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Public Release: 21-May-2013
Palaeontologia Electronica
Allosaurus fed more like a falcon than a crocodile, new study finds
The mighty T. rex may have thrashed its massive head from side to side to dismember prey, but a new study shows that its smaller cousin Allosaurus was a more dexterous hunter and tugged at prey more like a modern-day falcon.
National Science Foundation, Ohio University

Contact: Andrea Gibson
gibsona@ohio.edu
740-597-2166
Ohio University

Public Release: 20-May-2013
New American Chemical Society video: Why toothpaste + orange juice = yuk!
What is it about toothpaste that transforms the sweet flavor of orange juice into something so bitter? For the solution to that mysterious sensory phenomenon -- in colorful, animated detail -- check the latest episode of the American Chemical Society's award-winning Bytesize Science video series.

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

Public Release: 17-May-2013
Study of 'screen time' on mood, memory, and cognition wins top NIH Addiction Science Award
An exploration of electronic "screen time" and sleep on mood, memory and learning was given the top Addiction Science Award at the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair -- the world's largest science competition for high school students. The awards are coordinated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, and Friends of NIDA, a coalition that supports NIDA's mission.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: NIDA Press Team
media@nida.nih.gov
301-443-6245
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Public Release: 17-May-2013
Atlanta Science Festival
First Atlanta Science Festival set for 2014
Atlanta residents of all ages will celebrate the science and technology of the region and its impact on our daily lives during the inaugural Atlanta Science Festival, March 22-29, 2014. With scientists, engineers and educators from local museums, corporations, K-12 schools and universities, the festival will host more than 40 different events for children and adults at venues across the city.

Contact: Beverly Clark, Emory
beverly.clark@emory.edu
404-712-8780
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-May-2013
Biological Invasions
Invasive crazy ants are displacing fire ants in areas throughout southeastern US
Invasive "crazy ants" are displacing fire ants in areas across the southeastern United States, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. It's the latest in a history of ant invasions from the southern hemisphere and may prove to have dramatic effects on the ecosystem of the region.
Helen C. Kleberg and Robert J. Kleberg Foundation, Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation

Contact: Daniel Oppenheimer
daniel.oppenheimer@utexas.edu
512-745-3353
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 8-May-2013
BMC Evolutionary Biology
George Washington University biologist maps the family tree of all known snake and lizard groups
A George Washington University biologist and a team of researchers have created the first large-scale evolutionary family tree for every snake and lizard around the globe.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Latarsha Gatlin
lgatlin@gwu.edu
202-994-5631
George Washington University

Public Release: 7-May-2013
Animal Cognition
Do bats know voices of friends they hang out with?
Is it possible that mammals have the ability to recognize individuals of the same species, whom they know well, by their voice? A new study has found that even in nocturnal, fast-moving animals such as bats, there is an ability to recognize certain vocal aspects of other bats. The study by Hanna Kastein from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany, and her colleagues is published in the Springer journal Animal Cognition.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft SCHM

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 3-May-2013
NASA high school STEM challenge announces winning team
The NASA RealWorld-InWorld Engineering Design Challenge, an integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics program focused on NASA's forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope, has named the 2012-2013 first place team. The team, which consisted of high school juniors and seniors participating in the NASA INSPIRES program, included: Abigail Radford of Ashville, N.C.; Joshua Dijamco of Jackson, N.J.; Jonathan Hernandez of Elizabeth, N.J.; Katherine Denner of Horsham, Penn.; and Jim Gerard of Merritt Island, Fla.
NASA, National Institute of Aerospace

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

Public Release: 1-May-2013
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Bird fossil sheds light on how swift and hummingbird flight came to be
A tiny bird fossil discovered in Wyoming offers clues to the precursors of swift and hummingbird wings. The fossil is unusual in having exceptionally well-preserved feathers, which allowed the researchers to reconstruct the size and shape of the bird's wings in ways not possible with bones alone.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
rsmith@nescent.org
919-668-4544
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
PLOS ONE
Why do guppies jump?
Pet guppies often jump out of their tanks. One such accident inspired a new study by University of Maryland biologist Daphne Soares, which reveals how guppies are able to jump so far, and suggests why they do it.

Contact: Heather Dewar
hdewar@earthlink.net
301-405-9267
University of Maryland

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