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Middle-school students fight it out through mathematics
Nearly 90 students in grades 6, 7, and 8 in inland Southern California attended a mathematics competition at the University of California, Riverside Nov. 20, the fourth year in a row that the contest has taken place on campus. Sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, the American Mathematics Competition was hosted by the UC Riverside Department of Mathematics. Fourteen schools participated in AMC 8 at UC Riverside.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Icy detective discovers extraterrestrial particles
Sensors buried below the ice may help scientists figure out where the high-energy rays that speed through space are born, a new study reports. And this is exciting as the origin of these rays, known as cosmic rays, has long been mysterious -- because cosmic rays are hard to track.

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

New digital resources teach students about NASA's MMS mission
A new set of NASA resources called iMAGiNETICspace is helping educators teach science and engineering concepts to middle-school students in a fun, interactive way.

Contact: Susan Hendrix
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Dogs went to finishing school -- in Europe
How were dangerous, man-eating wolves tamed to become the friendly, playful dogs we know and love today?

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

Falcon hitches a ride during Soyuz space station departure
Student studies return aboard Soyuz as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program's third mission, called Falcon I, which launched to the space station on Sept. 18 aboard Orbital Science's Cygnus.

Contact: Laura Niles
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Giant bonfire lights up the night sky
On Nov. 5 every year, thousands of giant bonfires are lit all across the United Kingdom. This is a tradition to remember the night a man called Guy Fawkes was caught trying to blow up the UK parliament and kill the king, around 400 years ago.

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
Leiden University

Kids join scientists in finding out who gets rid of cow poo
Have you ever thought about how much poo is produced in the world? Just each cow produces about 12 patties a head every day. And with more than a billion cows around the world, we are talking about an immense amount of ... yes, exactly that.

Contact: Tomas Roslin
University of Helsinki

When is a comet not a comet?
On average, only one comet per year can be seen soaring across the sky with the naked eye. If you're very lucky, you might have seen one for yourself, and this picture will look very familiar. But as much as it looks like a comet, this object baffled astronomers when it turned out to be a simple asteroid!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
Leiden University

Math modeling contest expands westward! Registration open in 45 states and D.C.
With the addition of the US heartland this year, more students than ever are eligible to compete for a share of $125,000 in scholarship prizes to be awarded in the 2014 Moody's Mega Math (M3) Challenge, a prestigious applied math competition for high school students. Internet-based and free of registration and participation fees, the M3 Challenge requires participants to consider and analyze a relevant issue using mathematical modeling to come up with a practical solution.

Contact: Frank Kunkle
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Registration deadline approaching for UH Mars rover event
Houston-area grade schoolers have until Nov. 15 to reserve a spot in the 12th Annual Mars Rover Model Celebration and Competition at the University of Houston. Open to students in grades three through eight, the contest is an educational program developed to spark students' interest in science and technology. Student teams research, design and construct a model rover to carry out a specific science mission on the planet's surface.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

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