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Public Release: 6-Jan-2014
New science bound for station on Orbital's Cygnus
With the upcoming launch, Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., now can help carry the research load to the International Space Station. In its first commercial resupply journey after completion of NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program, the Orbital-1 mission will deliver some very interesting new scientific investigations to the space station.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 3-Jan-2014
Brain Connectivity
A novel look at how stories may change the brain
Many people can recall reading at least one cherished story that they say changed their life. Now researchers at Emory University have detected what may be biological traces related to this feeling: Actual changes in the brain that linger, at least for a few days, after reading a novel. Their findings, that reading a novel may cause changes in resting-state connectivity of the brain that persist, were published by the journal Brain Connectivity.

Contact: Beverly Clark
beverly.clark@emory.edu
404-712-8780
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 18-Dec-2013
Find black holes in space from the comfort of your couch
Got a tablet or a laptop? Now you can discover black holes from the comfort of your couch. An international group of researchers, including astronomers from the University of Minnesota, have launched a new "citizen science" project -- called Radio Galaxy Zoo -- that allows anyone to become a cosmic explorer.

Contact: Rhonda Zurn
rzurn@umn.edu
612-626-7959
University of Minnesota

Public Release: 18-Dec-2013
Animal Cognition
Dogs recognize familiar faces from images
Facial recognition is an important skill for humans and other social animals. However, the face recognition mechanisms of dogs are weakly understood. Professor Vainio's research group from the University of Helsinki studied how dogs look at facial images by using eye movement tracking. The results show that dogs are able to recognize faces in the pictures; dogs focus their attention especially on the eye area and look at familiar faces more often than strange ones.
Academy of Finland, Eemil Aaltonen Foundation

Contact: Outi Vainio
outi.vainio@helsinki.fi
358-919-157-316
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 17-Dec-2013
Hubble watches super star create holiday light show
This festive NASA Hubble Space Telescope image resembles a holiday wreath made of sparkling lights. The bright southern hemisphere star RS Puppis, at the center of the image, is swaddled in a gossamer cocoon of reflective dust illuminated by the glittering star. The super star is ten times more massive than our sun and 200 times larger.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
Robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
301-286-4044
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 13-Dec-2013
Psychological Reports
No math gene: Learning mathematics takes practice
What makes someone good at math? A love of numbers, perhaps, but a willingness to practice, too. And even if you are good at one specific type of math, you can't trust your innate abilities enough to skip practicing other types if you want to be good.

Contact: Hermandur Sigmundsson
hermundur.sigmundsson@svt.ntnu.no
47-735-90617
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
Frontiers in Physiology
How bats took over the night
Blessed with the power of echolocation -- reflected sound -- bats rule the night skies. And while it seems that echolocation works together with normal vision to give bats an evolutionary edge, nobody knows exactly how. Now Tel Aviv University research suggests that bats use vision to keep track of where they're going and echolocation to hunt tiny insects that most nocturnal predators can't see. The findings add to our scientific understanding of sensory evolution.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
Could 'methanol economy' help power post-fossil fuel era? New American Chemical Society video
Could a simple molecule known as methanol become a key energy source for the post-fossil fuel era? 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner George Olah, Ph.D., and Surya Prakash, Ph.D., think so. Their promising alternative fuel concept, known as the "methanol economy," is the focus of the latest episode of the American Chemical Society's (ACS') Bytesize Science series, available at www.youtube.com/BytesizeScience.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Computers & Education
Can iPads help students learn science? Yes
A new study by Smithsonian researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics shows that students grasp the unimaginable emptiness of space more effectively when they use iPads to explore 3-D simulations of the universe, compared to traditional classroom instruction.

Contact: Christine Pulliam
cpulliam@cfa.harvard.edu
617-495-7463
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Public Release: 3-Dec-2013
Building life-saving batteries: American Chemical Society Prized Science video
The engineering feat that enables a device to jolt a dangerously misbehaving heart back to its normal rhythm and save millions of lives is featured in a new video from the popular Prized Science series from the American Chemical Society. The video is available at www.acs.org/PrizedScience.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

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