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Public Release: 19-May-2014
ZooKeys
The spot-tail golden bass: A new fish species from deep reefs of the southern Caribbean
Smithsonian scientists describe a new species of small coral reef sea bass from underexplored deep-reef depths of Curaçao, southern Caribbean. With predominantly yellow body and fins, the new species, Liopropoma santi, more closely resembles the other two 'golden basses' found together with it at Curaçao, L. aberrans and L. olneyi, than the striped species that occur on shallower reefs. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Carole C. Baldwin
baldwinc@si.edu
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 14-May-2014
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Virtual pet leads to increase physical activity for kids, UGA research says
Placing children into a mixed reality -- part virtual environment and part real world -- has great potential for increasing their physical activity and decreasing their risk of obesity, according to University of Georgia researchers.

Contact: Kyle Johnsen
kjohnsen@uga.edu
706-583-8166
University of Georgia

Public Release: 8-May-2014
ZooKeys
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
Braconid@uwyo.edu
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
jzverina@sdsc.edu
858-534-5111
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 5-May-2014
HortTechnology
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
mwneff@ashs.org
703-836-4606
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
ppendry@wsu.edu
509-335-8365
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
foodandbrandlab@cornell.edu
607-254-4960
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 http://bit.ly/CCED2014.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
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 http://youtu.be/vFZlxQU0Pyk.

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

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