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European Parliament Resolution Eyes Internet Search Companies And Clouds

The European Parliament called on EU member states and the European Commission to break down barriers to the growth of the EU’s digital single market in a resolution voted on Thursday. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) also stressed the need to prevent online companies from abusing dominant positions by enforcing EU competition rules and […]

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Securing ASEAN’s Cyber Domain: Need For Partnership In Strategic Cybersecurity – Analysis

The ASEAN region cannot afford a security lapse as the digital domain is supposed to propel its development. ASEAN should lead in forging partnership in strategic cybersecurity. By Elina Noor The Naypyidaw Declaration on the ASEAN Community’s Post-2015 Vision positions ASEAN as a rules-based and resilient community that is capable of upholding its centrality in […]

The flag of the European Union. Note that this flag was flown incorrectly as the stars were upside down. Photo by MPD01605, Wikipedia Commons.
The flag of the European Union. Photo by MPD01605, Wikipedia Commons.


MEPs Chart Course From Lima To Paris For Climate Change Talks

Talks to be held in Lima next month should enable global partners to reach an ambitious climate agreement in Paris in 2015, so as to keep the world on track for a sub-2°C climate warming scenario, the European Parliament said in a resolution voted on Wednesday. MEPs reiterated the pledge by the EU and its […]

A cloud of cold, charged gas around Earth, called the plasmasphere and seen here in purple, interacts with the particles in Earth's radiation belts — shown in grey— to create an impenetrable barrier that blocks the fastest electrons from moving in closer to our planet. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard
A cloud of cold, charged gas around Earth, called the plasmasphere and seen here in purple, interacts with the particles in Earth's radiation belts — shown in grey— to create an impenetrable barrier that blocks the fastest electrons from moving in closer to our planet. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard


NASA Probe Finds Impenetrable Barrier In Space Surrounding Earth

Two donuts of seething radiation that surround Earth, called the Van Allen radiation belts, have been found to contain a nearly impenetrable barrier that prevents the fastest, most energetic electrons from reaching Earth, reports NASA. According to NASA, the Van Allen belts are a collection of charged particles, gathered in place by Earth’s magnetic field […]

Killer whales' distribution is limited to the Gulf of Cadiz in spring and the Strait of Gibraltar in summer. / Credit: CIRCE
Killer whales' distribution is limited to the Gulf of Cadiz in spring and the Strait of Gibraltar in summer. / Credit: CIRCE


Iberian Orcas Are Increasingly Trapped

With more than 11,200 sightings of cetaceans over the course of ten years, Spanish and Portuguese researchers have been able to identify, in detail, the presence of orcas in the Gulf of Cadiz, the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea. According to the models that have been generated, the occurrence of these cetaceans is […]