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August 15, 2013
WATER WORLD
Baby corals pass the acid test
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Aug 15, 2013
Corals can survive the early stages of their development even under the tough conditions that rising carbon emissions will impose on them says a new study from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. Globally, ocean acidification due to the burning of fossil fuels remains a major concern and scientists say it could have severe consequences for the health of adult corals, however, the evidence for negative effects on the early life stages of corals is less clear cut. Dr Andrew Ba ... read more
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Neandertals made the first specialized bone tools in Europe
Two research teams from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and the University of Leiden in the Netherlands have jointly reported the discovery of Neandertal ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Ecosystems change long before species are lost
Communities in nature are likely to be a lot more sensitive to change than previously thought, according to a new study at Rice University. The study, which appears this week in Nature Communi ... more
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Scientists have found new evidence to show how early humans migrated into Europe
Humans originated in Africa. But what route did they take as they began to disperse around the world 60,000 years ago? A new professor at the University of Huddersfield has played a key role in find ... more
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FARM NEWS

Highest winter losses in recent years for honey bees in Scotland
A survey, run by Strathclyde academics on behalf of the Scottish Beekeepers' Association, indicated 31.3 per cent of managed honey bee colonies in Scotland failed to survive last winter - almost dou ... more


FLORA AND FAUNA

Study suggests apes can learn to swim and dive like humans
Researchers say they have obtained the first video-based observation of swimming and diving by apes, a behavior previously thought distinct to humans. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Following marine oil leakage, Thailand tightens regulations
The Thai government is tightening environmental regulations in the wake of last month's massive oil spill. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Khartoum's roadside refugees call for help after floods
It looks as if an earthquake, not a flood, hit the Khartoum district of Sharq ElNeel. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Boosting the Force of Empty Space

Fukushima Accident Underscores Need to Act on Nuclear Plant Hazards

SPN Partners With Komeri For 12MW Solar System Atop 14 Facilities

'Comb on a chip' powers new NIST/Caltech atomic clock design

Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets

Organic zeolites

The birth of topological spintronics

WEATHER REPORT

Too late to stop extreme heat waves: study
Climate change will trigger harsher and more frequent heat waves in the next 30 years regardless of the amount of Earth-warming carbon dioxide we emit, a study said Thursday. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate change seen behind ancient civilizations' fall
A cold, dry spell that lasted hundreds of years may have driven the collapse of Eastern Mediterranean civilizations in the 13th century BC, researchers in France said Wednesday. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Over six tonnes of rare live pangolins found in Vietnam
Vietnamese customs officials said Wednesday they had found more than six tonnes of live protected pangolins inside a shipping container sent from Indonesia. ... more

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FLORA AND FAUNA

New baby panda born at Vienna zoo
The Vienna zoo on Thursday made a birth announcement: Yang Yang and her mate Long Hui are the proud parents of another baby panda, the third one born of natural conception. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Russian rescued after days lost on Indonesia volcano
A Russian hiker was found safe and well on Thursday five days after going missing while trekking on Indonesia's most active volcano, an official said. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch

China conducts land-based missile interception test

Lockheed Martin Selected For USAF Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

Nano-sized Chip Sniffs Out Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs

USAF will provide assured access to space

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia firing across border on Ukraine troops: US

DEMOCRACY

Egypt's ElBaradei: liberal with 'troubled conscience'
Mohamed ElBaradei, who resigned from his post as vice president in Egypt's military-backed interim government in protest at Wednesday's bloodshed, is a respected former UN nuclear watchdog chief. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Typhoon death toll rises to eight in Philippines
The confirmed death toll from Typhoon Utor rose to eight in the Philippines Thursday as the storm swept across southern China, where thousands had fled its path. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Cargo ship sinks as Typhoon Utor hits Hong Kong
A 190-metre-long cargo ship sank off Hong Kong Wednesday in a strong typhoon that whipped up towering waves and forced much of the city to shut down, after killing six in the Philippines. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Protesters blast Russia's undocumented immigrants detention camps

Fukushima operator pumps out toxic groundwater

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


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Space station astronauts to be provided with 3-D printer to make parts

Bubbles are the new lenses for nanoscale light beams

New insights into the polymer mystique for conducting charges


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Newly discovered bacterial partnership changes ocean chemistry

Baby corals pass the acid test

Study finds novel worm community affecting methane release in ocean


SHAKE AND BLOW
Ice ages only thanks to feedback

Greenpeace challenges Rosneft vessel in Arctic waters

Melting water's lubricating effect on glaciers has only 'minor' role in future sea-level rise

EARTH OBSERVATION

Thai villagers mistake Google worker for government snoop
Thai villagers on Wednesday apologised for mistaking a Google worker for a government snoop as he carried out mapping for the Internet giant's "Street View" programme in a remote area. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Protesters blast Russia's undocumented immigrants detention camps
Russian human rights activists picketed immigration service offices in St. Petersburg this week, protesting the holding of migrant workers in detention camps. ... more
ABOUT US

Facebook boosts connections, not happiness: study
People who use Facebook may feel more connected, but less happy. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

New Zealand quake city opens cardboard cathedral
Christchurch's cardboard cathedral officially opens on Thursday, replacing the neo-Gothic structure destroyed in a 2011 earthquake that killed 185 people in New Zealand's second largest city. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
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Sierra Nevada Completes Major Dream Chaser NASA CCiCap Milestone

Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

Emirates paves way for Middle East space program with mission to Mars

SINO DAILY

China in a pickle over migration statistics

FARM NEWS

Fonterra executive resigns after milk scare

SINO DAILY

China removes top judge in Bo-linked case

FLORA AND FAUNA

Invasive ants said a more serious global threat than thought

ICE WORLD

Melting water's lubricating effect on glaciers has only 'minor' role in future sea-level rise

BLUE SKY

Seasonal CO2 range expanding as more is added to Earth's atmosphere

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Scientists look into Earth's "Deep Time" to predict future effects of climate change

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate benefit for cutting soot, methane smaller than previous estimates

ICE WORLD

Greenland ice is melting - also from below

WATER WORLD

Study finds novel worm community affecting methane release in ocean

Brain's flexible hub network helps humans adapt

Taking a 360-degree View of Water

Simulating flow from volcanoes and oil spills

Newly discovered bacterial partnership changes ocean chemistry

China issues guidelines to prevent wrong court judgements

Philippine rescuers race to help typhoon-hit towns

Typhoon Utor brings gales to Hong Kong on way to China

Hackers attack exiled Tibet government website

Poachers shoot dead rhino in Kenyan capital park

Philippine refiner claims responsibility for diesel spill

Floods in Nepal kill seven

Russian missing on Indonesian volcano

New Zealand PM to make milk scare apology in China

Japan tsunami ship to be scrapped

New H7N9 bird flu death confirmed in China: hospital

Greenpeace challenges Rosneft vessel in Arctic waters

Peru captures Sendero Luminoso's No. 2 man: 'Comrade Alipio'

Officials encouraged by growing numbers of endangered primate in China

Low-temperature combustion enables cleaner, more efficient engines

ORNL finding goes beyond surface of oxide films

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