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April 08, 2014
TECTONICS
Hot mantle drives elevation, volcanism along mid-ocean ridges
Providence RI (SPX) Apr 08, 2014
Scientists have shown that temperature differences deep within Earth's mantle control the elevation and volcanic activity along mid-ocean ridges, the colossal mountain ranges that line the ocean floor. The findings, published April 4 in the journal Science, shed new light on how temperature in the depths of the mantle influences the contours of the Earth's crust. Mid-ocean ridges form at the boundaries between tectonic plates, circling the globe like seams on a baseball. As the plates move apart, ... read more
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WATER WORLD

Not so dirty: Methane fuels life in pristine chalk rivers
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found that naturally high concentrations of the greenhouse gas methane contributes to energy production in chalk rivers, in a new study published ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

New risk factors for avalanche trigger revealed
The amount of snow needed to trigger an avalanche in the Himalayans can be up to four times smaller than in the Alps, according to a new model from a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of ... more
FARM NEWS

Taking action to deliver agriculture growth, jobs, food security in face of climate change
The influential Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released this week, concluded that climate change is already damaging food production and increasing food prices, and will ha ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate change forces flower festival forward a month since 1960s
Organisers of flower festivals are being forced to adapt to increasingly early first blooming dates in spring, according to a study by a Coventry University academic which is shortly due to be publi ... more


FLORA AND FAUNA

Saving plants from cyanide with carbon dioxide
The scientific world is one step closer to understanding how nature uses carbon-capture to tame poisons, thanks to a recent discovery of cyanoformate by researchers at Saint Mary's University (Halif ... more
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WHALES AHOY

Tracking sperm whales' ecology through stomach contents
In the largest regional study of its type to date, marine ecologist Michelle Staudinger and colleagues offer better understanding of the feeding ecologies of two very rare sperm whale species in wat ... more
WOOD PILE

Sage grouse losing habitat to fire as endangered species decision looms
As fires sweep more frequently across the American Great Basin, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been tasked with reseeding the burned landscapes to stabilize soils. BLM's interventions ha ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
JILA team finds first direct evidence of 'spin symmetry' in atoms

Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies

The fluorescent fingerprint of plastics

Yale's cool molecules

Biomimetic photodetector 'sees' in color

Atoms to Product: Aiming to Make Nanoscale Benefits Life-sized

Novel 'butterfly' molecule could enable photoenergy devices

FLORA AND FAUNA

Bacteria Get New Badge as Planet's Detoxifier
A study published this week in PLOS ONE authored by Dr. Henry Sun and his postdoctoral student Dr. Gaosen Zhang of Nevada based research institute DRI provides new evidence that Earth bacteria can d ... more
ICE WORLD

Finnish research improves the reliability of ice friction assessment
Sliding speed and ice temperature affect the surface friction of ice more than had previously been thought. The thermodynamic model developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland research sci ... more
EARLY EARTH

Counting calories in the fossil record
The shells of clams, oysters, mussels and other "bivalve" organisms litter nearly every shoreline around the world today. Shells also strewed the beaches of ancient Earth, but most of them belonged ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Hummingbird evolution soared after they invaded South America 22 million years ago
A newly constructed family tree of the hummingbirds, published in the journal Current Biology, tells a story of a unique group of birds that originated in Europe, passed through Asia and North Ameri ... more
WOOD PILE

Save the caribou, save the boreal forest: ecologists
Endangered woodland caribou face increasing encroachment on their Canadian habitat, and foot-dragging by the federal government to try to halt this advance could now doom the species. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Satellite used to control unmanned aerial vehicle

China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance

NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties

UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications

Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile delivered to Navy

Brazil taking sharp look at Russia's Pantsir-S1 air defense system

SINO DAILY

Tiananmen Square dissident warns Uighur militancy on the rise
Militancy is on the rise in China among Uighurs driven to despair over Beijing's "terrorist colonisation", Wu'er Kaixi, a Uighur exiled after his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, has warned. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

MH370 searchers detect promising acoustic lead
An Australian navy ship has detected new underwater signals consistent with aircraft black boxes, the search chief said Monday, describing it as the "most promising lead" so far in the month-old hunt for missing Flight MH370. ... more
CARBON WORLDS

Deserts soak up surprising amount of carbon dioxide
It's well known that trees "breathe" in carbon dioxide and "exhale" oxygen. The giants of the plant kingdom keep temperatures down and filter the air, leading conservationists to hail trees as one of mankind's best weapons against global warming. ... more
CARBON WORLDS
New risk factors for avalanche trigger revealed

Chileans scramble for supplies after new quake

MH370 searchers detect promising acoustic lead


CARBON WORLDS
World's most powerful VHF radar to be overhauled in Russia

Headwall Extends Global Reach in Asia/Pac and Israel

Hyperspectral Software Announced for Airborne Applications


CARBON WORLDS
The Atlantic Ocean dances with the Sun and volcanoes

Not so dirty: Methane fuels life in pristine chalk rivers

Warming Climate May Spread Drying to a Third of Earth


CARBON WORLDS
Finnish research improves the reliability of ice friction assessment

Good pay, no crime: life is good in Chilean Antarctica

River ice reveals new twist on Arctic melt

SHAKE AND BLOW

Japanese volcanic island swallows neighbor
Niijima island is relatively new, born just last year, but it has already become an geological aggressor. ... more
SINO DAILY

Anti-corruption activists back on trial in China
Two Chinese anti-corruption activists were set to go on trial under heavy security Tuesday, in Beijing's latest strike against a burgeoning rights movement whose central figure was jailed in January. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Carbon cuts possible for manageable warming: experts
The world, acting urgently, can curb carbon emissions enough to avert worst-case scenarios for climate change, UN experts said Monday as envoys met in Berlin to weigh the options for action. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Strong aftershock rocks Chile
Northern Chile was rocked Monday by a strong aftershock in the same coastal area hit last week by an 8.2-magnitude quake, authorities said. No damage or casualties were reported. ... more
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Robonaut Gets New Legs as Trio Prepares for Homecoming

Integral catches dead star exploding in a blaze of glory

Galileo Satellites Incident Likely Result of Software Errors

Orion Rocks! Pebble-Size Particles May Jump-Start Planet Formation

Scientist uncovers red planet's climate history in unique meteorite

Measurement at Big Bang Conditions Confirms Lithium Problem

FLORA AND FAUNA

Bats find shelter at Nazi German defence line in Poland

WEATHER REPORT

Kongsberg Spacetec contracted for satellite ground segment equipment

SHAKE AND BLOW

Disease threatens flood-hit Solomons

EARLY EARTH

Ancient shrimp had advanced cardiovascular system

EXO LIFE

A Question of Atmospheres: On Earth and Beyond

EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA Radar Watches Over California's Aging Levees

WOOD PILE

Winrock develops new method for quantifying carbon emissions from logging

FLORA AND FAUNA

Death, tumors harm efforts to save rare rhinos

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Strong winds won't solve British pollution, advocacy says

SHAKE AND BLOW

Death toll rises to 16 in Solomons floods, 49,000 homeless

Ecuador's 'throat of fire' belches giant ash column

West Africa mobilises against Ebola epidemic

Climate: UN experts see options to brake juggernaut

Chileans scramble for supplies after new quake

Life slowly returns to normal in quake-hit Chile

Good pay, no crime: life is good in Chilean Antarctica

Urban gardeners may be unaware of how best to manage contaminants in soil

Scientists say new computer model amounts to a lot more than a hill of beans

Ancient nomads spread earliest domestic grains along Silk Road

Crop feasibility should be investigated before promoted to farmers

US diners gorge on oysters as polluted bay revives

The science of champagne fizz: How many bubbles are in your bubbly?

Meeting climate targets may require reducing meat and dairy consumption

Using different scents to attract or repel insects

Calcium waves help the roots tell the shoots

Scientists ID Genes that Could Lead to Tough, Disease-Resistant Varieties of Rice

A new approach to detecting changes in GM foods

Damaging effects of biochar on plant defence casts doubt on geoengineering claims

Attracting wild bees to farms is a good insurance policy

Rebar technique strengthens case for graphene

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