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26-Jan-2006
Tracking cougars with a virus bug
What if your mom could tell where you'd been and who you'd been hanging out with after school, just by checking to see who else in your neighborhood also had the nasty cold you caught last week? That's the kind of snooping some scientists did recently when they wanted to know where cougars were living and roaming around in the western United States and Canada.

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

20-Jan-2006
DOE's National Science Bowl ® kicks off January 20, 2006
Starting this morning, America's next generation of scientists and engineers will put their knowledge to the test in the country's largest science tournament. The Department of Energy's National Science Bowl® involves 12,000 high school students from 1,800 schools across the United States.

Contact: Jeff Sherwood
202-586-5806
DOE/US Department of Energy

19-Jan-2006
'Gut feeling' geometry
Kids and adults who have probably never seen a ruler or talked about triangles, rectangles or parallel lines have a reliable "gut feeling" about geometry, according to a new study.

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

17-Jan-2006
Speeding through space with a wisp of gas
For almost half a century, spacecraft crossed the Solar System by burning chemical fuel in rocket engines. Then, in 2004, ESA's Smart-1 spacecraft reached the Moon using a revolutionary ion engine. Now ESA and the Australian National University have successfully tested an advanced ion engine that is many times more powerful and fuel efficient.

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

12-Jan-2006
It's raining natural gas
On Saturn's biggest moon, infrequent but heavy downpours of liquid natural gas have created steep-sided valleys and flushed icy debris and dark goo into shallow lakes.

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

5-Jan-2006
Farming ants run microbe motels
The ants that grow fungus in little gardens face a problem that is well known to human farmers – pests. Scientists have just discovered that farming ants are covered in little "motel rooms" that serve as shelter for bacteria that protect their crops.

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

5-Jan-2006
Archaeologists bring Egyptian excavation to the Web
Egyptologist Betsy Bryan and her crew are once again sharing their work with the world through an online diary, a digital window into day-to-day life on an archaeological dig.

Contact: Amy Lunday
amylunday@jhu.edu
443-287-9960
Johns Hopkins University

22-Dec-2005
Water in the trunk of a tree
Every December, people cut down pine trees and other evergreens and stick them in their houses. The trees start sucking up water right away (unless you wait too long between cutting the tree and putting it in water, of course). A new study helps to explain how the heck water moves up the trunk of cone-making trees called "conifers."

Contact: Science Press Package
202-326-6400
American Association for the Advancement of Science

15-Dec-2005
Aquarium fish and human skin color
Zebrafish, tiny aquarium fish with stripes on their sides, have helped scientists explain – in terms of genetic makeup – the variety of colors that human skin comes in.

Contact: Science Press Package
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

8-Dec-2005
When did 'pet rocks' and 'wild rocks' become cool?
"Pet rocks" became cool in 1975 -- they suddenly seemed like the perfect low-maintenance pet, and almost instantly, people were buying pet rocks like crazy. You could teach a pet rock to sit and play dead instantly!

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

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