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31-Jul-2014
A recipe for birds: 50 million years of dinosaur shrinking
To give us birds as we know them today, the line of dinosaurs that evolved into birds shrank in body size continuously for 50 million years, a new study in the Aug. 1 issue of Science reports.

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

31-Jul-2014
Slanted solar systems surprise scientists
It's well known that the planets, moons, asteroids and other objects in our solar system orbit the sun in a more-or-less perfectly flat, disc-like motion, like a spinning CD. But is this true for other solar systems in the universe? The answer is yes, mostly. But there are a few exceptions where solar systems are born totally wonky!

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

30-Jul-2014
ScratchJr: Coding for kindergarten
ScratchJr, a free iPad app, has been released this week by researchers at the MIT Media Lab, Tufts University, and Playful Invention Company. With ScratchJr, children ages 5 to 7 can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn how to create and express themselves with the computer, not just interact with it.

Contact: Katie Cinnamond Benoit
katherine.cinnamond@tufts.edu
617-627-4703
Tufts University

29-Jul-2014
Wonders of the deep sea
US scientist Andrew Thurber got an international team of researchers together to tell everyone about the deep sea, and why we should protect it.

Contact: Barbara Ferreira
media@egu.eu
49-892-180-6703
European Geosciences Union

28-Jul-2014
Satellites and sea ice
A team of scientists lead by the American Ian Eisenman has suggested that the amount of sea ice in the Antarctic may not have been increasing as fast as people had thought.

Contact: Barbara Ferreira
media@egu.eu
49-892-180-6703
European Geosciences Union

24-Jul-2014
Earth's disappearing animals
This week, a special issue of Science highlights humans' role in the recent extinctions of many species. There have been five mass extinction events on Earth, documented by the fossil record, and researchers say that the planet is currently in the midst of a 'sixth extinction wave.'

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

23-Jul-2014
How long do stars last?
Imagine how strange it would be if members of your family aged at different rates. If your brother or sister looked like they were 70 years old, but your grandparents still looked as young as teenagers. This would be very unusual for people but it is really common for stars. All stars age at different rates, depending on how massive they are at the start their lives!

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

22-Jul-2014
NJIT wins the New Jersey Apps Challenge
A mobile app created by NJIT students that gives middle and high school basketball teams a searchable database of performance statistics is the winner of the New Jersey Apps Challenge, an innovation contest initiated two years ago by former US Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and the Federal Communications Commission.

Contact: Tanya Klein
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

16-Jul-2014
Keeping the heart on beat
Scientists have figured out how to genetically tweak heart tissue to keep the heart beating normally. The findings appear in the July 16 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine.

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

11-Jul-2014
Amid revelations of a universe rich with planets, what's next for exoplanet hunters?
In the midst of recent and surprising revelations about planets outside our solar system, three astrophysicists -- Zachory Berta-Thompson, Bruce Macintosh and Marie-Eve Naud -- joined a live Google Hangout to consider what's next for exoplanet hunters, including the search for other Earth-like worlds.

Contact: James Cohen
cohen@kavlifoundation.org
The Kavli Foundation

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