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Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
Terra Nova
Why is Greenland covered in ice?
The ice on Greenland could only form due to processes in the deep Earth interior. Scientists now explain why the conditions for the glaciation of Greenland developed only so recently on a geological time scale.

Contact: F.Ossing
ossing@gfz-potsdam.de
49-331-288-1040
GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
Underwater drones map ice algae in Antarctica
New robot technology leads Antarctic exploration into a new epoch. It is now possible to study the underside of sea ice across large distances and explore a world previously restricted to specially trained divers only.

Contact: Lars Chresten Lund Hansen
lund-hansen@bios.au.dk
45-21-12-53-22
Aarhus University

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
Renowned coastal engineers share on design of coastal structures and sea defenses
Professor Young C. Kim has published his latest book, 'Design of Coastal Structures and Sea Defenses,' with World Scientific and worked along with several renowned practicing coastal engineers to compile the latest developments in the field.

Contact: Jason CJ Lim
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
Cell Reports
The bowhead whale lives over 200 years. Can its genes tell us why?
A whale that can live over 200 years with little evidence of age-related disease may provide untapped insights into how to live a long and healthy life. In the Jan. 6 issue of Cell Reports, researchers present the complete bowhead whale genome and identify key differences compared to other mammals. Alterations in bowhead genes related to cell division, DNA repair, cancer, and aging may have helped increase its longevity and cancer resistance.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 31-Dec-2014
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Kate meeting its end
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Kate on Dec. 31 and took an image of the storm that showed how wind shear had ripped it apart.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 31-Dec-2014
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite sees strong wind shear tearing Jangmi apart
Tropical Depression Jangmi encountered strong southeasterly vertical wind shear in the Sulu Sea and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible picture of the storm on Dec. 31.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 31-Dec-2014
PLOS ONE
Unique Sulawesi frog gives birth to tadpoles
Frogs exhibit an amazing variety of reproductive behaviors, ranging from brooding their eggs in their mouths to carrying tadpoles on their backs. Fewer than a dozen species of 6,000+ worldwide have developed internal fertilization, and some of these give birth to froglets instead of eggs. One species that has internal fertilization, a fanged frog from the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, has been observed to give direct birth to tadpoles, which is unique among amphibians.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Robert Sanders
rlsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 30-Dec-2014
NASA sees a weaker Tropical Depression Jangmi slide into Sulu Sea
Tropical storm Jangmi, known in the Philippines as 'Seniang' weakened to a tropical depression as it moved into the Sulu Sea and NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the storm that showed its eastern side was still affecting the central and northern Philippines on Dec. 30.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 30-Dec-2014
NASA sees heaviest rainfall north of Tropical Cyclone Kate's eye
As Tropical Cyclone Kate continues moving southwest through the Southern Indian Ocean, NASA/JAXA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite passed overhead on Dec. 30 and measured the rainfall rates happening throughout the storm. Kate had strengthened since Dec. 29 and developed an eye.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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