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July 04, 2013
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

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

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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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


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

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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Self-ventilating workout suit keeps athletes cool and dry

Using graphene to create quantum bits

Using light to rearrange macroscopic structures

A recipe for concrete that can withstand road salt deterioration

Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries

The brighter side of twisted polymers

Physicists discover mechanism behind granular capillary effect


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

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

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

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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Defense Officials Describe Priorities for Operating in Contested Space Domain

Safety calls increase between US, Russia militaries

US Navy ship sails near South China Sea reef claimed by Beijing: US official

Erdogan says EU must decide on Turkey membership

Trump meets wary NATO and EU in 'hellhole' Brussels

Montenegro readies to join NATO in setback for Russia

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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

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

Images From New Space Station Camera Help U.S. Neighbor to the North
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RESCUE Consortium Demonstrates Technologies for First Responders

India chopper crash kills 20 as flood rescue forges on

Inmarsat's First Fully Assembled Global Xpress Satellite Achieves Significant Testing Milestone

The quantum secret to alcohol reactions in space

Low-power Wi-Fi signal tracks movement -- even behind walls

New forecast doubles lead time for El Nino: study

Chemists work to desalt the ocean for drinking water, one nanoliter at a time

El Nino unusually active in the late 20th century

CryoSat maps largest-ever flood beneath Antarctica

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El Nino unusually active in the late 20th century
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Astrium's Cloud Services will support Western Australia Lands Department
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US releases photos of ambassador's Tibet visit


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Four children dead in Philippine storm: rescuers


Thousands of fish die in contaminated Mexico reservoir

India bans building along rivers in flood-hit north

Patents making new AIDS drugs expensive: MSF

Taiwan urged to keep radio broadcasts into China

China law 'forcing' children to visit parents ridiculed

Six-year-old Cambodian girl dies from bird flu: WHO

China probes baby formula makers over prices: media

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Survival of the Galapagos sea lion

Major changes needed for coral reef survival

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Veolia announces big Saudi desalination plant contract

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Nearly 21,000 species at risk of extinction: conservationists

Tropical Storm Dalila strengthens on way to west Mexico

Skull find challenges claim about first white man in eastern Australia

China officially opens EU wine investigations

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