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November 09, 2017
SPACE TRAVEL
Brazil's tech junkies seek healing at digital detox clinic



Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Like many young people, 29-year-old student L.L. loves his cell phone. So much so, in fact, that his studies, his work and even his personal relationships have suffered, and his phone eventually became a way to avoid people in the real world. That was when he realized he needed help. L.L., who like other patients interviewed by AFP asked that their full names not be used, suffers from a form of digital dependency known as "nomophobia," a neologism derived from the term "no-mobile-phone phobia." ... read more

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Delhi schools shut as toxic smog hits India and Pakistan
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Delhi authorities ordered all schools to shut on Wednesday after choking smog descended on north India and Pakistan, with pollution levels in the city 40 times the World Health Organization's safe limit. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Iraq needs 'Marshall Plan', says Kirkuk archbishop
Lourdes, France (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
A top Catholic cleric from Iraq says his country has "lost all confidence" despite the rout of the Islamic State group, and needs an economic and cultural "Marshall Plan". ... more
FARM NEWS
France to oppose EU's 5-year renewal for weedkiller glyphosate
Paris (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
France will oppose a European Commission proposal to renew authorisation for controversial weedkiller glyphosate for five years instead of 10, saying Wednesday the new cutoff should be three years. ... more
WOOD PILE
Could the peatlands of Congo be a carbon bomb?
Mbandaka, Dr Congo (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Gruelling talks are unfolding in Bonn for implementing the UN's Paris Agreement on climate change, but many kilometres (miles) away, there are fears that any progress may be wiped out by a lurking carbon threat. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE
EU to cut car emissions to meet climate targets, rival China
Brussels (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
The European Union on Wednesday proposed sharp automobile emission cuts over the next decade to support the Paris climate accord and compete with China by spurring electric car production. ... more
FARM NEWS
Together for more food safety in Europe and its neighboring countries
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
"To protect consumers, the responsible public institutions have to be networked together all over the world," says Professor Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel, President of the German Federal Institute for Ris ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Mexico earthquake reconstruction will cost $2.5bn: Pena Nieto
Mexico City (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Reconstruction in central and southern Mexico following two deadly earthquakes in September that killed 465 people will require a $2.5 billion investment, President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Tuesday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Lifeline trails restored to Nepal's quake-hit villages
Lapa, Nepal (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
As the dust settled from Nepal's massive earthquake, a fresh humanitarian crisis was just beginning: supply lines to remote communities had been destroyed, and villagers were starving. ... more
EARLY EARTH
Man's earliest ancestors discovered in southern England
Portsmouth UK (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset. The two teeth are from small, rat-like creatures that lived 145 million years ago in the ... more
ICE WORLD
Chinese icebreaker steams for Antarctica in polar power play
Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
The Chinese ice-breaker Xuelong steamed south from Shanghai on Wednesday bound for Antarctica, where it will establish China's newest base as Beijing strives to become a polar power. ... more


Malaysia rescues 140 pangolins from suspected smugglers

ABOUT US
Faith not linked to intuition or rational thinking, study shows
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
New research suggests people's religious beliefs are not directly influenced by intuition or rational thinking. Instead, a person's faith is most closely linked with their upbringing and socio-cultural background. ... more
ABOUT US
Tracking collars reveal raiding strategies used by hungry baboons
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
Baboons in South Africa mostly use a sit and wait tactic before raiding homes in search of food, according to new research. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
6.5-magnitude quake hits PNG
Sydney (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, according to officials, but there were no immediate reports of damage. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
Niger ambush probe to last until at least January: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
An investigation into an ambush that resulted in the deaths of four US soldiers in Niger early October will not conclude until at least January 2018, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. ... more



Mexico earthquake reconstruction will cost $2.5bn: Pena Nieto
Mexico City (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Reconstruction in central and southern Mexico following two deadly earthquakes in September that killed 465 people will require a $2.5 billion investment, President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Tuesday. Speaking at a public event, the president said the quakes partially or totally damaged 184,000 homes, while 14,000 businesses and 16,000 schools were also affected. It is "a reconstructio ... more
Lapa, Nepal (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Lifeline trails restored to Nepal's quake-hit villages
Washington (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Air force error allowed Texas shooter to buy guns despite conviction
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
UN council weakens response to Myanmar after China objects
Cancer cells destroyed with dinosaur extinction metal
Warwick UK (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Cancer cells can be targeted and destroyed with the metal from the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, according to new research by an international collaboration between the University of Warwick and Sun Yat-Sen University in China. Researchers from the Professor Sadler and Professor O'Connor groups in Warwick's Department of Chemistry and Professor Hui Chao's group at S ... more
Ames IA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
One-step 3-D printing of catalysts developed at Ames Laboratory
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
General Atomics awarded $8.8M contract for low power laser demonstrator
Seattle WA (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
How to store information in your clothes invisibly, without electronics
Researchers use forensic science to track turtles
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
Biologists tracking vulnerable turtle species in the Mediterranean have borrowed a technique from forensic scientists. By measuring "stable isotope ratios," scientists at the University of Exeter were able to determine where turtles were traveling from to breed Cyprus. Isotopes are variants of the same chemical element. Each variant boasts a different number of neutrons in its nucleus. ... more
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Penn engineers develop filters that use nanoparticles to prevent slime build-up
Gao, Mali (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
A well changes lives in ravaged Mali city
Troy NY (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Climate change could decrease Sun's ability to disinfect lakes
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. Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has stepped up efforts to expand its military presence in the Arctic which has become a theatre for rival claims over a sea floor believed to be rich in minerals, oil and gas. "Every ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Chinese icebreaker steams for Antarctica in polar power play
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Intensifying winds could increase east Antarctica's contribution to sea level rise
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 08, 2017
Hot News from the Antarctic Underground
France to oppose EU's 5-year renewal for weedkiller glyphosate
Paris (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
France will oppose a European Commission proposal to renew authorisation for controversial weedkiller glyphosate for five years instead of 10, saying Wednesday the new cutoff should be three years. "France's position is three years," Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot, a celebrity green activist, told French media ahead of a vote by the 28 EU member states in Brussels on Thursday. The Co ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Extreme dining in Shanghai: French chef's twist on haute cuisine
London (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
First luxury Perigord truffle is cultivated in Britain
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Together for more food safety in Europe and its neighboring countries
Death toll from Vietnam typhoon rises to 61
Danang, Vietnam (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
The death toll from typhoon downpours and floods wreaking havoc along Vietnam's south-central coast has risen to 61, an official said Tuesday, as the country opens its doors to world leaders for this week's APEC summit. Typhoon Damrey struck just before Vietnam was set to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Danang, which will bring together US President Donald Trump ... more
Sydney (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
6.5-magnitude quake hits PNG
Miami (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Puerto Rico population to drop 14% after hurricane
Danang, Vietnam (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Death toll from Vietnam typhoon rises to 69; 17th Atlantic storm takes shape
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Tense standoff in Juba as troops encircle ex-army chief's home
Juba (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
South Sudan's capital Juba was tense on Saturday as more than 100 soldiers surrounded the residence of powerful former army chief Paul Malong in a bid to disarm his bodyguards. Streets across the city were largely empty as people stayed at home for fear the standoff would erupt into clashes, an AFP correspondent said. The deployment of troops around Malong's residence in the central Hai ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Niger ambush probe to last until at least January: Pentagon
Niamey (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Sahel anti-terror force sees teething problems in first mission
Miami (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Deadly heat from climate change may hit slums hardest
Bonobos help strangers without being asked
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
A passer-by drops something and you spring to pick it up. Or maybe you hold the door for someone behind you. Such acts of kindness to strangers were long thought to be unique to humans, but recent research on bonobos suggests our species is not as exceptional in this regard as we like to think. Famously friendly apes from Africa's Congo Basin, bonobos will go out of their way to help stran ... more
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Japanese scientists estimate the mutation rate from chimpanzee parents to their offspring
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
Faith not linked to intuition or rational thinking, study shows
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
Tracking collars reveal raiding strategies used by hungry baboons
EU to cut car emissions to meet climate targets, rival China
Brussels (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
The European Union on Wednesday proposed sharp automobile emission cuts over the next decade to support the Paris climate accord and compete with China by spurring electric car production. The European Commission, the EU executive, called for cutting carbon dioxide emissions from cars and vans by 30 percent by 2030 and 15 percent by 2025, compared with 2021. The proposal has to be approv ... more
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Cities can cut greenhouse gas emissions far beyond their urban borders
Bonn (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US
Bonn (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year: UN
FIMI completes control acquisition transaction in IAI's ImageSat
Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced it has entered an agreement with FIMI, the largest Private Equity fund in Israel (FIMI). Pursuant to the agreement, FIMI shall invest $40 million in ImageSat International (ISI) in exchange for 53.6% of ISI's share equity. The agreement further stipulates that ISI shall buy the new observation satellite 'EROS C' from IAI and at the transaction cl ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
NASA Satellite Tracks Ozone Pollution by Monitoring Its Key Ingredients
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Nov 01, 2017
Vega to launch an Earth observation satellite for the Kingdom of Morocco
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Warm Air Helped Make 2017 Ozone Hole Smallest Since 1988
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
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 ... more
Portsmouth UK (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Man's earliest ancestors discovered in southern England
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
The secret lives of ancient land plants
London, UK (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Mammals switched to daytime activity after dinosaur extinction
Improving sensor accuracy to prevent electrical grid overload
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Electrical physicists from Czech Technical University have provided additional evidence that new current sensors introduce errors when assessing current through iron conductors. It's crucial to correct this flaw in the new sensors so that operators of the electrical grid can correctly respond to threats to the system. The researchers show how a difference in a conductor's magnetic permeabi ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Japan faces challenges in cutting CO2, Moody's finds
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
Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to reality
Waterloo, Canada (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
The ability to charge cellphones in seconds is one step closer after researchers at the University of Waterloo used nanotechnology to significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors. Their novel design roughly doubles the amount of electrical energy the rapid-charging devices can hold, helping pave the way for eventual use in everything from smartphones and laptop com ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
Scientists design smart paper capable of detecting water, conducting electricity
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Microscopic defects make batteries better
Exeter UK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Scientists create magnetic system that transforms heat into motion
Malaysia rescues 140 pangolins from suspected smugglers
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Dozens of live pangolins were seized from suspected traffickers close to Malaysia's border with Thailand, officials said Wednesday, thwarting the latest attempt to smuggle the critically endangered creatures. The pangolins, the world's most heavily trafficked mammals, were recovered on Tuesday in two separate raids in the northern Malaysian state of Kedah. Despite concerted efforts to c ... more
Mexico City (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Endangered vaquita porpoise dies in captivity
London, UK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Landmark discovery turns marathon of evolution into a sprint
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Flights of honeybees reveal individual directional tendencies
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Chinese dissident writer dies on medical parole
Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
A veteran Chinese dissident who had nearly completed a 12-year prison sentence for "subversion" has died on medical parole, rights groups said Wednesday. Writer Yang Tongyan died on Tuesday, nearly three months after an August 23 surgery to remove a brain tumour, Amnesty International said in a statement, citing information from close friends. Rights groups say a pattern has emerged in r ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists allowed to appeal jail terms
Beijing (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
China calls on France to ensure security of its citizens
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Hong Kong government under fire in LGBT row
It takes a microclimate to raise a pinyon tree
Fort Collins CO (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
With all the discussion about global climate change effects, new research shows that another kind of climate is an important factor in regional pinyon pine tree recovery after drought events - the microclimate. Microclimates are localized climates found within a larger one, like that of a cool canyon in the desert Southwest. These microclimates occur because of local differences in the lan ... more
Mbandaka, Dr Congo (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Could the peatlands of Congo be a carbon bomb?
Kent UK (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Protecting 'high carbon' rainforest areas also protects threatened wildlife
Waiapi, Brazil (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
For Amazon tribe, rainforest is a whole world
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