affect growth performance
Inclusion of corn germ in swine diets can reduce diet costs, depending on the local cost of corn germ and other ingredients. Recent research conducted at the University of Illinois indicates that co ... more
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Papyrus plant detox for slaughterhouses
Humans have used the papyrus sedge for millennia. The Ancient Egyptians wrote on it, it can be made into highly buoyant boats, it is grown for ornamentation and parts can even be eaten. Now, writing ... more


UGA researchers track down gene responsible for short stature of dwarf pearl millet
While pearl millet is a major food staple in some of the fastest growing regions on Earth, relatively little is known about the drought-hardy grain. Recently, plant geneticists at the Universi ... more
Disposal of Vestas Wind Turbine Parts

Multi-toxin biotech crops not silver bullets
A strategy widely used to prevent pests from quickly adapting to crop-protecting toxins may fail in some cases unless better preventive actions are taken, suggests new research by University of Ariz ... more

Thin clouds drove Greenland's record-breaking 2012 ice melt
If the sheet of ice covering Greenland were to melt in its entirety tomorrow, global sea levels would rise by 24 feet. Three million cubic kilometers of ice won't wash into the ocean overnight, but ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A diamond as the steppingstone to new materials, using plasma physics technology

Columbia engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

Rules for superconductivity mirrored in 'excitonic insulator'

Research dispels misconception of superconductivity in niobium compound

U.S. solar power group says it sees headwinds ahead

Bruce Power Contracts Major Industry Suppliers for Steam Generator Replacement Project

Oil-rich Alberta sees momentum for wind energy


UC Research Examines Ancient Puebloans and the Myth of Maize
Research from the University of Cincinnati shows that perhaps the ancient Puebloans weren't as into the maize craze as once thought. Nikki Berkebile, a graduate student in anthropology in UC's McMic ... more

UC Research on Maya Village Uncovers 'Invisible' Crops, Unexpected Agriculture
The University of Cincinnati's mastery of ancient Maya mysteries continues with new research from professor of biological sciences David Lentz. UC faculty have been involved in multiple resear ... more

Gene discovery may yield lettuce that will sprout in hot weather
A team of researchers, led by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist, has identified a lettuce gene and related enzyme that put the brakes on germination during hot weather - a discovery ... more
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Organic Labels Bias Consumers Perceptions through the "Health halo effect"
The word "organic" can mean many things to consumers. Even so, the power of an organic label can be very strong: studies have shown that this simple label can lead us to think that a food is healthi ... more

'A better path' toward projecting, planning for rising seas on a warmer Earth
More useful projections of sea level are possible despite substantial uncertainty about the future behavior of massive ice sheets, according to Princeton University researchers. In two recent ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program


Iceland volcanoes said growing threat
British researchers say some Icelandic volcanoes could produce eruptions just as explosive as those in the Pacific Rim, with disruptive ash clouds. ... more

Singapore gardens aim for UNESCO heritage status
Singapore, one of the world's most densely populated countries, is campaigning to get its 154-year-old Botanic Gardens declared a UNESCO world heritage site. ... more

Munching sheep replace lawn mowers in Paris
Four little black sheep on Wednesday left the countryside and began their new careers in the city: working as eco-friendly lawn mowers in a largely working-class district in northeastern Paris. ... more
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Total of 54 Tibet landslide bodies recovered: state media

More Tibet landslide bodies recovered: media

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Theory and practice key to optimized broadband, low-loss optical metamaterials

Desert nomads marvel at water purifying device

Giant pockmarks found on Pacific seafloor

'A better path' toward projecting, planning for rising seas on a warmer Earth

Thin clouds drove Greenland's record-breaking 2012 ice melt

Recommendations for Streamlining Scientific Logistics in Antarctica

Arctic 'greening' seen through global warming


South Africa rhino poaching toll for year tops 200
Poachers have killed over 200 rhinos in South Africa this year, the environment ministry said Wednesday, as a major security operation fails to curb illegal hunting for the rhino horn trade. ... more

Eyes in sky help when catastrophe strikes
Almost unknown to the public, a constellation of satellite guardians is flying overhead, and all it takes is a phone call for them to intervene when a country is hit by a storm, earthquake, tsunami or flood. ... more

Suspected killers of ecologists on trial in Brazil
Three suspected killers of a couple who blew the whistle on illegal logging in the Brazilian Amazon went on trial Wednesday. ... more

Japan's whale 'research' is flashpoint in global dispute
The Institute of Cetacean Research can be found in a nondescript white-brick office building in Tokyo's port district. ... more
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NASA uses AI to uncover eighth planet circling distant star

Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel with Artificial Intelligence

No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers

RS-25 Engine Test is Giant Step for 3-D Printing

NanoRacks Integrates Largest New Shepard Payload Manifest to Date


Record floods in Argentina kill 54: officials


China reports another death from H7N9 bird flu


Hanoi bans China poultry after new bird flu strain deaths


Chinese activist Chen meets Bush, urges pressure


Violent storm kills at least eight in Argentina


Picking apart photosynthesis


Scientists identify brain's 'molecular memory switch'


Congestion in the Earth's mantle


Geckos keep firm grip in wet natural habitat


Massive prehistoric bird extinction linked to human colonization

Researchers unveil large robotic jellyfish that one day could patrol oceans

The splendid Skadar Lake (Montenegro and Albania), surprises with new species of snails

Rising up to prepare for sea level rise

Sustainable fishing practices produce local rewards

Notre Dame researcher is studying role small dams play in pollution control

Cradle of Arab Spring fears jihadist surge

Total of 54 Tibet landslide bodies recovered: state media

Violent storm kills six in Argentina

Indian court fines Vedanta $20 mn for polluting

US ships look to net big contraband catches in Pacific

Myanmar private dailies start publishing

Giant pockmarks found on Pacific seafloor

China fertiliser leaves tons of harmful waste: report

Economist warns of 'radical' climate change, millions at risk

China reports four more cases of new bird flu strain

Desert nomads marvel at water purifying device

Insect pests more plentiful in hotter parts of city than in cooler areas

Pesticide combination affects bees' ability to learn

Watching fluid flow at nanometer scales

Wind skeptic British minister replaced

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