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Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
ZooKeys
High diversity of flying reptiles in England 110 million years ago
Pterosaurs are an extinct group of flying reptiles that are only abundant in very few deposits. One of these is situated in England, where hundreds of fossils of these animals, that covered the skies some 110 million years ago, have been unearthed. Paleontologists have re-analyzed these fossils and discovered that they had a much higher diversity of groups than previously thought. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Dr. Taissa Rodrigues
taissa.rodrigues@gmail.com
55-283-552-8625
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
PLOS ONE
Magpies take decisions faster when humans look at them
Researchers from the Seoul National University found that wild birds appear to "think faster" when humans, and possibly predators in general, are directly looking at them.
National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: Sangjin Lee
snulbeepress@outlook.com
Laboratory of Behavioral Ecology and Evolution at Seoul National University

Public Release: 29-May-2013
2013 ASCO Annual Meeting
Father and son to present their respective cancer research at ASCO
What started as a dinner-table conversation between a teen and his father has become a bona fide cancer research study for Matthew Lara, a Davis High School sophomore and the son of UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center medical oncologist and researcher Primo (Lucky) Lara Jr.

Contact: Dorsey Griffith
dorsey.griffith@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9118
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 29-May-2013
Animal Cognition
Pigeons peck for computerized treat
New research by University of Iowa psychologists show pigeons can make informed choices, and use a computerized touch-screen as well. The study by Ed Wasserman and colleagues appears in the journal Animal Cognition.
University of Iowa

Contact: Richard Lewis
richard-c-lewis@uiowa.edu
319-384-0012
University of Iowa

Public Release: 23-May-2013
Scientists announce top 10 new species
An amazing glow-in-the-dark cockroach, a harp-shaped carnivorous sponge and the smallest vertebrate on Earth are just three of the newly discovered top 10 species selected by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University. A global committee of taxonomists -- scientists responsible for species exploration and classification -- announced its list of top 10 species from 2012 today, May 23.

Contact: Sandra Leander
sandra.leander@asu.edu
480-965-9865
Arizona State University

Public Release: 22-May-2013
CU-Boulder helps tap crowds to digitize museum records of bugs and plants
A new online project, brought to life with the help of a team from the University of Colorado Boulder, is using citizen scientists to help transcribe museum records.

Contact: Robert Guralnick
robert.guralnick@colorado.edu
303-735-0441
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 22-May-2013
Help wanted: Public needed to uncover clues in bug collections
UC Berkeley's Essig Museum of Entomology is opening up its collections to citizen scientists. The project, Calbug, crowd-sources the digitization of a million hand-written field notes that accompany insect specimens, many of which were collected more than a century ago.
Sloan Foundation

Contact: Sarah Yang
scyang@berkeley.edu
510-643-7741
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 22-May-2013
PLOS ONE
Ants and carnivorous plants conspire for mutualistic feeding
An insect-eating pitcher plant teams up with ants to prevent mosquito larvae from stealing its nutrients, according to research published May 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Mathias Scharmann and colleagues from the University of Cambridge and the University Brunei Darussalam.

Contact: Souri Somphanith
onepress@plos.org
415-624-1217 x199
PLOS

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Solar and lithium ion car race winners announced
Ninety-seven teams from 28 Colorado schools participated in today's car competitions hosted by the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The student teams raced solar and lithium ion powered vehicles they designed and built themselves.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Biology Letters
Bird's playlist could signal mental strengths and weaknesses
Having the biggest playlist doesn't make a male songbird the brainiest of the bunch, a new study shows.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ashley Yeager
ashley.yeager@duke.edu
919-681-8057
Duke University

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