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June 13, 2017
TECTONICS
Neutrons zero in on the elusive magnetic Majorana fermion



Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Neutron scattering has revealed in unprecedented detail new insights into the exotic magnetic behavior of a material that, with a fuller understanding, could pave the way for quantum calculations far beyond the limits of the ones and zeros of a computer's binary code. A research team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has confirmed magnetic signatures likely related to Majorana fermions - elusive particles that could be the basis for a quantum bit, or qubit, in a two-d ... read more

SPACE MEDICINE
Space-traveling flatworms help scientists enhance understanding of regenerative health
Medford MA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Flatworms that spent five weeks aboard the International Space Station are helping researchers led by Tufts University scientists to study how an absence of normal gravity and geomagnetic fields can ... more
FARM NEWS
Bee buzzes could help determine how to save their decreasing population
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
According to recent studies, declines in wild and managed bee populations threaten the pollination of flowers in more than 85 percent of flowering plants and 75 percent of agricultural crops worldwi ... more
ABOUT US
How the brain recognizes what the eye sees
La Jolla CA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
If you think self-driving cars can't get here soon enough, you're not alone. But programming computers to recognize objects is very technically challenging, especially since scientists don't fully u ... more
WATER WORLD
New-generation material removes iodine from water
Hanover NH (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Researchers at Dartmouth College have developed a new material that scrubs iodine from water for the first time. The breakthrough could hold the key to cleaning radioactive waste in nuclear reactors ... more
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WEATHER REPORT
Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves
Irvine CA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
An increase in mean temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius over half a century may not seem all that serious, but it's enough to have more than doubled the probability of a heat wave killing in excess o ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Mussels add muscle to biocompatible fibers
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Rice University chemists can thank the mussel for putting the muscle into their new macroscale scaffold fibers. The Rice lab of chemist Jeffrey Hartgerink had already figured out how to make b ... more
ICE WORLD
Finding new homes won't help Emperor penguins cope with climate change
Cape Cod MA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
If projections for melting Antarctic sea ice through 2100 are correct, the vanishing landscape will strip Emperor penguins of their breeding and feeding grounds and put populations at risk. But like ... more
EARLY EARTH
Geology and biology agree on Pangaea supercontinent breakup dates
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have found that independent estimates from geology and biology agree on the timing of the breakup of the Pangaea supercontinent into today's co ... more
THE STANS
War-torn Kabul becomes a protected site for migratory birds
Kabul (AFP) June 13, 2017
A rare Afghan marsh that was once a royal hunting ground is set to come under the official protection of the UN environment agency, with the aim of saving hundreds of migratory bird species. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Japan zoo toasts birth of panda cub, snug in mum's furry hug
Tokyo (AFP) June 12, 2017
A Japanese zoo celebrated the first birth of a baby panda in five years Monday, with the tiny cub small enough to fit in the palm of a human hand. ... more


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Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 worldwide
Washington (AFP) June 12, 2017
More than one in 10 people worldwide are now obese and 2.2 billion are believed to be overweight, fueling a global health crisis that claims millions of lives every year, according to a major new international study released on Monday. ... more
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Hand-washing is like hitting a reset button in the brain
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Hand-washing has surprising effects on the human brain. According to a series of experiments conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto, the act of hand-washing leads to more flexible thinking. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
US isolated as allies vow accelerated action on climate change
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 12, 2017
US allies in the G7 said Monday that action to contain devastating climate change was irreversible and could even be accelerated, despite Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris accord. ... more
SINO DAILY
China web users take aim at property clampdown
Shanghai (AFP) June 11, 2017
Chinese social media users on Sunday angrily criticised a Shanghai government crackdown on unauthorised real estate activity after images emerged online showing an apparent protest in the city over the restrictions. ... more



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. The onset of the rainy season could worsen the situation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned as it said it had already observed a spike ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 7, 2017
Japan workers exposed to dangerous radiation in lab
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 8, 2017
Scorpions the new threat for displaced Mosul civilians
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
GMV to supply Copernicus services in support to EU external action
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
London, UK (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Liquids are capable of supporting waves with short wavelengths only
Champaign IL (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Metal-ion catalysts and hydrogen peroxide could green up plastics production
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
Hanover NH (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
New-generation material removes iodine from water
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 8, 2017
Branson petitions UN for oceans protection
Finding new homes won't help Emperor penguins cope with climate change
Cape Cod MA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
If projections for melting Antarctic sea ice through 2100 are correct, the vanishing landscape will strip Emperor penguins of their breeding and feeding grounds and put populations at risk. But like other species that migrate to escape the wrath of climate change, can these iconic animals be spared simply by moving to new locations? According to new research led by the Woods Hole Oceanogra ... more
Oslo, Norway (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Domes of frozen methane may be warning signs for new blow-outs
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 DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Bee buzzes could help determine how to save their decreasing population
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Study predicts where global warming is likely to spark food violence
Greek island picks up the pieces after 6.3-magnitude quake
Athens (AFP) June 13, 2017
The Greek island of Lesbos on Tuesday laboured to pick up the pieces after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake gutted a village, killing a woman and leaving over 15 injured. The tremor, felt as far as Athens and in neighbouring Turkey, mainly struck the southern Lesbos village of Vrisa. Officials said most of the village's old stone homes collapsed or were damaged. Rescue crews recovered the body ... more
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Volcanoes, referees for the life on Earth
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
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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
How the brain recognizes what the eye sees
La Jolla CA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
If you think self-driving cars can't get here soon enough, you're not alone. But programming computers to recognize objects is very technically challenging, especially since scientists don't fully understand how our own brains do it. Now, Salk Institute researchers have analyzed how neurons in a critical part of the brain, called V2, respond to natural scenes, providing a better understand ... more
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Hand-washing is like hitting a reset button in the brain
Washington (AFP) June 12, 2017
Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 worldwide
Bar Harbor ME (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Living long and living well: Is it possible to do both
US isolated as allies vow accelerated action on climate change
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 12, 2017
US allies in the G7 said Monday that action to contain devastating climate change was irreversible and could even be accelerated, despite Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris accord. A two-day meeting of environment chiefs from the Group of Seven club of industrialised democracies ended with the US again disassociating itself from a statement underlining the imp ... more
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
Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Earliest human impact on geological processes took place 11,500 years ago
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
The heat is on for Sentinel-3B
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) May 31, 2017
exactEarth Launches Revolutionary Global Real-Time Maritime Tracking and Information Service
Paris (AFP) May 30, 2017
Earth is a jewel, says astronaut after six months away
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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 DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Comets may have delivered significant portions of Earth's xenon
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Geology and biology agree on Pangaea supercontinent breakup dates
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Paleontologists find Cretaceous-era baby bird trapped in amber
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
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
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
Low cost, scalable water-splitting fuels the future hydrogen economy
University Park PA (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
The "clean-energy economy" always seems a few steps away but never quite here. Fossil fuels still power transportation, heating and cooling, and manufacturing, but a team of scientists from Penn State and Florida State University have come one step closer to inexpensive, clean hydrogen fuel with a lower cost and industrially scalable catalyst that produces pure hydrogen through a low-energy wate ... more
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Batteries from scrap metal
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists develop divide and conquer approach for more stable power generation
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
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Mussels add muscle to biocompatible fibers
Paris (AFP) June 12, 2017
Tracking invasive species? Follow the people
Tokyo (AFP) June 12, 2017
Japan zoo toasts birth of panda cub, snug in mum's furry hug
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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
Taipei (AFP) June 12, 2017
Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
Beijing (AFP) June 9, 2017
Chinese firm tied to Communist Party critic stands trial
Shanghai (AFP) June 11, 2017
China web users take aim at property clampdown
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
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Decomposing leaves are surprising source of greenhouse gases
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
Forensic analysis of wood's chemical signatures could curb illegal logging
Ottawa (AFP) June 1, 2017
Canada provides Can$867 mn to beleaguered softwood sector


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