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15-May-2014
Stick bugs show that some evolution is predictable
If we could go back to the beginning of life on Earth -- or rewind 'the tape of life,' as scientists say -- would plants and animals evolve exactly the same way they did? Or would it have all gone differently? It's a question that researchers have been trying to answer for a long time.

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

14-May-2014
Cosmic magnet mystery solved!
The universe is immeasurably large and filled with countless weird and wonderful objects, so it's not surprising that we're discovering new things about it all the time. But some new discoveries are more exciting than others -- like this week's discovery which solves a 35-year-old mystery: the mystery of the solitary magnetar.

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-087-5121
Leiden University

9-May-2014
Kickstart the universe: UNAWE crowdfund to send astronomy educational resources around the globe
Leiden University's Universe Awareness educational program has launched an innovative Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign this week at the 13th International Conference on Public Communication of Science and Technology in Brazil. The campaign will support the efforts of Universe Awareness to share the educational toolkit, Universe in a Box, with underprivileged communities around the world.

Contact: Pedro Russo
russo@strw.leidenuniv.nl
Leiden University

8-May-2014
Materials that heal themselves
Imagine a material that can repair itself after a bullet passes through it. That's what Scott White and colleagues have designed. Until now, polymer materials, or materials made of large molecules that are, in turn, made up of small, repeating subunits, have only been engineered to repair very small defects. But these researchers have improved the self-healing properties of polymer materials to the point that they can now automatically patch holes in themselves that are 3 centimeters in diameter.

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

7-May-2014
UW building teleoperated robots for disaster response in national challenge
University of Washington electrical engineers have developed telerobotics technology that could make disaster response faster and more efficient. They are working with a team of eight other organizations as part of the SmartAmerica Challenge, an initiative to encourage new technologies that help society in our increasingly connected world.

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

2-May-2014
Researchers using speed of video game processors to improve cancer patient care
Medical physicists at UT Southwestern Medical Center are finding new ways to use the speed of video game processors to promote research that is aimed at improving patient care.

Contact: Patrick McGee
patrick.mcgee@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

1-May-2014
Clever bird mimics multiple species to score meals
Anyone who knows the story of 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' knows that people eventually stop listening to liars. The same is true in nature: Animals will eventually stop paying attention to others that give false alarms, or those that cry out in warning even when there is no danger. Now, however, a new study in Science shows that one particular African bird is able to trick other species again and again by mimicking the sounds of multiple species.

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

30-Apr-2014
Finding a formula for zzzzzzzs
Researchers have found that in taking a collaborative approach to addressing sleep-related issues, mathematics needs to be part of the equation.

Contact: Ivy F. Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
703-292-8796
National Science Foundation

30-Apr-2014
Time flies on an alien world
How long is a day? It's the length of time it takes for a planet to complete one full rotation. On Earth it takes around 24 hours, but it varies on other planets in our solar system. And now, we know the length of a day on a distant alien planet, too! Beta Pictoris is an alien world that's 16 times larger than Earth. How long do you think its day lasts?

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-087-5121
Leiden University

30-Apr-2014
Spiders in space weave a web of scientific inspiration for Spider-Man fans
A free, web-based guide based on science on the space station is being re-released through Scholastic and Sony Pictures as curriculum for educators to leap on the excitement surrounding the release of the film, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2.'

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

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