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21-Apr-2005
Taste test for ants
Scientists put a bunch of ants through a taste test. No. The scientists didn't taste the ants. The ants did the tasting. The ants wandered around an "ant cafeteria" where they could eat any of the natural or artificial sweet foods they wanted.

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

21-Apr-2005
Dogs and robots share NIST special test arena
Some unusual guests have been visiting the National Institute of Standards and Technology or NIST lately. The guests are dogs and the police officers who train them. Every month as many as 10 to 20 dogs from local police departments and other organizations visit NIST in Gaithersburg, Md. They come to use a special training course that was actually built for robots.

Contact: John Blair
john.blair@nist.gov
301-975-4261
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

19-Apr-2005
Russian students and teachers assist in climate research
As part of his research on Russian, Alaskan and Canadian rivers feeding into the Arctic Ocean, R. Max Holmes, an associate scientist at The Woods Hole Research Center, has enlisted the help of Russian grade school children and teachers.

Contact: Elizabeth Braun
ebraun@whrc.org
508-540-9900
Woods Hole Research Center

15-Apr-2005
Lift off for ENEIDE mission
The latest chapter in ESA's human spaceflight programme opened this morning while most Europeans were still asleep.

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

14-Apr-2005
Dinosaur eggs discovered inside mother
Scientists have discovered a dinosaur that died right before it laid two eggs. Finding dinosaur eggs inside the female, in almost the same position they were in when she died, might answer some tough questions about dinosaur egg-laying.

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

14-Apr-2005
Researchers find new giant amphibian fossils in Africa
Two new 250 million year-old species of large, meat-eating amphibians have been discovered by researchers, including investigators from McGill University.

Contact: christine.zeindler@mcgill.ca
christine.zeindler@mcgill.ca
514-398-6754
McGill University

7-Apr-2005
How real Nemos find their way home
A coral reef is an extremely loud place. The sounds of snapping shrimp claws, grinding fish teeth and other fish noises can be heard from kilometers away.

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

5-Apr-2005
National DNA Day
Monday, April 25 is National DNA Day!

Contact: Geoff Spencer
spencerg@mail.nih.gov
301-451-8325
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

31-Mar-2005
ENEIDE: An epic voyage old and new
It's not every day that a 2000-year-old story is linked to an expedition into space. However, on 15 April 2005, ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori will be launched into orbit at the start of a mission called ENEIDE.

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

31-Mar-2005
Termite-eating mammals lived with dinosaurs
When dinosaurs roamed the earth, termite-eating, chipmunk-sized, warm-blooded animals roamed as well, according to the scientists who report the discovery of the new termite-eater.

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

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