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May 30, 2013
Fast-sinking jellyfish could boost the oceans' uptake of carbon dioxide
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 29, 2013
The oceans absorb about 25 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by human activities. Since the industrial revolution, they have taken up about half of the man-made CO2. Billions of planktonic organisms, too tiny to be seen with the naked eye, make this valuable service possible: When carbon dioxide from the atmosphere dissolves in seawater, various species convert it to organic carbon and other organic components during photosynthesis. Jellyfish and pelagic tunicates live on smaller plankto ... read more
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Bees tell birds to buzz off
A new study highlights the 'parasitism by theft' of bumblebees that invade birds' nests and claim them as their own. Their warning buzz helps bumblebees to "scare" the bird away from the nest. ... more

Microplastic pollution prevalent in lakes too
EPFL researchers have detected microplastic pollution in one of Western Europe's largest lakes, Lake Geneva, in large enough quantities to raise concern. While studies in the ocean have shown that t ... more

New one-step process for designer bacteria
A simpler and faster way of producing designer bacteria used in biotechnology processes has been developed by University of Adelaide researchers. The researchers have developed a new one-step ... more
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Evolution in the blink of an eye
A novel disease in songbirds has rapidly evolved to become more harmful to its host on at least two separate occasions in just two decades, according to a new study. The research provides a real-lif ... more


Team finds gene that helps honey bees find flowers and get back home
Honey bees don't start out knowing how to find flowers or even how to get around outside the hive. Before they can forage, they must learn how to navigate a changing landscape and orient themselves ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

Decoding the Genome of the Camel
By sequencing the genome of a Bactrian camel, researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna have made a significant contribution to population genetic research on camels. The study has laid the foundation for ... more

Untangling the tree of life
These days, phylogeneticists - experts who painstakingly map the complex branches of the tree of life - suffer from an embarrassment of riches. The genomics revolution has given them mountains of DN ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Software enables robots to be controlled in virtual reality

Laser-boron fusion now 'leading contender' for energy

Scientists develop new mode of energy generation from bituminous coal

Sustainable dams - are they possible

Britain seeks closer ties to China's Belt and Road

Single-photon detector can count to 4

Discovery sets new world standard in nano generators


Scientists find chemical that causes 'kidney' failure in mosquitoes
An Ohio State University researcher and his collaborators have discovered a chemical that causes "kidney" failure in mosquitoes, which may pave the way to the development of new insecticides to figh ... more

Human scabs serve as inspiration for new bandage to speed healing
Human scabs have become the model for development of an advanced wound dressing material that shows promise for speeding the healing process, scientists are reporting. Their study appears in the jou ... more

Even farm animal diversity is declining as accelerating species loss threatens humanity
The accelerating disappearance of Earth's species of both wild and domesticated plants and animals constitutes a fundamental threat to the well-being and even the survival of humankind, warns the fo ... more
Nuclear Energy Insider
Disposal of Vestas Wind Turbine Parts

Turn key solar systems for domestic and commercial installations
Solar systems for home and business installations

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Early progress in antibody protection from deadly flu
Studies on lab animals have shown early success in a type of gene therapy that may prevent the spread of pandemic flu, including historic lethal strains from 1918 and 2009, researchers said Wednesday. ... more

Fresh oil spill from Turkish tanker off Cape Town
Fresh oil has begun pouring from a Turkish tanker that ran aground four years ago off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa's premier tourist destination, an official said on Wednesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Revealed: the Pentagon's secret UFO-hunting program

NATO urges Russia to respond to US missile concerns

N.Korea must 'earn its way back to table,' Tillerson tells UN

China sidesteps blame over S. Korean journalist's beating

US envoy says 'real dialogue' needed with N. Korea

Mattis emphasizes diplomacy in dealing with Iran

N. Korea 'agent' charged with WMD sale plot in Australia


Russian scientists make rare find of 'blood' in mammoth
Russian scientists claimed Wednesday they have discovered blood in the carcass of a woolly mammoth, adding that the rare find could boost their chances of cloning the prehistoric animal. ... more

Hurricane Barbara hits land in Mexico, two dead
Hurricane Barbara made landfall in Mexico's southern Pacific coast Wednesday, leaving at least two dead, including a 61-year-old US surfer who drowned under the waves, authorities said. ... more

Small earthquake rocks Wales
A 3.8-magnitude earthquake struck north Wales on Wednesday, with tremors felt as far away as the Irish capital Dublin, but there were no reports of damage. ... more
Remembering storm, Obama, Christie again the odd couple

Africa plans emergency force, but can it deliver?

Bill Gates hopeful of more aid from China

NASA, Researchers Use Weightlessness of Space to Design Better Materials for Earth

Helicopter-light-beams - a new tool for quantum optics

Just how secure is quantum cryptography

Dealing with 'crap' to improve water quality

Small dams on Chinese river harm environment more than expected

Source of life running out: water scientists

The Antarctic polar icecap is 33.6 million years old

Study explores atmospheric impact of declining Arctic sea ice

Russian scientists make rare find of 'blood' in mammoth


China's Shuanghui to buy US pork icon Smithfield
China's Shuanghui International moved to lock in a strong supply of US pork for the Chinese market Wednesday with a deal to buy US meats icon Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion. ... more

Dealing with 'crap' to improve water quality
To better understand how bacteria impact the environment a former University of California, Riverside graduate student spent nearly a year building a system that replicates a human colon, septic tan ... more

Study explores 100 year increase in forestry diseases
As ash dieback disease continues to threaten common ash trees across Europe, new research in the Journal of Quaternary Science explores the historic impact of forest diseases to discover if diseases ... more

Small dams on Chinese river harm environment more than expected
A fresh look at the environmental impacts of dams on an ecologically diverse and partially protected river in China found that small dams can pose a greater threat to ecosystems and natural landscap ... more
Space News from
2 rookie astronauts, and cosmonaut blast off to ISS

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

SpaceX resupply truck Dragon on route to ISS for space research delivery

Opportunity Comes to a Fork in the Road

Thales Alenia Space signs 3 contracts for NASA's deep space exploration

Initial results and data from observations of 'Oumuamua

Planting oxygen ensures a breath of fresh air


For pundits, it's better to be confident than correct


All in one shot


Chile begins evacuation near volcano


Plants frozen for centuries come back to life


Africa plans emergency force, but can it deliver?


Vaccine hopes for hand, foot, mouth disease


Confirmed cases of H7N9 bird flu drug resistance: study


Study: African terrain may have pushed humans into walking on two feet


Endangered whale used for Japan dog treats: NGOs


China baby's toilet fall accidental: police

China ruling party urges political education: ministry

SAfrica eyes fence with Mozambique to stop poachers

Remembering storm, Obama, Christie again the odd couple

China province to abolish teacher HIV tests: report

Tornado watch issued for US Midwest states

Wal-Mart fined $110 mn over hazardous waste

Biological clock scientists share Asian prize

Poland dumps old garbage system for greener setup

170,000 living in subdivided flats in Hong Kong: study

No new H7N9 cases in China for second week: government

Huge China ivory haul reveals extent of trade: report

Colombia peace still distant despite a first deal

China migrant population growing, pay rises slowing

Evacuation orders in Chile, Argentina over volcano

Bill Gates hopeful of more aid from China

S.African court to rule on banned Zuma lion advert

China province to abolish teacher HIV tests: report

China protest city demands ID to buy T-shirts: media

Seven dead in landslide in Mexico

Stanford scientists develop high-efficiency zinc-air battery

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