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Public Release: 19-May-2014
Sleep and smartphones: The chemistry that keeps you awake -- video
The smartphones and tablets millions of us use every day may also keep us awake. In the American Chemical Society's latest Reactions video, find out how the light emitted from those devices triggers a chemical reaction that tells our brains to rise-and-shine, rather than snooze. The video is available at

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-May-2014
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
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
University of Georgia

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

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