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September 19, 2014
New branch added to European family tree
Boston MA (SPX) Sep 19, 2014
The setting: Europe, about 7,500 years ago. Agriculture was sweeping in from the Near East, bringing early farmers into contact with hunter-gatherers who had already been living in Europe for tens of thousands of years. Genetic and archaeological research in the last 10 years has revealed that almost all present-day Europeans descend from the mixing of these two ancient populations. But it turns out that's not the full story. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of Tubing ... read more
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Moroccan city outlaws olive trees
A Moroccan city has banned olive trees because of pollen-linked allergies and set an end-of-the-year deadline for residents to remove them, media reports said Thursday. ... more

Canada federal police hunt for bee killer
Federal police were investigating Thursday the alleged poisoning deaths of millions of bees in the Canadian prairies. ... more

Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava
Lava cascaded down the Philippines' most active volcano on Wednesday as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption. ... more


Creation of Vuoksi River preceded significant cultural shift
The creation of the Vuoksi River and the subsequent rapid decrease in the water level of Lake Saimaa approximately 6,000 years ago revealed thousands of square kilometres of new, fertile land in eas ... more


Drought hits Brazil coffee harvest
Coffee output in Brazil, the world's chief exporter, will slide this year after the worst drought in decades, agricultural agency Conab said Tuesday. ... more
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Diversified farming practices might preserve evolutionary diversity of wildlife
As humans transform the planet to meet our needs, all sorts of wildlife continue to be pushed aside, including many species that play key roles in Earth's life-support systems. In particular, the tr ... more

Food safety fears see farming return to high-rise Hong Kong
It's a rural tradition that faded out decades ago as Hong Kong turned into a neon-lit megacity: rice seedlings being dropped into watery paddy fields with gentle plops. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero

Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

Making quantum dots glow brighter

UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row

Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth: report


EU tightens rules to prevent new horsemeat scandal
The EU said Friday it has tightened rules to prevent horsemeat inadvertantly or fraudulently ending up in food across the bloc and avoid a repeat of last year's scandal. ... more

Globalization threatens benefits of an African 'green revolution'
A prospective "green revolution" in Africa could boost land use and carbon emissions globally, according to a study co-authored by a University of British Columbia researcher. The term "green ... more

Shift in Arabian Sea Plankton May Threaten Fisheries
A growing "dead zone" in the middle of the Arabian Sea has allowed plankton uniquely suited to low- oxygen water to take over the base of the food chain. Their rise to dominance over the last decade ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


It's the Pits: Ancient peach stones offer clues to fruit's origins
As peach trees in the Niagara Region of Ontario give up the last of their fruit for the season, their ancestors halfway around the globe are clamouring for attention. In a study published in P ... more

Dietary recommendations may be tied to increased greenhouse gas emissions
If Americans altered their menus to conform to federal dietary recommendations, emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases tied to agricultural production could increase significantly, according to ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS


Taiwan oil supplier fined $1.67 mn over gutter oil
Taiwan on Tuesday fined a leading supplier more than $1.6 million for selling hundreds of tonnes of "gutter oil" and sparking a food safety scare that gripped the island and spread to Hong Kong and Macau. ... more

Hard times for 'red gold' divers in Morocco's El Dorado
Harvesting mineral-rich seaweed on Morocco's Atlantic coast, Attibari Lemkhanter worries that the plant known locally as "red gold" is becoming increasingly scarce. ... more

McDonald's sales hit by China meat scandal
Sales at McDonald's restaurants dropped in August, hurt by a food-safety scandal in China and heavy competition in the US, the company said Tuesday. ... more

Paraguay Indians threaten pot growers with arrows
The indigenous Ache people in Paraguay threatened Tuesday to open fire with bows and arrows on farmers who invade their land to plant marijuana or cut down trees. ... more

China's graft crackdown hits France's wine, spirits exports
China's anti-corruption and frugality drive has hit France's wine and spirits industry hard as exports dropped more than 7 percent in the first semester, a leading trade body warned Tuesday. ... more


Key Pacific panel agrees to 50% cut in young tuna catch
Countries and regions that fish in the northern Pacific agreed Thursday to cut by half the number of young bluefin tuna they catch in a bid to double the ocean's stock over 10 years. ... more

The coffee genome has finally been mapped
Scientists have now mapped the genome of the Coffea canephora plant species, better known as the Robusta, which constitutes around a third of coffee sold worldwide. The results were published in the journal Science. Robusta only grows in the Eastern Hemisphere, and it is the parent plant of the Arabica bean. Robusta coffee is known for its use in instant coffees and supermarket coffees, while the more complex Arabica species is known for its use in more specialty coffees. ... more
Space News from
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Reinterpreting dark matter

India A New Contender in Asian Space Race or Technological Breakthrough

NASA Mars Spacecraft Ready for Sept. 21 Orbit Insertion


Hong Kong tests for tainted Taiwan cooking oil


Chinese firm serves up 'smart chopsticks' for food-wary diners


Gazans dig deep after ceasefire as water shortage bites


Research shows declining levels of acidity in Sierra Nevada lakes


Ozone pollution in India kills enough crops to feed 94 million in poverty


Rising risk of failed seasons as climate change puts pressure on Africa's farmers


EU court rules against France over nitrates water pollution


Chinese scientists' team efforts in dissecting rice complex agronomic traits in recent years


The key to drilling wells with staying power in the developing world


Smart farming the key to China's food problems: study

Lake Michigan communities to apply for marine sanctuary status

Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100

A million people at risk as Somalia slides towards famine: UN

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Panasonic, Tata join hands in water treatment: report

Water police on patrol in drought-scarred Los Angeles

Google tests using drones to deliver goods

New study charts the global invasion of crop pests

How to prevent organic food fraud

Southwest may face 'megadrought' this century

Water 'thermostat' could help engineer drought-resistant crops

Locust plague descends on Madagascar capital

Boron Facilitates Stem Cell Growth and Development in Corn

Washington State's Elwha River now dam-less, runs free

Fonterra and Beingmate team up on China baby formula

Water delivery drivers dice with death in war-torn Gaza

Australia's McGuigan seals wine distribution deal in China

Napa Valley wineries shake off major earthquake

Severe drought is causing the western US to rise

Efforts to confront Africa's soil crisis triples farm yields

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