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January 02, 2014
ICE WORLD
Antarctic rescue bid back on as Chinese helicopter flies in
Sydney, Australia (AFP) Jan 02, 2014
The helicopter from the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long has just arrived to check out the ice helipad that will be used to evacuate passengers from the ice bound Akademik Shokalskiy. Prof Chris Turney said via Twitter that "It's great to see them and hear about all the hard work the Australian Antarctic Division's icebreaker (the Aurora australis) has been doing on our behalf." According to Turney "the helicopter team seem happy and we just heard it is 100% certain the first of four AAE teams is off in the hour." ... read more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Competition in a rough neighborhood: Plant success in a desert environment
Many people think of deserts as inhospitable places devoid of life, but numerous plants and animals have adapted to this harsh environment, where they often compete for limited resources. In desert ... more
FARM NEWS

To grow or to defend: How plants decide
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ABOUT US

Finnish research team reveals how emotions are mapped in the body
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SHAKE AND BLOW

19,000 Indonesians flee erupting volcano
More than 19,000 people have been displaced by a volcano in Indonesia that has been erupting for months and shot lava into the air nine times overnight, an official said Tuesday. ... more


WATER WORLD

Los Angeles likely to score driest year since record-keeping began
Los Angeles is on track to set a dry-weather record, with the year looking to end up the driest since official record-keeping started in 1877, experts say. ... more
The Year In Space
WOOD PILE

Indonesia struggles to clean up corrupt forestry sector
Deep in the forests of Borneo island, workmen from an Indonesian timber company fell a tree with a chainsaw, stick a red tag with a serial number onto it and attach a corresponding stub to the stump. ... more
EPIDEMICS

Hundreds monitored in Taiwan after bird flu case
Taiwanese authorities are monitoring hundreds of people who may have had contact with a mainland Chinese tourist infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, officials said Wednesday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

Choreography of an electron pair

Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors

Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars

SINO DAILY

Chinese officials set corpse ablaze in cremation row
Officials in a Chinese village dug up and set fire to a man's corpse after his family ignored their demand that he be cremated rather than buried, state media reported Tuesday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Strong cyclone hits western Australia
A powerful cyclone lashed Australia's resources-rich west coast Tuesday, bringing torrential rain and gales that ripped up trees and roofs and closed major global iron ore operations. ... more
BLUE SKY

Cloud mystery solved: Global temperatures to rise at least 4C by 2100
Global average temperatures will rise at least 4C by 2100 and potentially more than 8C by 2200 if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced according to new research published in Nature. Scientists f ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

6.6 magnitude Pacific quake, no tsunami threat: US geologists
A powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Wednesday off the coast of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, but US geologists said it was too deep to cause a tsunami. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Elephant put down after attacking tourists in S.Africa
An elephant was put down in South Africa's Kruger National Park after it attacked and overturned a vehicle, ripping open a British woman's thigh with its tusk, the park said Tuesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt

SINO DAILY

Thousands rally on New Year's Day for Hong Kong democracy
Thousands marched in Hong Kong Wednesday to demand a greater say in choosing their future leaders, expressing fears China will limit long-awaited political reforms, but turnout fell short of expectations. ... more
WATER WORLD

World's biggest fish market set for new home
As most of Tokyo sleeps, men in rubber boots haggle over tuna in the cavernous halls of Tsukiji market. ... more
WATER WORLD

Major reductions in seafloor marine life from climate change by 2100
A new study quantifies for the first time future losses in deep-sea marine life, using advanced climate models. Results show that even the most remote deep-sea ecosystems are not safe from the impac ... more
WATER WORLD
Iran vows to restore glory of quake-hit Bam citadel

Hundreds of corpses unburied after Philippine typhoon

Brazil vows better flood alert systems


WATER WORLD
Solitons in a crystal

Resistance makes waves

Throwing out the textbook: Salt surprises chemists


WATER WORLD
Los Angeles likely to score driest year since record-keeping began

Major reductions in seafloor marine life from climate change by 2100

World's biggest fish market set for new home


WATER WORLD
Electric-Blue Clouds Appear over Antarctica

5,000 polar bears expected to be born around New Year's

Final amnestied foreign Greenpeace activist leaves Russia

ICE WORLD

Isolation in Russia jail was 'very hard': Greenpeace activist
A Greenpeace activist who was jailed in Russia over an Arctic protest said after returning to Switzerland that solitary confinement was "very hard" but that he did not regret joining the protest. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Morocco begins emptying beached oil tanker
Morocco has launched an operation to empty an oil tanker that ran aground during a storm near the southern port of Tan Tan with 5,000 tonnes of fuel on board, an official said. ... more
ICE WORLD

Scientists surprised to discover anemones living under antarctic ice
A species of sea anemone found on the underside of Antarctica's ice sheets is the only marine animal known to live embedded in ice, U.S. researchers say. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Poll: Fewer Republicans, more Democrats say they believe in evolution
Fewer U.S. Republicans believe in evolution now than five years ago, with a Pew Research poll finding an 11 percentage point drop. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
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UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

DARPA developing first-ever maneuverable bullet

SINO DAILY

Chinese director blames tradition for breaking one-child rule

FLORA AND FAUNA

Major upsurge in Tanzania elephant poaching: official

SHAKE AND BLOW

Powerful cyclone bears down on western Australia

EPIDEMICS

Bird flu subtype re-emerges in Hong Kong: official

SHAKE AND BLOW

Flood displaces 18,000 in Indonesia

SHAKE AND BLOW

Thousands evacuated as El Salvador volcano spews ashes

WOOD PILE

Mangrove forests march up Florida coast as killing frosts decrease

WOOD PILE

With few hard frosts, tropical mangroves push north

WOOD PILE

Field trial with lignin modified poplars shows potential for bio-based economy

ICE WORLD

Anxious wait for stranded Antarctic ship

Final amnestied foreign Greenpeace activist leaves Russia

5,000 polar bears expected to be born around New Year's

Genetic discovery points the way to much bigger yields in tomato, other flowering food plants

500 local Chinese lawmakers resign in fraud scandal

Debate erupts over plans to harvest burned timber in California

Extinction risk prompts ban on fishing for caviar-producing sturgeon

China eases one-child policy, abolishes labour camps

Hundreds of corpses unburied after Philippine typhoon

Hong Kong in quest for youth as ageing population looms

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The fate of the eels

Lightning kills eight church goers in Malawi

Iran vows to restore glory of quake-hit Bam citadel

British PM confronted by angry flood victim

Brazil vows better flood alert systems

Texting may be good for your health

Modern caterpillars feed at higher temperatures in response to climate change

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China manufacturing index slips in December: govt

Saudi royal firm to file complaint against France's EDF

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