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Public Release: 14-Feb-2006
Expedition discovers marine treasures
An underwater mountain that forms the world's third-largest atoll has some of the richest diversity of marine life ever found in the Caribbean, according to scientists who recently explored the area. The two-week expedition in January encountered new species of fish, seaweed and other ocean life at little-studied Saba Bank Atoll, a coral-crowned seamount 250 kilometers southeast of Puerto Rico in the Dutch Windward Islands.
Conservation International, Netherlands Ministry of Traffic and Water Management, Royal Caribbean's Ocean Fund

Contact: Paula Alvarado
Conservation International

Public Release: 13-Feb-2006
Most cave art the work of teens, not shamans
Long accustomed to lifting mammoth bones from mudbanks and museum shelves and making sketches from cave art to gather details about Pleistocene animal anatomy, renowned paleobiologist and artist R. Dale Guthrie offers a fascinating and controversial interpretation of ancient cave art in his new book "The Nature of Paleolithic Art."

Contact: Marie Gilbert
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Public Release: 10-Feb-2006
Journal of Consumer Research
Which holds more: A tall, thin glass or a short, fat one?
A fascinating new study from the March 2006 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research explores how our senses interact to gauge volume, with important implications for perception of consumer products and consumption patterns. Specifically, the article argues that "elongation effect" the common tendency to think that a tall, thin glass holds more than a short, stout glass of equal volume is reversed when touch is used instead of sight to evaluate how much a container holds.

Contact: Suzanne Wu
University of Chicago Press Journals

Public Release: 9-Feb-2006
FSU biologist says new dinosaur is oldest cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex
Florida State University paleobiologist Gregory M. Erickson sliced up some ancient dinosaur bones uncovered in China to help an international team of scientists identify a new genus and species. Despite striking skeletal differences and only subtle similarities, the FSU researcher determined that the two remarkably intact specimens were cousins of North America's hulking Tyrannosaurus rex.
National Geographic Society, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Jurassic Foundation, Hilmar Tharp Sallee Charitable Trust, George Washington University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Science Foundation

Contact: Greg Erickson
Florida State University

Public Release: 9-Feb-2006
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors
Kaboom! Ancient impacts scarred moon to its core, may have created 'man in the moon'
Ohio State University planetary scientists have found the remains of ancient lunar impacts that may have helped create the surface feature commonly called the "man in the moon." Their study suggests that a large object hit the far side of the moon and sent a shock wave through the moon's core and all the way to the Earth-facing side. The crust recoiled -- and the moon bears the scars from that encounter even today.

Contact: Ralph von Frese
Ohio State University

Public Release: 9-Feb-2006
Child Development
Social first graders more likely to become good readers
This study examined the connection between academic performance and aggressive behavior in low-income children over the course of six years. The findings connected poor literacy achievement in early grades and aggressive behavior in later grades. Similarly, positive social behavior was found to promote positive academic behavior. Since social development and academic development are linked, attention needs to be given to improvements in each domain to improve development in both areas.

Contact: Andrea Browning
Society for Research in Child Development

Public Release: 9-Feb-2006
Child Development
Reading and behavior problems intertwined in boys
Researchers from King's College London and the University of Wisconsin-Madison studied the link between reading and behavior problems in boys. Over the course of three studies, they found that the two problems are linked by both genetic factors as well as shared environments. The final results show that reading and behavior problems cause each other. The findings imply that proper interventions in preschool that target either reading or behavior problems are likely to produce changes.

Contact: Andrea Browning
Society for Research in Child Development

Public Release: 9-Feb-2006
Child Development
Parents who fight may harm children's future emotional development
A study conducted at the universities of Notre Dame, Rochester and Catholic University of America shows a connection between parental conflict and children's future behavior. Conflict levels of parents and the emotional development children were tracked over the course of 3 years. Marital conflict resulted in lack of confidence and hesitancy in children. The findings should encourage parents to handle conflicts constructively in order to promote healthy emotional development for their children.

Contact: Andrea Browning
Society for Research in Child Development

Public Release: 8-Feb-2006
Diabetes Care
Diabetes can lead to gum disease in childhood; onset is younger than previously recognized
New research from Columbia University Medical Center has shown that the destruction of the gums can start in diabetic children as young as six years old. While the link between diabetes and periodontal disease was previously established, it was believed that the regression of gums began much later and increased with age. The study is published in the February issue of Diabetes Care.
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Contact: Craig LeMoult
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 8-Feb-2006
Rockabye baby: Research shows gentle singing soothes sick infants
A project led by a researcher from the University of Western Sydney has found that music therapy can help sick babies in intensive care maintain normal behavioural development, making them less irritable, upset and less likely to cry.

Contact: Margaret Paton
Research Australia

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