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August 19, 2013
Antarctic ice core sheds new light on how the last ice age ended
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 19, 2013
Analysis of an ice core taken by the National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide drilling project reveals that warming in Antarctica began about 22,000 years ago, a few thousand years earlier than suggested by previous records. This timing shows that West Antarctica did not "wait for a cue" from the Northern Hemisphere to start warming, as scientists had previously supposed. For more than a century scientists have known that Earth's ice ages are caused by ... read more
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Extreme weather, climate and the carbon cycle
Extreme weather and climate events like storms, heavy precipitation and droughts and heat waves prevent the update of 3 giga-tonnes of carbon by the global vegetation. A team of scientists under the ... more

Even for cows, less can be more
With little research on how nutrition affects reproductive performance in dairy cows, it is generally believed that a cow needs a higher energy intake before calving. Research by University of Illin ... more

Successful deployment of an autonomous deep-sea explorer to search for new forms of microbial life
Scientists are reporting "a significant step forward" in proving the feasibility of launching fleets of autonomous robots that search Earth's deep oceans for exotic new life forms. Their descr ... more
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Researchers discover protein that helps plants tolerate drought, flooding, other stresses
A team including Dartmouth researchers has uncovered a protein that plays a vital role in how plant roots use water and nutrients, a key step in improving the production and quality of crops and bio ... more


Improving Understanding of Snowball Earth
During vast ice ages millions of years ago, sheets of glaciers stretched from the poles almost to the equator, covering the Earth in a frozen skin. Conditions on the "snowball Earth," as scientists ... more
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Soil biodiversity crucial to future land management and response to climate change
Research by scientists at The University of Manchester and Lancaster shows maintaining healthy soil biodiversity can play an important role in optimising land management programmes to reap benefits ... more

MRSA strain in humans originally came from cattle
A strain of bacteria that causes skin and soft tissue infections in humans originally came from cattle, according to a study to be published in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American S ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Court deals setback to South Africa's nuclear ambitions

Study offers new theoretical approach to describing non-equilibrium phase transitions

First-ever direct observation of chiral currents in quantum Hall atomic simulation

Graphene withstands high pressure, may aid in desalination

Indian Space Agency Comes Up With an App Indicating Solar Power Potential

UCI physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

Light can improve perovskite solar cell performance


Infectious diseases and climate change intersect with no simple answers
Climate change is already affecting the spread of infectious diseases--and human health and biodiversity worldwide--according to disease ecologists reporting research results in this week's issue of ... more

Research effort dates oldest known petroglyphs in North America
A new high-tech analysis led by a University of Colorado Boulder researcher shows the oldest known petroglyphs in North America, which are cut into several boulders in western Nevada, date to at lea ... more

Chinese tycoon still hopes to sign Icelandic land deal
A Chinese property tycoon who wants to build a resort in the Icelandic wilderness still hopes to clinch a deal with authorities in Reykjavik despite two failed attempts, his representative said Friday. ... more
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Powerful quake jolts major New Zealand cities
A powerful earthquake rattled major cities across New Zealand on Friday, sending terrified office workers fleeing as central Wellington shook "like jelly", but authorities reported no major damage. ... more

More floods expected in Sudan after 53 die
More flooding is expected in Sudan, the country's chief weather forecaster warned on Thursday, after severe rains have killed 53 people and affected about 200,000. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Northrop to integrate missile countermeasure systems for Air Force, Navy

Lockheed flies long-range endurance test flights of Fury unmanned aircraft

China convicts US woman held for 'spying'

US missile system in S.Korea operational soon: US admiral

U.S. Air Force test-launches antiballistic missile from California

N.Korea's Kim must come to 'his senses': US admiral

'All on me:' US admiral takes blame in carrier to N.Korea fiasco


Tajik President Emomali Rahmon sees country's future in hydropower
Resource poor, water-rich Tajikistan sees hydropower as a future asset. ... more

Coastal cities face rising risk of flood losses: study
The world's 136 largest coastal cities could risk combined annual losses of $1 trillion (750 billion euros) from floods by 2050 unless they drastically raise their defences, a study warned Sunday. ... more

Scientists plan to probe 'plumbing' of Mount St. Helens volcano
A study in Washington is intended to develop a better understanding of how the state's Mount St. Helens gets its supply of volcanic magma, researchers say. ... more
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

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

Advancing resistive memory to improve portable electronics

ORNL superconducting wire yields unprecedented performance

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon sees country's future in hydropower

Baby corals pass the acid test

Tahiti: A very hot biodiversity hot spot in the Pacific

Improving Understanding of Snowball Earth

Antarctic ice core sheds new light on how the last ice age ended

Chinese tycoon still hopes to sign Icelandic land deal


Study contradicts concept of 'left brain,' 'right-brain' personalities
University of Utah scientists say their research suggests the popular conception of "right-brain," "left-brain" personality types has no basis in science. ... more

Russian floods close Trans-Siberian railway
Russian Railways on Thursday closed a section of the legendary Trans-Siberian railway because if serious flooding, potentially delaying a train en route from Moscow to the far eastern city of Vladivostok. ... more

Iraq backs Egypt crackdown on Morsi supporters
Iraq's premier backed the Egyptian military crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in a statement Sunday, the latest Arab leader to back the operation. ... more

Chinese super-rat roamed Earth 160 million years ago
A fossil of the oldest known ancestor of modern rats - an agile creature that could climb, burrow and eat just about anything - has been unearthed in China, scientists said Thursday. ... more
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Canadian railway refuses to pay for disaster clean-up


Bo Xilai trial to begin on Thursday: China state media


Nepal steps up poultry cull to combat bird flu


Argentine political wrangling worsens after primary poll results


Baby corals pass the acid test


Neandertals made the first specialized bone tools in Europe


Ecosystems change long before species are lost


Scientists have found new evidence to show how early humans migrated into Europe


Highest winter losses in recent years for honey bees in Scotland


Study suggests apes can learn to swim and dive like humans

Following marine oil leakage, Thailand tightens regulations

Khartoum's roadside refugees call for help after floods

Too late to stop extreme heat waves: study

Climate change seen behind ancient civilizations' fall

Over six tonnes of rare live pangolins found in Vietnam

New baby panda born at Vienna zoo

Russian rescued after days lost on Indonesia volcano

Egypt's ElBaradei: liberal with 'troubled conscience'

Typhoon death toll rises to eight in Philippines

Cargo ship sinks as Typhoon Utor hits Hong Kong

Thai villagers mistake Google worker for government snoop

Protesters blast Russia's undocumented immigrants detention camps

Facebook boosts connections, not happiness: study

New Zealand quake city opens cardboard cathedral

China in a pickle over migration statistics

Fonterra executive resigns after milk scare

China removes top judge in Bo-linked case

A new approach assembles big structures from small interlocking pieces

New possibilities for efficient biofuel production

Electrochemical step towards a better hydrogen storage

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