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Science explains why people perceive color differently

2015/03/02

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw A photograph of a cocktail dress went viral online recently after it had people divided on whether the dress was actually white with a gold lace trim or blue...

Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin Servando “La Tuta” Gomez

2015/02/28

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw After months of investigation Mexican federal police arrested Servando La Tuta Gomez a primary school teacher turned drug lord without firing a single shot in the early hours of...

North Korea shipping firm skirts sanctions by renaming ships: U.N. panel

2015/02/26

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw According to a United Nations report a North Korean company has been relabeling its vessels in order to evade sanctions One North Korean shipping company Ocean Maritime Management or...

Carbon dioxide released by the ocean thousands of years ago may have ended the ice age

2015/02/23

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw Recent research conducted by the University of Southampton and published in Nature magazine suggests that carbon dioxide released from the ocean played a large role in ending the most...

Brazil faces massive water shortages during worst drought in 84 years

2015/02/17

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw Brazil s record drought has dried up once plentiful reservoirs to seriously low levels causing the country s most populous city of Sao Paulo to consider having their water...

Scientists discover Earth’s inner-inner core

2015/02/13

Scientists from China and United States have discovered that the Earth s inner core has another core at its centre A research team led by University of Illinois geology professor Xiaodong Song gathered readings of seismic waves that resonate in...

Icelandic scientists experiment with new ways to inject carbon

2015/02/10

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw A group of Icelandic researchers have been testing a new method of carbon storage one that can hopefully help curb the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and...

Technology cutting hospital time for premature babies

2015/02/02

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw A medical device known as the Pea Pod has been developed to help premature babies grow faster and lessen their time in the neonatal intensive care unit The Pea...

Pilots’ trans-Pacific balloon journey eclipses distance record

2015/01/30

DESCRIPTION RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw Two balloonists American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev broke the world distance record for longest gas-filled balloon flight after crossing the Pacific Ocean this week They are...

U.S. East Coast braces itself for ‘historic’ blizzard

2015/01/26

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw The Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast are bracing for what the National Weather Service has labeled a crippling snowstorm threatening to sweep through the East Coast on Monday and Tuesday...

Yemen in chaos as rebels take capital but stop short of ousting president

2015/01/21

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw Yemen a major partner in the United States war on armed extremism is in the midst of an apparent coup as Houthi fighters from the minority Shi ite community...

New Ebola suit made by Johns Hopkins team offers more protection and comfort in hot, humid climates

2014/12/18

A team at John Hopkins University has developed a protective suit for Ebola workers that is more comfortable and offers more protection than existing moon suits The new anti-Ebola suit has a large integrated plastic shield that stretches around the...

Europe launches Sentinel-1A satellite to monitor climate change

2014/04/07

The first in EU s series of earth-monitoring satellites launched aboard a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana on Thursday evening the European Space Agency said Sentinel- A is launched to a height of km above earth where it orbit around...

Doomsday seed bank welcomes new addition

2014/03/03

Some new seed samples were added to the collection held by the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway late last month The new additions included Japanese barley Brazilian beans wild potatoes and wild sweet potatoes from Peru and red okra...

Adaptive mechanisms help humans survive extreme cold

2014/01/08

Parts of the United States have experienced record-breaking cold weather this week caused by a polar vortex that saw temperatures fall to as low as - degrees Fahrenheit Although certain human populations such as the Inuit in Canada and the...

Qantas planes get too close; dodge each other mid-air over

2013/09/30

Two Qantas planes flying west of Adelaide avoided a near miss this afternoon after coming too close the Australian press reported The planes both Airbus A aircraft were travelling between Sydney and Perth in opposite directions The plane from Sydney...

Arctic ocean acidification threatens fish lifecycle and livelihood of arctic environment.

2013/05/24

The Arctic ecosystem already under pressure from record ice melts faces another potential threat in the form of rapid acidification of the ocean according to an international study published on Monday Acidification blamed on the transformation of rising levels of...

Climate change imperils French truffle production: scientists

2012/11/29

Climate change-induced drier summers in France and Spain are damaging truffle harvests according to a new study Truffles are fungi that grow symbiotically with various tree species including beech oak hazel and pine Truffles thrive in damp summer conditions they...

Asteroid dust could help combat climate change

2012/10/01

Scientists in Scotland have come up with a novel geoengineering solution to combat global warming - using dust from an asteroid to reflect the sun's rays The plan by boffins at the University of Strathclyde would involve using an electromagnet...

Arctic ice cap melt could release vast amounts of methane

2012/09/05

As seawater temperatures rise the Arctic ice cap has been shrinking From to records show Arctic ice melting rapidly This year it shrank by square miles from its record low to million square miles the lowest measurement since Apart from...

Artificial pancreas: how it works

2012/07/02

British researchers are developing an artificial pancreas that would automatically control levels of glucose in the bloodstream obviating the need for diabetics to constantly monitor and regulate their blood sugar levels during the day and reducing the risk of dangerous...

Study identifies how pigeons navigate using magnetic fields

2012/04/27

Scientists have moved one step further to decoding the secret behind the superior navigation skills of pigeons A new study by scientists at Baylor College of Medicine published in Nature found neurons in the pigeon s brains react to changes...

iBaby tells parents when their infant has pooped

2012/04/16

American company Exmobaby has developed a baby garment fitted with a embedded ECG system that monitors a baby's behavioral and emotional changes The parent can index an emotion or motivation such as hunger or tiredness to previous physical states recorded...

Asteroid could strike Earth in 2040

2012/02/28

There is a in chance that a -foot asteroid named AG will strike the Earth in the year scientists have warned The impact probability is based on an observation of only one-half of the asteroid s orbit and could change...

Ocean wave electricity

2012/02/10

Renewable energy startup Columbia Power Technologies recently developed a technology that generates electricity from ocean waves The Searay works by using magnets and an electric coil to generate electricity from the rise and fall of the waves CPT hopes the...
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