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Ebola virus mutating rapidly as it spreads

Nature.com - 41 min 10 sec ago

Outbreak likely originated with a single animal-to-human transmission.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15777

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Row reignites over distance of Pleiades star cluster

Nature.com - 41 min 10 sec ago

New measurement points to possible error in ESA survey that could also affect the agency's new Gaia mission.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15786

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Social sciences suffer from severe publication bias

Nature.com - 41 min 10 sec ago

Survey finds that ‘null results’ rarely see the light of the day.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15787

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Titan's subsurface reservoirs modify methane rainfall

ESA - 41 min 13 sec ago
The international Cassini mission has revealed hundreds of lakes and seas spread across the icy surface of Saturn's moon Titan, mostly in its polar regions. These lakes are filled not with water but with hydrocarbons, a form of organic compound that is also found naturally on Earth and includes methane. While most of the liquid in the lakes is thought to be replenished by rainfall from clouds in the moon's atmosphere, the cycling of liquid throughout Titan's crust and atmosphere is still not well understood.
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A mixed-up magnetic storm

ESA - 41 min 13 sec ago
The Sun is a variable star, experiencing 11-year-long cycles of activity which impact our planet and near-Earth space. Forecasting the changing space weather and the effects it will have on Earth remains a challenge, as illustrated by an unusual magnetic storm that was observed by ESA's Cluster quartet and one of the Chinese-ESA Double Star spacecraft.
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Witnessing the early growth of a giant - First ever sighting of galaxy core formation [heic1418]

ESA - 41 min 13 sec ago
Astronomers have uncovered for the first time the earliest stages of a massive galaxy forming in the young Universe. The discovery was made possible through combining observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, and the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. The growing galaxy core is blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate. The paper appears in the journal Nature on 27 August.
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INTEGRAL catches dead star exploding in a blaze of glory

ESA - 41 min 13 sec ago
Astronomers using ESA's INTEGRAL gamma-ray observatory have demonstrated beyond doubt that dead stars known as white dwarfs can reignite and explode as supernovae.
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XMM-Newton Announcement of Opportunity (AO-14)

ESA - 41 min 13 sec ago
Proposals are solicited for observations with XMM-Newton in response to the fourteenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-14, issued 26 August 2014. This AO covers the period May 2015 to April 2016 and is open to proposers from all over the world.
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Call for a Medium-size mission opportunity in ESA's Science Programme for a launch in 2025 (M4)

ESA - 41 min 13 sec ago
Through this Call for Missions the Director of Science and Robotic Exploration solicits from the broad scientific community proposals for the competitive selection of mission concepts to be candidate for the implementation of a medium-size, or M-class, mission (M4) for launch in 2025.
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Cassini-Huygens Participating Scientists <br />Announcement of Opportunity 2014

ESA - 41 min 13 sec ago
The scientific community is invited to submit proposals for participation to the Cassini-Huygens mission through the Participating Scientists (PS) programme. This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is issued jointly by ESA, NASA, and ASI. A brief statement of work is due on 28 July 2014; the full proposal is due on 26 September 2014.
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2nd Workshop on planning for a joint scientific space mission  -  An initiative of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

ESA - 41 min 13 sec ago
The scientific communities in Europe and China are invited to present their ideas about a joint scientific mission at the 2nd ESA-CAS workshop that will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 23-24 September, 2014.
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Rosetta instruments ready for action

ESA - 41 min 13 sec ago
It's official, Rosetta instruments are ready for action! The Rosetta team had a commissioning 'close out' review on 13 May where each of the orbiter and lander instruments were given a formal 'go' for routine science operations.
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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 - 41 min 13 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 - 41 min 13 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 - 41 min 13 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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USGS scientist works on earthquake early warning and monitoring systems

geology topix - 1 hour 3 min ago

Soon after her family moved to California, Elizabeth Cochran experienced the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

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U.S. military strike in Somalia targeted al Shabaab leader

Reuters - 1 hour 7 min ago
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - An air strike in Somalia by U.S. armed forces targeted the leader of the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, Ahmed Abdi Godane, Somali and U.S. officials said on Tuesday, but they said it was unclear whether he was killed in the attack.






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EU proposes tough sanctions on Moscow as Ukraine rebels advance

Reuters - 1 hour 9 min ago
BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) - European officials proposed sweeping new sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russia's companies of capital and technology as punishment for Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, where Kiev officials said Russia was bolstering an "invasion" force.
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Pakistan parliament backs embattled prime minister as crisis deepens

Reuters - 1 hour 16 min ago
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's parliament threw its weight behind embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention.






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Dollar General sweetens Family Dollar bid, may go hostile

Reuters - 1 hour 21 min ago
(Reuters) - Dollar General Corp raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected.






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