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Public Release: 12-Jan-2006
American Astronomical Society
Cosmic battle creates Milky-Way sized tunnel
A team of astronomers is announcing today that they have discovered a giant Milky Way-sized tunnel filled with high energy particles in a distant galaxy cluster. These new findings are of special interest to astronomers as they may provide the missing evolutionary link necessary to understand the cycle of birth and death, as well as the environmental impact, of radio jets which result from ravenous supermassive black holes within giant galaxies.
NASA

Contact: NRL Public Affairs
nrl1030@ccs.nrl.navy.mil
202-767-2541
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Jan-2006
Putting pedestrian safety in the driving seat
Every year in the European Union there are over 9,000 deaths and 200,000 injured victims in road accidents in which pedestrians and cyclists collide with a car. Hoping to improve on these grim statistics, is a cutting-edge sensing system that could ultimately help to save the lives of vulnerable road users (VRUs).
European Commission

Contact: Tara Morris
tmorris@gopa-cartermill.com
322-286-1985
IST Results

Public Release: 12-Jan-2006
Satellites see largest jet of particles created between Sun and Earth
A flotilla of space-weather satellites ESA's Cluster and NASA's ACE and Wind - observed for the first time steady large-scale jets of charged particles in the solar wind between the Sun and Earth.

Contact: Philippe Escoubet
philippe.escoubet@esa.int
31-715-653-223
European Space Agency

Public Release: 11-Jan-2006
New England Journal of Medicine
St. Jude projects 90 percent cure rate for ALL
The cure rate for the once almost universally fatal childhood cancer acute lymphoblastic leukemia could reach 90 percent in the near future, thanks to improvements in diagnosis and treatment over the past four decades, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
National Institutes of Health, Cancer Center Support Grant, ALSAC

Contact: Bonnie Kourvelas
bonnie.kourvelas@stjude.org
901-495-3306
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Public Release: 16-Nov-2005
Netherlands Journal of Geosciences
Missing fossil link 'Dallasaurus' found
When amateur fossil finder Van Turner discovered a small vertebra at a construction site near Dallas 17 years ago, he knew the creature was unlike anything in the fossil record. Scientists now know the significance of Turner's fossil as the origin of an extinct line of lizards with an evolutionary twist: a land-dwelling species that became fully aquatic, Dallasaurus turneri.

Contact: Meredith Dickenson
mmdicken@smu.edu
214-768-7650
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 10-Nov-2005
Students discover 11,000 year old remains of Irish Elk
A group of history students have discovered the antler of an Irish Elk in cliffs near Kirk Michael on the Isle of Man.

Contact: Kate Spark
kate.spark@liv.ac.uk
44-151-794-2247
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 10-Nov-2005
Giant ape lived alongside humans
McMaster University geochronologist solves the puzzle of when Gigantopithecus blackii roamed the Earth.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Jane Christmas
chrisja@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140 x27988
McMaster University

Public Release: 10-Nov-2005
Science
Fossil find: 'Godzilla' crocodile had head of a dinosaur, fins like a fish
Researchers have discovered evidence of an ancient sea creature that would have made Tyrannosaurus rex, think twice before stepping into the ocean. At the southern tip of South America, they found fossils of an entirely new species of ancient crocodile one whose massive jaws and jagged teeth would have made it the most fearsome predator in the sea.
National Geographic Society

Contact: Diego Pol
Dpol@mbi.osu.edu
614-292-6159
Ohio State University

Public Release: 9-Nov-2005
Behavioural Processes
Bird calls may have meaning
A deep-voiced black-capped chickadee may wonder why other birds ignore it, but there may be a good reason behind the snub, says a University of Alberta study that looked into how the bird responds to calls.

Contact: Phoebe Dey
phoebe.dey@ualberta.ca
780-492-0437
University of Alberta

Public Release: 1-Nov-2005
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Food for thought for winter, holidays
Here are a few tips on how to make your fall and winter seasons a bit healthier and happy this year, courtesy of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society

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