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13-Jun-2013
Better oxygen storage deepens the dive
All mammals -- including you -- have oxygen-storing molecules, but deep-diving mammals like whales have adapted special versions of these molecules that let them hold their breaths for long periods, and a new study provides insight into just when this special capability evolved.

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

7-Jun-2013
All aboard the Mars Express
Ten years ago, the Mars Express blasted its way out of Earth's atmosphere and began its journey to the Red Planet. Since then, the Martian probe has been hard at work shedding light on the many mysteries of this alien world. In the last decade the Mars Express has sent home dramatic images of huge volcanoes, gigantic canyons and the planet's Earth-like polar ice caps.

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

6-Jun-2013
It's a trap!
Nearly 1,000 alien worlds have now been found orbiting around distant stars. What we don't fully understand is how they form. We know that young stars are often surrounded by rings of dust, but how do tiny grains of dust in the discs around young stars grow bigger and bigger, to become rubble and comets and eventually giant, rocky planets like the one we live on? This is a mystery that the ALMA telescope is trying to solve.

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

6-Jun-2013
Birds of a colony eat together
Animals trying to determine where their feeding territory ends and the feeding territory of a competing animal nearby begins may be influenced just as much by signals they share with others in their colony as by spats and squabbles with members of competing colonies, reveals a new study in Science.

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

5-Jun-2013
Science Books & Films suggests 10 top summer books for K-4 students
Ten great books for students in kindergarten through the fourth grade, suggested by Science Books & Films at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, promise to stimulate children's imaginations and help combat summer learning loss.

Contact: Ginger Pinholster
gpinhols@aaas.org
202-326-6421
American Association for the Advancement of Science

3-Jun-2013
Caught on camera!
In 1992, a discovery was made that changed our view of the Universe: the first alien world was detected circling a distant star. With this discovery, there was no denying it -- the Earth and its brothers and sisters in our solar system are not alone. Since this first discovery, almost 1000 exo-planets have been identified. But only about a dozen were directly photographed. Now astronomers have caught on camera the lightest exo-planet ever seen!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

3-Jun-2013
Where are all the normal galaxies?
Most of the distant galaxies we have observed and cataloged are extremely bright and easy to spot. This gives the impression that bright, active galaxies are more common in the Universe than "normal" galaxies like our home, the Milky Way galaxy. But this may not be the case. Using the world's most sensitive radio telescope, ALMA, astronomers have finally started to uncover these elusive "normal" galaxies!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

3-Jun-2013
The hunt for distant galaxies
Interested in Helping Find Galaxies In Deep Space? Then meet a galaxy-hunting team that needs your help.

Contact: James Cohen
cohen@kavlifoundation.org
The Kavli Foundation

30-May-2013
Human activity echoes through the Brazilian rainforest
The disappearance of large, fruit-eating birds from tropical rainforests in Brazil has caused the forests' palm trees to produce smaller, weaker seeds over the past century, researchers say. The finding makes it clear that human activity can trigger fast-paced evolutionary changes in natural ecosystems.

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

30-May-2013
Music of the Spheres: Star songs
Plato, the Greek philosopher and mathematician, described music and astronomy as "sister sciences" that both encompass harmonious motions, whether of instrument strings or celestial objects. This philosophy of a "Music of the Spheres" was symbolic. However, modern technology is creating a true music of the spheres by transforming astronomical data into unique musical compositions.

Contact: cpulliam@cfa.harvard.edu
cpulliam@cfa.harvard.edu
617-495-7463
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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