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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

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Five black chemists who changed the world (video)
They've alleviated pain, saved crops and blasted into space, to name just a few of their long list of accomplishments. The American Chemical Society's Reactions YouTube series (formerly Bytesize Science) is celebrating Black History Month with a new video featuring five black chemists who changed the world. The video is available at www.youtube.com/ACSreactions.

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

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
Applied Developmental Science
Caring for animals may correlate with positive traits in young adults
Young adults who care for an animal may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities, according to a paper published online today in Applied Developmental Science.
National 4-H Council

Contact: Rushmie Nofsinger
rushmie.nofsinger@tufts.edu
508-839-7910
Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association
Video game teaches kids about stroke symptoms and calling 9-1-1
Children improved their knowledge of stroke symptoms and how to respond after playing a stroke education video game. They retained that knowledge for several weeks.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Darcy Spitz
darcy.spitz@heart.org
212-878-5940
American Heart Association

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

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