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November 08, 2013
SHAKE AND BLOW
One of most intense typhoons ever recorded hits Philippines
Manila (AFP) Nov 08, 2013
One of the most intense typhoons ever recorded tore into the Philippines on Friday, triggering flash floods and ripping down buildings as millions of people huddled indoors. Super Typhoon Haiyan smashed into fishing communities on the central island of Samar, about 600 kilometres southeast of Manila, before dawn on Friday with maximum sustained winds of 315 kilometres (195 miles) an hour. The strength of the wind made it one of the four most powerful typhoons ever recorded in the world, and the ... read more
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WOOD PILE

Carbon storage recovers faster than plant biodiversity in re-growing tropical forests
A new study of re-growing tropical forests has concluded that plant biodiversity takes longer to recover than carbon storage following major disturbances such as clearance for farming. The fin ... more
FARM NEWS

Improved legume technologies can boost entire farming system from the ground up
A pan-African project aimed at improving legume technologies to counter the debilitating impact of low-nitrogen soils on agricultural production is generating higher yields and new income streams fo ... more
INTERN DAILY

Holograms offer hope in fight against malaria
Scientists have developed a 3D filming technique that could help inform research to stem the spread of malaria. Creating moving digital holograms of malaria sperm has given researchers fresh insight ... more
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ICE WORLD

The Arctic ceases to be a 'province'
The conflict around the Arctic is growing, admits the Russian government. In order to secure the country's economic and geopolitical interests in the region Moscow is planning to upgrade the structu ... more


FARM NEWS

Health benefits of wild blueberries abound: Study
Wild blueberries are a rich source of phytochemicals called polyphenols, which have been reported by a growing number of studies to exert a wide array of protective health benefits. A new study by r ... more
The Year In Space
FLORA AND FAUNA

U of M scientists solve major piece in the origin of biological complexity
Scientists have puzzled for centuries over how and why multicellular organisms evolved the almost universal trait of using single cells, such as eggs and sperm, to reproduce. Now researchers l ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Rare New Microbe Found in Two Distant Clean Rooms
A rare, recently discovered microbe that survives on very little to eat has been found in two places on Earth: spacecraft clean rooms in Florida and South America. Microbiologists often do tho ... more
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Fukushima Accident Underscores Need to Act on Nuclear Plant Hazards

SPN Partners With Komeri For 12MW Solar System Atop 14 Facilities

'Comb on a chip' powers new NIST/Caltech atomic clock design

Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets

Organic zeolites

The birth of topological spintronics

WATER WORLD

VC predicts the motion of the ocean
ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Young AO, has just published research that will help you every morning with the surf report. Research led by the Vice-Chancellor will allow oceanographers an ... more
CARBON WORLDS

Re-using rather than emitting CO2 seen as viable commercial practice
Reusing greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from industrial plants to create new products is on the verge of becoming a commercial reality, a U.S. journal reports. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

UN climate talks amid new warnings of dire warming
UN climate talks resume in Warsaw on Monday amid a slew of warnings about a potentially disastrous rise in greenhouse-gas emissions. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Malaysian police arrest tribespeople protesting dam
Malaysian police on Thursday arrested eight tribespeople blocking access to a dam which they say will displace them from their lands, amid increasing protests on Borneo island. ... more
WATER WORLD

Veolia reports sales slip, shares surge
French water and utilities giant Veolia reported results broadly in line with expectations on Thursday, with a 4.0-percent fall of sales in the first nine months of the year. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch

China conducts land-based missile interception test

Lockheed Martin Selected For USAF Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

Nano-sized Chip Sniffs Out Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs

USAF will provide assured access to space

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia firing across border on Ukraine troops: US

FARM NEWS

Researchers slam palm oil initiative as industry meets
Forests are still disappearing and local communities disregarded by palm oil development despite a plan to put the sector on a sustainable footing, researchers warned as an industry gathering kicked off Thursday. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Garbage clogs Madrid streets as street sweepers strike
Rubbish piled up in the gutters of Madrid on Thursday as a strike by street-sweepers facing sackings and salary cuts began to leave its mark on the major tourist destination. ... more
ABOUT US

Scientists tracking Brazilian wildlife find ancient cave paintings
Conservationists tracking wild peccaries in Brazil say they made an unexpected find - ancient cave drawings made thousands of years ago by hunter-gatherers. ... more
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Space technologies boost disaster reduction int'l co-op

How to Manage Nature's Runaway Freight Trains

Uruguay to pull peacekeepers from Haiti: president


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NASA Technologists Embrace Laser Instrument Challenge

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

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VC predicts the motion of the ocean

The nitrogen puzzle in the oceans

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

Dutch plead in court for release of Greenpeace activists

The Arctic ceases to be a 'province'

SINO DAILY

Hong Kong protestors use TV row to channel anger
Hong Kong's decision not to grant a licence to a new TV operator has been met with an uproar that taps into deep mistrust of the government and concern for the city's stagnating popular culture, say analysts. ... more
EPIDEMICS

France okays home tests for HIV
Self-testing HIV kits will go on sale in France next year under a strategy aimed at reducing the spread of the virus causing AIDS, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said on Thursday. ... more
WOOD PILE

Amazon deforestation could trigger droughts in U.S. West
Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, and total deforestation could lead to droughts in the U.S. West, scientists say. ... more
EARLY EARTH

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
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EARLY EARTH

Newly discovered predatory dinosaur 'king of gore' reveals the origins of T. rex

EARLY EARTH

Clay may have been birthplace of life

EARLY EARTH

Volcanic rock probe helps unlock mysteries of how Earth formed

BLUE SKY

It's Like a Party in the Atmosphere!

ICE WORLD

The search for the oldest ice cores

EARLY EARTH

RNA controls splicing during gene expression, further evidence of 'RNA world' origin in modern life

FARM NEWS

China exchange hatches plan for egg futures

DEMOCRACY

Thai PM Yingluck defends amnesty bill

FARM NEWS

Warsaw climate meet must measure rich lands' emissions

FARM NEWS

EU faces decision on GM crop cultivation: Commission

Madrid street-sweepers strike over layoffs

Dutch plead in court for release of Greenpeace activists

Researchers find HIV's 'invisibility cloak'

Greenhouse gas in atmosphere hits new record: UN

UN slams 152 death sentences issued by Bangladesh court

Green groups concerned over Ghana whale deaths mystery

China slaps dumping penalties on pulp imports

Latin American leaders crazy about Twitter

We'll rise or fall on the quality of our soil

Stowaways threaten fisheries in the Arctic

Scientists study 'fishy' behavior to solve an animal locomotion mystery

Rising temperatures challenge Salt Lake City's water supply

The nitrogen puzzle in the oceans

Fugitive eco-activist eyes anti-whale battle from afar

Student deaths stir anger in strife-hit Thai south

First GMO rice to be launched in Philippines in 2016: researchers

New technology can harvest 'lost' energy, create electricity

Lebanon's gas boom-in-waiting goes into deep freeze

Scientists trick algae's biological clock to create valuable compounds

Environmentalists urge scrapping of Borneo coal project

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