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15-Sep-2005
If the moon didnít get chicken pox, then
Scars that look like miniature moon craters on your skin are not normally a mystery: a childhood case of the chicken pox is often responsible. What caused the craters on the moon, Mars, Earth, Venus and Mercury is not so obvious. In fact, this "whodunnit" is one of the mysteries of astronomy.

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

8-Sep-2005
Generate electricity while you walk
Scientists have invented a backpack that collects electricity when you walk. This electricity could power a flashlight, a cell phone, night vision goggles, a water purifier, or a combination of these and other electronics all at the same time.

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

8-Sep-2005
Thar she blows! The white giraffe
What do an African researcher and the fictional character Captain Ahab have in common? Both were searching for a legendary white beast, and whereas Ahab searched for his white whale, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) researcher Charles Foley sought--and finally found--his white giraffe.

Contact: John Delaney
jdelaney@wcs.org
718-220-3275
Wildlife Conservation Society

1-Sep-2005
Learning about humans by watching chimps
If you've ever looked into the intelligent eyes of a chimpanzee at the zoo, you may have had the feeling that this animal was looking back at you with the same type of curiosity. Our two species have many similarities. We find creative ways to solve problems. We nurture and make each other feel better. We're also capable of being bullies.

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

25-Aug-2005
Climate change scientists take to the trees
Like climbing trees? Not afraid of heights? Climate change researchers might have a job for you some day.

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scipak@aaas.org
American Association for the Advancement of Science

24-Aug-2005
Astronauts host interactive educational event at McMaster University
The Venture Engineering Camp, marking its 15th anniversary, exposes children aged 8 to 14 to science, engineering, computers and technology in a fun and interactive environment.

Contact: Veronica McGuire
vmcguir@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140 x22169
McMaster University

18-Aug-2005
See-through ribbons are stronger than steel and much more versatile
Imagine rolling your TV up and putting in your backpack to take with you somewhere. Or pressing a button on a snowy day and having all the snow melt quickly from your windows. These possibilities may become real before long, thanks to a bunch of long, bendy molecules called "carbon nanotubes."

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

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

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