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18-Jun-2007
Academy marks 10th anniversary of summer science college internship program
Summer for some college students means waitressing at the beach or caddying at the local golf course. But for eight lucky undergraduate students at the Academy of Natural Sciences this summer, it means examining the guts of fish for PCBs, studying Devonian fossils to understand ancient life histories and developing an Internet-accessible identification guide to help homeowners identify insect pests in lawns from those that are merely a nuisance.

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

14-Jun-2007
Arctic plants, frequent flyers?
If the climate gets too warm or cold, an animal can walk, fly or swim to a more comfortable habitat. But what about a plant?

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

7-Jun-2007
Changes in logging changes life in Central Africa
Central Africa is known for its dense forests that are some of the most pristine on the planet. They are home to an amazing array of wildlife and even pygmies. But life in this remote area is changing, and not for the better.

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

7-Jun-2007
Researchers offer free solar monitors to classrooms to encourage worldwide interest in science
Stanford University researchers are giving away easy-to-use instruments that monitor the sun's impact on the earth. The goal is to encourage underprivileged students here and in developing countries to get involved in science.

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

4-Jun-2007
Highland hazards
There are dangers lurking in the highlands of western Norway. Towering over beautiful fjords is a 600-meter long crack in a steep mountainside. The crack worries researchers, not least in the tourist village of Geiranger.

Contact: Knut van der Wel
kw@rcn.no
47-220-37353
The Research Council of Norway

31-May-2007
International solar house competition helps students see the light
College students in 20 sites around the world are in a heated competition to develop new technology or to apply existing technology in new ways as part of an ongoing global competition to build the planet's best solar house.

Contact: M.B. Reilly
mary-bridget.reilly@uc.edu
513-556-1824
University of Cincinnati

31-May-2007
UD students explore careers in cancer genetics
Cancer casts a shadow of fear over many families. The disease will take the lives of a half-million Americans this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Students at the University of Delaware are preparing for careers in cancer genetics through unique internships at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center in Newark, Del., as well as hands-on laboratory research at UD.

Contact: Tracey Bryant
tbryant@udel.edu
302-831-8185
University of Delaware

31-May-2007
Walking lessons from orangutans
In the typical picture of human evolution, a gorilla- or chimp-like ape, dragging its knuckles on the ground, gradually straightens up and turns into a modern human standing on two legs.

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

24-May-2007
The amazing baby brain
If you were watching television with the sound turned off, do you think you could tell what language the actors were speaking in? Babies can, according to new research. At least, they can tell whether a face is speaking their native language or a foreign language.

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

21-May-2007
Paradise for fossil hunters
Svalbard, also known as Spitsbergen, is a paradise for fossil hunters. Numerous footprints and tracks have been discovered in recent years. Last autumn, scientists found the first complete skeleton of one of the largest carnivores ever to walk the earth!

Contact: Knut van der Wel
kw@rcn.no
47-220-37353
The Research Council of Norway

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