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Public Release: 27-Jan-2014
Bye-bye 'Bytesize,' 'Reactions' debuts with Chemistry Lifehacks video
The American Chemical Society is saying goodbye to its Bytesize Science series, and launching Reactions, a new weekly series. The series kicks off with four chemistry-inspired lifehacks. The video is available now on our YouTube channel.

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

Public Release: 22-Jan-2014
PLOS ONE
The moth versus the crowd -- Tracking an alien invader of conker trees using people power
An army of citizen scientists has helped the professionals understand how a tiny "alien" moth is attacking the UK's conker (horse chestnut) trees, and showed that naturally-occurring pest controlling wasps are not able to restrict the moth's impact. The study's conclusions are published this week in the open-access scientific journal PLOS ONE.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Barnaby Smith
bpgs@ceh.ac.uk
44-079-202-95384
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Public Release: 14-Jan-2014
Calling all girls: Coding is cool!
The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, in a partnership with other local universities and industry support groups, is launching a non-profit collaborative community program aimed at encouraging and educating young women to learn and apply computing skills.

Contact: Jan Zverina
jzverina@sdsc.edu
858-534-5111
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 13-Jan-2014
Pilot program to let US high-school students experience Antarctic science at a Chilean station
Three high-school students and a teacher from Wisconsin will participate in a joint pilot program of the US and Chilean Antarctic programs that will send them to a Chilean research station this February for hands-on experience with Antarctic environments and ecosystems research.

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 9-Jan-2014
Unravelling the web of a cosmic creeply-crawly
This new Hubble image is the best-ever view of a cosmic creepy-crawly known as the Tarantula Nebula, a region full of star clusters, glowing gas, and dark dust. Astronomers are exploring and mapping this nebula as part of the Hubble Tarantula Treasury Project, in a bid to try to understand its starry anatomy.

Contact: Nicky Guttridge
nguttrid@partner.eso.org
44-751-231-8322
ESA/Hubble Information Centre

Public Release: 6-Jan-2014
New science bound for station on Orbital's Cygnus
With the upcoming launch, Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., now can help carry the research load to the International Space Station. In its first commercial resupply journey after completion of NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program, the Orbital-1 mission will deliver some very interesting new scientific investigations to the space station.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 3-Jan-2014
Brain Connectivity
A novel look at how stories may change the brain
Many people can recall reading at least one cherished story that they say changed their life. Now researchers at Emory University have detected what may be biological traces related to this feeling: Actual changes in the brain that linger, at least for a few days, after reading a novel. Their findings, that reading a novel may cause changes in resting-state connectivity of the brain that persist, were published by the journal Brain Connectivity.

Contact: Beverly Clark
beverly.clark@emory.edu
404-712-8780
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 18-Dec-2013
Find black holes in space from the comfort of your couch
Got a tablet or a laptop? Now you can discover black holes from the comfort of your couch. An international group of researchers, including astronomers from the University of Minnesota, have launched a new "citizen science" project -- called Radio Galaxy Zoo -- that allows anyone to become a cosmic explorer.

Contact: Rhonda Zurn
rzurn@umn.edu
612-626-7959
University of Minnesota

Public Release: 18-Dec-2013
Animal Cognition
Dogs recognize familiar faces from images
Facial recognition is an important skill for humans and other social animals. However, the face recognition mechanisms of dogs are weakly understood. Professor Vainio's research group from the University of Helsinki studied how dogs look at facial images by using eye movement tracking. The results show that dogs are able to recognize faces in the pictures; dogs focus their attention especially on the eye area and look at familiar faces more often than strange ones.
Academy of Finland, Eemil Aaltonen Foundation

Contact: Outi Vainio
outi.vainio@helsinki.fi
358-919-157-316
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 17-Dec-2013
Hubble watches super star create holiday light show
This festive NASA Hubble Space Telescope image resembles a holiday wreath made of sparkling lights. The bright southern hemisphere star RS Puppis, at the center of the image, is swaddled in a gossamer cocoon of reflective dust illuminated by the glittering star. The super star is ten times more massive than our sun and 200 times larger.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
Robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
301-286-4044
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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