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13-Feb-2014
CU-Boulder invites teachers, kids to be part of space station ant experiments
Want to compare a kid's experiment on ant behavior you can easily conduct on Earth to a similar one on the International Space Station, which is whipping around in weightlessness 200 miles over our heads at a mind-blowing 17,000 miles per hour? Well, here's your chance.

Contact: Stefanie Countryman
Countrym@colorado.edu
303-735-5308
University of Colorado at Boulder

13-Feb-2014
Crazy ants cover themselves in chemicals
The United States Gulf Coast is being overrun by tawny crazy ants. The invasive ant species arrived from South America in the early 2000s and immediately began replacing colonies of fire ants, which had dominated the region since the 1930s. Now, researchers show that these tawny crazy ants have a unique chemical defense that allows them to best the fire ants in battle.

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

6-Feb-2014
2013 Visualization Challenge winners announced
Art and science have always gone hand-in-hand. So, for the past 11 years, the journal Science and the US National Science Foundation have sponsored the International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, which honors 18 groups or individuals who use visual media -- photography, video, illustration, posters, games, etc. -- to promote science.

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

5-Feb-2014
Math contest adds up to prizes, encourages STEM involvement
Hundreds of math-savvy teens will compete Saturday, Feb. 8, during the ninth annual University of Houston Mathematics Contest. The event is free to participants and open to students through grade 12. The organizers expect a turn out of 600 contestants from nearly 50 schools to test their mettle in math and vie for awards and prizes.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

5-Feb-2014
The asteroid with a heart of stone
Asteroids are awkward to photograph. But understanding what asteroids are made from will help us find out how our planet and solar system were made. Studying them can even keep us safe -- knowing where asteroids are and how they are moving means we'll know if one is on a crash-course with Earth! Now astronomers have a new trick to learn about them.

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

30-Jan-2014
Chemical tricks in new hosts expand pathogen variety
A pathogen that has spent generations living comfortably in one host can leap to and successfully inhabit an entirely different one, and now a new report suggests the chemical changes it makes in the new host allow it to make this jump.

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

24-Jan-2014
Through the looking glass
The VST is a very special class of telescope, capable of take amazingly panoramic pictures of the night sky. See this stunning section of our galaxy -- the gigantic Lagoon Nebula.

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

24-Jan-2014
Sleeping beauty wakes up from a deep-space slumber
Five-hundred million miles away, as it hurtles through space in the darkest reaches of our solar system, an alarm clock goes off. It wakes a small spacecraft from its two-and-a-half-year slumber. This little spacecraft is called Rosetta.

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

23-Jan-2014
Nothing sees color like the mantis shrimp
Most mammals have two types of photoreceptors -- cells that convert light into electrical signals -- in their eyes. Humans and many other primates have three. Some birds and reptiles have four. Certain butterflies can even have six. But a crustacean, known as the mantis shrimp, which lives among colorful coral reefs, has 12 different types of photoreceptors in their eyes -- and researchers haven't understood why until now.

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

22-Jan-2014
Hundreds of Mars rover models to buzz around UH campus Jan. 25
Nearly 200 Mars rover models created by elementary and middle school students will arrive at the University of Houston Saturday, Jan. 25, at the 12th annual Mars Rover Model Celebration and Competition. The event hosts hundreds of contestants dressed up in their finest Martian and rocket scientist gear and is free for the public to attend. The contest offers hands-on projects that provide very true-to-life results, encouraging children to take learning beyond the textbook.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

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