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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Humans coexisted with Neanderthals for millennia, new study shows

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:45pm by Reuters

    ... Paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London, who was not involved in the research, said the new findings were "striking" and backed up the idea that modern humans ... findings were published in the journal Nature. ...

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    Scientists create fabric that mimics octopus camouflage

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Fabric mimics octopus camouflage The octopus's ability to camouflage itself has inspired a new kind of thin, flexible fabric that can automatically match patterns, US researchers said. Creatures of the ocean known as cephalopods- including cuttlefish, squid and octopuses- are naturally equipped with sensors in their skin that help to mimic ...

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    Massive Chilean earthquake of 2010 ‘shook Antarctic ice sheet’

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 07:58pm by AFP

    ... of a spike in high-frequency seismic signals, the team reported in the journal Nature Geoscience. The signals tallied with signs of ice fractures near the surface, they added. The February 27, 2010 ...

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    Siberian crater may have been caused by methane gas, scientists say

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:23am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... released by the thawing of frozen ground. According to a recent Nature article: "Air near the bottom of the crater contained unusually high concentrations of methane- up to 9.6 per cent- ... "As temperatures rose, the researchers suggest, permafrost thawed and collapsed, releasing methane that had been trapped in the icy ground," the report said. Plekhanov explained to Nature ...

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    Bacteria that 'eats' odour could bring end to smelly toilets in China

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Researchers have found bacteria that feeds off human waste and eliminates odour, creating a possible solution to a persistent problem A natural bioweapon ... suppressed by a natural, pleasant fragrance, according to researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The magic is mainly done by bacteria in the Lactobacillus family, which is used ...

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    Surge in Oklahoma earthquakes linked to fracking for oil and gas

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:23pm by Reuters

    ... range of about 5km currently used to diagnose induced earthquakes. Fracking involves shooting a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals deep underground to extract oil and natural ... years. Oil and natural gas are produced in 70 of Oklahoma's 77 counties, so "any seismic activity within the state is likely to occur near oil and gas activity", he said. "A ...

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    Chinese scientists develop what they say are tougher synthetic diamonds

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:13pm by MCT

    ... in China have synthesised microscopic diamonds that are harder, tougher and more stable than any made in nature or in a lab. These new nanodiamonds boast a special pattern in their crystal ... the researchers say in a study published in yesterday's edition of the journal Nature. Most diamonds are used not in engagement rings but for industrial purposes. Diamonds make sharp drill bits ...

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    Nasa surveys find frozen world below ice sheet in Greenland

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:01pm by GDN

    ... more than 1.5km below the surface of the ice sheet were published on Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience. Scientists said the findings could deepen understanding of how the ice sheets ...

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    Drug-resistant bacteria found in Canadian grocery store squid

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:30am by WASHPOST

    ... showed presence of the microbe, Rubin said. Rubin said he did not know whether the squid acquired the bacteria during food processing and handling or from its natural environment. ...

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    Quest for cheap, easy medicine monitor may be over as scientists develop simple home dosage test

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:25pm by AFP

    ... could be observed with the aid of a digital camera, its Swiss and American developers wrote in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. "The process does not require any laboratory instruments ...




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