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July 08, 2013
EARLY EARTH
The evolution of fins to limbs in the land invasion race
London, UK (SPX) Jul 08, 2013
Why did animals with limbs win the race to invade land over those with fins? A new study comparing the forces acting on fins of mudskipper fish and on the forelimbs of tiger salamanders can now be used to analyze early fossils that spanned the water-to-land transition in tetrapod evolution, and further understand their capability to move on land. Research conducted by Sandy Kawano and Richard Blob at Clemson University compared terrestrial locomotion in tiger salamanders and mudskipper fish, which ... read more
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ICE WORLD

Evidence suggests Antarctic crabs could be native
A new study has cast doubt on the claim that crabs may have disappeared from Antarctica only to return due to warming seas. The theory surfaced two years ago following the discovery of a major colon ... more
FARM NEWS

To feed the future, we must mine the wealth of the world's seed banks today
With fewer than a dozen flowering plants out of 300,000 species accounting for 80 percent of humanity's caloric intake, people need to tap unused plants to feed the world in the near future, claims ... more
FARM NEWS

A route for steeper, cheaper, and deeper roots
Plants with thinner roots can grow deeper, a trait which could be exploited in lands affected by drought and nutrient deprivation. New research, to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biolo ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Powerful Animal Tracking System Helps Research Take Flight
Call it a bird's eye view of migration. Scientists are taking a fresh look at animal movement with a big data approach that combines GPS tracking data with satellite weather and terrain information. ... more


WATER WORLD

Satellites See Ups and Downs of Two Tropical Eastern Pacific Systems
There are two tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on July 5 and one is powering up and one is powering down. NOAA's GOES-15 satellite captured Tropical Depression Dalila and Tropical Stor ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Two big quakes rattle PNG
Two big earthquakes struck Papua New Guinea early Monday but no tsunami warnings were issued and seismologists said while they would have been felt damage was unlikely. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Erick weakens to tropical storm off Mexico coast
Hurricane Erick was downgraded to a tropical storm on Sunday after losing some of its punch without having touched land. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Thin film produces new chemistry in 'nanoreactor'

A path to brighter images and more efficient LCD displays

An alternative to 'Turing Test'

Giving LEDs a cozy, warm glow

Jordan says able to export uranium by 2020

China's new 'Great Wall' not so great

Moscow working to save oil face

EARLY EARTH

Flipping fish adapt to land living
Researchers have found that the amphibious mangrove rivulus performs higher force jumps on land than some other fishes that end up on land. This new study shows that unlike the largemouth bass, whic ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Jumping snails leap over global warming
Snails in the Great Barrier Reef literally jump for their life to avoid predators. But will they be able to maintain these life-saving jumps, with rising sea temperatures? A new study, to be present ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Bats power take-off using recycled energy
Bats are uniquely able to stretch and store energy in their bicep and tricep tendons during take-off and climbing flight, giving them an extra power boost. A new study on fruitbats, to be presented ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Study reveals ancient jigsaw puzzle of past supercontinent
A new study published in the journal Gondwana Research, has revealed the past position of the Australian, Antarctic and Indian tectonic plates, demonstrating how they formed the supercontinent Gon ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Three-month wait for public to see first panda born in Taiwan
The public will have to wait three months to catch a glimpse of the first panda born in Taiwan, officials said Sunday, a day after she was successfully delivered by parents who were gifted from China. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Signs N.Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats

China's Xi wraps up Pacific talks with Fiji aid boost

Sudan rebels claim raids on Blue Nile army bases

China defence minister brushes off fears over military growth

World powers discuss extending Iran deal deadline

Albania opens Hoxha's top secret Cold War nuclear bunker to public

Lockheed advancing technologies for U.S. Navy

ABOUT US

'Asia tallest man' hospitalised in China
A 2.55-metre (8 foot 4 inch) Chinese man who is among the world's tallest living people has been hospitalised for a hip replacement, reports said Monday. ... more
SINO DAILY

Suspended death for China ex-minister's 'huge' bribery
China's former railways minister Liu Zhijun was given a suspended death sentence Monday for "especially huge" bribery, becoming the highest-ranking official to be punished for corruption since new leaders vowed to clean up the ruling Communist Party. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Hurricane Erick barrels up Mexico's Pacific coast
Hurricane Erick barreled up the western coast of Mexico Saturday, bringing with it the danger of flash floods and landslides, forecasters said. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
REACTing to a crisis

RESCUE Consortium Demonstrates Technologies for First Responders

India chopper crash kills 20 as flood rescue forges on


SHAKE AND BLOW
Making hydrogenation greener

The quantum secret to alcohol reactions in space

Study refutes claims world is running out of copper


SHAKE AND BLOW
Satellites See Ups and Downs of Two Tropical Eastern Pacific Systems

Red Cross cartoon to demystify Pacific climate change

Greenhouse gas likely altering ocean foodchain


SHAKE AND BLOW
CryoSat maps largest-ever flood beneath Antarctica

Evidence suggests Antarctic crabs could be native

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

DEMOCRACY

Mohamed ElBaradei, Egypt's new "prime minister"
Liberal opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, who was named as Egypt's new prime minister on Saturday, is a former head of UN nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Quake hits Indonesia's Sumatra days after deadly tremor
A strong 6.0-magnitude quake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra Saturday, US seismologists said, just days after a tremor on the vast island killed dozens and left thousands homeless. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Giant panda donated by China gives birth in Taiwan
A female giant panda donated by China to Taiwan four years ago gave birth to a cub on Saturday after being artificially inseminated, the Taipei city government said. ... more
ABOUT US

Dalai urges youth to build happier century on 78th birthday
Spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Saturday said he was counting on young people to create a "happier" century as he celebrated his 78th birthday in southern India with tens of thousands of fellow Tibetan exiles. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Expedition 42 Trio Launches on Time to Station

Unravelling the mystery of gamma-ray bursts

It's filamentary: How galaxies evolve in the cosmic web

How to estimate the magnetic field of an exoplanet?

The riddle of the missing stars

Sun's rotating 'magnet' pulls lightning towards UK

NASA's SMAP May Clarify Link from Wet Soil to Weather

SHAKE AND BLOW

Mexico volcano ash disrupts US flights for second day

DEMOCRACY

Tunisia's Marzouki says no risk of Egypt contagion

ABOUT US

Amputee creates LEGO prosthetic

FARM NEWS

China probes Tetra Pak for "abusing" market role

FROTH AND BUBBLE

China hit by largest-ever algae bloom

EPIDEMICS

H1N1 flu outbreak in northern Chile kills 11

PILLAGING PIRATES

Mexican generals freed after cartel charges dropped

SHAKE AND BLOW

Storm Erick strengthens off Mexico's Pacific coast

ABOUT US

Scientists link ancient remains with living Canadian woman

FLORA AND FAUNA

X-rays reveal the energy-storing secrets of bat flight

US hopes aid will lure Egyptian army back to democracy

Egypt army urges conciliation ahead of Morsi rallies

Landslides and floods in Nepal kill 50

UN rights chief alarmed by Egypt arrests

Philippines finds huge hoard of endangered species

Tropical storm Erick forms off Pacific coast of Mexico

US nun's killer placed under Brazil house arrest

6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Solomons: USGS

China driver held after bumper payout from 334 crashes

Global firms cut China baby formula prices amid probe

HRW calls on Greece to repeal 'abusive' HIV regulation

Cattle flatulence doesn't stink with biotechnology

Forensic Biologist Discovers New Fly Species in Indiana

Corn yield prediction model uses simple measurements at a specific growth stage

Gasification method turns forest residues to biofuel with less than a euro per liter

Newly developed medium may be useful for human health, biofuel production, more

After millennia of mining, copper nowhere near 'peak'

Mainz laser system allows determination of atomic binding energy of the rarest element on earth

Saarland University scientists reveal structure of a supercooled liquid

UAE's Masdar eyeing more Britain offshore wind investments

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