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June 14, 2013
Chalking up a marine blooming alga: Genome fills a gap in the tree of life
Walnut Creek CA (SPX) Jun 14, 2013
To World War II soldiers, "The White Cliffs of Dover" was a morale-boosting song that lifted spirits in dark times. To geographers, the white cliffs mark the point at which England is closest to continental Europe. To scientists, the white cliffs are towering structures made of the chalky, white shells that envelop the single-celled photosynthetic alga known as Emiliania huxleyi. "Ehux" is a coccolithophore, with an exoskeleton made of calcium carbonate. Even though the process by which the alga's ... read more
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Warm ocean water melting Antarctic ice from bottom
Warming ocean waters are melting the Antarctic ice shelves from the bottom up, researchers said Thursday in the first comprehensive study of the thick platforms of floating ice. ... more

Study helps managers identify regions with multiple threat potential, including wildfires
A recent study in the Journal of Forestry now offers managers a tool to help them identify regions exposed to multiple forest threats. The tool uses a novel 15-mile radius neighborhood analysis to h ... more

High diversity of flying reptiles in England 110 million years ago
Brazilian paleontologists Taissa Rodrigues, of the Federal University of Espirito Santo, and Alexander W. A. Kellner, of the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, have just pr ... more
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SMOS maps record soil water before flood
As parts of central Europe are battling with the most extensive floods in centuries, forecasters are hoping that ESA's SMOS satellite will help to improve the accuracy of flood prediction in the fut ... more


Geographic context may have shaped sounds of different languages
The sounds of different languages may have been shaped by the geography of the places where they are spoken, according to research published in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Caleb Everett from ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

Tillage and reduced-input rotations affect runoff from agricultural fields
No-till management practices can reduce soil erosion, but evidence suggests they can also lead to increased runoff of dissolved phosphorus from soil surfaces. Meanwhile, farmers looking to avoid her ... more

Do parasites upset food web theory
Parasites comprise a large proportion of the diversity of species in every ecosystem. Despite this, they are rarely included in analyses or models of food webs. If parasites play different roles fro ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Africa could quadruple green energy production by 2030: report

China appetite for pricey contemporary art 'suddenly evaporates'

World Bank trims Asia forecast but says no China hard landing

Nuclear power plants warned on cyber security

France seeking Asian investors for Areva-EDF reactor unit

Shell starts new work offshore Nigeria

Woodside defends bid for rival Oil Search Ltd


Fingernails reveal clues to limb regeneration
Mammals possess the remarkable ability to regenerate a lost fingertip, including the nail, nerves and even bone. In humans, an amputated fingertip can sprout back in as little as two months, a pheno ... more

Rapid adaptation is purple sea urchins' weapon against ocean acidification
In the race against climate change and ocean acidification, some sea urchins may still have a few tricks up their spiny sleeves, suggesting that adaptation will likely play a large role for the sea ... more

Harbor porpoises can thank their worst enemy for their success
The harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is a whale species that is doing quite well in coastal and busy waters. They are found in large numbers throughout the Northern Hemisphere from Mauritania to ... more
Nuclear Energy Insider
Disposal of Vestas Wind Turbine Parts

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Papaya-clay combo could cut cost of water purification in developing countries
An inexpensive new material made of clay and papaya seeds removes harmful metals from water and could lower the cost of providing clean water to millions of people in the developing world, scientist ... more

Outside View: Selective U.S. support for democracy
Americans, and the rest of the world, would remain uncertain as to the strategic thrust of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Boeing's digital upgrade of B-52s to be completed soon

Russia's Aerospace Forces Never Miss a Missile Launch... Anywhere

GPS III Launch Services RFP Released by Air Force

Space-based missile warning continues expansion

Russia Unveils Plans to Modernize Nuke-Powered Submarines

First Lady to christen U.S. Navy submarine Illinois Saturday

Russian TV forecasts 'good weather for bombing' in Syria


Tibetan nun survives self-immolation attempt: reports
A Tibetan nun who set fire to herself in protest at Chinese rule appeared to have survived the self-immolation attempt, a rights group and a media outlet said. ... more

US warns of cyber attacks on medical devices
US authorities on Thursday warned makers of medical devices and hospital networks to step up efforts to guard against potential cyber attacks. ... more

China submersible sets out on 110-day mission
The Jiaolong, China's submersible watercraft, has left port for a deep-sea mission that includes first-ever diving events, science officials said Thursday. ... 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

Space Debris - One Solution

Providing a new framework for understanding the energetics of ionic liquids

Unfrozen mystery: H2O reveals a new secret

Rapid adaptation is purple sea urchins' weapon against ocean acidification

Ethiopia endorses Nile share deal, amid row with Egypt

Ancient trapped water explains Earth's first ice age

Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirring in the Arctic

Warm ocean water melting Antarctic ice from bottom


Hungarian minister blasts EU's 'false conclusions' on civil liberties
European Union critics are drawing "false conclusions" about the state of civil liberties and the rule of law in Hungary, the country's European affairs minister says. ... more

Ethiopia endorses Nile share deal, amid row with Egypt
Ethiopia's parliament ratified a controversial treaty Thursday ensuring its access to Nile water resources, amid bitter arguments with Egypt trigged by an Ethiopian dam project. ... more

URI, firm developing techniques for tuna aquaculture
Yellowfin tuna swim in a tank University of Rhode Island's Bay Campus in the first U.S. effort to breed tuna in a land-based aqua farm, the university said. ... more

Germany eyes 8bn-euro fund for flood victims: reports
Germany intends to set up a fund worth about eight billion euros ($11 billion) to help victims of record floods which forced thousands from their homes and left a path of destruction across parts of the country, reports said on Thursday. ... more
Space News from
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Curiosity Low-Angle Self-Portrait at 'Buckskin' Drill Site

3D-Printed Igloo Wins House on Mars Design Contest

Terraforming the Red Planet: Nuclear Blasts Could Warm Mars for Humans?

The Journey to Mars Begins with People on Earth

How to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation

Where to Search for Life? 'Habitability Index' Devised as a Guide


Is UN negotiating an unattainable climate goal?


Seismic safety of light-frame steel construction being tested


Diplomatic push mooted for Russia's climate deadlock


Gillard teams with Schwarzenegger on climate action


Hungary president slams lagging EU flood aid


Catching individual molecules in a million with optical antennas inside nano-boxes


Potentially 'catastrophic' changes underway in Canada's northern Mackenzie River Basin


Researchers discover a new way fish camouflage themselves in the ocean


Danish researchers expose new cause of life-threatening disease


Magpies take decisions faster when humans look at them

Penn Research Indentifies Bone Tumor in 120,000-Year-Old Neandertal Rib

Drought, river fragmentation forcing endangered fish out of water

Whitebark Pine Trees: Is Their Future at Risk

Merkel urges greater flood protection as tours region

DNA code sheds light on world-ranging algae

HIV regimen prevents infection among drug users

Cutting 'super greenhouse gases' can spare Earth 0.5 deg C: report

AU urges Egypt and Ethiopia to hold talks on Nile row

Kudos due after US donut shop staff endures tirade

Colorado fires destroy homes, thousands evacuated

H1N1 flu cases up sharply in Venezuela

Anti-Putin environmentalist says granted asylum in Estonia

Spain, France regret closure of Greece's state TV

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

Popcorn particle pathways promise better lithium-ion batteries

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