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Public Release: 26-Jan-2006
In Grids we trust
The importance of understanding the process by which a result was generated is fundamental to many real-life applications in science, engineering, medical domain, supply management, etc. Without such information, users cannot reproduce, analyse or validate processes or experiments. Provenance is therefore important to enable users, scientists and engineers to trace how a particular result came about.

Contact: Tara Morris
news@istresults.info
322-286-1985
IST Results

Public Release: 26-Jan-2006
Hip hop and linguistics: You ain't heard no research like it!
It may be 'ear torture' for some, but for linguistics researchers, rap music represents a treasure trove of material for studying African American vernacular English.

Contact: Gregory Harris
gharris@ucalgary.ca
403-220-3506
University of Calgary

Public Release: 26-Jan-2006
Nature
Discovery of coolest Earth-like planet
An international team of astrophysicists has discovered a new planet five times the size of Earth, the smallest extrasolar planet unearthed to date outside of our solar system. Using a network of telescopes scattered across the globe, the group discovered the extrasolar planet is more Earth-like than any other planet found so far. It circles its parent star every 10 years. The discovery opens a new chapter in the search for planets that support life.

Contact: Anne Stark
stark8@llnl.gov
925-422-9799
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 26-Jan-2006
Annual Conference on Sleep Disorders in Infancy and Childhood
Headache, sleep problems connected in children
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that frequent headaches in children appear to be associated with sleep problems. More than two-thirds of children studied who suffer from chronic daily headache also experience sleep disturbance, especially delay in sleep onset.

Contact: Lisa Lucier or Traci Klein
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-5005
Mayo Clinic

Public Release: 25-Jan-2006
Nature
Researchers discover smallest planet outside solar system
Astronomers from Princeton and other institutions have discovered the smallest planet found outside of our solar system using a technique that researchers believe will uncover others that potentially harbor life.

Contact: Eric Quiñones
quinones@princeton.edu
609-258-5748
Princeton University

Public Release: 25-Jan-2006
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Robot set loose to film your insides
A camera-carrying robot that can rove around inside the stomach or abdomen can help give surgeons a better view on the area being operated on. The robot is only 15 millimetres in diameter, allowing it to be inserted through the small incisions used for keyhole surgery. The camera is separated by two rotating cylinders which allow the robot to move around.

Contact: Claire Bowles
claire.bowles@rbi.co.uk
44-207-611-1251
New Scientist

Public Release: 25-Jan-2006
Conservation Biology
Penguins okay with human visitors— for now
Penguins are found to adjust quickly to tourists, though the long term impact has yet to be determined.

Contact: Jill Yablonski
JournalNews@bos.blackwellpublishing.net
781-388-8448
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Public Release: 25-Jan-2006
Nature
Hunt for planets outside solar system uncovers a small one
Perhaps edging closer to finding planets that harbor life, astronomers have discovered the smallest planet yet identified outside our solar system.

Contact: Stephen Kane
skane@astro.ufl.edu
352-392-2052
University of Florida

Public Release: 25-Jan-2006
Conservation Biology
Satellites show Amazon parks, indigenous reserves stop forest clearing
Though conservation scientists generally agree that many types of protected areas are needed to protect tropical forests, little is known about the comparative performance of inhabited and uninhabited reserves. In a paper published in the current issue of Conservation Biology, an international team of scientists, led by Daniel Nepstad of the Woods Hole Research Center, use satellite data to demonstrate, for the first time, that rainforest parks and indigenous territories halt deforestation and forest fires.

Contact: Elizabeth Braun
ebraun@whrc.org
508-548-9375 x109
Woods Hole Research Center

Public Release: 25-Jan-2006
Closer to home
Using a relatively new planet-hunting technique that can spot worlds one-tenth the mass of our own, researchers have discovered a potentially rocky, icy body that may be the smallest planet yet found orbiting a star outside our solar system.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Josh Chamot
jchamot@nsf.gov
703-292-7730
National Science Foundation

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