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Small-scale robot for unit 2 containment inspections

World Nuclear News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:46
A small robot has been developed to investigate the inside of the primary containment vessel of unit 2 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Vatican advisor Hans Schellnhuber Boasts Of Having Skeptics Excluded From Participating In Drafting Climate Encyclical

Climate Depot - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:28
Schellnhuber Boasts Of Having Skeptics Excluded From Participating In Drafting “Laudato Si” Encyclical http://notrickszone.com/2015/06/27/schellnhuber-boasts-of-having-skeptics-excluded-from-participating-in-drafting-laudato-si-encyclical/ Alexander Wendt at www.achgut.com/ch, a policy-critical site run by leading German publicists, wrote how Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber recently boasted before journalists of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) how he got Pope Francis to swing over to climate alarmism in His most recent encyclical “Laudato Si”. It [...]

Bill Gates Dismisses Solar And Wind Energy, “Can’t Do The Job” …Cost “Beyond Astronomical”.

Climate Depot - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:26
Bill Gates Dismisses Solar And Wind Energy, “Can’t Do The Job” …Cost “Beyond Astronomical”. http://notrickszone.com/2015/06/28/bill-gates-dismisses-solar-and-wind-energy-cant-do-the-job-cost-beyond-astronomical/ Another prominent thumbs down against wind the current renewable energy craze, this one from Bill Gates. The UK online Register here reports that the technology guru is not impressed by fad renewable energies wind and sun: “Renewable energy can’t do [...]

Paper finds ‘pronounced influence of solar activity on global climatic processes’ – Published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Climate Depot - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:24
Paper finds ‘pronounced influence of solar activity on global climatic processes’ http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2015/06/paper-finds-pronounced-influence-of.html A paper published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology finds “a pronounced influence of solar activity on global climatic processes” including in “Asia, Europe, North and South America, Australia, and the Arctic and Antarctica.” The authors find evidence from spectral and wavelet analysis of influence [...]

Greenland Temperatures Weaken Theory CO2 Drives Climate

Climate Depot - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:22
Greenland Temperatures Weaken Theory CO2 Drives Climate http://notrickszone.com/2015/06/29/greenland-temperatures-weaken-theory-co2-drives-climate/ By Ed Caryl In my last article, we discussed the Greenland ice core temperature record. In this article we will discuss the Greenland thermometer record. All the long record thermometer readings are from villages and stations on the coast. Some of these records go back to the [...]

Dalai Lama Endorses Pope Francis’s Encyclical on Climate Change

Climate Depot - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:20
Dalai Lama Endorses Pope Francis’s Encyclical on Climate Change http://ecowatch.com/2015/06/29/dalai-lama-pope-encyclical/ The Dalai Lama endorsed the Pope’s encyclical yesterday while… — gReader Pro

Report: ‘The Vatican’s Advisors Have Lost Their Moral Compasses’

Climate Depot - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:19
On Climate Change & Energy, “The Vatican’s Advisors Have Lost Their Moral Compasses” http://www.thegwpf.org/on-climate-change-energy-the-vaticans-advisors-have-lost-their-moral-compasses/ A new paper published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation finds the Vatican is being laid astray by its advisors by statements on climate change that are scientifically lacking and ethically dubious. The report, written by Dr Indur Goklany, examines just [...]

China Makes Official Climate Pledge, Will ‘Work Hard’ To Peak Emissions Before 2030

Climate Depot - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:16
China Makes Official Climate Pledge, Will ‘Work Hard’ To Peak Emissions Before 2030 http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/06/30/3675599/china-makes-official-climate-pledge/ On Tuesday, China released long-awaited final greenhouse gas targets as part of its submission to the United Nations climate talks in Paris later this year. Li Keqiang, China’s prime minister, said in a statement the country “will work hard” to peak [...]

EPA Gets Another Much-Needed Smackdown From The Courts

Climate Depot - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:16
http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/062915-759527-epa-gets-another-smackdown-from-courts.htm

Yale study: Marijuana ‘legalization may be an opportunity to reduce carbon pollution’

Climate Depot - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:11
http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2015/06/grass-isnt-green-yet/   To create perfect growing conditions for their crops, indoor marijuana farmers currently use as much electricity as two million average U.S. homes. And some illegal growers use highly-polluting gas generators rather than plugging into the grid.

Structure of C. elegans GLD-2-GLD-3 [Biochemistry]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 13:14
The Caenorhabditis elegans germ-line development defective (GLD)-2–GLD-3 complex up-regulates the expression of genes required for meiotic progression. GLD-2–GLD-3 acts by extending the short poly(A) tail of germ-line–specific mRNAs, switching them from a dormant state into a translationally active state. GLD-2 is a cytoplasmic noncanonical poly(A) polymerase that lacks the RNA-binding...

SHOT-RNAs enhance cell proliferation in cancers [Biochemistry]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 13:14
Sex hormones and their receptors play critical roles in the development and progression of the breast and prostate cancers. Here we report that a novel type of transfer RNA (tRNA)-derived small RNA, termed Sex HOrmone-dependent TRNA-derived RNAs (SHOT-RNAs), are specifically and abundantly expressed in estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer and...

GIPs organize centromeres [Cell Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 13:14
Centromeres play a pivotal role in maintaining genome integrity by facilitating the recruitment of kinetochore and sister-chromatid cohesion proteins, both required for correct chromosome segregation. Centromeres are epigenetically specified by the presence of the histone H3 variant (CENH3). In this study, we investigate the role of the highly conserved γ-tubulin...
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