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July 10, 2013
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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
WATER WORLD

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
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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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FLORA AND FAUNA

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


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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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WATER WORLD

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
WOOD PILE

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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Fukushima operator, Sellafield to compare nuclear notes

Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells

Bioenergy: Australia's forgotten renewable energy source (so far)

Solar-Powered Sun Flyer Trainer Makes Progress

How to make stronger, 'greener' cement

OPDE gain approval for new 10.8 MWp Solar Farm in UK

How to make a 'perfect' solar absorber

EPIDEMICS

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
WEATHER REPORT

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
WOOD PILE

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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SHAKE AND BLOW

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
SINO DAILY

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
UAE asks U.S. for $900M rocket artillery deal

'Terror backers' can't defeat jihadists: Syria's Assad

Polish weekend warriors up in arms over Russian threat

Japan envoy invited to N. Korea over Cold War kidnappings: Abe

Body cameras join cops on the beat in US

Iran rejects Israel PM accusations on nuclear threat

Modi makes White House debut

WATER WORLD

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
SINO DAILY

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
DEMOCRACY

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

Antarctic glacier calves iceberg 8 times as big as Manhattan Island

Evidence suggests Antarctic crabs could be native

ICE WORLD

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
FROTH AND BUBBLE

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
FLORA AND FAUNA

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
DEMOCRACY

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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FLORA AND FAUNA

Endangered small deer gives birth to tiny fawn

WATER WORLD

Australia's Barrier Reef slips into 'poor' health

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Air pollution boosts lung, heart risks: studies

WEATHER REPORT

30-40 buried in China landslide: officials

SHAKE AND BLOW

Chantal nears hurricane strength in Caribbean

WATER WORLD

African Development Bank funds Sierra Leone water project

FARM NEWS

The balancing act of producing more food sustainably

FARM NEWS

No single origin for agriculture in the Fertile Crescent

FARM NEWS

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

FLORA AND FAUNA

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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