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October 05, 2017
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Light-activated nanoparticles can supercharge current antibiotics



Boulder CO (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella, new University of Colorado Boulder research shows. Multi-drug resistant pathogens, which evolve their defenses faster than new antibiotic treatments can be developed to treat them, cost the United States an estimated $20 billion in direct healthcare costs and an additional $35 billion in lost produc ... read more

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Polluted lake is poor Nicaraguans' lifeline
Tipitapa, Nicaragua (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Looking tired and haggard, William Coronado pulls up before dawn with a boat full of fish on the muddy shore of Nicaragua's Lake Managua, a dumping ground for trash and waste. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Cats kill more than one million birds per day in Australia
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Cats in Australia kill more than 1 million birds every day, according to a new study. The study, a survey of 100 studies conducted across the continent, was published this week in the journal Biological Conservation. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Vanuatu volcano island evacuation complete
Sydney (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
The evacuation of more than 11,000 people from a Vanuatu island threatened by a volcano was completed Thursday, authorities said, as aid began arriving to help the displaced. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Mexico says last body found in rubble after quake
Mexico City (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Emergency workers pulled the last victim's body Wednesday from the rubble of Mexico's September 19 earthquake, officials said, as the country turned to rebuilding after a disaster that claimed more than 360 lives. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW
A year after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti more vulnerable than ever
Port-Au-Prince (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Haiti may have been largely spared from this year's worst hurricanes - Harvey, Irma and Maria - but it is still picking up the pieces from disastrous Matthew last year. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Assessing regional earthquake risk and hazards in the age of exascale
Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
With emerging exascale supercomputers, researchers will soon be able to accurately simulate the ground motions of regional earthquakes quickly and in unprecedented detail, as well as predict how the ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Trump to request $29 bln for storm-hit Puerto Rico
Washington (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Congress for a bumper $29 billion package of emergency relief after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico. ... more
EARLY EARTH
UTA study sheds new light on evolution
Arlington TX (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Research from the University of Texas at Arlington and the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology suggests that hydrogen, oxygen, water and carbon dioxide are being generated in the earth's mantle hun ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Activists condemn craze for wild animal selfies
Brasília (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
The craze for tourists taking selfies alongside wild animals then posting on Instagram is fueling cruel treatment of iconic species in the Amazon, activists warn. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
OECD calls for tourism to be more sustainable
Paris (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
The OECD on Tuesday called on governmentsto rethink their tourism policies to make growth in the key sector more "ecologically sustainable and socially inclusive." ... more


Isotopic analyses link the lives of Late Neolithic individuals to burial location in Spain

FLORA AND FAUNA
Sun bear attacks couple in Indonesia; Giant python attacks man
Pekanbaru, Indonesia (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
A sun bear mauled a couple in a rare attack in Indonesia, killing the wife and seriously injuring the husband, officials said Wednesday. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Olympics: Tokyo 2020 water venue polluted
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Tokyo Olympic organisers said Wednesday that prolonged summer rain had temporarily brought high levels of bacteria to a venue intended for triathlon and marathon swimming at the 2020 Games. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Iraq flight ban halts dig for lost ancient city
Ranya, Irak (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Ismael Nuraddini peers into a hole in the earth of Iraq's Kurdistan region at what researchers believe could be remnants of a lost city dating back more than 2,000 years. ... more
FARM NEWS
Win-win strategies for climate and food security
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Climate policies that target agriculture and forests could lead to increased food prices, but reducing deforestation and increasing soil carbon sequestration in agriculture could significantly reduc ... more



NASA Damage Map Aids Puerto Rico Hurricane Response
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 02, 2017
A NASA-produced map showing areas of eastern Puerto Rico that were likely damaged by Hurricane Maria has been provided to responding agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The hurricane, a Category 4 storm at landfall on Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, caused widespread damage and numerous casualties on the Caribbean island, an unincorporated U.S. territory with a populatio ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Trump to request $29 bln for storm-hit Puerto Rico
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Trump tells Puerto Rico to be 'proud' of low storm toll
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
MIT engineers attempt to predict extreme events
Sputnik, the tiny sphere that launched the space race
Korolyov, Russia (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
When the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite 60 years ago, it marked both the beginning of space exploration and the start of a race between Moscow and Washington. Sputnik, the tiny silver sphere with four spider leg-like antennae, showed off Soviet technological prowess. But German scientists - who had worked on Adolf Hitler's rocket projects and brought to the USSR af ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
New laser sensor could detect explosives, dangerous gases more quickly
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
Germany-based Hensoldt acquires Kelvin Hughes
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
UV-irradiated amorphous ice behaves like liquid at low temperatures
Big rainy season leaves dozens dead in Central America
Guatemala City (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
An unusually intense rainy season in Central America has left dozens dead and thousands more affected by damaged or destroyed homes and roads. Weather observatories said precipitation in September and October - usually the wettest period of the five-month-long season - were 25 to 50 percent heavier than average in the rainiest zones. The worst-hit country in the region was Honduras, wh ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Lockheed Martin to invest in Submaran S10 submersible drone
Onna, Japan (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
A sustainable future powered by sea
Cambridge UK (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Getting the measure of mud
Return of the Weddell polynya supports Kiel climate model
Kiel, Germany (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Currently, winter has still a firm grip on Antarctica. At this time of the year, the Weddell Sea usually is covered with a thick layer of sea ice. In spite of the icy temperatures in the region, satellite images depict a large ice-free area in the middle of the ice cover. The area of the hole in the ice is larger than The Netherlands and it fascinates climate and polar researchers worldwide. ... more
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude polar vortex weakening
Sydney (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Shipping risks rise as Antarctic ice hits record low
Fairbanks AK (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Researchers take on atmospheric effects of Arctic snowmelt
Artificial light device boosts cows' milk yields by 9 percent
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
A new artificial light device developed in Ireland promises to increase cows' milk yields by 9 percent. In the latest tests, the technology, a mask, increased milk production among lactating bovines. The device was developed by Equilume, a company spun-out of the research labs at the University College Dublin in Ireland. For a few years, the company has been making light therapy masks f ... more
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Win-win strategies for climate and food security
Brussels (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
EU battle heats up over controversial weedkiller
Stockholm (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Land grabs cause lingering SE Asia conflicts: report
Assessing regional earthquake risk and hazards in the age of exascale
Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
With emerging exascale supercomputers, researchers will soon be able to accurately simulate the ground motions of regional earthquakes quickly and in unprecedented detail, as well as predict how these movements will impact energy infrastructure - from the electric grid to local power plants - and scientific research facilities. Currently, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the D ... more
Mexico City (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Mexico says last body found in rubble after quake
Jakarta (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Bali volcano evacuees outside red zone fearful to return home
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Tsunami enabled hundreds of aquatic species to raft across Pacific
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
The link between drought and riots in sub-Saharan Africa
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
The scientific community has been working on the possibility of a relationship between periods of drought and rioting for several years. The University of Geneva (UNIGE), operating in partnership with the universities of Heidelberg (Germany) and Lucerne (Switzerland), has formally verified this hypothesis by studying almost 1,800 riots that occurred over a 20-year period in sub-Saharan Africa. ... more
Tafi Atome, Ghana (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Ghanaian villagers profit from monkey business
Bamako (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
New ceasefire signed by armed groups
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
C. Africa asks UN to send more peacekeepers, ease arms embargo
Stone Age child reveals that modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
South Africa is well-known for its hominin fossil record. But this time, results from a study of ancient DNA presented in the September 28th First Release early online issue of Science show that the 2000-year-old remains of a boy found at Ballito Bay in KwaZulu-Natal during the 1960s, helped to rewrite human history. Marlize Lombard, Professor of Stone Age archaeology at the University of ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
Sleep helps the brain reorganize, new study shows
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Isotopic analyses link the lives of Late Neolithic individuals to burial location in Spain
Birmingham UK (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Chimpanzees can learn how to use tools without observing others
Auditor slams Canada on lack of climate actions
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Canada's rhetoric on climate change must be translated into action, the environment commissioner said Tuesday in a scathing report blaming years of inertia for leaving the nation vulnerable to climate damage. The government must move "from a seemingly endless planning mode into an action mode," said Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Julie Gelfand in the report. ... more
Sydney (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Drought not dingos behind mainland Australia tiger extinction: study
Washington (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Cost of climate disasters to reach half of US growth in a decade: report
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Science denial not limited to political right
Public Invited to Analyze Photos Taken by International Space Station Astronauts
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
CosmoQuest's Image Detective, a NASA-funded citizen science project, invites the public to identify Earth features in photographs taken by astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS). Citizen scientists are asked to help identify geographic features (natural or human-made) in astronaut photographs and then determine the location on Earth where the photo is centered. CosmoQuest is ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Global Airborne Mission to Make Ozone Hole Detour
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
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Buffalo NY (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
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Evidence suggests life on Earth started after meteorites splashed into warm little ponds
Hamilton, Canada (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Life on Earth began somewhere between 3.7 and 4.5 billion years ago, after meteorites splashed down and leached essential elements into warm little ponds, say scientists at McMaster University and the Max Planck Institute in Germany. Their calculations suggest that wet and dry cycles bonded basic molecular building blocks in the ponds' nutrient-rich broth into self-replicating RNA molecules that ... more
Arlington TX (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
UTA study sheds new light on evolution
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Crocodile fossils suggest giant reptiles emerged earlier than previously thought
Oxford UK (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
The volatile processes that shaped the Earth
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
A proposal to address what the Trump administration outlined as threats to traditional energy sources is counterintuitive, sustainable energy supporters said. The U.S. Department of Energy said last week it was calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to change how the wholesale electricity sector works by offering compensation for "traditional" power generators. In a ... more
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
Beojing, China (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Scientists propose method to improve microgrid stability and reliability
Washington (UPI) Aug 29, 2017
ADB: New finance model needed for low-carbon shift in Asia
New nanomaterial can extract hydrogen fuel from seawater
Orlando FL (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
It's possible to produce hydrogen to power fuel cells by extracting the gas from seawater, but the electricity required to do it makes the process costly. UCF researcher Yang Yang has come up with a new hybrid nanomaterial that harnesses solar energy and uses it to generate hydrogen from seawater more cheaply and efficiently than current materials. The breakthrough could someday lead to a ... more
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Ultra-fast and ultra-sensitive hydrogen sensor
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Superconductivity found in thin films of titanium oxide
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
Scientists harvest electricity from tears
Cats kill more than one million birds per day in Australia
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Cats in Australia kill more than 1 million birds every day, according to a new study. The study, a survey of 100 studies conducted across the continent, was published this week in the journal Biological Conservation. Data pooled from the dozens of studies showed some 316 million birds are killed by feral cats every year in Australia. Another 61 million birds are killed by pet cats. ... more
Pekanbaru, Indonesia (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Sun bear attacks couple in Indonesia; Giant python attacks man
Brasília (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Activists condemn craze for wild animal selfies
Jakarta (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Panda diplomacy: Two giant pandas from China land in Indonesia
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Former Hong Kong leader appears in court over sandwich 'attack'
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Unpopular former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying testified Wednesday in a case involving a sandwich thrown at him by a pro-democracy activist. The sandwich was aimed at Leung, the city's then leader, as he was on his way to vote in the September 2016 legislative election - but it missed and hit a police officer. In court, a stern-looking Leung occasionally smiled as he was questioned b ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Hong Kong democracy activist in court for throwing 'smelly' sandwich
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Hong Kong migrant mothers sing for their distant children
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
The making of Hong Kong's famous 'fire dragon'
Poland rejects EU evidence on primeval forest dispute
Warsaw (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Poland on Friday rejected evidence put before the European Court of Justice to prove illegal logging in the Bialowieza forest, a protected UNESCO site that includes Europe's last primeval woodland. During a court hearing in Luxembourg on September 11, the European Commission's representative showed satellite images of Bialowieza to show that Warsaw is defying the court's temporary injunctio ... more
Miami (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Forest loss means tropics emit more carbon than they trap: study
Brasilia (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
Brazil scraps bid to mine Amazon natural reserve
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
American oaks share a common northern ancestor


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