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Public Release: 2-Feb-2006
Illegal trade is propelling rare turtle toward extinction, new report
A new report released today finds that the illegal trade in the Roti Island snake-necked turtle, found only on one island in Indonesia, has left it all but extinct in the wild. Exotic pet enthusiasts in Europe, North America and East Asia are fueling the illegal trade for the turtle, often without realizing that they are contributing to its demise. No legal trade of this species has been allowed since 2001.

Contact: Sarah Janicke
sarah.janicke@wwfus.org
202-778-9685
World Wildlife Fund

Public Release: 2-Feb-2006
MIT: Deep-sea robot photographs ancient Greek shipwreck
A team from MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute used an autonomous underwater vehicle to make a survey of a 4th-century B.C. Greek merchant ship that sank in the Aegean Sea. The robot accomplished in two days what would have taken divers years of effort. The researchers are releasing photographs showing detailed images of some of the ship's cargo lying on the ocean floor, where it's been since about 350 B.C.
Greek Ministry of Culture, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research

Contact: Denise Brehm
brehm@mit.edu
617-253-2704
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 2-Feb-2006
Autonomous underwater vehicle maps ancient Greek shipwreck
After lying hidden for centuries off the coast of Greece, a sunken 4th century B.C. merchant ship and its cargo have been surveyed by an international team using a robotic underwater vehicle. The team accomplished in two days what it would take divers years to do. The project, the first in a new collaboration between US and Greek researchers, demonstrates the potential of new technology and imaging capabilities to rapidly advance marine archaeology.

Contact: Shelley Dawicki
sdawicki@whoi.edu
508-289-2270
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 2-Feb-2006
Science
One fish, two fish: New MIT sensor improves fish counts
Researchers at MIT have found a new way of looking beneath the ocean surface that could help definitively determine whether fish populations are shrinking.
Office of Naval Research, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Oceanographic Partnership Program, Census of Marine Life

Contact: Elizabeth Thomson
thomson@mit.edu
617-258-5402
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 1-Feb-2006
Bioinformatics
Evolution mystery: Spider venom and bacteria share same toxin
Researchers find evidence for ancient transfer of a toxin between ancestors of two very dissimilar organisms -- spiders and a bacterium.

Contact: Tania Thompson
taniat@lclark.edu
503-768-7961
Lewis & Clark College

Public Release: 1-Feb-2006
Report lists top 20 most-vulnerable African carnivores
It may still be "king of the beasts," but the African lion's kingdom is dwindling, according to a new report released by the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) that says these emblematic big cats have disappeared from 82 percent of their historic range. The 200-page report looked at the conservation status of the 20 largest species of African carnivores and examined priorities to help ensure that they persist on the continent.

Contact: Stephen Sautner
ssautner@wcs.org
718-220-3682
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 1-Feb-2006
Good worms can secure computers
Unleashing beneficial worms into computers could help rescue PCs invaded by a malicious worm attack. These so called "patching worms," developed by a company in Miami, Florida, are programmed to invade a computer and close up the same weak spots bad worms attack.

Contact: Claire Bowles
claire.bowles@rbi.co.uk
44-207-611-1210
New Scientist

Public Release: 1-Feb-2006
Journal of the American Dietetic Association
Medicinal herbs popular choice for babies and kids among WIC clinic clients
Nearly half of the low income, nutritionally-vulnerable Latino children surveyed by Penn State researchers in WIC clinics were treated with herbs by their caregivers for common ills such as diaper rash, colic, teething symptoms, stomachaches, coughs and colds.
US Department of Agriculture, Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services

Contact: Barbara Hale
bah@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 1-Feb-2006
The little beam that could
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno, Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Germany, and the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics in Germany, have developed a new method for using a laser beam to accelerate ions. The novel method may enable important advances in compact ion accelerators, medical physics and inertial confinement fusion.

Contact: Todd Hanson
tahanson@lanl.gov
505-665-2085
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Feb-2006
Nature
Binary asteroid in Jupiter's orbit may be icy comets from solar system's infancy
Rocky asteroids typically congregate in the inner solar system, corralled within Jupiter's orbit, while the icy comets huddle in the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune. But now a UC Berkeley astronomer has found two icy rocks in the shadow of Jupiter, suggesting that not all comets ended up in the Kuiper Belt during the turbulent infancy of the solar system.
National Science Foundation, NASA

Contact: Robert Sanders
rsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley

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