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June 04, 2013
Ten dead, thousands evacuated as floods sweep Europe
Prague (AFP) June 03, 2013
Thousands were forced from their homes and at least 10 people were killed as floodwaters deluged swathes of Europe on Monday, including the historic centre of the Czech capital Prague. Shops and schools were shut and road and rail transport were disrupted across the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany following torrential rains. The flooding caused chaos at Prague Zoo where around 1,000 animals were moved to higher ground after the Vltava river burst its banks late Sunday. Zookeepers had to ... read more
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Death toll from Taiwan killer quake rises to four
The death toll from a 6.3 magnitude earthquake which rocked Taiwan at the weekend has risen to four, officials said Monday. ... more

China poultry plant fire kills 119: local government
At least 119 people were killed in a fire which swept through a poultry processing plant in northeast China on Monday, local officials said, in what appeared to be the country's deadliest blaze for 12 years. ... more

Cracking the Code of HIV; Providing An Up-Close View of the Enemy
Researchers have determined the precise chemical structure of the HIV capsid, a protein shell that protects the virus's genetic material and is a key to its ability to infect and debilitate the huma ... more
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Catastrophic climatic events leave corals facing a decade-long fight for recovery
Marine conservationists from Plymouth University, and the Universidad Federal da Bahia in Brazil, have spent more than 17 years analysing the diversity and density of coral colonies off the coast of ... more


Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Team Assemble Flight Observatory
On May 20, 2013, the Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., reached an unprecedented milestone. The team mated the instrument ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

How the turtles got their shells
Through careful study of an ancient ancestor of modern turtles, researchers now have a clearer picture of how the turtles' most unusual shell came to be. The findings, reported on May 30 in Current ... more

Is enough being done to make drinking water safe
There is a lack of evidence regarding the effectiveness of technologies used to reduce arsenic contamination finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Evidence. More studi ... more
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First direct London-China train completes 12,000 km run

China's Didi 'most valuable Asian start-up'; Uber exec demoted

Mathematical model of a TARDIS takes the 'fiction' out of science fiction

Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendable

A CSIC scientist discovers that wax worms eat plastic

CEE Group acquires wind farm with a capacity of 27.6 megawatts in Brandenburg

For first time, researchers measure forces that align crystals and help them snap together


Climate change threatens extinction for 82 percent of California native fish
Salmon and other native freshwater fish in California will likely become extinct within the next century due to climate change if current trends continue, ceding their habitats to non-native fish, p ... more

Global warming caused by CFCs, not CO2
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are to blame for global warming since the 1970s and not carbon dioxide, according to new research from the University of Waterloo published in the International Journal of ... more

Sharks worth more in the ocean than on the menu
Sharks are worth more in the ocean than in a bowl of soup, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia. A new study, published in Oryx - The International Journal of Conse ... 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

Landsat 8 Satellite Begins Watch
NASA transferred operational control Thursday of the Landsat 8 satellite to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in a ceremony in Sioux Falls, S.D. The event marks the beginning of the satellite' ... more

Elevated carbon dioxide making arid regions greener
Scientists have long suspected that a flourishing of green foliage around the globe, observed since the early 1980s in satellite data, springs at least in part from the increasing concentration of c ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Philippines' Duterte gives China free pass over sea row

China 'putting pressure' on North Korea: Trump

S Korea, US conduct military drills despite Pyongyang threats

China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier: media

China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier

What China's 1st domestically-built aircraft carrier means

BAE Systems unveils 3D warning system for aircraft


British water firm Severn Trent rejects new 5bn pounds bid
British water supplier Severn Trent said Monday it had rejected an improved takeover bid of about Pounds 5.0 billion from a consortium including Canadian and Kuwaiti investment companies. ... more

Sumatran elephants found dead, poisoning suspected
Two critically endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead in an Indonesian national park and it is believed they were poisoned, the WWF environmental group said Monday. ... more

Three storm chasers among 18 killed by US tornadoes
The death toll from a series of tornadoes that swept through the US state of Oklahoma late last week has risen to 18 and includes three storm chasers, officials said Monday. ... more
Japan disaster cash spent on counting turtles: report

No health risk from Fukushima radiation: UN

Agreement over Statue of Liberty security screening

Radiation Exposure Associated with a Trip to Mars Calculated

SPUTNIX is granted a license for space activity

NASA Seeks High-Performance Spaceflight Computing Capabilities

Monsoon rains arrive in India, bring cheer to farmers

British water firm Severn Trent rejects new 5bn pounds bid

Sharks worth more in the ocean than on the menu

Arctic current flowed under deep freeze of last ice age

Russian scientists make rare find of 'blood' in mammoth

Study explores atmospheric impact of declining Arctic sea ice


Agreement over Statue of Liberty security screening
A standoff over security screening procedures for the reopening of the Statue of Liberty next month was resolved on Monday after authorities agreed to carry out checks on tourists in Manhattan. ... more

Urban Indians grow concerned about pollution: survey
India's cities are becoming more polluted and unhealthy, according to a new survey published Monday showing growing concern about the impact of high economic growth on the environment. ... more

UN mourns slain Costa Rica environmentalist
A UN representative in Costa Rica sent condolences Monday to the family of a slain environmentalist who volunteered for a turtle protection group and had reported threats by criminal groups. ... more

Indonesia on right path to saving forests: Greenpeace
A $1 billion deal to save Indonesia's rainforests has slowed a "tidal wave" of logging destruction, Greenpeace's global chief said Monday, but he warned much more needed to be done. ... more
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Indian Space Research Organisation Starts Work on India's First Venus Mission

Detector delivery marks another Euclid milestone

NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings

Saturn spacecraft toting CU Boulder instrument starts swan song

ISS investigation aims to identify unknown microbes in space

Astrophysicists studied the 'rejuvenating' pulsar in a neighboring galaxy


Japan disaster cash spent on counting turtles: report


Hong Kong to mark Tiananmen anniversary with huge vigil


Carbon rise spurs 'urgent' appeal at UN climate talks


5 weeks after 'mini-stroke,' Algeria's leader in limbo


Improving 'crop per drop' could boost food and water security


Tornadoes, floods kill 14 in US Midwest


Researchers help threatened wheat crops in Asia


More at-risk bird species in Brazilian forest than previously thought


Chatham Rise Geochemistry Survey Reveals Modern C02 Emissions


Arctic current flowed under deep freeze of last ice age

Strong quake kills two, injures 21 in Taiwan

Apes get emotional over games of chance

Research Maps Sea-level Change Along New Jersey Coast

Untangling the tree of life

NASA's HS3 Mission May Target Cape Verde Island Hurricanes in 2013

Pork takeover shows China hunger for foreign feasts

World press alliance urges China to free journalists

Monsoon rains arrive in India, bring cheer to farmers

Asia concerns spread due to rogue US wheat

No health risk from Fukushima radiation: UN

Mexico hurricane leaves three dead, four missing

Struggling Senegal fishermen turn to aquaculture

No benefit from double dose of Tamiflu for flu: study

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

Atom by atom, bond by bond, a chemical reaction caught in the act

Ultrasound 'making waves' for enhancing biofuel production

Even with defects, graphene is strongest material in the world

Philippines ready to move forward on renewable energy?

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