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24-Jun-2005
Bird code: what chickadees are really saying to each other
When a tiny chickadee songbird spots an owl, hawk, or other predator perched nearby, it makes a warning call that sounds like its name ("chick-a-dee-dee-dee"). Other chickadees within earshot then swarm together and mob the predator, usually harassing it so that it flies away.

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

16-Jun-2005
Carrying stuff on your head in the Himalayas
If you think hiking for an afternoon is a lot of work, imagine hiking for a week while carrying a pack from your head that weighs almost as much as you do.

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

13-Jun-2005
Meals for martians
Look around any supermarket and you will see thousands of different types of food. A typical café or restaurant may have a dozen or more items on the menu. But what will be eaten by the first astronauts who land on Mars?

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

10-Jun-2005
Youngsters learn sciences at two ORNL summer camps
Rising fifth, sixth and seventh graders are getting a hands-on indoctrination into science this summer at two outdoor camps sponsored by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Contact: Fred Strohl
strohlhf@ornl.gov
865-574-4165
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

9-Jun-2005
Mucus balloons solve an ocean mystery
Some tadpole-sized ocean animals live in houses made of almost the very same stuff that leaks out of your nose when you have a cold. As researchers have just discovered, these mucus houses help solve the mystery of how creatures at the bottom of the ocean get enough food.

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

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

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