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Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
The chemistry (and fascinating history) of pepper, the spice that changed the world
Pepper is one of the most plentiful condiments in the world today, but it used to be more valuable than gold. In the American Chemical Society's latest Reactions video, we examine how pepper's delectable chemistry made it a key player in the global spice trade. In 1498, the sought-after spice helped usher in the so-called "Age of Discovery," which bridged the gap between the Middle Ages and the Modern era.

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

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
Journal of Nature Conservation
Livestock found ganging up on pandas at the bamboo buffet
Pandas, it turns out, aren't celebrating the Year of the Horse. Livestock, particularly horses, have been identified as a significant threat to panda survival. The reason: they're beating the pandas to the bamboo buffet. A paper by Michigan State University panda habitat experts published in this week's Journal for Nature Conservation explores an oft-hidden yet significant conflict in conservation.
National Science Foundation, NASA

Contact: Jamie DePolo
depolo@msu.edu
609-702-7810
Michigan State University

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
Mentoring the next generation of black chemists (video)
The American Chemical Society is wrapping up its celebration of Black History Month with a focus on the future. A new American Chemical Society video showcases the mentors that are helping shape the next generation of chemists and chemical engineers. The video is available on YouTube.

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

Public Release: 20-Feb-2014
Spotlighting black chemists and chemical engineers (video)
Their research may lead to a new generation of renewable fuels, medical devices and safer home products. The American Chemical Society is continuing its celebration of Black History Month with a new video featuring several African-American chemists and chemical engineers doing cutting edge research today. The video is available at http://youtu.be/v0PmKbJNAQI.

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

Public Release: 20-Feb-2014
Current Biology
Human and dog brains both have dedicated 'voice areas'
The first study to compare brain function between humans and any non-primate animal shows that dogs have dedicated voice areas in their brains, just as people do. Dog brains, like those of people, are also sensitive to acoustic cues of emotion, according to a study in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Feb. 20.

Contact: Mary Beth O'Leary
moleary@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 18-Feb-2014
2014 Meeting of the Southwestern Branch of the Entomological Society of America
Kids and insect scientists to meet in San Antonio
A thousand elementary school students are expected to attend an INSECT EXPO in San Antonio during a meeting of the Entomological Society of America.

Contact: Paul Schattenberg
paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu
210-859-5752
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Manga comics may help promote fruit consumption among youth
A recent pilot study in Brooklyn, N.Y., with minority students found that exposure to manga comics (Japanese comic art) promoting fruit intake significantly improved healthy snack selection. As snacking accounts for up to 27 percent of children's daily caloric intake, and childhood obesity has been linked to inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables, the results of this study could have wide-reaching implications.

Contact: Eileen Leahy
jnebmedia@elsevier.com
732-238-3628
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
The chemistry of love: Valentine's Day science from ACS Reactions
Love has inspired timeless songs and sonnets -- as well as a few less-than-timeless romantic comedies. Now the chemistry of love is the subject of the latest episode of the American Chemical Society's Reactions YouTube series (formerly Bytesize Science). Just in time for Valentine's Day, the video is available at http://youtu.be/bp7Ydv5wAPk.

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

Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
PLOS ONE
Sucker-footed fossils broaden the bat map
Today, Madagascar sucker-footed bats live nowhere outside their island home, but new research shows that hasn't always been the case. The discovery of the jawbones of two extinct relatives in northern Egypt suggests the unusual creatures, which evolved sticky footpads to roost on slick surfaces, are primitive members of a group of bats that evolved in Africa and ultimately went on to flourish in South America.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Erin Weeks
erin.weeks@duke.edu
919-681-8057
Duke University

Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
Do you have a sweet tooth? Honeybees have a sweet claw
New research on the ability of honeybees to taste with claws on their forelegs reveals details on how this information is processed, according to a study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Contact: Gozde Zoru
gozde.zorlu@frontiersin.org
Frontiers

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