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16-Apr-2014
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
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-087-5121
Leiden University

12-Apr-2014
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
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-087-5121
Leiden University

10-Apr-2014
How flies escape the swatter
Anyone who's ever swatted at a fly knows how fast the small, winged insects can be. Now, a new study shows how flies are able to make such quick escapes -- and the way they do it is not what researchers had expected.

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

10-Apr-2014
Diamonds in the sky
Using the Very Large Telescope in Chile, astronomers have captured this priceless photograph of what looks remarkably like a diamond engagement ring! Take a look...

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

7-Apr-2014
Students quantify school lunch nutrition and taste in Moody's Mega Math Challenge
East Coast schools dominated the top entries in Moody's Mega Math Challenge, which this year required participants to provide viable solutions to issues faced by schools across the country that are struggling to implement new lunch guidelines mandated by the USDA. Teams from Delaware, Florida, Indiana, New Jersey, and North Carolina will compete for top prizes at the contest's final event on April 28.

Contact: Karthika Muthukumaraswamy
karthika@siam.org
267-350-6383
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

3-Apr-2014
Whales and butterflies: The migration effect
What do a 40-ton whale and near-weightless butterfly have in common? They both migrate every year, along with billions of other animals like ducks, turtles and moths. Now, a new study in the April 4 issue of the journal Science explains how important migration is to shaping ecosystems on Earth.

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

2-Apr-2014
Nature's nasty side
This beautiful new photograph from one of the European Southern Observatory's powerful telescopes in the Chilean desert shows a pair of galaxies slowly dancing around each other in space. But, like many things in nature, the large, glowing galaxy in the picture is beautiful, but dangerous -- a real 'galactic bully.'

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

31-Mar-2014
Rings around an asteroid
The rings of Saturn are one of the most spectacular sights in the sky. Less striking rings have also been found around all the other giant planets in our solar system -- Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. But despite many careful searches, no rings had been found around smaller objects in the solar system -- until now.

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

27-Mar-2014
UH offers 3 STEM camps this summer for area youth
From exploring the physics of rollercoasters to networking with astronauts, three STEM camps at the University of Houston offer a variety of opportunities this summer for students in grades five through eight. The camps are open for registration and filling up fast. All affiliated with UH's teachHOUSTON math and science teacher preparation program, the camps provide opportunities for hands-on experimentation, networking with STEM professionals, field trips and exposure to college life.

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

27-Mar-2014
The angular control of light
Scientists trying to control light have made progress, a new study in the March 28 issue of the journal Science reports.

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

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