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22-Sep-2014
Is Pluto a planet? The votes are in
What is a planet? For generations of kids the answer was easy. A big ball of rock or gas that orbited our sun, and there were nine of them in our solar system. But then astronomers started finding more Pluto-sized objects orbiting beyond Neptune. Then they found Jupiter-sized objects circling distant stars, first by the handful and then by the hundreds. Suddenly the answer wasn't so easy. Were all these newfound things planets?

Contact: Christine Pulliam
cpulliam@cfa.harvard.edu
617-495-7463
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

18-Sep-2014
Blue oak trees unlock the secrets of California's current
Wind off the coast of California drives cool, nutrient-rich waters from the depths of the Pacific Ocean up to replace warm surface water in a process called coastal upwelling. Now, a new study shows that this upwelling off California's coast has become more variable over the past 60 years than almost any other time during the last 600 years.

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

18-Sep-2014
NASA Space Radiation School is totally radical
For many students, the idea of summer school is anything but inspiring. Students of the 2014 NASA Space Radiation Summer School might disagree. The students, experts in their respective fields of study, were recently immersed in three weeks of intense education, collaboration and perhaps most importantly, inspiration.

Contact: Laurie Abadie
laurie.j.abadie@nasa.gov
281-483-1985
NASA/Johnson Space Center

12-Sep-2014
The universe's lost lithium
Recent studies of star clusters beyond our galaxy have provided new insight into the mystery of the universe's lost lithium -- a chemical created just minutes after the birth of the universe in the Big Bang.

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

11-Sep-2014
Younger species cope better with changing land
Researchers studying birds in Costa Rica have made an interesting discovery: older species, which have been evolving for a long time, go extinct much quicker than newer species, which haven't had as long to evolve, when forests are converted to farmland. This discovery shows how changing a landscape can actually change the tree of life by favoring certain species over others -- and it may help with conservation efforts in the future.

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

10-Sep-2014
Preparing students for Mars research goal of UH workshop
This year marks the 13th anniversary of the Mars Rover Model Celebration and Exhibition at the University of Houston. In September, UH will host workshops to prepare teachers for coaching their students through the planning and completion of operational rover models. Designed for Houston-area students in grades three through eight, this competition invites kids to design and construct Mars rover models.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

9-Sep-2014
National Drug Facts Week 2015 to begin Jan. 26
National Drug Facts Week, which brings together teens and scientific experts to shatter persistent myths about drug use and addiction, will be held Jan. 26 through Feb. 1, 2015. Ideas for community-based events, as well as success stories from previous years, are highlighted on the National Drug Facts Week Web portal. The fifth National Drug Facts Week is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health.

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

4-Sep-2014
Greenland's ancient temperatures revealed
Researchers studying the last deglaciation, when Earth's ice sheets were beginning to melt, now know more about the temperature of Greenland at that time, thanks to a new report. For years, studies have suggested that Greenland started warming up later than the rest of the Northern Hemisphere -- about 14,700 years ago instead of about 19,000 years ago, when the deglaciation began.

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

3-Sep-2014
Cosmic forecast: Dark clouds will give way to sunshine
What lies in the space between stars? Where do cosmic clouds come from? And is a vacuum more than something your mum uses to suck up dust? This week's Space Scoop will answer all these questions, and it comes with a cosmic weather forecast!

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

1-Sep-2014
How tall are the ice sheets?
By bouncing powerful radar beams from a satellite, a German team of scientists have created very detailed maps of how the height changes across the ice sheets.

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

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