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May 16, 2013
Warmer springs causing loss of snow cover throughout the Rocky Mountains
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2013
Warmer spring temperatures since 1980 are causing an estimated 20 percent loss of snow cover across the Rocky Mountains of western North America, according to a new study. The research builds upon a previous snowpack investigation by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that showed that, until the 1980s, the northern Rocky Mountains experienced large snowpacks when the central and southern Rockies experienced meager ones, and vice versa. Yet, since the 1980s, there have been simultaneous snowpack dec ... read more
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Reversing Paralysis with a Restorative Gel
Some parts of the body, like the liver, can regenerate themselves after damage. But others, such as our nervous system, are considered either irreparable or slow to recover, leaving thousands with a ... more

Searching for Clandestine Graves with Geophysical Tools
It's very hard to convict a murderer if the victim's body can't be found. And the best way to hide a body is to bury it. Developing new tools to find those clandestine graves is the goal of a small ... more

Making gold green: New non-toxic method for mining gold
Northwestern University scientists have struck gold in the laboratory. They have discovered an inexpensive and environmentally benign method that uses simple cornstarch - instead of cyanide - to iso ... more
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Pitt Chemists Demonstrate Nanoscale Alloys So Bright They Could Have Potential Medical Applications
Alloys like bronze and steel have been transformational for centuries, yielding top-of-the-line machines necessary for industry. As scientists move toward nanotechnology, however, the focus has shif ... more


Microbes capture, store, and release nitrogen to feed reef-building coral
Microscopic algae that live within reef-forming corals scoop up available nitrogen, store the excess in crystal form, and slowly feed it to the coral as needed, according to a study published in mBi ... more
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Mining the botulinum genome
The toxin that causes botulism is the most potent that we know of. Eating an amount of toxin just 1000th the weight of a grain of salt can be fatal, which is why so much effort has been put into kee ... more

Seabird bones reveal changes in open-ocean food chain
Remains of endangered Hawaiian petrels - both ancient and modern - show how drastically today's open seas fish menu has changed. A research team, led by Michigan State University and Smithsonian Ins ... more
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The unbelievable speed of electron emission from an atom

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Molecular magnetism packs power with 'messenger electron'

Study explains how droplets can levitate on liquid surfaces

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Scientists find impact of open-ocean industrial fishing within centuries of bird bones
The impact of industrial fishing on coastal ecosystems has been studied for many years. But how it affects food webs in the open ocean?a vast region that covers almost half of the Earth's surface ha ... more

Measure on Amazon sugar cultivation gains in Brazil Congress
A bill that would allow increased sugar cultivation in the Amazon region has passed a key senate committee, in what activists decried as a major environmental setback. ... more

New research could create stem cells for disease treatments
U.S. researchers say they've reprogrammed human skin cells to become embryonic stem cells capable of transforming into any other cell type in the body. ... more
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First proof of patient-to-nurse infection of coronavirus: WHO
Two Saudi health workers have contracted the deadly coronavirus from patients, marking the first evidence of transmission in a hospital setting, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. ... more

Australia pushes for ocean 'fertilisation' ban
Australia said it was pushing for a ban Thursday of any commercial use of a pioneering technique to reduce the impacts of climate change by "fertilising" the world's oceans with iron, warning of significant risks. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi to face Iran: defence chief

China to send envoy to N. Korea, Trump hails 'big move'

China plans first sea based launch by 2018

US Navy accepts 5th MUOS Satellite for global military cellular network

Japan, US stage naval drill amid N. Korea tension

Lockheed Martin Achieves Long Range Discrimination Radar Critical Design Review On-Schedule


Council of Europe: Governments must counter rise of racist parties
European countries need to strengthen their response to the rise of racist extremist political parties, the Council of Europe's human rights leader says. ... more

Indonesia extends logging ban to protect rainforest
Indonesia has extended a logging ban to protect rainforests despite fierce industry pressure, the government said Wednesday, but green campaigners slammed the move as inadequate. ... more

Researchers: Human intelligence not solely result of large brain areas
Human intelligence can no longer be explained as just the evolutionary increase in the size of the brain's frontal lobes, British researchers say. ... more
Prince Harry tours hurricane-hit New Jersey

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Scientists uncover the fundamental property of astatine, the rarest atom on Earth

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Cornstarch proves to be worth its weight in gold

Australia pushes for ocean 'fertilisation' ban

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Microbes capture, store, and release nitrogen to feed reef-building coral

Ice-free Arctic may be in our future

Arctic Council admits China, six others as observers

Scientists find extensive glacial retreat in Mount Everest region


Life-giving elements found in prehistoric water: study
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China bird flu devastates Shanghai family
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Lack of genetic diversity threatens India's tigers with extinction
India's tigers are facing extinction owing to a collapse in the variety of their mating partners and the resultant lack of genetic diversity, scientists say. ... more

Cyclone rips into Bangladesh after mass evacuations
A cyclone ripped into the Bangladeshi coast on Thursday as hundreds of thousands of people hunkered down in evacuation shelters including in a region of Myanmar torn by communal unrest. ... more
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e2v image sensors launched into space on board Vietnam's first optical Earth observation satellite

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Vietnam to launch second remote sensing satellite into orbit by 2017

Cyclone weakens but Bangladesh, Myanmar on alert: UN

Indonesia extends logging ban to protect rainforest

One in 10 South Africans HIV positive

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