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Invisible waves shape continental slope

10 years ago from UPI

AUSTIN, Texas, July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've discovered powerful waves hidden beneath the ocean's surface can shape the underwater edges of continents.

Biofuel waste becomes valuable chemicals

10 years ago from UPI

HOUSTON, July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. chemical engineers say they have developed a technology for cleanly converting problematic biofuel wastes into valuable organic acids.

Scientists: Watermelon yields Viagra-like effects

10 years ago from AP Science

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- A slice of cool, fresh watermelon is a juicy way to top off a Fourth of July cookout and one that researchers...

Can Bovine Growth Hormone Help Slow Global Warming? [News]

10 years ago from Scientific American

Talk about milking an issue. Adding a new twist to the debate over the safety of hormones in milk, a new industry study concludes that injecting cows with a growth...

Toward Long-range Beach Forecasts On Bacterial Contamination

10 years ago from Science Daily

Long-range forecasts of beach bacterial contamination are inching closer to reality because of a new water quality prediction method.

Rocky Mountain conservation deal tops $500 million

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Some of the most prized land in the northern Rocky Mountains is being protected from development in a conservation land deal hailed as the largest of its...

Air monitoring helps in ecosystem research

10 years ago from UPI

AMARILLO, Texas, June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have determined air monitoring can be used to help anticipate possible ecosystem changes.

Canada, U.S. to team up on Arctic seabed mapping project

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The United States and Canada, which have been known to disagree on certain Arctic sovereignty claims, will collaborate for the first time on a United Nations scientific mapping project aimed...

Nitrogen: Nutrient of Life

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Nitrogen is a key component of agricultural fertilizers and is crucial to the world's food supply. A comprehensive review of the principles and management implications of nitrogen in the soil-plant-water...

Is There a Definition for Natural Foods?

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The term "natural" adds a premium to food products and makes them appear fresher, minimally processed, and safer. But consumers and the food industry will have to wait to know...

Germany to start storing carbon dioxide underground

10 years ago from Physorg

Germany is due to inaugurate Europe's first underground carbon dioxide storage site on Monday, the country's national geoscience institute said.

Lasers, software and the Devil's Slide

10 years ago from Physorg

Running for more than 1,000 kilometers along picturesque coastline, California's Highway 1 is easy prey for many of the natural hazards plaguing the region, including landslides.

Wildfires Spread in California [News]

10 years ago from Scientific American

President Bush declared a state of emergency in northern California on Saturday as firefighters scrambled to control about 1,400 raging wildfires. Lightning is blamed for setting off the fires, including...

Vets OK sea turtle Dylan for release into wild

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Weighing 150 pounds and strong enough to require five men to wrestle her out of her saltwater tank, Dylan the sea turtle is ready to be set...

Opinion: Cows and coal

10 years ago from Science Alert

William York points out that a dietary contribution can be made to limit climate change.

Constructing Cyanthiwigin F

10 years ago from C&EN

Enantioselective double alkylation is key to engineering marine natural product's chiral core

Landslide crushes climate theory

10 years ago from Science Alert

Discovery of an ancient landslide could potentially destroy key evidence that climate change is happening simultaneously around the world.

The Tunguska event

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

On June 30, 1908, an enormous detonation left an indelible mark near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in the Siberian region of Russia.

Eco-town campaigners to hold demo

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Campaigners from many of the 15 sites in England earmarked for "eco-towns" are to protest against the plans outside Parliament.

Great Lakes compact focus shifting to Congress

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A year ago, it seemed a proposed interstate compact designed to prevent thirstier regions from raiding the Great Lakes might be sunk by squabbles among the eight...

Two Biopharma Firms Cut Back On Staff

10 years ago from C&EN

Pharmacopeia to focus on late-stage discovery; Favrille collapses on Phase III failure

China assesses Sichuan earthquake’s environmental costs

10 years ago from Chemistry World

Chemical industry reconstruction and new nuclear build could be put on hold

Pfizer Pays Fine For Air Pollution

10 years ago from C&EN

Drugmaker resolves charges that it violated federal Clean Air Act

Europe Continues Anticartel Action

10 years ago from C&EN

European Commission comes down on detergents, aluminum fluoride

Hansen Renews Plea For Action

10 years ago from C&EN

NASA climatologist urges curbs on growth of CO2 emissions

UK’s chem-bio interface gets mixed report

10 years ago from Chemistry World

Research councils don't adequately support interdisciplinary research, scientists say

Fast food chains ditch trans fats to meet NYC ban

10 years ago from AP Health

Fast food restaurants have been changing their recipes to adapt to New York City's trans fat ban. Here are some of the menu overhauls at major chains:...

Michio Kaku: The end of the world as we know it?

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Scaremongers have warned that the collisions at Cern could unleash incalculable danger and perhaps even destroy the Earth. Michio Kaku puts some fears to rest