Research - page 64

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Global supply chains cause extinction of many species

Thirty percent of threatened species are at risk because of consumption in developed world according to research made by University of Sydney. The study mapped the world economy to trace the global trade of goods implicated in biodiversity loss such as coffee,

June 16, 2012

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Why Sun won’t forget Calcutta - solar physicist rates Sun's memory

Solar physicist Dibyendu Nandi and PhD student Bidya Binay Karak have shown that the Sun’s memory of its sunspot cycles, long believed to be imprinted in its churning plasma, lasts no longer than five-and-a-half years.Sunspots are regions of strong magnetic fields

June 13, 2012

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Continuing deep ocean changes - Earth's water cycle intensifying with atmospheric warming

New research by teams of Australian and US scientists has found there has been a massive reduction in the amount of Antarctic Bottom Water found off the coast of Antarctica. Salinity shifts in the ocean confirm climate and the global water cycle have changed. In a

May 26, 2012

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New technology can detect as little as 0.1 percent GMO contamination in crops, food

Identifying the presence of genetically-modified (GM) contaminants in food and food crops could soon become a whole lot easier and more accurate. Researchers from Lumora, a molecular diagnostics specialist company originating out of Cambridge University, have

May 21, 2012

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Caltech researchers gain greater insight into earthquake cycles

For those who study earthquakes, one major challenge has been trying to understand all the physics of a fault-both during an earthquake and at times of "rest"-in order to know more about how a particular region may behave in the future. Now, researchers at the

May 15, 2012

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Apocalypse on December 21, 2012? Not likely according to reason and new archeological findings in Guatemala

Reasonable ones among us kept saying for years that Mayans never said anything about the end of the world and apocalypse on December 21, 2012. But mainstream media kept pushing the story and keeping the global population in fear that something terrible is going to

May 12, 2012

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Unique insight into Chile's coastal ecosystem before and after 2010 earthquake

Natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis are expected to have substantial ecological effects, but if researchers don't have enough data about the environment before the disaster strikes, as is usually the case, it is difficult to quantify these

May 08, 2012

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World’s oil and gas endowment - a new global estimate for conventional oil and gas resources

The U.S. Geological Survey released a new global estimate for conventional oil and gas resources.  The USGS estimates that the undiscovered, conventional resources in the world total 565 billion barrels of oil (bbo), 5,606 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas,

April 19, 2012

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New study finds Roundup herbicide can alter morphology of animals

Exposure among amphibians and other vertebrate animals to Monsanto's Roundup herbicide has been shown, for the very first time, to actually induce physical changes to the shapes of these animals' bodies. Published in the journal Ecological Applications, the new study

April 13, 2012

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New study suggests pesticides may affect pregnancy length and birth weight

Exposure of pregnant women to organophosphate (OP) pesticides, a widely used class of pesticides in North American agriculture, may be associated with decreased gestational age and lower birth weight, according to a study published on Thursday. The new study,

April 09, 2012

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Scientists refine Earth's clock - some events in Earth's history happened more recently than previously thought

New research has revealed that some events in Earth's history happened more recently than previously thought. Scientists from the British Geological Survey and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, publishing this week in the journal Science, have refined the data

April 08, 2012

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Solar ‘climate change’ could cause rougher space weather

Recent research shows that the space age has coincided with a period of unusually high solar activity, called a grand maximum. Isotopes in ice sheets and tree rings tell us that this grand solar maximum is one of 24 during the last 9300 years and suggest the high

March 30, 2012

Immune System

Bedrock of vaccination theory crumbles as science reveals antibodies not necessary to fight viruses

While the medical, pharmaceutical, and vaccine industries are busy pushing new vaccines for practically every condition under the sun, a new study published in the journal Immunity completely deconstructs the entire vaccination theory.It turns out that the body's

March 27, 2012

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New research cast doubts on accepted Moon origins theory

In the new research, published online today in Nature Geoscience, geochemists led by Junjun Zhang at the University of Chicago in Illinois, together with her colleague at the University of Bern in Switzerland, looked at titanium isotopes in 24 separate samples of

March 26, 2012

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ATREX - NASA jet stream study - 5 suborbital rockets launched at the same time will light up the night sky of east coast US

Since the high probability of unacceptable weather is preventing a launch attempt on March 19 again, NASA has rescheduled the launch of its five suborbital sounding rockets from the Wallops Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream to no

March 19, 2012

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Nitrate in drinking water poses health risks for rural Californians

According to a report released by the University of California and comissioned by the California State Water Resources Control Board, one in 10 people living in California's most productive agricultural areas is at risk for harmful levels of nitrate contamination in

March 19, 2012

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Icelandic proglacial dust storms - link between dust storms and glacial melting

There is a link between large dust storms on Iceland and glacial melting according to new study by a University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science led by prof. Joseph M. Prospero and colleagues Joanna E. Bullard and Richard Hodgkins

March 10, 2012