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Public Release: 28-Feb-2005
Genome Research
'Venom doc' tracks down snake bioweapons
Bryan Grieg Fry, Ph.D., a scientist from the University of Melbourne, Australia, has conducted the first comprehensive analysis of the origin and evolution of snake venom toxin proteins. His results are reported in the March issue of the journal Genome Research.

Contact: Maria A. Smit
smit@cshl.edu
516-422-4013
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Feb-2005
Nature
New dinosaur raptor found; First in Southern Hemisphere
Scientists at Ohio State University and the Argentine Museum of Natural History have identified a new species of raptor dinosaur from fossils found in Patagonia -- the very southern tip of South America. It is the first raptor ever found in the Southern Hemisphere, but compared to other raptors, Neuquenraptor argentinus wasn't much of a standout.
National Geographic Society

Contact: Diego Pol
Dpol@mbi.osu.edu
614-292-6159
Ohio State University

Public Release: 25-Feb-2005
Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron
Injecting iron into some major regions of the oceans can stimulate the growth of diatoms and other phytoplankton, but something odd occurs as these tiny marine plants continue to grow. They begin to starve in the midst of plenty, acting as though iron is in short supply. It could be that iron sets off a kind of chemical warfare in the marine ecosystem.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Mark Wells
mlwells@maine.edu
207-581-4322
University of Maine

Public Release: 24-Feb-2005
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Black Holes in a radar trap
Researchers, using the x-ray satellite XMM-Newton, measure velocities near the speed of light in the vicinity of cosmic mass monsters.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Gunther Hasinger
grh@xray.mpe.mpg.de
49-893-000-03401
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

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
theo.evans@csiro.au
61-262-464-195
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
Gerhard.Schwehm@esa.int
31-715-653-539
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
cbyrd@uci.edu
949-824-9055
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 23-Feb-2005
Nature
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
antoni.rosell@uab.es
34-935-813-583
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
Malcolm.Davidson@esa.int
31-715-655-957
European Space Agency

Public Release: 22-Feb-2005
ESA Mars Science Conference
Nature
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
l.bell@adm.ucl.ac.uk
44-207-679-7678
University College London

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