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Public Release: 1-Jul-2013
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.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 26-Jun-2013
Infancy
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.

Contact: Joe Hadfield
joe_hadfield@byu.edu
801-422-9206
Brigham Young University

Public Release: 24-Jun-2013
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
Bumpy beast was a desert dweller
During the Permian era, animal and plant life were dispersed broadly across Pangea, and a new study published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology supports the idea that there was an isolated desert in the middle of Pangea with its own fauna. Roaming this desert was a very distinctive creature known as a pareiasaur. Pareiasaurs were large, herbivorous reptiles that were common across Pangea during the Middle and Late Permian, about 266-252 million years ago.

Contact: Cody Mooneyhan
cmooneyhan@faseb.org
301-634-7104
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

Public Release: 18-Jun-2013
Primates
Personality test finds some mouse lemurs shy, others bold
In the last 10 years the study of animal personality has gained ground with behavioral ecologists. Researchers at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center and the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, N.C., have now found distinct personalities in the grey mouse lemur, the tiny, saucer-eyed primate native to the African island of Madagascar.

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
ras10@duke.org
919-668-4544
Duke University

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
ZooKeys
High diversity of flying reptiles in England 110 million years ago
Pterosaurs are an extinct group of flying reptiles that are only abundant in very few deposits. One of these is situated in England, where hundreds of fossils of these animals, that covered the skies some 110 million years ago, have been unearthed. Paleontologists have re-analyzed these fossils and discovered that they had a much higher diversity of groups than previously thought. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Dr. Taissa Rodrigues
taissa.rodrigues@gmail.com
55-283-552-8625
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
PLOS ONE
Magpies take decisions faster when humans look at them
Researchers from the Seoul National University found that wild birds appear to "think faster" when humans, and possibly predators in general, are directly looking at them.
National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: Sangjin Lee
snulbeepress@outlook.com
Laboratory of Behavioral Ecology and Evolution at Seoul National University

Public Release: 29-May-2013
2013 ASCO Annual Meeting
Father and son to present their respective cancer research at ASCO
What started as a dinner-table conversation between a teen and his father has become a bona fide cancer research study for Matthew Lara, a Davis High School sophomore and the son of UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center medical oncologist and researcher Primo (Lucky) Lara Jr.

Contact: Dorsey Griffith
dorsey.griffith@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9118
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 29-May-2013
Animal Cognition
Pigeons peck for computerized treat
New research by University of Iowa psychologists show pigeons can make informed choices, and use a computerized touch-screen as well. The study by Ed Wasserman and colleagues appears in the journal Animal Cognition.
University of Iowa

Contact: Richard Lewis
richard-c-lewis@uiowa.edu
319-384-0012
University of Iowa

Public Release: 23-May-2013
Scientists announce top 10 new species
An amazing glow-in-the-dark cockroach, a harp-shaped carnivorous sponge and the smallest vertebrate on Earth are just three of the newly discovered top 10 species selected by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University. A global committee of taxonomists -- scientists responsible for species exploration and classification -- announced its list of top 10 species from 2012 today, May 23.

Contact: Sandra Leander
sandra.leander@asu.edu
480-965-9865
Arizona State University

Public Release: 22-May-2013
CU-Boulder helps tap crowds to digitize museum records of bugs and plants
A new online project, brought to life with the help of a team from the University of Colorado Boulder, is using citizen scientists to help transcribe museum records.

Contact: Robert Guralnick
robert.guralnick@colorado.edu
303-735-0441
University of Colorado at Boulder

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