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July 04, 2013
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Forensic Biologist Discovers New Fly Species in Indiana
Indianapolis IN (SPX) Jul 04, 2013
The local discovery of a species of fly not native to the Midwest could have significant implications on forensic investigations involving decomposing remains, according to a forensic biology researcher at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Christine Picard, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology in the School of Science at IUPUI, discovered the fly, Chrysomya megacephala Fabricius (C. megacephala), during a routine collection of fly samples in late September 2012. Until now ... read more
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Corn yield prediction model uses simple measurements at a specific growth stage
The ability to predict corn yields would benefit farmers as they plan the sale of their crops and biofuel industries as they plan their operations. A new study published in the July-August issue of ... more
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Cattle flatulence doesn't stink with biotechnology
The agriculture industry is researching new technologies to help feed the growing population. But feeding the world without harming air quality is a challenge. According to a new article in Animal F ... more
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Balancing food security and environmental quality in China
In many ways, the evolution of Chinese agriculture over the past 40 years is a remarkable success story. Spurred by investments in research and government subsidies for fertilizers and other farm te ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Identifying climate impact hotspots across sectors
It identifies the Amazon region, the Mediterranean and East Africa as regions that might experience severe change in multiple sectors. The article is part of the outcome of the Intersectoral Impact ... more


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Improving crop yields in a world of extreme weather events
Farmers in the United States witnessed record-breaking extremes in temperature and drought during the last two summers, causing worldwide increases in the costs of food, feed and fiber. Indeed, many ... more
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Altitude sickness may hinder ethnic integration in the world's highest places
Ethnic segregation in nations straddling the world's steepest terrains may be reinforced by the biological tolerance different peoples have to altitude, according to one of the first studies to exam ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Surviving fasting in the cold
King penguin chicks survive harsh winters with almost no food by minimising the cost of energy production. A new study, to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting in Valencia on ... more
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Laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster

A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos

Carbyne morphs when stretched

Quantum Dots Boost Conversion Efficiency Of GaAs Solar Cells

Canada lobs economic shot across Russian energy bow

Portuguese consortium to spend $300 million on wind

Fukushima Accident Underscores Need to Act on Nuclear Plant Hazards

WATER WORLD

Breakthrough in El Nino forecasting
In order to extend forecasting from six months to one year or even more, scientists have now proposed a novel approach based on advanced connectivity analysis applied to the climate system. The sche ... more
WATER WORLD

Greenhouse gas likely altering ocean foodchain
Climate change may be weeding out the bacteria that form the base of the ocean's food chain, selecting certain strains for survival, according to a new study. In climate change, as in everythi ... more
FARM NEWS

Diseqilibrium will become the norm in the plant communities of the future
The forest we are used to looking at is not at all in equilibrium. Since the Ice Age, a number of plants have been 'missing' in Northern Europe, i.e. species that have not yet arrived. The same appl ... more
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Mapping the benefits of our ecosystems
We rely on our physical environment for many things - clean water, land for crops or pastures, storm water absorption, and recreation, among others. Yet it has been challenging to figure out how to ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

REACTing to a crisis
Keeping all lines of communications open during a crisis is critical - and the Dublin Fire Brigade has shown how this can be done using satellite and hybrid technologies. An emergency exercise in Ma ... more
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K-MAX unmanned cargo helo finishes Afghan deployment

Iraq's Mosul counts the cost of insurgent rule

U.S. military aims to overcome GPS' weaknesses

Shiite militia display jihadist bodies in Iraq city

For incoming US airmen in S.Korea, a 30-day ban on booze

FARM NEWS

Workers at industrial farms carry drug-resistant bacteria associated with livestock
A new study found drug-resistant bacteria associated with livestock in the noses of industrial livestock workers in North Carolina but not in the noses of antibiotic-free livestock workers. The drug ... more
ICE WORLD

CryoSat maps largest-ever flood beneath Antarctica
ESA's CryoSat satellite has found a vast crater in Antarctica's icy surface. Scientists believe the crater was left behind when a lake lying under about 3 km of ice suddenly drained. Far below the t ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Images From New Space Station Camera Help U.S. Neighbor to the North
Water. It's vital to our lives. It keeps us hydrated and clean, is essential for food production and is even the focal point during a relaxing vacation at the beach or lake. But when there's too muc ... more
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FARM NEWS

Insecticide causes changes in honeybee genes
New research by academics at The University of Nottingham has shown that exposure to a neonicotinoid insecticide causes changes to the genes of the honeybee. The study, published in the scient ... more
WATER WORLD

El Nino unusually active in the late 20th century
Spawning droughts, floods, and other weather disturbances world-wide, the El Nino - Southern Oscillation (ENSO) impacts the daily life of millions of people. During El Nino, Atlantic hurricane activ ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Astrium's Cloud Services will support Western Australia Lands Department
Landgate (Western Australia's Land Information Authority) has contracted through Geospatial Intelligence Pty Ltd, an Astrium Services' reseller, the SPOTMaps coverage of Western Australia (2.6 milli ... more
INTERN DAILY

Simple math may solve longstanding problem of parasite energetics
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

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