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June 10, 2013
Ancient trapped water explains Earth's first ice age
Manchester UK (SPX) Jun 10, 2013
Tiny bubbles of water found in quartz grains in Australia may hold the key to understanding what caused the Earth's first ice age, say scientists. The Anglo-French study, published in the journal Nature, analysed the amount of ancient atmospheric argon gas (Ar) isotopes dissolved in the bubbles and found levels were very different to those in the air we breathe today. The researchers say their findings help explain why Earth didn't suffer its first ice age until 2.5 billion years ago, despite the ... read more
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US, China agree to end 'super greenhouse gases'
China agreed Saturday with the United States to scale back production of "super greenhouse gases" used in refrigerators and air conditioners in a joint bid to fight climate change. ... more

Earthquake acoustics can indicate if a massive tsunami is imminent
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake occurred 43 miles off the shore of Japan. The earthquake generated an unexpectedly massive tsunami that washed over eastern Japan roughly 30 mi ... more

Behold the 9-day fresh strawberry
Strawberry lovers rejoice: the days of unpacking your luscious berries from the refrigerator only to find them sprouting wispy goatees of mold may be numbered. A research team from the U.S. De ... more
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Assay developed to rapidly detect disease that hurt oyster industry
Scientists in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University have developed a new, inexpensive and precise way to detect the toxin secreted by Vibrio tubiashii, a bacterial disease th ... more


Germany steps up evacuations as floods swamp central Europe
German authorities urged 15,000 more people to flee their homes in a city on the swollen Elbe river Sunday as central Europe's worst floods in a decade also threatened Hungary after causing havoc in the Czech Republic and Austria. ... more
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Genetically modified cotton improves diet quality for small-scale farmers in India
Insect-resistant genetically modified (GM) cotton has significantly improved calorie consumption and dietary quality among small-scale farmers in India over a 7-year-period, according to research pu ... more

MBARI research shows where trash accumulates in the deep sea
Surprisingly large amounts of discarded trash end up in the ocean. Plastic bags, aluminum cans, and fishing debris not only clutter our beaches, but accumulate in open-ocean areas such as the "Great ... more
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Projection mapping sticks visual information on moving, rotating objects

Strange quantum phenomenon achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

ORNL microscopy captures real-time view of evolving fuel cell catalysts

Ecological extinction explains how turbulence dies


Rutgers findings may predict the future of coral reefs in a changing world
Rutgers scientists have described for the first time the biological process of how corals create their skeletons - destined to become limestones - which form massive and ecologically vital coral ree ... more

Pollination merely one production factor
No food for the human race without bees? It is not quite as straightforward as that. A case study by ecologists from ETH Zurich in a coffee-growing area in India reveals that pollinating insects are ... more

Czechs braving mud say floods milder than 2002
Returning home to mud and stagnant water, flood-hit Czechs said better preparation and safety measures had saved them from being as hard-hit by floodwaters as they were a decade ago. ... more
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U.S. proposes dropping federal protection for gray wolves
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday it intends to drop almost all federal protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states. ... more

China, Argentina to increase soybean, corn trade: official
Argentina and China have agreed to expand their commercial ties by increasing soybeans and corn exports to the Asian country, Buenos Aires said Saturday. ... more
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Poland wants NATO-Russia deal scrapped: minister

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


Hungarians unite as 'worst-ever' floods threaten Budapest
Hungarians are setting aside their differences in a race against time to defend their historic capital Budapest and other areas from what the prime minister predicted will be the "worst floods of all time". ... more

Fears for African rhinos in China forest
In a tropical Chinese rainforest, seven savannah-dwelling African rhinos are said to be awaiting release into the wild - raising fears for their welfare in a country with a booming rhino horn trade. ... more

Tropical Storm Andrea drenches Florida
Tropical storm Andrea dumped heavy rains on Florida Thursday and threatened to bring high winds and rough seas to much of the US East Coast after earlier tearing across western Cuba. ... more
Sandbags and raw nerves as flood peak hits Germany

More radioactive leaks reported at Fukushima plant

Japan disaster cash spent on counting turtles: report

A path to compact, robust sources for ultrashort laser pulses

To improve today's concrete, do as the Romans did

Next-gen consoles battle for new gamers

Egypt warns 'all options open' on Ethiopia dam

Alpine lakes reflect climate change

Egypt ups the ante on Nile dispute with Ethiopia

Researchers document acceleration of ocean denitrification during deglaciation

New map reveals secrets of Antarctica below the ice

NASA's IceBridge Mission Contributes to New Map of Antarctica


Geneticist speculates humans could have big eyes, foreheads in future
One possibility for human evolution could be people with much larger eyes and foreheads 100,000 years from now, a computational geneticist speculates. ... more

Quack shot: Duck genome takes aim at bird flu
An international team of scientists said on Sunday they had sequenced the genome of the duck as part of an investigation into a natural source for avian influenza. ... more

Brazilian official resigns over indigenous protests
The Brazilian official in charge of indigenous affairs resigned Friday amid protests by natives locked in land feuds with white farmers and opposing construction of a huge dam in the Amazon. ... more

China Nobel winner's relative gets 11 years in jail
A Chinese court on Sunday sentenced the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison on charges of fraud, his lawyer said. ... more
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Volcanic rocks hold clues to Earth's interior

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Scientists get first glimpse of black hole eating star, ejecting high-speed flare


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Alpine lakes reflect climate change


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Wild turkey damage to crops and wildlife mostly exaggerated


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EU closes shark finning loophole


'Watering the forest for the trees' emerging as priority for forest management

A grassy trend in human ancestors' diets

More than 9m in China with dementia

Brazil grapples with indigenous land protests

Obama urged to press China to free 16 prisoners

World food output growth to slow: UN/OECD

Sandbags and raw nerves as flood peak hits Germany

Tropical Storm Andrea moves toward Florida

Nepal landslide kills seven: police

Merkel praises solidarity in fight against floods

Australian lake untouched by climate change

Chinese website bans searches for 'yellow duck'

Egypt warns 'all options open' on Ethiopia dam

Toll from US tornadoes climbs to 20: officials

Acidifying oceans could spell trouble for squid

Scientists devise technology to help manage game reserves

Upgrades ordered for U.S. reactors

Glitch-hit US nuclear plant shut down for good

Japan PM to step up nuclear export drive: report

Father Laiu fights to save rural Romania from fracking

France's RTE to launch 'smart' power substations

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