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Public Release: 13-Dec-2013
Psychological Reports
No math gene: Learning mathematics takes practice
What makes someone good at math? A love of numbers, perhaps, but a willingness to practice, too. And even if you are good at one specific type of math, you can't trust your innate abilities enough to skip practicing other types if you want to be good.

Contact: Hermandur Sigmundsson
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
Frontiers in Physiology
How bats took over the night
Blessed with the power of echolocation -- reflected sound -- bats rule the night skies. And while it seems that echolocation works together with normal vision to give bats an evolutionary edge, nobody knows exactly how. Now Tel Aviv University research suggests that bats use vision to keep track of where they're going and echolocation to hunt tiny insects that most nocturnal predators can't see. The findings add to our scientific understanding of sensory evolution.

Contact: George Hunka
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
Could 'methanol economy' help power post-fossil fuel era? New American Chemical Society video
Could a simple molecule known as methanol become a key energy source for the post-fossil fuel era? 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner George Olah, Ph.D., and Surya Prakash, Ph.D., think so. Their promising alternative fuel concept, known as the "methanol economy," is the focus of the latest episode of the American Chemical Society's (ACS') Bytesize Science series, available at

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Computers & Education
Can iPads help students learn science? Yes
A new study by Smithsonian researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics shows that students grasp the unimaginable emptiness of space more effectively when they use iPads to explore 3-D simulations of the universe, compared to traditional classroom instruction.

Contact: Christine Pulliam
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Public Release: 3-Dec-2013
Building life-saving batteries: American Chemical Society Prized Science video
The engineering feat that enables a device to jolt a dangerously misbehaving heart back to its normal rhythm and save millions of lives is featured in a new video from the popular Prized Science series from the American Chemical Society. The video is available at

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 26-Nov-2013
Nature Communications
Seahorse heads have a 'no wake zone' that's made for catching prey
Seahorses are slow, docile creatures, but their heads are perfectly shaped to sneak up and quickly snatch prey, according to marine scientists from the University of Texas at Austin.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brad Gemmell
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
How a leftover Thanksgiving dinner gave us LASIK surgery
It was the day after Thanksgiving in 1981, and like most others across the nation, Rangaswamy "Sri" Srinivasan, a researcher at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, had brought some turkey with him to work. The difference between Srinivasan and everyone else was that the scientist had no plans to eat the leftovers. He was planning to fire a laser at them!

Contact: Lyndsay Meyer
The Optical Society

Public Release: 21-Nov-2013
5 tips for a better Thanksgiving: A new video by the American Chemical Society
Whether you're brining your bird this Thanksgiving or experimenting with "wheat meat," the American Chemical Society's (ACS') latest Bytesize Science episode offers five tips on how to make this year's holiday even better through chemistry. The video is available now on

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 20-Nov-2013
Journal of Pediatrics
Large dishes increase how much cereal kids request, eat, and waste
Bigger dishes can cause adults to serve and consume more food, but this study reveals that kids are also vulnerable to this bowl-size bias. Researchers Brian Wansink, Koert van Ittersum, and Collin Payne found that children will not only ask for more food to fill larger bowls -- they'll also eat 52 percent more.

Contact: Sandra Cuellar
Cornell Food & Brand Lab

Public Release: 14-Nov-2013
Cooking tips from Alton Brown: A new American Chemical Society video
Have you ever wondered why some ice cubes are as clear as glass, or why bakers use sugar, even in savory breads? Celebrity chef Alton Brown answers these questions in the American Chemical Society's latest Bytesize Science episode. The video is available now on

Contact: Michael Berrnstein
American Chemical Society

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