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April 18, 2014
12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident
Kathmandu (AFP) April 18, 2014
At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed Friday by an avalanche in the most deadly mountaineering accident ever on the world's highest peak, officials and rescuers say. The men were among a large party of Sherpas carrying tents, food and ropes who headed out in bright sunshine in an early morning expedition ahead of the main climbing season starting later this month. Four of them are still missing, tourism officials said, while one rescue ... read more
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Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano
Peruvian authorities began evacuating 4,000 people Thursday from villages near a volcano that has seen significantly increased activity, spewing smoke and ash. ... more

Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study
A 14-year-old policy to encourage sustainable logging in Peru's Amazonian forest has unwittingly led to large-scale plundering, a study said Thursday. ... more

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling
Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research. ... more


NASA Highlights Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission at Local Fair
Representatives from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., were on hand April 5, 2014, for an outdoor "show and tell" event called the Mini Maker Faire. The event, which was held at ... more


S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching
South Africa signed an anti-poaching agreement on Thursday with neighbouring Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia. ... more
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Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370
The mini-sub searching for missing flight MH370 has reached record depths well beyond its normal operating limits, officials said Friday as it dived on its fifth seabed mission. ... more

China says massive area of its soil polluted
A huge area of China's soil covering more than twice the size of Spain is estimated to be polluted, the government said Thursday, announcing findings of a survey previously kept secret. ... more

Strong quake rattles Mexico
A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico City on Friday, swaying buildings, shattering windows and prompting people to rush into the street as power went out, authorities said. ... more

Preglacial landscape found deep under Greenland ice
US geologists said Thursday they have uncovered a preglacial tundra landscape preserved for 2.7 million years far below the Greenland ice sheet. ... more

IT czar Nilekani issues warning as India votes
IT billionaire turned political hopeful Nandan Nilekani said Thursday the "idea of India" was at stake as millions of voters headed to the ballot box in the latest phase of the mammoth elections. ... more
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MH370 search to be most costly ever at $100 mln: analysts
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is set to be the most expensive in aviation history, analysts say, as efforts to find the aircraft deep under the Indian Ocean show no signs of slowing. ... more

China court jails four anti-graft activists for protests
A Chinese court on Friday sentenced four anti-corruption protestors to between two and three-and-a-half years in jail over their role in small-scale demonstrations, furthering a crackdown on rights activists. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Upgraded Lockheed Martin Laser Outguns Threat in Half the Time

SSL selected by US Air Force to validate hosted payload scenarios

Drones can almost see in the dark

N. Korea shrugs off Trump threat as 'dog's bark'

Israeli Air Force stands up second Iron Dome battalion

At UN, world leaders confront North Korea crisis

Iran defends nuclear deal, warns Trump to respect it


Vietnam says 7 killed in shooting on China border
Seven people were killed in a gun battle between border guards and Chinese illegal migrants at a remote frontier crossing in northeast Vietnam, authorities said Friday. ... more

Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon
The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers, including IIASA. ... more

Plugging an ozone hole
Since the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole, scientists, policymakers, and the public have wondered whether we might someday see a similarly extreme depletion of ozone over the Arctic. But ... more
Malaysia vows to be transparent with 'black box' data

Mini-sub to dive again after aborting first MH370 search

US housing effort in Haiti falls short: official

Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers

Refreshingly cool, potentially toxic

Amazonas 4A satellite anomaly being investigated following launch

UN weather agency warns of 'El Nino' this year

Uncharted depths provide reality check for MH370 hunt

Reef fish arrived in two waves

Growth of Antarctic ice sheet triggered warming in the Southern Ocean during Miocene

Antarctica, a dream destination for tourists

New technology helps paleontologists see Ice-Age bee in intricate detail


Faithful allies since the Cretaceous
Like humans, many animals depend on beneficial microbes for survival. Although such symbioses can persist for millions of years, the factors maintaining their long-term stability remain, in most cas ... more

Pioneering findings on the dual role of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis
Researchers at Umea University have found that carbon dioxide, in its ionic form bicarbonate, has a regulating function in the splitting of water in photosynthesis. This means that carbon dioxide ha ... more

Study finds recent wolf-dog hybridization in Caucasus region
Dog owners in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia might want to consider penning up their dogs more often: hybridization of wolves with shepherd dogs might be more common, and more recent, than previo ... more

Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coincide on the Iberian Peninsula
The meeting between a Neanderthal and one of the first humans, which we used to picture in our minds, did not happen on the Iberian Peninsula. That is the conclusion reached by an international team ... more
Space News from
Europe urged to reconsider pullout from 'Armageddon' asteroid mission

Ancient meteorite impact triggered highest surface temperature in Earth's history

Space radiation is risky business for the human body

New research suggests Mercury's poles are icier than scientists thought

First steps: returning humanity to the Moon

Exploring 'Perseverance Valley' During Winter

More evidence of water on Mars


Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of US Clean Air Act


Puget Sound's rich waters supplied by deep, turbulent canyon


Water users can reduce the risk of spreading invasive species


How a Silly Putty ingredient could advance stem cell therapies


Climate change a likely culprit in coqui frog's altered calls


The role of oceanic carbon reservoir over glacial cycles


Researchers describe four new species of "killer sponges" from the deep sea


The result of slow degradation


Fire and drought may push Amazonian forests beyond tipping point


Two dead, 293 missing in S. Korea ferry capsize

MEPs back plans to slash use of plastic shopping bags

Evolution explains facial hair trends

China is advancing Hu Yaobang reforms: state media

US housing effort in Haiti falls short: official

Danone says China recall weighs on first-quarter sales

Thousands of workers strike at China shoe factory

Uncharted depths provide reality check for MH370 hunt

Oyster aquaculture could significantly improve Potomac River estuary water quality

GM crops under the microscope at international debate

Farming for improved ecosystem services seen as economically feasible

Chileans survey damage from massive blaze

Mini-sub to dive again after aborting first MH370 search

China condemns British rights report and cancels talks

Japan plans to resume whaling in 2015

Mali remains free of deadly Ebola epidemic: government

Goat to be cloned to treat rare genetic disorder

Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

A European bear's point of view, finally on film

Mini-sub dives again after aborting first MH370 search

Malaysia vows to be transparent with 'black box' data

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