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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

5-Dec-2013
Deep-sea sampling explains large slip-up off Japan
It was the fault zone's fault that the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake in Japan was so big; the fault zone was too thin and too weak, reports a series of extraordinary ocean drilling studies.

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

3-Dec-2013
Opportunities and job potential fuel support of science, tech, and math education
Recent bipartisan support for math and science research in the US should be encouraging news for the country's younger generation. Students who show their support of and enthusiasm for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by choosing majors and careers in these areas should be especially pleased to hear of these discussions in Congress. Programs like Moody's Mega Math Challenge, a competition for high schoolers, remind us that America's youth can be passionate about STEM.

Contact: Frank Kunkle
kunkle@siam.org
267-350-6388
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

28-Nov-2013
Aging happens faster when more females are near
Historically, scientists haven't looked too closely at how a male's health or lifespan changes if he senses the presence of a female, or vice versa. But now a study by University of Michigan's Christi M. Gendron and colleagues published in the Nov. 29 issue of the journal Science does just that.

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

27-Nov-2013
Cosmic dragon breathes new life into the night sky
The distances between stars are so immense that we can't use miles or kilometers to measure them, the numbers would become too large. So, for distances in space we use a different measurement: the time taken for a light beam to travel. But why light, and how do we measure it?

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

22-Nov-2013
Special offer: 2 galaxies for the price of 1
Last week, the surprise for astronomers was that a single galaxy, which has been observed many times, turned out to be two separate galaxies! The pair seen in this picture are lined-up almost perfectly on the sky, which had tricked astronomers for years. Looks like even the smartest among us aren't foolproof!

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

21-Nov-2013
Middle-school students fight it out through mathematics
Nearly 90 students in grades 6, 7, and 8 in inland Southern California attended a mathematics competition at the University of California, Riverside Nov. 20, the fourth year in a row that the contest has taken place on campus. Sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, the American Mathematics Competition was hosted by the UC Riverside Department of Mathematics. Fourteen schools participated in AMC 8 at UC Riverside.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

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