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October 08, 2013
Unlocking Biology With Math
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 09, 2013
Scientists at USC have created a mathematical model that explains and predicts the biological process that creates antibody diversity - the phenomenon that keeps us healthy by generating robust immune systems through hypermutation. The work is a collaboration between Myron Goodman, professor of biological sciences and chemistry at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; and Chi Mak, professor of chemistry at USC Dornsife. "To me, it was the holy grail," Goodman said. "We can ... read more
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Stress a key factor in causing bee colonies to fail
Scientists from Royal Holloway University have found that when bees are exposed to low levels of neonicotinoid pesticides - which do not directly kill bees - their behaviour changes and they stop wo ... more

Plastic waste is a hazard for subalpine lakes too
Many subalpine lakes may look beautiful and even pristine, but new evidence suggests they may also be contaminated with potentially hazardous plastics. Researchers say those tiny microplastics are l ... more

Scientists unlock secret of cattle ticks' resistance to pesticide
have discovered how a tick which transmits devastating diseases to cattle has developed resistance to one of the main pesticides used to kill it. Approximately 80% of cattle around the world, ... more
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How one Transportation Business Survived Hurricane Sandy
In a year-long case study of a major American transportation company, researchers at The Ohio State University have uncovered the strategies that helped the company maintain safety and meet customer ... more


Death of a spruce tree
Examining a long-lived forest, researchers have found that Black Spruce trees, which dominate the northern forests of North America, succumb about five years after being weakened by environmental st ... more
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Giant channels discovered beneath Antarctic ice shelf
Scientists have discovered huge ice channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica. At 250 metres high, the channels are almost as tall as the Eiffel tower and stretch hundreds of kilometres al ... more

Improving water security with blue, green, and gray water
Agriculture is one of the most insatiable consumers of dwindling water resources around the world. And food production will need to increase by about 70% over the next 35 years to meet the needs of ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Two-dimensional materials gets a new theory for control of properties

Novel 'converter' heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale

South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

Highly flexible wings tested

AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant

New Delhi shuts power plant in fight against Diwali smog

Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion


Bt sweet corn can reduce insecticide use
Since 1996, corn containing a gene that allows it to create a protein that is toxic to certain insects, yet safe for human consumption, has been grown in the United States. However, most of this "Bt ... more

3-D printed microscopic cages confine bacteria in tiny zoos for the study of infections
By caging bacteria in microscopic houses, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin are studying how communities of bacteria, such as those found in the human gut and lungs, interact and devel ... more

Extrusive volcanism formed the Hawaiian Islands
A recent study by researchers at the University of Hawaii - Manoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) and the University of Rhode Island (URI) changes the understanding of ... more
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Early spring warming has greatest effect on breaking bud
The timing of the first leaves on trees and plants can make or break an agricultural season. Too early, and the leaves might be blasted by the last frost. Too late and they miss out on maximizing th ... more

NMSU and NMDA work together to boost organic farming
When the organic program began in 1991, New Mexico certified $5,000 worth of organic produce. By 2011 the state certified $61 million in organic crops. "Organic farming is increasing every yea ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
India welcomes Tillerson call for deeper ties to counter China

Fact or fiction? Doubts over China's 'rising nationalism'

USAF Space Command wargames concludes

NATO ill-prepared for a Russian attack: report

As Islamic State falls, has US missed bigger picture?

NATO states open counter-espionage hub in Poland

Is facial recognition the stuff of sci-fi? Not in China


Japan asks WTO to intervene on S.Korean atomic fish ban
Japan has asked the World Trade Organisation to step into a row over Seoul's import ban on fish caught in waters near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said Tuesday. ... more

11 dead as rains lash central, southern Philippines
Heavy rain and floods have left 11 dead in the central and southern Philippine islands, including in a city still reeling from deadly guerrilla attacks, civil defence officials said Tuesday. ... more

Indonesia to boost patrols against people smugglers
Indonesia will deploy its navy's latest maritime patrol aircraft to monitor people smuggling activity along southern coastal areas. ... more
Indonesia to boost patrols against people smugglers

Satellite flood maps reach crisis teams via Internet

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

Ultrasound system gives virtual feeling of objects in mid-air

Himawari and Mitsubishi Electric Complete Facilities For Weather Satellite Ops

Lockheed Martin Powers on First GOES-R Weather Satellite

Improving water security with blue, green, and gray water

Plastic waste is a hazard for subalpine lakes too

UN chief Ban says world must tackle water waste

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

Giant channels discovered beneath Antarctic ice shelf

Arctic shipping route may take 20 years, Maersk CEO: FT


UN chief Ban says world must tackle water waste
The world needs to combat water waste, United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon said Tuesday as he warned of growing water scarcity in years to come. ... more

What evolved first -- a dexterous hand or an agile foot?
Resolving a long-standing mystery in human evolution, new research from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute indicates that early hominids developed finger dexterity and tool use ability before the dev ... more

Researchers use climate model to better understand electricity in the air
Electrical currents born from thunderstorms are able to flow through the atmosphere and around the globe, causing a detectable electrification of the air even in places with no thunderstorm activity ... more

How the detergent of the atmosphere is regenerated
Hydroxyl (OH) radicals - known as the detergent of the atmosphere - decompose isoprene in the air. This leads to the creation of new OH radicals, which are then able to purify the air of other pollu ... more
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Spacewalkers fix robotic arm in time to grab next cargo ship

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NASA develops and tests new housing for in-orbit science payloads

Orionid meteor shower to peak this weekend

Myanmar to launch own satellite system-2 in 2019: vice president

Mine craft for Mars

NASA awards launch contracts for Landsat 9 and Sentinel-6A


Early mammal varieties declined as evolution of flowering plants took off


Climate puzzle over origins of life on Earth


Exceptional fossil fish reveals new evolutionary mechanism for body elongation


Typhoon Fitow slams into China, kills five


China is 'polluting' Mt. Fuji: Japan study


Somali pirate suspects deny 'attack' on Spanish anti-pirate ship: court


Disabled Chinese activist freed from jail


Brazil environment icon to decide on presidential bid


Floods add misery after Philippine Muslim rebel siege


Africa's most biodiverse area endangered by UK oil firm: WWF

Dutch fishermen give vanishing eels new lease of life

Japan dolphin-killing town to open marine park

'Minamata' mercury treaty conference kicks off in Japan

Russia again cites tainted meat imports from Poland

Council of Europe attacks genetic procedure

Arctic shipping route may take 20 years, Maersk CEO: FT

Argentina taking Uruguay to world court over pulp mill, again

Toxic metal selenium and diesel fumes baffle bees

Water high in Earth's atmosphere said source of climate warming

'Killer hornets' leave 42 dead in China: Xinhua

U.S. seismologist calls for national warning system for earthquakes

Europe's top court rejects Inuit appeal against seal fur ban

Disaster officials warn New Orleans, Gulf coast over storm Karen

Koalas in danger as Aussie temperatures soar: study

Scientists warn of 'deadly trio' risk to ailing oceans

Pacific's Palau mulls drone patrols to monitor waters

Berlusconi inches toward political eclipse

Einstein's genius put down to 'well-connected' brain halves

Genetics helps identify hunted, and poorly known, whale species

Largest ice mass in California's Yosemite park melting, disappearing

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