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US Department of Energy kicks off 18th National Science Bowl
Regional competition began this weekend in the US Department of Energy's 18th Annual National Science Bowl, as students in Maryland and Michigan kicked off this year's pursuit of coveted spots in the national finals.

Contact: Matt Simmons
DOE/US Department of Energy

More nutritious corn for kids around the world
New research may help plant breeders develop corn (known as maize in many parts of the world), with higher levels of an important nutrient. The body uses this nutrient to make vitamin A, which is very important for staying healthy. Vitamin A deficiency causes eye disease in 40 million children each year and places 140 to 250 million at risk for a variety of health disorders, according to study author Carlos Harjes of Cornell University and his colleagues.

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

Mission to Mars: Grade schoolers tackle the red planet at UH
Tackling Mars with homemade rovers, Houston-area grade schoolers will land on the University of Houston campus Saturday, Jan. 26 at the annual Mars Rover Model Celebration and Exhibition. Students in grades three through eight who've built vehicles to withstand and explore the surface of the Red Planet will showcase their models in a competition noon to 5:30 p.m. More than 60 Mars rover models will be presented at this public event.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

The secret jungles of ancient France
Ah, Paris. Land of the Eiffel Tower, delicious French bread and... tropical rainforests? Sacrebleu! It seems unlikely, but scientists have discovered evidence that France may have been a hot, wet tropical rainforest 55 million years ago.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

NanoBowl deadline extended
Science students at all levels are invited to explain physics through football.

Contact: James Riordon
American Physical Society

China and US high school students to explore Mars together at ASU
In the first-ever program of its kind, joint teams of US and Chinese high school students will start exploring Mars first hand at Arizona State University. Beginning Jan. 27 and running for nine days, 16 students drawn from all over China will meet with eight equally skilled students from Nogales (Ariz.) High School. Together, the space-minded students will take part in the China Youth Space Academy at ASU's Mars Space Flight Facility.

Contact: Robert Burnham
Arizona State University

Elephants, giraffes and the ants in their plants
Nobody wants to see the elephants, giraffes and other grazing animals disappear from the eastern African savanna, but it's not just people who would miss them. Researchers have discovered that many of the ants and trees that share the mammals' turf would suffer, too.

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

Nobel Laureate to explain 'Science of Cold' to middle schoolers
Nobel Laureate William D. Phillips will speak about the science of cold temperatures at 10 a.m. on Jan. 9, 2008, to approximately 800 students at Parkland Magnet Middle School for Aerospace Technology in Rockville, Md. The event, which will include live demonstrations, will coincide with the premiere of a two-part national public television science program called "Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold."

Contact: Ben Stein
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Good news about bad breath: Sweet magnolia stops the stink
The battle against bad breath has a new weapon. Mints with bark from the "sweet magnolia" tree may stop the stink better than any breath mint or gum out now, scientists say.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

NJIT professors plan science Olympiad with robots, electric cars, monoplanes
Constructing an electric car, building a robot, and launching monoplane gliders will number among the two dozen exciting opportunities for more than 500 New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the upcoming New Jersey Science Olympiad at NJIT.

Contact: Sheryl Weinstein
New Jersey Institute of Technology

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