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September 18, 2013
Indonesian volcano spews towering column of smoke
Karo, Indonesia (AFP) Sept 17, 2013
A volcano in western Indonesia erupted Tuesday for the second time this week, hurling a three-kilometre column of red-hot smoke and ash into the sky and forcing thousands more people to flee their homes. A vast, black cloud hung over Mount Sinabung, on Sumatra island, after it erupted at around midday with a sound like thunder that could be heard for miles around, an AFP reporter at the scene said. White volcanic ash rained down on surrounding villages, blanketing streets, houses and trees, and ... read more
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Earth's wobble "fixes" dinner for marine organisms
The cyclic wobble of the Earth on its axis controls the production of a nutrient essential to the health of the ocean, according to a new study in the journal Nature. The discovery of factors that c ... more

Model of dangerous bee disease in Jersey provides tool in fight against honeybee infections
Scientists at the University of Warwick have modelled an outbreak of the bee infection American foulbrood in Jersey, using a technique which could be applied to other honeybee diseases such as Europ ... more

Cilantro, that favorite salsa ingredient, purifies drinking water
Hints that a favorite ingredient in Mexican, Southeast Asian and other spicy cuisine may be an inexpensive new way of purifying drinking water are on the menu today at the 246th National Meeting and ... more
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Environmental complexity promotes biodiversity
A new study published in the journal American Naturalist helps explain how spatial variation in natural environments helps spur evolution and give rise to biodiversity. The study, led by McGil ... more


Warm Ocean Rapidly Melting Antarctic Ice Shelf from Below
For five years, a scientific expedition tried reaching Pine Island Glacier ice shelf in a remote, wind-ridden corner of Antarctica. The obstacles to get to the ice shelf were extreme, but the scienc ... more
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Andreas and Thomas testing sample returns at sea
ESA astronauts Andreas Mogensen and Thomas Pesquet are in Florida, USA for a five-day underwater adventure to test tools and practise spacewalks as part of the Seatest mission. Andreas will li ... more

Flame cultivation promising as weed control method for cranberry
Cranberries are important agricultural commodities in states such as Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Washington, and Oregon. But cranberry-growing operations are challenged by weeds, which com ... more
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Movement of marine life follows speed and direction of climate change
Scientists expect climate change and warmer oceans to push the fish that people rely on for food and income into new territory. Predictions of where and when species will relocate, however, are base ... more

Tiny plankton could have big impact on climate
As the climate changes and oceans' acidity increases, tiny plankton seem set to succeed. An international team of marine scientists has found that the smallest plankton groups thrive under elevated ... more

Unexpected interaction between ocean currents and bacteria
For the first time, researchers have successfully demonstrated an interaction between ocean currents and bacteria: The unexpected interaction leads to the production of vast amounts of nitrogen gas ... more
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The real reason to worry about bees
Honeybees should be on everyone's worry list, and not because of the risk of a nasty sting, an expert on the health of those beneficial insects said here today at the 246th National Meeting and Expo ... more

Wetlands more cost-effective in nutrient removal, but multiple payments would be of uncertain value
Removing nitrogen from the environment "the natural way" by creating a wetland is a long-term, nutrient-removal solution, more cost effective than upgrading a wastewater treatment plant, but it isn' ... more
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Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


New weapons on the way to battle wicked weeds
A somber picture of the struggle against super-weeds has emerged as scientists described the relentless spread of herbicide-resistant menaces like pigweed and horseweed that shrug off powerful herbi ... more

Study recommends strategies for improved management of fresh market spinach
Throughout California's fertile central coast region, fresh spinach is a high-production, high-value crop. Spinach can be finicky, requiring sufficient nitrogen fertilizer and irrigation to ensure i ... more

Brazil's soybean bonanza hampered by choking ports
Brazil is set to overtake the United States as the world's largest soybean producer but its exporters face a potentially crippling bottleneck - congested ports. ... more
U.N. condemns Australia's treatment of refugees

Senate Democrats eye new gun laws, action unlikely

Japan to boost surveys off Fukushima: report

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

Alstom opens new hydropower industrial site in China

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Warming Antarctic seas likely to impact on krill habitats

Change of Venue for NASA's IceBridge Antarctic Operations

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Sewage treatment removes widely used home and garden insecticides from wastewater
Even though sewage treatment plants are not designed to remove tiny amounts of pesticides, they do an excellent job of dealing with the most widely used family of home and garden insecticides. ... more

Delaying climate policy would triple short-term mitigation costs
Further delay in the implementation of comprehensive international climate policies could substantially increase the short-term costs of climate change mitigation. Global economic growth would ... more

Heavily logged forests still valuable for tropical wildlife
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Research shows denser seagrass beds hold more baby blue crabs
When it comes to nursery habitat, scientists have long known that blue crabs prefer seagrass beds compared to open areas in the same neighborhood. A new study by researchers at the Virginia In ... more
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