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Eat This Podcast: Talking Turkey

An interview with an expert on Turkey (me, apparently) about turkeys. What do I mean by “turkey”? The bird, the country, the personality trait? Well, that is the point, isn’t it! Click here to get the skinny on turkey.

Volcanic-hosted Massive Sulfide Mineralization in Archean Yigarn Craton, Australia

A review of volcanic-hosted massive sulfide (VHMS) mineralization in the Archean Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: Tectonic, stratigraphic and geochemical associations Authors:Hollis et alAbstract:The Archean Yilgarn Craton of Western...Show More Summary

Oyster farmers and ocean acidification (text & video)

The ocean is so acidic that it is dissolving the shells of our baby oysters,” says Diani Taylor of Taylor Shellfish Farms in Shelton, Washington. She and her cousin Brittany are fifth-generation oyster farmers, and are grappling with ocean waters that are more acidic and corrosive than their fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers knew. This “ocean […]

Design, construction, and operation of an actively controlled deep-sea CO2 enrichment experiment using a cabled observatory system

We describe the design, testing, and performance of an actively controlled deep-sea Free Ocean CO2 Enrichment (dp-FOCE) system for the execution of seafloor experiments relating to the impacts of ocean acidification on natural ecosystems. We used the 880 m deep MARS (Monterey Accelerated Research Initiative) cable site offshore Monterey Bay, California for this work; but […]

FC-31 Fighter may Have Defects

While the twin-engine plane made by Shenyang Aircraft Corp. sort of resembles the U.S. military’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter made by Lockheed Martin Corp., it reportedly has design defects that cause it to lose altitude as it enters into turns. link.

Russian Navy Deployment to Pacfic During G20 Largely Fizzled

In that atmosphere of criticism it was not exactly a coincidence that the Russians dispatched a flotilla of warships toward Australia. And the meaning wasn’t particularly subtle, either.To be clear, because many press reports have been...Show More Summary

Israel Still Planning on 50 F-35s Despite Procurement Setback

The Israeli defence establishment is still determined to acquire 50 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighters, despite a recent decision by a ministerial committee to reduce the second order to 14 aircraft, defence sources have told...Show More Summary

Is China Cracking Down on Military Photographers?

Chinese news media have reported that a resident of the port city of Qingdao, the location of the North Sea Fleet's headquarters, has been arrested and is awaiting trial for taking photographs of the naval base from which aircraft carrier...Show More Summary

Canadian F-35 Document Leak Confuses Fighter Procurement

Canadian defence sector stakeholders are scratching their heads yet again, following the leak earlier this month that suggested the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper has not been upfront regarding its jet fighter procurement...Show More Summary

Evidence of a Subtropical Paleoclimate From Pliocene Neogene Yunnan

A new species of Castanopsis (Fagaceae) from the upper Pliocene of West Yunnan, China and its biogeographical implicationsAuthors: Wu et alAbstract:Two fossil leaves identified as Castanopsis presclerophylla n. sp. collected from a diatomite...Show More Summary

ICCAT Moves to Properly Manage Bluefin Tuna, but Doesn’t Take Action for Sharks and Swordfish

Bluefin tuna (Thynnus thynnus), pictured an Oceana Marviva Med Mediterranean Expedition in 2008. (Photo: Oceana / Keith Ellenbogen) Earlier this month, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) concluded...Show More Summary

Thermal Degradation of Titan's Atmospheric Organics

Thermal degradation of organics for pyrolysis in space: Titan’s atmospheric aerosol case studyAuthors:He et alAbstract:Pyrolysis coupled with mass spectry is among the instrumentation the most implemented in planetary exploration probes to analyze the chemical composition of extraterrestrial solid samples. Show More Summary

LBNL-NERSC Climate Models now at 25 km Resolution, Generate 100 Terabytes of Data per run

Not long ago, it would have taken several years to run a high-resolution simulation on a global climate model. But using some of the most powerful supercomputers now available, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) climate...Show More Summary

Gansus zheni: a new Ornithuromorph Bird From Aptian Cretaceous Jehol Biota

An advanced, new long-legged bird from the Early Cretaceous of the Jehol Group (northeastern China): insights into the temporal divergence of modern birdsAuthors:Liu et alAbstract:We describe a new ornithuromorph bird species, Gansus...Show More Summary

Evidence of Iceberg Dropstones From Carboniferous/Permian Tibet

Features, provenance, and tectonic significance of Carboniferous-Permian glacial marine diamictites in the Southern Qiangtang–Baoshan block, Tibetan PlateauAuthors:Fan et alAbstract:In this study, we conducted profile measurements, gravel...Show More Summary

Interview with Shawn Otto, Author of “Sins Of Our Fathers”

The literary thriller “Sins of Our Fathers” by Shawn Otto was release just a few days ago. I interviewed Shawn on Atheist Talk Radio last Sunday morning while you were at church. It is a great book and a pretty good interview. The book is about Anglo-Native relationships, gambling, banking, race relations, law, the American…

Evidence of Sulfur Eating Bacteria From NeoArchean Brazil

Large sulfur isotope fractionations associated with Neoarchean microbial sulfate reductionAuthors:Zhelezinskaia et alAbstract:The minor extent of sulfur isotope fractionation preserved in many Neoarchean sedimentary successions suggests...Show More Summary

Ocean acidification (audio)

The most serious, debilitating circumstance affecting the ocean today may be acidification, the changing pH or acid balance in the water column with devastating impacts on the marine food chain, species migration and reproduction. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will report on the recently-released 20 Facts About Ocean Acidification. Peter Neill, […]

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