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DHL Will Fly First Unmanned Drone Route in Europe

DHL Will Fly First Unmanned Drone Route in Europe

Newsy (Sep. 25, 2014) DHL obtains permission to fly an unmanned drone to an island in the North Sea. It's the first time a drone will be allowed for commercial deliveries. Video provided by Newsy
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Raw: Scientists Examine Colossal Squid

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AP (Sep. 16, 2014) Squid experts in New Zealand thawed and examined an unusual catch on Tuesday: a colossal squid. It was captured in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea in December last year and has been frozen for eight months. (Sept. 16) Video provided by AP
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Conservationists Face Uphill PR Battle With New Shark Rules

Conservationists Face Uphill PR Battle With New Shark Rules

Newsy (Sep. 14, 2014) New conservation measures for shark fishing face an uphill PR battle in the fight to slow shark extinction. Video provided by Newsy
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Western Australia Ending Its Controversial Shark Cull

Western Australia Ending Its Controversial Shark Cull

Newsy (Sep. 13, 2014) Western Australia's controversial shark cull has been blocked by the state government's Environmental Protection Authority. Video provided by Newsy
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Understanding Greenland Ice Sheet's Meltwater Channels

Oct. 1, 2014 Observations of moulins (vertical conduits connecting water on top of the glacier down to the bed of the ice sheet) and boreholes in Greenland show that subglacial channels ameliorate the speedup ... full story
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Decreased Ability to Identify Odors Can Predict Death: Olfactory Dysfunction Is a Harbinger of Mortality

Oct. 1, 2014 The inability of older adults to identify scents is a strong predictor of death within five years. Almost 40% of those who failed a smelling test died during that period, compared to 10% of those ... full story
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Coral Reef Winners and Losers as Water Temperatures Rise

Oct. 1, 2014 Contrary to the popular research-based assumption that the world's coral reefs are doomed, a new longitudinal study paints a brighter picture of how corals may fare in the future. A subset of ... full story
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Changing Antarctic Waters Could Trigger Steep Rise in Sea Levels, Conditions 14,000 Years Ago Suggest

Oct. 1, 2014 Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that new research shows may have led to the rapid melting of Antarctic ice and an abrupt 3-4 meter ... full story
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Pet Foods: Not All Brands Follow Meat Regulations

Oct. 1, 2014 Pet food mislabeling: the issue is a significant one when it comes to commercial pet foods marketed for dogs and cats. New research set out to identify meat species present as well as any instances ... full story
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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Prevent Some Forms of Depression

Oct. 1, 2014 Patients with increased inflammation, including those receiving cytokines for medical treatment, have a greatly increased risk of depression. For example, a 6-month treatment course of ... full story
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Satellite Measurements Reveal Gravity Dip from Ice Loss in West Antarctica

Sep. 30, 2014 Although not designed to map changes in Earth's gravity over time, ESA's GOCE satellite has shown that the ice lost from West Antarctica over the last few years has left its signature. More ... full story
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Aral Sea Loses Its Eastern Lobe -- First Time in Modern History, NASA's Terra Satellite Shows

Sep. 30, 2014 Summer 2014 marked another milestone for the Aral Sea, the once-extensive lake in Central Asia that has been shrinking markedly since the 1960s. For the first time in modern history, the eastern ... full story
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New Genetic 'Operating System' Facilitated Evolution of 'Bilateral' Animals

Sep. 30, 2014 The evolution of worms, insects, vertebrates and other 'bilateral' animals -- those with distinct left and right sides -- from less complex creatures like jellyfish and sea anemones with ... full story
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Memory Loss Associated With Alzheimer's Reversed: Small Trial Succeeds Using Systems Approach to Memory Disorders

Sep. 30, 2014 In the first, small study of a novel, personalized and comprehensive program to reverse memory loss, nine of 10 participants displayed subjective or objective improvement in their memories beginning ... full story
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High-Speed Drug Screen Developed

Sep. 30, 2014 Engineers have devised a way to rapidly test hundreds of different drug-delivery vehicles in living animals, making it easier to discover promising new ways to deliver a class of drugs called ... full story
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Revisiting Stokes Drift: Waves of the Future

Sep. 30, 2014 The 19th-century 'Stokes drift' concept that a tiny sphere on a small wave would trace a spiral, not a closed circle, was assumed to be unlikely to occur in nature. But using 21st-century ... full story
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NASA Support Key to Glacier Mapping Efforts

Sep. 30, 2014 Thanks in part to support from NASA and the National Science Foundation, scientists have produced the first-ever detailed maps of bedrock beneath glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica. This new data ... full story
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Pollution Linked to Lethal Sea Turtle Tumors

Sep. 30, 2014 Polluted urban and farm runoff in Hawaii has been linked to lethal tumors in endangered sea turtles. A new study finds that excess nitrogen in the runoff accumulates in algae that the turtles eat and ... full story
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Bacteria May Have Ability to Reduce Impact of Diazepam on UK River Environments

Sep. 30, 2014 A reaction pathway that could reduce the potentially harmful impact of diazepam and similar chemicals on the UK's freshwater environment has been discovered by researchers. Diazepam -- used to ... full story
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Laser-Guided Herds of Sea Monkeys Show How Zooplankton Migrations May Affect Global Ocean Currents

Sep. 30, 2014 Sea monkeys have captured the popular attention of both children and aquarium hobbyists because of their easily observable life cycle. Physicists are interested in a shorter-term pattern: Like other ... full story
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Gene Doubling Shapes the World: Instant Speciation, Biodiversity, and the Root of Our Existence

Sep. 30, 2014 Researchers emphasize that polyploidy and the important role it has played, especially in plant evolution, would not have gained the recognition it deserves would it not have been for its staunch ... full story
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Coral's Best Defender Against an Army of Sea Stars: Crabs

Sep. 30, 2014 Coral reefs face a suite of perilous threats in today's ocean. From overfishing and pollution to coastal development and climate change, fragile coral ecosystems are disappearing at ... full story
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Dietary Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Linked to Reduced Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

Sep. 30, 2014 Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, a recent study has found. The sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids include fish, vegetable oils, and nuts. The ... full story
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Fish Need Time to Adjust to New Environmental Conditions

Sep. 30, 2014 Fish can live in almost any aquatic environment on Earth, but when the climate changes and temperatures go up many species are pushed to the limit. The amount of time needed to adjust to new ... full story
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