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10-Mar-2005
Salmon of the future
For centuries, rivers have been cleared and straightened to ease transportation. Scientists used to believe that smooth, deep channels also were ideal for seagoing (anadramous) fish, such as salmon and steelhead.

Contact: Badege Bishaw
Badege.bishaw@oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University

10-Mar-2005
Beaver Creek - A moo-ving story
In many areas, farmers have cleared trees from land along streams in western Oregon to plant crops and graze livestock. Without the trees to shade the stream, the water may become too warm during the low flows of summer.

Contact: Badege Bishaw
Badege.bishaw@oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University

10-Mar-2005
Why do trees stop getting taller?
Have you ever wondered why trees stop getting taller--even though they live for a long time? Some trees live to be more than a thousand years old, so why don't they stretch hundreds of meters into the sky?

Contact: Barbara Bond
barbara.bond@oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University

9-Mar-2005
Wow, that's a wicked problem
What's a 'wicked problem'? A problem with many interacting parts, no right or wrong answer, no clear solution that doesn't conflict with somebody's interests or values.

Contact: Bruce Shindler
bruce.shindler@oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University

3-Mar-2005
Deep-sea exploration to the 'Lost City'
Lost City isn't actually a city. It's an area at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean where giant towers made of glistening white minerals rise up to 200 feet off the seafloor.

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

3-Mar-2005
George Washington Carver receives historical recognition
George Washington Carver's development of hundreds of new uses for peanuts, soybeans, sweet potatoes and other crops was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark in a special ceremony at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, on January 27.

Contact: Judah Ginsberg
j_ginsberg@acs.org
202-872-6274
American Chemical Society

28-Feb-2005
Rosetta up close Earth flyby and photo competition
ESA's Rosetta comet-chaser will briefly return home on 4 March 2005, almost exactly one year after launch. Star watchers in Europe should be able to see it with binoculars or telescopes if the sky is clear.

Contact: Karina De Castris
Karina.De.Castris@esa.int
European Space Agency

24-Feb-2005
Cassini's visiting Saturn and it's going to stay awhile
It took the Cassini spacecraft seven years to get to Saturn. Now that it's arrived, it's going to settle in and make itself at home.

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

18-Feb-2005
Success for Europe's heavy lift launcher
12 February saw the beginning of a new era when the heavy lift version of Europe's Ariane 5 launcher took off from Kourou in French Guiana.

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

17-Feb-2005
Calling all cockroaches
Researchers have discovered a new way to trap cockroaches that could radically improve pest control.

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

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