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How rice twice became a crop and twice became a weed - and what it means for the future
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The evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould once asked whether the living world would be different "if the tape were played twice." If there were a duplicate Earth evolving quietly beside ours, would we observe the emergence of creatures like ourselves and of plants and animals familiar to us, or would the cast of characters be entirely different? It's an intriguing question. So far replicate Earths are in short supply, but cases of parallel evolution (the same trait evolving independently ... read more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

The best defense against catastrophic storms: Mother Nature, say Stanford researchers
Extreme weather, sea level rise and degraded coastal systems are placing people and property at greater risk along the coast. Natural habitats such as dunes and reefs are critical to protecting mill ... more
WOOD PILE

80 percent of Malaysian Borneo degraded by logging
A study published in the July 17, issue of the journal PLOS ONE found that more than 80% of tropical forests in Malaysian Borneo have been heavily impacted by logging. The Malaysian states of ... more
WATER WORLD

First atlas on oceanic plankton
In an international collaborative project, scientists have recorded the times, places and concentrations of oceanic plankton occurrences worldwide. Their data has been collected in a global atlas th ... more
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WATER WORLD

European fish stocks poised for recovery
The results of a major international effort to assess the status of dozens of European fish stocks find that many of those stocks in the northeast Atlantic are being fished sustainably today and tha ... more


FARM NEWS

Avocado farmers face unique foe in fungal-farming beetle
Beetles with unusual "green thumbs" for growing fungi are threatening avocado crops and could transform into a more destructive pest, according to an international team of researchers. Ambrosi ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Plant-eating dinosaurs replaced teeth often, carried spares
Some of the largest herbivorous dinosaurs replaced their teeth at a rate of approximately one tooth every 1-2 months to compensate for tooth wear from crunching up plants, according to research publ ... more
WATER WORLD

Australia pledges more cash for reef starfish battle
Australia pledged another Aus$5 million (US$4.6 million) to the fight against a predatory starfish devastating the iconic Great Barrier Reef Thursday, revealing 100,000 of the creatures had been wiped out so far. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Researchers find way to turn sawdust into gasoline

North Dakota reviews oil train safety measures

Blu-ray disc can be used to improve solar cell performance

China: successful commissioning of Taishan EPR reactors full-scope simulator

Iran Negotiations, OPEC Meeting Loom For Oil Markets

How the hummingbird achieves its aerobatic feats

Single-atom layers that snap together like Lego

WATER WORLD

Raw sewage makes summer swimming hazardous in New York
New Yorkers and tourists tempted to cool off during the current heatwave by plunging into the Hudson River have been warned: it's never been more dangerous. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

India pays a high economic price for pollution: study
The annual cost of environmental degradation in India is about $80 billion, or 5.7 percent of the country's gross domestic product, says a new report by the World Bank. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Rain no dampener for New Zealand cardboard cathedral
Sections of an innovative New Zealand cathedral being made from cardboard have gone soggy in the rain, but the project will still be completed next month, the Anglican Church said Friday. ... more

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FARM NEWS

Monsanto gives up on new GM crops in EU
Faced with widespread concerns in Europe over its genetically modified foods, US agro-chemicals giant Monsanto said Thursday it was giving up on plans to grow new GM crops in the EU, which has held up approval for years. ... more
WOOD PILE

Deforestation spikes in Brazil over last year: group
Deforestation has soared in the Brazilian Amazon since a new forestry code was passed last year at the urging of the agribusiness lobby, a non-profit environmental group said Thursday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China ships pay first post-Japan summit visit to disputed isles

Russia studies construction of its own orbital station

Stealthy spy software snooping for years: Symantec

China Military Advance in South China Sea to Test US Outreach

Ukraine's NATO hopes still a long way off

Iran won't be brought to knees on nuclear issue: Khamenei

France delays warship delivery to Russia 'until further notice'

WEATHER REPORT

Offguard Britain swelters in summer heatwave
Britain was sweltering Thursday in its first prolonged heatwave in seven years as the deputy prime minister warned the country was simply "not ready for this". ... more
FIRE STORM

Palm Springs wildfire sparks evacuation order
Some 6,000 residents have been ordered to evacuate in the face of a raging wildfire near Palm Springs in California, officials said Thursday. ... more
EPIDEMICS

Huge viruses may open 'Pandora's' box: French study
These viruses are so big they might just be your ancestors. ... more
EPIDEMICS
NASA, International Space Agencies Note Benefits of Space Station during Disasters on Earth

Rain no dampener for New Zealand cardboard cathedral

The best defense against catastrophic storms: Mother Nature, say Stanford researchers


EPIDEMICS
Homemade 3D guns in US stir more buzz than bang

ASC Signal Doubles Mission Capabilities Across Its Satellite Antenna Line

Earth's gold may have been born in cataclysmic cosmic collisions


EPIDEMICS
Raw sewage makes summer swimming hazardous in New York

European fish stocks poised for recovery

First atlas on oceanic plankton


EPIDEMICS
Australia, N.Z. vow to press on with Antarctic plans

Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciation

Russia blocks bid for Antarctic sanctuary: NGOs

SHAKE AND BLOW

Moderate earthquake rattles New Zealand capital
A 5.3-magnitude earthquake rocked Wellington on Friday, officials said, sending office workers scrambling for cover as tower blocks swayed but no damage was reported. ... more
INTERN DAILY

China bars GSK executive from leaving amid bribery probe
Chinese authorities have barred the British finance director of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in China from leaving the country, the company said Thursday as it faces a bribery probe. ... more
SINO DAILY

Japan paper's social media accounts 'blocked in China'
One of Japan's biggest newspapers said Thursday its social media accounts have been deleted in China, amid a bitter territorial dispute between the two countries. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Long-forgotten seawall protected New Jersey homes from Sandy
Picture two residential beach communities on the New Jersey shore: Bay Head and Mantoloking, which sit side-by-side in Ocean County on a narrow barrier island that separates the Atlantic Ocean and B ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
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NASA Seeks Comments on Possible Airship Challenge

"Ferrari of space' yields best map of ocean currents

Rapidly Freezing Saltwater Could Provide Spark of Life on Icy Worlds

Within Rover's Reach at Mars Target Area 'Alexander Hills'

Young Volcanoes on the Moon

NASA's Webb Telescope Mirror Tripod in Action

FLORA AND FAUNA

New research shows that temperature influences tropical flowering

ICE WORLD

Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciation

WATER WORLD

Scientists outline long-term sea-level rise in response to warming of planet

FLORA AND FAUNA

Genetic secrets of the world's toughest little bird

SOLAR SCIENCE

Heliophysics Nugget: How To Share Sun Observations With the World

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Researchers estimate over two million deaths annually from air pollution

SOLAR SCIENCE

Solar tsunami used to measure Sun's magnetic field

EARTH OBSERVATION

e2v and Astrium sign contract for imaging sensors to equip the Sentinel 4 satellite

FLORA AND FAUNA

Phytoplankton social mixers

CLONE AGE

Steering stem cells with magnets

Researchers step closer to custom-building new blood vessels

NASA Technology May Breathe Life, Safety Into Mines

Scientists say earthquake could wake Mount Fuji from 300-year slumber

Alibaba's Ma draws ire over Tiananmen comments

Pollution costs India $80 bn a year: World Bank

Xinhua journalist accuses China official of 'huge graft'

Egypt in turmoil faces looming food crisis

Heatwave alert in Britain after freezing spring

Indonesia set to ratify haze treaty by early 2014

EU hails China's commitment to climate change

China detains lawyer in 'crackdown' on activists

China's richest man says wealth gap not a priority

Australia, N.Z. vow to press on with Antarctic plans

Thirsty Jordan inaugurates huge water project

Changing Atmosphere Affects How Much Water Trees Need

A new alien-like species discovered off California

Jill Tarter and the Long Search

Unusual material expands dramatically under pressure

Milikelvins drive droplet evaporation

Graphene 'onion rings' have delicious potential

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