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June 12, 2017
EARLY EARTH
Comets may have delivered significant portions of Earth's xenon



Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
A new study suggests that roughly 22% of the element xenon found in Earth's atmosphere may have come from comets. The finding - shedding light on a decades-long mystery about the source for some of this gas on Earth - could be important for understanding comets' contribution of other materials, such as water, to our planet, as well. Xenon is the heaviest stable noble gas. It has nine different isotopes (essentially "weights"), which scientists can trace through the cosmos and use to determine its ... read more

WATER WORLD
NASA Data Suggest Future May Be Rainier Than Expected
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 12, 2017
A new study suggests that most global climate models may underestimate the amount of rain that will fall in Earth's tropical regions as our planet continues to warm. That's because these models unde ... more
EARLY EARTH
Paleontologists find Cretaceous-era baby bird trapped in amber
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Scientists have discovered the remains of a Cretaceous-era baby bird inside a piece of 99-million-year-old amber. The amber fossil was found in Myanmar and purchased by scientists from local amber hunters. ... more
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The first of our kind
Leipzig, Germany (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
An international research team led by Jean-Jacques Hublin of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany) and Abdelouahed Ben-Ncer of the National Institute for Archaeol ... more
TECTONICS
The mysterious bend in the Hawaiian-Emperor chain
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
The volcanic islands of Hawaii represent the youngest end of a 80 million years old and roughly 6,000 kilometres long mountain chain on the ground of the Pacific Ocean. The so-called Hawaiian-Empero ... more
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EARLY EARTH
3-D-modeling of food residues in 230 million years old fossil feces
Uppsala, Sweden (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Synchrotron scanning can produce high-quality 3D models of well-preserved food residues from fossil faeces. That's the result of a new study, by palaeontologists from Uppsala University and from ESR ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Dogs and wolves have an innate sense of inequity
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Humans and primates have a finely tuned sense of inequity. New research suggests dogs and wolves also possess a sense of fairness - or lack there of. ... more
WATER WORLD
Hong Kong activists dress as sharks to protest finning
Hong Kong (AFP) June 10, 2017
Dozens of activists Saturday dressed in bloody costumes sprawled outside one of Hong Kong's most popular restaurants linked to the sale of shark fin soup to protest against the killing of the marine predators. ... more
WATER WORLD
Boeing, Huntington Ingalls giving boost to Navy UUV program
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Boeing and shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries are partnering to design and build unmanned undersea vehicles in support of a U.S. Navy program. ... more
WATER WORLD
US backs UN call to save oceans but no action on climate
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 9, 2017
The United States on Friday joined all 192 other UN member-states in releasing a "Call to Action" to save the oceans but disassociated itself from joint efforts to combat climate change. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Climate change rift raises temperature for G7 meet
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 11, 2017
G7 environment chiefs meet in Italy Sunday for potentially difficult talks 10 days after Donald Trump sparked a rift with US partners by pulling out of the Paris climate change accord. ... more


Spain's 'jamon' conquers China

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Philippine war refugees facing deadly health risks
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 9, 2017
More than 200,000 people displaced after Islamist militants attacked a southern Philippine city are facing deadly health risks, relief groups said Friday after a fleeing mother told AFP her baby died because of a lack of medical care. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
UN peacekeeper death toll rises after Mali jihadist attack
Bamako (AFP) June 10, 2017
The death toll in a jihadist attack on UN peacekeepers in northern Mali has risen to four, the United Nations mission in the country said Saturday. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
France faces US reservations over UN backing for Sahel force
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 9, 2017
France on Friday sought to address US reservations over its request that the United Nations authorize an African military force tasked with fighting jihadists in the Sahel region. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
Mob justice fears after soldier's gruesome death in Ghana
Accra (AFP) June 9, 2017
An off-duty soldier in Ghana who was lynched while out running was laid to rest with full state honours on Friday, in a case that has sparked fears about the "growing menace" of mob justice. ... more



Scorpions the new threat for displaced Mosul civilians
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 8, 2017
They survived the fighting in their home town but displaced Mosul residents now face the threat from snakes and scorpions infesting some of the tented camps they are crammed into. In Khazir camp, one of the largest for civilians displaced by the battle against the Islamic State group in Mosul, the searing Iraqi summer has arrived and reptiles and insects are multiplying. Some 32,000 peop ... more
Paphos, Cyprus (AFP) June 9, 2017
Art seeks to heal wounds in divided Cyprus
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 9, 2017
Philippine war refugees facing deadly health risks
Tokyo (AFP) June 7, 2017
Japan workers exposed to dangerous radiation in lab
Study proves viability of quantum satellite communications
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Researchers in Canada have taken a significant step towards enabling secure quantum communication via moving satellites, as announced by the Canadian Government in April 2017. Their study, published in the new journal Quantum Science and Technology, demonstrates the first quantum key distribution transmissions from a ground transmitter to a quantum payload on a moving aircraft. To en ... more
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 07, 2017
Indian Space Agency to Work on Electric Propulsion for Large Satellites
Champaign IL (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Metal-ion catalysts and hydrogen peroxide could green up plastics production
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New sound diffuser is 10 times thinner than existing designs
One Man's Shoes Help NASA Explain Water Clarity
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Wearing white sneakers, a cowboy hat and overalls, Bernie Fowler walks into Maryland's Patuxent River every June to see how deep he can go and still see the tops of his shoes. As a young man he could see his feet on the river bottom as he stood chest-deep to net blue crabs. Now in his nineties, he ventures into the river to assess the water clarity. Fowler has been collecting this data point for ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Boeing, Huntington Ingalls giving boost to Navy UUV program
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Stony corals more resistant to climate change than thought, Rutgers study finds
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 7, 2017
At UN ocean conference, US takes aim at illegal fishing
Domes of frozen methane may be warning signs for new blow-outs
Oslo, Norway (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
"Every year we go back to the dome area with our research vessel, and every year I am anxious to see if one of these domes has become a crater," says lead author of the study Pavel Serov, PhD candidate at CAGE at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. These domes are the present-day analogue to what scientists think preceded the craters found in the near-by area, which were recently reported ... more
Oslo, Norway (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Massive craters formed by methane blow-outs from the Arctic sea floor
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Blight or blessing? How the wolverine embodies Arctic diversity
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Geoscientific evidence for subglacial lakes
Scientists design laser to kill weeds
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
In a quest to become heroes to yard workers everywhere, a team of German researchers are developing a laser gun to kill weeds. In reality, the new laser system is unlikely to be coming to a yard near you. But it could prove a boon to farmers and the environment. The system's promising ability relies on robotic software, which is being tested and improved by computer scientists at ... more
Jabugo, Spain (AFP) June 11, 2017
Spain's 'jamon' conquers China
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Study predicts where global warming is likely to spark food violence
Seoul (AFP) June 7, 2017
Culls, poultry transport ban as S. Korea fights bird flu outbreak
Volcanoes, referees for the life on Earth
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
At the Triassic-Jurassic boundary, 200 million years ago, some 60% of species living on Earth disappeared. Scientists suspected that magmatic activity and the release of CO2 were responsible for this environmental disaster. To corroborate this, one would need to find and to precisely date traces of this activity and make sure that it coincides with this mass extinction. The precise determination ... more
Corvallis OR (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Sediment from Himalayas may have made 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake more severe
Tampa FL (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
2017 hurricane season follows year of extremes
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
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Nigerian soldier sentenced to death for 'Boko Haram' murder
Maiduguri, Nigeria (AFP) June 9, 2017
Nigeria's military on Friday said a soldier had been sentenced to death for murdering a Boko Haram suspect, in a rare publicised conviction of army abuse in the long-running conflict. The soldier, identified only as Lance Corporal Hilary Joel, was convicted of killing the suspect in Damboa, some 90 kilometres (56 miles) from the Borno state capital Maiduguri. No other details were given ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 9, 2017
France faces US reservations over UN backing for Sahel force
Bamako (AFP) June 10, 2017
UN peacekeeper death toll rises after Mali jihadist attack
Accra (AFP) June 9, 2017
Mob justice fears after soldier's gruesome death in Ghana
The first of our kind
Leipzig, Germany (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
An international research team led by Jean-Jacques Hublin of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany) and Abdelouahed Ben-Ncer of the National Institute for Archaeology and Heritage (INSAP, Rabat, Morocco) uncovered fossil bones of Homo sapiens along with stone tools and animal bones at Jebel Irhoud, Morocco. The finds are dated to about 300 thousand years ... more
Bar Harbor ME (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
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Earliest human impact on geological processes took place 11,500 years ago
Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
"A new Tel Aviv University study has uncovered the earliest known geological indications of manmade impact on geological processes, in particular erosion of the surface, from 11,500 years ago. Within a core sample retrieved from the Dead Sea, researchers discovered basin-wide erosion rates dramatically incompatible with known tectonic and climatic regimes of the period recorded. "Human imp ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 6, 2017
US 'on the wrong side of history' on climate: French UN envoy
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 11, 2017
Climate change rift raises temperature for G7 meet
Beijing (AFP) June 9, 2017
China rolls out green carpet for California on climate
NASA satellites image, measure Florida's extreme rainfall
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
New satellite images from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission offers a visualization of the extreme rainfall that has accumulated in Florida over the past week. GPM is a joint mission between NASA and Japan's space agency JAXA. It consists of a GPM core observatory satellite and a constellation of cooperating probes. As the GPM core observatory satellite passed above Sou ... more
Paris (ESA) Jun 02, 2017
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3-D-modeling of food residues in 230 million years old fossil feces
Uppsala, Sweden (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Synchrotron scanning can produce high-quality 3D models of well-preserved food residues from fossil faeces. That's the result of a new study, by palaeontologists from Uppsala University and from ESRF Grenoble, which is presented in a new article in Scientific Reports. Examples from two faeces of Triassic age (230 million years old) include delicate remains of beetles in one, and a half-com ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Scientists unearth world's oldest mushroom fossil
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Paleontologists find Cretaceous-era baby bird trapped in amber
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Comets may have delivered significant portions of Earth's xenon
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
British energy company Centrica said Friday it was now a pure-European player after selling off parts of its Canadian partnership. Centrica holds a 60 percent stake in the Canadian exploration and production joint venture, CQ Energy Canada Partnership, and said it was now sold to a consortium led by Asian investors. "In line with its strategy announced in July 2015, the divestmen ... more
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Keeping the hydrogen coming
Paris (AFP) June 3, 2017
India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
A technology developed by Purdue researchers could provide an "instantly rechargeable" method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid vehicle batteries through a quick and easy process similar to refueling a car at a gas station. The innovation could expedite the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles by eliminating the time needed to stop ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists develop divide and conquer approach for more stable power generation
University Park PA (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Low cost, scalable water-splitting fuels the future hydrogen economy
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New model deepens understanding of the dynamics of quark-gluon plasmas
Dogs and wolves have an innate sense of inequity
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Humans and primates have a finely tuned sense of inequity. New research suggests dogs and wolves also possess a sense of fairness - or lack there of. Previously, researchers have hypothesized dogs gained a sense of inequity through domestication. But the latest study - published in the journal Current Biology - shows the sense is equally strong in dogs and wolves, suggesting a sense ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) June 6, 2017
African park ranger hits out at Hong Kong ivory trade
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
How the Galapagos cormorant lost its ability to fly
Yangon (AFP) June 5, 2017
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Hong Kong wealth gap hits 46-year high
Hong Kong (AFP) June 9, 2017
Hong Kong's wealth gap was on Friday revealed to be at its highest in nearly 50 years, with living conditions fuelling discontent in the city as it prepares to mark two decades under Chinese rule. Sky-high prices and the cost of living outstrip many ordinary residents' salaries in Hong Kong, with apartments becoming increasingly cramped and generations of families forced to share. In a r ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 9, 2017
Chinese firm tied to Communist Party critic stands trial
Beijing (AFP) June 5, 2017
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Fangshan, China (AFP) June 5, 2017
Chinese skinny-dippers defy public morals
Activists block logging in Poland's ancient forest
Czerlonka, Pologne (AFP) June 8, 2017
Activists chained themselves to logging equipment in Poland's ancient Bialowieza forest on Thursday to stop authorities from felling trees in Europe's last primeval woodland. Starting at dawn, several of the 30 activists present attached themselves to wood-cutting equipment to stop it from leaving a nearby car park. Others from Greenpeace and fellow environmental group Dzika Polska (Wild ... more
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Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
Forensic analysis of wood's chemical signatures could curb illegal logging
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