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Black holes and revelations
Using the amazing power of the ALMA telescope, astronomers have unlocked some of the mysteries surrounding supermassive black holes that lie at the center of galaxies. But what are they and how are they different from ordinary black holes?

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
Leiden University

Using fiction to teach geology
How best to teach geology to young children in India and Bangladesh? One option may be to write a novella, centered around geology, for this audience, which is just what Nigel C. Hughes, a professor of geology at the University of California, Riverside, has done.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Free, kid-friendly apps provide perfect parent tools to teach about sleep
Two free interactive apps from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine launched today, giving parents new resources to teach their children about the value of sleep using an iPad, Kindle Fire or Android tablet.

Contact: Katie Hatcher
American Academy of Sleep Medicine

The building blocks of a water-rich world?
One day in the very distant future, our sun will burn out and collapse. And whenever that happens, there's a fair chance that it will evolve into a white dwarf star -- a small but incredibly dense burned-out star. As a white dwarf star with tremendous gravity, our sun would begin stripping all of the elements away from the solar system's inner planets, sucking their mass onto itself like a stellar vacuum cleaner. That's how white dwarfs grow.

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

Zombie-bees may be near you!
Parasitized honey bees, or "zombees," have now been spotted for the first time in New England, according to researchers at San Francisco State University. The University's web-based project, ZomBee Watch, reported the find today on its website,

Contact: Nan Broadbent
San Francisco State University

A toast to a middle-aged star!
Located far from Earth in the Southern night sky is the Toby Jug nebula, a cloud of pale gas surrounds a huge red giant star that has five times the mass of our sun! Although this star is millions of years younger than our sun, it's already in a much later stage of its life, giving us a clue to what will happen to our sun in the future.

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
Leiden University

Science for circus performers
A new partnership between Canada's National Circus School and the University of Montreal aims to inform and enhance research in kinesiology.

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
University of Montreal

Sponges recycle resources for the reef
For years, researchers have tried to explain how coral reef communities -- some of the most productive ecosystems in the world -- can thrive in waters that don't have any nutrients. Somehow, these diverse ecosystems can grow very well in the marine equivalents of a desert -- a mystery that has become known as "Darwin's Paradox."

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

Neurons that make us eat too much?
Researchers have found a circuit in the mouse brain that makes the rodents eat even when they aren't hungry. And the same brain circuit prevents the mice from eating when they are hungry, they say. This network of neurons involves a region of the brain called the lateral hypothalamus, or LH, which controls some behaviors, like eating, and the researchers suggest that it might lead to new treatments for eating disorders and obesity in humans.

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

The goddess of the hunt captures the prey
A new, extremely powerful space-camera combines the two extremes of astronomy: ancient mythology and modern technology. The camera, called "ArTeMiS," takes its name from ancient Greek mythology, but it's definitely futuristic in design, allowing to look at radio waves from space in more detail than ever before -- check out its first picture!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
Leiden University

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