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June 03, 2013
Improving 'crop per drop' could boost food and water security
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Jun 02, 2013
Improvements in crop water productivity - the amount of food produced per unit of water consumed - have the potential to improve both food security and water sustainability in many parts of the world, according to a study published online in Environmental Research Letters May 29 by scientists with the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment (IonE) and the Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES) at the University of Bonn, Germany. Led by IonE postdoctoral research ... read more
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Tornadoes, floods kill 14 in US Midwest
Tornadoes and floods in the United States killed at least 14 people, including two children, officials said Saturday, with most of the fatalities in Oklahoma where a monster twister struck last month. ... more

Researchers help threatened wheat crops in Asia
Researchers at Oregon State University have helped develop new environmental monitoring technology that will allow farmers thousands of miles away, in west and central Asia, to save millions of doll ... more

More at-risk bird species in Brazilian forest than previously thought
In a study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, a team of researchers led by NJIT Associate Professor Gareth Russell has applied a novel method for linking large-scale habitat fragmentation to p ... more
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Chatham Rise Geochemistry Survey Reveals Modern C02 Emissions
Geochemistry analysis conducted by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory of fossil sediment injection structures off the New Zealand coast in February and March reveal no presence of modern day expulsi ... more


Arctic current flowed under deep freeze of last ice age
During the last ice age, when thick ice covered the Arctic, many scientists assumed that the deep currents below that feed the North Atlantic Ocean and help drive global ocean currents slowed or eve ... more
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Strong quake kills two, injures 21 in Taiwan
A strong earthquake hit Taiwan on Sunday, leaving two dead, one missing and 21 others injured, officials said. ... more

Apes get emotional over games of chance
Like some humans, chimpanzees and bonobos exhibit emotional responses to outcomes of their decisions by pouting or throwing angry tantrums when a risk-taking strategy fails to pay off, according to ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
The unbelievable speed of electron emission from an atom

Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck

Electron backscatter diffraction yields microstructure insights

Molecular magnetism packs power with 'messenger electron'

Study explains how droplets can levitate on liquid surfaces

Cars and speakers: Baidu speeds up AI progress

Battle lines drawn over coal at UN climate talks


Research Maps Sea-level Change Along New Jersey Coast
Hurricane Sandy caught the public and policymakers off guard when it hit the United States' Atlantic Coast last fall. Because much of the storm's devastation was wrought by flooding in the aftermath ... 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

NASA's HS3 Mission May Target Cape Verde Island Hurricanes in 2013
The Cape Verde Islands off the coast of western Africa are well-known to hurricane scientists because that's a region where a number of tropical cyclones form during the Atlantic hurricane season. N ... more
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Three dead, many missing in central Europe floods
Three people have died and at least eight more were missing on Sunday as torrential rains lashed central Europe, triggering floods and landslides, disrupting transport and forcing hundreds to evacuate. ... more

Pork takeover shows China hunger for foreign feasts
A Chinese firm's multi-billion-dollar takeover of the biggest name in US pork is the latest example of the country's global business ambitions, analysts say - and the need to satisfy domestic demand for quality. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Congress sends $700 bn defense bill for Trump's signature

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


World press alliance urges China to free journalists
A global alliance of newspapers and news publishers called on China Sunday to release all journalists languishing in its jails and end attacks on freedom of expression. ... more

Monsoon rains arrive in India, bring cheer to farmers
The annual monsoon, crucial to India's food output and economic growth, hit the southwest coast on Saturday, bringing cheer to farmers and boosting hopes for the struggling economy. ... more

Asia concerns spread due to rogue US wheat
Japan and South Korea suspended some imports of US wheat Friday as American regulators investigated the discovery in an Oregon field of rogue wheat genetically engineered to resist Monsanto herbicide. ... more
No health risk from Fukushima radiation: UN

Japan nuclear lab accident affected 30: agency

Africa plans emergency force, but can it deliver?

Radiation Exposure Associated with a Trip to Mars Calculated

Radiation Measured by Curiosity During Mars Trip Has Implications for Human Missions

SPUTNIX is granted a license for space activity

Ethiopia boosts Nile water dispute with Egypt

Monsoon rains arrive in India, bring cheer to farmers

EU officials, lawmakers thrash out fisheries reform

Russian scientists make rare find of 'blood' in mammoth

Arctic current flowed under deep freeze of last ice age

Study explores atmospheric impact of declining Arctic sea ice


No health risk from Fukushima radiation: UN
Radiation leaked after Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 is unlikely to cause any ill health effects in the future, a UN scientific committee drawing up a major new report said Friday. ... more

Mexico hurricane leaves three dead, four missing
Eight fishermen who had gone missing after Hurricane Barbara hit southern Mexico returned to shore Thursday after riding out the storm by eating shrimp on an island, but authorities were still searching for four other sailors. ... more

Struggling Senegal fishermen turn to aquaculture
Tilapia splash and flip in a pond by the Senegal River where a fishing industry devastated by a dramatic decline in catches has turned to the burgeoning business of aquaculture. ... more

No benefit from double dose of Tamiflu for flu: study
Tamiflu, the frontline treatment for influenza, offers no benefit for patients if it is administered in double the normal dose, a study conducted in Southeast Asia said on Thursday. ... more
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Network Innovations Delivers Hurricane Relief Via Satellite

Mapping functional diversity of forests with remote sensing

Germany to Spend $465Mln on New Spy Satellites

Demonstrations Validate Interference Mitigation and Beam Switching on EpicNG Satellites


Singapore bracing for worst dengue epidemic


A decade on, Three Gorges leads China's dam growth


Panic and chaos as Argentina, Chile brace for volcano eruption


Climate: Carbon 'offsets' rise 4% in 2012


Ethiopia boosts Nile water dispute with Egypt


China premier vows baby formula safety checks


Starfish threatens famed Philippine coral reefs


Speeding train kills four elephants in eastern India


EU officials, lawmakers thrash out fisheries reform


Crocodile eats Indonesian, head found in river

China urges US to 'stop interfering' over Tiananmen

Ai Weiwei shocks in Venice with scenes of prison life

Bees tell birds to buzz off

Microplastic pollution prevalent in lakes too

New one-step process for designer bacteria

Evolution in the blink of an eye

Team finds gene that helps honey bees find flowers and get back home

Decoding the Genome of the Camel

Scientists find chemical that causes 'kidney' failure in mosquitoes

Human scabs serve as inspiration for new bandage to speed healing

Even farm animal diversity is declining as accelerating species loss threatens humanity

Early progress in antibody protection from deadly flu

Fresh oil spill from Turkish tanker off Cape Town

Russian scientists make rare find of 'blood' in mammoth

Hurricane Barbara hits land in Mexico, two dead

Small earthquake rocks Wales

China's Shuanghui to buy US pork icon Smithfield

Flexible opals make for some colourful material science

The formula for turning cement into metal

Intelligent street lights adapt to conditions in Finland

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