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Public Release: 6-Mar-2006
Science
Repeated test-taking better for retention than repeated studying, research shows
Despite their reputation as a cruel tool of teachers intent on striking fear into the hearts of unprepared students, quizzes -- given early and often -- may be a student's best friend when it comes to understanding and retaining information for the long haul, suggests new psychology research from Washington University in St. Louis.
Institute of Educational Sciences, James S. McDonnell Foundation

Contact: Gerry Everding
gerry_everding@wustl.edu
314-935-6375
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 6-Mar-2006
Science
Mars radar missions seek data on water, ice caps, crust
Two Mars orbiter missions will open new vistas in the exploration of Mars through the use of sophisticated ground-penetrating radars, providing international researchers with the first direct clues about the Red Planet's subsurface structure. Roger Phillips, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences, is participating in both the Mars Express (ESA) and NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) missions by lending his expertise in radar.

Contact: Tony Fitzpatrick
tony_fitzpatyrick@wustl.edu
314-935-5272
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 6-Mar-2006
Science
The world's fastest measurements of molecular vibrations
When atoms or molecules are subject to a short, intense laser pulse, they emit high-frequency ultraviolet radiation. If you compare the spectra of isotopes that are of different masses but otherwise similar, you can use this measured radiation to determine the motion of the atoms. The research team used this method - with single, extremely short laser pulses - to make the fastest measurements of how a molecule changes over time.

Contact: Prof. Jon Marangos
j.marangos@imperial.ac.uk
44-207-594-7857
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 6-Mar-2006
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Tomorrow's endangered species: Act now to protect species not yet under threat
Conservationists should be acting now to protect mammals such as North American reindeer which risk extinction in the future as the human population grows, according to research published today. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals areas with the potential to lose species that are not presently in danger. Species in these 'hotspots' have a latent risk of extinction.

Contact: Laura Gallagher
L.Gallagher@imperial.ac.uk
44-207-594-6702
Imperial College London

Public Release: 2-Mar-2006
Chocolate milk could be key to longer, healthier life
Non-pharmaceutical means of increasing muscle quality could help reduce human morbidity and prolong mortality.

Contact: Bil Williams
wrs.williams@auckland.ac.nz
649-373-7599
University of Auckland

Public Release: 1-Mar-2006
Stealth sharks to patrol the seas
A number of groups around the world have gained ethical approval to develop implants that can monitor and control the behaviour of animals, from sharks to rats. A team funded by the US military have created a neural probe that can manipulate a shark's brain signals or decode them. More controversially, the Pentagon hope to use remote-controlled sharks as stealth spies.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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

Public Release: 1-Mar-2006
Oklahoma school captures second National Communications Award
St. Philip Neri School of Midwest City, Okla., won the sixth annual IEEE-USA Best Communications System Award at the national finals of the Engineers Week Future City Competition on 22 February. The honor, for the most "efficient and accurate communications system," was one of 29 special awards presented at the Hyatt Regency Hotel-Capitol Hill.

Contact: Chris McManes
c.mcmanes@ieee.org
202-530-8356
IEEE-USA

Public Release: 27-Feb-2006
Journal of Ecology
Predators keep the world green, ecologists find
Predators are, ironically, the key to keeping the world green, because they keep the numbers of plant-eating herbivores under control, reports a research team.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Monte Basgall
monte.basgall@duke.edu
919-681-8057
Duke University

Public Release: 22-Feb-2006
Current Biology
Hens' teeth not so rare after all
Scientists have discovered that rarest of things: a chicken with teeth crocodile teeth to be precise.

Contact: Aeron Haworth
aeron.haworth@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8383
University of Manchester

Public Release: 22-Feb-2006
BMC Evolutionary Biology
Three new species of lemurs identified
Researchers have identified three new species of lemurs, the small, big-eyed primates native to the island of Madagascar. In a study published today in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, a team of researchers from Madagascar and Europe identified new species of lemurs based on differences in a specific gene sequence. The new species also live in distinct geographical areas.

Contact: Juliette Savin
juliette.savin@biomedcentral.com
44-207-631-9931
BioMed Central

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