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Termite NASCAR coming to the Austin Insect Rodeo Expo
Termite NASCAR is just one of many activities for children at the Austin Insect Rodeo Expo, a free event at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Contact: Mariel Snyder
Entomological Society of America

Student scientists receive unexpected results from research in space
For then-high school students Dorothy Chen and Sara Ma of Troy, Mich., and Amr Mohamed of Alexandria, Egypt, the sky no longer is the limit for their research questions. Chen, Ma and Mohamed completed research investigations as winners of the YouTube Space Lab global contest.

Contact: Laura Niles
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Now you see me, now you don't
Like the stars they evolve from, there are different kinds of supernovae. One kind is the "Type Ib" supernova. Every year astronomers see dozens of them in far away galaxies, but they've never managed to identify exactly which star exploded. Before they turn into bright supernovae, the distant stars are usually too faint to make out. However, with this supernova astronomers think that for the first time they've worked out which star created the super-bright object in this picture!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
Leiden University

Sharing our cosmic vision
The night sky is enormous, and filled with billions of strange and exotic objects. In this issue of Space Scoop, we learn about the Virtual Observatory and how one team of astronomers has used it to analyze data on thousands of galaxies.

Contact: Ryan Laird
Leiden University

Grasshopper mice resist pain, thanks to evolution
Bark scorpions have one of the most painful stings in the animal kingdom -- but the grasshopper mouse doesn't know that. In fact, these rodents can get stung multiple times while they're eating bark scorpions, and they hardly even seem to notice! That's because grasshopper mice have evolved a unique kind of resistance to the scorpion's venom over the years, researchers say in Science.

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

NJIT Graduate Student Chapter of AIAA hosts glider building event and competition
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at New Jersey Institute of Technology. The AIAA Glider Building Challenge was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus and was aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.

Contact: Tanya Klein
New Jersey Institute of Technology

The sly maneuvers of the fungus fatal to frogs
Like subsurface ninjas, the cells of a newly discovered fungus are slipping into the skins of frogs worldwide, killing them, and now a new study in the journal Science study hints at how.

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

Black holes and revelations
Using the amazing power of the ALMA telescope, astronomers have unlocked some of the mysteries surrounding supermassive black holes that lie at the center of galaxies. But what are they and how are they different from ordinary black holes?

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
Leiden University

Using fiction to teach geology
How best to teach geology to young children in India and Bangladesh? One option may be to write a novella, centered around geology, for this audience, which is just what Nigel C. Hughes, a professor of geology at the University of California, Riverside, has done.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Free, kid-friendly apps provide perfect parent tools to teach about sleep
Two free interactive apps from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine launched today, giving parents new resources to teach their children about the value of sleep using an iPad, Kindle Fire or Android tablet.

Contact: Katie Hatcher
American Academy of Sleep Medicine

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