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These remarkable frigate birds can fly without landing for months at a time

LA Times - July 1, 2016 - 10:59am

On a tiny island off the coast of Mozambique, a young frigate bird emerges from his nesting place, looks north and flies off. And for 185 days, he keeps going ... for 34,000 miles.

Keep in mind that a complete trip around the equator is less than 25,000 miles.

The great frigate bird is the Energizer...

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Unsolved mysteries about the solar system's biggest planet

AP News - July 1, 2016 - 10:49am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Swirling storms. Dusty rings. Glowing polar lights....
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Insurance industry unknowingly supports illegal fishing, UBC researchers say

CBC - July 1, 2016 - 10:35am

Many boats involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing are able to get insurance, suggesting that the insurance industry is inadvertently supporting illegal fishing, researchers at the University of British Columbia have found.

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In memoirs, ex Pope Benedict says Vatican 'gay lobby' tried to wield power: report

Reuters - July 1, 2016 - 10:29am
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no-one pressured him to resign but alleges that a "gay lobby" in the Vatican had tried to influence decisions, a leading Italian newspaper reported on Friday.
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​This fatality could slam the brakes on driverless cars

CBS - July 1, 2016 - 10:29am
The limitations in autonomous driving systems come under new, harsh scrutiny that could have wide impacts
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BAM! Astroboffins now have a second way of picking up black holes' collision super kicks

Register - July 1, 2016 - 10:16am
Doppler detections will help test Einstein's key theory

Gravitational waves released from black hole “super kicks” may soon be detectable, according to new research published in Physical Review Letters.…

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Breathing in a Cure: Inhalable Ibuprofen on the Horizon

Science Daily - July 1, 2016 - 10:13am
Ibuprofen: You can buy it at any drug store, and it will help with that stabbing headache or sprained ankle. One of the ways it does so is by reducing inflammation, and it is this property that may also help patients with cystic fibrosis.
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Israel should stop settlements, denying Palestinian development: Quartet report

Reuters - July 1, 2016 - 10:08am
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israel should stop building settlements, denying Palestinian development and designating land for exclusive Israeli use that Palestinians seek for a future state, the Middle East peace "Quartet" recommended on Friday in a an eagerly awaited report.
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Frigate birds: In the air for months at a time

Science Daily - July 1, 2016 - 10:07am
Frigate birds were already known for their ability to fly continuously for weeks without landing. A telemetric study of their trajectory and flight strategy has just revealed that they can remain airborne for over two months during their transoceanic migrations.
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Seaweeds get sick too when they're stressed

Science Daily - July 1, 2016 - 10:05am
Normally harmless bacteria can cause bleaching disease in seaweeds when the "trees of the ocean" become stressed by high water temperatures, researchers have discovered. Understanding these disease processes is not only important for maintaining a healthy marine environment; it also has economic significance, given that seaweeds are increasingly being cultivated as sources of food and feed-stock for biofuels.
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Unsilencing silenced genes by CRISPR/Cas9

Science Daily - July 1, 2016 - 10:05am
Scientists have developed a new technique to unleash silenced genes and change cell fates using CRISPR/Cas9.
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The relentless dynamism of the adult brain

Science Daily - July 1, 2016 - 10:05am
Scientists were able to make real-time observations over a period of several months that reveal how new adult-born neurons are formed and evolve in the olfactory bulb of mice. They made the surprising discovery that there is constant structural plasticity in the connections established by these new neurons with the circuits into which they are recruited.
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Key difference in immune cells may explain children's increased susceptibility to illness

Science Daily - July 1, 2016 - 10:04am
Schools are commonly known as breeding grounds for viruses and bacteria, but this may not necessarily be linked to hygiene. New research in mice shows that because their immune systems do not operate at the same efficiency as adults, children may not only be more likely to contract a viral infection, but they also take to longer clear it.
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3-D paper-based microbial fuel cell operating under continuous flow condition

Science Daily - July 1, 2016 - 10:04am
A team of researchers has demonstrated a proof-of-concept three-dimensional paper-based microbial fuel cell (MFC) that could take advantage of capillary action to guide the liquids through the MFC system and to eliminate the need for external power.
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Totally new kind of 'mark' discovered in human cell nucleus

Science Daily - July 1, 2016 - 10:03am
Scientists have verified the presence of a protein modification that is a unique mark in human cell nucleus. This protein modification, Histone H4 lysine 20 acetylation (H4K20ac), was only discovered in plant cells and its existence in mammalian cells has been indirectly proven. Their study suggests that H4K20ac is associated with gene repression. This new discovery of H4K20ac may lead to further clarification of the mechanisms in disease progression.
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Are we giving up on cardiac arrest patients too soon?

Science Daily - July 1, 2016 - 10:03am
A new study suggests physicians need to give comatose cardiac arrest survivors adequate time before predicting outcomes. The multicenter study showed the time it takes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients to regain consciousness varies widely and is longer than many had thought. Thousands of lives each year across the country could be saved by simply giving cardiac arrest victims more time to awaken in the hospital.
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Two Earthquakes Rumble Near Perry Oklahoma

geology topix - July 1, 2016 - 9:52am

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first earthquake had a 3.3 magnitude and was recorded just before 1:30 a.m. Its epicenter was located 12 miles west of Perry, and 34 miles east, southeast of Enid. The second earthquake had a 2.9 magnitude and was recorded around 4:30 a.m. Its epicenter was 4 miles south of Perry, and 14 miles west, northwest of Stillwater.

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Deadly Tesla crash raises questions about autopilot safety

CBS - July 1, 2016 - 9:35am
Federal safety regulators are investigating the first deadly crash involving a self-driving car. Joshua Brown was using the auto pilot feature on his Tesla Model S in May when he was killed in a Florida highway collision. Brown posted a video to YouTube last year, showing the car's ability to avoid an accident. His death now raises big questions for self-driving technology. Kris Van Cleave.
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Juno space probe prepares to arrive at Jupiter after five years and 1.8bn miles

The Guardian - July 1, 2016 - 9:27am

On Tuesday Nasa’s spacecraft will attempt to fall into orbit, hoping to understand how the planet formed, its weather system, and what drives its aurorae

Five years and 1.8bn miles into its voyage, Nasa’s Juno spacecraft is about to slam on its brakes and fall into orbit around the vast, cloud-striped planet of Jupiter.

With all but the most essential equipment switched off for the critical manoeuvre, Juno will turn away from the sun and fire its main engine at 4.18am Tuesday UK time. All being well, the 35-minute burn will slow the spacecraft to 130,000mph and allow it to be captured by the planet’s immense gravitational field.

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Antarctic Ozone Hole Is on the Mend

Scientific American - July 1, 2016 - 9:00am
Global regulation of chlorine compounds is giving the atmosphere time to heal, even as volcanic eruptions interfere

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