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National Drug Facts Week 2015 to begin Jan. 26
National Drug Facts Week, which brings together teens and scientific experts to shatter persistent myths about drug use and addiction, will be held Jan. 26 through Feb. 1, 2015. Ideas for community-based events, as well as success stories from previous years, are highlighted on the National Drug Facts Week Web portal. The fifth National Drug Facts Week is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Contact: NIDA Press Office
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Greenland's ancient temperatures revealed
Researchers studying the last deglaciation, when Earth's ice sheets were beginning to melt, now know more about the temperature of Greenland at that time, thanks to a new report. For years, studies have suggested that Greenland started warming up later than the rest of the Northern Hemisphere -- about 14,700 years ago instead of about 19,000 years ago, when the deglaciation began.

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

Cosmic forecast: Dark clouds will give way to sunshine
What lies in the space between stars? Where do cosmic clouds come from? And is a vacuum more than something your mum uses to suck up dust? This week's Space Scoop will answer all these questions, and it comes with a cosmic weather forecast!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
Leiden University

How tall are the ice sheets?
By bouncing powerful radar beams from a satellite, a German team of scientists have created very detailed maps of how the height changes across the ice sheets.

Contact: Barbara Ferreira
European Geosciences Union

Giant cosmic magnifying glass finds baby stars
Like Sherlock with his famous magnifying glass, astronomers use lenses to improve our view of the world -- they use telescopes. And very occasionally, they stumble across an amazing and rare cosmic phenomenon called 'gravitational lensing.' When this happens, a natural cosmic magnifying glass is created, boosting our vision of the universe allowing us to look at distant objects that wouldn't be visible otherwise!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
Leiden University

In Brazil, conservation is worth the price tag
Researchers have determined that it would cost Brazil less than 1 percent of its gross domestic product, or the total amount of goods and services that the country produces each year, to set aside enough private farmland to conserve the Atlantic Forest -- one of the world's most diverse habitats.

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

NASA selects a global education team for a global mission
NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement, or GPM, mission recently completed a competitive process to select 25 teachers from around the world for its Master Teacher Program. The chosen educators will develop educational resources based on GPM's data -- with a focus on the water cycle and related applications -- to share with their students and school communities.

Contact: Karl Hille
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Student winners of OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff contest to receive scholarships
As students prepare to return to school for the 2014-2015 academic year, the Innovative Technology Partnerships Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., is pleased to announce educational scholarships for top-placing students in NASA's most recent OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest.

Contact: Lara Zitterkopf
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Do corals and fish 'sniff' their ways home?
Efforts to restore degraded coral reefs that have been overrun by seaweed could be complicated by some new findings in this week's issue of Science. Danielle Dixson and colleagues studied coral larvae and young reef fish from the coastal waters of Fiji and found that both of these aquatic drifters were attracted to chemical signals released by healthy corals and repulsed by similar cues coming from seaweed.

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

Students see world from station crew's point of view
The Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students (EarthKAM) program provides a unique educational opportunity, allowing students to photograph and analyze our planet from the perspective of the International Space Station.

Contact: Bill Hubscher
NASA/Johnson Space Center

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