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July 10, 2013
Temperature increases causing tropical forests to blossom
Tallahassee FL (SPX) Jul 10, 2013
A new study led by Florida State University researcher Stephanie Pau shows that tropical forests are producing more flowers in response to only slight increases in temperature. The study examined how changes in temperature, clouds and rainfall affect the number of flowers that tropical forests produce. Results showed that clouds mainly have an effect over short-term seasonal growth, but longer-term changes of these forests appear to be due to temperature. While other studies have used long-term fl ... read more
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Scientists Image Vast Subglacial Water System Underpinning West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier
In a development that will help predict potential sea level rise from the Antarctic ice sheet, scientists from The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics have used an innovation in ... more

Corals cozy up with bacterial buddies
Corals may let certain bacteria get under its skin, according to a new study by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAU ... more

How well can you see with your ears? Device offers new alternative to blind people
A device that trains the brain to turn sounds into images could be used as an alternative to invasive treatment for blind and partially-sighted people, researchers at the University of Bath have fou ... more
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Research suggests Madagascar no longer an evolutionary hotspot
Madagascar has long been known as a hotspot of biodiversity. Although it represents only one percent of the earth's area, it is home to about three percent of all animal and plant species on the pla ... more


Did Neandertals have language?
Fast-accumulating data seem to indicate that our close cousins, the Neandertals, were much more similar to us than imagined even a decade ago. But did they have anything like modern speech and langu ... more
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Glimpse into the future of acidic oceans shows ecosystems transformed
Ocean acidification may create an impact similar to extinction on marine ecosystems, according to a study released by the University of California, Davis. The study, published online in the jo ... more

Deserts 'greening' from rising CO2
In findings based on satellite observations, CSIRO, in collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU), found that this CO2 fertilisation correlated with an 11 per cent increase in folia ... more
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UK to have driverless cars by 2021: govt

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Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative

New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster

Post-hurricane rebuilding fuels jump in October US home construction

China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties


Second door discovered in war against mosquito-borne diseases
In the global war against disease-carrying mosquitoes, scientists have long believed that a single molecular door was the key target for insecticide. This door, however, is closing, giving mosquitoe ... more

Mesoscale ocean eddies impact weather
Ocean currents have a big impact on weather and climate. Without the Gulf Stream, the climate of Northern and Western Europe would be cooler. Scientists at ETH Zurich now uncovered that also relativ ... more

Ancient forest found preserved under Gulf of Mexico waters
Scuba divers say they've discovered an ancient forest of Bald Cypress trees preserved underwater in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Alabama. ... more
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Storm Erick leaves two dead, two missing in Mexico
At least two people died and two more remained missing after tropical storm Erick grazed Mexico's Pacific coast before weakening into a tropical depression, authorities said Tuesday. ... more

Weak China trade data add to economic growth fears
China's trade surplus fell 14.0 percent in June as imports and exports both dropped unexpectedly, data showed Wednesday, suggesting a further slowdown in the Asian economic giant as Beijing warned of "grave challenges". ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats


N.Z suspends Tonga aid over Chinese plane fears
New Zealand said Wednesday it had suspended a multi-million dollar aid programme in Tonga over safety concerns stemming from the Pacific nation's plans to use a Chinese-made plane for domestic services. ... more

Taiwan, New Zealand sign free trade deal
Taiwan signed a free trade agreement with New Zealand Wednesday, its first with a country that has diplomatic relations with China as it seeks to pursue similar deals regionally and halt a competitive slide. ... more

Mohamed ElBaradei, Egypt's new vice president
Liberal opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, who was named as Egypt's new vice president for foreign affairs on Tuesday, is a respected former head of UN nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency. ... more
Man who battled Fukushima disaster dies of cancer

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Saarland University scientists reveal structure of a supercooled liquid

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Corals cozy up with bacterial buddies

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Scientists Image Vast Subglacial Water System Underpinning West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier

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Antarctic glacier calves iceberg 8 times as big as Manhattan Island
The longest and fastest flowing glacier in the Antarctic has spawned a huge iceberg eight times the size of Manhattan Island, German researchers say. ... more

Noise and the city - Hong Kong's struggle for quiet
With its pounding construction sites and constant roar of traffic, Hong Kong is a cacophony of noise with experts and residents calling on authorities to keep a lid on the din for the sake of public health. ... more

Kenya seizes three tonnes of ivory at port
Kenyan customs officers have confiscated more than three tonnes of elephant ivory destined for Malaysia, they said Tuesday, one of the largest in a series of such seizures. ... more

Outside View: Obama has little choice but to back Egyptian military
In Egypt, the United States is once again confronted with a tough choice between backing the champions of the status quo ante - a military-endorsed regime that resembles that of deposed President Hosni Mubarak - or accepting an Islamic state. ... more
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NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

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Endangered small deer gives birth to tiny fawn


Australia's Barrier Reef slips into 'poor' health


Air pollution boosts lung, heart risks: studies


30-40 buried in China landslide: officials


Chantal nears hurricane strength in Caribbean


African Development Bank funds Sierra Leone water project


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No single origin for agriculture in the Fertile Crescent


Earliest evidence of using flower beds for burial found in Raqefet Cave in Mt. Carmel


Study reports on declines in ecosystem productivity fueled by nitrogen-induced species loss

Bipedal rodents survive in the desert with a hop, a skip and a jump

University of East Anglia research reveals true cost of farming to UK economy

Protecting drinking water systems from deliberate contamination

Parts of ancient sphinx found in Israel

Mining waste pollutes China river

Indonesians rescued after days trapped in tree by tigers

China Red Cross in cash for organs allegations: media

5,500 may have died in north India floods: officials

Stronger, more frequent tropical cyclones ahead: study

Ability of people to 'see' with their ears called impressive

Torrential rain in Toronto leave many without power

Hot enough to fry an egg? Don't try it in Death Valley

Tropical forests said producing more flowers with climate change

Floods top 2013 world disaster bill so far: Munich Re

Europe floods to cost insurers up to $4.5 billion: Swiss Re

China police fire on Tibetans honouring Dalai Lama: groups

Dutch scientists create 'smog-eating' street pavement

More firms cut baby formula prices amid China probe

Graphene on its way to conquer Silicon Valley

Finding the Goldilocks sites to store CO2 underground

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