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Public Release: 14-Mar-2005
Current Biology
Rhesus monkeys reason about perspectives of others in obtaining food
Rhesus monkeys consider whether someone can or cannot see them when trying to steal food, indicating they have the ability to reason.

Contact: Jacqueline Weaver
jacqueline.weaver@yale.edu
203-432-8555
Yale University

Public Release: 14-Mar-2005
American Chemical Society 229th National Meeting
Ability to detect explosives boosted one thousand-fold by new device
New technology developed at the University of Arizona makes explosive-detection devices about 1,000 times more sensitive than the equipment currently used in airports.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jeff Harrison
jeffh@u.arizona.edu
520-621-1877
University of Arizona

Public Release: 11-Mar-2005
International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Artificial antenna helps 'cockroach robot' scurry along walls
Can a robot learn to navigate in the dark like a cockroach? A Johns Hopkins engineering undergrad, working in his professor's robotics lab, has built a flexible, sensor-laden antenna to make it possible.
Johns Hopkins University

Contact: Phil Sneiderman
prs@jhu.edu
443-287-9960
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 11-Mar-2005
Science
Domesticated pig's wild origin mapped
Scientists from the Uppsala University and the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences worked together to map the wild origins of the domesticated pig. The findings show that the wild boar was domesticated several times in different parts of Europe and Asia. The study is being presented in today's issue of the scientific journal Science.

Contact: linda.nohrstedt@uadm.uu.se
linda.nohrstedt@uadm.uu.se
46-184-712-260
Swedish Research Council

Public Release: 10-Mar-2005
American Journal of Infection Control
Study: Soap and water work best in ridding hands of disease viruses
The largest, most comprehensive study ever done comparing the effectiveness of hand hygiene products shows that nothing works better in getting rid of disease-causing viruses than simply washing one's hands with good old-fashioned soap and water.

Contact: David Williamson
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 10-Mar-2005
Double volcanic eruption in Eastern Russia
Acquired from orbit 800 kilometres away, this Envisat image shows two volcanoes erupting simultaneously on Russia's snowy Kamchatka Peninsula this week.

Contact: Mariangela D'Acunto
mariangela.dacunto@esa.int
39-069-418-0856
European Space Agency

Public Release: 10-Mar-2005
Journal of Great Lakes Research
Aggressive aquatic species invading Great Lakes
Foreign species, such as zebra mussels and carp, are invading the Great Lakes and changing the ecology of this vital ecosystem. A study from McMaster University published in the March issue of the Journal of Great Lakes Research suggests that for the round goby, a recently introduced fish species, their ability to wrest territory from native fish plays a key role in their dominance of the Great Lakes.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Julia Thomson
thomsoj@mcmaster.ca
90-552-591-402-2869
McMaster University

Public Release: 10-Mar-2005
New Journal of Physics
Black holes influence knowledge of the universe
Black holes have a reputation for voraciously eating everything in their immediate neighborhood, but these large gravity wells also affect electromagnetic radiation and may hinder our ability to ever locate the center of the universe, according to an international research team.

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 10-Mar-2005
Fractured leg bone not the end of Tutankhamen mystery
Original X-rays of Tutankhamen's body, taken by scientists at the University of Liverpool, could throw new light on the mystery of the young King's death.

Contact: Samantha Martin
samantha.martin@liverpool.ac.uk
44-151-794-2248
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 10-Mar-2005
Anatomical Record Part B: The New Anatomist
Neanderthal reconstructed
Anthropologists have constructed the world's first complete articulated Neanderthal skeleton to expand public and scientific understanding of the group, as well as of the differences between Neanderthals and modern humans.

Contact: David Greenberg
dgreenbe@wiley.com
201-748-6484
Wiley

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