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Obama’s Sneak Attack on US Sovereignty Sets Stage for Climate Regulation Nightmare – Morano:’Be afraid, be very afraid of the U.N. agenda’ 

Climate Depot - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 12:02
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/obamas-sneak-attack-on-us-sovereignty-sets-stage-for-climate-regulation-nightmare/ But as Marc Morano, publisher of “Climate Depot” and producer of the new film, “Climate Hustle,” a production that exposes the propaganda side of environmentalism, said in an interview: The commitment is smoke and mirrors, but a “cunning” Obama may see his long-held green-based regulatory visions achieve reality all the same, due to an [...]

Obama will bypass Senate, ratify Paris climate accord himself during trip to China: report – Morano Responds

Climate Depot - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:37
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/29/obama-will-bypass-senate-ratify-paris-climate-acco/ Climate change skeptics dismissed the anticipated executive ratification as a sham designed to prop up Mr. Obama’s legacy. Climate Depot’s Marc Morano predicted that “Obama will surely do his best play-acting and pretend the ‘ratification’ has actual meaning, but as a former constitutional law professor, even he knows better.” “What they need right now [...]

We’re Saved! Feds End Climate Change Threat by Turning CO2 into FUEL!

Climate Depot - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:28
http://www.mrctv.org/blog/were-saved-feds-end-climate-change-threat-turning-co2-fuel The U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) has discovered a way to turn every man, woman, child and flatulent cow on the planet into an energy source – and eliminate the threat of CO2-caused climate change in the process. The discovery could also land the researchers a Nobel Prize, an MIT-educated physicist tells MRCTV. The [...]

Second Kudankulam unit connected to grid

World Nuclear News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 09:39
Unit 2 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu has been connected to the electricity grid. It becomes India's 22nd operating power reactor.

De Rivaz's open letter on Hinkley

World Nuclear News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 09:25

While Hinkley Point remains in limbo pending a government commitment to support the project, EDF Energy CEO Vincent de Rivaz has written an open letter addressing questions on security and cost.

Xist lncRNA structure in living cells [Biochemistry]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 09:22
The 18-kb Xist long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) is essential for X-chromosome inactivation during female eutherian mammalian development. Global structural architecture, cell-induced conformational changes, and protein–RNA interactions within Xist are poorly understood. We used selective 2′-hydroxyl acylation analyzed by primer extension and mutational profiling (SHAPE-MaP) to examine these features of Xist...

NPH3-like proteins mediate chloroplast movement [Plant Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 09:22
In green plants, the blue light receptor kinase phototropin mediates various photomovements and developmental responses, such as phototropism, chloroplast photorelocation movements (accumulation and avoidance), stomatal opening, and leaf flattening, which facilitate photosynthesis. In Arabidopsis, two phototropins (phot1 and phot2) redundantly mediate these responses. Two phototropin-interacting proteins, NONPHOTOTROPIC HYPOCOTYL 3 (NPH3)...

Regulations of macrophage phagocytosis of self [Immunology and Inflammation]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 09:22
Rapid clearance of adoptively transferred Cd47-null (Cd47−/−) cells in congeneic WT mice suggests a critical self-recognition mechanism, in which CD47 is the ubiquitous marker of self, and its interaction with macrophage signal regulatory protein α (SIRPα) triggers inhibitory signaling through SIRPα cytoplasmic immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibition motifs and tyrosine phosphatase SHP-1/2....

In vivo roles of the propagation of H3K27me3 marks [Cell Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 09:22
Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) catalyzes the monomethylation, dimethylation, and trimethylation of histone H3 Lys27 (H3K27) and acts as a central epigenetic regulator that marks the repressive chromatin domain. Embryonic ectoderm development (EED), an essential component of PRC2, interacts with trimethylated H3K27 (H3K27me3) through the aromatic cage structure composed of...

Archaeal flagellar filament [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 09:22
The bacterial flagellar apparatus, which involves ∼40 different proteins, has been a model system for understanding motility and chemotaxis. The bacterial flagellar filament, largely composed of a single protein, flagellin, has been a model for understanding protein assembly. This system has no homology to the eukaryotic flagellum, in which the...

Non-proliferation milestone for Southeast Asia

World Nuclear News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 09:07
Southeast Asia has been declared free of highly-enriched uranium following the completion of a collaborative project to downblend Indonesia's stock of HEU to low-enriched uranium.

NPR laments ‘paid confusionist’ Morano speaking at Utah energy summit – ‘Denier…sparks controversy’

Climate Depot - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 20:05
http://kuer.org/post/energy-summit-speaker-sparks-controversy-utah-appearance The Uintah Basin Energy Summit takes place this week, and the controversy’s started even before the program begins. That’s because Wednesday’s keynote speech is being given by prominent climate change denier, Marc Morano. He’s a conservative blogger who’s made a career of disputing climate science and the people who take it seriously. His ideas – and in-your-face style [...]

Say what?! U. S. Department of Transportation asks: ‘How might climate change increase the risk of fatal crashes in a community?’ 

Climate Depot - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 19:43
https://www.transportation.gov/fastlane/2015-traffic-fatalities-data-has-just-been-released-call-action-download-and-analyze 2015 Traffic Fatalities Data Has Just Been Released: A Call to Action to Download and Analyze Posted by DJ Patil, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Dr. Mark Rosekind, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration This [...]

Correction for Huh and Sejnowski, Conservation law for self-paced movements [Corrections]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 13:02
NEUROSCIENCE, ENGINEERING Correction for “Conservation law for self-paced movements,” by Dongsung Huh and Terrence J. Sejnowski, which appeared in issue 31, August 2, 2016, of Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (113:8831–8836; first published July 14, 2016; 10.1073/pnas.1608724113). The authors note that on page 8835, left column, the equation that follows...

PD mutations alter {alpha}-synuclein fibril production [Chemistry]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 13:02
Parkinson’s disease is a highly debilitating neurodegenerative condition whose pathological hallmark is the presence in nerve cells of proteinacious deposits, known as Lewy bodies, composed primarily of amyloid fibrils of α-synuclein. Several missense mutations in the gene encoding α-synuclein have been associated with familial variants of Parkinson’s disease and have...

Merkel disc is an epidermal serotonergic synapse [Neuroscience]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 13:02
The evolution of sensory systems has let mammals develop complicated tactile end organs to enable sophisticated sensory tasks, including social interaction, environmental exploration, and tactile discrimination. The Merkel disc, a main type of tactile end organ consisting of Merkel cells (MCs) and Aβ-afferent endings, are highly abundant in fingertips, touch...

BU08028 as a safe and nonaddictive analgesic [Commentaries]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 13:02
Pain is a major clinical, social, and economic problem, affecting more people than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined (1). Pain medicine represents a large family of compounds that are commonly prescribed or sold over-the-counter for treating various painful conditions. Among these medications, opioids stand out as the most efficacious...

Intratumor heterogeneity and phylogeny inference [Systems Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 13:02
Cancer is a disease driven by evolutionary selection on somatic genetic and epigenetic alterations. Here, we propose Canopy, a method for inferring the evolutionary phylogeny of a tumor using both somatic copy number alterations and single-nucleotide alterations from one or more samples derived from a single patient. Canopy is applied...

Controlling evaporation [Applied Physical Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 13:02
Water evaporation concerns all land-living organisms, as ambient air is dryer than their corresponding equilibrium humidity. Contrarily to plants, mammals are covered with a skin that not only hinders evaporation but also maintains its rate at a nearly constant value, independently of air humidity. Here, we show that simple amphiphiles/water...

A function of DCS cells as stem cell niche [Cell Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 13:02
Leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein coupled receptor 5-positive (Lgr5+) stem cells reside at crypt bottoms of the small and large intestine. Small intestinal Paneth cells supply Wnt3, EGF, and Notch signals to neighboring Lgr5+ stem cells. Whereas the colon lacks Paneth cells, deep crypt secretory (DCS) cells are intermingled with Lgr5+ stem...
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