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August 07, 2013
FLORA AND FAUNA
Researchers dismantle bacteria's war machinery
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 07, 2013
This is a veritable mechanics of aggression on the nanoscale. Certain bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, have the ability to deploy tiny darts. This biological weapon kills the host cell by piercing the membrane. Researchers at EPFL have dismantled, piece by piece, this intriguing little machine and found an assembly of proteins that, in unfolding at the right time, takes the form of a spur. Published in Nature Chemical Biology, this discovery offers new insight into the fight against path ... read more
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TECH SPACE

Discovery could lead to end of sunburn pain
The painful, red skin that comes from too much time in the sun is caused by a molecule abundant in the skin's epidermis, a new study shows. Blocking this molecule, called TRPV4, greatly protec ... more
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Cool heads likely won't prevail in a hotter, wetter world
Should climate change trigger the upsurge in heat and rainfall that scientists predict, people may face a threat just as perilous and volatile as extreme weather - each other. Researchers from ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate change occurring 10 times faster than at any time in past 65 million years
The planet is undergoing one of the largest changes in climate since the dinosaurs went extinct. But what might be even more troubling for humans, plants and animals is the speed of the change. Stan ... more
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WATER WORLD

Scientists uncover secrets of starfish's bizarre feeding mechanism
Scientists have identified a molecule that enables starfish to carry out one of the most remarkable forms of feeding in the natural world. A starfish feeds by first extending its stomach out o ... more


WATER WORLD

New Insight on Vulnerability of Public-Supply Wells to Contamination
Key factors have been identified that help determine the vulnerability of public-supply wells to contamination. A new USGS report describes these factors, providing insight into which contaminants i ... more
OZONE NEWS

Ozone-protection treaty had climate benefits
The global treaty that headed off destruction of earth's protective ozone layer has also prevented major disruption of global rainfall patterns, even though that was not a motivation for the treaty, ... more
INTERN DAILY

As climate, disease links become clearer, study highlights need to forecast future shifts
Climate change is affecting the spread of infectious diseases worldwide, according to an international team of leading disease ecologists, with serious impacts to human health and biodiversity conse ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Physicists teleport photon over 15 miles

New research suggests China's CO2 output is almost twice U.S.'s

BYU electric car sets new E1 land speed record at 204 mph

Japan minister attempts to convince public on nuclear

Energy companies remain committed to Scotland

RWE Innogy gets new British wind energy running

Larry Ellison releases helm of mighty Oracle ship

WATER WORLD

Global investigation reveals true scale of ocean warming
Warming oceans are causing marine species to change breeding times and shift homes with expected substantial consequences for the broader marine landscape, according to a new global study. The ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Future warming: Issues of magnitude and pace
Researchers reviewed the likelihood of continued changes to the terrestrial climate, including an analysis of a collection of 27 climate models. If emissions of heat-trapping gases continue along th ... more
WATER WORLD

Seafood Menus Reflect Long-term Ocean Changes
The colorful restaurant menus that thousands of tourists bring home as souvenirs from Hawaii hold more than happy memories of island vacations; they contain valuable data that are helping a trio of ... more

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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate strongly affects human conflict and violence worldwide
Shifts in climate are strongly linked to human violence around the world, with even relatively minor departures from normal temperature or rainfall substantially increasing the risk of conflict in a ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Looking to the past to predict the future of climate change
Climate changes how species interact with one another-and not just today. Scientists are studying trends from fossil records to understand how climate change impacted the world in the ancient past a ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
AFSPC Commander advocates defending space superiority

IBC Advanced Alloys Delivers First UAS Components for Analysis

Exosuit Aims to Prevent Injury in Warfighters

Jihadists in social network cross-hairs

NATO says Russian forces 'still inside Ukraine'

Watch: MQ-4C Triton UAV flies cross-country for new testing

Indonesia names four foreigners as terror suspects

FLORA AND FAUNA

Diamonds and Gold Let Scientists Measure Temperate Inside Living Cells
How do you take the temperature of a cell? The familiar thermometer from a doctor's office is slightly too big considering the average human skin cell is only 30 millionths of a meter wide. Bu ... more
WATER WORLD

Scientists discover key to easing aquaculture's reliance on wild-caught fish
For the first time scientists have been able to develop a completely vegetarian diet that works for marine fish raised in aquaculture, the key to making aquaculture a sustainable industry as the wor ... more
WATER WORLD

Veolia says profits down to a trickle, shares sparkle
French utilities group Veolia Environnement reported Monday a six-month profits slump owing to provisions and warned that its activities in China were slowing, but its shares climbed as it held onto targets to cut costs and debt. ... more
WATER WORLD
Dark tourism brings light to disaster zones

Papua New Guinea opposition challenges asylum deal

Sandy's offspring: baby boom nine months after storm


WATER WORLD
New Ways To Create Gradients For Molecular Interactions

Alphasat deploys its giant reflector in orbit

Hardness in depth at nano scales


WATER WORLD
Seafood Menus Reflect Long-term Ocean Changes

Deep sea mining to transform Cook Islands' economy?

Veolia says profits down to a trickle, shares sparkle


WATER WORLD
New records for sea ice loss, greenhouse gas in 2012

Santa's workshop not flooded - but lots of melting in the Arctic

New knowledge about permafrost improving climate models

SINO DAILY

Tibetan exile burns himself to death in Nepal
A Tibetan exile died after setting himself ablaze at a Buddhist monument in Nepal Tuesday in an apparent protest against Chinese rule over Tibet, a police official said. ... more
FARM NEWS

World's first test-tube burger tasted in London
Scientists unveiled the world's first lab-grown beef burger in London on Monday, frying it in a little oil and butter and serving it to volunteers in what they hope is the start of a food revolution. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Sudan floods kill 11, affect almost 100,000: UN
Heavy rains and flash floods in Khartoum and other parts of Sudan have killed 11 people and affected almost 100,000 in the past week, the United Nations said on Tuesday. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Australia dissolves Parliament ahead of September election
A 19-gun salute Monday signaled Australia's House of Representatives was dissolved and the official start of electioneering began for polling day Sept. 7. ... more
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SpaceX cargo ship blasts off toward space station

Analyst: US to Finish Human Space Launcher by 2018 at Best

Russia Plans to Boost Space Monitoring Capability by 2018

ICE WORLD

New records for sea ice loss, greenhouse gas in 2012

SHAKE AND BLOW

Planned skyscrapers in Hollywood may have earthquake fault beneath

FARM NEWS

New Zealand takes charge of Fonterra milk scare response

SHAKE AND BLOW

Henriette becomes hurricane but moves away from Mexico

SINO DAILY

China young adults getting fatter: report

FARM NEWS

Fonterra CEO sorry for milk scare, denies cover-up

DEMOCRACY

Turkey court sentences ex-army chief to life in mass coup trial

WATER WORLD

Deep sea mining to transform Cook Islands' economy?

EPIDEMICS

Brazilian scientists to test AIDS vaccine on monkeys

WOOD PILE

Could planting trees in the desert mitigate climate change

Sediment trapped behind dams makes for methane hot spots

Team develops more accurate model of climate change impact on soil

Robots Strike Fear in the Hearts of Fish

Decoding material fluxes in the tropical ocean

Chinese distrust mounts after Fonterra milk scare

'Evolution will punish you if you're selfish and mean'

3D Sim Tech Helps Train Surgical Residents

New Zealand PM accuses milk scare firm of 'staggering' delay

Pakistan warns of more rain after flood deaths hit 45

Sri Lanka steps up security as protest toll rises

New Zealand's 'clean' green' image hurt by milk scare

Wall Street Journal's Chinese version blocked in China

Veolia says profits down to a trickle, shares sparkle

Shrinking glaciers won't affect South Asia water availability: study

Wasps being used to fight tree disease

Roots breakthrough for drought-resistant rice

Polish city braces for more farmers' protests over low prices

Turkey court to deliver ruling in high-profile coup trial

Egypt army chief met Islamists over crisis: spokesman

CU-Boulder team develops new water splitting technique that could produce hydrogen fuel

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