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American Chemical Society launches 2012 edition of popular Prized Science video series
Progress toward developing an alternative to organ transplantations in which doctors could actually grow a new heart or liver for a patient is among the topics in the 2012 premier of a popular video series from the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. The videos in the Prized Science series are available at www.acs.org/PrizedScience and on DVD.
Journal of Materials Chemistry
Fruity science halves fat in chocolate
Scientists have found a way to replace up to 50 percent of chocolate's fat content with fruit juice.
Journal of Experimental Biology
How geckos cope with wet feet
Geckos have remarkably sticky feet and attach strongly to dry surfaces, but how well do they cope in the wet? Alyssa Stark, from the University of Akron, USA, and her colleagues Timothy Sullivan and Peter Niewiarowski discovered that the lizards manage fine if their feet remain dry, but once their feet are wet they have difficulties contacting the surface, to the extent that they no longer support their own weight and slip.
University of Akron/Choose Ohio First Tiered Mentoring Program
A charismatic new lacewing from Malaysia discovered online by chance
A charismatic new species of green lacewing was discovered incidentally in the Malaysian rainforest when images had been posted online by a professional photographer, where they were analyzed by scientists.
Australian Biological Resource Study
EARTH: Shake, rattle and roll
A team of researchers may have discovered a way to hear earthquakes. Not the noises of rattling windows and crumbling buildings, but the real sounds an earthquake makes deep underground as rock grinds and fails catastrophically. Typical seismic waves have frequencies below the audible range for humans, but the August issue of EARTH shows you where to find the voice of one seismic monster: The March 11, 2011, magnitude-9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan.
Birds that live with varying weather sing more versatile songs
A new study of North American songbirds reveals that birds that live with fluctuating weather are more flexible singers. Mixing it up helps birds ensure that their songs are heard no matter what the habitat, say researchers at Australian National University and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center.
American Psychological Association's 120th Annual Convention
Students with strong hearts and lungs may make better grades, study finds
Having a healthy heart and lungs may be one of the most important factors for middle school students to make good grades in math and reading, according to findings presented at the American Psychological Association's 120th Annual Convention.
Perspectives on Psychological Science
Speaking multiple languages can influence children's emotional development
On "I Love Lucy," Ricky Ricardo was known for switching into rapid-fire Spanish whenever he was upset, even though Lucy had no idea what he was saying. These scenes were comedy gold, but they also provided a relatable portrayal of code-switching, or switching back and forth between languages. Code-switching is common in multilingual homes and happens often in emotional situations. In a new article, psychological scientists examine how code-switching might influence children's emotional development.
Mountains, seaway triggered North American dinosaur surge
The rise of the Rocky Mountains and the appearance of a major seaway that divided North America may have boosted the evolution of new dinosaur species, according to a new Ohio University-led study.
Science magazine prize goes to virtual world where undergrads explore DNA
Now an associate professor in the biology department at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, White is the winner of the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction (IBI). He won the award for his creation of Aipotu, a computer-simulated world in which students apply the tools of genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology and evolution to develop an understanding of the formation of color in a flower.
Contact: Natasha Pinol
American Association for the Advancement of Science
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