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Mysterious Period Of African Rainfall Explained

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists discover link between greenhouse gases and African rainfall A new study is shedding new light on a sudden intense increase in rainfall that occurred in parts of Africa around 15,000 years…

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Anthrax, Ebola Involved In UK ‘Death Wish’ Security Lapses

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Workers in “high-security” UK labs have been accidentally exposed to some of the most deadly viruses and bacteria known to man. A whole series of more than 100 accidents or near-misses have…

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UPDATE: JAXA’s Hayabusa-2 Asteroid Mission Lifts Off

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATE: December 3, 2014 (8:15 a.m. CST) After being postponed earlier in the week, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Hayabusa-2 space probe successfully lifted off early Wednesday morning local time, officially…

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Baltic Sea: Climate Change Counteracts Decline In Eutrophication

Provided by GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel GEOMAR scientists publish the first comprehensive analysis of the time series station Boknis Eck Despite extensive measures to protect the Baltic Sea from anthropogenic activities since the late 1980s, oxygen concentrations…

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Study Supports Free ‘Super WiFi’

Provided by Monika Landgraf, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) New Frequency Ranges May Make Free Network Access Possible over Long Distances and Relieve Mobile Communications Networks / Expected to Trigger Innovations The need for the wireless transfer of data will…

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EU Pushes Google To Extend ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ To US Website

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online European regulators are putting pressure on Google to expand “right to be forgotten” requests worldwide, including to the Mountain View, California company’s US-based “.com” search engine, various media outlets are reporting. According…

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Italian Natural History Museums On The Verge Of Collapse?

Provided by Franco Andreone, Pensoft Publishers Are Italian natural history museums (NHMs) on the verge of collapse? A new analysis published in the open access journal ZooKeys points out that these institutions are facing a critical situation due to progressive…

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Next-Door Leopards: First GPS-Collar Study Reveals How Leopards Live With People

Provided by Stephen Sautner, Wildlife Conservation Society Study says leopards stay surprisingly close to homes In the first-ever GPS-based study of leopards in India, led by WCS and partners has delved into the secret lives of these big cats, and…

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Italy’s First Female Astronaut Among New ISS Crew Members

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three new crew members, including Italy’s first female astronaut, arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan onboard a Russian Soyuz rocket on Sunday.…

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Human Settlements And Hidden Canyons On The Roof Of The World

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Human settlements have popped up in some of the most remote locations on Earth, and a new study in the journal Science has revealed that about 3,600 years ago, an agricultural society…