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October 03, 2013
FLORA AND FAUNA
Biochar quiets microbes, including some plant pathogens
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 03, 2013
In the first study of its kind, Rice University scientists have used synthetic biology to study how a popular soil amendment called "biochar" can interfere with the chemical signals that some microbes use to communicate. The class of compounds studied includes those used by some plant pathogens to coordinate their attacks. Biochar is charcoal that is produced - typically from waste wood, manure or leaves - for use as a soil additive. Studies have found biochar can improve both the nutrient- and wa ... read more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

How much of thallium pollutants will be released to environment by utilizing minerals?
A recent research has explored the environmental exposure and flux of thallium to the environment; and it provides the foundations for theoretical calculation to control Tl pollution by utilizing of ... more
FARM NEWS

Farmers need help to plow through new food safety regulations
Agricultural extension educators should take a flexible approach in teaching farmers about the changing landscape of food safety regulations, according to Penn State researchers. "We should tr ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate change: Fast out of the gate, slow to the finish the gate
A great deal of research has focused on the amount of global warming resulting from increased greenhouse gas concentrations. But there has been relatively little study of the pace of the change foll ... more
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EARLY EARTH

New fossils push the origin of flowering plants back by 100 million years to the early Triassic
Drilling cores from Switzerland have revealed the oldest known fossils of the direct ancestors of flowering plants. These beautifully preserved 240-million-year-old pollen grains are evidence that f ... more


WOOD PILE

ForWarn follows rapidly changing forest conditions
U.S. Forest Service and partner scientists are keeping a watchful eye on forest health. As fall colors replace the lush greenness of spring and summer, researchers recognize telltale signs of change ... more
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ICE WORLD

Traces of immense prehistoric ice sheets: the climate history of the Arctic Ocean needs to be rewritten
Geologists and geophysicists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), discovered traces of large ice sheets from the Pleistocene on a seamount off the n ... more
FARM NEWS

Protecting the weedy and wild kin of globally important crops
Over the past few decades, crop breeders have increasingly relied on the wild and weedy relatives of domesticated crops as new sources of disease resistance, drought tolerance, and other traits. But ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Thin film produces new chemistry in 'nanoreactor'

A path to brighter images and more efficient LCD displays

An alternative to 'Turing Test'

Giving LEDs a cozy, warm glow

Jordan says able to export uranium by 2020

China's new 'Great Wall' not so great

Moscow working to save oil face

EARLY EARTH

Fossils push flowering plants back to early Triassic
Flowering plants evolved from extinct plants related to conifers, ginkgos, cycads, and seed ferns. The oldest known fossils from flowering plants are pollen grains. These are small, robust and numer ... more
FARM NEWS

Understanding soil nitrogen management using synchrotron technology
As food security becomes an increasingly important global issue, scientists are looking for the best way to maintain the organic matter in soils using different methods of fertilization and crop rot ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

SUNRISE Offers New Insight on Sun's Atmosphere
Three months after the flight of the solar observatory Sunrise - carried aloft by a NASA scientific balloon in early June 2013 - scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in ... more
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SOLAR SCIENCE

Lunar orbiters discover source of space weather near Earth
Solar storms - powerful eruptions of solar material and magnetic fields into interplanetary space - can cause what is known as "space weather" near Earth, resulting in hazards that range from interf ... more
PILLAGING PIRATES

US authorities shut Silk Road website, arrest owner
US authorities said Wednesday that they have busted an online black market for drugs, hitmen, hacker tools and more, arresting the suspected mastermind of a nefarious bazaar called Silk Road. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Signs N.Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats

China's Xi wraps up Pacific talks with Fiji aid boost

Sudan rebels claim raids on Blue Nile army bases

China defence minister brushes off fears over military growth

World powers discuss extending Iran deal deadline

Albania opens Hoxha's top secret Cold War nuclear bunker to public

Lockheed advancing technologies for U.S. Navy

DEMOCRACY

Bangladeshi court sentences BNP politician to death
A war crimes court in Bangladesh has sentenced an opposition MP to death for his part in murder and genocide during the 1971 war of independence. ... more
WHALES AHOY

Norwegian whale hunters satisfied with increased catch
Norwegian whale hunters announced a big increase in their annual catch Wednesday but it remained less than half the limit set by the government. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Kenya makes rare arrest of soldier for ivory possession
Kenyan wildlife officials arrested an army officer on Wednesday for possession of elephant ivory in a rare crackdown on a fellow government employee. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
China launches satellite to monitor natural disaster

Satellite flood maps reach crisis teams via Internet

US banks $584 mln in Egypt aid for safe-keeping


FLORA AND FAUNA
How to make ceramics that bend without breaking

Paradigm shift: Need something in space? Print it, don't ship it

Bright, laser-based lighting devices


FLORA AND FAUNA
Future sea level rises should not restrict new island formation in the Maldives

Malaysia pays $133 mn after delays to troubled dam

Dams provide resilience to Columbia from climate change impacts


FLORA AND FAUNA
The deep Greenland Sea is warming faster than the World Ocean

Warming hits Greenland's caribou

Russia to charge Greenpeace activists with piracy: report

SINO DAILY

Chen vows to fight China 'threat' from new platform
Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese activist who dramatically escaped house arrest, said Wednesday he would speak out more boldly against Beijing's "threat" to humanity as he took positions at three US groups. ... more
WOOD PILE

Wildlife face 'Armageddon' as forests shrink
Species living in rainforest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than was previously thought, says an international team of scientists. In a study spanning two decades, the researchers w ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Scientists tag Indonesian volcano as source of 13th century eruption
Scientists say they've identified an Indonesian volcano responsible for a huge 13th century eruption that may have caused climate cooling and failed harvests. ... more
ABOUT US

Ancient sagas show Vikings more social, less warlike
Age-old Icelandic sagas describe complex social networks that challenge the stereotypical image of Vikings as unworldly, violent savages, scientists say. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Expedition 42 Trio Launches on Time to Station

Unravelling the mystery of gamma-ray bursts

It's filamentary: How galaxies evolve in the cosmic web

How to estimate the magnetic field of an exoplanet?

The riddle of the missing stars

Sun's rotating 'magnet' pulls lightning towards UK

NASA's SMAP May Clarify Link from Wet Soil to Weather

ICE WORLD

Russia to charge Greenpeace activists with piracy: report

SHAKE AND BLOW

Pakistan quake death toll rises to 376

TECTONICS

200,000-year history of continental shelf from Okinawa Trough deep-sea core

FLORA AND FAUNA

How plants respond to the changing environment in geological time periods

WATER WORLD

Dams provide resilience to Columbia from climate change impacts

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Satellite flood maps reach crisis teams via Internet

FROTH AND BUBBLE

New data show agricultural anabolic steroids regenerate in aquatic ecosystems

SHAKE AND BLOW

Five dead as Typhoon Wutip batters Vietnam

FARM NEWS

Japanese fast-food chain to farm in Fukushima

FLORA AND FAUNA

Cameras capture Sumatran rhino in Indonesian Borneo

China's Xi due in Indonesia on first Southeast Asia trip

US banks $584 mln in Egypt aid for safe-keeping

China's e-cigarette inventor fights for financial rewards

China chides its 'unruly' tourists

Warming hits Greenland's caribou

Malaysia pays $133 mn after delays to troubled dam

South Atlantic fish resources at risk from warmer climate

Reconstruction for the eastern Mediterranean temps based on tree rings

Tick tock: Marine animals with at least two clocks

Sustainable livestock production is possible

Research reveals bottom feeding of tagged humpback whales

First step to reduce plant need for nitrogen fertilizer uncovered

Typhoon hits Vietnam after leaving dozens missing

Australia and Indonesia hold conciliatory discussions

Tropical Storm Jerry forms in Atlantic

Indonesia, EU seal pact to stop illegal timber exports

Seeing the forest and the trees

'Waviness' explains why carbon nanotube forests have low stiffness

Improving Lithium-Ion Batteries with Nanoscale Research Between UC San Diego and The National Labs

Solving ethanol's corrosion problem may help speed the biofuel to market

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