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Public Release: 21-Nov-2014
New GSA book on 2011 Virginia earthquake goes online first
'Online First' is a new method of delivery for The Geological Society of America that provides online publication ahead of print for book chapters as the volume is being assembled. One of the first books to make this jump is 'The 2011 Mineral, Virginia, Earthquake, and Its Significance for Seismic Hazards in Eastern North America,' online at http://specialpapers.gsapubs.org/online-first/509. This volume takes a detailed look at the 2011 magnitude ~5.8 earthquake centered in Mineral, Va., USA.

Contact: Kea Giles
kgiles@coyotesong.com
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Intrepid scientific explorer recounts lifetime of work and adventure in Amazon
In 'That Glorious Forest: Exploring the Plants and Their Indigenous Uses in Amazonia,' Sir Ghillean Prance chronicles nearly five decades of experience as one of the seminal explorers of the Amazon rain forest in modern times. Sir Ghillean is the former head of scientific research at the New York Botanical Garden and former director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Contact: Stevenson Swanson
sswanson@nybg.org
718-817-8512
The New York Botanical Garden

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Not tonight, I have a headache
Kempner, whose own migraines began when she was only 5, examines how migraines disrupt so many lives yet still continue to be trivialized by so many. She asks why migraines aren't taken seriously by doctors, policymakers or society at large. Over the past 150 years, she says, migraines have been and still are plagued by gendered images, metaphors and stereotypes.

Contact: Robin Lally
rlally@ucm.rutgers.edu
848-932-0557
Rutgers University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Bacterial slime: It's what's for dinner
It a natural or manmade disaster caused global crop failure, we wouldn't starve, says Joshua Pearce, author of a new book called 'Feeding Everyone No Matter What.' We'd just eat bugs and bacterial slime.

Contact: Joshua Pearce
profpearce@gmail.com
906-487-1466
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Lady Gaga, telephone songs and female vocal empowerment
Research into Lady Gaga's pop hit 'Telephone' has been undertaken by University of Huddersfield lecturer Dr. Lisa Colton. In it she looks at the provocative pop and outrageous style statements of Lady Gaga and the surprisingly prominent part played by the telephone in huge numbers of chart hits over many decades. 'Who's calling? Telephone songs, female vocal empowerment and signification' is in 'Lady Gaga and Popular Music -- Performing Gender, Fashion and Culture,' edited by Martin Iddon and Melanie L. Marshall (published by Routledge).

Contact: Nicola Werritt
n.c.werritt@hud.ac.uk
44-148-447-3315
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
'Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era'
Economic growth is harming the planet, it is incapable of eradicating poverty and it is not making us happier. However, there is no need to worry: there are alternatives and social movements working to end the obsession of continuous growth. This is the provocative message Giacomo D'Alisa, Federico Demaria and Giorgos Kallis, three ICTA-UAB researchers, wish to convey through a new book titled 'Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era,' recently published by Routledge.

Contact: Maria Jesus Delgado
MariaJesus.Delgado@uab.cat
34-935-814-049
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
'Huddersfield's Roll of Honour 1914-1922'
A 30-year project by a dedicated researcher means that the Huddersfield district has what is almost certainly the UK's most comprehensive guide to the lives of local men who died during the 1914-18 conflict or from their wounds in the post-war years with a 528-page publication called 'Huddersfield's Roll of Honour 1914-1922,' published by the University of Huddersfield Press.

Contact: Nicola Werritt
n.c.werritt@hud.ac.uk
44-148-447-3315
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Treating trauma survivors without re-traumatization is focus of new book
With an estimated 67 percent of people having experienced some form of trauma in their lifetime, a new book is giving healthcare professionals the information and tools they need to prevent re-traumatization when caring for survivors of trauma.

Contact: Julie Saccone
julie.saccone@wchospital.ca
416-323-6400 x4054
Women's College Hospital

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Addressing the opportunity for wilderness experiences on military lands
In a new book, ecologist Mary Cablk, Ph.D., challenges the traditional definition of wilderness to pose the question -- 'Does wilderness exist on military installations?' Intended to spark discussion, and not supported by grants or research sponsors, Cablk contrasts the social and environmental costs of allowing access to the 109.4 million acres of designated wilderness in the US, with the unique and unexpected landscapes that exist within the 30.2 million acres of federally managed military lands.

Contact: Justin Broglio
justin.broglio@dri.edu
775-673-7610
Desert Research Institute

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
New book from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press: Tuberculosis
Written and edited by experts in the field, 'Tuberculosis' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press examines all aspects of M. tuberculosis biology, transmission, and infection, as well as ongoing strategies to treat and control it. Contributors explore the biological characteristics of M. tuberculosis, its complex interactions with the human immune system, and factors that influence the progression from latent to active TB disease: e.g., coinfection with HIV/AIDS. The clinical manifestations of TB, both pulmonary and extrapulmonary, are fully described and illustrated.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Book: 'Ancestors in Our Genome: The New Science of Human Evolution'
In 'Ancestors in Our Genome,' molecular anthropologist Eugene E. Harris presents a lively and thorough history of the evolution of the human genome and our species. Drawing upon his unique combination of expertise in both population genetics and primate evolution, Harris traces human origins back to their source and explains many of the most intriguing questions that genome scientists are currently working to answer in simple terms.

Contact: Molly Grote
molly.grote@oup.com
212-743-8337
Oxford University Press USA

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Researchers explore hydrodynamic drag reduction
Examining the active methods of hydrodynamic drag mitigation including gas injection, polymer injection, and air layers and cavities, and those methods for passive drag reduction consisting of super-hydrophobic surfaces and coatings, appendages and lifting bodies, and super cavities, the authors detail and quantify the requirements and success of the various techniques.

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

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
How do we design economic behavior to enhance social governance?
Inclusive Economic Theory revisits the foundations of economic theory to answer these and a host of other similar questions. It shows that neoclassical rationalism, including Herbert Simon's refinements is predicated on 20 weak or fatally flawed axioms that tarnish claims for Pareto competitive efficiency.

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

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Spy master prays for the return of Alan Turing
Prof. Verkhovsky looks into the subject of securing information sent through Internet by examining methods in cryptography (secret communication between initiated parties), cryptanalysis (how to break the encryption algorithms based on computational complexity of integer factorization and discrete logarithm problems), how to provide a reliable transmission of information via unreliable communication channels and how to exploit a synergetic effect that stems from combining the cryptographic and information assurance protocols.

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

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
In Our Hearts -- Stories and Wisdom of Mothers Living Apart from Their Children
Mothers who live apart from their children often suffer serious grief and trauma. Meeting others in the same situation and sharing stories can help with the mental healing process. Now a University of Huddersfield researcher has played a key role in compiling and publishing a new book in which dozens of women describe their experiences and how they came to terms with their predicament
Kirklees WomenCentre

Contact: Nicola Werritt
n.c.werritt@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-315
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
Worldwide retreat of glaciers confirmed in unprecedented detail
Taking their name from the old Scottish term glim, meaning a passing look or glance, in 1994 a team of scientists began developing a world-wide initiative to study glaciers using satellite data. Now 20 years later, the international GLIMS initiative observes the world's glaciers primarily using data from optical satellite instruments such as ASTER and Landsat.

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
Undergraduate STEM Education Coalition releases sourcebook on achieving systemic reforms
The Coalition for Reform of Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education today announced the release of 'Achieving Systemic Change: A Sourcebook for Advancing and Funding Undergraduate STEM Education.' The publication, edited by Catherine L. Fry, features findings developed in a workshop held at the American Association for the Advancement of Science that brought together representatives from foundations and science, technology, engineering and mathematics education experts and members of higher education associations.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contact: Barry Toiv
barry.toiv@aau.edu
202-408-7500
Association of American Universities

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Anthropologist's new book examines newspaper cartoons' importance to politics and culture
University of Texas Arlington cultural anthropologist Ritu Khanduri examines newspaper cartoons' importance to politics and culture in new book.

Contact: Bridget Lewis
blewis@uta.edu
817-272-3317
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Women's sexual journey is usually an evolution, not revolution
From motherhood to menopause, from marriage to divorce, women's sexual experiences have profound -- and often unexpected -- effects on not just their sexuality, but also on their feelings of self-worth, according to a Penn State Abington sociologist.

Contact: Matt Swayne
mls29@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Partnership produces recommendations for managers to respond to climate change
A new report released today identifies natural resources that will be sensitive to a warmer climate in the North Cascades and offers management responses that will minimize adverse impacts on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

Contact: Rachel LaMedica
rmlamedica@fs.fed.us
503-808-2279
USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Small is beautiful!
Quantitatively, mathematically, and scientifically speaking, Mother Nature is very picky, artistic, and discriminating in her daily work and constructions, and so her unique style of creation typically yields many small quantities but very few big quantities. When this pattern is being carefully measured in a rigorous statistical way it shows an almost exact proportion between occurrences of relative quantities across all types of data!

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

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
'Contingent Convertibles: A Potent Instrument for Financial Reform'
Dr. von Furstenberg shows compellingly why and how Cocos, an instrument for financial stability, should be more widely used.

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

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Multi-sensory environment research influences dementia care
A guide released at the Inside Out Festival in London has shed new light on the positive impact multi-sensory environments can have when caring for people living with dementia.

Contact: Becky Attwood
r.attwood@soton.ac.uk
University of Southampton

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
World population likely to peak by 2070
New population projections from IIASA researchers provide a fundamentally improved view of future population, structured by age, sex, and level of education, which differ from recent projections by the United Nations.

Contact: Katherine Leitzell
leitzell@iiasa.ac.at
43-223-680-7316
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
Distant planets provide a glimpse of the future of Earth's oceans
The impact of climate change and over-exploitation on oceans is explored in new book by Leicester geologists.

Contact: Mark Williams
mri@leicester.ac.uk
44-116-252-3642
University of Leicester

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