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November 06, 2017
EARLY EARTH
New theory addresses how life on earth arose from the primordial muck



Chapel Hill NC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Life on Earth originated in an intimate partnership between the nucleic acids (genetic instructions for all organisms) and small proteins called peptides, according to two new papers from biochemists and biologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Auckland. Their "peptide-RNA" hypothesis contradicts the widely-held "RNA-world" hypothesis, which states that life originated from nucleic acids and only later evolved to include proteins. The new papers - one in ... read more

EARLY EARTH
Newly discovered volcanic rock minerals offer insights into earth's evolution
Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
The first 1.5 billion years of Earth's evolution is subject to considerable uncertainty due to the lack of any significant rock record prior to four billion years ago and a very limited record until ... more
ICE WORLD
Russian military to boost Arctic presence: commander
Moscow (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Russia is boosting aviation infrastructure in the Arctic and will further increase its air defences there, the commander of the country's northern fleet said on Friday. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
White House OKs report warning climate change caused by humans
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
The US government released Friday a major scientific report that says climate change is "extremely likely" to be caused by human activity and will get worse without major cuts to carbon emissions. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam; Floods kill 5 in Malaysia
Danang, Vietnam (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
At least 27 people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after Typhoon Damrey barrelled into Vietnam, authorities said Sunday, damaging tens of thousands of homes and submerging highways days before the country welcomes world leaders to the APEC summit. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW
Two dead, thousands flee as floods hit Malaysia's Penang
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
At least two people have been killed and almost 2,000 evacuated after a storm triggered serious flooding Sunday in Malaysia's Penang, with the historic state capital under murky brown water. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
In reversal, US tech firms back bill on human trafficking
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Major US tech firms reversed course Friday and endorsed a proposal in Congress which could hold website owners liable for human trafficking. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Crime writer Ian Rankin predicts rise of 'kind and gentle' books
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Global turmoil after seismic events such as Brexit and the election of President Donald Trump may push readers away from dystopian crime fiction to novels with a more comforting message, best-selling author Ian Rankin says. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Dozens of alligators captured prior to child's death at Disney
Miami (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Disney World knew it had an alligator problem long before one of the beasts killed a toddler at the famous resort last year, official data showed Friday. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Flights of honeybees reveal individual directional tendencies
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Just as humans and other animals are often more dexterous with one hand or paw - usually the right - honeybees have individualized flight pattern preferences. Some prefer to go right, others feel more comfortable going left. ... more
WATER WORLD
Trump admin sued over stalling to protect sea turtles
Miami (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
A US environmental group filed suit Friday against the Donald Trump administration for allegedly stalling on a deal to protect sea turtles from getting trapped in shrimp nets. ... more


Tiny Fiji looks for global impact at Bonn climate talks

WATER WORLD
Study reveals invasive species defense mechanisms inside marine reserves
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Scientists have identified two ecological mechanisms that help prevent takeovers by invasive species. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
UN climate talks resume with wary eyes on Trump
Paris (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Nations that adopted the Paris Agreement with champagne two years ago, regroup next week amid grim omens of climate peril and with an anxious eye on Donald Trump's America. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Traditional carpet weaving in central Iraq unravels
Al-Hamza, Iraq (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
In the shadow of the Imam Hamza mosque in the region of the ancient kingdom of Babylon, a carpet market that was once bustling is now almost empty. ... more
WHALES AHOY
Mexico captures rare vaquita porpoise in bid to save species
Mexico City (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Mexico said Saturday it had captured a rare vaquita marina porpose - a female of reproductive age - as part of a last-ditch bid to save the critically endangered species. ... more



New SOFT e-textiles could offer advanced protection for soldiers and emergency personnel
Hanover NH (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
New technology that harnesses electronic signals in a smart fabric could lead to advanced hazardous-material gear that protects against toxic chemicals, according to research from Dartmouth College. The advancement could have big implications for the military, emergency service personnel and other workers that rely on "haz-mat" protection to perform their work and keep others safe. I ... more
McLean VA (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
SATCOM and Disaster Recovery Plans Withstand Irma
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
In reversal, US tech firms back bill on human trafficking
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Crime writer Ian Rankin predicts rise of 'kind and gentle' books
Radio Pollution Creates Space Shield for Satellites
Boulder CO (VOA) Oct 31, 2017
People are big polluters, on the land, in the sea and even in outer space, that can include anything from a hammer that floats away from the space station, to radiation from a nuclear weapons test in the atmosphere. "This can range from little chips of paint all the way up to spent rocket bodies and things like that," said Dan Baker, director of the Laboratory of Atmosphere and Space Physi ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Guiding the random laser
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Opening the Van der Waals' sandwich
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
'Tensor algebra' software speeds big-data analysis 100-fold
Scientists map coastal communities most vulnerable to natural disasters
(UPI) Nov 2, 2017
Scientists have identified coastal communities where poverty, poor infrastructure and exposure to the elements combine to create a unique level of vulnerability to natural disasters. These varying levels of risk are showcased on a new map of the Caribbean and South America published this week in the journal PLOS ONE. "We found that more than 500,000 people in Latin America and th ... more
Abidjan (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Ivory Coast inaugurates huge China-funded dam
Suva, Fiji (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Tiny Fiji looks for global impact at Bonn climate talks
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Climate change could transform key bacterial interactions in the ocean by 2100
IceBridge Launches Two Sets of Antarctic Flights
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Scientists with NASA's longest-running airborne mission to map polar ice, Operation IceBridge, completed a successful science flight on Oct. 29, inaugurating their 2017 survey of Antarctic sea and land ice. For the first time in its nine years of operations in the southern hemisphere, IceBridge will launch two consecutive, dedicated sets of Antarctic flights from two continents-South America and ... more
Paris (ESA) Nov 03, 2017
Wanted: a medical doctor for a cold adventure
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 03, 2017
New Greenland Maps Show More Glaciers at Risk
Moscow (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Russian military to boost Arctic presence: commander
The advent of 'green' cattle
Bristol UK (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Implications of livestock farming on climate change should not be drawn from aggregate statistics, reveals a study based on a new method of carbon footprinting for pasture-based cattle production systems that can assess the impacts of individual animals. The new method, developed by a team from the University of Bristol and Rothamsted Research, records the environmental impact of each anim ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
RUDN University researcher found out what happens to organic matter on rice fields
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Flour power to boost food security
Ithaca NY (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Pumpkin genomes sequenced, revealing uncommon evolutionary history
27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam; Floods kill 5 in Malaysia
Danang, Vietnam (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
At least 27 people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after Typhoon Damrey barrelled into Vietnam, authorities said Sunday, damaging tens of thousands of homes and submerging highways days before the country welcomes world leaders to the APEC summit. The storm, which made landfall on Saturday, is the worst in decades to strike the country's southern coastal region, an area normally s ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Future volcanic eruptions could cause more climate disruption
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Tsunami reveals human noise pollution in Hawaiian waters
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Two dead, thousands flee as floods hit Malaysia's Penang
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US strikes IS in Somalia for first time
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
The US conducted a pair of drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia on Friday, the first time America has hit the jihadists in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said. The strikes occurred in northeastern Somalia and killed "several terrorists," the US military's Africa Command said in a statement. According to Voice of America, which cited the chairman of the town of Qa ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
US mission in Niger not what US commanders say it was: reportw
Tiznit, Morocco (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Morocco architect fights concrete with tradition
Juba (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Tense standoff in Juba as troops encircle ex-army chief's home
Newly discovered orangutan species is most endangered great ape
Jakarta (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
A new species of orangutan has been discovered in the remote jungles of Indonesia, immediately becoming the world's most endangered great ape, researchers said Thursday. "It's the first declaration of a new great ape species in about 100 years," Ian Singleton, co-author of the study and director of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, told AFP. The species, called 'Tapanuli or ... more
London UK (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
The relentless rise of migration in Europe over last 10,000 years
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Study shows how memories ripple through the brain
Sydney (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Climbing Australia's giant red rock Uluru banned
UN climate talks resume with wary eyes on Trump
Paris (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Nations that adopted the Paris Agreement with champagne two years ago, regroup next week amid grim omens of climate peril and with an anxious eye on Donald Trump's America. The November 6-17 meeting in Bonn, Germany, is the first for UN climate envoys since the US president announced he will extricate Washington from the deal, carefully crafted over many years and helped over the finish line ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
White House OKs report warning climate change caused by humans
Plymouth UK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
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Paris (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
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Blue Canyon to build CubeSat constellation for NASA hurricane observation
Boulder CO (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
It's no secret that hurricanes are affecting the United States in a dramatic way this year. In the past few months alone, the US and Caribbean regions have been impacted by multiple catastrophic storms. To help understand why we are seeing such drastic changes in tropical storm patterns, Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) will build a constellation of CubeSats for an observing system for NASA to mea ... more
Paris (ESA) Nov 03, 2017
Wind satellite vacuum packed
Palo Alto, CA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
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Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
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Newly discovered volcanic rock minerals offer insights into earth's evolution
Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
The first 1.5 billion years of Earth's evolution is subject to considerable uncertainty due to the lack of any significant rock record prior to four billion years ago and a very limited record until about three billion years ago. Rocks of this age are usually extensively altered making comparisons to modern rock quite difficult. In new research conducted at LSU, scientists have found evide ... more
Chapel Hill NC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
New theory addresses how life on earth arose from the primordial muck
Bristol UK (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Bandit-masked feathered dinosaur hid from predators using multiple types of camouflage
New Haven CT (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Mongolian microfossils point to the rise of animals on Earth
Japan faces challenges in cutting CO2, Moody's finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Utility companies in the Japanese market face an uphill battle in meeting targets for the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, Moody's reported Monday. Moody's Investors Service reported that Japan faces challenges in meeting its commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Based on March levels, the report found emissions from the utility sector will need to be cut by as much as 50 p ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 19, 2017
IEA: An electrified world would cost $31B per year to achieve
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
Microscopic defects make batteries better
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
High-performance electrodes for lithium-ion batteries can be improved by paying closer attention to their defects - and capitalizing on them, according to Rice University scientists. Rice materials scientist Ming Tang and chemists Song Jin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Linsen Li at Wisconsin and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology led a study that combined state-of-the-a ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
New studies on disordered cathodes may provide much-needed jolt to lithium batteries
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
UNIST unveils new fast-charging, high-energy electric-car battery technology
Exeter UK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Scientists create magnetic system that transforms heat into motion
Landmark discovery turns marathon of evolution into a sprint
London, UK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
A research collaboration has discovered a new way of rapidly generating a swathe of medically significant natural products after discovering a ground-breaking technique that turns the marathon of evolution into a sprint. The surprise discovery came when the research team inadvertently replicated a process that bacteria use to evolve their machinery for making natural products. Now th ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Flights of honeybees reveal individual directional tendencies
Liwonde, Malawi (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Malawi turns to British troops in poaching war
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Humans don't use as much brainpower as we like to think
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Disrespecting China's anthem can now cost 3 years jail
Beijing (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
China has passed legislation to punish anyone who disrespects the national anthem with up to three years in prison, state media reported Saturday. The changes to China's criminal law were approved during a committee meeting of the country's rubberstamp parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), according to the official Xinhua news agency. "Serious cases of disrespecting the coun ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Hong Kong government under fire in LGBT row
Manila (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Philippine Everest conqueror sets sail for China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
China mulls three years' jail for anthem disrespect
Beer o'clock in the Amazon: the tribe that loves to party
Waiapi, Brazil (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Deep in the Amazon rainforest, it's that time again - beer o'clock. Members of the tiny, remote Waiapi tribe in Brazil's eastern Amazon raise calabash gourds to their painted faces and quaff the homemade brew they call caxiri. Draining the salad-bowl-sized gourd, usually in one go, they send for a refill, which is scooped from an enormous hollowed-out log resembling a canoe, only brimmi ... more
Tegucigalpa (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Honduran state, power company, involved in activist murder: experts
Southampton UK (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Peatland plants adapting well to climate change
Exeter UK (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Tropical forest reserves slow down global warming
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