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28-Aug-2014
Feature Story
In Brazil, conservation is worth the price tag
Researchers have determined that it would cost Brazil less than 1 percent of its gross domestic product, or the total amount of goods and services that the country produces each year, to set aside enough private farmland to conserve the Atlantic Forest -- one of the world's most diverse habitats.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

27-Aug-2014
Feature Story
NASA selects a global education team for a global mission
NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement, or GPM, mission recently completed a competitive process to select 25 teachers from around the world for its Master Teacher Program. The chosen educators will develop educational resources based on GPM's data -- with a focus on the water cycle and related applications -- to share with their students and school communities.

Contact: Karl Hille
karl.b.hille@nasa.gov
301-286-8733
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

26-Aug-2014
Feature Story
Student winners of OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff contest to receive scholarships
As students prepare to return to school for the 2014-2015 academic year, the Innovative Technology Partnerships Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland is pleased to announce educational scholarships for top-placing students in NASA's most recent OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest.

Contact: Lara Zitterkopf
Lara.e.zitterkopf@nasa.gov
301-286-8973
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

25-Aug-2014
Breaking News
Is MSG bad for you? Debunking a long-running food myth (video)
Few ingredients come with as much baggage as monosodium glutamate. More commonly known as MSG, the compound has had a bad reputation for nearly 50 years, so we at Reactions felt it was time to clear its name. In this week's video, we debunk MSG myths and explain why the scientific consensus is that this flavor enhancer, known for its savory umami flavor, is perfectly safe for the vast majority of people. The video is available at http://youtu.be/VJw8r_YWJ9k.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

21-Aug-2014
Feature Story
Do corals and fish 'sniff' their ways home?
Efforts to restore degraded coral reefs that have been overrun by seaweed could be complicated by some new findings in this week's issue of Science. Danielle Dixson and colleagues studied coral larvae and young reef fish from the coastal waters of Fiji and found that both of these aquatic drifters were attracted to chemical signals released by healthy corals and repulsed by similar cues coming from seaweed.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

21-Aug-2014
Breaking News
PLOS Pathogens
Fungus deadly to AIDS patients found to grow on trees
Researchers have pinpointed the environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades. It literally grows on trees.

Contact: Karl Bates
karl.bates@duke.edu
919-681-8054
Duke University

20-Aug-2014
Breaking News
High school students discover stars at SMU research program
Two Dallas high school students discovered five stars as members of a Southern Methodist University summer physics research program, QuarkNet, which enabled them to analyze data gleaned from a high-powered telescope in Los Alamos, N.M. Their discoveries have been accepted into the American Association of Variable Star Observers International Variable Star Index. QuarkNet is a physics teacher development program funded by the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Energy.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, CERN, Fermilab

Contact: Nancy George
ngeorge@smu.edu
214-768-7674
Southern Methodist University

20-Aug-2014
Breaking News
Nature
Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory
Grade school history lessons often have it that American Indians largely were wiped out by diseases such as whooping cough, chicken pox, influenza and tuberculosis brought to the New World by European explorers.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
703-292-8485
National Science Foundation

20-Aug-2014
Breaking News
Salt, pink diamonds and DNA: 5 surprising facts about crystals (video)
Many people think of crystals as little more than sparkly things behind glass cases in museums. But crystals are everywhere, from the dinner table to the human body. Because 2014 is the International Year of Crystallography, Reactions is celebrating with a video highlighting five surprising facts about crystals. The video is available at http://youtu.be/urq8SuPMZ_w.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

18-Aug-2014
Feature Story
Students see world from station crew's point of view
The Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students (EarthKAM) program provides a unique educational opportunity, allowing students to photograph and analyze our planet from the perspective of the International Space Station.

Contact: Bill Hubscher
william.hubscher@nasa.gov
256-544-5496
NASA/Johnson Space Center

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