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20-Jul-2006
Losing the bees and the flowers
What would a world without bees be like? Well, picnics would be easier -- no bee stings to worry about -- but it would a lot harder to fill that picnic basket. The plants that produce many of our fruits and vegetables depend on bees for pollination. So do plants that give us beautiful wildflowers and food for livestock.

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

14-Jul-2006
Controllers prepare for any emergency
The countdown clock is ticking. Tension is mounting at ESOC, ESA's Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany. In just a few days, on 17 July, one of the most important launches of the year will take place from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Contact: Karina De Castris
karina.de.castris@esa.int
39-069-418-0844
European Space Agency

13-Jul-2006
School's in for meerkats
OK, we know that it's the middle of summer and you don't want to think about school yet. But just think of how exciting school would be if one of your classes were all about catching scorpions! That's one of the things young meerkats learn from their teachers, say Alex Thornton and Katherine McAuliffe of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

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

6-Jul-2006
Were mammoths blondes and brunettes?
In most illustrations of ice-age animals, the huge, shaggy mammoths are just plain brown. But if you are doing your own illustration and want to mix things up a little, science may be on your side. Researchers have made a discovery that makes them think mammoths might have come in both light and dark colors.

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

29-Jun-2006
What's new in green chemistry?
The American Chemical Society News Service has launched a weblog (http://acsnewsservice.typepad.com/) which will begin with coverage of the 10th annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference June 26-30.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society

29-Jun-2006
Teenagerhood, age of opportunity
Many decades ago, the word "teenager" didn't exist. Growing up pretty much meant that you went from being a child to an adult. But, around the 1950s, people began thinking of teenagerhood as its own stage of life, midway between being a kid and a grownup.

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

22-Jun-2006
Sticky spider web caught bugs millions of years ago
Have you ever touched a spider's web? If you have, you know they are sticky but also pretty easy to break. It's hard to believe a spider's web could last for millions of years, but one web did. Scientists from Spain and the United States say they found a 110-million spider web that still has bug parts sticking to it.

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

21-Jun-2006
Watch NASA plot hurricanes through the season
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS), housed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. has created a new webpage to help amateur hurricane-trackers see when each storm happened during the season and how strong it was.

Contact: Rob Gutro
Robert.J.Gutro@nasa.gov
301-286-4044
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

20-Jun-2006
Satellites show blind people the way
For blind people, finding their way around a city and arriving safely at their destination is far from easy. However, a new system based on data from navigation satellites may soon offer help for the visually impaired. Recent trials in Madrid have shown the value of the portable device for giving directions to the blind.

Contact: Karina De Castris
karina.de.castris@esa.int
39-069-418-0844
European Space Agency

20-Jun-2006
Fresh frozen people?
A new scientific study suggests that many years in the future, it may be possible to freeze people who have incurable diseases and unthaw them when cures are available.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society

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