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Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
Brain of world's first known predators discovered
Scientists have found the fossilized remains of the brain of the world's earliest known predators, from a time when life teemed in the oceans but had not yet colonized the land. The discovery reveals a brain much simpler than those known in some of the animal's prey and helps answer questions surrounding the evolution of arthropods.
National Natural Science Foundation of China, Leverhulme Trust, Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Air Force Research Laboratory

Contact: Daniel Stolte
University of Arizona

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Journal of Pediatrics
Go play outside! Outdoor time promotes physical activity in youth
The World Health Organization recommends that youth participate in a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each day. Studies have shown that youth experience most of their MVPA during school hours. Therefore, it stands to reason that increasing outdoor time after school hours would increase MVPA. In a new study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers confirmed that time spent outdoors after school was positively associated with MVPA.

Contact: Becky Lindeman
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Jul-2014
Medicinal Chemistry Communications
Rotten egg gas holds key to healthcare therapies
It may smell of flatulence and have a reputation for being highly toxic, but when used in the right tiny dosage, hydrogen sulfide is now being being found to offer potential health benefits in a range of issues, from diabetes to stroke, heart attacks and dementia.

Contact: Louise Vennells
University of Exeter

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
Laboratory models suggest that stretching forces shaped Jupiter moon's surface
Processes that shaped the ridges and troughs on the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Ganymede are likely similar to tectonic processes seen on Earth, according to a team of researchers led by Southwest Research Institute. To arrive at this conclusion, the team subjected physical models made of clay to stretching forces that simulate tectonic action. The results were published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Contact: Maria Martinez Stothoff
Southwest Research Institute

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
World Cup chemistry: The science behind the 'brazuca' (video)
The World Cup final is almost here, and no matter which two teams meet for the title match, there's one thing they'll both need to win: the ball. This week, Reactions examines the chemistry that goes into making the 'brazuca,' and what makes it different from most other soccer balls out there. The video is available at

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 30-Jun-2014
The chemistry of fireworks: Fourth of July science (video)
The Fourth of July is just days away, and that means millions of Americans will soon enjoy eye-popping fireworks displays around the country. These dazzling light shows are actually carefully crafted chemical reactions. This week's Reactions episode features John Conkling, Ph.D., the professor who literally wrote the book on pyrotechnics. In the video, Conkling explains the chemistry that creates those amazing fireworks displays.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 26-Jun-2014
Stanford's Precourt Institute partners with KQED on a new e-book series on energy
The Precourt Institute for Energy and KQED, public media for Northern California, have created a free, two-part e-book series on energy for iPads and Mac computers primarily targeted at grades eight to 13. The interactive e-books and companion curriculum give readers a broad introduction to energy.

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Public Release: 23-Jun-2014
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3-D thanks to CU-Boulder research team
A children's classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, 'Goodnight Moon,' has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story -- like the cow jumping over the moon -- as it is read aloud.
University of Colorado Boulder

Contact: Tom Yeh
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 20-Jun-2014
New research reveals that emperor penguins are more willing to relocate
A new study led by the University of Minnesota offers new insights on the long-term future of emperor penguins by showing that the penguins may be behaving in ways that allow them to adapt to their changing environment better than we expected.

Contact: Rhonda Zurn
University of Minnesota

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
Frontiers in Psychology
Kids whose time is less structured are better able to meet their own goals
Children who spend more time in less structured activities -- from playing outside to reading books to visiting the zoo -- are better able to set their own goals and take actions to meet those goals without prodding from adults, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Yuko Munakata
University of Colorado at Boulder

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