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Study finds solar system’s water older than the sun

Source : Reuters / 29 Sep 2014

Water found in Earth’s oceans, in meteorites and frozen in lunar craters predates the birth of the solar system, a study published on Thursday shows, a finding with implications for the search for life on other planets.

 

​Extreme solar storm approaches Earth

Source : RT / 11 Sep 2014

A powerful solar flare sparked on an Earth-facing section of the sun. A subsequent coronal mass ejection is expected to reach our planet later in the week, possibly causing disruptions of communication and power grids.

 

Improved food systems could feed 3 billion more people - study

Source : Trust.org / 18 Jul 2014

Targeted efforts to make food systems more efficient in key parts of the world could meet the basic calorie needs of 3 billion extra people and reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture without using additional land and water, researchers said on Thursday.

 

Study: Plastic debris widespread on ocean surface

Source : News Daily / 01 Jul 2014

Plastic junk is floating widely on the world's oceans, but there's less of it than expected, a study says.

Such ocean pollution has drawn attention in recent years because of its potential harm to fish and other wildlife.

 

Children are born believers in God

Source : Telegraph / 25 Jun 2014

Dr Justin Barrett, a senior researcher at the University of Oxford's Centre for Anthropology and Mind, claims that young people have a predisposition to believe in a supreme being because they assume that everything in the world was created with a purpose.

 

Scientists find 6,200-year-old parasite egg

Source : AP / 20 Jun 2014

In a skeleton more than 6,200 years old, scientists have found the earliest known evidence of infection with a parasitic worm that now afflicts more than 200 million people worldwide.

 

First date palm genetic map made

Source : ThePeninsulaQatar / 19 May 2014

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) have published the first genetic map of the date palm, paving the way for Qatar to become a leader in date palm genetics and biotechnology.

The map shows the order in which the date palm’s chromosomes are placed and which chromosome is responsible for reproduction. 

 

Study: Tropical Storms Migrating Away from Equator

Source : VOA News / 17 May 2014

A study published in the science journal Nature says tropical cyclones are reaching maximum intensity farther from the equator and closer to the poles. 

Over the last 30 years, the peak of these powerful and destructive storms has migrated poleward at the rate of about 56 kilometers per decade.

 

New species of metal-munching plant found in Philippines

Source : RT / 13 May 2014

Scientists in the Philippines have discovered a plant that can absorb large amounts of metal without itself being poisoned, a species called the Rinorea niccolifera, that can be used to clean up polluted soils and harvest commercially viable metals.

 

Iran planning to launch new generation of space explorers

Source : Trend / 12 May 2014

The head of Iran's Aerospace Research Institute said the country plans to launch a new generation of space explorers weighing 300-500 kg, which will jet-boost in higher altitudes compared to the previous rockets, FARS news agency reported.

 
 

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