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Public Release: 23-Feb-2005
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Termites feed through good vibrations
CSIRO entomologist Theo Evans says laboratory experiments have found that termites use their ability to detect vibrations to determine which food source is most suitable. The termites can also detect how the vibrations are made. This ability could be likened to a form of sonar.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization

Contact: Theo Evans
CSIRO Australia

Public Release: 23-Feb-2005
ESA's comet chaser to fly by Earth
ESA's comet-chaser Rosetta will make a fly-by of planet Earth on 4 March 2005, and sky watchers should be able to see it with telescopes or binoculars if the sky is clear!

Contact: Gerhard Schwehm
European Space Agency

Public Release: 23-Feb-2005
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
A safer route to school makes children more likely to walk and bike, study shows
A state program designed to make children's routes to school safer may actually be encouraging kids to walk or bike to school more often -- something that's good for their health.
University of California Transportation Center, California Department of Transportation

Contact: Christine Byrd
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 23-Feb-2005
Scientists discover why the North Pole is frozen
Ice has been building up in the Arctic for 2.7 million years. Until now, no-one has been able to prove what mechanism brought about this accumulation of ice. However, a team of international scientists led by Antoni Rosell, a researcher for the Universitat AutÚnoma de Barcelona, and Gerald H. Haug of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany) has discovered the mechanism that set off the accumulation of ice.

Contact: Antoni Rosell
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 23-Feb-2005
Polar expedition contributes to ESA's ice mission CryoSat
In a few days, a three-man scientific expedition called Pole Track is to embark upon a gruelling 1000 km trek across the frozen Arctic to collect valuable data for climate-change research. Throughout the demanding two-month expedition, the team will also take thousands of snow depth measurements in support of ESA's CryoSat mission.

Contact: Malcolm Davidson
European Space Agency

Public Release: 22-Feb-2005
ESA Mars Science Conference
Frozen sea discovered near Martian equator from 3D images of Mars Express
The discovery, by an international team of scientists led by University College London (UCL), the Open University (OU), and the Free University of Berlin, of a frozen sea close to the equator of Mars has brought the possibility of finding life on Mars one step closer.

Contact: Leslie Bell
University College London

Public Release: 21-Feb-2005
PLOS Biology
The secret to longevity in tubeworms
In a study published in the freely-available online science journal PLoS Biology, modeling the interactions between deep-sea tubeworms and bacteria/archaea at hydrocarbon seeps provides a solution to their long term energy source and could help to explain the tubeworm's extreme longevity.

Contact: Paul Ocampo

Public Release: 21-Feb-2005
PLOS Biology
Cracking the olfactory code in bees
In the premier open-access journal PLoS Biology, a study shows that training thousands of bees uncovers the chemical characteristics they use to discriminate between odors and reveals how the perception of odor correlates with specific neural activity in their brain.

Contact: Paul Ocampo

Public Release: 21-Feb-2005
Journal of Experimental Medicine
Inflammatory molecules released by pollen trigger allergies
How do pollen particles provoke allergic reactions? A new study in the February 21 issue of The Journal of Experimental Medicine puts some of the blame on bioactive molecules that are released from pollen. These molecules bind to immune cells and cause them to launch a typical allergy-promoting immune response.

Contact: Nickey Henry
Journal of Experimental Medicine

Public Release: 19-Feb-2005
AAAS 2005 Annual Meeting
Secrets of whales' long-distance songs are being unveiled
Christopher Clark, director of Cornell University's Bioacoustics Research Program, listens to whales in the Atlantic using the U.S. Navy's SOSUS. From acoustical maps, Clark realizes whales have a different time scale. He discussed this at the 2005 annual AAAS meeting in Washington, D.C.

Contact: David Brand
Cornell University

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