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Public Release: 8-May-2014
Mummy-making wasps discovered in Ecuador
Field work in the cloud forests of Ecuador by professor Scott Shaw, University of Wyoming, Laramie, and colleagues, has resulted in the discovery of 24 new species of Aleiodes wasps that mummify caterpillars. The research by Eduardo Shimbori, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil, and Scott Shaw, was recently published in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Dr. Scott R. Shaw
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 7-May-2014
Teen mentored by UC San Diego professors wins $250,000 in science prizes
A 17-year-old senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego's North County recently won not one, but three major science competitions after being mentored by two University of California, San Diego, professors in a project that combined supercomputer modeling with experimental research to speed up the discovery of influenza virus inhibitors.

Contact: Jan Zverina
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 5-May-2014
Middle school students introduced to arboriculture topic
Researchers determined that structural defect recognition in trees is an appropriate topic for sixth grade curriculum augmentation. They explored two methods of teaching the topic, and found students were capable of recognizing and comprehending the implications of structural defects following short periods of instruction. Students exposed to the curriculum delivered via illustrated lecture style received significantly higher scores on the post-test than students exposed to the same material via a hands-on approach.

Contact: Michael W. Neff
American Society for Horticultural Science

Public Release: 24-Apr-2014
Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin
'Horsing around' reduces stress hormones in youth
New research from Washington State University reveals how youth who work with horses experience a substantial reduction in stress -- and the evidence lies in kids' saliva.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Patricia Pendry
Washington State University

Public Release: 22-Apr-2014
Eating Behaviors
Biting vs. chewing
There's a new secret to get your child to behave at the dinner table -- cut up their food! This new Cornell study found that when 6- to 10-year-old children ate food that they had to bite with their front teeth, chicken on the bone, they were rowdier than when the food had been cut into bite-sized pieces.

Contact: Sandra Cuellar
Cornell Food & Brand Lab

Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
Chemists celebrate Earth Day: Showcasing the scientists who keep our water safe (video)
Water is arguably the most important resource on the planet. In celebration of Earth Day, the American Chemical Society is showcasing three scientists whose research keeps water safe, clean and available for future generations. Geared towards elementary and middle school students, the 'Chemists Celebrate Earth Day' series highlights the important work that chemists and chemical engineers do every day. The videos are available at

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
Why do we get allergies? The science of springtime sniffling and sneezing (video)
Spring has sprung, and with it comes blooming flowers, shorts and t-shirts and, if you're one of the millions who suffer from allergies, a runny nose, puffy eyes and general misery. In the American Chemical Society's latest Reactions video, we explain the science behind the allergies that spoil spring for so many people. The video is available at

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Periodic puns: Chemistry jokes just in time for April Fools' Day (video)
It's almost April Fools' Day, and the American Chemical Society's Reactions video series is celebrating with an episode featuring our favorite chemistry jokes. Which two elements look cute together? Why is father water concerned about his 'iced out' son? What do you get when you combine sulfur, tungsten and silver? Get all the punchlines in the latest Reactions episode, available online.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
AMS to publish its first math book for children
The American Mathematical Society, one of the world's leading publishers of mathematical literature, will release its first-ever mathematics book for children in May 2014. The book, 'Really Big Numbers' by Richard Evan Schwartz of Brown University, is the latest children's math book from this author.

Contact: Mike Breen
American Mathematical Society

Public Release: 17-Mar-2014
International Journal of Play
Strengthening learning in children: Get outside and play
Researchers examine a growing worldwide trend in building early childhood learning, motor skills and a love for nature.

Contact: Dawn Fuller
University of Cincinnati

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