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11-Aug-2005
Knotted strings, not written records, for the ancient Inkans
For decades, archeologists exploring the remains of the Inkan empire, an ancient civilization in western South America, have found mysterious clusters of knotted strings called "khipu." Because they are so common, khipu appear to be quite important, but what do they mean and what were they used for?

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

4-Aug-2005
Waves taller than a 10-floor building
Ninety foot waves that would snap a ship in two and dwarf a 10-floor building rose from the stormy waters of the Gulf of Mexico in 2004 during Hurricane Ivan, according to new research.

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

28-Jul-2005
Eggs tell story of baby dinosaurs' first steps
Scientists have discovered fossilized eggs containing developing dinosaurs that probably started out moving around on all four limbs before learning to walk only on only two legs -- kind of like people.

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

21-Jul-2005
Flesh-eating caterpillar spins deadly silk
In Hawaiian rainforests, scientists have discovered tiny caterpillars "gluing" snails to leaves with silk webbing and then feasting on snail flesh, leaving nothing but empty shells.

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

21-Jul-2005
History's greatest comet hunter
From time to time a bright comet with long, trailing tails becomes visible with the naked eye.

Contact: Erica Rolfe
erica.rolfe@esa.int
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

18-Jul-2005
Name that elephant!
World Wildlife Fund today invited elephant lovers to help name a Borneo pygmy elephant that will be part of the first study ever conducted on the pint-sized pachyderms.

Contact: Sarah Janicke
sarah.janicke@wwfus.org
202-778-9685
World Wildlife Fund

14-Jul-2005
Special delivery: How seabirds bring pollution to the Arctic
The arctic landscape is beautifully pristine. You won't see many factories, highways or other signs of industrial civilization. So why do researchers keep finding high levels of pollution there?

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

12-Jul-2005
ESA assists sun-powered aircraft
In 1999 Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard made the first non-stop balloon flight around the world.

Contact: Erica Rolfe
erica.rolfe@esa.int
PLOS

7-Jul-2005
Blind sea creature hunts with a light
The deep sea is a seriously dark place, so when a light shows up, even a tiny one, fish will swim up for a closer look. That seems to be the strategy behind the glowing red spots used by a relative of the jellyfish, called Erenna. Scientists have just discovered that these creatures have glowing red dots in their tentacles, which are probably used to lure fishy prey.

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

30-Jun-2005
Fluorescent bird poop haiku
Grass paths guide bluebirds. Fluorescent bird poop tells all. Corridor works, Yay! The fluorescent bird poop Haiku above, with its 5-7-5 syllable pattern, is almost as precisely structured as new research aimed at understanding how bluebirds move through grasslands and pine forest.

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

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