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October 28, 2013
EARLY EARTH
Lots of oxygen does not necessarily lead to the evolution of advanced life
Odense, Denmark (SPX) Oct 28, 2013
Any textbook will tell you that oxygen is essential for advanced life to evolve. But why did life not explode when oxygen levels rose dramatically 2.1 billion years ago? This is the big question after a Danish/Swedish/French research team, led by University of Southern Denmark, has shown that the oxygen content 2.1 billion years ago was probably the same as when life exploded 500 million years ago. Oxygen and advanced life are inextricably linked. Some simple organisms like bacteria can survive wi ... read more
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EPIDEMICS

The role of uncertainty in infectious disease modelling
Research by scientists at the University of Liverpool has found that greater consideration of the limitations and uncertainties in infectious disease modelling would improve its usefulness and value ... more
WATER WORLD

Coral chemicals protect against warming oceans
Australian marine scientists have found the first evidence that coral itself may play an important role in regulating local climate. They have discovered that the coral animal-not just its alg ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Pollution debated in Canada's oil fields
U.S. scientists said areas near Canada's oil and gas production zones are heavily polluted and residents suffer elevated levels of different cancers. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

South African 'living stone' plant adapts to extreme conditions in new ways
A unique plant that lives underground uses multiple mechanisms to boost photosynthesis and offers new insights into how plants adapt to extreme conditions, according to new research published Octobe ... more


FARM NEWS

Small changes in ag practices could reduce produce-borne illness
Researchers from Cornell University have identified some agricultural management practices in the field that can either boost or reduce the risk of contamination in produce from two major foodborne ... more
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Uncovering the tricks of nature's ice-seeding bacteria
ke the Marvel Comics superhero Iceman, some bacteria have harnessed frozen water as a weapon. Species such as Pseudomonas syringae have special proteins embedded in their outer membranes that help i ... more
WATER WORLD

Swelling lakes in Hol Xil pose railway threat
Swelling lakes on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, a notable sign of global warming, are threatening the safety of the world's highest railway, according to climate and ecological experts. One flood ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
South Korea urged to build facility for nuclear waste by 2055

Cloaking device hides across continuous range of angles

UO-industry collaboration points to improved nanomaterials

China unveils energy strategy, targets for 2020

Two new baryon particles discovered; aligns with York prediction

Ageing Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home

Apple, Xiaomi trade smartphone barbs in China

FARM NEWS

Veterinary scientists track the origin of a deadly emerging pig virus in US
Veterinary researchers at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech have helped identify the origin and possible evolution of an emerging swine virus with high m ... more
ABOUT US

Hair regeneration method is first to induce new human hair growth
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a hair restoration method that can generate new human hair growth, rather than simply redistribute hair from one part of the sca ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Fukushima workers evacuated as small tsunami hits Japan
Workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant were evacuated when a small tsunami hit Japan after a powerful undersea quake Saturday, highlighting the continued threat to the area devastated by the 2011 quake-tsunami. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Britain braces for worst storm in a decade
Britain was braced on Sunday for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. ... more
WATER WORLD

Japan, Pacific leaders to hold summit near Fukushima
Top leaders from Japan and Pacific island nations will hold a summit in a city near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2015, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Saturday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China policies fuel tensions with US: commission

China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web

'Concerned' Kerry joins troubled Iran nuclear talks

Syrian team, Putin to discuss relaunching peace talks: source

Swedish military gets upgraded radar facilityw/lll

Modernized Russian Tu-160 bomber completes 1st flight

NATO reports 400 intercepts of Russian aircraft in 2014

FLORA AND FAUNA

Surfer loses leg in latest Reunion island shark attack
A 24-year-old surfer was fighting for his life in hospital after a shark bit off his leg off the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion Saturday, authorities said. ... more
INTERN DAILY

President vows to fix flawed Obamacare website
President Barack Obama Saturday acknowledged problems with the rollout of a key health website, adding he had people "working overtime" to fix the glitches that have marred a flagship domestic policy. ... more
WOOD PILE

Working wood locally in Congo basin poses challenge
Countries of Africa's Congo Basin would like to grow richer by making and selling products from their abundant supply of timber, but experts see a path strewn with obstacles. ... more
WOOD PILE
Sandy clean-up 'enormous' one year on

Sandy swallows up New York community

Search to save smallest survivors of Australia fires


WOOD PILE
NASA Laser Communication System Sets Record with Data Transmissions to and from Moon

New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue

Study Finds Natural Compound Can Be Used for 3-D Printing of Medical Implants


WOOD PILE
China creates 50 bln tonnes of rain annually

How climate change affects microbial life below the seafloor

Study tries to anticipate sea-level rise for the next 100 years


WOOD PILE
Greenpeace urges Russia to free activists after piracy charge lifted

Greenpeace activists hit out at detention conditions

Maritime tribunal to hear 'Arctic Sunrise' case on Nov 6

SHAKE AND BLOW

Floods kill 48 in eastern India: report
Torrential rains have claimed as many as 48 lives in eastern India, which this month saw the worst cyclone to hit the country in over a decade, the Press Trust of India reported Saturday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Sandy swallows up New York community
After Hurricane Sandy, many Americans ignored warnings about climate change to rebuild homes in flood zones. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Thousands protest Putin's crackdown in Russia
Several thousand Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday in a new protest at President Vladimir Putin's rule and a judicial crackdown against opponents. ... more
SINO DAILY

Arrested Chinese reporter 'confesses' on state TV
A Chinese journalist arrested over a series of articles criticising a partly state-owned firm appeared on public television Saturday to apologise, with state media saying he admitted the articles were "unverified and false". ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Russia studies construction of its own orbital station

Rosetta continues into its full science phase

NASA Selects Student Teams for High-Powered Rocket Challenge

Researchers Advance 'Quantum Teleportation'

China launches Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite

Swift Probes Exotic Object: Black Hole or Mega Star?

Cosmodrome construction falls behind schedule

ICE WORLD

Greenpeace activists hit out at detention conditions

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Sandy clean-up 'enormous' one year on

EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA satellites help track volcanic ash affecting air travel

WOOD PILE

Gum leaves rich in lil' gold nuggets

WHALES AHOY

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ABOUT US

Long-term memory helps chimpanzees in their search for food

ABOUT US

No known hominin is ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans

FARM NEWS

Outside View: China's ownership of an iconic American food company

SHAKE AND BLOW

Japan mudslide islanders take shelter as new storm looms

DEMOCRACY

'Climate of fear' grips Myanmar's Buddhists and Muslims

Bo Xilai: rise and fall of a political star in China

Researchers show how plants tell the time

New research illustrates Mississippi River's role

How climate change affects microbial life below the seafloor

Vetch cover crop, fertilizer practices recommended for organic zucchini

Clean living is a luxury wild animals can't afford

Carbon cycle models underestimate indirect role of animals

Pirates kidnap two American sailors off Nigeria

Study tries to anticipate sea-level rise for the next 100 years

Maritime tribunal to hear 'Arctic Sunrise' case on Nov 6

Bo saga draws to close as China court upholds life term

HIV has big hiding place, foiling hopes for cure

China media regulator speaks out over reporter's arrest

Philippine earthquake creates miles-long rocky wall

Real wildcatters go to Ethiopia to hunt for oil

Plant used as biodiesel source found to hide poisonous problem

Shifting winds in turbine arrays

Cheap metals can be used to make products from petroleum

Birthing a new breed of materials

Vacuums provide solid ground for new definition of kilogram

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