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August 10, 2017
EARTH OBSERVATION
Lockheed Martin Will Build New Space Instrument Focused on Vegetation Health and Carbon Monitoring



Palo Alto CA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Scientists will get a better understanding of our planet's carbon cycle and vegetation health through a first-of-a-kind NASA instrument built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory (GeoCARB) mission will use an advanced infrared spectrograph hosted on a commercial geosynchronous satellite. The project is led by Principal Investigator Dr. Berrien Moore at the University of Oklahoma. "Lockheed Martin has the right skills to make GeoCARB a success, bringing togethe ... read more

WATER WORLD
Invasion of glowing tropical jellyfish baffles U.S. scientists
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Hilarie Sorensen intended to do her master's thesis on crystal jellyfish, the half moon-shaped bioluminescent jellies that are ubiquitous off the West Coast. Instead she'll be researching a jelly-like creature she hadn't heard of before May. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
New study details one of biology's largest proteins
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Scientists have discovered one of the largest proteins in nature. The protein serves as an anchor for the unique bacterium living in the frigid waters of Antarctica. ... more
ABOUT US
Paleolithic bones reveal evidence of ritualistic cannibalism
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Paleontologists have found evidence of ritualistic cannibalism among the remains of Stone Age humans recovered from Gough's Cave in England. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Warm periods in the 20th century are not unprecedented during the last 2,000 years
Beijing (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
A great deal of evidence relating to ancient climate variation is preserved in proxy data such as tree rings, lake sediments, ice cores, stalagmites, corals and historical documents, and these sourc ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE
Researchers discover potentially harmful nanoparticles produced through burning coal
Blacksburg VA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Environmental scientists led by the Virginia Tech College of Science have discovered that the burning of coal produces incredibly small particles of a highly unusual form of titanium oxide. Wh ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Placing insects into CO2-induced suspended animation allows for live micro-CT scanning
London, Canada (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Until now, insects have been too wriggly to make good subjects for scientists wanting to understand more about insect innards. But an interdisciplinary team of biologists and imaging specialis ... more
ICE WORLD
Extreme melt season leads to decade-long ecosystem changes in Antarctic polar desert
Boulder CO (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
An abnormal season of intense glacial melt in 2002 triggered multiple distinct changes in the physical and biological characteristics of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys over the ensuing decade, new ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Study finds that choice of cool roofing materials can potentially impact region's air pollution
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
In a groundbreaking study released this week, scientists at the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the University of Southern California have found that widespread installation of certa ... more
EARLY EARTH
Scientists unearth largest dinosaur species in Patagonia
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Paleontologists have unearthed a new species of titanosaur in Agentina's Patagonia. Researchers believe it is the largest dinosaur species ever discovered. ... more
FARM NEWS
Cracking the code of megapests
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
For the first time, researchers from Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have mapped the complete genome of two closely related megapests potentially sav ... more


Dramatic changes needed in farming practices to keep pace with climate change

SHAKE AND BLOW
Atlantic hurricane season could be 'extremely active': As Franklin strengthens
Miami (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
The Atlantic Ocean now faces a higher likelihood of an "extremely active" hurricane season with more storms than previously predicted, US forecasters warned Wednesday, updating the previous outlook issued in May. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Canada military sets up tents at US border for Haitian refugees
Ottawa (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
The Canadian military began setting up tents near the US border on Wednesday to house a surge of Haitian refugees from the United States. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Nearly 60,000 evacuated after China quake kills 19
Chengdu, China (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
China on Wednesday evacuated nearly 60,000 people in its mountainous southwest after a strong earthquake killed at least 19, rattling a region where memories of a 2008 seismic disaster remain fresh. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Tens of thousands evacuated after China quake kills 19
Chengdu, China (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
China on Wednesday evacuated tens of thousands of people in its mountainous southwest after a strong earthquake killed at least 19 people, rattling a region where memories of a 2008 seismic disaster remain fresh. ... more



Canada military sets up tents at US border for Haitian refugees
Ottawa (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
The Canadian military began setting up tents near the US border on Wednesday to house a surge of Haitian refugees from the United States. The modular tents being erected in the town of Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, 60 kilometers (38 miles) south of Montreal, are equipped with lighting and heating equipment and will accommodate up to 500 asylum seekers, the army said in a statement. The move ... more
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
Brazil troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leaders
Sydney (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Tech advances will lead to MH370 discovery - Malaysia Airlines
Rome (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Italy parliament approves Libya naval mission
Active machine learning for the discovery and crystallization of gigantic polyoxometalate molecules
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Who is the better experimentalist, a human or a robot? When it comes to exploring synthetic and crystallization conditions for inorganic gigantic molecules, actively learning machines are clearly ahead, as demonstrated by British Scientists in an experiment with polyoxometalates published in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Polyoxometalates form through self-assembly of a large number of met ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Tiny terahertz laser could be used for imaging, chemical detection
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Machine learning could be key to producing stronger, less corrosive metals
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
NASA, Norway to develop Arctic laser-ranging station
Guam told to 'enjoy paradise', ignore North Korean threat
Hagatna, Guam (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
The Pacific island of Guam remained outwardly calm Wednesday in the face of a threatened North Korean attack, and a senior official in the US territory urged people to "relax and enjoy paradise". After US President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury" over its nuclear ambitions Tuesday, Pyongyang raised the stakes just hours later - saying it was considering missile stri ... more
Alexandria VA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
No longer water under the bridge, statistics yields new data on sea levels
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Teamwork key to ocean travel for jellies
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Invasion of glowing tropical jellyfish baffles U.S. scientists
Glaciers may have helped warm Earth
Houston TX (SPX) Aug 03, 2017
It seems counterintuitive, but over the eons, glaciers may have made Earth warmer, according to a Rice University professor. Mark Torres, an assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, took a data-driven dive into the mechanics of weathering by glaciation over millions of years to see how glacial cycles affected the oceans and atmosphere and continue to do so. ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Not all glaciers in Antarctica have been affected by climate change
Boulder CO (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Alaska's North Slope snow-free season is lengthening
Boulder CO (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Extreme melt season leads to decade-long ecosystem changes in Antarctic polar desert
Dramatic changes needed in farming practices to keep pace with climate change
Lancaster UK (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Major changes in agricultural practices will be required to offset increases in nutrient losses due to climate change, according to research published by a Lancaster University-led team. To combat repeated, damaging storm events, which strip agricultural land of soil and nutrients, farmers are already adopting measures to conserve these assets where they are needed. But in a new pape ... more
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Cracking the code of megapests
Paris (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Low to no risk from pesticide-tainted eggs: experts
The Hague (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Dutch egg probe widens to chicken meat tests
Mexico braces for more Tropical Storm Franklin
Mexico City (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Tropical Storm Franklin swept Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday, dumping heavy rain on its pristine beaches but doing relatively little damage - though the country was braced for a second round. Franklin made landfall early Tuesday some 350 kilometers (215 miles) south of the beach resort of Cancun, and was advancing to the northwest at 20 kilometers per hour, according to the US Nation ... more
Chengdu, China (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Tens of thousands evacuated after China quake kills 19
Beijing (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Up to 100 feared dead, thousands injured in China quake: govt
Miami (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Atlantic hurricane season could be 'extremely active': As Franklin strengthens
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India Eyes Big Business with Africa in Space Exploration
New Delhi (Sputnik) Aug 09, 2017
The recent foray of Ghana into space exploration provides immense business opportunities for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), which boasts the most cost-effective launch vehicle. New Delhi (Spuntik) - Ghana recently launched its first ever satellite, GhanaSat-1, from NASA's International Space Station. A group of students at Ghana's All Nations University (ANU) built the sate ... more
Nairobi (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Calls for peace on eve of tense Kenya election
Harare (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Zimbabwe confirms clash between soldiers and police
Kigali (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Rwanda's Kagame in landslide poll win with around 98% of votes
New look at archaic DNA rewrites human evolution story
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Hundreds of thousands of years ago, the ancestors of modern humans diverged from an archaic lineage that gave rise to Neanderthals and Denisovans. Yet the evolutionary relationships between these groups remain unclear. A University of Utah-led team developed a new method for analyzing DNA sequence data to reconstruct the early history of the archaic human populations. They revealed an evol ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Paleolithic bones reveal evidence of ritualistic cannibalism
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Origin of human genus may have occurred by chance
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Cultural flexibility was key to surviving extreme dry periods in Africa
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UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate
Seoul (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
The world's biggest polluter China has a "big job" ahead of it in the global fight against climate change, the UN's environment chief said Wednesday. Since US President Donald Trump's decision in June to quit the Paris agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Beijing has proclaimed its willingness to stick to the pact. Analysts say the US move gives China an opportunity to establi ... more
Beijing (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Warm periods in the 20th century are not unprecedented during the last 2,000 years
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 09, 2017
Can poor air quality mask global warming's effects
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
US to join climate talks despite Paris accord exit
Upper Atmospheric Mission SPORTs an Aerospace Sensor
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
The U.S. and Brazil are teaming up to study scintillation in the ionosphere, a phenomena that affects radio signals, disrupting communications and GPS navigation. Aerospace is providing a sensor for this international CubeSat mission, dubbed SPORT, that will be deployed off the International Space Station. The ionosphere is a portion of Earth's atmosphere where radiation from the sun creates a l ... more
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Lockheed Martin Will Build New Space Instrument Focused on Vegetation Health and Carbon Monitoring
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Nickel key to Earth's magnetic field, research shows
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
NOAA's GOES-S and GOES-T satellites coming together
What flowers looked like 100 million years ago
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Aug 03, 2017
Flowering plants with are by far the most diverse group of plants on Earth. Flowering plants arose only about 140 million years ago, but since then have diversified spectacularly. No one knows exactly how this happened, the origin and early evolution of them remains one of the biggest enigmas in biology. A new study in Nature Communications reconstructs the evolution of flowers and sheds new lig ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Scientists unearth largest dinosaur species in Patagonia
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Well-preserved Canadian fossil reveals dinosaur armor like no other
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Scientists rediscover lost burial site of famed long-necked sauropod
India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable
Lincoln UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Plans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment unless greater emphasis is placed on providing new supporting infrastructure and utilities, according to a major new study. Professor Hugh Byrd, a specialist in urban planning from the University of Lincoln, UK, conducted a ... more
University Park PA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Allowable 'carbon budget' most likely overestimated
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
Google's 'moonshot' factory spins off geothermal unit
Saliva-powered battery could be helpful in extreme conditions
Binghamton NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs): a battery activated by spit that can be used in extreme conditions where normal batteries don't function. For the last five years, Binghamton University Electrical and Computer Science Assistant Professor Seokheun Choi has focused on developing micro-power sources ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Rice develops dual-surface graphene electrode to split water into hydrogen and oxygen
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
BAE Systems installing heat and power plant at Portsmouth, England
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Metal clouds to protect fusion reactor walls from heat flux
Skin-ditching gecko inexplicably leaves body armor behind when threatened
Gainesville FL (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
When trouble looms, the fish-scale geckos of Madagascar resort to what might seem like an extreme form of self-defense - tearing out of their own skin. Their unusually large, overlapping scales flake off so easily that one biologist in the late 1800s tried collecting the geckos with cotton, but even with careful handling, few fish-scale gecko specimens have been preserved with all scales i ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Rogue elephant tramples 15 to death in India, faces culling
Davis CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
The biology of color
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Lizards demonstrate rapid evolution in the face of extreme cold
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Hundreds of Cambodian maids to work in Hong Kong
Phnom Penh (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Cambodia is recruiting hundreds of maids to work in Hong Kong, an official said Wednesday, as the wealthy city scrambles to meet growing demand for domestic helpers and fend off concerns about exploitation. Hong Kong is home to more than 300,000 foreign maids, mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia. But a series of high-profile abuse cases have seized global headlines in recent years ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Flag-waving Chinese blockbuster smashes box-office records
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
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Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Drought-affected trees die from hydraulic failure and carbon starvation
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
The report finds that hydraulic failure, which is the inability of a plant to move water from roots to leaves to be almost universally present when trees died, while carbon starvation was a contributing factor roughly half of the time. "Droughts are increasing in frequency and severity, and their impact on plants and humans, is becoming more intense," says research co-author, Dr Melanie Ze ... more
Jena, Germany (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Humans have been altering tropical forests for at least 45,000 years
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Payments to rural communities offer a new opportunity to restore China's native forests
Brussels (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
EU demands Polish 'reassurance' over ancient forest


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