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June 28, 2013
Climate tug of war disrupting Australian atmospheric circulation patterns
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Jun 28, 2013
The study, in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, demonstrates that mid-latitude high pressure zones (30oS-45oS) are being pushed further into the Southern Ocean by rising global temperatures associated with greenhouse warming. This is despite more frequent occurrences of strong El Ninos in recent decades, which should have drawn the high pressure zones in the opposite direction toward the equator. "What we are seeing," says study lead author, Mr Guojian Wang "is a 'tug of war' between st ... read more
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Earth's northern biomass mapped and measured
The biomass of the northern hemisphere's forests has been mapped with greater precision than ever before thanks to satellites, improving our understanding of the carbon cycle and our prediction of E ... more

Clearing up confusion on future of Colorado River flows
The Colorado River provides water for more than 30 million people, including those in the fast-growing cities of Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Increasing demand for that water combined with re ... more

Two mutations triggered an evolutionary leap 500 million years ago
Evolution, it seems, sometimes jumps instead of crawls. A research team led by a University of Chicago scientist has discovered two key mutations that sparked a hormonal revolution 500 million years ... more
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Location of upwelling in Earth's mantle discovered to be stable
A study published in Nature shares the discovery that large-scale upwelling within Earth's mantle mostly occurs in only two places: beneath Africa and the Central Pacific. More importantly, Cl ... more


How Size-related Food Labels Impact How Much We Eat
Just what size is a "small" drink-8 ounces, 12 ounces, 16 ounces? The truth is, those are all "small" sizes depending on what restaurants and fast food joints you go to. As customers, we are used to ... more
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Yukon Gold Mine Yields Ancient Horse Fossil
When University of Alberta researcher Duane Froese found an unusually large horse fossil in the Yukon permafrost, he knew it was important. Now, in a new study published online today in Nature, this ... more

Airborne gut action primes wild chili pepper seeds
Scientists have long known that seeds gobbled by birds and dispersed across the landscape tend to fare better than those that fall near parent plants where seed-hungry predators and pathogens are mo ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Even if imprisoned inside a crystal, molecules can still move

Developing a nanoscale 'clutch'

Room temperature magnetic skyrmions, a new type of digital memory

Electron tomography with 3,487 images in 3.5 seconds

A necklace of fractional vortices

Organic semiconductors get weird at the edge

Energy researchers discover new structure for bimetallic catalysts


RESCUE Consortium Demonstrates Technologies for First Responders
Gilat Satellite Networks reports that the RESCUE consortium, which operates as part of the MAGNET Program in the Office of the Chief Scientist of Israel, demonstrated today a unique, new, integrated ... more

A 700,000 year old horse gets its genome sequenced
It is nothing short of a world record in DNA research that scientists at the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark (University of Copenhagen) have hit. They have sequ ... more

India steps up grim search for bodies in flood zone
Rescue workers stepped up the search for bodies Thursday in India's flood-ravaged north and mass cremations took place as fears grew over outbreaks of disease, officials and reports said. ... more
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China and haze to dominate Asia security meeting
China's territorial disputes with its neighbours and choking smog in Southeast Asia are among the contentious issues set to dominate a major regional forum kicking off this weekend. ... more

China reports another H7N9 bird flu death
Shanghai has reported another death from H7N9 bird flu, the local government said, bringing the total number of fatalities nationwide to at least 40. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran tests new long-range missile

Fiery scenes as Iran MPs give partial nod to nuclear deal

Concert of songs, dance and bombs wraps N. Korea anniversary

N. Korea showcases new 'nuclear' long-range missile: state TV

Russia seeks victory over the West in Syria campaign: analysts

Syria regime advances with Russian air support

Iraqis claim IS chief Baghdadi's convoy hit in air raid


Australia to forge ahead on climate change?
Australia's climate change policy faces an uncertain future after a change in the country's leadership. ... more

Social network size predicts social cognitive skills in primates
The size of a primate's social group can predict cognitive skills related to social abilities, according to research published June 26 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Evan MacLean and colleag ... more

Wolf Lake Ancient Forest Is Endangered Ecosystem
New research from the University of Guelph, published Tuesday in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation, says that allowing industrial extraction in a northern Ontario old-growth red pine forest ... more
RESCUE Consortium Demonstrates Technologies for First Responders

India chopper crash kills 20 as flood rescue forges on

India rescue chopper crash death toll rises to 20

New laser shows what substances are made of; could be new eyes for military

Google making videogame console and smart watch: report

Precise thickness measurement of soft materials by means of contact stylus instruments

El Nino, La Nina unlikely to make an appearance in 2013: WMO

Sea level along Maryland's shorelines could rise 2 feet by 2050

Clearing up confusion on future of Colorado River flows

Is Arctic Permafrost the "Sleeping Giant" of Climate Change?

The rhythm of the Arctic summer

Global cooling as significant as global warming


Japan welcomes new Australian PM despite whale row
Japan on Thursday said it looked forward to working with the new Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd, but vowed to keep fighting Canberra over a high-profile whaling dispute. ... more

Police block site of deadly China Xinjiang riot
Armed police in China's ethnically divided Xinjiang Thursday blocked the road to the site of riots that killed 27 people a day earlier in the region's deadliest violence in years, which state media called a "terrorist incident". ... more

Egypt faces new turbulence over Morsi anniversary
Strife-torn Egypt is bracing for more trouble Sunday, when mass demonstrations on the first anniversary in power of the country's first freely elected president, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, will call for his ouster. ... more

China to fund search for origins of early humans
Officials in China's Hebei province say they'll fund a new project to search for early human fossils that may identify a new cradle of mankind. ... more
Space News from
UTMB developing guidelines for commercial space travel

Mars colonisation still far off: Amitabh Ghosh

International Space Agencies Meet to Advance Space Exploration

NASA Eyes on Earth Aid Response to Carolina Flooding

CubeSat to Demonstrate Miniature Laser Communications in Orbit

They're Loving It: Cheeseburgers Will Be Added to ISS Menu

Space Transport Law Keeps US Dependent on Russian Space Engines


US envoy in key visit to Tibet


Mandela helped end 'conspiracy of silence' on AIDS: UN


Migrating animals add new depth to how the ocean "breathes"


Researchers strike gold with nanotech vaccine


A tandem-horned rhino from the Late Miocene of China reveals origin of the unicorn elasmothere


Social animals have more social smarts


Oregon chemists moving forward with tool to detect hydrogen sulfide


Sea level along Maryland's shorelines could rise 2 feet by 2050


Comparing genomes of wild and domestic tomato


The evolution of throwing

Ailanthus tree's status as invasive species offers lesson in human interaction

Council of Europe assembly rejects democracy monitoring for Hungary

New Jersey may have been hit by a tsunami in mid-June

Malaysia pressures Indonesia over haze crisis

Kevin Rudd: A volatile but polished politician

Australia harpoons Japan's whaling at top UN court

Gulf of Mexico could see record 'dead zone': US

Calgary woman's drowning brings flood toll to four

Doctor claims breakthrough in race for spinal 'cure'

India chopper crash kills 20 as flood rescue forges on

Tunisian woman to be first boss of Green Climate Fund

Obama's climate strategy falls short: experts

India rescue chopper crash death toll rises to 20

Dutch government introduces nitrogen-reduction bill for nature areas

Indonesia sorry for haze, sends thousands to fight fires

Mexico storm upgraded to hurricane: forecasters

Japan to robustly defend whaling at ICJ: minister

Rising seas washing away Pacific leader's home island

Japan vows to help Philippines amid China sea row

Major rethink needed if chemical industry is to meet greenhouse gas targets

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