By Ashok Swain - Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Box 514, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden Abstract It is often said that future wars will be fought over water, not oil. These water wars are predicted to take place over the sharing of international rivers. Recently, the world has witnessed several inter-state river-sharing disputes, but [...]
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Pfizer Inc announced today that a significantly higher proportion of patients with newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia who were treated with bosutinib (39 percent) experienced a major molecular response (MMR), a secondary endpoint, compared with patients treated with imatinib (26 percent) in the intent-to-treat (ITT) population (p=0.002). However, the study did not meet its primary [...]
The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft took the first close-up images Saturday of asteroid 21 Lutetia, located between Mars and Jupiter.
A video clip made by Cristobal Villa and inspired by the numbers, geometry and nature. The Fibonacci numbers, the golden ratio, Fi and its relationship to natural events is truly amazing. This video gives a small example of this.
U.S. scientists have crossed a key step toward controlled nuclear fusion, atomic process that could result in an inexhaustible source of clean energy and solve problems around fossil fuels and emission of greenhouse gases. The researchers managed to produce an unprecedented level of energy and break the barrier of megajoule, said the National Nuclear Security [...]
Energy Farms grow food, but are also net producers of energy. They can operate at a range of scales, and use a mix of ancient and new crops and technologies. Less than a century ago most farms were net energy producers; today US farms consume more energy than they produce, and our food system as [...]
There are times when perniciously false premises are treated as the criteria by which truth is determined. We lose the argument before it’s begun. And where does that leave us in our efforts to control mortal dangers of our own making? An article of faith among veterinarians and epidemiologists is that large industrial farms are [...]
If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem. But if you owe a million, it has. -JMK This recession that we have been suffering through since essentially late 2007 is not something new; our economic history contains numerous instances of negative-growth economies, some obviously worse than others. However, in many ways, [...]
US scientists claim to have successfully used bacteria to create cheap, environmentally-friendly biofuels. According to research presented at the annual general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, these microscopic organisms are “biological factories” that can serve as alternatives to fossil fuels. Currently, the majority of biofuel comes from ethanol, which is fermented from sugars [...]
Researchers get help from a venerable number theory and a popular puzzle game to solve genetic medical mysteries A 2,000-year-old math theorem, along with Sudoku, may soon help researchers untangle DNA at blazing speeds. Hunting for a particular genetic mutation in hundreds of thousands of specimens can be an expensive and time-consuming process. In the [...]
In 2005, this little French nature documentary came along and changed the box-office rules. March of the Penguins earned $77 million in U.S. theaters. And Disney, which distributed the film in some countries, including France, took notice. The studio that invented the modern family-friendly nature film, with its True Life Adventures in the 1940s through [...]
Sleep, as it turns out, is far more complicated than we thought. And the brain not only doesn’t turn off, but appears to help keep itself healthy. We’ve all heard of REM — rapid eye movement — discovered by the late physiologists Eugene Aserinsky and Nathaniel Kleitman at the University of Chicago in 1953. Scientific [...]
The Bible tells us that God created Adam and Eve just a few thousand years ago, by some fundamentalist interpretations. Science informs us that this is mere fiction and that man is a few million years old, and that civilization just tens of thousands of years old. Could it be, however, that conventional science is [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Earth seems to have its first fuzzy photos of alien planets outside our solar system, images captured by two teams of astronomers. The pictures show four likely planets that appear as specks of white, nearly indecipherable except to the most eagle-eyed experts. All are trillions of miles away â€” three of them [...]
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