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Outgoing UN IPCC Chief reveals global warming ‘is my religion and my dharma’

Climate Depot - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:16
Pachauri’s full resignation letter here. Climate Depot’s Morano statement on Pachauri’s resignation: ‘The IPCC is quietly popping champagne corks today. Pachauri gone can only be good news for the UN IPCC’ – Marc Morano: ‘If Pachauri had any decency, he would have resigned in the wake of the Climategate scandal which broke in 2009. Climategate implicated the [...]

Wave Bye-Bye: Climate Depot’s Morano statement on Pachauri’s resignation: ‘The IPCC is quietly popping champagne corks today. Pachauri gone can only be good news for the UN IPCC’

Climate Depot - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:03
Related Links: Pachauri critic: Evidence ‘suggest strongly that Pachauri is a longtime sexual predator’ – Donna Laframboise: ‘What’s missing from this (Pachauri’s resigniation) letter is any suggestion of remorse. When a scandal-plagued leader resigns because his alleged misdeeds are nuking his organization’s reputation, that is a mark of failure. He has let everyone down. Where are his words [...]

Rajendra Pachauri’s Resignation Letter: ‘A two-page love letter to himself’

Climate Depot - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:13
Rajendra Pachauri’s Resignation Letter http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2015/02/24/rajendra-pachauris-resignation-letter The resignation letter of the IPCC chairman is a two-page love letter to himself. — gReader Pro

Wave Bye-Bye: IPCC Chair Pachauri forced out at UN climate panel after sexual harassment complaint

Climate Depot - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:06
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/24/us-climatechange-pachauri-idUSKBN0LS10O20150224

Climate-driven introductions of plague into Europe [Ecology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:05
The Black Death, originating in Asia, arrived in the Mediterranean harbors of Europe in 1347 CE, via the land and sea trade routes of the ancient Silk Road system. This epidemic marked the start of the second plague pandemic, which lasted in Europe until the early 19th century. This pandemic...

Lipolysis-dependent cell-cycle progression [Cell Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:05
Cell growth and division requires the precise duplication of cellular DNA content but also of membranes and organelles. Knowledge about the cell-cycle–dependent regulation of membrane and storage lipid homeostasis is only rudimentary. Previous work from our laboratory has shown that the breakdown of triacylglycerols (TGs) is regulated in a cell-cycle–dependent...

Spontaneous Dock8 mutations abrogate DC migration [Immunology and Inflammation]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:05
Dendritic cells (DCs) are the primary leukocytes responsible for priming T cells. To find and activate naïve T cells, DCs must migrate to lymph nodes, yet the cellular programs responsible for this key step remain unclear. DC migration to lymph nodes and the subsequent T-cell response are disrupted in a...

Dual role of tree homolog of FD [Plant Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:05
A complex consisting of evolutionarily conserved FD, FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) proteins is a regulator of floral transition. Intriguingly, FT orthologs are also implicated in developmental transitions distinct from flowering, such as photoperiodic control of bulbing in onions, potato tuberization, and growth cessation in trees. However, whether an FT–FD complex...

pH trends and seasonality in high-latitude ocean [Environmental Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:05
No records exist to evaluate long-term pH dynamics in high-latitude oceans, which have the greatest probability of rapid acidification from anthropogenic CO2 emissions. We reconstructed both seasonal variability and anthropogenic change in seawater pH and temperature by using laser ablation high-resolution 2D images of stable boron isotopes (δ11B) on a...

Diversity of HIV after treatment interruption [Medical Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:05
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) suppresses HIV replication in most individuals but cannot eradicate latently infected cells established before ART was initiated. Thus, infection rebounds when treatment is interrupted by reactivation of virus production from this reservoir. Currently, one or a few latently infected resting memory CD4 T cells are thought be...

Hadal biosphere in the Challenger Deep [Ecology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:05
Hadal oceans at water depths below 6,000 m are the least-explored aquatic biosphere. The Challenger Deep, located in the western equatorial Pacific, with a water depth of ∼11 km, is the deepest ocean on Earth. Microbial communities associated with waters from the sea surface to the trench bottom (0 ∼10,257...

Cancer detection via tumor-activatable minicircles [Medical Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:05
Earlier detection of cancers can dramatically improve the efficacy of available treatment strategies. However, despite decades of effort on blood-based biomarker cancer detection, many promising endogenous biomarkers have failed clinically because of intractable problems such as highly variable background expression from nonmalignant tissues and tumor heterogeneity. In this work we...
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