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April 18, 2013
EPIDEMICS
New bird flu strain seen adapting to mammals, humans
Madison WI (SPX) Apr 18, 2013
A genetic analysis of the avian flu virus responsible for at least nine human deaths in China portrays a virus evolving to adapt to human cells, raising concern about its potential to spark a new global flu pandemic. The collaborative study, conducted by a group led by Masato Tashiro of the Influenza Virus Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, and Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Tokyo, appears in the current edition of the journa ... read more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Research aims to settle debate over origin of Yellowstone volcano
A debate among scientists about the geologic formation of the supervolcano encompassing the region around Yellowstone National Park has taken a major step forward, thanks to new evidence provided by ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Secrets of bacterial slime revealed
Newcastle University scientists have revealed the mechanism that causes a slime to form, making bacteria hard to shift and resistant to antibiotics. When under threat, some bacteria can shield thems ... more
WATER WORLD

Study reveals seasonal patterns of tropical rainfall changes from global warming
Projections of rainfall changes from global warming have been very uncertain because scientists could not determine how two different mechanisms will impact rainfall. The two mechanisms turn out to ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Can New Plasma-Based Biomaterials Speed Healing of Injured Tissues?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) derived from blood contains growth factors and other bioactive molecules that promote healing at sites of tissue injury. However, it is difficult to deliver and retain the ... more


INTERN DAILY

Nanosponges soak up toxins released by bacterial infections and venom
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a "nanosponge" capable of safely removing a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream - including toxins produced by MRS ... more
Oil and Gas Insider
WATER WORLD

Liverpool Bay sediment discovery could save millions
New research tracking the movement of dredged sediment around Liverpool Bay could save millions of pounds, according to scientists at the National Oceanography Centre in Liverpool. Each year, ... more
EARLY EARTH

Researchers demonstrate oldest dinosaur embryos
An international team of researchers, including a paleontologist from the University of Bonn, have proven dinosaur embryos to be the oldest ever found. The specimens of Lufengosaurus discovered in C ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
EIA: North Dakota close to goals for curbing flared gas

Seeking 'absolute zero', copper cube gets chillingly close

Electrically conductive plastics promising for batteries, solar cells

UT Nuclear Engineers Part of Three Grants Totaling $2.6 Million

Tritium targets Europe for its EV fast charger

Kyocera and Healthy Planet Team Up To Lower Solar Capital Costs

San Francisco To Get 68 New EV Stations

FLORA AND FAUNA

How some leaves got fat: It's the veins
A "garden variety" leaf is a broad, flat structure, but if the garden happens to be somewhere arid, it probably includes succulent plants with plump leaves full of precious water. Fat leaves did not ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Study proposes alternative way to explain life's complexity
Evolution skeptics argue that some biological structures, like the brain or the eye, are simply too complex for natural selection to explain. Biologists have proposed various ways that so-called 'ir ... more
INTERN DAILY

Bed of needles
A parasitic worm may hold the answer to keeping skin grafts firmly in place over wounds, according to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). The research team, led b ... more
Nuclear Energy Insider
Disposal of Vestas Wind Turbine Parts


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FLORA AND FAUNA

Emaciated Sumatran tiger on brink of death
A critically endangered Sumatran tiger at a notorious Indonesian zoo where hundreds of animals have died in recent years is emaciated and on the brink of death, an official said on Wednesday. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Singapore judiciary demands apology for web backlash
Singapore's state prosecution arm has demanded an apology from several websites over posts which it said cast doubt on the judiciary's integrity in a case involving a China national. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

Successful test for India's Nirbhay cruise missile

Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon

More sightings of 'foreign sub' as Sweden says it could use force

India says no compromise with China on territory

Pakistan air strikes kill 28 militants: officials

SHAKE AND BLOW

Japan island rocked by 30 quakes
Around 30 earthquakes, one of them magnitude 6.2, rocked a volcanic island south of Tokyo Wednesday and another significant quake hit the northeast of the country, the national meteorological agency said. ... more
FARM NEWS

Hundreds of pigs, dogs die in Chinese city: officials
Chinese health officials and police were Wednesday probing the mysterious deaths of hundreds of pigs and dogs whose carcasses were discovered in a central Chinese city, authorities said. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

'Thousands' of Pakistanis affected by Iran quake
Thousands of Pakistanis have been affected by a huge earthquake in Iran that damaged hundreds of homes and killed at least 41 people, sparking a military rescue effort in the remote region. ... more
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Fukushima leaking radioactive water

IAEA begins fresh probe into Japan's Fukushima

Fukushima plant springs another radioactive leak


SHAKE AND BLOW
US eases export rules on aerospace parts

NASA, Air Force Seek Next Generation Space Processor Program

For the very first time, two spacecraft will fly in formation with millimeter precision


SHAKE AND BLOW
Study reveals seasonal patterns of tropical rainfall changes from global warming

New technique measures evaporation globally

Mass sea lion strandings baffle California


SHAKE AND BLOW
New insight into accelerating summer ice melt on the Antarctic Peninsula

Recent climate, glacier changes in Antarctica at the 'upper bound' of normal

Austria's glaciers shrank in 2012: study

SHAKE AND BLOW

US offers aid as Iran quake kills 34 in Pakistan
Pakistani troops have mobilised to help the desperately poor victims of an earthquake centred in nearby Iran that killed at least 34 people, as the United States offered help to both nations. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Chinese poachers could face 20 years over pangolins
Twelve suspected Chinese poachers could face up to 20 years in prison for possession of hundreds of dead pangolins or scaly anteaters, Philippine wildlife authorities said Wednesday. ... more
FIRE STORM

Many feared dead in US fertilizer plant blast
A Texas fertilizer factory exploded in a huge fireball Wednesday, flattening nearby homes and perhaps killing as many as several dozen people, with one official likening the blast to a "nuclear bomb." ... more
FARM NEWS

Egypt faces food crisis over wheat shortage
The Egyptian government is gambling that this year's domestic wheat crop will produce 9.5 million tons, a prediction widely seen as dangerously over-optimistic as the world's most populous Arab state is wracked by growing political crisis. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
China Launches New Satellite Via Orbital Carrier Rocket

Cosmonauts Busy as US Segment Crew Takes Day Off

Hubble uses gravity lense to find extremely distant galaxy

UH Manoa studies effects of long-term space travel

Dava Newman nominated for NASA post

SSL Begins Post-Launch Maneuvers For Intelsat 30

Mysterious Midcontinent Rift is a Geological Hybrid

FARM NEWS

Tech-savvy Vietnam coffee farmers brew global takeover

DEMOCRACY

China foreign news ban criticised by media group

FARM NEWS

Greenpeace protest over bee deaths at Swiss firm

EPIDEMICS

Beijing H7N9 bird flu victim leaves hospital

INTERN DAILY

Energy efficiency could increase infection risks in hospital wards

WATER WORLD

New technique measures evaporation globally

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Lawrence Livermore scientists discover new materials to capture methane

INTERN DAILY

Can computer-based decision support control health care costs?

FARM NEWS

Without adequate funding, deadly wheat disease could threaten global food supplies, U of M scientists say

FARM NEWS

Virginia Tech research team creates potential food source from non-food plants

Research Finds Invasive Kudzu Bugs May Pose Greater Threat Than Previously Thought

Getting to the root of horseradish root problems

Chickens with bigger gizzards are more efficient

Self-medication in animals much more widespread than believed

Salt-tolerant rice bred at Philippines institute

Huge quake hits Iran, kills 34 in Pakistan

S.African firm seals anti-riot vehicle deal with Brazil

Mass sea lion strandings baffle California

International experts to probe H7N9 flu in China: WHO

EU lawmakers reject plan to make polluters pay more

Online pictures of dead birds spur China flu openness

Brazil's indigenous protest to defend ancestral lands

Sharks dive by the moon: study

Taiwan to ban killing of live poultry in markets

Chinese thirst for baby formula boosts Danone sales

CO2 removal can lower costs of climate protection

New material gets itself into shape

Softening steel problem expands computer model applications

Importers pay for Japan's lower yen

Development of clean energy has 'stalled,' international agency says

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