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12-Mar-2004
Bacteria and ocean celebrities
If you were a marine biologist and hoped to learn how to protect coral reefs, whales and other "ocean celebrities," you'd need to study bacteria.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

27-Feb-2004
What languages will the world speak in 50 years?
In fifty years, you might be searching for the coolest new fonts for Mandarin, Hindi and Arabic so you can communicate stylishly with people speaking the world's most common native languages.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

20-Feb-2004
Empathy and pain
When your parents punish you and say, "this hurts me as much as it hurts you," they might not be making it up. Feeling empathy activates some, but not all, of the pain-processing regions of the human brain, according to a new brain-scan study in the 20 February 2004 issue of the journal Science.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

13-Feb-2004
The geometry of M&M's
If you had two containers, one filled with M&M's and the other filled with M&M-sized gumballs, which container would hold more objects?

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

6-Feb-2004
Catapults -- popular science in ancient times
If you're ever caught launching a spoonful of mashed potatoes across the dining room table, you might argue that you're following in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks and Romans.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

30-Jan-2004
The not-so-big, bad Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus
If you were a bacterium, you wouldn't want to meet Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus in a dark alley.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

23-Jan-2004
Singing and dancing cowbird style
Cowbirds may be the ultimate Broadway performers - they synchronize their song and dance - and during certain moves, dancing makes the singing easier.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

16-Jan-2004
From plant genes to ice cream
If you've ever looked at the ingredients list on a carton of ice cream, you've probably spotted some weird items among the sugar, cream and eggs.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

9-Jan-2004
Inside a squid flashlight
The Hawaiian bobtail squid has a built-in flashlight on its underside which is beamed downward by stacks of silvery reflector plates which are made from an unusual family of proteins, according to new research.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

2-Jan-2004
Birds on treadmills
The roadrunner cartoon (Beep, Beep!) never seems to get tired, but real animals do get tired when they run.

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

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