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No. 266 - Continuation of quadrature operations, temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, and entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign

ESA - 48 min 47 sec ago
Report for the period 13 October to 9 November 2013This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the continuation of quadrature operations, a temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign.
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No. 265 - End of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, start of quadrature operations

ESA - 48 min 47 sec ago
Report for the period 15 September to 12 October 2013.This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the end of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the start of quadrature operations.
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Herschel Status Report - June 2013

ESA - 48 min 47 sec ago
Report for period 3 June to 1 July 2013 On 17 June 2013 Herschel operations were concluded, following the last manoeuvre to deplete the spacecraft's fuel and the final passivation of the spacecraft. Herschel has been switched off and is in its final heliocentric orbit. The mission is now in its post-operations phase.
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Pair of Spacecraft -- Plus Comet -- Arriving at Mars

Discovery - 1 hour 19 min ago
A new investigation in the quest to learn if Mars ever supported life begins this weekend with the arrival of NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft.
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Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers

Reuters - 1 hour 41 min ago
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout.






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Small, fast, and crowded: Mammal traits amplify tick-borne illness

Phys.Org - 2 hours 9 sec ago
In the U.S., some 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease annually. Thousands also suffer from babesiosis and anaplasmosis, tick-borne ailments that can occur alone or as co-infections with Lyme disease. According to a new paper published in PLOS ONE, when small, fast-living mammals abound, so too does our risk of getting sick.
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Small, fast, and crowded: Mammal traits amplify tick-borne illness

PhysOrg2 - 2 hours 9 sec ago
In the U.S., some 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease annually. Thousands also suffer from babesiosis and anaplasmosis, tick-borne ailments that can occur alone or as co-infections with Lyme disease. According to a new paper published in PLOS ONE, when small, fast-living mammals abound, so too does our risk of getting sick.
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U.S. Treasury's Lew calls for euro zone, Japan to do more on growth

Reuters - 2 hours 1 min ago
CAIRNS Australia (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Friday called on the euro zone and Japan to do more to spur growth as the global economy continues to disappoint, highlighting what is sure to be a bone of contention as Group of 20 ministers gather in Australia.
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Plucky Playmonaut parties as LOHAN hits Kickstarter goal

Register - 2 hours 22 min ago
Bring on the wenches'n'mead, set course for New Mexico

It's with the traditional portentous drumroll and mighty fanfare of trumpets that we announce we've hit our Kickstarter target to take the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission to Spaceport America.…

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Historic Referendum: Scotland Rejects Independence

Discovery - 2 hours 29 min ago
Scotland has rejected independence in a referendum that leaves the United Kingdom intact but opens the door to wider autonomy following a huge turnout, preliminary results showed Friday.
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China insists wealthy countries should improve emission targets

PhysOrg2 - 2 hours 39 min ago
Wealthy countries should increase their emission commitments if a global pact on climate change is to be reached next year, China's top UN climate negotiator said Friday.
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China insists wealthy countries should improve emission targets

Phys.Org - 2 hours 39 min ago
Wealthy countries should increase their emission commitments if a global pact on climate change is to be reached next year, China's top UN climate negotiator said Friday.
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The Poor Don't Always Benefit From Democracy, Mortality Rates Show

NPR - 2 hours 47 min ago

Is Democracy a key to better levels of health in a country? That's long been the belief, but we hear about some research that shows that isn't always the case.

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Asian stars enlisted to fight African rhino poaching

PhysOrg2 - 2 hours 49 min ago
Increasingly desperate South African conversationists are turning to a multi-national team of "rhino ambassadors" to try to end the scourge of poaching—and Vietnamese pop diva Hong Nhung has been recruited for a good reason.
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Asian stars enlisted to fight African rhino poaching

Phys.Org - 2 hours 49 min ago
Increasingly desperate South African conversationists are turning to a multi-national team of "rhino ambassadors" to try to end the scourge of poaching—and Vietnamese pop diva Hong Nhung has been recruited for a good reason.
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For legume plants, a new route from shoot to root

PhysOrg2 - 2 hours 49 min ago
A new study shows that legume plants regulate their symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria by using cytokinins—signaling molecules— that are transmitted through the plant structure from leaves into the roots to control the number of bacteria-holding nodules in the roots. This collaborative study was conducted by researchers from the National Institute for Basic Biology, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), and the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan.
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For legume plants, a new route from shoot to root

Phys.Org - 2 hours 49 min ago
A new study shows that legume plants regulate their symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria by using cytokinins—signaling molecules— that are transmitted through the plant structure from leaves into the roots to control the number of bacteria-holding nodules in the roots. This collaborative study was conducted by researchers from the National Institute for Basic Biology, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), and the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan.
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Stonehenge Intricate Treasures Made by Children

Discovery - 2 hours 49 min ago
The tiny handiwork involved in making treasures found near Stonehenge likely involved the small fingers -- and strained eyes -- of children. Continue reading →
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Intricate Treasures From Stonehenge Burial: Photos

Discovery - 2 hours 49 min ago
Among the buried objects, one of the finest was a dagger with an intricately decorated wooden handle.
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Royal Society 2014 Winton Prize for Science Books shortlist announced

The Guardian - 3 hours 5 min ago

The Royal Society just announced the six books that were shortlisted for the 2014 Winton Prize for Science books.

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