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July 12, 2013
SHAKE AND BLOW
Taiwan evacuates 2,000 tourists as super-typhoon looms
Taipei (AFP) July 11, 2013
Taiwan evacuated more than 2,000 tourists on Thursday as the island braced for super-typhoon Soulik with authorities warning of fierce winds and torrential rains. The typhoon, packing gusts of up to 227 kilometres (140 miles) per hour, was 960 kilometres east of the island's southernmost tip as of 0300 GMT, Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau said. Soulik is moving west-northwest towards Taiwan at about 22 kilometres per hour and could narrowly skip or make landfall in the north of the island someti ... read more
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FARM NEWS

Getting to the Root of the Matter
Working to identify key genes in the root development of poplar trees, three Michigan Technological University scientists have come up with a new model for how genes interact and affect each other's ... more
FARM NEWS

Contemplating the Brazilian dilemma: Abundant grain but inadequate storage
Tropical climates that allow for year-round farming would seem to be a tremendous economic advantage, but for corn and soybean farmers in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso it also poses a problem-a ... more
FIRE STORM

Wildfires may contribute more to global warming than previously predicted
Wildfires produce a witch's brew of carbon-containing particles, as anyone downwind of a forest fire can attest. A range of fine carbonaceous particles rising high into the air significantly degrade ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Less haze in Singapore as the cause becomes clearer and more complex
Small and large-scale farmers in Riau province, Sumatra, have been blamed for the recent choking smoke smothering Singapore and parts of Malaysia. But scientists in Indonesia have added a third cate ... more


FLORA AND FAUNA

Birds outpace climate change to avoid extinction
A new study has shed light on the potential of birds to survive in the face of climate change. In the analysis, based on more than fifty years' detailed study of a population of great tits near Oxfo ... more
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WOOD PILE

Tropical forest blossoms are sensitive to changing climate
The North Pole isn't the only place on Earth affected by slight increases in temperature. Until recently, scientific thinking used to posit that tropical forests, which already exist in warm climate ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Harvard researchers warn of legacy mercury in the environment
Environmental researchers at Harvard University have published evidence that significant reductions in mercury emissions will be necessary just to stabilize current levels of the toxic element in th ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A New Way To Convert Light To Electrical Energy

Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement

FARM NEWS

US farm subsidy policies contribute to worsening obesity trends
Agricultural subsidies are responsible for making those processed and energy-dense foods that contribute to the American epidemic of obesity the most affordable options for consumers, concludes a ne ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Google ditches location-sharing feature in map apps
Google on Wednesday released an upgraded version of its popular maps app for Android-powered smartphones and tablets that ditches a Latitude feature that let people share locations with family or friends. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Google updates Map app with new traffic, exploration functions
U.S. search giant Google says an update to its Maps app will help users bypass traffic jams, quickly rerouting navigation directions to a quicker route. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Parched Jordan to tap ancient aquifer
Jordan, one of the world's 10 driest countries, said it will start pumping water from a 300,000-year-old southern aquifer on Thursday to the capital and other cities to help them meet high demand. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Haiti on alert as storm Chantal approaches
Haiti on Wednesday issued a red alert in advance of the arrival of Tropical Storm Chantal, which was due to lash the impoverished Caribbean island later on Wednesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS

INTERN DAILY

UCLA health system said among country's 'most wired'
UCLA has announced its health system and its hospitals have been named among the nation's "most wired" in recognition of their use of information technology. ... more
EPIDEMICS

China H7N9 bird flu toll up to 43: govt
The death toll from the H7N9 bird flu outbreak in China has risen to 43, national health authorities said in their latest monthly update on the disease. ... more
WATER WORLD

Great Barrier Reef's condition is declining
The overall condition of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef is poor, an Australian government report says. ... more
WATER WORLD
Man who battled Fukushima disaster dies of cancer

Fukushima radioactive groundwater readings rocket

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WATER WORLD
Increasing the Speed of Deep Space Communications

Saarland University scientists reveal structure of a supercooled liquid

Molecular chains hypersensitive to magnetic fields


WATER WORLD
N.Z suspends Tonga aid over Chinese plane fears

Corals cozy up with bacterial buddies

Parched Jordan to tap ancient aquifer


WATER WORLD
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

DEMOCRACY

Rights groups slam Egypt army's 'excessive' use of force
Human rights groups condemned on Wednesday the use of "excessive" force by Egyptian security forces and called for an independent investigation into clashes outside an elite army unit that left more than 50 people dead. ... more
INTERN DAILY

Troubled Brazil won't recruit Cuban doctors
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, facing unprecedented popular opposition, has dropped plans to import doctors from Cuba to meet shortfalls in the country's health services. ... more
SINO DAILY

Scepticism over corrupt China minister's punishment
China's Communist authorities are touting a suspended death sentence for an ex-minister as proof new leaders are serious about their avowed corruption crackdown, but analysts remain sceptical in the absence of systematic reforms. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

China rain, landslides leave 28 dead, 66 missing
Heavy rain across China has left at least 28 people dead and 66 missing, officials reported Thursday, after landslides crushed homes, bridges collapsed, and dozens of villages were cut off. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Orbital Sciences Considers Replacing Russian Engine Used on Antares

Antares rocket launch failed due to possible engine flaw

NASA Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap

Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage

Russia Puts Meridian Communications Satellite Into Orbit

FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'

NASA to work with cargo partners despite rocket crash

FARM NEWS

Mead Johnson to cut formula prices amid China probe

DEMOCRACY

Algerian bloodbath haunts Egypt's revolution

WOOD PILE

Temperature increases causing tropical forests to blossom

WATER WORLD

Corals cozy up with bacterial buddies

ABOUT US

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Research suggests Madagascar no longer an evolutionary hotspot

ABOUT US

Did Neandertals have language?

WATER WORLD

Glimpse into the future of acidic oceans shows ecosystems transformed

WOOD PILE

Deserts 'greening' from rising CO2

EPIDEMICS

Second door discovered in war against mosquito-borne diseases

Mesoscale ocean eddies impact weather

Ancient forest found preserved under Gulf of Mexico waters

Storm Erick leaves two dead, two missing in Mexico

Weak China trade data add to economic growth fears

N.Z suspends Tonga aid over Chinese plane fears

Taiwan, New Zealand sign free trade deal

Mohamed ElBaradei, Egypt's new vice president

Antarctic glacier calves iceberg 8 times as big as Manhattan Island

Noise and the city - Hong Kong's struggle for quiet

Kenya seizes three tonnes of ivory at port

Outside View: Obama has little choice but to back Egyptian military

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

Japan, China and South Korea account for 84 percent of the macroalgae patents

Bioengineers Use Adhesion to Combine Silicones and Organic Materials

Researchers Build 3-D Structures Out of Liquid Metal

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