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UH Undergraduate Research Day 2013
Singing fruit flies, Alzheimer's diagnostics among student projects
From seeking evolutionary clues through the courtship and survival habits of fruit flies to new diagnostics and treatments for Alzheimer's and breast cancer, University of Houston students are devoting their summer to serious research. With 63 participants this year, the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is open to UH undergraduates from all colleges and disciplines. SURF provides students with a concentrated, full-time research experience under the mentorship of faculty members.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
American Chemical Society launches 2013 edition of popular Prized Science video series
Developing ways to treat cancer patients with drugs that kill only cancer cells and that have fewer side effects is one of the topics in the premiere segment of the 2013 season of a popular video series from the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. The videos are available at www.acs.org/PrizedScience and on DVD.
High-school course on smoking behavior research wins Science magazine prize
By engaging students in the real practice of science, Munn and her colleagues at the University of Washington have been selected to win the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction. Their prize-winning course module, Exploring Databases, allows students to compare genetic and environmental influences determining why people smoke.
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American Association for the Advancement of Science
Memory & Cognition
Singing helps students tune into a foreign language, study shows
Singing in a foreign language can significantly improve learning how to speak it, according to a new study.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Big-nosed, long-horned dinosaur discovered in Utah
A remarkable new species of horned dinosaur has been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah. The huge plant-eater inhabited Laramidia, a landmass formed when a shallow sea flooded the central region of North America, isolating western and eastern portions for millions of years during the Late Cretaceous Period. The newly discovered dinosaur, belonging to the same family as the famous Triceratops, was announced today in the British scientific journal, Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Bureau of Land Management, National Science Foundation
International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education
Study finds clues on how to keep kids engaged with educational games
If you want teams of students to stay engaged while playing educational games, you might want them to switch seats pretty often. That's one finding from a pilot study that evaluated how well middle school students were able to pay attention to game-based learning tasks.
National Science Foundation
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Dip, dip, hooray -- Kids eat more veggies with flavored dips
Many parents have a difficult time persuading their preschool-aged children to try vegetables, let alone eat them regularly. Food and nutrition researchers have found that by offering a dip flavored with spices, children were more likely to try vegetables -- including those they had previously rejected.
McCormick Science Institute
Cockatoos 'pick' puzzle box locks
A species of Indonesian parrot can solve complex mechanical problems that involve undoing a series of locks one after another, revealing new depths to physical intelligence in birds.
New American Chemical Society video focuses on ancient secrets of alchemy
The pursuit that obsessed some of the world's greatest geniuses for centuries -- alchemy and its quest for the "Philosopher's Stone" that would transform lead and other base metals into gold -- is the topic of a new episode in the American Chemical Society Bytesize Science video series. The video, from the world's largest scientific society, is at www.BytesizeScience.com.
Babies can read each other's signals
Research shows that babies can understand each others emotional signals at five months of age. This study comes on the heels of research on infants' ability to understand the moods of dogs, monkeys and classical music.
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