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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
Leiden University

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
NASA/Johnson Space Center

The uphill challenge
Earthen, volcanic and snowy materials -- all of which can move quickly downhill -- do so at varying rates depending on composition, the geological features over which they flow, and weather. However, the benefit to building mathematical forecasting 'models' for how earthen materials are prone to move and where they might go post-volcano or during a particularly wet spring is that they can assist policymaking, urban planning, insurance risk assessment and most importantly public safety risk reduction.

Contact: Ivy F. Kupec
National Science Foundation

North Carolina team places first in Moody's Mega Math Challenge
Students from North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics tasted victory -- and a healthier school lunch -- on Monday, when the team of five high school seniors earned the top prize at the ninth annual Moody's Mega Math Challenge. The winning team prevailed over nearly 1,200 competing high schools and received $20,000 in scholarships for presenting the best answer to the question: can school lunches be nutritious, affordable, and delicious?

Contact: Karthika Muthukumaraswamy
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Frontiers for Young Minds launches at USA Science and Engineering Festival
Frontiers for Young Minds, the science education initiative where kids review articles by leading scientists, officially launches today at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Gozde Zorlu

Hidden diversity floating on top of the sea
Individual cells of the tiny ocean bacteria Prochlorococcus -- perhaps the most plentiful photosynthetic creature on Earth -- are more diverse from one cell to the next than previously thought, a new study in the April 25 issue of the journal Science reports.

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

'Condor Watch' enlists public to help save California condors
Lead poisoning is a major cause of death for California condors, an endangered species. Scientists think photos taken by motion-activated cameras at condor feeding sites could give them clues about how lead poisoning spreads. But they have too many photos to analyze by themselves and have launched a web site to get help from the public.

Contact: Daizaburo Shizuka
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

How to discover species (without killing them)
It's no surprise that newly discovered species (or even 'rediscovered' species that researchers had thought were extinct) often come from small, isolated populations. This fact means that these new species are already at risk -- but museums and private collectors can make these species' situation even worse, according to the authors of a Perspective article in this week's issue of Science.

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

Why you couldn't hide your spaceship in a nebula
You can't always believe what you see on TV; Star Trek, Star Wars and BattleStar: Galactica have all shown spaceships hiding inside thick, gassy nebulas in space. But this isn't quite realistic -- find out why.

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
Leiden University

Solving the mystery of massive star birth
Like people, stars are born, they grow old and they die. Small and medium-sized stars, we know, are born in enormous clouds of cold gas and cosmic dust known as nebulae. But what about the most massive stars? Scientists think they've found a clue to help us solve the mystery of massive star birth.

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
Leiden University

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