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Public Release: 25-Feb-2013
Dissertations and Features
Spiderman's webbing would be strong enough to stop a moving train, say physics students
University of Leicester physics students calculate that the strength of Spiderman's webbing is proportional to that of real spiders.

Contact: Hannah Tucker
hct16@le.ac.uk
01-162-523-335
University of Leicester

Public Release: 21-Feb-2013
ASU Mars education program wins science-teaching award from Science magazine
The Mars Education Program at Arizona State University has won the Science magazine Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction.

Contact: Robert Burnham
robert.burnham@asu.edu
480-458-8207
Arizona State University

Public Release: 21-Feb-2013
19 baby Siamese crocs released in Laos
The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today the successful release of 19 critically endangered baby Siamese crocodiles into a local wetland in Lao PDR, where they will be repatriated into the wild.

Contact: Stephen Sautner
ssautner@wcs.org
718-220-3682
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 20-Feb-2013
'Inspiring' teens with 'research virus': Expert-mentored bioscience contest proves a powerful vector
Testimonials and responses to a survey from 375 past teen participants in a Canadian biotechnology competition -- mentored in professional labs by expert scientists -- show a majority of respondents were influenced by the experience to pursue science research studies and careers, offering a potential model for countries worldwide to advance their health and economic interests.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Bioscience Education Canada

Public Release: 19-Feb-2013
Veterinary Journal
Diagnosis and treatment now possible for osteoarthritic cats
Scientists at the University of Montreal's Quebec Research Group in Animal Pharmacology have found a way to recognize and treat osteoarthritis in cats -- a condition that the owner might not notice and that can make even petting painful.
Canada Foundation for Innovation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Morris Animal Foundation

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal

Public Release: 19-Feb-2013
AGI releases 'Faces of Earth' series in HD on YouTube
The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to announce that it has released its award-winning "Faces of Earth" series on YouTube in full high definition.

Contact: Christopher Keane
keane@agiweb.org
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 19-Feb-2013
ZooKeys
New scorpion discovery near metropolitan Tucson, Arizona
A team of American zoologists has discovered a new species of Sky Island scorpion from the Santa Catalina Mountains of Arizona, less than 10 miles from metropolitan Tucson. Amazingly, the discovery was made by Dr. Rob Bryson Jr., while looking for a completely different animal. The scorpion found "by mistake" adds a fascinating new species to the biodiversity of North America. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Richard F. Ayrey
flagrich@azscorpion.com
928-527-8604
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 15-Feb-2013
ZooKeys
Spectacular forcepfly species discovered for the first time in South America
Austromerope is a genus of forcepflies, whose representatives are rare and mostly restricted in distribution. It belongs to the family Meropeidae (Mecoptera) and was recently unexpectedly discovered in South America. The species found in Brazil was described as new to science and named Austromerope braziliensis. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Renato Jose Pires Machado
rjpmachado@gmail.com
01-979-229-4818
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 14-Feb-2013
Environmental Research Letters
Environment schemes for kids influence parents' behavior
Teaching children about the environment can affect the knowledge and behavior of parents, says research by Imperial scientists in the Seychelles.
Royal Society

Contact: Simon Levey
s.levey@imperial.ac.uk
44-020-759-46702
Imperial College London

Public Release: 13-Feb-2013
Journal of Chemical Education
Opera's poisons and potions connect students with chemistry
Opera audiences can feel the chemistry in romance-inspired classics like Mimi's aria from La Bohème, Cavaradossi's remembrance of his beloved while awaiting execution in Tosca and that young lady pining for her man with "O mio babbino caro" in the opera Gianni Schicchi. An article in ACS' Journal of Chemical Education, however, focuses on the real chemistry -- of poisons and potions -- that intertwines famous operatic plots.

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

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