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October 04, 2013
Toxic metal selenium and diesel fumes baffle bees
Paris (AFP) Oct 03, 2013
Diesel exhaust fumes alter the flowery smells that guide bees when they forage, potentially sending them off course and putting the food-growing industry at risk, a study said Thursday. Honeybees rely heavily on their sense of smell to locate flowers from which they harvest life-giving nectar - transferring pollen grains from one bloom to another in the process. The new research shows that diesel exhaust fumes from cars, tractors or power generators can chemically alter the smell of flowers an ... read more
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Water high in Earth's atmosphere said source of climate warming
Water vapor in Earth's stratosphere contributes to warmer temperatures and likely played an important role in the evolution of Earth's climate, researchers say. ... more

'Killer hornets' leave 42 dead in China: Xinhua
Swarms of hornets have killed 42 people in northwestern China in recent months, state media said Thursday, as temperatures rise and development drives the stinging insects into cities. ... more

U.S. seismologist calls for national warning system for earthquakes
An eminent U.S. seismologist is urging the installation of a national early warning system to alert people to an impending earthquake. ... more
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Europe's top court rejects Inuit appeal against seal fur ban
Europe's top court on Thursday rejected an appeal by Inuit seal hunters and fur traders against an EU ban on products derived from the Arctic animals. ... more


Disaster officials warn New Orleans, Gulf coast over storm Karen
Authorities on the Gulf Coast told residents Thursday to brace for a hit from Tropical Storm Karen, set to become the first named system to strike the United States this year. ... more
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Koalas in danger as Aussie temperatures soar: study
Australia's native koala could face a wipeout from increasing temperatures unless "urgent" action is taken to plant trees for shelter as well as eucalypts to eat, a study found Thursday. ... more

Scientists warn of 'deadly trio' risk to ailing oceans
Marine scientists warned Thursday that our oceans are declining more rapidly than previously thought - becoming ever warmer and more acidic and losing oxygen at an alarming rate. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Software enables robots to be controlled in virtual reality

Laser-boron fusion now 'leading contender' for energy

Scientists develop new mode of energy generation from bituminous coal

Sustainable dams - are they possible

Britain seeks closer ties to China's Belt and Road

Single-photon detector can count to 4

Discovery sets new world standard in nano generators


Pacific's Palau mulls drone patrols to monitor waters
The tiny Pacific nation of Palau says it hopes to use drone patrols to deter illegal fishermen from using its vast territorial waters in what officials believe is a world-first use for the technology. ... more

Genetics helps identify hunted, and poorly known, whale species
A genetic study of a species of whales sometimes targeted by Japan's scientific whaling program could aid management strategies for the animals, scientists say. ... more

Largest ice mass in California's Yosemite park melting, disappearing
The largest ice mass in Yosemite, a glacier that is the California park's key source of water, is melting fast and could be gone in 20 years, scientists say. ... more
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Paraguay comes in from the cold after post-coup isolation
Paraguay is emerging stronger from diplomatic isolation, slapped on the landlocked country by Latin American neighbors after a June 2012 congressional impeachment ousted former President Fernando Lugo. ... more

Hotpots and snake blood: Asia's libido-boosting foods
Holding aloft a half-metre long horse penis, chef Xiao Shan confidently declares it "the most delicious" of the ingredients in a Chinese hotpot of male genitalia, one of many supposed Asian remedies to boost the libido. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Revealed: the Pentagon's secret UFO-hunting program

NATO urges Russia to respond to US missile concerns

N.Korea must 'earn its way back to table,' Tillerson tells UN

China sidesteps blame over S. Korean journalist's beating

US envoy says 'real dialogue' needed with N. Korea

Mattis emphasizes diplomacy in dealing with Iran

N. Korea 'agent' charged with WMD sale plot in Australia


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

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 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
Satellite flood maps reach crisis teams via Internet

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

China launches satellite to monitor natural disaster

Lockheed Martin Powers on First GOES-R Weather Satellite

How to make ceramics that bend without breaking

Bright, laser-based lighting devices

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

Malaysia pays $133 mn after delays to troubled dam

Scientists warn of 'deadly trio' risk to ailing oceans

The deep Greenland Sea is warming faster than the World Ocean

Traces of immense prehistoric ice sheets: the climate history of the Arctic Ocean needs to be rewritten

Warming hits Greenland's caribou


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

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

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

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
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2 rookie astronauts, and cosmonaut blast off to ISS

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

SpaceX resupply truck Dragon on route to ISS for space research delivery

Opportunity Comes to a Fork in the Road

Thales Alenia Space signs 3 contracts for NASA's deep space exploration

Initial results and data from observations of 'Oumuamua

Planting oxygen ensures a breath of fresh air


SUNRISE Offers New Insight on Sun's Atmosphere


Lunar orbiters discover source of space weather near Earth


US authorities shut Silk Road website, arrest owner


Bangladeshi court sentences BNP politician to death


Norwegian whale hunters satisfied with increased catch


Kenya makes rare arrest of soldier for ivory possession


Chen vows to fight China 'threat' from new platform


Wildlife face 'Armageddon' as forests shrink


Scientists tag Indonesian volcano as source of 13th century eruption


Ancient sagas show Vikings more social, less warlike

Russia to charge Greenpeace activists with piracy: report

Pakistan quake death toll rises to 376

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

How plants respond to the changing environment in geological time periods

Dams provide resilience to Columbia from climate change impacts

Satellite flood maps reach crisis teams via Internet

New data show agricultural anabolic steroids regenerate in aquatic ecosystems

Five dead as Typhoon Wutip batters Vietnam

Japanese fast-food chain to farm in Fukushima

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

Japan nuclear regulator berates Fukushima operator

AEA's tactic: If you can't win, delay

Russia charges all 30 Greenpeace activists with piracy

Bangladesh breaks ground for first nuclear power plant

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