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15-Jan-2014
NJIT hosts regional science olympiad on Jan. 16
Hundreds of students representing 20 middle schools and 16 high schools from throughout Northern New Jersey will assemble at NJIT on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. to compete in the New Jersey Science Olympiad Regional Tournament. Teams will participate in events designed to make science, technology and math more enticing, relevant and exciting.


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

10-Jan-2014
21st century science education thrives aboard the Space Station
Twenty-three new Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) research studies departed for the ISS with the Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus launch on Jan. 9. Many SSEP accomplishments were presented at their annual 2013 conference.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

9-Jan-2014
The importance of large carnivores
In the classic film, "The Wizard of Oz," Dorothy and her frightened companions begin chanting, "Lions and tigers and bears -- oh my!" And, to be sure, carnivores like those have scared people (and other animals) for centuries. But, in a review article in Science this week, William Ripple and colleagues highlight some of the benefits that these top carnivores bestow on ecosystems around the world -- and they say that the time to conserve these meat-eating species is now.

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

2-Jan-2014
Working up the nerve to mate
A new study in fish reports that a female's more likely to mate with a male she's seen than one she's not because certain nerve cells fire when she sees him again. The finding is reported in the Jan. 3 issue of the journal Science.

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

23-Dec-2013
Cosmic conditions suitable for the noble class
Everything on Earth, in fact, everything in the entire universe that you can touch or see, or feel, or smell can be broken down into just 98 naturally-occurring materials that are called "elements." A new study of the well-known object, the Crab nebula, has uncovered something very surprising -- a rare combination of elements called argon hydride.

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

19-Dec-2013
Where did cooperation come from?
Why do people (and animals) help each other? What's in it for them? It's a fundamental question that scientists have been asking for years -- and a new study in birds is helping to explain how the idea of cooperation first evolved in the animal kingdom.

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

16-Dec-2013
A STEP in the right direction
A class of 130 high school students graduated from the Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) on Dec. 7, 2013 at New Jersey Institute of Technology. STEP was designed by NJIT in collaboration with Berger Group Holdings, a global engineering and development firm headquartered in Morristown, to encourage high school students' appreciation of science and technology with particular emphasis on participation by women and minority students.

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

12-Dec-2013
Does anyone fancy a drink?
Life can be found almost everywhere on Earth, from the poles to the equator, from the bottom of the sea to the top of mountains, and from dry valleys to the edges of volcanoes. But what is it about Earth that makes it so perfectly suited to supporting life? Well, many things, but number one is water. And now we've found this precious substance on five alien worlds!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

12-Dec-2013
Animal family tree trunk made of jelly
Just which critters sit at the base of the animal family tree has been unclear, but now a new study providing the first-ever genome sequence of an ancient jelly-like creature suggests that it represents the tree's first branch.

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

5-Dec-2013
Scientists simulate the climate of Tolkien's Middle Earth
Ever wondered what the weather and climate was like in Middle Earth, the land of hobbits, dwarves, elves and orcs, from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings? Climate scientists from the University of Bristol, UK, have used a climate model, similar to those used in the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, to simulate and investigate the climate of Middle Earth.

Contact: Hannah Johnson
hannah.johnson@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-928-8896
University of Bristol

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