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October 22, 2014
Europeans lactose intolerant for 5,000 years after agriculture began
Dublin, UK (SPX) Oct 23, 2014
By analysing DNA extracted from the petrous bones of skulls of ancient Europeans, scientists have identified that these peoples remained intolerant to lactose (natural sugar in the milk of mammals) for 5,000 years after they adopted agricultural practices and 4,000 years after the onset of cheese-making among Central European Neolithic farmers. The findings published online in the scientific journal Nature Communications also suggest that major technological transitions in Central Europe between t ... read more
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Businesses struggle on drought-hit Californian lake
It is a vast bowl of sand and rocks. It could be a lunar landscape, were it not surrounded by pine trees and dotted with shipwreck-like jetties and beached boats. ... more

Chewing too much hassle? Japan's got just the thing
Are you worried that you're just not chewing enough to keep your mind and body in tip-top condition? Then never fear: Japan has invented something to help you count your bites. ... more

Plant communities produce greater yield than monocultures
Although monocultures can be cultivated efficiently, they are anything but sustainable: environmental damage to soil and water caused by monoculture cultivation is becoming increasingly evident. ... more


Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture
One of the planet's leading questions is how to produce enough food to feed the world in an increasingly variable climate. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts that f ... more


Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to large cyanobacteria blooms
Lake Erie has become increasingly susceptible to large blooms of toxin-producing cyanobacteria since 2002, potentially complicating efforts to rein in the problem in the wake of this year's Toledo d ... more
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Stomping out grape disease one vineyard at a time
Cracking the genetic code of a common disease affecting grape production could improve vineyard management and help protect the multibillion-dollar industry that includes raisins, juice, jam/jelly, ... more

Rivers flow differently over gravel beds
River beds, where flowing water meets silt, sand and gravel, are critical ecological zones. Yet how water flows in a river with a gravel bed is very different from the traditional model of a sandy r ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UAE's Masdar to build $125-million wind farm in Oman

Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit

Italy keen to take a fast boat to China

Beijing's focus on coal lost in haze of smog: experts

Areva names number two Knoche as interim CEO

Soft Cost Reduction Through Power Electronics

Aquion Energy Unveils Next Generation of AHI Battery Technology


1934 drought was worst of the last millennium
The 1934 drought was by far the most intense and far-reaching drought of the last 1,000 years in North America, and was caused in part by an atmospheric phenomenon that may have also led to the curr ... more

Colombian farmers sue oil giant BP for environment damage
A case in which 100 Colombian farmers are suing British oil giant BP for environmental damage opened in the High Court in London on Wednesday. ... more

Drought-hit US town learns to live without water
In front of the local fire station, Pete Rodriguez stands next to his pick-up truck, filling about a dozen buckets from a vast tank. ... more
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Scientist explains why freezing lakes sound like 'Star Wars' movies
Cory Williams, actor and YouTube personality, makes a living by filming videos of himself. Lately, those videos have involved exploring Alaska, and his most recent one included the discovery of the acoustic wonders of a freezing lake. ... more

Are there enough fish to go around?
Scientists from the University of York have released a report highlighting the gap between declining wild fish supplies and healthy eating advice recommending more seafood. While the health benefits ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan

Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

China ponders action against Hong Kong stars

Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN

USAF looks at commercial satellite control networks

Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements for embattled Kobane


Mineralization of sand particles boosts microbial water filtration
Mineral coatings on sand particles actually encourage microbial activity in the rapid sand filters that are used to treat groundwater for drinking, according to a paper published ahead of print in A ... more

Money grows on trees with great walnuts of China
Grinning with pride, a Chinese farmer held out two precious walnuts - globes so precisely symmetrical that consumers in search of hand massages value them more highly than gold. ... more

Drop in China, HK demand dries up Bordeaux wine sales
A dramatic decline in demand from China and Hong Kong has dried up sales of France's famous Bordeaux wine, data from the professional association published on Tuesday showed. ... more

Centuries-old 'Chinese' fishing tradition fades on Indian shores
Tugging ropes and bellowing chants, five men hoist from the water a huge spidery frame gripping a web of fishing net - a centuries-old custom on the southern Indian coast. ... more

Brazil beef exports soar on Chinese, Russian demand
Brazil beef exports jumped seven percent this year so far, in part due to rising Russian demand as Moscow turned away from US and European sources in retaliation against sanctions, an industry group said Friday. ... more
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Rivers recover natural conditions quickly following dam removal
A study of the removal of two dams in Oregon suggests that rivers can return surprisingly fast to a condition close to their natural state, both physically and biologically, and that the biological ... more

Price gap between more and less healthy foods grows
A new study, published in the journal PLOS One, tracked the price of 94 key food and beverage items from 2002 to 2012. Its findings show that more healthy foods were consistently more expensive than ... more
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Malaysia's Sime Darby to acquire PNG palm oil leader


NMSU researchers address water sustainability for viable farming


New estimates for carbon emissions from cropland expansion in China


China food giant buys into Italian olive oil maker


Costa Rica promises to compensate sickened banana workers


Study: Genetics drive coffee habits


The Shebaa Farms, a tug-of-war Mideast conflict zone


Asian carp DNA detected in Lake Michigan tributary

Natural gene selection can produce orange corn rich in provitamin A for Africa, U.S.

Fall in monsoon rains driven by rise in air pollution

NYT says it's sorry for cartoon mocking India's Mars mission

Ivory Coast buoyed by record agricultural harvest

No sign of health or nutrition problems from GMO livestock feed

Modi wields broom in new 'Clean India' push

Terra satellite shows how much the Aral Sea has dried up

Ex-rubber tapper Silva out to land Brazil presidency

Earth's water is older than the sun

Sri Lanka seeks to trademark cinnamon spice success

'Crazy' climate forces Colombian farmers to adapt

China's Ningxia matures as a quality wine producer

Can genetic engineering help food crops better tolerate drought?

Star Trekish, rafting scientists make bold discovery on Fraser River

Guilt-free doughnuts: UN summit hails palm oil pledges

Biochar alters water flow to improve sand and clay

Treated wastewater from fracking potentially harmful

Termites evolved complex bioreactors 30 million years ago

Water-quality trading can reduce river pollution

Researchers develop unique waste cleanup for rural areas

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