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September 16, 2013
Science supporting abundant, nourishing food for a growing civilization
Indianapolis IN (SPX) Sep 17, 2013
The diets of people in North America shed almost 1.5 billion pounds of unhealthy saturated and trans fat over the last six years thanks to a new phase in an ongoing agricultural revolution.. In an interview before his keynote address at the 246th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Daniel Kittle, Ph.D., cited the development of healthier foods as one part of the role science has played in supporting the growth of civilization through advances in agricultural tec ... read more
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Plants in space: A novel method for fixing plant tissue samples maximizes time, resources, and data
At work on the International Space Station, researchers studying plant and cell growth in space encountered a challenge. Imaging revealed interesting spaceflight-associated root morphologies. They n ... more

MSU lands first drone
Farmers can now get a birds-eye view ­of their fields - in full HD - thanks to Michigan State University landing its first drone. MSU researchers are using its first unmanned aerial vehicle to help ... more

Carbon farming schemes should consider multiple cobenefits
Carbon markets and related international schemes that allow payments to landholders for planting trees, sometimes called carbon farming, are intended to support sequestration of carbon from the atmo ... more
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'Grassroots action' in livestock feeding to help curb global climate change
In a series of papers to be presented next week, scientists offer new evidence that a potent chemical mechanism operating in the roots of a tropical grass used for livestock feed has enormous potent ... more


Australian tarantula venom contains novel insecticide against agricultural pests
Spider venoms are usually toxic when injected into prey, but a new protein discovered in the venom of Australian tarantulas can also kill prey insects that consume the venom orally. The protei ... more
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UCSB researcher explores relationship between landscape simplification and insecticide use
A new UCSB study that analyzed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Census of Agriculture data spanning two decades (1987-2007) shows that the statistical magnitude, existence, and direction of the ... more

Typhoon hits Japan as Fukushima operator releases water into sea
Typhoon Man-yi hit Japan Monday, leaving three people dead and forcing the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release rainwater with low levels of radiation into the ocean. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A diamond as the steppingstone to new materials, using plasma physics technology

Columbia engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

Rules for superconductivity mirrored in 'excitonic insulator'

Research dispels misconception of superconductivity in niobium compound

U.S. solar power group says it sees headwinds ahead

Bruce Power Contracts Major Industry Suppliers for Steam Generator Replacement Project

Oil-rich Alberta sees momentum for wind energy


Doomed deer freed to feed China's elusive tigers
High in the mountains of northeastern China, conservationists looking to preserve the endangered Amur tiger - the world's largest living feline - are releasing deer into the area for the big cats to kill and eat. ... more

Africa's 'right-on' whale capital
Perched away from the world on the rocky southern tip of Africa, the town of Hermanus rose to global whale-watching renown almost by chance. ... more

Mongolia environmentalists held after shot at parliament: reports
Nine Mongolian environmentalists protesting against legal changes which they say will loosen controls on mining were arrested outside parliament on Monday after one fired a shot, reports and officials said. ... more
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Democrats lose out in Macau elections
Casino bosses and pro-Beijing candidates dominated poll results in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau, with democrats conceding defeat on Monday. ... more

Rare twin storms batter Mexico, 34 dead
Authorities scrambled to rescue people stranded in flooded homes in Mexico's resort of Acapulco Monday after twin storms slammed opposite coasts in a rare one-two punch that has killed 34 people. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program


Death toll from Colorado floods rises to seven
The confirmed death toll from massive floods in the US state of Colorado has risen to seven, while more than 600 people remain unaccounted for, officials said Monday. ... more

Mythical sea creature joins bid to ban bottom trawling
Environmentalists on Monday unveiled unprecedented footage of a legendary sea creature, the giant oarfish, as they stepped up a campaign against bottom trawling. ... more

French milk firm to investigate China corruption claim
French baby formula manufacturer Dumex promised Monday to investigate allegations that its staff bribed Chinese hospital officials to provide its products to newborns. ... more
U.N. condemns Australia's treatment of refugees

Japan to boost surveys off Fukushima: report

Iranian telegraph operator, first to propose earthquake early warning system

Lab-made complexes are "sun sponges"

Physicists pinpoint key property of material that both conducts and insulates

Using x-ray vision to detect unseen gold

Japan seeds clouds to boost Tokyo rain

Deep-ocean carbon sinks

Mythical sea creature joins bid to ban bottom trawling

Warming Antarctic seas likely to impact on krill habitats

Change of Venue for NASA's IceBridge Antarctic Operations

Arctic ice shrinking in volume, too: ESA


Emerging powers chide rich nationsī climate stance
Brazil, China, India and South Africa on Monday chided developed nations for not doing enough to curb greenhouse gases and fund efforts to confront climate change. ... more

Suu Kyi meets Dalai Lama, risking China's ire
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has risked prompting Chinese anger after it was confirmed she had a private meeting with the Dalai Lama on the sidelines of a Prague rights conference, its spokesman said Monday. ... more

Russia to restore Soviet-era naval base in Arctic: Putin
Russia is to reestablish its military presence in the resource-rich Arctic by re-opening a Soviet-era base to patrol the increasingly navigable Northern Sea Route, President Vladimir Putin said Monday. ... more

Gas flaring and household stoves speed Arctic thaw
Gas flaring by the oil industry and smoke from residential burning contributes more black carbon pollution to Arctic than previously thought-potentially speeding the melting of Arctic sea ice and co ... more
Space News from
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NASA uses AI to uncover eighth planet circling distant star

Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel with Artificial Intelligence

No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers

RS-25 Engine Test is Giant Step for 3-D Printing

NanoRacks Integrates Largest New Shepard Payload Manifest to Date


Jurassic jaws: How ancient crocodiles flourished during the age of the dinosaurs


Hottest days in some parts of Europe have warmed 4 times more than the global average


Next generation sequencing reveals absence of DNA in sub fossilized insects


Micro-gels from tiny Arctic and Antarctic ice algae play an important role in polar ocean carbon budgets


Pacific humpback whale abundance higher in British Columbia


An unprecedented threat to Peru's cloud forests


Climate Change May Speed Up Forests' Life Cycles


Researchers identify ancient ancestor of tulip tree line


Surprising underwater-sounds: Humpback whales also spend their winter in Antarctica


Ants turn unwelcome lodgers into a useful standing army

Rainfall in South Pacific Was More Variable Before 20th Century

Egypt journalist faces military court over 'lies'

Hurricane, tropical storm combine to kill 19 in Mexico

Colorado floods leave 500 unaccounted for

Britain "not relevant" in political reform: Hong Kong chief

Costa Concordia salvage operation to go ahead

Mexico evacuates 5,000 ahead of Hurricane Ingrid

NASA sends drones to track hurricanes' secrets

Colorado floods leave hundreds unaccounted for

Thousands flee as volcano erupts on Indonesia's Sumatra

Taiwan sets up first turtle sanctuary after second major haul

Death toll in Colorado floods rises to four

Two tropical storms flank Mexico's coasts

Findings in Middle East suggest early human routes into Europe

Dalai Lama says China's Tibet policy now 'more realistic'

Twitter emerges as indispensable political tool

'Terminator' polymer that regenerates itself

Renewable Energy to Represent One-Fifth of the Global Installed Capacity by 2030

WELTEC BIOPOWER Develops Green Energy in France

AREVA wins a contract for a cogeneration power plant in France

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