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Slowly removing invasive species spares the natives
Sometimes, getting rid of invasive species is harder than it sounds because native plants and animals come to rely on them for resources. Now, however, Adam Lampert and colleagues have come up with a new way to get rid of invasive species that also protects native species more effectively. But, it may take more time than traditional approaches, they say.

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

UH team represents US in Microsoft Imagine Cup World Semifinals
University of Houston computer science students continue proving the UH game design program is one of the best in the nation and perhaps the world. Randal Staewen and Sean Howard, known as Team Solipsoid, are among three US teams advancing to the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Semifinals. Team Solipsoid will represent the US in the game design category.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

Elastic young minds extend uses of rubber bands
Young inventors stretched their minds and rubber bands to make music, launch baseballs and split Oreos in the Sixth Annual Rubber Band Contest for Young Inventors. Two first-place winners were selected for their inventions.

Contact: Denise Henry
University of Akron

Unexpected twist in evolution of flightless birds
Ratite birds, some of the largest flightless birds, live all over the world, and now a new study published in the May 23 issue of the journal Science suggests they spread so far over not because big landmasses split up, forcing their separation, but because their ancestors flew far and wide. It was only after separating, this study says, that most members of this group lost the ability to fly.

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

Fresh look at a young star cluster
If you're lucky enough to have enjoyed a really dark sky, far from the light pollution in cities and towns, you might have seen the Milky Way arching majestically across the night sky. Nine out of 10 people will never see this sight, because light pollution in towns and cities blocks out light from the stars. But this new photograph gives you a close up look at part of the Milky Way filled with hot, young stars.

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
Leiden University

Ideaventions collaborates with Ursinus College to produce innovative BRAiN program
Ideaventions, an Oakton, Va.-based science enrichment program, is proud to announce the debut of its BRAiN (Biomedical Research Academy in Neuroscience) experience, giving middle school students who stand apart from their peers, the opportunity to conduct 'original' neurological research under the supervision of a team of Ph.Ds.' and in collaboration with Ursinus College.

Contact: Sharon L. Wright

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
American Association for the Advancement of Science

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
Leiden University

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
Leiden University

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
American Association for the Advancement of Science

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