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27-Mar-2014
UH offers 3 STEM camps this summer for area youth
From exploring the physics of rollercoasters to networking with astronauts, three STEM camps at the University of Houston offer a variety of opportunities this summer for students in grades five through eight. The camps are open for registration and filling up fast. All affiliated with UH's teachHOUSTON math and science teacher preparation program, the camps provide opportunities for hands-on experimentation, networking with STEM professionals, field trips and exposure to college life.

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

27-Mar-2014
The angular control of light
Scientists trying to control light have made progress, a new study in the March 28 issue of the journal Science reports.

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

24-Mar-2014
NASA education event highlights mission to study magnetic reconnection
Despite chilly temperatures and grey skies, 108 local elementary and middle school students and their families gathered March 16 at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md., for an educational event called The Sunday Experiment. Attendees were immersed in hands-on activities and were given presentations about a new NASA heliophysics mission called Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, that will study magnetic reconnection.

Contact: Susan Hendrix
Susan.m.hendrix@nasa.gov
301-286-7745
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

20-Mar-2014
Crows and cuckoos: A unique relationship
The great spotted cuckoo is known to be a nuisance. This parasitic bird sneaks its eggs into other birds' nests and tricks the other birds into caring for their young. However, a new study of these cuckoos and of carrion crows shows that the cuckoos aren't all bad: In addition to crowding the crows' nests, they seem to protect the birds from predators.

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

20-Mar-2014
The real space chimps
This new picture from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the Monkey Head Nebula. But did you know, this hasn't always been the only monkey in space? Long before the first human cosmonaut, animals were sent into outer space. The first monkey went to space in 1949!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
0044-292-087-5121
Leiden University

19-Mar-2014
Spacing out a new generation on Mission Discovery
The Mission Discovery program seeks to inspire interest in careers within the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines and develop leadership potential by immersing students in space science and exploration.

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

13-Mar-2014
Despite few food options, abundant assortment of species
A close look at tropical flies and the parasitic wasps that lay eggs inside them reveals an incredibly complex web of interactions, including some that would have remained hidden without new and advanced molecular techniques.

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

11-Mar-2014
Health warning for a nearby star
Astronomers have found large amounts of carbon monoxide around a nearby star. This gas is easily and quickly destroyed by starlight, so where did it come from and hasn't it been burned away? The only explanation is that it's being constantly delivered by comets, asteroids and small planets around the star!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
0044-292-087-5121
Leiden University

10-Mar-2014
Cafeteria conundrum: Can school lunches be nutritious, delicious, and affordable?
More than 5,000 high school students from across the country dedicated this past weekend to solving the problem of funding nutritious school lunches that are tasty enough for kids to eat. Participants of Moody's Mega Math Challenge used mathematically-founded insights to address concerns posed by government officials, school districts, and students. Close to 1,200 solutions were submitted for judging, which begins today.

Contact: Karthika Muthukumaraswamy
karthika@siam.org
267-350-6383
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

6-Mar-2014
A model for the world's rivers?
A new model can predict how river networks evolve over time, and it might help researchers understand what some landscapes looked like in the past -- or how they will look in the future. And since rivers act as both pathways and barriers for many creatures, this new model might tell researchers more about the ways that rivers affect natural ecosystems.

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

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