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Public Release: 10-Nov-2005
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
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
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
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 27-Oct-2005
Keeping kids safe & healthy on Halloween
Halloween is an exciting time for kids, and we can all help to make sure that children have a safe and fun holiday with the following tips from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing group at Harvard Medical School.

Contact: Leah Gourley
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 29-Sep-2005
Spider blood found in 20 million year old fossil
A scientist from the University of Manchester has discovered the first identified droplets of spider blood in a piece of amber up to 20 million years old.

Contact: Simon Hunter
University of Manchester

Public Release: 26-Sep-2005
Biology Letters
How a zebra lost its stripes: Rapid evolution of the quagga
DNA from museum samples of extinct animals is providing unexpected information on the extent and effect of the Ice Age as well as the path of species evolution, according to a report by scientists from Yale University, the Smithsonian Institute and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

Contact: Janet Rettig Emanuel
Yale University

Public Release: 26-Sep-2005
Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
Seaweed could make junk food healthier
Junk food could be made healthier by adding an extract of an exotic type of seaweed, say British scientists, who believe it will be a valuable weapon in the international battle against obesity, diabetes and heart disease and diseases such as bowel cancer.

Contact: Prof Jeff Pearson
Newcastle University

Public Release: 7-Sep-2005
Bronx Zoo bears are new Samsonite gorillas
In a scene reminiscent of the famous Samsonite luggage commercial when a gorilla puts the product's durability to the test, grizzly bears at the Bronx Zoo gave a bear-proof food canister designed for backpackers a real beating, but still could not open it, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

Contact: John Delaney
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 18-Aug-2005
Canadian Journal of Zoology
Otter adaptations: How do otters remain sleek and warm
How do otters stay warm without a thick layer of body fat? Using scanning electron microscopy and polarizing light microsopy, Penn cell biologist John W. Weisel examined the structure of otter hairs for clues to their exceptional insulation abilities. He found that the cuticle surface structure of the underhairs and base of the less-abundant guard hairs are distinctively shaped to interlock, with wedge-shaped fins or petals fitting into wedge-shaped grooves between fins of adjacent hairs.

Contact: Karen Kreeger
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 15-Aug-2005
Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Scientists harness the power of pee
Physicists in Singapore have succeeded in creating the first paper battery that generates electricity from urine. This new battery will be the perfect power source for cheap, disposable healthcare test-kits for diseases such as diabetes. This research is published today in the Institute of Physics' Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering.

Contact: David Reid
Institute of Physics

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