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September 06, 2017
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Humans are still evolving, study suggests



Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Some have suggested modern medicine has frozen human evolution. With advanced medicine and reproductive technologies, the vast majority of humans enjoy lifespans long enough to pass on their genes to the next generation. But a new study suggests natural selection is still altering the human genome in subtle ways. When researchers surveyed the genomes of 210,000 people from the United States and Britain, they found genetic anomalies linked to Alzheimer's disease and heavy smoking were less commo ... read more

BIO FUEL
Reusable ruthenium-based catalyst could be a game-changer for the biomass industry
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Known for their outstanding versatility, primary amines (derivatives of ammonia) are industrially important compounds used in the preparation of a wide range of dyes, detergents and medicines. ... more
EPIDEMICS
New boarding procedures could limit spread of infectious inside airplane cabins
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
New research out of Florida State University has offered policy makers new strategies for limiting the spread of disease among airline passengers. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
NASA's twin study investigates metabolites
Houston TX (SPX) Aug 24, 2017
You may think you're just an average Joe, but according to your metabolomics data your body is percolating some expressive information about your daily life. "Metabolomics measures small molec ... more
WATER WORLD
Global food markets further threaten endangered sharks, rays
Washington (UPI) Aug 25, 2017
Researchers at the University of Guelph found that the majority of shark fins and manta ray gills sold at markets around the world for traditional medicines come from endangered species. ... more
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EPIDEMICS
Flooded Texas faces higher risk of disease, experts warn
Miami (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
Sewage-laden floodwaters dumped on Texas by Hurricane Harvey bring a higher risk of disease, such as bacterial infections and mosquito-borne illnesses, and the fallout may linger for years, experts warn. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
NASA Breaks Ground on New Collaborative Biosciences Facility in Silicon Valley
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Aug 24, 2017
Administrator Robert Lightfoot, acting Deputy NASA Administrator Lesa Roe, Ames Center Director Eugene Tu, Ames Director of Science Michael Bicay, and Amoroso Construction Northern California Operat ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Study finds that gravity, 'mechanical loading' are key to cartilage development
Columbia MO (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
Mechanical loading, or forces that stimulate cellular growth for development, is required for creating cartilage that is then turned to bone; however, little is known about cartilage development in ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Computer approaches human skill for first time in mapping brain
Pullman WA (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
A WSU research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks - a breakthrough that could speed up the image ana ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
NASA sends mice to space station to study space travel health risks
Washington (UPI) Aug 15, 2017
With Monday's SpaceX launch a success, a group of mice are en route to the International Space Station. The rodents are being sent to ISS as part of an ongoing effort by NASA to study the impacts of longterm space travel on human health. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Actress Charlize Theron dreams of AIDS-free S.Africa
Johannesburg (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Charlize Theron hopes to create an AIDS-free generation in her home country South Africa which has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world. ... more


Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?

SPACE MEDICINE
UBC researcher looks to the future of bone replacements
Kelowna, Canada (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
A UBC Okanagan researcher has discovered a new artificial bone design that can be customized and made with a 3D printer for stronger, safer and more effective bone replacements. Hossein Montaz ... more
EPIDEMICS
Philippines declares first ever H5 bird flu outbreak
Manila (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
The Philippines declared its first ever outbreak of the H5 strain of bird flu on Friday, but said there had been no cases of humans infected. ... more
INTERN DAILY
Lizard venom could yield blood clot treatment breakthrough
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Scientists have created a variety of medicines using compounds discovered in the venoms of snakes, frogs, snails, jellyfish and other animals. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
New magnetic microbots can capture and carry single cells
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Scientists have designed a tiny robot made of microscopic cubes capable of changing shape when triggered by a magnetic field. Once initiated, the microbot can derive energy from the surrounding environment. ... more



Texas chemical plant area declared safe after controlled blaze
Houston (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
A fire at a chemical plant in Crosby, Texas has been put out and authorities have lifted an evacuation order after declaring it safe, the company said in a statement Monday. The remaining chemical containers at the Arkema plant were deliberately ignited on Sunday and burned themselves out, it said. "The Crosby Fire Department and unified command has determined it is safe for residents to ... more
Houston (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Houston faithful offer hope, help for Harvey amid aid appeal
Chicago (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
'Dreamer' died rescuing Houston flood victims
Houston (AFP) Sept 3, 2017
Flooded Texas plant will deliberately ignite remaining chemicals
IAI, Honeywell Aerospace team for GPS anti-jam system
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
An advance GPS anti-jam navigation system is to be jointly developed and manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries and Honeywell Aerospace, the companies announced on Monday. The technology, covered under a recent memorandum of understanding between the two companies, will combine IAI's existing ADA GPS Anti-Jamming system together with Honeywell's embedded GPS Inertial Navigation Sys ... more
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
Nine Satellites in exactEarth's Real-Time Constellation Now in Service
New Delhi (Sputnik) Aug 28, 2017
India to launch satellite next week to fix malfunctioning navigation system
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Japan launches satellite for better GPS system
Human settlement in the Americas may have occurred in the late Pleistocene
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Analysis of a skeleton found in the Chan Hol cave near Tulum, Mexico suggests human settlement in the Americas occurred in the late Pleistocene era, according to a study published August 30, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Wolfgang Stinnesbeck from Universitat Heidelberg, Germany, and colleagues. Scientists have long debated about when humans first settled in the Americas. Whil ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Humans are still evolving, study suggests
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Grammatical patterns survive extreme social upheaval
Uppsala, Sweden (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution
Scientists prolong life, slow aging in fruit flies
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Researchers in California are helping fruit flies live longer. A team of biologists at UCLA have developed a way to repair damaged mitochondria in fruit fly cells, thus delaying the aging process. The mitochondria is the engine room of the cell - the powerhouse. They dictate the lifespan of a cell. In humans, older mitochondria malfunction and damaged cells can accumulate and tu ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Dogs help conservationists track, protect endangered jaguars, pumas in Argentina
Bucharest (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Romania to kill bears, wolves after rise in attacks
Ticuantepe, Nicaragua (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
In Nicaragua, a fight to save endangered tapirs
New boarding procedures could limit spread of infectious inside airplane cabins
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
New research out of Florida State University has offered policy makers new strategies for limiting the spread of disease among airline passengers. Computer models suggest revised boarding procedures and the use of smaller plane cabins could reduce the risk of infection during a serious disease outbreak. Airlines shuttle millions of people all over the world everyday, and thus pro ... more
Miami (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
Flooded Texas faces higher risk of disease, experts warn
Johannesburg (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Actress Charlize Theron dreams of AIDS-free S.Africa
Manila (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Philippines declares first ever H5 bird flu outbreak
Hong Kong radio replaces BBC with Chinese programming
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Hong Kong's public radio station has replaced its 24-hour BBC World Service broadcast with Chinese state-run programming, in a move the British broadcaster called "disappointing" as concerns grow over Beijing's influence on the semi-autonomous city. Listeners woke up on Monday morning to the Mandarin-language broadcast of the China National Radio Hong Kong Edition (CNR), instead of the World ... more
Geneva (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
China blocking rights activists, harassing experts at UN: HRW
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
'Oldest jazz band' a constant in fast-modernising Shanghai
Geneva (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
China blocking rights activists, harassing experts at UN: HRW
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Huge Australia-bound cocaine haul siezed by French navy
Sydney (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
A massive cocaine haul bound for Australia in the hull of a yacht has been intercepted by the French navy in the Pacific, officials said on Friday. The 1.46 tonnes of the drug with an estimated street value of Aus$322 million (US$256 million) was seized in the South Pacific and four crew members, believed to be Lithuanian and Latvian nationals, arrested. The vessel "Afalina", which set s ... more
Jakarta (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Indonesia to deport 153 Chinese for $450 million scam
Washington (AFP) June 28, 2017
US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders
Bangkok (AFP) June 1, 2017
Golden Triangle narco-gangs churning out new highs, UN warns
Russia may reduce US diplomatic personnel by 155: Putin
Xiamen, China (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened Tuesday to expel up to 155 more US diplomatic personnel from his country as the diplomatic feud between Washington and Moscow rumbled on. "We reserve the right to make a decision on how many American diplomats there are in Moscow. But we will not do that for the moment," Putin told a press conference after a summit of BRICS nations in southern Chi ... more
Xiamen, China (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Putin wants force sent to 'ensure safety' of Ukraine monitors
Hanoi (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Vietnam slams China over military drills in disputed sea
Xiamen, China (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Putin backs sending force to protect Ukraine monitors
Granting weightless wishes
Paris (ESA) Aug 28, 2017
ESA this week helped to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to experience weightlessness and lunar gravity on aircraft flights. Eight children from five ESA member states - UK, France, Germany, Belgium, and Italy -boarded the converted Airbus A310 in Bordeaux, France on 24 August as part of the Kid's Weightless Dreams campaign organised by Novespace and Reves de Gosse. ... more
Bozeman MT (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
MSU gravitational physicist receives NASA award to explore extreme gravity and the universe
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
First look at gravitational dance that drives stellar formation
Warwick UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves launched
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Israel Aerospace develops signals intelligence center
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
An automated signals intelligence center by Israel Aerospace Industries has achieved phase I operational capability with an undisclosed customer, IAI reports. The center, developed by subsidiary Elta Systems, integrates and fuses all the country's SIGINT sensors at a strategic level by utilizing big data and high-throughput processing. IAI said it is the first time such a SIGNIT ... more
Paris (AFP) July 17, 2017
Major cyber-attack as costly as Hurricane Sandy: Lloyd's
Beijing (AFP) July 17, 2017
'Oh, bother': Chinese censors can't bear Winnie the Pooh
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
High-dimensional quantum encryption performed in real-world city conditions for first time
Iraq faces vast challenges despite victories over IS: experts
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Iraq's victory over the Islamic State group in Tal Afar was the latest in a string of gains against the jihadist group, but Iraqi forces still face massive challenges, experts say. In 2014, as IS staged a rapid advance across northern Iraq, police and military personnel abandoned their posts to the jihadists with barely a fight. That allowed the group to establish its "caliphate" across ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
Iraq strikes major victory over Jihadists; As IS slides from defeat to defeat
Amman (AFP) Aug 30, 2017
Jordan, Iraq reopen only border crossing; Iraqi forces close in on last jihadist ISIS stronghold
Tal Afar, Iraq (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
Iraq fighters take 'victory selfies' at Tal Afar citadel
Orbital ATK receives $69.4M for Afghan Air Force AC-208 light aircraft
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Orbital ATK has received a $69.4 million contract for the Afghanistan air force's AC-208 armed intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. The contract, announced last week by the Department of Defense, falls under pseudo foreign military sales requirement which is not signed by the receiving nation but serves to document the eventual delivery of the systems under the contrac ... more
Camp Morehead, Afghanistan (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Afghanistan to double special forces in fight against Taliban
Beijing (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Rioting video sparks anti-Muslim rage in China
Washington (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
US defense secretary orders new troops to Afghanistan
Rio completes Australia coal mines sale to China's Yancoal
Sydney (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Mining giant Rio Tinto has wrapped up the sale of most of its Australian coal assets to Yancoal, with the China-backed firm taking control of the business on Friday. Rio, the world's second-largest miner, which is dual-listed in Britain and Australia, banked US$2.45 billion in cash with a further US$240 million due in royalty payments. With its Coal & Allied operations transferring to Ya ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 22, 2017
In a first, U.S. ships coal to Ukraine
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
China to strictly control new coal-fired power capacity
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Russian scientist says leave coal in the ground
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
prices jump as Irma approaches Florida
New York (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Orange juice prices jumped in New York on Tuesday as Hurricane Irma's approach cast a shadow over the citrus-producing US state of Florida. Irma has become a "potentially catastrophic" Category Five hurricane, the most ferocious category of storm, the National Hurricane Center said. Its likely path shows it hitting the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and ... more
Hanover NH (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
Drought response in global crops may be as complex as day and night
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Mooncakes from heaven: Hong Kong's sweet obsession
Los Angeles (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Getting well-oiled: booze in the age of the robo-barman
NASA's Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft to Slingshot Past Earth
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
NASA's asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security - Regolith Explorer), will pass about 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) above Earth just before 12:52 p.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 22. Using Earth as a slingshot, the spacecraft will receive an assist to complete its journey to the asteroid Bennu. OSIRIS-REx is undertaking ... more
Paris (ESA) Sep 01, 2017
Close encounters of the stellar kind
Tucson AZ (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
House-Sized Near-Earth Objects Rarer Than We Thought
Miami (AFP) Aug 30, 2017
Largest asteroid in a century to whiz by Sept 1


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