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June 11, 2014
No Limits to Human Effects on Clouds
Rehovot, Israel (SPX) Jun 10, 2014
Understanding how clouds affect the climate has been a difficult proposition. What controls the makeup of the low clouds that cool the atmosphere or the high ones that trap heat underneath? How does human activity change patterns of cloud formation? The research of the Weizmann Institute's Prof. Ilan Koren suggests we may be nudging cloud formation in the direction of added area and height. He and his team have analyzed a unique type of cloud formation; their findings, which appeared recently in S ... read more
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What a 66-million-year-old forest fire reveals about the last days of the dinosaurs
As far back as the time of the dinosaurs, 66 million years ago, forests recovered from fires in the same manner they do today, according to a team of researchers from McGill University and the Royal ... more

State of wildland fire emissions, carbon, and climate research
Scientists know that wildland fire emissions play a significant role in the global carbon cycle and that its principal component - carbon dioxide - is a primary driver of climate change. But predict ... more

Report supports shutdown of all high seas fisheries
Fish and aquatic life living in the high seas are more valuable as a carbon sink than as food and should be better protected, according to research from the University of British Columbia. The ... more
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Plastic rocks likely to become part of geologic record
A rock made partially of plastic, found recently on a Hawaiian beach, inspired scientists to consider what role plastics will play in the geologic record many years from now. ... more


Quick getaway: How flies escape looming predators
When a fruit fly detects an approaching predator, it takes just a fraction of a second to launch itself into the air and soar gracefully to safety-but there's not always time for that. Some th ... more
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Common bean genome sequence provides powerful tools to improve critical food crop
String bean, snap bean, haricot bean, and pinto and navy bean. These are just a few members of the common bean family - scientifically called Phaseolus vulgaris. These beans are critically important ... more

Retracing early cultivation steps: Lessons from comparing citrus genomes
Citrus is the world's most widely cultivated fruit crop. In the U.S. alone, the citrus crop was valued at over $3.1 billion in 2013. Originally domesticated in Southeast Asia thousands of years ago ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UK to have driverless cars by 2021: govt

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Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative

New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster

Post-hurricane rebuilding fuels jump in October US home construction

China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties


Did violence shape our faces?
What contributed to the evolution of faces in the ape-like ancestors of humans? The prehistoric version of a bar fight - over women, resources and other slug-worthy disagreements, according to new r ... more

Deadly diseases overlooked for too long
Decades of neglect have allowed infectious diseases to devastate the lives of thousands of people in the developing world, a study reveals. Researchers say three diseases in particular - anthrax, br ... more

New England lakes recovering rapidly from acid rain
For more than 40 years, policy makers have been working to reduce acid rain, a serious environmental problem that can devastate lakes, streams, and forests and the plants and animals that live in th ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Chile rejects huge hydroelectric project in Patagonia
President Michelle Bachelet's government rejected a huge hydroelectric project in Chile's Patagonia region Tuesday, warning it would cause environmental harm. ... more

Experts want urgent action on rare N.Zealand 'hobbit' dolphin
Marine scientists have urged New Zealand to step up efforts to save the world's rarest dolphin, saying only a few dozen Maui's dolphins remain and immediate action is needed to prevent their extinction. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats


Australia shark cull could snare more than 900, says report
Australia's controversial shark cull could snare more than 900 animals over the next three years, a government review found, angering critics who said Tuesday most were caught needlessly. ... more

Freak storms in Germany kill at least six: police
Violent storms killed at least six people in western Germany overnight, felling trees and snarling road and rail traffic, authorities said Tuesday. ... more

Togo goes high-tech in crackdown on ivory smuggling
Togo has gone hi-tech in its crackdown on ivory smugglers, employing DNA testing to determine the origin and age of contraband tusks and expose those at the heart of the illegal trade. ... more

Paris climate talks to draw up to 50,000: France
As many as 50,000 people are likely to attend the December 2015 talks in Paris aimed at forging a UN pact on climate change, host France said on Tuesday. ... more

Tiananmen leader vows solidarity in secret China trip
A top leader of the Tiananmen Square protests said he found that the movement's message resonated more than ever after he slipped into China to mark the 25th anniversary quietly. ... more


China suspect killed after trying to seize school: media
Police in China killed a suspect who was attempting to take over a primary school on Tuesday, state media said, in the latest incident targeting children. ... more

Count of new CFCs in the atmosphere rises from 4 to 7
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have found two new chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and one new hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) in the atmosphere. The research, published in the journal Atmosph ... more
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China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040

Winds Blow Dust off the Solar Panels Improving Energy Levels

Old Rivals India, China Nurture New Rivalry in Satellite Launch Business

What is the computational power of the universe?

NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

SSL Selected to Conduct Power and Propulsion Study for NASA's Deep Space Gateway Concept


Cellular Self Destruction


Land quality and deforestation rate in Brazil


China must avoid 'trap' of Western-style democracy: media


Teachers and Scientists Meet at NASA GISS for Climate Change Workshop


Engility wins follow-on USAID training deal


Chinese conservation group builds pollution monitoring app


Human face built to take punches


Delhi heatwave prompts crisis measures to save power


Scientists say 9-foot great white shark was eaten by a colossal shark


India searches for students washed away in river surge

$210 million needed now for Bosnia floods: UN

Salting roads cuts lives short for butterflies: study

Rising sea levels unearth 'WWII Japan soldiers' in Pacific

Clinton says Chinese dissident changed tune

Has solar activity influence on the Earth's global warming?

Looking for the best strategy? Ask a chimp

Brazil leads the world in reducing carbon emissions

Making artificial vision look more natural

How Do Phytoplankton Survive a Scarcity of a Critical Nutrient?

Conserving migratory ungulates in Mongolia's grasslands

New Ichthyosaur Graveyard Found

Ugandan HIV bill 'nonsensical', says health body

Thai coup dims allure of 'Land of Smiles'

One dead in Khartoum protest over water cuts

MH370 families raise funds to find 'whistleblower'

India monsoon advances as heatwave bakes north

Reducing emissions will be the primary way to fight climate change

Team Demonstrates Continuous Terahertz Sources at Room Temperature

Seeing how a lithium-ion battery works

New Synthesis Method of Nickel-Carbon Heterofullerenes Presented

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