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18-Dec-2014
It's a carnivore comeback in Europe
Big carnivores like brown bears and wolverines used to be scarce in Europe, but these top-of-the-food-chain animals are becoming more common throughout the continent. That's what Guillaume Chapron of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and his fellow scientists found out when they studied reports of these animals from European countries.

Contact: Science Press Package Team
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

17-Dec-2014
Charles Messier's cosmic gem collection
While hunting for the comet that would make him famous, Charles Messier began a list of stationary (non-comet) objects to save himself time. Over 400 years later and Messier's comets are all but forgotten, but his catalog of cosmic gems continues to be used by astronomers all over the world. This new photograph shows Messier 47 a stunning star cluster filled with hot blue stars.

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-087-5121
Leiden University

12-Dec-2014
Galaxies make disruptive neighbors
What is the 'cosmic web' and what role did it play in the history of the Universe? A new study has looked at how galaxies evolved when the Universe was just half its current age and it looks like those caught in the cosmic web raced through their lives much faster than others!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-087-5121
Leiden University

11-Dec-2014
When did bees begin to disappear in Britain?
All over the world, the number of bees and other insects that pollinate plants has shrunk in the last half-century. Scientists think there are probably a lot of different reasons for this, including destruction of land and plants that bees use. Now a new study suggests that bees in Britain began disappearing more than 100 years ago when people there began to change how they farmed.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

5-Dec-2014
UT Arlington mind, brain and education researcher develops STEM gift guide for parents
A UT Arlington College of Education neuroscience researcher has developed a holiday gift guide that can help parents engage young children in STEM concepts.

Contact: Bridget Lewis
blewis@uta.edu
817-272-3317
University of Texas at Arlington

4-Dec-2014
Moody's Mega Math Challenge provides free math modeling resources
Moody's Mega Math (M3) Challenge, a rigorous team competition known for its distinctive hands-on learning experience for high school students, offers participants resources to use well into their careers. This year -- the competition's 10th anniversary -- marks the first time competitors will have access to licenses and subscriptions not previously offered during the annual contest.

Contact: Frank Kunkle
kunkle@siam.org
267-350-6388
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

4-Dec-2014
Electric eels use remote control on their prey
When an electric eel charges all its biological batteries, it can send out a 600-volt zap through the water. Impressed? What if we told you that it uses that power in a way that is even more ... ahem ... shocking? It turns out that the eels are using those zaps to remotely control the muscles of fish that they want to eat.

Contact: Science Press Package Team
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

4-Dec-2014
Cosmic computer gets an ego boost
ATERUI just became the world's most powerful cosmic supercomputer thanks to a new upgrade -- it's now able to perform one trillion calculations per second! ATERUI's amazing power will now be used to recreate events from across the universe, including the formation of planets, the growth of supermassive black holes and the explosions of massive stars!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-087-5121
Leiden University

28-Nov-2014
When you wish upon a star ...
The darker the observing site, the brighter the night sky and this amazing new photograph of space was taken by a telescope in one of the most remote regions on Earth, the Atacama Desert. It shows the bright stars of the Wishing Well Cluster, which earned its name because of the many stars that resemble silver coins sparkling at the bottom of a wishing well.

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-087-5121
Leiden University

27-Nov-2014
Getting to know the fungus among us
Researchers studied almost 15,000 soil samples from 365 different sites around the world to paint the most vivid picture of Earth's fungi yet. It's important to understand how fungi are distributed around the world -- and how it responds to human activities -- because this group of organisms plays a serious role in human health, they say.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

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