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Public Release: 22-May-2013
Help wanted: Public needed to uncover clues in bug collections
UC Berkeley's Essig Museum of Entomology is opening up its collections to citizen scientists. The project, Calbug, crowd-sources the digitization of a million hand-written field notes that accompany insect specimens, many of which were collected more than a century ago.
Sloan Foundation

Contact: Sarah Yang
scyang@berkeley.edu
510-643-7741
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 22-May-2013
PLOS ONE
Ants and carnivorous plants conspire for mutualistic feeding
An insect-eating pitcher plant teams up with ants to prevent mosquito larvae from stealing its nutrients, according to research published May 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Mathias Scharmann and colleagues from the University of Cambridge and the University Brunei Darussalam.

Contact: Souri Somphanith
onepress@plos.org
415-624-1217 x199
PLOS

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Solar and lithium ion car race winners announced
Ninety-seven teams from 28 Colorado schools participated in today's car competitions hosted by the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The student teams raced solar and lithium ion powered vehicles they designed and built themselves.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Biology Letters
Bird's playlist could signal mental strengths and weaknesses
Having the biggest playlist doesn't make a male songbird the brainiest of the bunch, a new study shows.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ashley Yeager
ashley.yeager@duke.edu
919-681-8057
Duke University

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Palaeontologia Electronica
Allosaurus fed more like a falcon than a crocodile, new study finds
The mighty T. rex may have thrashed its massive head from side to side to dismember prey, but a new study shows that its smaller cousin Allosaurus was a more dexterous hunter and tugged at prey more like a modern-day falcon.
National Science Foundation, Ohio University

Contact: Andrea Gibson
gibsona@ohio.edu
740-597-2166
Ohio University

Public Release: 20-May-2013
New American Chemical Society video: Why toothpaste + orange juice = yuk!
What is it about toothpaste that transforms the sweet flavor of orange juice into something so bitter? For the solution to that mysterious sensory phenomenon -- in colorful, animated detail -- check the latest episode of the American Chemical Society's award-winning Bytesize Science video series.

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

Public Release: 17-May-2013
Study of 'screen time' on mood, memory, and cognition wins top NIH Addiction Science Award
An exploration of electronic "screen time" and sleep on mood, memory and learning was given the top Addiction Science Award at the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair -- the world's largest science competition for high school students. The awards are coordinated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, and Friends of NIDA, a coalition that supports NIDA's mission.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: NIDA Press Team
media@nida.nih.gov
301-443-6245
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Public Release: 17-May-2013
Atlanta Science Festival
First Atlanta Science Festival set for 2014
Atlanta residents of all ages will celebrate the science and technology of the region and its impact on our daily lives during the inaugural Atlanta Science Festival, March 22-29, 2014. With scientists, engineers and educators from local museums, corporations, K-12 schools and universities, the festival will host more than 40 different events for children and adults at venues across the city.

Contact: Beverly Clark, Emory
beverly.clark@emory.edu
404-712-8780
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-May-2013
Biological Invasions
Invasive crazy ants are displacing fire ants in areas throughout southeastern US
Invasive "crazy ants" are displacing fire ants in areas across the southeastern United States, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. It's the latest in a history of ant invasions from the southern hemisphere and may prove to have dramatic effects on the ecosystem of the region.
Helen C. Kleberg and Robert J. Kleberg Foundation, Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation

Contact: Daniel Oppenheimer
daniel.oppenheimer@utexas.edu
512-745-3353
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 8-May-2013
BMC Evolutionary Biology
George Washington University biologist maps the family tree of all known snake and lizard groups
A George Washington University biologist and a team of researchers have created the first large-scale evolutionary family tree for every snake and lizard around the globe.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Latarsha Gatlin
lgatlin@gwu.edu
202-994-5631
George Washington University

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