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June 13, 2013
New study proposes solution to long-running debate as to how stable the Earth system is
Southampton, UK (SPX) Jun 13, 2013
Researchers at the University of Southampton have proposed an answer to the long-running debate as to how stable the Earth system is. The Earth, with its core-driven magnetic field, oceans of liquid water, dynamic climate and abundant life is arguably the most complex system in the known Universe. Life arose on Earth over three and a half billion years ago and it would appear that despite planetary scale calamities such as the impacts of massive meteorites, runaway climate change and increas ... read more
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Catching individual molecules in a million with optical antennas inside nano-boxes
A single cell in our body is composed of thousands of millions of different biomolecules that work together in an extremely well-coordinated way. Likewise, many biological and biochemical reactions ... more

Potentially 'catastrophic' changes underway in Canada's northern Mackenzie River Basin
Canada's Mackenzie River basin - among the world's most important major ecosystems - is poorly studied, inadequately monitored, and at serious risk due to climate change and resource exploitation, ... more

Researchers discover a new way fish camouflage themselves in the ocean
Fish can hide in the open ocean by manipulating how light reflects off their skin, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. The discovery could someday lead to the development ... more
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'Caldas tear' resolves puzzling seismic activity beneath Colombia
Colombia sits atop a complex geological area where three tectonic plates are interacting, producing seismicity patterns that have puzzled seismologists for years. Now seismologists have identified t ... more


Danish researchers expose new cause of life-threatening disease
Danish researchers have just published findings that explain a previously unknown mechanism used by cells to communicate with one another. The research significantly contributes to understanding why ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

Magpies take decisions faster when humans look at them
Researchers from the Seoul National University found that wild birds appear to "think faster" when humans, and possibly predators in general, are directly looking at them. "We started this stu ... more

Penn Research Indentifies Bone Tumor in 120,000-Year-Old Neandertal Rib
The first-known definitive case of a benign bone tumor has been discovered in the rib of a young Neandertal who lived about 120,000 years ago in what is now present-day Croatia. The bone fragment, w ... 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


Drought, river fragmentation forcing endangered fish out of water
A Kansas State University researcher is discovering that the North American drought has caused dramatic changes in native fish communities. "A couple of key species that we have been studying ... more

Whitebark Pine Trees: Is Their Future at Risk
There's trouble ahead for the whitebark pine, a mountain tree that's integral to wildlife and water resources in the western United States and Canada. Over the last decade, some populations of white ... more

Merkel urges greater flood protection as tours region
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that Germany still had much to do in bolstering the country's flood defences as she toured a northern water-logged region battling historic river levels. ... 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

DNA code sheds light on world-ranging algae
It's just a tiny thing - a single-celled organism visible only under a microscope - yet it is one of the most successful life forms on the planet. ... more

HIV regimen prevents infection among drug users
Giving injecting drug users a daily pill against HIV nearly halved their risk of infection by the AIDS virus, a pioneering study published on Thursday said. ... 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


Cutting 'super greenhouse gases' can spare Earth 0.5 deg C: report
Phasing out "super greenhouse gases," which mass emitters China and the United States have agreed to restrict, could curb global warming by as much as half a degree Celsius by 2050, a report said Wednesday. ... more

AU urges Egypt and Ethiopia to hold talks on Nile row
The African Union urged Egypt and Ethiopia Wednesday to come together for talks to solve a bitter dispute over the sharing of Nile river waters triggered by an Ethiopian dam project. ... more

Kudos due after US donut shop staff endures tirade
Dunkin' Donuts plans to reward two employees in Florida for facing down a racist-flavored tirade from a bullying customer who recorded her own outburst in a video gone viral. ... 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

Two New Russian Radars to Start Work Next Year

Sony eyes long game despite console launch triumph

Sony wins opening skirmish in new-gen console war

Unfrozen mystery: H2O reveals a new secret

AU urges Egypt and Ethiopia to hold talks on Nile row

Chagos Islanders lose UK marine park challenge

Ancient trapped water explains Earth's first ice age

US senators urge Obama to block Alaska mine

NASA's IceBridge Mission Contributes to New Map of Antarctica


Colorado fires destroy homes, thousands evacuated
Forest fires raged Wednesday across the western US state of Colorado, destroying dozens of houses and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents. ... more

H1N1 flu cases up sharply in Venezuela
The number of H1N1 swine flu cases rose sharply in Venezuela during the last week of May, the health ministry said Wednesday, refusing to disclose whether any deaths have been linked to the outbreak. ... more

Anti-Putin environmentalist says granted asylum in Estonia
A Russian environmentalist said Wednesday he has been granted asylum by Estonia, after fleeing his home country where he was wanted for accusing President Vladimir Putin of corruption. ... more

Spain, France regret closure of Greece's state TV
Spain and France spoke out Wednesday against the cash-strapped Greek government's decision to shut down the country's ERT state broadcaster, a move which sparked a new political crisis in Athens. ... more
Space News from
NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

SSL Selected to Conduct Power and Propulsion Study for NASA's Deep Space Gateway Concept

MDA Selects AdaCore's GNAT Pro Assurance Development Platform for ISS Software

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


US criticizes China over Nobel winner relative


Chimpanzees have five universal personality dimensions


Large-scale biodiversity is vital to maintain ecosystem health


Weapons testing data determines brain makes new neurons into adulthood


Scientists discover that turtles began living in shells much earlier than once thought


Stranded orcas hold critical clues for scientists


A potential new target to thwart antibiotic resistance


Cost-effective: HIV tests for all in India


Bridge species drive tropical engine of biodiversity


An 'extinct' frog makes a comeback in Israel

Children 'left behind' in China's rush to the cities

Germany begins to count cost as floods surge north

China approves imports of GM soybean from Brazil

Climate Conditions Determine Amazon Fire Risk

Egypt's Nile crisis and the Dam Busters

China import deal boosts Argentina's genetically modified crops

Bloomberg unveils plan to save NY from climate change

Singapore fights back against worsening dengue outbreak

Tempers fray over Russian block at climate talks

Egypt eyes Nile deal with Ethiopia

World's 'oldest woman' dies in China: family

US mulls endangered status for captive chimpanzees

Sri Lanka tightens safety as monsoon kills 54

Chagos Islanders lose UK marine park challenge

Violence flares as Turkey PM cracks down on protests

Questions rise about seeding for ocean C02 sequestration

Molecular 'sieves' harness ultraviolet irradiation for greener power generation

Livermore develops the world's deepest ERT imaging system for CO2 sequestration

Moving Iron in Antarctica

China is outsourcing carbon within its own borders

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