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August 12, 2013
Deep Earth heat surprise
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 13, 2013
The key to understanding Earth's evolution is to look at how heat is conducted in the deep lower mantle-a region some 400 to 1,800 miles (660 to 2,900 kilometers) below the surface. Researchers at the Carnegie Institution, with colleagues at the University of Illinois, have for the first time been able to experimentally simulate the pressure conditions in this region to measure thermal conductivity using a new measurement technique developed by the collaborators and implemented by the Carnegie team on t ... read more
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The 'genetics of sand' may shed new light on evolutionary process over millions of years
An evolutionary ecologist at the University of Southampton, is using 'grains of sand' to understand more about the process of evolution. Dr Thomas Ezard is using the fossils of microscopic aquatic c ... more

Tahiti: A very hot biodiversity hot spot in the Pacific
A collaborative biological survey that focused on the insects of French Polynesia has resulted in the discovery of over 100 tiny predatory beetle species in Tahiti, 28 of these species newly describ ... more

A new archaeological technique gives insight into the day before death
The day before the child's death was not a pleasant one, because it was not a sudden injury that killed the 10-13 year old child who was buried in the medieval town of Ribe in Denmark 800 years ago. ... more
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Indonesia volcano spews more ash as hundreds evacuated
A volcano on a tiny Indonesian island that erupted at the weekend and killed five people spewed more clouds of red-hot ash on Monday, as hundreds of villagers were evacuated to safety. ... more


Deadly Typhoon Utor strikes Philippines
The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year flattened houses, caused flash floods and triggered landslides in remote towns on Monday, killing at least one person. ... more

Sudan flood victims hits 150,000 and rising: UN
The number of people affected by this month's flooding in Sudan has climbed to around 150,000 and is expected to rise further, the United Nations said on Monday. ... more

Sushi-go-round -- Japan tradition served with technology
With its masters required to hone their skills over decades, sushi in Japan is steeped in tradition. But it is also often a high-tech operation where robotic precision steals the limelight from the chef's knife. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Two-dimensional materials gets a new theory for control of properties

Novel 'converter' heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale

South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

Highly flexible wings tested

AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant

New Delhi shuts power plant in fight against Diwali smog

Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion


Walker's World: Scotland's year of decision
The guns boomed across the moors and mountains of Scotland Monday as "the glorious 12th" opened the season for the shooting of grouse. And the streets of Edinburgh were packed with jugglers, poets and troubadours as tourists flocked to Europe's biggest arts festival. ... more

Norway says no to Apple request to photograph Oslo for 3-D maps
The Norwegian government, citing security concerns, says it has denied a request from Apple to do a 3-D mapping of the capital city of Oslo. ... more

Find indicates Neanderthals capable of making sophisticated bone tools
Neanderthals in Europe may have been the first humans to make a kind of standardized and specialized bone tool still in use today, researchers say. ... more

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China sentences two to death over Xinjiang unrest: Xinhua
A court in China has sentenced two men to death over violent unrest in the ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang that left 21 people dead, state media said Monday. ... more

Record temperature as Japan heatwave takes toll
Broiling temperatures in Japan saw the mercury hit a record 41 degrees Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) on Monday, after at least nine people died from heatstroke over the weekend. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
India welcomes Tillerson call for deeper ties to counter China

Fact or fiction? Doubts over China's 'rising nationalism'

USAF Space Command wargames concludes

NATO ill-prepared for a Russian attack: report

As Islamic State falls, has US missed bigger picture?

NATO states open counter-espionage hub in Poland

Is facial recognition the stuff of sci-fi? Not in China


6.1 magnitude quake in norther Peru: authorities
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook northern Peru Monday, causing alarm but no damage or casualties, authorities said. ... more

Beijing man builds rock villa on top of apartment tower
An eccentric Beijing resident has built a huge house among what looks like a pile of rocks dotted with trees on top of a 26-storey apartment block in the capital, reports said Monday. ... more

Boom in city beekeeping may not help, could hurt Brit honeybee decline
A boom in city beekeeping in Britain may not be the best thing to have happened to the country's honeybee population, exerts say. ... more
Fukushima operator pumps out toxic groundwater

Legacy of 1986 Chernobyl disaster seen in impact on region's forests

Dark tourism brings light to disaster zones

New 'weird' material may be new class of solids, researchers say

Large Area Picosecond Photodetectors push timing envelope

Seeing depth through a single lens

Newly discovered bacterial partnership changes ocean chemistry

Tahiti: A very hot biodiversity hot spot in the Pacific

Greenpeace warns Spain about building on coast

Ice ages only thanks to feedback

Arctic sea-ice loss has widespread effects on wildlife

New records for sea ice loss, greenhouse gas in 2012


Ozone hole might slightly warm planet
A lot of people mix up the ozone hole and global warming, believing the hole is a major cause of the world's increasing average temperature. Scientists, on the other hand, have long attributed a sma ... more

Strangers invade the homes of giant bacteria
Life is not a walk in the park for the world's largest bacteria, that live as soft, noodle-like, white strings on the bottom of the ocean depths. Without being able to fend for themselves, they get ... more

UI researcher finds human activity muddies causes of Texas floods
Periodic flooding in Texas-one the most flood-prone states in the nation-cannot be firmly linked to climate change due to numerous dams and other manmade structures introduced over the years, accord ... more

Psychological adaptation to urbanization, technology reflected in word usage over last 200 years
New research shows that as culture has evolved over the last two centuries - with increasing urbanization, greater reliance on technology, and widespread availability of formal education - so has hu ... more
Space News from
Spacewalkers fix robotic arm in time to grab next cargo ship

Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut

NASA develops and tests new housing for in-orbit science payloads

Orionid meteor shower to peak this weekend

Myanmar to launch own satellite system-2 in 2019: vice president

Mine craft for Mars

NASA awards launch contracts for Landsat 9 and Sentinel-6A


Study questions nature's ability to 'self-correct' climate change


New proto-mammal fossil sheds light on evolution of earliest mammals


Study explores effects of review setting on scientific peer review


NASA satellites used to predict zebra migrations


Egypt group claims militants killed by Israel, Egypt denies


Philippines braces for Typhoon Utor


Sudan floods kill 36: state radio


5.7-magnitude quake hits Tibet: USGS


Philippines works to contain huge diesel spill


Evacuations from Indonesia island after volcano erupts

Big animals crucial for soil fertility: study

Heavy rain casts dark cloud over Mali election

Uruguay's Mujica aims to keep the lid on Communist fervor

Heatwave kills four in Japan

New case of H7N9 bird flu confirmed in China: officials

Flash floods kill 21 near Afghan capital: official

Tonnes of ivory being shipped through Togo port: police

Hundreds of homes deemed unfit after Greek quakes: officials

Popular China bloggers should "promote virtues": official

US probes spike in dolphin deaths off East Coast

Is sous vide cooking safe?

Eavesdropping plants prepare to be attacked

New insights into the 1-in-a-million lightning called 'ball lightning'

A Path to Better MTV-MOFs

France predicts bumper champagne production this year

Britain's panda may be pregnant, says zoo

Greenpeace warns Spain about building on coast

Dead fish after huge oil spill in Philippines

White House, Energy Department call for power grid protection

Building energy management systems a growing earner

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