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17-Sep-2007
3 nutritional cheers for Dr. Ceballos' new cassava
Scientists have discovered a new kind of cassava, also known as yucca that appears to be healthier and easier to digest than standard cassava varieties. The finding could be especially beneficial to people in poorer countries where the potato-like vegetable is eaten almost daily, they say. The finding appears in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

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

13-Sep-2007
Thousands of schoolchildren worldwide map night skies
Schoolchildren and others around the world will help scientists map light pollution in early October by looking for specific constellations and sharing their observations through the Internet. The Great World Wide Star Count is organized by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in conjunction with local planetariums and scientific societies.

Contact: David Hosansky
hosansky@ucar.edu
303-497-8611
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

13-Sep-2007
Searching by starlight for the universe's mysterious dark matter
The objects that we can see in the universe, from the smallest speck of sand to the largest planet, are made up of protons, electrons and neutrons. But, most of the universe's matter is "dark matter." We can't see it, because it doesn't interact with light, and we don't even know what kind of particles it's made up of. Now, researchers think they know a way to learn more about this mysterious type of matter.

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

11-Sep-2007
Innovative science program for girls marks 25th anniversary with free public talk Oct. 9
Tamar Coles was fascinated with science as a little girl, but it was the Academy of Natural Sciences that inspired her to turn her curiosity into a career.

Contact: Carolyn Belardo
belardo@ansp.org
215-299-1043
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

6-Sep-2007
Higher social skills are distinctly human, toddler and ape study reveals
You may wonder about your younger sibling's social abilities, but new research reveals that while they may sometimes act ape-like, they are really showing their higher social skills by the time they are 18-months-old.

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

6-Sep-2007
Water pollution threatens Shamu's wild brothers and sisters
Water pollution may continue to threaten orcas like the famous killer whales that play Shamu at marine entertainment parks for up to 60 more years, despite declining pollution levels.

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

5-Sep-2007
American Chemical Society celebrates the 20th year of National Chemistry Week
This year's National Chemistry Week, Oct. 21-27, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the nationwide event with the theme of "The Many Faces of Chemistry."

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

30-Aug-2007
Some early urban cities grew from the outside-in
Rising out of a field in northeastern Syria is an archaeological site that tells a slightly different story about the evolution of early urban centers from what researchers have previously believed. The city grew with an unusual "outside-in" growth pattern, according to a study in Science.

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

23-Aug-2007
Dark side of Uranus' rings provides new view
The first images of the rings of the planet Uranus from a ground telescope show a system of rings that have changed since the first pictures were taken 20 years ago, a new report states.

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

20-Aug-2007
Team USA takes the prize at the International Linguistics Olympiad in St. Petersburg, Russia
Six American high-school students took the top honors in the 2007 International Linguistics Olympiad in St. Petersburg, Russia earlier this month. This year was the first time a delegation represented the United States at the annual competition. Their victory brings a new focus on computational linguistics.

Contact: Dana W. Cruikshank
dcruiksh@nsf.gov
703-292-8070
National Science Foundation

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