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November 07, 2013
Mass evacuations in Philippines ahead of super typhoon
Manila (AFP) Nov 07, 2013
Survivors of a deadly earthquake fled their tent shelters Thursday as mass evacuations got under way in the Philippines ahead of a super typhoon that was strengthening in the Pacific Ocean. Authorities warned Typhoon Haiyan, with wind gusts exceeding 330 kilometres (200 miles) an hour, could cause major damage across a vast area of the central and southern Philippines when it made landfall on Friday. "This is a very dangerous typhoon, local officials know where the vulnerable areas are and have ... read more
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X-rays reveal inner structure of the Earth's ancient magma ocean
Using the world's most brilliant X-ray source, scientists have for the first time peered into molten magma at conditions of the deep Earth mantle. The analysis at DESY's light source PETRA III revea ... more

Newly discovered predatory dinosaur 'king of gore' reveals the origins of T. rex
A remarkable new species of tyrannosaur has been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), southern Utah. The huge carnivore inhabited Laramidia, a landmass formed on the wes ... more

Clay may have been birthplace of life
Clay, a seemingly infertile blend of minerals, might have been the birthplace of life on Earth. Or at least of the complex biochemicals that make life possible, Cornell University biological enginee ... more
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Volcanic rock probe helps unlock mysteries of how Earth formed
New insights gleaned from volcanic rock are helping scientists better understand how our planet evolved billions of years ago. Studies of basalt, the material that forms from cooling lava, are ... more


It's Like a Party in the Atmosphere!
Ever attend a wild party with flashing lights and loud music that snowballs into a dazzling moment worth remembering? That's something like how scientists describe the chain reactions in our atmosph ... more
The Year In Space

The search for the oldest ice cores
How far into the past can ice-core records go? Scientists have now identified regions in Antarctica they say could store information about Earth's climate and greenhouse gases extending as far back ... more

RNA controls splicing during gene expression, further evidence of 'RNA world' origin in modern life
RNA is the key functional component of spliceosomes, molecular machines that control how genes are expressed, report scientists from the University of Chicago online, Nov. 6 in Nature. The discovery ... more
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Powering the next billion devices with Wi-Fi

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Projection mapping sticks visual information on moving, rotating objects

Strange quantum phenomenon achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

ORNL microscopy captures real-time view of evolving fuel cell catalysts

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China exchange hatches plan for egg futures
Recognising that investors should not put all their eggs in one basket, a Chinese commodities exchange is offering a novel futures contract to hedge against risk. ... more

Thai PM Yingluck defends amnesty bill
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has defended publicly a controversial amnesty bill that allows reconciliation for alleged political offenses during and after Thailand's 2006 coup. ... more

Warsaw climate meet must measure rich lands' emissions
Brazil said Wednesday that next week's Warsaw climate change meeting should set itself the task of measuring the damage done by rich countries' greenhouse gas emissions. ... more
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EU faces decision on GM crop cultivation: Commission
European governments must now decide once and for all if they are to block or permit the cultivation of genetically modified crops on the continent, the European Commission said Wednesday. ... more

Madrid street-sweepers strike over layoffs
Madrid's street-sweepers launched an open-ended strike Tuesday against layoffs and pay cuts prompted by the economic crisis, unions said. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

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Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


Dutch plead in court for release of Greenpeace activists
An international maritime court will rule this month whether to order Russia to release 30 crew members of a Greenpeace ship held since mid-September in a high-profile case brought by The Netherlands. ... more

Researchers find HIV's 'invisibility cloak'
Scientists said Wednesday they had found an "invisibility cloak" that allows the AIDS virus to lurk unnoticed in human cells after infection and replicate without triggering the immune system. ... more

Greenhouse gas in atmosphere hits new record: UN
The amount of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere hit a new record high in 2012, continuing an ever-faster rise that is driving climate change, the UN weather agency said Wednesday. ... more
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Uruguay to pull peacekeepers from Haiti: president

NASA Technologists Embrace Laser Instrument Challenge

High Energy Prairie View A and M Interns Collaborate with NASA Goddard on Radiation Effects Research

Breakthrough in study of aluminum should yield new technological advances

The nitrogen puzzle in the oceans

Water mark: Los Angeles fetes 100 years of aqueduct

Toxic river a bane to one in eight Argentines

Search on for oldest antarctic ice in hunt for ancient climate clues

Dutch plead in court for release of Greenpeace activists

Stowaways threaten fisheries in the Arctic


UN slams 152 death sentences issued by Bangladesh court
The United Nations right chief on Wednesday expressed "serious alarm" at death sentences passed by a Bangladesh court on 152 soldiers over the massacre of scores of army officers in 2009. ... more

Green groups concerned over Ghana whale deaths mystery
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China slaps dumping penalties on pulp imports
China will impose punitive measures on certain pulp products from the United States, Canada and Brazil for alleged dumping, it said Wednesday, in the latest trade dispute with foreign partners. ... more

Latin American leaders crazy about Twitter
They make serious statements, blasting US spying or claiming disputed territory. But they get personal too, musing about things like flowers. Among Latin American leaders, Twitter is red-hot. ... more
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Two-degree global warming limit 'ever-more elusive': UN

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China climate negotiator laments 'severe' pollution

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Faroe Islands launches fish fight with EU at WTO

NATO condemns Kosovo election violence

Tropical Storm Sonia weakens after hitting Mexico

Below-ground gas injection linked to Texas quakes

Google boss calls for 'freedom of speech' in China

Guatemala warns pilots of ash plume from volcano

Chinese officials set 1,000 cats loose in forest: reports

Crafting a better enzyme cocktail to turn plants into fuel faster

Wageningen UR innovates in the ultra-low temperature freezing of research material

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New chemistry: Drawing and writing in liquid with light

Myanmar military launches investor charm offensive

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