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May 13, 2013
Where on Earth did the moon's water come from
Washington DC (SPX) May 13, 2013
Water is perhaps the most important molecule in our solar system. Figuring out where it came from and how it was distributed within and among the planets can help scientists understand how planets formed and evolved. New research from a team including Carnegie's Erik Hauri demonstrates that water from the interiors of the Earth and Moon has a common origin. Their work is published online in Science Express. The Moon is thought to have formed from a disc of debris left when a Mars-sized impactor hi ... read more
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Ice-free Arctic may be in our future
Analyses of the longest continental sediment core ever collected in the Arctic, recently completed by an international team led by Julie Brigham-Grette of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, pr ... more

Climate Record From Bottom of Russian Lake Shows Arctic Was Warmer Millions of Years Ago
The Arctic was very warm during a period roughly 3.5 to 2 million years ago - a time when research suggests that the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was roughly comparable to today's - lea ... more

Dust in the clouds
At any given time, cirrus clouds - the thin wisps of vapor that trail across the sky - cover nearly one-third of the globe. These clouds coalesce in the upper layers of the troposphere, often more t ... more
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Earliest Archaeological Evidence of Human Ancestors Hunting and Scavenging
A recent Baylor University research study has shed new light on the diet and food acquisition strategies of some the earliest human ancestors in Africa. Beginning around two million years ago, ... more


Ireland's Coveney vows to help break EU fisheries reform deadlock
Irish Fisheries Minister Simon Coveney says he will push hard to resolve a looming deadlock on proposed reforms to the European Union's Common Fisheries policy this week. ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

KFC China sales crash 36% in April on bird flu fears
Sales of fast food giant KFC in China slumped an estimated 36 percent last month, according to parent Yum! Brands, as consumers shunned chicken due to the H7N9 bird flu outbreak in humans. ... more

Dietary flexibility may have helped some large predators survive after last ice age
During the late Pleistocene, a remarkably diverse assemblage of large-bodied mammals inhabited the "mammoth steppe," a cold and dry yet productive environment that extended from western Europe throu ... 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


Plants 'talk' to plants to help them grow
Having a neighborly chat improves seed germination, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Ecology. Even when other known means of communication, such as contact, chemical and li ... more

ESA's next Earth Explorer satellite Will Map The Tropics
ESA's Earth Observation Programme Board has selected 'Biomass' to become the seventh Earth Explorer mission. The innovative satellite aims to map and monitor one of Earth's most precious resources. ... more

Cleaner air brings more visibility of Mount Fuji from Tokyo
Mount Fuji has become visible more often from Tokyo than half a century ago, suggesting the air around the Japanese capital has become cleaner, a survey says. ... more
Nuclear Energy Insider
Disposal of Vestas Wind Turbine Parts

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Sumatran tigers may go extinct in 10 years
Conservationists said the critically endangered Sumatran tiger may go extinct from the Jambi province on Sumatra, Indonesia, in a decade. ... more

China marks anniversary of killer Sichuan quake
China Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake which killed more than 80,000 but some said questions remained over the thousands of children who died as their schools collapsed. ... 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


Siberian bears said 'better behaved' after this winter's hibernation
Bears waking after winter hibernation in Siberia must have slept well as they are better behaved this year than last year, officials said. ... more

Warming to hit half of plants, a third of animals
More than half of common species of plants and a third of animal species are likely to see their living space halved by 2080 on current trends of carbon emissions, a climate study said on Sunday. ... more

Nations agree to phase out toxic chemical HBCD
Governments have agreed to phase out the use of the toxic chemical HBCD, and restrict trade in four other dangerous substances, the head of the UN's anti-pollution division said Friday. ... more
Finding a sensible balance for natural hazard mitigation with mathematical models

Even Clinton couldn't get Led Zep to Sandy show

Brother admits defeat in tragic Bangladesh search

One order of steel; hold the greenhouse gases

Researcher Construct Invisibility Cloak for Thermal Flow

Engineers fine-tune the sensitivity of nano-chemical sensor

New Robotic Instruments to Provide Real-Time Data on Gulf of Maine Red Tide

Lockheed Martin Announces New System Available for Underwater Inspection

Spain lawmakers pass contested coastal reform

The effect of climate change on iceberg production by Greenland glaciers

Climate Record From Bottom of Russian Lake Shows Arctic Was Warmer Millions of Years Ago

Ice-free Arctic may be in our future


London Zoo desperately seeking mate for almost-extinct fish species
The London Zoo says it is desperately seeking a mate for two samples of a critically endangered tropical fish in its collection - unfortunately both male. ... more

Bacteria may make mosquitoes resistant to malaria parasite
U.S. researchers say they've identified a strain of bacteria that can infect mosquitoes and make them resistant to the malaria parasite. ... more

Myanmar moves internal refugees as cyclone nears
Myanmar on Sunday began moving people into emergency shelters as a cyclone threatened to batter a violence-wracked region home to tens of thousands of internal refugees. ... more

Strong Iran quake kills child, causes damage
A strong earthquake of 6.2 magnitude hit southern Iran early on Saturday, killing one child and injuring at least 20 others in remote, mountainous villages, state television reported. ... more
Space News from
In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship

Boeing tapped to sustain Space-Based Space Surveillance system

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


Budget cuts could threaten U.S. flood warning system


Imran: From cricket hero to political leader


Historic greenhouse gas level sparks calls for action


Migrant death sparks 'anti-suicide' protest in China


China academic's weibo blocked over 'rumours': Xinhua


Slippery eel slides towards disaster


Human impacts on natural world underestimated


New insights into Ebola infection pave the way for much-needed therapies


One big European family


School questions linger 5 years after Sichuan quake

US urban trees store carbon, provide billions in economic value

Decline in snow cover spells trouble for many plants, animals

An electronic nose can tell pears and apples apart

Agriculture and Livestock Remain Major Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Nepal hunts tiger after deadly double attack

Rome river judged too dirty for tourist cruises

Sumatran orangutans' rainforest home under new threat

US researchers develop new tool in HIV vaccine fight

Outside View: Ruling on Tymoshenko must not derail Ukraine ties

Malaysia's election results stand firm

Chinese star calls on Asia to help end elephant slaughter

Chinese professor fined in poetry row: report

Show of police force after China migrant protest

Mao grand-daughter accused over China rich list

China arrests anti-corruption campaigners: lawyers

Brother of blind China activist says he was beaten

Spain lawmakers pass contested coastal reform

Flu infections rising among Chinese pigs: study

LED lights ruin retinas, researchers say

Greek PM hopes China trip will boost his country's ailing economy

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