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Dogs went to finishing school -- in Europe
How were dangerous, man-eating wolves tamed to become the friendly, playful dogs we know and love today?

Contact: Science Press Package
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Falcon hitches a ride during Soyuz space station departure
Student studies return aboard Soyuz as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program's third mission, called Falcon I, which launched to the space station on Sept. 18 aboard Orbital Science's Cygnus.

Contact: Laura Niles
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Giant bonfire lights up the night sky
On Nov. 5 every year, thousands of giant bonfires are lit all across the United Kingdom. This is a tradition to remember the night a man called Guy Fawkes was caught trying to blow up the UK parliament and kill the king, around 400 years ago.

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
Leiden University

Kids join scientists in finding out who gets rid of cow poo
Have you ever thought about how much poo is produced in the world? Just each cow produces about 12 patties a head every day. And with more than a billion cows around the world, we are talking about an immense amount of ... yes, exactly that.

Contact: Tomas Roslin
University of Helsinki

When is a comet not a comet?
On average, only one comet per year can be seen soaring across the sky with the naked eye. If you're very lucky, you might have seen one for yourself, and this picture will look very familiar. But as much as it looks like a comet, this object baffled astronomers when it turned out to be a simple asteroid!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
Leiden University

Math modeling contest expands westward! Registration open in 45 states and D.C.
With the addition of the US heartland this year, more students than ever are eligible to compete for a share of $125,000 in scholarship prizes to be awarded in the 2014 Moody's Mega Math (M3) Challenge, a prestigious applied math competition for high school students. Internet-based and free of registration and participation fees, the M3 Challenge requires participants to consider and analyze a relevant issue using mathematical modeling to come up with a practical solution.

Contact: Frank Kunkle
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Registration deadline approaching for UH Mars rover event
Houston-area grade schoolers have until Nov. 15 to reserve a spot in the 12th Annual Mars Rover Model Celebration and Competition at the University of Houston. Open to students in grades three through eight, the contest is an educational program developed to spark students' interest in science and technology. Student teams research, design and construct a model rover to carry out a specific science mission on the planet's surface.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

The largest asteroid impact on Earth in a century
Earlier this year, on Feb. 15, an asteroid violently exploded above the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia. It caused the largest airburst, or explosion, on the planet since a similar event occurred back in 1908 (also in Russia). And since it happened in a heavily populated area, where cell phones, video cameras and other recording devices are common, researchers have been able to gather a tremendous amount of information about it.

Contact: Science Press Package
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Jellyfish pumpkin takes grand prize in VIMS carving contest
Ph.D. student Itchika Sivaipram of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science carved the winning entry in VIMS' 2013 "Pumpkano" Contest.

Contact: David Malmquist
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Beyond rats: Bats reveal neurons' role in 3-D navigation
When Princeton University's Michael M. Yartsev chose to study how bats build mental maps of their whereabouts, he chose an animal model that would greatly expand neuroscientists' insights into the way the brain encodes space.

Contact: Science Press Package
American Association for the Advancement of Science

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