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December 28, 2013
ICE WORLD
Rescue of stranded Antarctic ship stalls
Sydney (AFP) Dec 28, 2013
A Chinese icebreaker has failed to break through thick ice to free a ship carrying scientists and tourists stranded off Antarctica, forcing Australian authorities to look at other rescue options Saturday. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), which is coordinating the rescue of the Russian passenger ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, said the icebreaker came within six-and-a-half nautical miles of the ship but had to stop. "The Chinese vessel unfortunately encountered some heavy ice that it ... read more
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ICE WORLD

No regrets say Greenpeace Arctic activists after UK return
Five British Greenpeace activists arrived home in defiant mood on Friday after Russia granted them an amnesty to halt their prosecution for protesting against oil drilling in the Arctic. ... more
SINO DAILY

China formally abolishes labour camps: state media
China's top legislative committee on Saturday formally abolished the country's "re-education through labour" camps and approved a loosening of its one-child policy, state media reported. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Iran vows to restore glory of quake-hit Bam citadel
A senior Iranian official said Thursday that the ancient citadel of Bam, destroyed by an earthquake a decade ago, will again be a major tourist attraction by 2016, media reported. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

British PM confronted by angry flood victim
Prime Minister David Cameron was on Friday confronted by an angry victim of the floods and storms that have blighted Christmas celebrations for thousands of people in Britain. ... more


SINO DAILY

China eases one-child policy, abolishes labour camps
China's top legislative committee formally approved a loosening of the country's hugely controversial one-child policy on Saturday and abolished "re-education through labour" camps, state media reported. ... more
The Year In Space
FARM NEWS

Extinction risk prompts ban on fishing for caviar-producing sturgeon
Russia and other countries bordering the Caspian Sea say they've agreed to stop fishing black-caviar-producing sturgeon because the fish is close to extinction. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Brazil vows better flood alert systems
President Dilma Rousseff on Friday vowed to improve warning systems after touring flood-hit areas of southeast Brazil where 40 people have died following torrential rains. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Belgium seeks to push back closure of two nuclear plants

Oil spill closes Enbridge line in Saskatchewan

Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name

BOC Aviation adds two more Boeing jets to earlier order spree

WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row

Nature fires back at EIA shale gas critique

Apple co-founder Wozniak skeptical on smartwatches, Google Glass

FLORA AND FAUNA

'Be different or die' does not drive evolution
A new study has found that species living together are not forced to evolve differently to avoid competing with each other, challenging a theory that has held since Darwin's Origin of Species. ... more
ABOUT US

Brain connections may explain why girls mature faster
Newcastle University scientists have discovered that as the brain re-organises connections throughout our life, the process begins earlier in girls which may explain why they mature faster during th ... more
WOOD PILE

Telecoupling science shows China's forest sustainability packs global impact
As China increases its forests, a Michigan State University (MSU) sustainability scholar proposes a new way to answer the question: if a tree doesn't fall in China, can you hear it elsewhere in the ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Some plants may not adapt quickly to future climate change
Using the largest dated evolutionary tree of flowering plants ever assembled, a new study suggests how plants developed traits to withstand low temperatures, with implications that human-induced cli ... more
FARM NEWS

Corn pest decline may save farmers money
Populations of European corn borer (ECB), a major corn crop pest , have declined significantly in the eastern United States, according to Penn State researchers. The decline suggests that the use of ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon

ICE WORLD

Greenland ice stores liquid water year-round
Researchers at the University of Utah have discovered a new aquifer in the Greenland Ice Sheet that holds liquid water all year long in the otherwise perpetually frozen winter landscape. The aquifer ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Study offers clues to how plants evolved to cope with cold
Researchers have found new clues to how plants evolved to withstand wintry weather. In a study to appear in the December 22 issue of the journal Nature, the team constructed an evolutionary tree of ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Scientists anticipated size and location of 2012 Costa Rica earthquake
Scientists using GPS to study changes in the Earth's shape accurately forecasted the size and location of the magnitude 7.6 Nicoya earthquake that occurred in 2012 in Costa Rica. The Nicoya Pe ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Christmas in mud as rain pelts Philippine disaster zone

Defiant Philippine typhoon survivors welcome Christmas

Iran vows to restore glory of quake-hit Bam citadel


SHAKE AND BLOW
Laser Demonstration Reveals Bright Future for Space Communication

Salty surprise -- ordinary table salt turns into 'forbidden' forms

Scientific data lost at alarming rate


SHAKE AND BLOW
Deepwater Horizon NRDA study shows possible oil impact on dolphins

Saving Fiji's coral reefs linked to forest conservation upstream

Drought and climate change: An uncertain future?


SHAKE AND BLOW
Enormous Aquifer Discovered Under Greenland Ice Sheet

China to build two new Antarctic bases: state media

No regrets say Greenpeace Arctic activists after UK return

FLORA AND FAUNA

DNA of storied plant provides insight into the evolution of flowering plants
The newly sequenced genome of the Amborella plant addresses Darwin's "abominable mystery" - the question of why flowers suddenly proliferated on Earth millions of years ago. The genome sequence she ... more
SINO DAILY

Quiet end and uncertain future for expelled Chinese professor
Dismissed from Peking University, outspoken professor Xia Yeliang's 13 year tenure at China's most prestigious educational institution ended without fanfare, surrounded by a handful of students in a tiny, out-of-the-way fifth-floor classroom. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Indonesian volcano may erupt again, keep evacuees from returning home
Seismic activity suggests one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia may erupt again, keeping evacuees from returning home, officials say. ... more
ICE WORLD

No regrets say Greenpeace Arctic activists after UK return
Five British Greenpeace activists arrived home in defiant mood on Friday after Russia granted them an amnesty to halt their prosecution for protesting against oil drilling in the Arctic. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Pussy Riot says wants Putin out, Khodorkovsky in power

SHAKE AND BLOW

Volcanic formation conjoins existing Japan island

EPIDEMICS

Hong Kong reports first H7N9 death

SHAKE AND BLOW

At least 44 dead in Brazil's flooding and landslides

SINO DAILY

China marks Mao's birth with noodles and red songs

ICE WORLD

China icebreaker heads to science ship trapped off Antarctica

INTERN DAILY

The first cancer operation room with a navigator is created

FARM NEWS

Deciphering the secret of the sugar beet

SHAKE AND BLOW

A decade on, Iran's quake-hit Bam eyes new era

FARM NEWS

Researcher says extensive use of antibiotics in agriculture creating public health crisis

Evolutionary timetree reveals traits that permit survival in cold climates

Disaster warning systems could prevent another Tsunami devastation event

Russia closes first case against Greenpeace activists

Defiant Philippine typhoon survivors welcome Christmas

Vaccine fears in China after hepatitis B scare

Christmas in mud as rain pelts Philippine disaster zone

Indonesia builds sanctuary to save world's rarest rhino

China smugglers dig tunnel into Hong Kong: media

Storms batter Britain, France, disrupting travel, power

Brazil leader overflies flood-hit region

China to formalise reforms to one-child policy, labour camps

China vice police minister sacked: Communist Party

China to mark birth of divisive leader Mao

Third Turkey minister steps down, calls on PM to resign over graft probe: TV

Scientists identify 'runaway' heat effect spreading earthquakes

Big data project reveals where carbon-stocking projects in Africa provide the greatest benefits

Electric-Blue Clouds Appear over Antarctica

Virginia Tech research overturns assumption about mercury in the Arctic

Malaria drug target raises hopes for new treatments

Greek economic crisis leads to air pollution crisis

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