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April 09, 2013
Rapid climate change and the role of the Southern Ocean
Cardiff UK (SPX) Apr 09, 2013
Scientists from Cardiff University and the University of Barcelona have discovered new clues about past rapid climate change. The research, published this month in the journal Nature Geoscience, concludes that oceanographic reorganisations and biological processes are linked to the supply of airborne dust in the Southern Ocean and this connection played a key role in past rapid fluctuations of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, an important component in the climate system. The scientists studied a ... read more
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New evidence dinosaurs were strong swimmers
A University of Alberta researcher has identified some of the strongest evidence ever found that dinosaurs could paddle long distances. Working together with an international research team, U ... more

Bumblebees use logic to find the best flowers
Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), have discovered why bees copy each other when looking for nectar - and the answer is remarkably simple. ... more

Constructive collisions
The mountain ranges of the North American Cordillera are made up of dozens of distinct crustal blocks. A new study clarifies their mode of origin and identifies a previously unknown oceanic plate th ... more
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Rare primate's vocal lip-smacks share features of human speech
The vocal lip-smacks that geladas use in friendly encounters have surprising similarities to human speech, according to a study reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 8th. The g ... more


High salt levels in Saharan groundwater endanger oases farming
For more than 40 years, snowmelt and runoff from Morocco's High Atlas Mountains has been dammed and redirected hundreds of kilometers to the south to irrigate oases farms in the arid, sub-Saharan Dr ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

Byrd Came Oh-So-Close, But Probably Didn't Reach North Pole
When renowned explorer Richard E. Byrd returned from the first-ever flight to the North Pole in 1926, he sparked a controversy that remains today: Did he actually reach the pole? Studying supe ... more

Study provides new insight into photosynthesis
Pigments found in plants and purple bacteria employed to provide protection from sun damage do more than just that. Researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Glasgow have found th ... 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


3-D printer can build synthetic tissues
A custom-built programmable 3D printer can create materials with several of the properties of living tissues, Oxford University scientists have demonstrated. The new type of material consists of tho ... more

Discovery of 1,800-year-old 'Rosetta Stone' for tropical ice cores
Two annually dated ice cores drawn from the tropical Peruvian Andes reveal Earth's tropical climate history in unprecedented detail-year by year, for nearly 1,800 years. Researchers at The Ohi ... more

Pandas vs pinot as vineyards adjust to warming
Which is more important, pandas or pinot? ... more
Nuclear Energy Insider
Disposal of Vestas Wind Turbine Parts

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Pardon of jailed Ukrainian draws EU praise
The release of former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko from prison over the weekend has drawn praise from opposition leaders and the European Union. ... more

China lauds 'Thatcher's biggest compromise' over H.K.
Margaret Thatcher was an "outstanding" leader who wisely compromised over Hong Kong's future, Chinese state media said Tuesday, although reactions to her death in the territory itself were mixed. ... 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


$87 bn needed to fight AIDS, TB, malaria: report
The fight against HIV AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria will cost some $87 billion (67 billion euros) between 2014-16 if the three scourges are to be kept in check, a report showed Monday. ... more

Russian forest campaigner dies after 2008 attack
Outspoken Russian journalist and environmentalist Mikhail Beketov, who was beaten nearly to death in 2008 in an attack thought to be linked to his activism, died on Monday, his lawyer said. ... more

Ban hails Thatcher the forgotten climate warrior
UN chief Ban Ki-Moon on Monday lauded a little-remembered act in Margaret Thatcher's welter of political firsts - when she urged action on global warming. ... more
Fukushima fuel cooling system stops again:TEPCO

Environmental policies matter for growing megacities

Finland's Fennovoima in talks with Rosatom over reactor

What's between a slip and a slide?

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

CWRU-led scientists build material that mimics squid beak

Temperature difference between hemispheres could shift rainfall patterns

Dead fish cause for concern in China river

Chinese fishing boat runs aground in Philippines

Ice cores preserve 1,800 years of climate

Byrd Came Oh-So-Close, But Probably Didn't Reach North Pole

Discovery of 1,800-year-old 'Rosetta Stone' for tropical ice cores


'No worry signal' over Indian monsoon season: report
India's monsoon, vital to hundreds of millions of farmers and of crucial importance to the economy, will likely be normal this year, a report said Monday. ... more

Vietnam reports first bird flu death in 14 months
A four-year-old child has become Vietnam's first victim of the H5N1 bird flu virus in more than a year, a health worker said on Tuesday, amid growing regional concerns about the virulent disease. ... more

Indonesia fears shuttlecock shortage due to China bird flu
Badminton-crazy Indonesia is concerned a deadly bird flu outbreak could claim an unlikely victim - the shuttlecock - officials said Tuesday after the government banned imports of Chinese duck feathers. ... more

China bird flu outbreak spurs food safety fears
China's bird flu outbreak is "devastating" poultry sales, an industry group said Tuesday, as the H7N9 virus which has killed seven people triggered a new food safety scare. ... more
Space News from
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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


Dead fish cause for concern in China river


Chinese fishing boat runs aground in Philippines


China bird flu 'devastates' poultry business: group


Cambodia fights surge in bird flu deaths


Birch juice season takes Latvia by storm


South Africa rolls out new single dose AIDS drug


Protesters, police clash as Turkey coup trial resumes


No proof China's H7N9 spreading between humans: WHO


Women and men perform the same in math


Italy bids to close gap in wine exports to China

Taiwan man's tree-top protest goes into 11th day

China paper says farm sector raises bird flu risk

Smog-eating pavement on greenest street in America

China boosts bird flu response as cases rise

Argentina floods caused $5 billion in damage

Tibet disaster shows China resource divide

'World's greatest' chef Adria seeks digital legacy

China steps up response to bird flu cases

Kenya to toughen poaching sentences to save elephants

Shanghai stops poultry trade on bird flu fears

Italy marks fourth anniversary of L'Aquila quake

7.1-magnitude quake causes panic in Indonesia's Papua

Ice cores preserve 1,800 years of climate

Rare river otter spotted near Colo. city

Latin America looks to earn from e-waste

Breakthrough in hydrogen fuel production could revolutionize alternative energy market

Accidental discovery may lead to improved polymers

Gas Starts Flowing from Israel's Levant Basin, What Now? Breaks Down Barriers to Clean Energy

Electron conflict leads to 'bad traffic' on way to superconductivity

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