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1-Nov-2007
American Chemical Society debuts Bytesize Science -- a new podcast for young listeners
The American Chemical Society Office of Communications has launched the kid and teen-friendly Bytesize Science, a science podcast that aims to entertain as much as it educates.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society

1-Nov-2007
They don't fly, they aren't lemurs, but colugos are our closest relative
Researchers have determined that colugos are the closest relative to primates, according to a Science research article. Humans belong to the biological order of primates along with apes, monkeys and lemurs. Knowing who we are related to allows researchers the opportunity to study how we primates evolved from our nearest relative.

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

30-Oct-2007
The tummy talks: why some people love chocolate
If you love chocolate, then you might blame your stomach. Scientists in Switzerland have discovered that people who crave chocolate have different stomach bacteria than those who don't like chocolate. Their study provides new insights into food cravings that may lead to healthier dietary guidelines that are customized to one's individual needs, the researchers say.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society

25-Oct-2007
YouTube video 'Planet Bob' uses humor to magnify focus on biodiversity
"Planet Bob," a joint video production from Arizona State University's International Institute for Species Exploration and Media Alchemy Inc., uses live action, state-of-the-art animation, and the vocal talents of venerable TV host Hugh Downs and others, to present the mysterious, exciting -- and surprisingly funny -- side of taxonomy.

Contact: Carol Hughes
carol.hughes@asu.edu
480-965-6375
Arizona State University

25-Oct-2007
Neanderthals may have been redheads
Some Neanderthals -- relatives to modern humans, who lived in Europe and Central Asia approximately 230,000 to 30,000 years ago -- may have had genetic variations that hypothetically could have produced pale skin and red hair, a European research team has found.

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

24-Oct-2007
SolarFox hits the halfway stage
A team of staff and students from UCL (University College London) are competing in one of the world's toughest engineering tests -- the Panasonic World Solar Challenge. The biennial event sees teams build their own solar-powered cars and then race them over a gruelling 3000km course from Darwin to Adelaide.

Contact: Dave Weston
d.weston@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-767-97678
University College London

18-Oct-2007
Online underwater classrooms
When Project SeaCAMEL's team of four aquanauts dives down to the Aquarius Undersea Laboratory off Key Largo for three days next month, the world will be able to join them live online. From Nov. 12-14, students and ocean enthusiasts can be part of the aquanautics scientific explorations, as they conduct a series of coral reef experiments on the cutting edge of marine science.

Contact: Phil Renaud
prenaud@livingoceansfoundation.org
301-577-1288
Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation

18-Oct-2007
A mutation in a dog gene opens new research into the defensin protein
Researchers who were trying to find the mutated gene that controls coat color in dogs now report that they found the gene, and have also discovered that it has an unexpected additional role. The gene also sends a signal to a member of a protein family that is responsible for defending the body against infection. The proteins are called defensins, because their job is to defend the body.

Contact: SciPak
sciapk@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

16-Oct-2007
College students take to the skies to teach science to children
Before takeoff, it could have looked like a daunting challenge for anyone who preferred the big jets over the “puddle jumpers.” But once they climbed aboard with the pilots of the 974th chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association, a group of 17 University of Cincinnati students majoring in early childhood education would learn a lesson that would be hard to forget.

Contact: Dawn Fuller
dawn.fuller@uc.edu
513-556-1823
University of Cincinnati

11-Oct-2007
A hair-raising discovery about 'hairy roots'
With the help of special bacteria, scientists are giving plants mutant roots -- called "hairy roots" -- that may may become natural factories that churn out fuels, food flavorings and even medicine.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society

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