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2-Jun-2005
How to tell if a dinosaur fossil is from a male or female
Scientists studying a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil have figured out that the dinosaur was a female. How could they tell just by looking at preserved bones?

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

26-May-2005
How Venus flytraps work
Without muscles to help them, some plants and fungi move rapidly to shake off predators, spread their seeds or slap pollen on visiting insects, and new research helps describe these quick moves.

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

19-May-2005
New monkey in Africa
Scientists have discovered a new kind of monkey living in the rainforests of the African country of Tanzania, called the "highland mangabey."

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

18-May-2005
Duke scientists on 'Madagascar' the movie
The animated movie "Madagascar," which opens May 27, will be more than summer fun to scientists at Duke University.

Contact: Tim Lucas
tdlucas@duke.edu
919-613-8084
Duke University

17-May-2005
Flying over Africa with EGNOS
Europeans take it for granted that aircraft criss-cross the continent in safety. But what about air travel in less developed parts of the world? How can this be made safer? One answer is the introduction of a European satellite navigation system called EGNOS.

Contact: Dominique Detain
Dominique.Detain@esa.int
33-153-697-726
European Space Agency

12-May-2005
How fireworks work: The 'bang!' behind the beauty
Fireworks light up the night sky on Independence Day and have become as much a part of the July 4 ritual as American flags and cookouts. But behind the scenes, causing those dazzling explosions, is a combination of oxygen, metals and a whole lot of innovation.

Contact: Kenneth Klabunde
kenjk@k-state.edu
785-532-6849
Kansas State University

12-May-2005
Young canaries sing surprising songs
It's easy to get little kids to say something funny like "Big Bird is the President of the United States" because they don't know what the sentence means. They just repeat the sounds.

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

10-May-2005
Satellites study deadly dust storms
Dust is a great traveller. It is not uncommon for a fine coating of dust from Africa's Sahara desert to settle on parked cars thousands of kilometres away.

Contact: Simon Pinnock
Simon.Pinnock@esa.int
39-069-418-0573
European Space Agency

10-May-2005
The island that time forgot
On 26 December 2004, the world was changed when a huge earthquake tore the planet's crust apart. The enormous shock waves created a tsunami (giant ocean wave) that killed many thousands of people and flattened coastal towns and villages.

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

6-May-2005
Radar to reveal hidden Mars
A new chapter in the exploration of Mars is about to begin. After a long delay, the MARSIS radar instrument on board ESA's Mars Express orbiter is about to swing into action.

Contact: Erica Rolfe
erica.rolfe@esa.int
European Space Agency

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