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Giant Rats Trained to Sniff Out Tuberculosis in Africa

National Geographic - 17 min 39 sec ago
Already known for detecting land mines, the giant African rodents may be able to sniff out tuberculosis, the world's second most fatal infectious disease.
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California Drought Spurs Groundwater Drilling Boom in Central Valley

National Geographic - 17 min 39 sec ago
Drillers have more work than they can handle, as water tables fall and experts warn of long-term consequences.
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Cosmic Vision:Call for a Medium-size mission opportunity in ESA's Science Programme for a launch in 2025 (M4)

ESA - 17 min 43 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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Rosetta:Rosetta arrives at comet destination

ESA - 17 min 43 sec ago
After a decade-long journey chasing its target, ESA's Rosetta has today become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet, opening a new chapter in Solar System exploration.
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Rosetta:Rosetta takes comet's temperature

ESA - 17 min 43 sec ago
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has made its first temperature measurements of its target comet, finding that it is too hot to be covered in ice and must instead have a dark, dusty crust.
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Gaia:Gaia: 'Go' for science

ESA - 17 min 43 sec ago
Following extensive in-orbit commissioning and several unexpected challenges, ESA's billion-star surveyor, Gaia, is now ready to begin its science mission.
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Cassini-Huygens:Cassini-Huygens Participating Scientists <br />Announcement of Opportunity 2014

ESA - 17 min 43 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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Cosmic Vision: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 - 17 min 43 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:Rosetta instruments ready for action

ESA - 17 min 43 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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Venus Express:No. 266 - Continuation of quadrature operations, temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, and entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign

ESA - 17 min 43 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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Venus Express:No. 265 - End of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, start of quadrature operations

ESA - 17 min 43 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:Herschel Status Report - June 2013

ESA - 17 min 43 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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Giant crack: Earth crack'n up? Mysterious Mexico crack opens up, residents upset

geology topix - 23 min 55 sec ago

A giant crack in northwest Mexico 's rural farmland has stunned scientists and left residents concerned about a potential impending earthquake .

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Volcanic eruption begins under Iceland glacier

AP News - 48 min 37 sec ago
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the country's largest glacier after a week of seismic activity rattled the area with thousands of earthquakes, the country's Meteorological Office said....
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Ferguson protest march marks two weeks since police shooting

Reuters - 1 hour 10 min ago
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday marked two weeks since a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager, while authorities reported no arrests overnight among the pockets of protesters who marched and chanted in intense heat.






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Iceland issues volcano red alert

BBC - 1 hour 12 min ago
Iceland issues a red alert for the Bardarbunga volcano, closing air space over the eruption site but all airports currently remain open.
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Time-Lapse Satellite Photos Show Grim Realities for Our Planet

geology topix - 1 hour 28 min ago

The world is a very different place now than it was in 1984; Earth has gone through physical changes thanks to the effect people have on the environment.

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Merkel says tightening Ukraine-Russian border is key to peace deal

Reuters - 1 hour 51 min ago
KIEV (Reuters) - - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday the standoff over Ukraine could be solved but only if control was tightened over the Ukraine-Russia border across which, the West alleges, Russia has been funnelling arms to help a separatist rebellion.
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Suicide attacks kill at least 17 in Iraq after mosque shooting

Reuters - 2 hours 41 sec ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two suicide bombers in Iraq killed at least 17 people in apparent revenge attacks after an assault on a Sunni mosque deepened sectarian conflict.






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Readers Respond to "A Crisis In Physics?"

Scientific American - 2 hours 4 min ago
Letters to the editor from the May 2014 issue of Scientific American

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