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Experimental Biology 2013
Middle-schoolers discover novel chemical bond
Middle school students from rural Maine will present a poster at the Experimental Biology 2013 conference detailing how their involvement with the Aspirnaut science-outreach program led to them becoming active scientific researchers.
Contact: Angela Hopp
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
New Think Elephants International research reveals how elephants 'see' the world
Think Elephants International, a not-for-profit organization that strives to promote elephant conservation through scientific research, education programming and international collaborations, today announced its latest study, "Visual Cues Given by Humans are Not Sufficient for Asian Elephants (Elephas Maximus) to Find Hidden Food."
Think Elephants International
Dinosaur egg study supports evolutionary link between birds and dinosaurs
A small, bird-like North American dinosaur incubated its eggs in a similar way to brooding birds -- bolstering the evolutionary link between birds and dinosaurs, researchers at the University of Calgary and Montana State University study have found.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Making fruit easier to eat increases sales and consumption in school cafeterias
People believe that children avoid fruit because of the taste and allure of alternative packaged snacks. Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab researchers Brian Wansink, David Just, Andrew Hanks, and Laura Smith concluded that the size of the snack counts the most. Apple sales in schools with fruit slicers increased by 71 percent and the percentage of students who ate more than half of their apple increased by 73 percent, an effect that lasted long after the study was over.
Student, 16, progresses experimental way to kill cancer with gold nano 'bullets,' marvels experts
Cutting edge research into an experimental therapy that deploys nano-particles of gold in the fight against cancer earned a Canadian high school student, 16, top national honours today in the 2013 "Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada." India-born Arjun Nair, 16, a Grade 11 student from Calgary, Alberta, was awarded the top prize of $5,000 by a panel of eminent Canadian scientists assembled at the Ottawa headquarters of the National Research Council of Canada.
Computer scientists develop video game that teaches how to program in Java
Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an immersive, first-person player video game designed to teach students in elementary to high school how to program in Java, one of the most common programming languages in use today. The researchers tested the game on a group of girls who had never been exposed to programming before. They detailed findings in a paper they presented at the SIGCSE conference in March in Denver.
iPhone app supports parents, helps teens become safer drivers
Book after book has been written to help parents know what to expect when they are expecting, how to handle the terrible twos, and how to talk about the birds and the bees. Now the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center and the Center for the Study of Young Drivers have developed a smartphone app that provides guidance to parents when their teen reaches another important milestone: learning to drive.
New American Chemical Society video explores the chemistry of egg dyeing
With millions of eggs about to have their annual encounter with red, green, blue and other dyes this holiday weekend, the American Chemical Society today released a new video that will egg people on in discovering the chemistry that underpins the process. The video is at www.BytesizeScience.com.
Museum exhibit developed at Harvard SEAS puts evolution at visitors' fingertips
Visitors to the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, Mass., and three other US museums can experience and interact with a computerized tabletop exhibit that teaches them about evolution and the history of life on Earth. The result of a three-year project funded by the National Science Foundation, the multitouch surface and programming allow museum visitors to zoom and scroll through the Tree of Life, the immense tree diagram biologists use to represent the evolutionary history of millions of related species.
National Science Foundation
Journal of School Nursing
Teen mentors inspire healthier choices in younger children
The results of an eight-week clinical trial conducted by Ohio State University researchers suggest that school systems could consider using teen mentors to instruct younger children in select health-related programs.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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